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Open House

Date(s): 9/27/2014

4:00 pm

Rockford, IL
The ladies of the Upsilon Chi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host an Open House at Hope Fellowship Church on September 27, 2014 at 4:00p.m. Hope Fellowship Church is located at 1135 East State Street Rockford, Illinois 61104. Women who have matriculated from four year colleges and universities are invited to attend. We will be discussing our illustrious sorority and enjoying light refreshments.
We look forward to meeting motivated, educated, and confident women who are excited to hear about our renowned sorority.
Please contact Nicole Weathersby at 1-773-213-1830 to RSVP by September 24, 2014.

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Paranormal Investigation at Tinker Swiss Cottage with Dale Kaczmarek

Date(s): 10/4/2014


Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum 411 Kent Street Rockford, IL
Steve Litteral from Tinker Swiss Cottage and Kathi Kresol from Haunted Rockford are offering this very special event!

Steve and Kathi will be joined by the renowned Ghost Investigator, Dale Kaczmarek and his Ghost Research Society team to investigate the claims of ghostly activity in this historic location. Tinker Swiss Cottage is a beautiful manor house built in the 1860’s and was the home of Robert Tinker and his family. Steve Litteral from Tinker and Kathi Kresol will provide the history and then you will join Dale and his team on an actual investigation of the house and other buildings. You may bring your own equipment or use theirs. Tinker was featured on Ghost Hunters a couple of years ago and it a very active location.

The price for this event will be $30.00 per person. There will be a special combination price for those who attend the Illinois Paranormal Conference AND this Post-Conference event. Attend both events for only $45.00! Please call Kathi for this discount!
Kathi Kresol
Phone: 815-871-4239
Website: www.hauntedrockford.com

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Illinois Paranormal Conference

Date(s): 10/4/2014

11:00 am to 6:30 pm

Veterans Memorial Hall
Join Steve Litteral from Tinker Swiss Cottage and Kathi Kresol from Haunted Rockford Paranormal Events at Memorial Hall for the 2014 Illinois Paranormal Conference. This year will be the third year and the event is growing in popularity each year. The featured speaker this year will be Rosemary Ellen Guiley, leading expert on the Paranormal. Other speakers include Filmmaker John Borowski; Melissa Tanner, founder and lead investigator for TnT Paranormal Investigations; and Rockford’s own Chad Clovier and Travis Dahlhauser of Greater Rockford Apparitions & Ghost Group, (G.R.A.G.G).
The price for this event is $20.00 in advance. $25.00 at the event.
Kathi Kresol
Phone: 815-871-4239
Website: www.hauntedrockford.com

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Wellness & Resource Fair

Date(s): 10/17/2014

8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Rock River Center, 810 S 10th Street, Oregon, IL 61061
The Ogle County Services Network is sponsoring its annual Wellness & Resource Fair on Friday, October 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 South 10th Street in Oregon.

2014's FREE Wellness & Resource Fair offers many workshops, free screenings, and pampering. In addition to the many Exhibitor booths offering information and samples, participants can register to win one of several prizes.


9:00 a.m. - Estate Planning, Health Care POA with Attorneys Dave Smith & Jennifer Birkholz

10:00 a.m. - Identity Theft/Fraud/Scams with Tom Lydon, Office of the Comptroller's Consumer Affairs Division

11:00 a.m. - VA Pension, Burial Benefits & Health Care with Matthew Taylor, a Veterans' Service Officer with the IL Department of Veterans' Affairs


Massages by Alpine Chiropractic

Reflexology by Sole Expressions

Hand Paraffin Dips by Neighbors Rehab

10-11 a.m. Make & Take Herbal Scrubs with Candice Miller, U of I Extension


Noon - Cooking for One or Two with Marilyn Csernus & Sue Buntjer, U of I Extension

All Day - ITAC Amplified Phones with Lee County Council on Aging


Hearing with by Lions Club

Blood Pressure by Rochelle Community Hospital

Bone Density, Cholesterol, & Glucose by OSF Saint Anthony Medican Center

For questions, or more information about the Wellness & Resource Fair, call University of Illinois Extension at 815-732-2191 or the Rock River Center at 815-732-3252.
Lisa Valle

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College Night

Date(s): 10/9/2014


Rock Valley College Physical Education Center (PEC)
College Night is open to people of all ages and affords prospective students the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, vocational, and technical schools.
In addition to hosting college representatives, Rock Valley College Financial Aid staff will present information sessions and will help you better understand your financial options for attending college.

