Fridays & Saturdays, 8:00 pm; Sundays, 2:00 pm
The Pecatonica Playhouse 314 N. Main St. Pecatonica Illinois
"Abundance" From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Crimes of the Heart comes this poignant but unromanticized story of the hard lives of pioneers on the high plains of Wyoming in the 1860's. Macon and Bess are two mail-order brides, lured to the West by the promise of new beginnings through marriage to men they have never met. While waiting for their respective husbands-to-be, one bubbling with optimism, the other mousy and plain, the two women become instant best friends. As Abundance follows the two women through their friendship and adventures for the next 25 years, this Western epic unearths the dark underside of American mythology. Showtimes Fri and Sat @ 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. For tickets call 815-239-1210 or bu online at www.pecplayhouse.org
Jefferson High Class of 2004- 10 year Reunion
Brewsky's Bar & Grill, 4414 Charles St. Rockford, IL 61108
Cost covers: food, selected beverages, and the venue.
$30 in advance and $35 at the door
Advance tickets are available until Wednesday September 17th.
Please check out our Facebook page at Rockford Jefferson Class of 2004 or e-mail us at Jeffersonhigh2004@gmail.com for details.
Jefferson High School 2004, Jeffersonhigh2004@gmail.com
Machesney Craft/Vendor Show 2014
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Machesney Elementary School on 251 in Machesney Park
Over 40 vendors/crafters, mostly handmade including candles, hair accessories, books, purses, pictures, and a local author.
Perennials for the Shade
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102
This presentation By Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, WI, will focus on a few shade plants that are good performers, not just new plants that have not been trialed.
RSO Presents: Celebrating International Peace Day
Coronado Theatre Rockford, IL
Sir Andrzej Panufnik Procession for Peace
Sergey Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major
Bella Hristova, violin
Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable”
Panufnik, a Polish composer who defected to Britain, dedicated his Procession for Peace “to peace-loving people of every race and religion, of every political and philosophical creed.” Prokofiev wrote his dreamy first violin concerto during World War I, and its peaceful serenity stands in sharp contrast to that War’s destruction. Danish composer Nielsen wrote his Fourth Symphony against the backdrop of that war, giving it the subtitle “The Inextinguishable”, referring to the power of the human will to live.
Ticket prices are $22-58. Student tickets are available for $7.