4th Annual Season's Splendor Extravaganza Crafts & Gift Show
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stateline Pitch 7939 Burden Rd Machesney Park, IL
Season's Splendor Extravaganza is the perfect opportunity to discover memorable Christmas gifts for your family or a special person in your life. Shoppers will also enjoy delightful music while they shop as well as great raffle prizes donated by over 70 vendors. This event means much more than showcasing gifts and the talents of our vendor's handmade products and gifts. The Season's Splendor Extravaganza also serves as a fundraiser for our four-legged friends. We are asking for a dollar donation admission to benefit Fresh Start Animal Rescue, a local animal rescue.
Brooke Rd. UMC Annual Turkey Dinner
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Brooke Rd. United Methodist Church, 1404 Brooke Rd., Rockford, IL 61109
Annual Turkey Dinner featuring Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy, Stuffing, Mixed Vegetables, Salad, Pie, Drink, carry outs available, $9.00, under 5 free, 6 to 12 $4.50
Kimberly Fahlbeck, 815-298-0010, email@example.com
Miracle on 34th Street by Main Street Players of Boone County
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Belvidere Community Center 111 West 1st St. Belvidere, IL
Theatre performance based on the motion picture, "Miracle on 34th Street."
Main Street Players of Boone County
Ken-Rock's Snowflakes in November Craft Show & Bake Sale
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
3218 11th St. Rockford, IL. 61109
We have hundreds of handcrafted items for your winter and holiday enjoyment along with yummy homemade bake goods for sale. Our concession stand is open for breakfast and lunch.
St. John's UCC of Belvidere Annual Bazar and Bake Sale
Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
St. John's United Church of Christ 401 N. Main St. Belvidere IL 61008
St. John’s UCC of Belvidere Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale
Come and start your Christmas shopping early with the wonderful Holiday items at the Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale.
November 7th from 8am to 4pm and November 8th from 8am to 3pm. “The Café” will be open daily from 8am to 1pm.
American Doll Clothes, Apron, Christmas Wreaths and of course Baked goods are just some of the items for Sale!
Raffle tickets are and will be available for a chance to win a beautiful handmade quilt.
Come and See!
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
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
VFW Roscoe IL
Roscoe Ladies Auxiliary VFW 2955 is hosting a Craft Show/Vendor Fair
Ann Love 815-558-0110
Ashton-Franklin Center Student Council Turkey Trot 5K
Registration 12:00-12:45 Walk/run to begin at 1:00
AFC High School 611 Western Ave., Ashton, IL 61006
Ashton-Franklin Center Student Council will be hosting a 5K walk/run on November 8, 2014. Registration is $15 before November 1st and $20 after November 1st. All proceeds will be helping Allie Cardot and Marissa Asbury raise money for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. They will be running a half marathon in December, and need your help to meet their goal. Please support them and the CCFA (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America) by walking or running in November! Entertainment provided by Tristan Bushman. Bake sale, 50/50 tickets, petting zoo along with other kids activities are being planned for the day. Flier and registration can be found at www.afcschools.net
Rhonda Cardot 815-453-7461
Annual Holiday Vendor & Craft Expo
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Belvidere American Legion Post #77 900 Chrysler Dr. Belvidere, IL 61008
Come get your holiday shopping done in one stop... Lots of Vendors And crafters!! Door prizes & refreshments!! All proceeds to go to help with club improvement & to help the local vetrans!!
Jesica Kalas, 815-218-7472
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spring Creek United Church of Christ, 4500 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford
There will be booths with handcrafted goodies for sale and special music by area entertainers, all for your holiday shopping pleasure.
Judy Williams 815-885-3272 firstname.lastname@example.org
Trash or Treasure (Antique Appraisal Event)
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boone County Historical Museum, 314 S. State St., Belvidere, IL.
Trash or Treasure is an Antique Appraisal Event. Bring your attic artifact to the Boone County Historical Museum to be appraised by a professional ($6 per item, tickets available at the door). Museum is also open that day 9 am - 3 pm. Admission to Museum Exhibits by Free Will Donation. This is a fundraiser for the Boone County Historical Museum. Sponsors: Eric Dahl and Shawn Rooney, Financial Advisors with Edward Jones.
Call 815.397.5169 or 815.544.5984
4th Annual Shannon's Soldiers Fundraiser Extravaganza
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hilltop Ministry Center ~ 8301 Mitchell Rd. Machesney Park
Shopping! Food! Raffles!! Help us raise money and awareness for our fight to end Multiple Sclerosis!! It's time to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping and all your holiday needs! Shop from nearly 50 fabulous vendors!! After shopping take a break and grab a hotdog and chips then head over to our bake sale to get some delicious goodies!! Get into our raffles for a chance to win some awesome prizes!! All proceeds will go to the National MS Society! We hope you will join us!!
Sarah Schaffer 815-262-0278 email@example.com
RSO Presents: Dreams of the Fallen
Coronado Theatre Rockford, IL
Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
Jake Runestad Dreams of the Fallen
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 5 in F major, op. 76
Rockford native Jake Runestad calls his Dreams of the Fallen “A Musical Response to War”, which seeks to express life through the eyes of a soldier, both during combat and after returning home. The RSO has co-commissioned this powerful work, featuring pianist Jeffrey Biegel and the Mendelssohn Chorale. Barber’s Adagio for Strings, written in 1936 and a familiar icon of mourning and cathartic pathos, opens the program. Dvořák’s Fifth Symphony offers a bucolic and cheerful antipode, displaying the young Czech composer’s emerging confidence in his talent
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis (Milwaukee), WI 53214
Join the Fun at Trainfest®, America’s LARGEST operating model railroad show. Find the Adventure this year when kids from 5 to 99 can run the trains at many of the railroads. There are more opportunities to get hands-on than ever before! Build a Memory in the expanded Kids’ Activity Zone filled with FREE crafts, new make ‘n takes and plenty of train-themed fun! Spend hours entertained by over 60 intricately-detailed running railroads. Rounding out this spectacular show are model train manufacturers and retailers from coast-to-coast. Trainfest has something for everyone in its 200,000 square feet of display area. Discounted advanced tickets available online at www.trainfest.com.
For more show details visit Trainfest.com
Admission Information: Adults: $12.50 ($11.50 Advanced) Kids 4-12: $5 ($3 Advanced) 3 & Under: Always FREE
Veterans 5K Run & Walk
Sinnissippi Bike Path @ YMCA Log House, 200 Y Blvd, Rockford
A 5K Run & Walk to Benefit the Veterans Drop-In Center in Rockford, IL