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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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Buzz, Buzz, Bugs

Saturday, August 16, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St.
All ages. Summer is a great time to learn about insects. Fly, wiggle, or crawl to this story time for books, songs and a buggy craft. Registration is NOT required.
For more information, call 815-965-7606.

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8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Times: Saturday 8:00am - Starts at Rockford Speedway Location: Rockford Speedway (to Don Carter Lanes) Address: 9500 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111
August 16, 2014 - August 16, 2014
Times: Saturday 8:00am - Starts at Rockford Speedway
Location: Rockford Speedway (to Don Carter Lanes)
Address: 9500 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111
Website: http://www.crusaderhealth.org/august-car-show-benefits-crusader/
Admission: Vehicle registration $20 per car


A classic and special interest all vehicle family cruise event called "A Car's Day Out - Pedal To The Metal" takes place at Rockford Speedway and Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. Proceeds from the event will benefit Crusader Community Health. The cruise is open to any car, truck, motorcycle or street tuner, novelty class, classic or clunker. Take laps on the track at the Speedway and have your ride photographed at the finish line (for a donation). Then cruise to Don Carter Lanes (4007 E. State St.) where awards will be presented. There will be a live DJ, 50/50 drawings, bucket raffles, a team sports apparel sale, and more.

8:00am - Laps and pictures at Speedway
Noon - Cruise down to Don Carter Lanes for the car show
4:00pm - Trophies awarded and pick up Speedway photos

Early bird pre-registration (before July 25, 2014) qualifies for special prizes. For more information and a registration form contact:

Mike Szczech
c/o O'Brien's Service Center
330 N. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61107
John Groh 815-985-4879

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First National Bank & Trust/Goodwill Electronic Recycling Drive

9:00 am - noon

Saturday, July 19 --- FNBT branch located at 5360 Bridge Street in Roscoe, Illinois Saturday, August 16 --- FNBT branch located at 2600 Cranston Road in Beloit, Wisconsin Saturday, September 13 --- FNBT branch located at 500 N Elida Street in Winnebago, Illinois
First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) will be hosting a series of Free Electronic Recycling Drives in partnership with Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. Goodwill will have a mobile unit on-site at three FNBT branches to help community members securely dispose of electronic devices. This free service, open to all community members, will be available from 9:00 am until noon on the following dates:

• Saturday, July 19 --- FNBT branch located at 5360 Bridge Street in Roscoe, Illinois
• Saturday, August 16 --- FNBT branch located at 2600 Cranston Road in Beloit, Wisconsin
• Saturday, September 13 --- FNBT branch located at 500 N Elida Street in Winnebago, Illinois

For every pound collected at each of the three events, FNBT will donate $.01 to Goodwill.

Items to be collected at the drive include cell phones, computers, printers, small appliances, VCRs, DVD players and stereos. For a complete list of acceptable items, please visit www.goodwillni.org/donate.
For more information on the First National Bank and Trust free electronic recycling drive or hosting your own donation drive with Goodwill Industries, contact Mary Ann Matus at (815) 987-6232.

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The Local: Burpee Summer Festival


Burpee Museum of Natural History (737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103)
Join us on August 16 from 7-11 as we present the first annual, The Local, a new and exciting Summer Festival at Burpee Museum of Natural History. The Rockford area is home to a number of amazing restaurants, breweries, and wineries and we are celebrating everything Rockford has to offer.

At The Local, area breweries and wineries will pair with area restaurants to present a unique pairing for guests to sample. Guests can vote on their favorite pairing and a prize will be awarded at the end of the night to the pair most voted for! Guests can sample for free and purchase a full glass if they choose.

In addition to local food and drink, Clutch Cargo will be out on the Terrace providing great entertainment for the whole night!

With a new and improved silent auction, local breweries, wineries, and restaurants, and Clutch Cargo, we can think of no better way to spend your Saturday night! Tickets are available from July 1, 2014 through August 8, 2014. Tickets are $55/person or 10 for $500. For ages 21 and older. ID's will be checked upon signing in. Call 815.965.3433 to register starting July 1!

This year we are excited to welcome Carlyle Brewing Company, Pig Minds Brewing Company, and Rockford Brewing Company as our featured breweries and Hailey's Winery and Famous Fossil Winery as our wineries. Be sure to check back here to keep updated on the restaurants we'll be featuring!
MacKenna Atteberry
815.965.3433 x 1004

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Huge Daylily Plant Sale

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Olbrich Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704
Largest daylily plant sale in the area. Thousands of plants - more than 800 different kinds. Hardy, Wisconsin-grown, drought-tolerant plants. Free plant with every purchase. Credit/debit cards accepted. www.wisconsindaylilysociety.org
Rosemary Kleinheinz, 608-221-1933, trkleinheinz@att.net

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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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5th Annual Harlem Alumni Bash

7:00 p.m.

Park Lanes/Splitters
Reunion for all students from all classes who attended Harlem High School. Donations accepted of School Supplies for Harlem Students in Need at the door in lieu of Cover charge. Please check out the Facebook Page.
Michelle Tucker

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