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Children’s Holiday Shoppe 2017

Event Dates and Times

12/7/2017 - 12/9/2017
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church 3300 Rural Street ,Rockford, IL 61107
The Children’s Holiday Shoppe is a special store where children shop with volunteer Shoppe elves while their parents take a break. Gifts are priced from $1 to $8. After their lists have been checked twice, gifts will be wrapped and tagged to surprise the special people in their lives. Proceeds benefit MotherHouse Crisis Nursery.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday, December 8, 2017 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Saturday December 9 2017 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Samantha Beverly, 815-962-4858, sbeverley@childrenshomeandaid.org

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4th Annual Christmas Walk at The Landscape Connection

Event Dates and Times

11/18/2017 - 12/31/2017
Rockford
Please come join us to take a stroll through Landscape Connection's 4th Annual Christmas walk and explore some of the traditions of Christmas and feel the "Real Reason" for the season.

The Christmas Walk opens Saturday November 18th and will run through New Year’s Eve.

November Hours Monday - Saturday 9-6pm Sundays 11-3

December Hours Monday - Thursday 9-6pm Friday and Satuday 9-7 Sundays 11-3
The Landscape Connection
4472 S. Mulford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61109
815-874-8733

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Victorian Holiday Celebration

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017 - Starts: 11:00 AM - Ends: 4:00 PM
12/10/2017 - Starts: 11:00 AM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Families of all ages are invited to enjoy the Victorian era village decorations and stroll to many activiiies. Horse drawn wagon/sleigh rides, Dancing at the Fezzwig Ball, Immigrant traditions, Caroling performances by the Second City Chorus, Making Holiday Cards at the Print Shop, Story time at Mrs, Cratchit's dinner table with the Rockford Library, craft projects, a visit from Father Christmas, and special holiday snacks and beverages for purchase. Tickets may be purchased on line at www.midwayvillage.com, at the gift shop, or at the event. Adult $7, Child 3-17 years $5, Child 0-2 years free, Museum members free
Lonna Converso, 815 397-9112

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Christmas in the Trenches

Event Dates and Times

10/16/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:30 AM
12/9/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 11:30 AM
On the grounds of Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
103 years ago, the soldiers in the Western front of the Great War called unofficial ceasefires during the week of Christmas. Enemies came together to decorate, exchange gifts, sing carols, and even play football! Re-enactors will decorate the replica 150 yard-long trench. Visitors will receive a special holiday trench tour and hear excerpts of letters from World War I soldiers experiencing Christmas in the trenches, You will also see a narrated re-enactment of a battle and the cease fire, sing carols,with the soldiers, receive a special gift, sip hot chocolate, see real WWI artifacts, and even play football. PREREGISTRATION is required by Thursday, December 7 along with the admission price. Call 815 397-9112 . Please dress for the weather since the event is outdoors. See our website for more information. Tickets are $10.
Lonna Converso, 815 397-9112 ext. 110

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"Misfits"

Event Dates and Times

10/13/2017 - 1/28/2018
Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St. Rockford
A collection of photographs, videos, and literature exploring 1960s biker subculture. Opening night on Fri 10/14 includes a motorcycle rally in the Rockford Art Museum parking lot.

Admission: $7/adults, $3/kids

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Holiday Party

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 12:00 PM
NIU Campus Swen Parson Hall 146 Dekalb, IL
The annual holiday party is our way of saying thanks to all of our students and their families who participated in the Fall 2017 Saturday classes! We’ll spend half of our time doing a special holiday themed demonstration show, complete with refreshments. The other half will be spent making science themed gifts with the kids while the adults get a chance to hear about some of our favorite STEMtastic gift ideas.
Price: $10 per family
NIU STEM Outreach
815-753-0533