College Night is open not only to high school students but also to parents of prospective students, current college students who are looking to transfer, and adults looking to return to school. There is something for everyone at College Night.

There is no admission charge to attend. Prospective students are encouraged to bring their families. The RVC Physical Education Center is located on the RVC main campus at 3301 North Mulford Road in Rockford.

Colleges from all over the United States will be represented at this year’s event, including: Bradley University, Columbia College, DePaul University, Eastern Illinois University, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Marquette University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Rockford University, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Western Illinois University.
Melvin Allen, (815) 921-4250

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Crock Pot Meals & Savory Soups

Date(s): 10/7/2014

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
That time of year is fast approaching when nothing sounds better than being welcomed home to something wonderful simmering in the kitchen. Soups and stews can be complete one-pot meals and be made ahead...a perfect combination for your busy schedule. Using fresh ingredients and complementary flavors, we will prepare some cozy crock pot meals.

Join U of I Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Marilyn Csernus for this informative program where you will learn about:

Advantages and Disadvantages of Slow Cookers
Cooking Strategies
Save Use of Slow Cookers
Favorite Uses

This program will be offered on Tuesday, October 7 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Boone County Extension located at 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 in Belvidere. The fee for this program is $5 per person and pre-registration is preferred. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Boone County Extension at 815-544-3710.
Judy Hodge

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Murder Mystery Night

Date(s): 9/27/2014

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford IL 61102
Who-dun-it Murder Mystery Night at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum on September 27, 6-8pm. Rose is hosting her first Victorian Light party. Known for her flair for over-the-top events, everyone has decided to attend, either out of respect for the hostess, curiosity of electricity, or for the chance to socialize with the upper echelon of Rockford society. Unfortunately for the happy party goers, no one knows that there is a killer in their midst who plans to strike tonight! Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102, 815-964-2424. www.tinkercottage.com
Ashley Downing

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Paranormal Tour

Date(s): 9/26/2014

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford IL 61102
Join us on Friday September 26, from 7-10pm for scintillating tales from paranormal experts, listen to audio clips found in the Tinker Cottage, and enjoy a tour with the chance to have your own paranormal encounter. 7-8:30 Lecture by Paranormal investigator, 8:45-9:30 tour of the Cottage. Each tour begins in the Barn. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102, 815-964-2424. www.tinkercottage.com
Ashley Downing

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Trinity UMC Annual Fish Boil

Date(s): 10/4/2014

4-7 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church 2600 W. Pearl City, Rd. Freeport, IL
Trinity United Methodist Church will be holding their 3rd Annual Fish Boil on Saturday, October 4th from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $9.50 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12.

Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, and drink. The public is invited to the event and to watch the Rock City Fire Department prepare and boil the fish.

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Award-winning Author and Producer of Fox TV series, Bones to Visit Northern Illinois University

Date(s): 10/23/2014

4:00 pm

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb
Award-winning Author and Producer of Fox TV series, Bones to Visit Northern Illinois University

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the NIU Anthropology Museum, celebrated forensic anthropology Dr. Kathy Reichs will visit NIU and speak on her career as a scientist, author and tv producer of the show BONES. The Anthropology Museum at NIU is excited to welcome her to this signature event on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Dr. Reichs will speak at 4:00pm at the Sandburg Auditorium at the Holmes Student Center. She will also be the keynote speaker for the Anthropology Museum’s 50th Anniversary Gala Event beginning at 7:30 pm in Altgeld Hall.

For more information about the museum’s newest exhibit, Curated by DeKalb: 50 Years of the Anthropology Museum at NIU and Kathy’s visit, please log on to
http://www.niu.edu/anthro_museum. Kathy’s talk and book signing is free and open to the public. Registration information for the Museum Gala will be available on the museum’s website in September.

The Anthropology Museum at NIU

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Byron Chamber ChiliFest

Date(s): 10/4/2014

Cooking will begin at 10AM, gates open at Noon, Live Music begins at 1PM, Judging at 2PM and Awards at 3PM. The event will be held rain or shine.

