Community Calendar


Alcoholics Anonymous – Call for locations/times:  815-227-4633 or 815-968-0333.

All Species Fishing Club – Rock Valley Anglers. For upcoming events, visit or email

Atwood Environmental Center – 2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford. Now open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with feeding time for Birds of Prey at 1 p.m..  815-874-7576.

Burpee Museum of Natural History – 737 N. Main St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Woodward Exhibit Hall, admission 42 members, $4 public plus general Museum admission.Admission: $ 4-12, free for children younger than 4 and members; additional fee for traveling exhibits.  815-965-3433.

Camp Grant Museum – 1004 Samuelson Road. Open Tues-Fri 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.–1 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed Mondays. Military Camp from 1918 to 1948 in Rockford. Group Special hours available &  tour with lecture. Restaurant on premises, make a day of it. Check out website & Facebook Camp Grant Museum. 815-395-0679

Cherry Valley Public Library District – 755 E. State St., Cherry Valley. Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. (Sept.-May) 815-332-5161.

Discovery Center Museum – 711 N. Main St. Hours: Sun.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: $8 public, free for members. Children 1 and under are also free. 815-963-6769.

Ethnic Heritage Museum – 1129 S. Main St. Sun., 2-4 p.m. Admission $5 adults, $3 student, $10 family.  815-962-7402. Celebrating 100 Years of Booker Washington Community Center exhibit will be on display every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. until September. Bring your family to view this amazing exhibit and relive its unique history. This exhibit is perfect for students.

Healing Pathways Cancer Resource Center – 3921 East State St., Rockford. Classes in yoga, strength training, Qigong, and support groups.  815-977-4123 or

Mandalay Lounge – 200 N. Church St. Open mic night Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Amateur night on Thursdays

Memorial Hall – 211 N. Main St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-Fri., or by appointment.  815-969-1999.

Midway Village – 6799 Guilford Road. Open Tuesday-Friday (May-August) 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Monday.  815-397-9112.

Narcotics Anonymous – Call the 24-hour local Helpline for specific locations/times in Rockford and northern Illinois, including Beloit, WI, or to speak with a recovering addict. 815-964-5959.

NAR-ANON Family Group – For Family and Friends of addicts. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at One Spirit Center, 1801 Charles St. For more information call 815-668-6983 or visit

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – 1354 N. Second St. Open Tues.-Sat. (closed Mon.): hours vary, check website or call. Admission: $6 resident, $8 non-resident, free for children 4 and younger. Water features, seating areas and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting. Changing seasonal floral displays, special events, educational programs, workshops, lecture series. Rentals of meeting/event room available. Gift shop. Info: or 815-987-8800.

Open Doors – Court Street United Methodist Church Chapel, 215 N. Court St. 12:30-1 p.m. Every Wed. Enter north end. Info: 815-962-6061.

Pine Tree Pistol Club – 5454 11th St. Info about club & classes: 815-874-7399.

Rock Hollow Hunt Club – Bingo and pull-tabs the last Tuesday of every month at Rock Hollow Hunt Club, 1931 IL Route 75 East in Freeport. Buy cards beginning at 6:30 p.m. games start at 7. Benefits the US Sportsmen’s Youth Foundation.

Rockford Park District – Various programs available throughout the year. Program Guides now available at Customer Service locations. Info: 815-987-8800 or

Rockford Public Library Hours – Main Library, 215 N. Wyman St.: Sunday CLOSED, Mon.-Thurs. 12-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; East Branch, 6685 E. State St. (New Hours): Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday CLOSED; Montague Branch, 1238 S. Winnebago St.: Monday CLOSED, Tues.-Thurs. 12-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.‑Sun. CLOSED; Rock River Branch, 3128 11th St.: Monday CLOSED, Tues.-Thurs. 12-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.-Sun. CLOSED; Rockton Centre Branch, 3112 N. Rockton Ave. (New Hours): Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.-Sun. CLOSED; Main Library Used Book Shop, 215 N. Wyman St.: Monday-Thursday 12–6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: CLOSED; East Branch Used Book Shop, 6685 E. State St.: Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sunday CLOSED

Spiritualist Chapel in the Woods – 8002 Service Rd., Cherry Valley, IL. Sunday Lyceum at 10:00 a.m., Service at 11:00 a.m.

