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Rockford Evening Lions Bingo Fundraiser

1:30 p.m.

United Auto Workers Hall, 112 N. Second St.
The Rockford Evening Lions will host a bingo fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at the United Auto Workers Hall, 112 N. Second St.

Door prizes, raffles and free ice cream for bingo players will be available.

For information: 815-962-0600.

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30th Annual SwedishAmerican State Street Mile

5 p.m.

State Street entrance to SwedishAmerican Hospital Rockford, IL
The 1 mile race, to be held August 2 beginning at 5PM, begins near the State Street entrance to SwedishAmerican Hospital and ends on the east side of the State Street Bridge. It promises to be a great race celebrating one of the areas longest running events drawing athletes from all over the region.

This event is a tribute to race founder, Dick Berry and Ben Newson, Jr. While Berry’s primary goal was to bring a sub-four minute mile to Rockford (accomplished in 1990), he would no doubt be thrilled to see so many athletes of varying ages and abilities annually participating in the State Street Mile. To Newson,a long time local area track and cross country coach, winning wasn’t everything. What was important was “giving it the best you’ve got”. Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Rockford and the Rockford Wildcats Running Group.

There will be 5 divisional races for all groups of runners including; Masters for runners aged 40+, the Ben Newson Jr. Female Race for those attending K-12, the Ben Newson Jr. Male Race for those attending K-12, Open for persons 17-39 and a Kids’ Fun Run for children12 years and younger. Entry fees vary by division but early registration discounts are available. This race is part of the 2014 Road Runners Club of America Championship Race Series and a Rockford Road Runner 2014 Circuit Race.

New this year will be the 30th Anniversary $1,000 High School Challenge. The high school that has the most registered and participating students, staff and faculty will receive a $1,000 prize for their athletic department.

Immediately following the races, an awards ceremony will take place at the corner of State Street and Water Street, known as the City Market Festival area.

Registration for the 30th Annual SwedishAmerican State Street Mile is now available online at www.signmeup.com/98439, www.swedishamerican.org or rockfordboysandgirlsclub.org.
For further information, go to the above mentioned websites to download a brochure or registration information or contact Scott Saporiti at (815) 543-1567 or scott.saporiti@sbcglobal.net.

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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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Wounded Warrior Project - Ride and Auction

More info about this event...

Ride 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Live Music at 7 p.m.

Real McCoy's Bar and Restaurant Davis, IL
A fundraiser/ride will be held for the Wounded Warrior Project on August 2nd leaving out of Davis IL at 10:30 a.m. from The Real McCoy's Bar and Restaurant.

All vehicles welcome. Ride concludes at 5:30 p.m at The Real McCoys where food, live music, and a silent auction will also be held.

100% of the proceeds will go towards the Wounded Warrior Project.
For questions, please call Scott at 815-908-8440.

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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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A Rainbow of Reptiles!

Saturday, August 2, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St..
For all ages. Lizards, turtles, alligators and snakes…do you have a favorite reptile? Come talk about your favorite, and enjoy stories all about wonderful reptiles at this special, scaly story time. Registration is NOT required.
For more information, call 815-965-7606.

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Quo Vadis Madison 2014

all day

Madison, Wisconsin
Quo Vadis Madison 2014 brings together young professionals and students of Polish descent or with other connections to Poland for a weekend of intensive leadership building and networking. The conference will be organized in (large) part by the Polish Student Association, UW-Madison.
With a renewed focus on problem-solving skills applied to contemporary Polonia issues, Quo Vadis Madison continues the United States chapter of the Quo Vadis International vision for excellence and unity in the Polish diaspora.Our conference’s motto is “Back to the Future” in order to capture the theme of innovation. We would like to provide an atmosphere where participants are encouraged to think of unique ways to approach issues important to Polonia today. Sometimes, the key to future success can be found in a retreat of thoughtful reflection; by rethinking the basics and how we approach them, we can resolve even the most insurmountable problems. An emphasis on creative problem solving and a renewal of how we wish to develop Quo Vadis will be the central focus for our committee.
Jacqueline Freidel: vote4me2026@gmail.com
Marta Studnicka: 262­441­1452; mstudnicka@wisc.edu

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"My Future is Bright" Movie Mornings: Monsters University


Woodward Technology Center (WTC) - Rock Valley College Main Campus (3301 N Mulford Rd)
The whole family is invited to join us for Movie Mornings at Rock Valley College!

This event is for children 10 and under (with adult supervision). Free popcorn, juice, and snacks will be provided at each event.

Please call (815) 921-1100 for more information.
Melvin Allen, 815-921-1100

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9:00 am

McCoy's in Davis IL
Motorcycle ride and auction to raise money for the project,there will bands, food.
Scott Mclain Davis IL 815-908-8440

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4th Annual Life Is A Highway Dinner & Ride

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

American Legion 900 W. Chrysler Dr. Belvidere, IL
Fundraiser for Easter Seals Therapeutic School and Center for Autism, Rockford. Includes: motorcycle ride, dinner, drawings, live music & door prizes
Mary at 815-965-6745 or mwabel@eastersealschicago.org

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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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