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2016 Spring Author Fair

Event Dates and Times

4/2/2016 - Starts: 7:00 AM - Ends: 2:00 PM
Freeport Public Library Saturday, April 2 2016 10am - 2pm
Tables are about five feet long. Refreshments will be offered throughout the day, and Jill Austin from Barefoot Editing in Minnesota will be speaking at 1 p.m. on, “Common Mistakes Authors Make When Self-Publishing. “ Authors are requested to keep their tables open until 2 p.m.
To register for a table, please e-mail Kim McIver at qsouls@hotmail.com or call (815) 297-2293.

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Featured Event

FHN Hospice Sponsoring Program

Event Dates and Times

2/27/2016 - Starts: 9:30 AM - Ends: 11:00 AM
Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street in Freeport Saturday February 27, 2016 9:30am - 11am
Best-selling author Tom Zuba will present Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief at a special free program presented by FHN Hospice this month.
For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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History of Rockford: Blackhawk War to 1900

Event Dates and Times

3/19/2016
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent St., Rockford, IL 61102
The 19th Century saw Rockford and Winnebago County move from Winnebago Indian territory into a bustling settlement. Rockford was established in 1834 and Winnebago County was formed in 1836 from parts of Jo Daviess County and LaSalle County.
Join Executive Director Steve Litteral as he discusses the history of Rockford and the Winnebago County area from the Blackhawk War until 1900.
$5 per person, Members and Active Volunteers are Free
http://www.tinkercottage.com/lectures.html

1:00pm
Tinker Cottage Museum and Gardens
815-964-2424

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Benefit Sale at JustGoods for Black History Month

Event Dates and Times

2/1/2016 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 6:00 PM
3/1/2016 - Starts: 10:00 AM - Ends: 6:00 PM
JustGoods Fair Trade Market in the back room at 201 Seventh Street
Rockford Urban Ministries hosts its annual Black History Month Sale and Display of books, posters and art work associated with the struggle of African Americans.
For more information you can call 815-964-7111.

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Black History Month Celebration “African American Veterans from World War Two and Beyond”

Event Dates and Times

2/20/2016 - Starts: 1:00 PM - Ends: 4:00 PM
2/21/2016 - Starts: 1:00 PM - Ends: 4:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Hall 211 N. Main St Rockford IL 61101
Veterans Memorial Hall will present a living history event to honor African American Veterans on February 20th and February 21st 2016. 1 to 4 PM both days. Doors open at 12 PM with a formal opening ceremony scheduled for 1:00 PM, the events will conclude each day at 4 PM followed with an autograph signing session in our library. The cost is $5.00, students and seniors are free.
“African American Veterans from World War Two and Beyond”
In years past Veterans Memorial Hall has offered an event to recognize Black History Month. This year is no exception as we present programs that bridge the generations with World War II Veterans from the Tuskegee Airmen, DODO Chapter and the Chicago Chapter of the Montford Point Marines joined with African American Veterans from the Korean and Vietnam Wars and beyond. We will honor these Veterans with a two-day program on Saturday, February 20, and Sunday, February 21, 2016, from 1pm to 4pm. Attendees will hear stories of brave service and patriotism unlike any other and experience an unique understanding of what it was like to be an African American serving in the United States Military. This program allows those in attendance to hear firsthand these Veterans accounts of their service and to be inspired by their stories of valor and patriotism.
Saturday, February 20th 2016 1-4 PM
Members of the Tuskegee Airmen, DODO Chapter will spend the beginning of the program interacting with our modulator answering a series of general questions, then during the second half of the program they will answer questions from the audience. This colorful exchange between the audience and the Veterans is a crowd favorite and not to be missed. After the presentation portion of the event the Veterans will assemble in our library where they will sign autographs and talk to attendees one on one.
Sunday, February 21st 2016 1-4 PM
Following the past’s day’s event format we will bring to the stage five original Montford Point Marines. These Marines will share their stories of service in the Marine Corps during a time of racial inequality and segregation. Meet these historic Veterans up close and experience firsthand their stories of bravery and sacrifice. Attendees will learn how these Veterans were able to overcome many obstacles and why they truly deserve to be called” Greatest Generation”.
Scott Lewandowski 815.969.1999

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Winter Lecture Series - Music of the 1930's

Event Dates and Times

2/28/2016
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Amber Bruns will combine slides and music to tell the stories behind the songs that defined the melodies of the times. See our website for more information: www.midwayvillage.com.
Adults $8, Students $6, Members $5

2;00pm
Midway Village, 815 397-9112, admin@midwayvillage.com

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Civil War Symposium - Clara Barton & the Volunteer Spirit

Event Dates and Times

2/21/2016
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Barbara Kay, an IL Humanities Road Scholar will deliver the story of Clara Barton's many activities besides being the founder of the American Red Cross. See our website for more information: www.midwayvillage.com. Adults $8, Students $6, Members $5

2:00pm
Midway Village, 815 397-9112, admin@midwayvillage.com

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Civil War Symposium - History to Hollywood

Event Dates and Times

2/15/2016
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Ian Hunt will use clips from the researched movie "Lincoln" to describe the historical events and its importance for modern day audiences. For more details see our website at www.midwayvillage.com. Adults $8, Students $6, Members $5

2:00pm
Midway Village, 815 397-9112, admin@midwayvillage

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Cicil War Symposium - Dolly Madison

Event Dates and Times

2/14/2016
Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Jessica Michna portrays The Lady Who Saved Washington and her pivotal role in helping her husband. See our website for more information: www.midwayvillage.com. Adults $8, Students $6, Members $5

2:00pm
Midway Village,815 397-9112, admin @midwayvillage.com

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