Roast Turkey Dinner
4:45 pm - 6:15 pm
Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, 112 S. Cherry St., Cherry Valley, IL 61016
The Cherry Valley United Methodist Men will host a roast turkey dinner with dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, salad, vegetable, dessert, and a beverage on Saturday, October 18, 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm at the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church, 112 S. Cherry St., in downtown Cherry Valley. The cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $3 for kids age 6 and under. The church is handicap accessible. Carry out service is also available. Call the church between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm, Tuesday –Friday at 815-332-5075 for information.
St. Bridget Craft Fair
9:00am - 4:00pm
704 Clifford Avenue
Start your holiday shopping at the St. Bridget Craft Fair. Shop for jewelry, décor, hats, wooden toys, candles, soap, and much, much more. Admittance is free (canned food donations are appreciated) and hourly door prizes. Lunch & snacks available. Now over 50 exhibitors. Shop our local talent, there's something for everyone!
Sue Claus 815-505-6515
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.
Ph: (847) 791-4336
Household Hazardous Waste
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oregon, 421 West Pines Road, Ogle County
Since the creation of the household hazardous waste collection program in 1989, nearly 436,000 Illinois households have been served. A total of 786 one-day events have been held, and more than 85,600 fifty-five gallon drums of toxic materials have been collected from Illinois residents.
Through the collections, residents are encouraged to bring oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, unwanted pharmaceuticals, mercury and mercury-containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, pesticides, adhesives, hobby chemicals, household batteries and similar products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections. The public is encouraged to find alternative uses for latex paint since it is not considered hazardous.
Items not accepted include explosives, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, medical waste, sharps, controlled substances, agricultural chemicals and all business wastes. Propane tanks and lead acid auto batteries cannot be accepted at most of the events, but should be taken to local recyclers.
8 am registration | 9 am walk
Rock Valley College
3301 N Mulford Road, Rockford IL, 61114
8 am – Registration Opens
Stop by the registration tent to turn in money and register yourself or your team.
9 am – Walk Begins
This year’s non-competitive, walk begins promptly at 9 am. Be sure your team gathers at the start-line prior to the walk start time. Walk Length: 5K (3.1 miles)
Why do you walk? Your reason for participating in the American Cancer Society Making Strides walk is as unique and special as the story that motivates you. Maybe you’re walking in honor or memory of a loved one, or maybe you’re facing the disease yourself. By joining our family of volunteers, you’re helping the American Cancer Society continue to do the most for people facing breast cancer today to end the disease tomorrow.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events are a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.
Lisa Poe | RockfordILStrides@cancer.org | (815) 229-1287
Tender Loving Crafts Sale
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christ United MEthodist Church, Alpine and Highcrest Rds, Rockford, IL
Come to our 23rd annual Tender Loving Crafts Sale at Christ UMC, corner of Alpine and Highcrest Rds in Rockford, IL. We have selected artisans and crafters as well as our famous Guaranteed Church Lady Baked Goods. Bring your sister, mom, girlfriends and find the perfect gift for Halloween, Christmas, baby, birthday and other special occasions. Lunch will be available also.
Geneve Harris, 574-612-9495