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Murder Mystery Night

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford Il 61102
Murder at the Speakeasy, November 15, 6-8pm. Dust off your flapper dress, zoot suits and Tommy guns and get ready for your Roaring Twenties Murder Mystery Party! At this cozy little hot spot, hidden in the old Tinker mansion, you will find the best night scene around. Drink, dance, sing and mingle with other like-minded individuals but be careful, wherever there is liquor there is always the mafia…and the police. Cost is $20 per member, $25 for non-member. Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum, 411 Kent Street, Rockford, IL 61102, 815-964-2424. www.tinkercottage.com

Ashley Downing
815-964-2424



CAPTURE

Prairie Street Brewhouse
CAPTURE-Celebrating local photographers, benefiting The Haven Network. The Haven Network serves families who have experienced the death of their pre-born or new born baby. Part of the unique services provided to the families at no charge, is the gift of Photography. Because Photography is such an important part of The Haven Network, we have partnered together for an evening of celebration with talented local photographers to benefit The Haven Network and it's photography program. Tickets are $20.00, ticket price includes: heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine and the opportunity to view stunning pieces of photography from over 20 amazingly talented local photographers. Call The Haven Network office at 815-962-1512 to purchase tickets.

Kathy Pittman, 815-962-1512
kpittman@thehavennetwork.org



Daytime Group for People with Hearing Loss

Center for Sight & Hearing, 8038 MacIntosh Lane, Rockford, IL 61107
All with hearing loss welcome.

Pietrina Probst, 815.332.6833


Recycle This! Texture & Painting

Womanspace 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford, IL 61114
Age 18-Adult. Students will need two canvases of any size and their own acrylic paint. If it catches your eye, makes you smile, or you just need to touch it, collect it! Create a reflection of yourself on canvas by using “unique treasures” and save the environment at the same time.

Womanspace
815-877-0118
www.womanspace-rockford.org



DC Estate Winery Ribbon Cutting

8877 Stateline Rd, South Beloit, IL 61080
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for DC Estate Winery at 4:45pm. Open house immediately following

Tia Lasswell 815-871-5667


Chili Supper, Craft Market, & Bake Sale

Prairie Ridge Apartments 1730 Hance Dr. Freeport, IL 61032
Meal - $6.00 – All the Chili you can eat (relishes, bread, dessert & drink included)
Children’s Meal (under 12 yrs) - $3.00 (Chili or Hot Dog meal)

Bake Sale – Homemade baked items
Craft Market – Homemade crafts and gift items

The money raised will go to resident activities.





Scrip Signing/Staged Reading of New Play

Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St, Pecatonica IL, 61063
Pec Playhouse Theatre is excited to announce that we will be holding a script signing event with local playwright Dan Doyle to celebrate the publication of his script “Waste MisManagement,” which had its premiere production at PPT as part of our 2012 season and is now officially published through Dramatic Publishing! In addition to the script signing, we will also be presenting a staged reading of Dan’s newest show, “Politically Possessed” featuring many well-known local actors, including many from the premiere cast of “Waste MisManagement.” The event will be held on October 26th beginning at 2pm at the theatre. Scripts of “Waste MisManagement” may be purchased through the publisher’s website at www.dramaticpublishing.com, or a limited number of scripts will be available for purchase at the event for signing.

815-239-1210


College of Nursing Information Session

University of Illinois Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave, Rockford
Are you seeking a Master's in Science in Nursing (MS), a Certificate in nursing, or advanced practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree?

UIC College of Nursing will be hosting an Information Session on November 14, 2014 from 3p to 5p at the University of Illinois Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave, Rockford IL.

Please RSVP to Pam Johnson at pjohns@uic.edu or 815-395-5624

Pamela Johnson, pjohns@uic.edu or 815-395-5624


Capture

Prairie Street Brewhouse, Rockford
The Haven Network serves families who have suffered the death of their unborn or new born baby. Part of the unique services for our families is the gift of Photography.

Because Photography is such an important part of The Haven Network, we have partnered together for an evening of celebration with talented local Photographers to benefit The Haven Network and its Photography program.

Tickets are $20 in advance. Ticket price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and the opportunity to view stunning pieces of photography from over 20 amazingly talented local
photographers.



Call The Haven Network office at 815-962-1512 to purchase tickets. Limited spacing available.

The Haven Network, 815-962-1512 or info@thehavennetwork.org


St. John's UCC of Belvidere Women's Retreat

St. John's United Church of Christ 401 N. Main St. Belvidere IL 61008
St. John’s UCC of Belvidere will be hosting “At the Window” A retreat on Prayer. This Women’s spiritual retreat will be on Saturday October 25th 2014 from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Cost is $5.00 per lady.
Come enjoy this enriching retreat presented by Rev. Dr. Martha Brunell



Rev. Muriel Morley Jahn
815-544-3773



EarthMatters

Womanspace 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford, IL 61114
Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable and encouraging group. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment. Please join us for our Seventh Year of earth mothering! The speakers and activities will be listed each month in Intertwinings.

October’s topic: Light bulbs! How energy efficient, environmentally-friendly, and cost effective are the LED, incandescent and CSF’s? Examples will be brought in with some data and statistics. It should be an illuminating discussion!