Byron Forest Preserve Heritage Farm (7993 N. River Road) in Byron.
The Byron Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce plans for a ChiliFest on Saturday, October 4-Presentened by RE/MAX Professional Advantage. The event will be held at the Byron Forest Preserve Heritage Farm (7993 N. River Road) in Byron. Cooking will begin at 10AM, gates open at Noon, Live Music begins at 1PM, Judging at 2PM and Awards at 3PM. The event will be held rain or shine.

Teams will have the opportunity to compete for trophies in two categories – Judge’s Choice and Theme/Showmanship. There is no registration fee to have a team and enter your chili. All teams must provide all of their own cooking ingredients, cooking devices, utensils, prep and serving tables, heavy duty extension cords (electricity will be available), tents, etc. All teams must make at least 5 gallons of chili.
Admission to the event by the general public is $5.00/person (children 7 and under are free).

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste any or all of the chili available. Additional food will available for purchase during the fest as well.

Registration forms and a complete set of rules and regulations are available at the Chamber office, 232 W Second Street (City Hall) in Byron.
Please contact the Chamber office at 815-234-5500 or email byronchamber@gmail.com with any questions.

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Monster Machines in Motion

Date(s): 9/21/2014

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Silha Quarry - Corner of Wright Rd. & Delavan Dr. in Janesville, WI
Climb aboard massive quarry and construction equipment, ride on a backhoe or front loader, take a ride in your favorite monster truck or dig for diamonds. Food and kid's activities, too. Proceeds benefit the Exchange Family Resource Center.
(608)314-9006 Ext 3

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La Voz Latina Annual Recognition Banquet

Date(s): 9/26/2014

5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center, 610 N Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL
Celebrating its 43rd anniversary of serving the Latino community in Northern Illinois, La Voz Latina will host its Annual Recognition Banquet on September 26, 2014 at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Conference Center in Rockford.

The event will honor local Hispanics for educational and professional achievements that have inspired the community as well as individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to the agency and its mission. Individuals will be recognized in the following categories: Volunteer of the Year, Employee of the Year, Employee Years of Service, Latino of Distinction and Community Member of Distinction. Additionally, the Partner of Distinction honor will be awarded to a local company who has supported La Voz Latina’s programming throughout the year.

The banquet, a part of Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15 through October 15, includes a social hour featuring an authentic scaled down mercado, dinner, awards presentation, silent auction and raffle, and features dancing and live music from Grupo Escape.

Tickets for the banquet are $60 for individuals and $750 for corporate tables of 8 and may be purchased online - https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=eheqp4iab&oeidk=a07e9iiczhlf678b386
815-965-5784, http://www.lavozlatina-rkfd.org/

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Bully Bash 2014

Date(s): 10/25/2014

4-10 p.m.

Teen Turf 235 W Main St, Amboy, IL 61310
Bully Bash 2014 is coming to Amboy, Illinois. Teen Turf will be hosting this event on October 25, 2014 from 4 PM till 10 PM.
Jr. High and High Schoolers, bring your family and friends. It is FREE! Help raise awareness against bullying and teen suicide. There will be a whole hog raffled off. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. A hay ride, Dance and Halloween Costume Contest will be held, so dress up in costume. Many door prizes will be given through out the night. Food will be available for purchase. There will be a balloon drop, limbo, cookie walk, and so much more! Please come out and help us raise awareness. There is so much bullying going on and we need more people like YOU to help us bash out Bullying!

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Trainfest 2014

Date(s): 11/8/2014, 11/9/2014

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis (Milwaukee), WI 53214
Join the Fun at Trainfest®, America’s LARGEST operating model railroad show. Find the Adventure this year when kids from 5 to 99 can run the trains at many of the railroads. There are more opportunities to get hands-on than ever before! Build a Memory in the expanded Kids’ Activity Zone filled with FREE crafts, new make ‘n takes and plenty of train-themed fun! Spend hours entertained by over 60 intricately-detailed running railroads. Rounding out this spectacular show are model train manufacturers and retailers from coast-to-coast. Trainfest has something for everyone in its 200,000 square feet of display area. Discounted advanced tickets available online at www.trainfest.com.
For more show details visit Trainfest.com
Admission Information: Adults: $12.50 ($11.50 Advanced) Kids 4-12: $5 ($3 Advanced) 3 & Under: Always FREE
Angela 262-782-4637

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