Support Groups/Youth Drop-in Hours – Diversity of Rockford, 117 S. Third St. Free. Weekly. Call for specific meetings/dates/info: 815-964-2639.

Tinker Swiss Cottage – 411 Kent St. Tours 1 and 3 p.m., Tues.-Sun. 815-964-2424.

Womanspace – 3333 Maria Linden Drive. Yoga every Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. $40/four classes or $12/class. Basic Hatha Yoga. Other activities throughout the year. Info: 815-877-0118.

Registration for Classes at The Arc – The Arc of  Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties, 1222 E. State St. First Quarter 2015 Program Schedule is out. Info: 815-965-3455.

Rockford Area Coin Club – Meets on the third Thursday of each month at the North Suburban Women’s Club at 6 p.m. 6320 N. Second St. in Loves Park.

Ostende Dance Club looking for Couples who Love to Dance – Rockford’s oldest ballroom dance club invites couples to join the 2016-17 dance season. Ostende Dance Club hosts seven ballroom dances from Oct.-May. Yearly fee is $90 per couple. Info: 815-519-3330.

Registration for “Putting Wellness to Work” – University of Illinois Extension, Boone County, 205 Cadillac Court, Unit 3, Belvidere. Date: Your choice. Lessons on practical skills to help workers live healthy lives. Call Judy Hodge, Program Coordinator, at 815-544-3710 or to schedule lessons.

Salvage Too, Rockford’s ReUse Center – Opening Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Complete sets of windows and many doors. Door and window prices begin at $10. Most casements are $30 & $35. Also, much reclaimed lumber and building materials from deconstruction projects. Info: 815-963-6236.

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2715 S. Main St. Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $6 adults, $3 seniors & students, children younger than 3 and Klehm members, free. Donation Day is first Tuesday of each month. Admission free, donations of any amount welcome. Call 815-965-8146 or visit for more information.

Rock Valley College Pitching Instruction – Fusion Sports Complex, 7135 Clinton Road, Loves Park. By pitching coach Zac  Wolf. Info: 815-481-1757 or

Freeport Downtown Development Foundation –  Looking for volunteers who are interested in leading a downtown event this year. Info: or 815-232-9000.

Recycling – Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Recycling Centers. 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday. 815-637-1343

Wednesday, May 4

79th annual Spring Card Party – St. James Church, Rockford, Altar and Rosary Society is hosting the 79th annual Spring Card Party from 7-9:30 p.m. $8 per person. Desserts and drinks available. Tons of door prizes and raffles. Bring your own card or board games, everyone welcome! Enter at Beauvais Center at 428 N. 2nd St. Any questions, call Angie Cash (815)395-9738

Rock Valley Anglers meeting – The Illinois Rock Valley Anglers will be meeting at Hoffman House, 7550 E. State St., in the Banquet Room at 6:30 p.m. Join us in welcoming Patrick Morack of Moracktion Guide Servce! Patrick will give us the skinny on Wolf River walleye, smallmouth, and white bass. Come check out the club, meet the crew, and hear a great presentation. Guests are always welcome! Member Raffle: Pair of Guidesman XL Zero Gravity Lounge Chairs

Thursday, May 5

National Day of Prayer – The evening prayer gathering will be held at The House of Joy, 4241 Pepper Dr., from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Borders, Sashings and More – Sinnissippi Quilter’s trunk show with discussion on how to add interest to your blocks and by your choice of borders and sashings. Come prepared to take home some ideas for your next quilt or bring finished blocks to discuss alternate sashing/border ideas. Lectures at 1 & 7 p.m. at Bethesda Covenant Church, 201O E. State Street.  Visitor fee is $10, free for members.

