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Julmarknad

Event Dates and Times

12/2/2017
3330 Rural Street, Rockford, IL 61107
Continue the holiday spirit with our annual Julmarknad! This year, the Julmarknad will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, located at 3300 Rural St on December 2nd from 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM. The event entrance is located at entrance on Corbridge Ln. at the Shepard’s Gate -Door C.

Families can join in the annual Breakfast with Tomten starting at 9:00 AM, where Swedish pancakes, sausages, lingonberries, syrup and milk from Stockholm Inn will be served. Sing Swedish songs, enjoy festive music and dance around the Christmas tree!

The cost is $ 8.00 per person and reservations are required! Click the link here to reserve your tickets now:

https://www.swedishhistorical.org/products/breakfast-with-tomten

For lunch, join us for the annual Meatball Luncheon that begins at 11:30 am. Enjoy Swedish meatballs, cucumber salad, potatoes, cranberries, lingonberries, sweet rye bread and butter.

The cost is $10.00 per person and reservations are required! Click the link here to reserve your tickets now:
https://www.swedishhistorical.org/products/meatball-luncheon

Throughout the entire day you can shop the Marknad with vendors of all kinds! Swedish foods, bakery, handmade crafts and even a Mormor's Attic will be featured. Don't forget to stop by the Kaffee Stuga and enjoy treats and delicious coffee provided by Rockford Roasting will be served, cost is $ 3.00.

Free lot parking and handicapped accessible parking are available.
If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation for any of these events, please contact the museum at 815-963-5559 or email museum@swedishhistorical.org .
Contact 815-963-5559 or museum@swedishhistorical.org

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SOBO Athletic Club Annual Craft Show

Event Dates and Times

12/2/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 3:00 PM
South Beloit High School 245 Prairie Hill Road South Beloit, IL 61080
Athletic Booster Club event $2.00 entry fee, 12 and under free! Over 80 crafters! Santa will be there 1:00-3:00. Santa photos available for $5.00. Kitchen bake sale, concessions, 50/50 and shopper drawings.
Wendy Myhres

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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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Deck the Halls Christmas Bazaar & Crafts

Event Dates and Times

12/2/2017 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Rockford, IL
Christmas Bazaar and Crafts
Pastor Ruby Martin
815.962.5699

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1800's Holiday Walk

Event Dates and Times

12/2/2017 - Starts: 5:00 PM - Ends: 8:00 PM
Boone County Conservation District, Belvidere
The Boone County Conservation District will be hosting an 1800’s Holiday Walk on Saturday, December 5th, 6-8 pm.

Join us for an evening of magic as you are transported back to the 1800’s. At the event entrance you can buy a commemorative candle to help guide you along luminary lit paths. As you stroll the grounds you can listen to carolers and learn about winter on the prairie at two historic log cabins, a wigwam and a covered wagon. Children of all ages can visit a Civil War Santa in his field tent and enjoy live music in the one room schoolhouse. A blacksmith will be making gifts at his forge. Don’t forget to stop and enjoy hot chocolate and popcorn cooked over an open fire. After the outside activities, warm up in the nature center where you can shop for holiday gifts. Children can make holiday ornaments and everyone can enjoy hot cider and holiday treats.

Free Admission

1800’s Holiday Walk
5-8 pm
Boone County Conservation District
603 N Appleton Rd, Belvidere, IL
Boone County Conservation District
Pam Stock
603 N Appleton Rd
Belvidere, IL
815-547-7935

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Holiday Victorian Tea - Holiday Goodies in the 1800's

Event Dates and Times

12/2/2017 - Starts: 2:00 PM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Chamberlain Hotel in the Victorian Village at Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Discover the history and traditions associated with holiday goodies both well-known and lesser-known, with a special presentation, decorations, and a souvenir craft project to take home. The menu will include three courses of delicious savories, sandwiches, scones, sweets, and endless pots of holiday teas. REGISTRATION and PAYMENT DEADLINE is Monday, November 27. Tickets: $35 Adult, $30 Museum Member, $15 Child (3-17) Call the museum, 815 397-9112, to register. For more details see our website at www.midwayvillage.com.
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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Rockford Community Nativity Display and Concert

