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Clean Up the Rock

Date(s): 3/28/2015

1-4 p.m.

11th Street Plaza, 3134 11th St, Rockford, IL 61109
The community is gathering together to clean the streets of Rockford, by picking up litter and garbage.


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A Fair Bazaar

Date(s): 5/9/2015

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

2nd. Congregational/1st. Presbyterian Church
A Fair Bazaar celebrating World Fair Trade Day and Mother's Day. The bazaar will be a joint effort of Just Goods, Fair For All and artworks will be displayed by the ARC.
Linda Roy
1318 S. Trainer Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108
1-815-397-3449

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Marketing & Merchandising for Farmers Market Vendors

Date(s): 4/9/2015

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
The 2015 farmers market season is upon us! Farmer vendors are doing final preparations so that market booths can be brimming with farm-fresh products on opening day. However, with all the work that goes into simply getting products to the farmers market, many growers have not set aside the time to think about some of the direct-to-consumer marketing considerations that could make booths and products more appealing, thus boosting sales and creating repeat costumers.
Join Andy Larson, U of I Extension, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator as he discusses topics such as: setup, signage, and staffing considerations to make your booth stand out; packaging, pricing and display to make your products move; customer service tips that will bring people back week after week.
The cost of this program is $5.00 per person. Registration can be done by calling the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710 or online at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the Extension office.
Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu

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Fund Development Certificate Program offered by North Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Date(s): 3/31/2015, 4/7/2015, 4/14/2015, 4/21/2015

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rockford, IL
Rockford University’s Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) is offering a Fund Development Certificate Program beginning this spring. Taken on its own or as a first step toward a certificate in Fund Development, The Art of Fundraising will be immensely valuable to you and your nonprofit.
The Art of Fundraising course begins on Tuesday, March 31 from 4:30-7PM. All courses are located at Rockford University.

Cost for the program is $250 per course or $1,250 for the entire program.
Cost includes completion certificate and all instruction material. Registration is accepted by fax, 815-397-8729, or by mail to NICNE, 5050 E. State St. Rockford, 61108 and is open until March 27.

For more information and to obtain a registration form please contact Jennifer Smith, (815)394-4384 or JSmith@rockford.edu, or visit http://www.rockford.edu/community/nicne/
Jennifer Smith, (815)394-4384 or JSmith@rockford.edu

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The 3D Printing Revolution: How 3D Printing is Changing the World

Date(s): 4/7/2015

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Talk; 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm - EIGERlab Tour

The Olympic Tavern 2327 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103
STEM Café is coming to Rockford! Northern Illinios University’s STEM Outreach presents the first of several STEM Cafés planned for Rockford. Adults are invited to eat, drink, and discuss the latest research and breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun, casual environment.
This Month's Topic: Advancements in 3D printing are making it possible for researchers and average folks to print everything from car parts to body parts. How does additive manufacturing actually work and how is it changing our lives? Find out at the April STEM Café. This month's speakers are Dr. Federico Sciammarella, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NIU, and Dan Cataldi, Executive Director of EIGERlab.
Judy Dymond
815-753-4751
jdymond@niu.edu

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FREE CLOTHING GIVE AWAY!

Date(s): 3/28/2015

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brooke Road United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Road, Rockford, Il, 61109
Free Clothing Give away!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Everyone welcome!
Tell your friends and family!
If you have clothes you would like to donate please call the church office.
Office (815)398-8914 Lori

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PAID Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Preceptorships

Date(s): 3/31/2015

The application deadline is March 31

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital - Dixon, Illinois. Gibson Area Hospital - Gibson City, Illinois
The National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP) is offering three PAID Rural Interprofessional Health Professions Preceptorships this summer. Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital (KSB) is the host site for the first six-week preceptorship in Dixon, Illinois, Wednesday, June 3 - Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Gibson Area Hospital is the host site for the second six-week preceptorship in Gibson City, Illinois, Monday, June 8 - Tuesday, July 21, 2015. St. Mary's Hospital is the host site for the third six-week preceptorship in Centralia, Illinois, Wednesday, June 10 - Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The ideal candidate is from a rural community and enrolled in a graduate or professional level health professions program. Minimum qualifications are students who will have completed their sophomore year of undergraduate schooling by this summer and possess a strong interest in rural healthcare. Students from the following disciplines are eligible: medicine, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy, social work, public health, physical therapy, dietetics, and other health profession students as appropriate. Selected students will receive a $1,500 stipend, meals and housing. The application deadline is March 31, 2015. More information and an application can be found athttp://www.ncrhp.uic.edu/. Be sure to click on Student Opportunities, 6 Week Summer Preceptorships. Questions can be directed to Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper at 815 395-5854.
Vicki Weidenbacher-Hoper - 815.395.5854

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Free Sexual Assault Seminar

Date(s): 4/28/2015

5:30 pm

University of Illinois Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, Illinois
Join us for a free seminar about sexual assault with guest speaker, Sherry Falsetti, PhD, on Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30. The program will be held at the University of Illinois Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave, Rockford, Illinois. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to rsvp, call 815.395.5920 or email prrockford@uic.edu.
Cynthia Hall - 815.395.5920

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Holocaust Memorial Observance

Date(s): 4/12/2015

3:00 pm

Auditorium University of Illinois-College of Medicine, 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL 61107
An event to honor the memory of those who died in the Holocaust.
Jewish Federation of Greater Rockford
815-399-5497

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5K Tractor Trot

Date(s): 6/6/2015

9:00 am

Malta, IL
The 2015 Tractor Trot race will take place on June 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. The proceeds will be donated to the DeKalb County Community Gardens.
DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) is an innovative approach to end hunger and food insecurity in DeKalb County, by providing access to fresh, local, sustainably-grown organic vegetables for all who may be in need. DCCG manages over 15 acres of growing space. In two short years DCCG has produced nearly ten tons of food donated to local food pantries, day care centers, schools, community meal locations, senior citizen centers and housing units, as well as to the meals on wheels program. DCCG has gardens all over the County, with over 200 raised beds as well as large acreages.
Cris / 847-495-2278 / CAST@CASTFoundation.org / www.tractortrot.com

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