Shelter Care Ministries’ Annual Spring Luncheon – Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie St.. from 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m.   Tickets are $40 per person or tables of eight for $320.The featured speaker is Fr. James Cardone, founder of Shelter Care Ministries and past rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. As a result of his collaborative efforts with other social service agencies and his determination, Shelter Care Ministries and the Jubilee Center emerged and along with MAYA’S House flourish  successfully today. In addition to a delicious lunch, the festivities will include a program to inspire and entertain and the ever popular Spring MarketPlace featuring hanging baskets, jams and relishes, gourmet granola, and spring décor just in time for your Mother’s Day gift giving. For more information about Shelter Care’s programs or to volunteer, contact Leigh Kuyper at 815-708-2650 or

Friday, May 6

Wine Tasting to benefit Rockford MELD – Being held at Artale Wine Company, 6876 Spring Creek Rd., from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $15 per person at the door, no reservations needed. Enjoy over 40 different select wines from Artale Wine Company.  Proceeds from the Wine Tasting will benefit MELD programs and services for young moms, dads and their children in our community.

Autumn Paths – This Sinnissippi Quilter’s class teaches the following techniques: color theory, how to sew braids, partial seams, and flat fold piping. This project can be done in a wide variety of color schemes, so pick your favorite focus fabric and have fun. Full day workshop going from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in a conference room at Swedish American Heart Hospital (Charles Street entrance, follow the signs once you enter the building). Cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Call 815-979-3374 for registration.

Saturday, May 7

Ladies Day Out – Ladies are you ready to have some fun? This is a day you will never forget. Ladies Day Out is fun, pampering, shopping therapy, relaxing event that features Shopping, Beauty Products, Door Prizes, and so much more. Ladies Day Out is at the downtown Lena, IL parking lots from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you’re looking for the perfect graduation, birthday or Mother’s Day gift, this is the place! Shop ‘til you drop from over 70 local vendors. We will be hosting a food drive, $100 grand prize raffle and more at Ladies Day Out. As always, admission is free and is open to the public! Now that is an amazing deal for some fun and new connections so stop by and support your local businesses. This event is for everyone, including the gentlemen and kids.

Proceeds from our annual raffle will benefit the Lena Area Church Cooperative. Make sure you grab a ticket or three! The raffle is the perfect way to help the less fortune in our community, all the while giving yourself a chance to win some incredible prizes! There is something for everyone!

Downtown Dash 5K Run/Walk – Takes place in Beloit, Wisconsin. 10 a.m.-noon. Adults $20; children/students $10. Registration available at

Fractured Piecing – Sinnissippi Quilter’s workhop focusing on using freezer paper templates to sew straight seams that have very little matching. It can be done with either my “Fractured Leaves” pattern or “Double Trouble” pattern. Full day workshop going from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in a conference room at Swedish American Heart Hospital (Charles Street entrance, follow the signs once you enter the building). Cost is $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Call 815-979-3374 for registration.

Tuesday, May 10

Adoption Information Meetings – Children’s Home + Aid, 910 2nd Ave., from 3:30-5 p.m. This is an opportunity for anyone seeking to create or expand their family through Domestic Infant or International Adoption to get information on the adoption process. The experienced staff at Children’s Home + Aid will explain the process and answer questions that attendees may have. Reservations can be made by calling 815-962-1043 ext. 2107 but walk-ins are also welcome. There is no cost for this event.

Voting Issues: The Impact of Laws on Elections – Stacey Bixby and Margie Mullins to speak on Election Laws. The new Election Code brings changes to voter registration. Legislative modifications to voting rules could have a big impact on future elections. Stacey Bixby, the newly appointed Executive Director of the City of Rockford Board of Elections and Winnebago County Clerk Margie Mullins are the featured speakers at the next League of Women Voters event. The public is invited to learn more about how changing laws may impact our elections. Additionally, information on how to become a Deputy Voter Registrar will be available. Begins at 6 p.m. at  YWCA, 4990 East State Street. The program is free and open to the public. This program is sponsored by the Voter Services Committee of the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford.

