Family Reading Night
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center for Career Education
In honor of National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, the Rock Valley College Adult Education department is inviting families to the Stenstrom Center for Career Education for Family Reading Night.
Parents are invited to bring their children, a blanket, and each child’s favorite book and stuffed animal to sit on the floor and read as a family. RVC staff and faculty will read some of their favorite books and those books will then be awarded as door prizes for those in attendance.
There is no cost to attend.
Amanda Smith, (815) 921-2000
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford IL 61102
Join us on Friday September 26, from 7-10pm for scintillating tales from paranormal experts, listen to audio clips found in the Tinker Cottage, and enjoy a tour with the chance to have your own paranormal encounter. 7-8:30 Lecture by Paranormal investigator, 8:45-9:30 tour of the Cottage. Each tour begins in the Barn. Cost is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102, 815-964-2424. www.tinkercottage.com
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
Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St. Rockford, IL 61102
Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying an evening wine tasting in the beautiful Fountain Garden. Twinkling lights, hors d’oeuvres and live music will complete the ambiance of this garden revelry. Ambiance music by the Firelight Dimmers performing Genre Cover songs from the 20′s to 50′s.
La Voz Latina Annual Recognition Banquet
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center, 610 N Bell School Rd., Rockford, IL
Celebrating its 43rd anniversary of serving the Latino community in Northern Illinois, La Voz Latina will host its Annual Recognition Banquet on September 26, 2014 at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Conference Center in Rockford.
The event will honor local Hispanics for educational and professional achievements that have inspired the community as well as individuals and organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to the agency and its mission. Individuals will be recognized in the following categories: Volunteer of the Year, Employee of the Year, Employee Years of Service, Latino of Distinction and Community Member of Distinction. Additionally, the Partner of Distinction honor will be awarded to a local company who has supported La Voz Latina’s programming throughout the year.
The banquet, a part of Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September 15 through October 15, includes a social hour featuring an authentic scaled down mercado, dinner, awards presentation, silent auction and raffle, and features dancing and live music from Grupo Escape.
Tickets for the banquet are $60 for individuals and $750 for corporate tables of 8 and may be purchased online - https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=eheqp4iab&oeidk=a07e9iiczhlf678b386
14th Annual SwedishAmerican Hospital Craft and Bake Sale
09/26/14 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 09/27/14 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1401 E. State Street, Rockford
Annual craft and bake sale featuring many crafters, vendors and baked goods. Admission to the event is free. Proceeds from the event will benefit United Way.
Mary Lynn 779.696.7181
Beckie Conti 779.696.7182
Michelle Moroney 779.696.7125