Event Dates and Times

12/1/2017 - 12/2/2017
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 324 University Drive, Rockford, IL
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (“Mormons”) invite the community to celebrate Christmas by attending the Rockford Community Nativity Display and Concert on Friday, December 1st, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM and Saturday, December 2nd, from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and very family friendly. The Community will enjoy a beautiful display of at least 500 Nativity scenes, decorated Christmas trees, live vignettes about the coming and birth of Christ, a story teller, children picture scavenger hunt and musical performances by 17 different local choral and instrumental groups. The event will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 324 University Drive, Rockford, Illinois 61108

Groups performing this year include Kantorei, Svea Soner, ECHO Ringers, 2nd City Chorus, Rockford Choral Union, Truman’s Ridge Bluegrass Band, Rockford Operetta Party, Trinadora, Rockford Flute Club, Belvidere and Belvidere North Choraliers, 2nd Opinion Quartet, Rodriguez Family Quartet, and more to come. For our complete current concert schedule, please visit our webpage at www.rockfordnativity.org or visit us on Facebook at Https://www.facebook.com/therockfordstakenativity .

Ample free parking is available. Free light refreshments will be provided. Activities for younger children include nativity dress up, a story teller, and a picture scavenger hunt. People can come and go as they please during the set hours. No free will offering is requested. The public is just urged to enjoy the displays and the performances as part of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Nursing homes, schools and other organizations are welcome. If a larger group or individuals with special needs wish to attend, they are welcome to contact Christine Garner at clgarner@ldspublicaffairs.org or call 630-660-6346 for any special arrangements that might make their visit more enjoyable.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which worldwide has over 15 million members and approximately 3,000 members in the northern Illinois / southern Wisconsin area, has been hosting the event since 2012.










Concert Schedule:

Friday, December 1st
5:00 p.m. Belvidere High School Choraliers
5:30 p.m. TBA
6:00 p.m. Flute Club of Rockford
6:30 p.m. Svea Soner
7:00 p.m. 2nd City Chorus
7:30 p.m. Rockford Choral Union
8:00 p.m. Truman Ridge, Bluegrass Band
8:30 p.m. Rockford Operetta Party

Saturday, December 2nd
3:00 p.m. Kantorei, The Singing Boys of Rockford
3:30 p.m. James Marck, Organist
4:00 p.m. ECHO Ringers
4:30 p.m. ECHO Ringers
5:00 p.m. Belvidere North High School Choraliers
5:30 p.m. Trinadora
6:00 p.m. 2nd Opinion Quartet
6:30 p.m. Spanish Christmas Carols
7:00 p.m. Rodriguez Family String Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Special Performance TBD
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Christine Garner 630-660-6346

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STEM Divas-Say Cheese!

Event Dates and Times

12/2/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 1:00 PM
NIU Campus Swen Parson Hall 146 Dekalb, IL
Come with your selfie face and be ready to snap pictures in our STEM photography class! Students will see how cameras evolved to the tiny power machines we keep in our pockets and investigate what makes a good photo. Students build their own mini-studio and edit their photos to share with their friends and family.
Families are encouraged to bring smartphones or tablets, but we will have some available for students to use.
Note: This class will satisfy the requirements for Girl Scouts Juniors Digital Photographer badge and it is open to anyone who is interested.
Does your entire troop/pack want to participate in more of our STEM programs? Contact us to set up private programs and customized activities to earn more badges.
Suggested ages: 7 to 12
NIU STEM Outreach
815-753-0533

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Arduino Projects

Event Dates and Times

12/2/2017 - Starts: 9:00 AM - Ends: 12:00 PM
NIU Campus Swen Parson Hall 146 Dekalb, IL
Expand your coding skills and make a project come alive with our intermediate level coding class. Here, students will use both physical and digital components to complete multidisciplinary tasks.
Please note that this class requires completion of one of our previous Arduino classes.
Suggested ages: 12 and up
Price: $30

Expand your coding skills and make a project come alive with our intermediate level coding class. Here, students will use both physical and digital components to complete multidisciplinary tasks.
Please note that this class requires completion of one of our previous Arduino classes.
Suggested ages: 12 and up
Price: $30
NIU STEM Outreach
815-753-0533