Wednesday, May 11

Tipsy History: Brewing from the 1800s to Today – Midway Village Museum, 6:30–8:30 p.m. The museum will present this program in two parts. Part I: The first part of the program is Sara Pfannkuche, a home-brewer and Midway Village historic interpreter, presenting on how and why women in the 19th century commonly brewed beer for the health of their family. In order to stay healthy, most people believed that they could make the water safer by “brewing” it into beer or wine. Open fire brewing (or cooking on the stove) was a typical chore for women during this time. Sara will perform a live demonstration on how open fire brewing occurs, showcasing the ingredients used and the process by actually cooking up the first-stage of beer production which is called wort. Part II: The second half of the program will be a presentation by Prairie Street Brewhouse. Discover the beginnings of one of the first breweries in the nation, with Jonathan Peacock starting the Rockford Brewery in 1849, grinding malt in a hand-turned coffee mill, brewing mash in a bathtub, and delivering ale in his wheelbarrow. By 1857, he was successful enough to open the Brewhouse and Bottling Plant, which evenly grew to producing 75,000 barrels a year and completing with brewing capitols such as Milwaukee. Prairie Street Brewhouse will explore this history, show many brewing artifacts from the 1800s and 1900s, and at the conclusion, visitors will sample several of their unique brews. Tickets are $8 for adult, $6 for Museum member. Beer samples are included free with your ticket price. Participants must be 21 years old and over. Tickets must have been pre-purchased.

Thursday, May 12

Dairy Queen Cruise Night / Roscoe Community Blood Drive – Dairy Queen, 5482 Elevator Road, in Roscoe 3-7 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, call RRVBC toll-free at 1-877-RRVBC-99. Or visit to self-schedule. You should be eligible to donate blood, if you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health.

Coleman Dells and Severson Dells Nature Preserve Field Trip – The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will host a field trip to the Coleman Dells and Severson Dells Nature Preserve from 9:15-2:30 p.m.. Attendees should meet at the Staples parking lot, 1722-1724 South West Ave., Freeport, by 9:15 a.m. for carpooling. Attendees should bring binoculars, a sack lunch, dress appropriately for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes for the moderate to difficult hiking conditions. Sign-ups are required by May 6. Those interested should call Chris Kruger at 815-238-9259. For more information, visit

Free grant writing seminar – Pinecrest Community,  in cooperation with the Mt. Morris-based nonprofit Rural Community Pavilion, Inc. will host a panel of experts presenting “Let’s Take It Step By Step,” a free grant writing seminar. The seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1p.m. at the Grove Community Center, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris. This seminar is a sequel to “Cracking the Code,” offered in November 2015 at Pinecrest. The public is invited. RSVP to Linda Straith, (779) 771-4591, or email your response to RSVP is required. More information is available on the Current Events Tab at and on the Upcoming Event (s) link at

Friday, May 13

Encounters with the Dead – Hope and Anchor 5040 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come celebrate Friday the 13th – Haunted Rockford Style! Historian and paranormal enthusiast, Kathi Kresol will share stories of local ghastly crimes she has researched and some ghostly encounters she has experienced firsthand. This will be located in the upstairs room of Hope and Anchor Tavern.  Food and beverages will be available for an additional fee. Kathi will also be selling copies of her book, “Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois.” The price for this event is $15 and does not include any food or beverages. Tickets at

Saturday, May 14

Harmony-Sveas Soner Mens’ Singing Society Fundraiser – Craft / Vendor / Bake Sale / Silent Auction. Open to Public. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at 1104 15th Ave. Crafters and Vendors wanted, 10×10 space for $35. For information contact Sandy at 815-988-9435 or

Rockford Evening Lions Club presents Doc’s Day Car Show – Event will feature music by Car Tunes, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, participant voting and dash plaques to first 100 entries. Awards for Top 30, Center’s Choice, and Best of Classes. Proceeds to benefit Lions Club International Foundation programs and the Center for Sight & Hearing. Will take place at the Center for Sight & Hearing, 8038 MacIntosh Ln., from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. rain or shine. Registration from 8 a.m.-noon. Salute to Flag at noon, ballots issued & voting from noon-1 p.m. Pre-registration fee of $12 until May 9, $15 day of show. For more information contact Jack Cadwell at 815-494-0018.

