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Free Ice Cream & Prizes - Solid Rock Community Church

11am to 1pm

Mary's Park on the corner of Eastman and Washington in Harvard
Solid Rock Community Church will be giving away $400 worth of Premium Blue Bunny Ice Cream and bikes and scooters, sports balls and bags of goodies to children in Harvard on August 30th from 11am to 1pm at Mary's Park on the corner of Eastman and Washington. Bring your family and invite your friends!
To give or donate items visit www.solidrockchurch.us or call 815-943-9300.

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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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Zealous Art Studio/Team Son Tattoo A Thon

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

28 W Stephenson St, Freeport, IL 61032
An all day tattoo a thon offering prearranged custom tattoos or tattoo ideas from set flash sheets. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the AFSP. There will be a cookout, raffles, door prizes & more.
815-616-5230 to set up a time slot or 815-275-4775 for more information.

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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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Rockford Labor Day Pageant

5:00 p.m.

UAW Hall, 112 North Second St., Rockford, IL 61107
Come join Rockford United Labor's annual Rockford Labor Day Pageant. Judging will be held in four categories: Princess (ages 6-10), Young Miss (ages 11-15), Miss (ages 16-20) and Ms./Mrs. (ages 21+). Contestants will be judged based on their involvement in the community and their knowledge of the labor movement.
Bill Corey, President of Rockford United Labor, 815-968-1411

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