Fee: Freewill offering



Womanspace
815-877-0118
www.womanspace-rockford.org



Hatha Vinyasa/Restorative Yoga

Womanspace 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford, IL 61114
Open to all levels, men and women. Recommended for beginners, young and old, injured and athletic alike. Great to manage and reduce tension and stress. Join us Thursday mornings at 9:30 for Hatha Vinyasa/Restorative yoga practice. Hatha yoga is a slow-paced, gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishes a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the Ha - sun/stimulating energy with the Tha – moon/calming energy.

Restorative yoga is a practice that helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and eye pillow (if you have one).

Womanspace
815-877-0118
www.womanspace-rockford,org



Mix It, Don't Match It! Mixed Media for You

Womanspace 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford, IL 61114
Whether you are a professional or a beginner, this class will encompass the inner “think outside the box” attitude of what art is. Your canvas will capture new and old techniques to surprise the artist in all. We will share ideas as our creative juices flow. Students should bring 2 pre-primed canvases, Sharpie markers, and old magazine or two for images, and any paints and brushes desired.

Womanspace
815-877-0118
www.womanspace-rockford.org



Explore RVC

Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
Rock Valley College invites anyone who is thinking about going to college to come see what RVC has to offer at the next Explore RVC event!

Prospective students who attend will hear from RVC faculty members on how students can be successful in the classroom. There will also be an Information Fair featuring numerous Student Services departments from RVC, including Financial Aid, Career Services, and Student Life. Finally, attendees will have an opportunity to select from various academic areas and can speak to faculty from that area and visit the facilities related to that field of study.

Tours of the entire campus will be available after the event upon request.

Parents are welcome to attend as well. If you plan to attend, please RSVP online at rockvalleycollege.edu/ExploreRVC or by calling (815) 921-4275.

(815) 921-4275.


Welcome Star Lodge #36 & Princess Zorah Chapter #20

Lino's Restaurant of Rockford 5611 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108
Masonic Family Annual Banquet (P.H.A.)
Theme – “Unification” Brothers and Sisters dwelling together in unity
Speaker Bishop John F. Senter

Dr. Sterling E. Blackmon
815-978-4393



Taste the Hops

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center (200 S. Bell School Road)
The Rock Valley College Athletics Booster Club will host its annual “Taste the Hops” beer tasting fundraiser on Friday, October 24, 2014, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Radisson (200 S. Bell School Road).

At “Taste the Hops” you will have the opportunity to sample from a wide selection of unique beers throughout the night! There will also be live and silent auctions, raffles, food, music, and dancing. All proceeds benefit the athletics programs at Rock Valley College.

Through the years, the RVC Athletics Booster Club has made it possible for RVC teams to take spring trips to places like Florida,Texas, and Arizona, and they have also purchased championship rings and other items to honor RVC’s national championship teams (including six national championship teams in the last four years).

Tickets are just $40 per person and can be purchased online at abcsportscamps.com/rvcbooster or in person at the RVC Athletics office in the Physical Education Center (PEC) building on RVC’s main campus (3301 North Mulford Road).

DA Huff, 815-921-3801


Blackout Party 5

Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center
Blackout Party Fundraiser Names Beneficiary, Enters Fifth Year

The Blackout Party 5, an annual Party with a Purpose, has named this year's charity of choice as the American Heart Association, says Vincent Rideout, organizer of the event.

Mr. Rideout has been organizing the event for the past four years, choosing a different worthwhile cause to donate a portion of the proceeds to each year. “Blackout Party” refers to the dress code to attend the event. Attendees are encouraged to wear black formal to casual wear.

“I am a Rockford native, and I see the need for help in different areas of our community,” says Mr. Rideout. “This is my way of giving back”

Mr. Rideout's choice of charity always hinges on the fact that the funds donated must stay in the Rockford area. Some of the organizations helped in the past include Crusader Clinic's Womens Health Initiative, and SwedishAmerican Hospital's Diabetes Self Management Center.

This year's hosts for the event will be Rockford's own American Idol, Paris Bennett, who is also a spokesperson for the American Heart Association, and Chicago Music Legend Mr. George Daniels, who will host the night's Steppers Set.

This year's event will take place at Giovanni's Restaurant and Convention Center, on Saturday, November 1st. Tickets are $40 in advance for regular admission, and $65 in advance for the VIP Lounge. They are available online at www.bigv.eventbrite.com or attendees may call 815.988.1057.Also featured are local vendor booths and silent auction items.

Contact:
Valerie Moore
dvyne2@gmail.com
Beloit, WI 608.466.0678
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Vincent Rideout 815.988.1057
Valerie Moore 608.466.0678
www.bigv.eventbrite.com



Bully Bash 2014

Teen Turf 235 W Main St, Amboy, IL 61310
Bully Bash 2014 is coming to Amboy, Illinois. Teen Turf will be hosting this event on October 25, 2014 from 4 PM till 10 PM.
Jr. High and High Schoolers, bring your family and friends. It is FREE! Help raise awareness against bullying and teen suicide. There will be a whole hog raffled off. Tickets are $5.00 each or 6 for $25.00. A hay ride, Dance and Halloween Costume Contest will be held, so dress up in costume. Many door prizes will be given through out the night. Food will be available for purchase. There will be a balloon drop, limbo, cookie walk, and so much more! Please come out and help us raise awareness. There is so much bullying going on and we need more people like YOU to help us bash out Bullying!





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