Paranormal Tour of the Midway Village Museum – Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road. 7-9 p.m. Haunted Rockford is very excited to return to this amazing location!  We will be led through the village by guides and Kathi Kresol will share the history of the buildings.  Psychics Paul Smith and Sara Bowker will join us to give their impressions of the spirits that might linger. The cost of this program will be $20 per person in advance and $25 at the event. Tickets available at

Perennial Plant Sale – 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Bethesda Covenant Church Parking Lot, 2101 E. State St.

Celebration of World Fair Trade Day – In Celebration of World Fair Trade Day, beginning at 1 p.m. in the JustGoods Fair Trade Store, 201 Seventh Street, a speaker from Sandpiper Imports, a fair trade company that brings in beautiful handcrafted jewelry from Bali, Indonesia, will make a presentation and display items made by fair trade artisans from Indonesia. Program is free and open to the public.

Bird Festival – The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will host their annual Bird Festival at the Silver Creek Biodiversity Preserve, open from 8-11 a.m. The preserve is located approximately two miles south of Leaf River. The parking area is off of Leaf River Road (S. Main Street in Leaf River becomes Leaf River Road). There will be guided tours on the hour at 8, 9, and 10 a.m. Free “Illinois Birds” pocket guides will be distributed while supplies last. There will be chairs, a restroom, beverages, and snacks.  Families and children are all welcome.  If weather is questionable, call Mary Blackmore at 815-938-3204. For more information, visit

Veterans Fair – Blackhawk Technical College will connect area veterans and their families to a wide variety of services when it plays host to its Veterans Resource Fair from 9 a.m.-noon in the Commons of the BTC Central Campus located at 6004 S. County Road G in Janesville. Almost 60 organizations and businesses have agreed to appear at the Fair and offer information on financial, legal, educational, legal, and mental and physical health services that veterans and family members can take advantage of. The event is free and open to the public. Data Dimensions of Janesville is a corporate sponsor of the event. Door prizes will be raffled and each veteran will receive a free raffle ticket upon admission. Janesville’s WJJO-FM will be doing a live remote from the Fair.

Sunday, May 15

Ethnic Heritage Museum celebrates 100 Years of Booker Washington Community Center – The African American Gallery of the Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., will host a special theatrical program at 3 p.m. to celebrate the accomplishments of Booker T. Washington Community Center. Admission to the Museum is $5 individual, $3 student or $10 for families, or free to members. Tours can be arranged by contacting the museum at 815/962-7402. For more information visit or email The museum is handicap accessible.

Thursday, May 19

Prairie Plants Close-Up: The Hidden World of Flowers and Fruits – Wild Ones Rock River Valley Chapter program at Rock Valley College in the Physical Education Center PEC 0110 (lower level), 3301 North Mulford Road at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public. Come early and browse the library, merchandise and refreshment displays. For further information, call (815) 332.3343, or visit

Saturday, May 21

Paranormal Tour of the Victorian Garden Bed and Breakfast – Victorian Garden Bed and Breakfast, 1720 16th Street, Monroe, WI. 7-9 p.m. Join Kathi Kresol on the first ever event at this very active haunted location.  Ghost Head Soup members, Dean Thompson and Laura Redmond will join the Haunted Rockford Crew for this very special event.  Dean and Laura will share results from the investigation and owners Tia and Tony will tell of their ghostly experiences in this house built in the 1890s. Victorian Garden is a working Inn so you may book a room and spend the night after the tour – if you dare!  (Please Note: the owners do own pets so there may be an allergy risk- the pets will not be present in the areas of the Inn that we will be touring.) The price for this event will be $20 and must be paid in advance.  To register for this event online, you must pay via PayPal at the time of registration To make other arrangements to pay in advance, call Kathi Kresol: (815)871-4239. Room Reservations: 608-328-1720. Visit Victorian Garden Website:

