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Meditation in the Garden

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden
Do you have a busy lifestyle and need to slow down and see the beauty in the world around you? The tranquil gardens at Klehm will be the backdrop for a new meditation class held weekly on Saturday mornings. Join this new class and learn the practice of Vipassana meditation.

Meaning of the word “Vispassana”

“Vipassanā” comes from the Indo-Aryan language of Pali. It translates to “insight” or “seeing deeply”.

Purpose of Vipassanā Meditation

To calm and clear the mind
To view the world with clarity
To find balance within the self

The practice of Vipassana Meditation
Vipassana meditation is done in a relatively quiet place. It can be done alone or with a group. The focus of the meditation is the self and its responses to the stimulus that affect it. The journey of self-transformation is done through observing how the self reacts to external and internal sensations. This is a journey through the micro and macro cosmos.

Where, when, and what to bring
Weekly on Saturdays at 9:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M. at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Nothing is needed, but feel free to bring a cushion, pillow, mediation stool, or anything of comfort to sit on as the session will last roughly an hour and will be held outside in the gardens.

Phung Nguyen will conduct the class.

Members: Free
Non-Members: Included with Admission
Carrie Schommer 815-965-8146

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River City Sound Chorus Rummage Sale

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Spring Creek United Church of Christ 4500 Spring Creek Rd. and N. Alpine
50+ families. Something for everyone!

No early sales, no checks, all sales final.

Bag sale at 2 p.m.; $2 paper; $3 plastic.

Proceeds benefit River City Sound Chorus.

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BCT Presents: The Wizard of Oz

July 25-27 and Aug 1-3; Friday and Saturday night showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Byron Civic Theatre 850 N Colfax Byron, Il 61010
Dorothy will take a journey to the Emerald City after a tornado takes her from Kansas to Munchkinland. Along the way she will meet the munchkins, Glinda, the Tinman, Scarecrow, the Lion and many more, and she attempts to get through many obstacles.

WIZARD OF OZ opens the Byron Civic Theatre 20th Season, on July 25. Performances continues on July 26, 27 and August 1-3. Showtime’s are Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are now on sale! BCT Box Office is open Monday through Thursday 6:00-9:00pm and Saturday 9:00-Noon during productions.
2014-2015 Memberships and Contributors, including Wizard of Oz and our 20th season, also including Christmas Kaleidoscope (November 28-30), Noises Off (January 30-31 and February 1 & 6-8) and Fiddler On the Roof (April 24-26 & May 1-3) are now available! Benefits include having the advantage to reserve seating prior to tickets going on sale to general public, merchandise discounts, visits to our member lounge before shows. Contributors will also receive advertising benefits.


For more infromat
Call (815) 312-3000 for details.

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New Zion Baptist Church 90th Anniversary Musical

6:00 pm

604 Salter Ave Rockford, IL 61102
Featuring current and former choir members singing songs that were once sung a decade ago, and currently sung today.
Rev. Wyland Parks or Shawn Gillespie
815-964-3114

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Kishwaukee Fest

July 20 - 27, 2014

DeKalb County, IL
The week long Festival features Concerts in the Park, a Friday evening Parade, a Saturday Liners baseball game and a Sunday car show. In addition to the main events there are additional activities, entertainment and attractions to showcase DeKalb County.
For more information, visit the Kishwaukee Festival website or call call 815-756-1263.

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels "The Musical"

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm

The Pecatonica Playhouse 314 N. Main St. Pecatonica Illinois
Based on the popular 1988 film, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end.
www.pecplayhouse.org and by calling 815-239-1210

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Corn Boil

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

8210 E Edwardsville Rd, German Valley, IL
Fresh Corn on the cob, brats, hot dogs, drink, inflatables, pony rides, petting zoo. A free-will donation will be accepted.
Cathy Ross
815-362-6601

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Comfort Keepers "Feed Seniors Now" Food Drive

All month

Sullivans, Bocker Auto Group, Oakley Courts, Freeport Senior Center, St Joseph Adult Day Center, Liberty Village,
Comfort Keepers first annual food drive to "Feed Seniors Now" has set a goal to collect 2,000 pounds of food during the month of July 2014.
Susan M. Smith, Comfort Keepers
815-229-9100

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Concerts on the Creek (resubmission)

7:00 pm

Spring Creek United Church of Christ 4500 Spring Creek Road Rockford, IL
Concerts on the Creek is a weekly Saturday concert series featuring outstanding musicians who have achieved of regional, national, and international recognition; several of them have Rockford hometown roots. Concerts will showcase a broad variety of musical styles from blues to bluegrass and Dixieland to country. The concerts will occur each Saturdaythis summer at Spring Creek United Church of Christ on the intersection of Spring Creek and Spring Brook in Rockford (just east of Alpine). Concerts will begin at 7:00. Admission is free and donations will be accepted. Food and beverages will be made available for purchase by Bino's Italian Restaurant. Please note that attendance is limited to 225 persons on a first-come-first-served basis, and that parking is limited to 97 vehicles; parking on the street will not be permitted. Visit www.springcreekucc.org for more information, including complete schedule of musicians, or phone us at 815-979-1949. Please 'like' our concert's Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Concerts-On-The-Creek/1576640402561230

Saturday 6/7 Emily Hurd
Saturday 6/14 Barb City Stompers
Saturday 6/21 Starlite Radio
Saturday 6/28 Dion, Roy, & Italian Connection
Saturday 7/5 Dean Moriarty Jazz Band
Saturday 7/12 Olivia Dvorak
Saturday 7/19 No Name String Band
Saturday 7/26 Truman's Ridge
Saturday 8/2 Randy Sabien
Saturday 8/9 Harlan Jefferson
Saturday 8/16 Macyn Taylor
Saturday 8/23 June's Got The Ca$h
Saturday 8/30 Joe Jenks
Sara Ostgarden 779 221 5372
PUBLIC e-mail contact: Sue at office@springcreekucc.com

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