Cherry Valley Library: Fall into Books Sale
9:00 am during library open hours
755 E. State Cherry Valley, IL 61016
Huge sale of carefully sorted books and media for every age at low prices! Join the family friendly fun while supporting library parking lot expansion.
Eve Kirk, 815-332-5161
Light The Night Walk
Martin Park in Loves Park, IL
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk is a two-mile, non-competitive event. In communities throughout the country, participants carry illuminated lanterns while they walk – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold to remember those lost to a blood cancer. Participants join with their family, friends and co-workers to raise funds for LLS in advance of the Walk.
For more information or to register for a local walk, contact the Greater Illinois Chapter of LLS at (312) 651-7354 or visit lightthenight.org/il.
Bintou Sy - Marketing & Communications Mgr.
Autumn Pioneer Festival
Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boone County Conservation District 603 N Appleton Road, Belvidere, IL 61008
Travel back to the 1800’s and learn about the lifestyles and crafts of the day. Watch a blacksmith working at his forge, talk to voyageurs, settlers and buckskinners. Explore a wigwam in the Native American area, visit two authentic 1800’s log cabins, a one room schoolhouse and 5 ethnic gardens. Enjoy the sights as you tour the grounds on a horse drawn wagon. Learn to throw a tomahawk, use a cross cut saw and play old time games. Listen to live music throughout the day. Sample apple butter and bean soup cooked over an open fire. Food vendor offerings include prairie chicken, pioneer fries, buffalo stew, pie and ice cream, doughnuts, popcorn, old fashioned root beer and lemonade.
These are just a few of the many fun activities offered at the festival. Admission is free. Donations cheerfully accepted.
Autumn Pioneer Festival hours:
Saturday, September 28- 9a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 29- 10a.m. – 4 p.m.
Boone County Conservation District
Murder Mystery Night
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford IL 61102
Who-dun-it Murder Mystery Night at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum on September 27, 6-8pm. Rose is hosting her first Victorian Light party. Known for her flair for over-the-top events, everyone has decided to attend, either out of respect for the hostess, curiosity of electricity, or for the chance to socialize with the upper echelon of Rockford society. Unfortunately for the happy party goers, no one knows that there is a killer in their midst who plans to strike tonight! 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
2014 NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Dinner
Each year our NAACP branch publicly recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that strive to make our society better. On Saturday, September 27, 2014, the “2014 NAACP Freedom Fund Awards Dinner” is scheduled at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Center - 200 South Bell School Road - Rockford, IL 61108 is our venue. From 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, the program includes dinner, the annual awards presentations, and we are pleased and proud to announce that Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund is our featured speaker at this year’s event. Along with recognition of the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act, the theme of this year’s event is “All In for Freedom and Justice.” Individual seats are $50.00 and $400.00 reserves a full table of 8.
For more information contact Dr. Sterling E. Blackmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lloyd Johnston at email@example.com, Our office number is (815) 969 – 6033.
WILLOW GLEN FARM OPEN HOUSE
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Willow Glen Farm is again opening its farm to the public. Come on out and meet our herd of alpacas. Learn more about these inquisitive, unique animals. We'll have a variety of alpaca items for sale from socks to yarn to rugs! Plan on starting your holiday shopping!
No admission fee.
We're just a few minutes from Edwards Apple Orchard.
21000 Leroy Center Rd.
Capron, IL 61012
DIxon Habitat for Humanity Garage Sale
10 a.m. - 3p.m.
87 S. Hennepin
Join the Dixon Habitat for Humanity for their annual garage sale during Dixon's Scarecrow Festival on September 27th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 87 S. Hennepin. A variety of household and hardware items will be sold.
For more information, visit http://hfh-il-dixon.huterra.com
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
Easter Seals Walk With Me Rockford
7:30 am - 10:00 am
Aviators Stadium 4503 Interstate Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111
Fundraiser for Easter Seals services in Rockford, IL. Individuals and teams can sign up for the Walk and 5K at: www.walkwithme.org/rockford Contact Cindy at 815-961-7840 for more information.