Trunk or Treat
8330 Newburg Rd, Rockford IL 61108
Trunk or treat and fun fair. Trick or treat in the parking lot, enjoy games including a cake walk, fishing pond, bean bag game and others. Hot dogs, chips and pop will also be served!
Doreen Peterson, 815-332-5551,
Lunch and Learn: Find Health Through Movement with Nia
Noon - 1:00 pm
Womanspace 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford, IL 61114
Nia stands for Neuro-Muscular Integrative Action. Simply put, Nia is an exhilarating movement and lifestyle practice. As the first cardio workout to combine martial arts, dance and healing arts, Nia has fundamentally changed lives with its evolutionary approach to fitness and self-healing in a body. It offers a fun, creative pathway to health and well-being, regardless of age or physical condition. Dee Dee will introduce you to Nia and its 13 key benefits. Wear comfortable clothing, as there will be movement accompanied by amazing, healing music.
Ultra-Deep Field Art Exhibit
Opening Reception, Friday, October 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Gallery open October 20-November 14
Rockford University Art Gallery, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Artists: Daniel Baird, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Katie Bell, Bill Conger, Laura Davis, Adam Farcus, Bob Jones, Holly Murkerson, Erin Washington
Curated by Jason Judd, Ultra-Deep Field is a group exhibition that considers the inadequacy of representing desire, time, and scale by way of hand. Though the artwork spans sculpture, photography, drawing, and video, the pieces posture themselves as self-evident, allowing the literal to be experienced as poetic. In the exhibition, Joseph Belknap lights Sarah Belknap’s cigarette using the sun, Bill Conger stencils an exact replica of a poem written by his 8 year old son, while Erin Washington’s 9 x 12 black acrylic panel documents the process of her hand healing by using her injured hand to draw itself. To this end, Ultra-Deep Field suggests possibilities of how to reorient one’s body with the everyday world that acts upon it.
The Rockford University Art Gallery is located in the Clark Arts Center on Rockford University’s campus at 5050 East State Street, Rockford. Gallery Hours are Monday – Thursday, 3 – 6 p.m. and by appointment.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Clark Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact the Rockford University Box Office at 815-226-4100 or Molly Carter, Gallery Director at 815-226-4105, M.Carter@Rockford.edu
Molly Carter, 815-226-4105,MCarter@rockford.edu
Noon - 1:15 pm
Womanspace 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford, IL 61114
Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable and encouraging group. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment. Please join us for our Seventh Year of earth mothering! The speakers and activities will be listed each month in Intertwinings.
October’s topic: Light bulbs! How energy efficient, environmentally-friendly, and cost effective are the LED, incandescent and CSF’s? Examples will be brought in with some data and statistics. It should be an illuminating discussion!
Fee: Freewill offering
Fall Fest 2014
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, IL
Serving famous turkey casserole with all the trimmings and homemade pie from 4:30 to 7PM Adults $8 and children 6-12 $4
Silent Auction and Cookies by the Pound sale from 3-7PM
Church Secretary, Anne, at 815-734-4853
UIC-College of Pharmacy Information Session
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
University of Illinois 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL
If you are considering a career in pharmacy, please attend the UIC-College of Pharmcay open house.
Topics and discussions will include:
Application Procedures and Timetable
Overview of the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
Career Opportunities - a bright future for the Pharm.D.
Ken Smith and & Rachel Van Den Broek
Paul Dale Anderson Lecture: Hypnosis and Writing
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Valley College Woodward Technology Center Room 141/142 - 3301 North Mulford Road Rockford, IL
Paul Dale Anderson will be giving a free lecture on Hypnosis and Writing on Wednesday, October 22nd, from 2:30-4pm in the Woodward Technology Center 141/142.
Fearless Mixed Media
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Womanspace 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford, Il 61114
This class will be an exciting opportunity for those who have been art journaling, who like collage or mixing different nedia for an amazing outcome! Tabatha will illustrate different techniques to encourage you to "leave your comfort zone behind" and take risks with your thoughts, skills and techniques. Prior experience helpful, but not necessary! Supplies will be provided.
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rosecrance Berry Campus, 8616 Northern Ave., Rockford
NAMI Basics is an education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.
Donna Pease 815-978-4571
Babes in Arms
Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22, 2014; 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 23, 2014; 2:00 p.m.
Rockford University, Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
The quintessential "Hey kids, let’s put on a show!” musical boasts one of the greatest scores ever written. Songs include My Funny Valentine, Where or When, I Wish I Were in Love Again, The Lady is a Tramp and Johnny One-Note. Set in a summer stock theatre, the plot concerns a group of young apprentices and their conviction to mount the original revue they have created while dodging the underhanded attempts of the surly theatre owner to squash their attempts at every turn. Further complications are provided by the overbearing stage mother of an ex-child star and the inflated ego of a hack Southern playwright. But of course the show must go on, and so it does in a resolution of comeuppance, reconciliation and romance.
Single ticket admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors age 55 and up and for students. Group rates are available. For tickets or information, please call the Box Office at 815-226-4100 or visit rockford.edu. Dates and locations are subject to change.
RU Box Office, email@example.com, 815-226-4100
Edgebrook Farmer's Market
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edgebrook Shops, Rockford
Sample the area's best seasonal Farmer's Market. Local farmers display their highest quality vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants. For more information visit edgebrookshops.com
Darcy Hanson 815-398-8957 firstname.lastname@example.org