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Buzz, Buzz, Bugs

Main Library, Little Theatre, 215 N. Wyman St.
All ages. Summer is a great time to learn about insects. Fly, wiggle, or crawl to this story time for books, songs and a buggy craft. Registration is NOT required.

For more information, call 815-965-7606.


A CARS DAY OUT

Times: Saturday 8:00am - Starts at Rockford Speedway Location: Rockford Speedway (to Don Carter Lanes) Address: 9500 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111
CAR'S DAY OUT - PEDAL TO THE METAL," ALL VEHICLE FAMILY CRUISE EVENT
August 16, 2014 - August 16, 2014
Times: Saturday 8:00am - Starts at Rockford Speedway
Location: Rockford Speedway (to Don Carter Lanes)
Address: 9500 Forest Hills Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111
Website: http://www.crusaderhealth.org/august-car-show-benefits-crusader/
Admission: Vehicle registration $20 per car

Description:

A classic and special interest all vehicle family cruise event called "A Car's Day Out - Pedal To The Metal" takes place at Rockford Speedway and Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. Proceeds from the event will benefit Crusader Community Health. The cruise is open to any car, truck, motorcycle or street tuner, novelty class, classic or clunker. Take laps on the track at the Speedway and have your ride photographed at the finish line (for a donation). Then cruise to Don Carter Lanes (4007 E. State St.) where awards will be presented. There will be a live DJ, 50/50 drawings, bucket raffles, a team sports apparel sale, and more.

8:00am - Laps and pictures at Speedway
Noon - Cruise down to Don Carter Lanes for the car show
4:00pm - Trophies awarded and pick up Speedway photos

Early bird pre-registration (before July 25, 2014) qualifies for special prizes. For more information and a registration form contact:

Mike Szczech
c/o O'Brien's Service Center
330 N. Alpine Road
Rockford, IL 61107

John Groh 815-985-4879


Zealous Art Studio/Team Son Tattoo A Thon

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.


Seed Saving & Seed Exchange Workshop

Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
Seed saving is the practice of saving seeds from vegetables, grain, herbs, and flowers for the use from year to year in your garden. This practice has a long history and has recently started to regain popularity among gardeners. It takes a bit of knowledge and proper planning in order to be successful with seed saving an now is the perfect time to start saving seeds from your vegetable garden. Join Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Miller for this workshop to learn the history, methods, and planning techniques for saving seed from your garden in this one and a half hour program.

Gardeners are welcomed and encouraged to bring any seeds they may have saved previously to participate in a seed exchange. Bring a packet of seeds and go home with a different packet of seeds to try! Participation is purely voluntary.

The cost of this program is $5.00 per person. Registration can be made by calling the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710 or visit our website at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Boone County Extension at 815-544-3710.

Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu



Healthy Living: Growing and Cooking with Culinary Herbs

Ida Public Library 320 N. State Street Belvidere, IL
Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs -- and there's no better way to get fresh herbs than to grow them yourself. Learn how to grow and cook with your herbs during a "Growing & Cooking Culinary Herbs" workshop offered by University of Illinois Extension - Boone County. Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Miller will provide instruction on what herbs grow best outdoors and indoors and the tools & techniques for successful herb gardens. Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator Marilyn Csernus will demonstrate how to prepare and enjoy your edible bounty. She will discuss her/food combinations; have samples to taste and recipes to take home. Everyone is welcome.

This is the final program in the FREE three-part series taking place at Ida Public Library. While this is a free event, registration is still needed to ensure we have enough materials for the participants. Registration can be done by calling the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710, or by visiting our website at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the Boone County Extension at 815-544-3710.

Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu



Healthy Living: Healthy Snacks for Kids

Ida Public Library 320 N. State Street Belvidere, IL
Are you snack savvy? We all need to be, considering many of us take in as much as 25% of our daily calories from snacks. This isn't a problem if our snack choices are healthy and we keep in mind snacks are not "additional" calories, but part of our daily calorie needs. As parents we know it is important to provide healthy snacks for our children, however this is not always easy given all the tempting, unhealthy options available these days. Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Marilyn Csernus will help make this task a little easier with some easy snack options. WE will demo a couple of recipes for you to taste and try out at home.

This is the second program in a FREE three-part series focusing on gardening activities, healthy snacks an cooking with herbs. The final program in the series is Aug. 18: Growing and Cooking with Culinary Herbs.

While this is a free program, registration is still needed to ensure we have enough materials for the participants. Registration can be done by calling the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710, or by visiting our website at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call the Boone County Extension at 815-544-3710.

Judy Hodge
815-544-3710
hodg@illinois.edu



Rockton River Market

Settler's Park, Rockton, IL
The Rockton River Market offers a small town atmosphere on the scenic Rock River.

Each Wednesday features:
Live music
locally made items
locally grown produce
Food and drinks

Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy a relaxing evening in our park.
Come for the shopping. Stay for the music!

https://www.facebook.com/rocktonrivermarket

Jodi May
815-713-5588
info@rocktonchamber.com



Trainfest 2014

Wisconsin State Fair Park, Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis (Milwaukee), WI 53214
Join the Fun at Trainfest®, America’s LARGEST operating model railroad show. Find the Adventure this year when kids from 5 to 99 can run the trains at many of the railroads. There are more opportunities to get hands-on than ever before! Build a Memory in the expanded Kids’ Activity Zone filled with FREE crafts, new make ‘n takes and plenty of train-themed fun! Spend hours entertained by over 60 intricately-detailed running railroads. Rounding out this spectacular show are model train manufacturers and retailers from coast-to-coast. Trainfest has something for everyone in its 200,000 square feet of display area. Discounted advanced tickets available online at www.trainfest.com.
For more show details visit Trainfest.com
Admission Information: Adults: $12.50 ($11.50 Advanced) Kids 4-12: $5 ($3 Advanced) 3 & Under: Always FREE


Angela 262-782-4637