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Abundance

Fridays & Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Sundays, 2:00 pm

The Pecatonica Playhouse 314 N. Main St. Pecatonica Illinois
"Abundance" From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Crimes of the Heart comes this poignant but unromanticized story of the hard lives of pioneers on the high plains of Wyoming in the 1860's. Macon and Bess are two mail-order brides, lured to the West by the promise of new beginnings through marriage to men they have never met. While waiting for their respective husbands-to-be, one bubbling with optimism, the other mousy and plain, the two women become instant best friends. As Abundance follows the two women through their friendship and adventures for the next 25 years, this Western epic unearths the dark underside of American mythology. Showtimes Fri and Sat @ 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. For tickets call 815-239-1210 or bu online at www.pecplayhouse.org
815-239-1210

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Trinity UMC Annual Fish Boil

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.

http://www.wifr.com/community/events/272861841.html | 272861841

RACE THE RUNWAY For CASA

7:30 a.m.

Chicago Rockford International Airport 2 Airport Road Rockford, IL 61109
Winnebago County CASA is excited to announce the very first "Race the Runway". We are teaming up with the Chicago Rockford International Airport to host our first Run on the Runway on Saturday, October 4, 2014. We look forward to growing this event to a premier sports event in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. With the help of the community, sponsors, local businesses, press, staff and volunteers we hope to meet our goals of providing a high quality event for runners while showcasing the support for Winnebago County CASA by members of our community. Our ultimate goal is to give every child who has been placed into the juvenile court system due to abuse and/or neglect, an advocate who will be their voice in Court.
Races begin at 8:00 a.m.
1 mile race – $25.00 – Chip Timed
5K run/walk – $35.00 – Chip Timed
(1 mile race & 5K run/walk – $45.00)
Kids run, with 4 age groups and distances – $15.00
For more information, to register, and/or to be a sponsor, visit www.casaracetherunway.org
or LErickson11@hotmail.com
Leslie Erickson: LErickson11@hotmail.com or 815-978-2322

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Byron Chamber ChiliFest

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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And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little

October 2-4, 2014; 7:30 p.m.; October 5, 2014; 2:00 p.m.

Rockford University, Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
The three Reardon sisters have grown up in a house of women, dominated by their mother, who is only recently dead. But time has erased the tender closeness of girlhood; one sister has married and cut herself off; another has begun to drink more than she should; and the third, after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches, is on the brink of madness. When the married sister comes to dinner to press the need for committing her sibling to an institution, the simmering resentments of many years burst alive and are exacerbated by the intrusion of a well-meaning but boorish neighbor couple, whose unexpected arrival impels the action towards its shattering conclusion—in which all the pathos, humor and searing honesty of the play combine with overwhelming effect.

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
BoxOffice@rockford.edu
815-226-4100

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Janesville Irish Fest

October 2-5

Janesville, WI. For complete details, see www.janesvilleirishfest.com.
About Us
History of Irish Fest

Janesville Irish Fest is a four-day celebration of the area’s Irish heritage and culture. It offers a uniquely, nontraditional festival experience through hosting events at multiple citywide locations. Local businesses, organizations and nonprofits collaborate together to present Irish-themed music, dance, food and family activities.

The year 2013 was the inaugural year of the event. The event idea evolved after booking the popular Irish band, Gaelic Storm, on October 5th and 6th in 2013 at the Janesville Performing Arts Center (JPAC). The Irish festival was planned surrounding the popular band’s performance. Several community members from partnering organizations came together to expand on JPAC’s Irish band to expand the event into a citywide festival celebrating Irish culture in Janesville. It was an interesting fact to learn that Janesville has the highest percentage of population of Irish residents as compared to other larger cities in the state of Wisconsin.

The Janesville Irish Fest takes place at several locations throughout Janesville, allowing attendees to experience all that Janesville has to offer. In addition, the festival is family-friendly, setting it apart from other Irish festivals in the state.

The festival is aimed at promoting tourism in Janesville and Rock County, while providing local residents the opportunity to seek out fun, cultural entertainment.

For complete details, including a schedule of events, see www.janesvilleirishfest.com.

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Cider n' Cinnamon Arts and Craft Fair

Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Edgebrook Shops, Rockford
Join us for this free event Oct. 4th 10a-5p & Oct. 5th 10a-4p. More than 50 arts & crafts exhibits displaying a variety of art, jewelry, crafts, clothing, refurbished and vintage home decor, and so much more! Get a head start on your unique and local finds for the holiday gift giving season. All Edgebrook merchants will have normal business hours and our eateries will be ready to serve you. For more information including fair events and entertainment, visit edgebrookshops.com
Darcy Hanson 815-398-8957 dhanson@orputcompanies.com

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Fall Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful Metals and Electronics Drive

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Machesney Park Mall, South parking lot, 8750 North Second Street, Machesney Park, IL
Free drop off of most metals and electronics (except televisions) including appliances and any item containing metal. $10 fee for proper disposal of appliances with Freon (refrigerators, freezers, de-humidifiers) or propane grill tanks. For list of accepted items visit www.knib.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Martha Byrnes
Event Coordinator: Courtney Oertel
Executive Director: Lori Gummow
815-637-1343
www.knib.org

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