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Victorian Village Opens for Tours

Midway Village, 6799 Guilford Rd.Rockford, IL 61107
On Saturday from 1-3PM the Rockford Peaches will show how women's baseball was played in the 1950's Every visitor will receive a signed Tom Heflin print.

Lonna Converso, 815 397-9112

Ask yourself: Is our nonprofit/small business ready to meet a change of leadership head-on?

5100 E State Street, Puri Business School, Rockford University, Rockford IL
Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) at Rockford University is offering a workshop on leadership succession planning.
The Seven Steps to Leadership Transition Planning™ workshop is designed to specifically address the issues associated with planned or unplanned change in leadership.
Workshop attendees will leave with valuable tools and learning to help them create a comprehensive, detailed and customized leadership transition plan for their organization. This workshop is recommended for a team of two: the organization’s executive director and current or incoming chair of the board.

Jennifer Smith,
(815) 394-4384

Rock River Community Bicycle Night

Park West, Oregon, IL
On June 9th at Park West in Oregon, IL there will be a fantastic and fun "Rock River Community Bicycle Night" with games, mapped out streets with riding obstacles and "rules of the road." There will be many prizes such as bicycles, lights, horns, flags, helmet gift cards, and much more. There will be special guests such as Zed Koch who is on the number one National BMX team. It's from 5 - 7, then the first concert in the park begins. A great evening of fun for the entire family. Hope to see you there!

Oregon Park District
Candace Holbrook

Medication Collection

South Beloit Fire Station(429 Gardner Street)/Belvidere Township Building(8200 Fairgrounds Road)
Bring your unwanted medication instead of flushing it so it remains in our water system or throwing away so it could get into the hands of small children bring it to us we will recycle it in a way to keep all dangers away.

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful/815-637-1343

Cornerstone Good Time Gathering

Saelens Park, Durand IL
Flea Market, Antique Engines & Tractor Display, Food, Children's entertainment, Southern Rock/Blues Band from 6 pm - 8:30 pm.

Cornerstone Church, 815-248-8053

Budding Artists

Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Club 5151 Guilford Road Rockford, Illinois
The Kiwanis Club of Rockford presents: "Budding Artists '15" - 2nd Annual Evening Event Celebrating Young Talent, Celebrating Young Talent.
Live Auction of Student Art -
Hors d'oeuvres - Live Music - Cash Bar
For more information, on-line or mail in ticket mail in ticket purchase purchase please visit

Special Needs Cheer Class!

Wight Tumble Academy 633 Harlem Rd. Machesney Park, IL
Calling all school aged kids! We are cutting the price and starting a cheer class for kids with special needs! $15/mo, plus $35/yr membership fee. Come be apart of our team!

Email us at or check out Wight Tumble Academy on facebook for more information or to sign up!

Sand Bluff Bird Observatory's 17th Annual Bird Fest

Colored Sands Forest Preserve. 10602 Haas Road, Rockton, IL.
Bird banding. Birds of prey displays. Speaker both days. Children activities.

Mike Eickman, 815-871-8483

Become a Fundraising professional!

Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE), Rockford University, is offering a Fund Development Certificate Program beginning this spring. The program consists of a series of five courses, each with 4 sessions. Beginners wishing to pursue a career in fund development, as well as professionals already working in the field are encouraged to enroll. Participants in the program are eligible for 10 CFRE continuing education credits per course.
Taken on its own or as a first step toward a certificate in Fund Development course 3, “The Science of Fundraising” will be immensely valuable to you and your nonprofit.
“The Science of Fundraising” course runs four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning April 28 from 4:30-7PM.
For more information and to obtain a registration form please contact Jennifer Smith,
(815) 394-4384 or, or visit

Jennifer Smith,
(815) 394-4384

Paint, drink & be merry with Vino van Gogh

Hydeout Bar & Grill 13502 Julie Dr. Poplar Grove, Il 61065
Now that Spring is finally here it is time to get out and have some fun! Join us for this event or any of our April events! Use code “Spring6” to save $6 off the regular $38 when registering at

For more locations/dates visit Paint, drink & be merry!

VinoVan Gogh

A Fair Bazaar

2nd. Congregational/1st. Presbyterian Church
A Fair Bazaar celebrating World Fair Trade Day and Mother's Day. The bazaar will be a joint effort of Just Goods, Fair For All and artworks will be displayed by the ARC.

Linda Roy
1318 S. Trainer Rd.
Rockford, IL 61108

Free Sexual Assault Seminar

University of Illinois Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, Illinois
Join us for a free seminar about sexual assault with guest speaker, Sherry Falsetti, PhD, on Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30. The program will be held at the University of Illinois Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave, Rockford, Illinois. There is no cost to attend. For more information or to rsvp, call 815.395.5920 or email

Cynthia Hall - 815.395.5920

5K Tractor Trot

Malta, IL
The 2015 Tractor Trot race will take place on June 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. The proceeds will be donated to the DeKalb County Community Gardens.
DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) is an innovative approach to end hunger and food insecurity in DeKalb County, by providing access to fresh, local, sustainably-grown organic vegetables for all who may be in need. DCCG manages over 15 acres of growing space. In two short years DCCG has produced nearly ten tons of food donated to local food pantries, day care centers, schools, community meal locations, senior citizen centers and housing units, as well as to the meals on wheels program. DCCG has gardens all over the County, with over 200 raised beds as well as large acreages.

Cris / 847-495-2278 / /