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Polo Fire Dept Hog Roast

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Polo Firehouse-206 S Franklin Ave, Polo, IL 61064
Hog roast and open house, Auto Extrication Demonstration, Kids Obstacle coure. Proceeds go towards new equipment and a portion of the proceeds to support breast cancer awareness

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Rock Valley Garden Center 785 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL 61107
FREE Squirrel Lovers Festival! Prizes and Refreshments! Activities for children and grandchildren. Make a squirrel feeder, coloring contest, trivia quiz, guess how many peanuts in the jar and find the hidden acorns. Two guest speakers! 10:00am Jeff Miller presents "Squirrel Chatter' and at 2:00pm Hoo Haven presents 'All About Squirrels'.
Cathy Ott 815-398-1937

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Evans United Methodist Church Spaghetti Supper

4:30-7:00 pm

7605 N Second Street Machesney Park, IL 61115
Spaghetti Supper Supper includes: Salad, roll, beverage, and dessert
Peggy Halberstadt 815 226-2077

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Cirque Italia

October 10 FRI: 7:30pm; October 11 SAT: 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm; October 12 SUN: 2:30pm, 5:30pm

122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Many people dream of visiting Europe one day, and immersing themselves into its culture. Tomorrow, you will have the chance to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town, and city across the “Old World:” A GENUINE, EUROPEAN TRAVELING CIRCUS WITH A UNIQUE FEATURE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE IN AMERICA. Cirque Italia has gathered circus performers from around the world for this year’s production. The Cirque Italia owner decided to start a NEW CONCEPT in America with a TRAVELING 35,000 GALLON WATER STAGE!!!

This 40 foot Broadway circular style stage is 4 feet high and contains 35,000 gallons of water inside. During the show, audience members will be surprised when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS DANCE WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!
Some of the performances include: COCO THE CLOWN from Argentina who rides the WORLD’S SMALLEST BICYCLE; contortion on top of a 8 foot coat rack; a HULA HOOPING Balancing Act AROUND A RING OF WATER; Juggling Fusco Twins, Guinness Book World Record Juggling five clubs for the unsurpassed time of 57 minutes; A MERMAID that will dazzle little girls’ hearts while swinging above their heads; a Verticali Act ALL THE WAY FROM ITALY singing UPSIDE DOWN and more generations of circus families sharing with other families their talents from around the world. You won't believe your eyes when you see the 360 LASERMAN ACT! A truly magical illusion! Blades of laser light are hand-manipulated right in front of your eyes! Watch the laws of physics crumble when the performer actually "holds" a beam of light in his hand, splits it into two, then bends it and spins it around like a light saber! He even throws the beams over your head, up into the tent and creates blasts of excitement!
For tickets or more information, visit CirqueItalia.com or Call Box Office: 941-704-8572
Advance discount tickets are available on-line NOW for a Limited Time.
Purchase tickets: http://cirqueitalia.com/tickets/

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The Romeo Initiative


Beloit College Kresge Theatre 700 College St. Beloit, WI 53511
"The Romeo Initiative"
How much do you know about your spouse? He could be spy! Based on an actual East German Cold War spy program, The Romeo Initiatives traces the making of "Romeos" sent to West Germany to fall in love with the secretaries of government officials -- all in the name of Communism.
Box Office 608-363-2755 M-F 12:30-5pm
boxoffice@beloit.edu or

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NW IL Out of the Darkness Community Walk

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Krape Park Freeport, IL
Community walk for suicide prevention. Free to the public, snacks, balloon release, dove release, memorial boards. Proceeds to the AFSP
Elaine Larsen 815-275-4775

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Nightmare from North St.

Dusk Till Midnight

601 Dundee Ave, East Dundee, IL 60118
Located at the 16 acre Santa’s Village Azoosment Park, this ultra-adrenaline trip into the macabre is returning for its third consecutive year— bigger than ever. Yes, that place. That same happy, colorful place we all remember from our Chicagoland childhoods will be transformed once again into a tale of terror at night. Welcome to the Nightmare from North St.
Its locale is what makes this such a unique haunted attraction. We all want to enter the amusement park at night to catch a glimpse at something otherworldly. It is that unique experience the staff at Nightmare is poised to deliver. With over 60 intense actors, set designers, and support staff, the haunt falls more along the lines of a nightly theatrical performance sure to scare the bejeevies out anyone who comes to visit. New attractions for 2014 include the all new Morbid Manor, and Twisted Madness adventures.
The Nightmare from North Street is a family –friendly destination for young teenagers on up.
The haunt opens October.3rd and runs through November 1st on Fridays and Saturdays from dusk until midnight. Admission is $14.00 with a dollar discount for bringing a can of human or pet food for local charity. Visit nightmarefromnorthst.com for more information on how to plan your trip.

Russell Geminn
Ph: (847) 791-4336

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Rockford Coronado Concert Association presents The Canadian Brass

7:30 pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center
In its 43rd season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world. Renowned for its genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the arts of the brass quintet to what it is now. Canadian Brass is made up of five extraordinary talents: Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Caleb Hudson (trumpet), Christopher Coletti (trumpet), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone), and Bernhard Scully (horn). Beyond unparalleled musicality, each player possesses the creativity, good humor, and love of performing that is the ensemble's hallmark.

Visit the Rockford Coronado Concert Association at www.rccaconcerts.org.

Tickets prices are adult $35 and $45, students $10 and $15. Purchase online at www.coronadopac.org or by calling 815-968-0595. For more information, contact Beth Howard at 815-847-6314 or bhoward@coronadopac.org.
Beth Howard, 815-847-6314, bhoward@coronadopac.org.

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Fall Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Clothing Drive

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

12 locations in Winnebago County and 1 in Boone County. Belvidere: Belvidere Township Building, 8200 Fairgrounds Road. All area Schnucks parking lots, including Cherry Valley: 2206 Barnes Boulevard; Loves Park: 1810 Harlem Road; Rockford: 3134 11th Street; 2514 South Alpine Road; 2642 Charles Street; 6410 East State Street; 2601 North Mulford Road; 3150 North Rockton Avenue; 1715 Rural Street; Roscoe: 4860 Hononegah Road.
Free drop-off of bagged textilies for recycling, including clothing, shoes, belts, hats, fabric, small rugs, stuffed toy animals, etc. Items will be redistributed for reuse or recycled into products such as polishing cloths, carpet padding, insulation, etc.
Volunteer Coordinator: Martha Byrnes
Event Coordinator: Courtney Oertel
Executive Director: Lori Gummow

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