Candlewick Lake annual Spring Community-Wide Garage Sale – The Candlewick Lake Association (CWL) is hosting its annual spring community-wide garage sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CWL invites the public into their gated community to take part in this event. The garage sale event gives individuals who normally do not have access to the lake area to view the property and obtain information about the community’s resources, which also feature a community recreation center, swimming pool, health club, several parks, golf course and restaurants.Residents of Candlewick who wish to participate in the annual Garage Sale may sign-up with the management association before Friday, May 13. As many as 100 homes are participating in the garage sale offering everything from used household items to fishing boats, vehicles and more. Maps of the community and which homes are hosting sales will be available. Public rest rooms for visitors are available at the Recreation Center, Savannah Oaks Golf Course, and Friendship Park. For more information, visit Candlewick’s official website at The Candlewick Lake Association is located at 13400 Hwy 76, Poplar Grove.

Sunday, May 22

Byron Forest Preserve Butterfly Lecture – This presentation was originally scheduled for last February 14, but was cancelled due to a snow storm.  Dr. Michael Jeffords, recently retired entomologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey and Susan Post, Biological Control Specialist for the Illinois Natural History Survey, will share their knowledge and passion for the butterflies found in our gardens and rare natural areas of our state, as well as breathtaking photographs that they have captured of the many butterflies that call Illinois home.  They will also speak about what it takes to prepare a field guide and will have copies of their book A Filed Guide to Illinois Butterflies for sale. This free program will be starting at 2 p.m. at the Jarrett Prairie Center Museum, 7993 N River Rd., in Byron. For more information contact the Byron Forest Preserve District at 815 234-8535 extension 200 or visit their website at

Thursday, June 2

Sinnissippi Quilters’ Lecture Program – Curators from the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts in Cedarburg, Wisconsin will show vintage quilts and coverlets and share their stories with us. Highlights from the Collection lectures will be held at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Bethesda Covenant Church, 2010 E. State Street. Lecture is free for members, $10 for visitors.

Saturday, June 11

Special Event History and Mystery – Tour of two Beloit Locations. Lincoln Center, 845 Hackett Street, Beloit, WI. 7-10 p.m. Two Brand New Locations! This exciting event is a collaboration between Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events, the Beloit Historical Society, and the  Society for Anomalous Studies.  We will begin this unique event at the Lincoln Center (845 Hackett Street Beloit, Wisconsin 53511).  The team from the Society for Anomalous Studies will present the evidence they gathered from a Paranormal Investigation at the Hanchett-Bartlett Homestead. Afterwards, there will be time to explore the Lincoln Center before we head to the second location. The price for this event is $40 and must be paid in advance at To make other arrangements to pay in advance, call Kathi Kresol: (815)871-4239.

Tuesday, June 14

Adoption Information Meetings – Children’s Home + Aid, 910 2nd Ave., from 3:30-5 p.m. This is an opportunity for anyone seeking to create or expand their family through Domestic Infant or International Adoption to get information on the adoption process. The experienced staff at Children’s Home + Aid will explain the process and answer questions that attendees may have. Reservations can be made by calling 815-962-1043 ext. 2107 but walk-ins are also welcome. There is no cost for this event.

Thursday, June 16

Bad Pants 9 Hole Golf Scramble – RAMP’s 7th Annual Bad Pants 9 Hole Golf Scramble will be at Timber Pointe Golf Course, 5750 Woodstock Road, in Poplar Grove. Registration is at 2 p.m., shotgun start at 3 p.m. with dinner provided by Famous Dave’s. With contest holes, on-course drink tastings and a silent auction too, there is never a dull moment. Collared shirts are required and bad pants are recommended – there will be individual and team prizes awarded for the best bad pants. Event will have contest holes, drink and food tasting holes, chair massages at the clubhouse and much more. There are sponsorship levels available that include foursomes. Print registration and sponsorship info available at Call815-968-7467 to register your foursome today, cost is $240. Visit for more information.

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