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Mammogram Mondays

NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus - 5605 Rockton Road, Roscoe, Ill
Walk-in screening mammogram clinic held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month from 5-8pm. No physician referral needed - just walk-in! Most insurance accepted.

NorthPointe Health & Wellness
608-364-1610



NorthPointe Prairie Cruise Nights

NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus, Roscoe, Ill
Some of the hottest cars make their debut at NorthPointe Prairie Cruise nights - show off your wheels and have some fun!

NorthPointe Health and Wellness Campus
5605 Rockton Road, Roscoe, Ill
815-525-4000



Big Dogs Rage 16U Fastpitch tryouts

HCC 9400 Forest Hills Rd. Loves Parl IL. Diamond 12
Tryouts for Big Dogs Rage 16U girls fastpitch for 2015-16 year

Ren Rodriguez 815-742-7358 or rrod85@comcast.net


Yes! You CAN: Freezing and Drying

Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your garden or farmers market produce all year long? Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join University of Illinois Extension, for this timely seasonal program on freezing and drying food.
The “Yes! You CAN: Preserving Safely” - Freezing and Drying program will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Boone County Extension Office. The office is located at 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5, Belvidere. The cost for the class is $5.00 per person.
During the program you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of food preservation, receive the latest home food safety guidelines, and learn how to enjoy your gardens bounty all year by freezing and drying foods.
Register for the class by calling the Boone County Extension Office at 815-544-3710 or online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/. Class size is limited and the deadline for registration is Friday, August 28, 2015. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in the program, please call 815-544-3710.


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



The Puppy Mill Project Night with the Aviators

Aviators Stadium
Proceeds will be used to continue our mission of raising public awareness, promoting change and the continued efforts to save the mill dogs from their lifetime of suffering. There will also be a meet and greet with adoptable dogs within the stadium concourse.

Trevor Cronin 414-224-9290


"Becoming a Foster Family" Informational Meeting

910 2nd Ave Rockford, IL 61104
Can I Be a Foster Parent?
Foster parents come from a wide range of backgrounds. They can be married or single and with or without children of their own. Foster parents must be over 21 years of age, have adequate space in their homes, pass a background check and must have a stable source of income.

Come join us at Children's Home + Aid for an informational meeting about how to become a foster family. You can join Children’s Home + Aid in fulfilling our mission to partner with children, youth and families whose potential is at riskCan I Be a Foster Parent?
Foster parents come from a wide range of backgrounds. They can be married or single and with or without children of their own. Foster parents must be over 21 years of age, have adequate space in their homes, pass a background check and must have a stable source of income.

Come join us at Children's Home + Aid for an informational meeting about how to become a foster family. You can join Children’s Home + Aid in fulfilling our mission to partner with children, youth and families whose potential is at risk to create hope, opportunity, and bright futures.

To RSVP call a licensing representative at 815.962.1043. Walk-ins are welcome as well


Calvary Cares Give Away

5455 Charles Street, Rockford Il 61108
Calvary Christian Church is hosting their 6th annual “Calvary Cares” giveaway on Sat, Aug 15, 2015 from 8 AM – 3 PM. Gently used clothing, furniture, appliances, etc. are to be collected and made available completely free of charge to anyone in the area who needs them. The event will be held at the church building located at 5455 Charles Street in Rockford.

Pastor Steve Doyle says, “Our hope is to serve once more as a network to bless those in need in our community. That which we freely receive, we will freely give.”

Donations of items in good condition will be accepted August 5 -14th at the church building. They can be dropped off Monday through Saturday from 9 - 11 am and from 4 - 6 pm. Anyone from the community is encouraged to give to this event to benefit others and will be offered a receipt for their charitable gift. Call the church at 815.398.4940 if you have a larger item to donate to see if pick-up can be arranged.


Pastor Steven Doyle


Birth Boot Camp

South Beloit, IL
Enter birth confidently with the in-depth, comprehensive 10-week class series designed to prepare couples for the option of having a natural birth.

Elizabeth Rozsa
763-234-8808
www.riseshinebaby.com



A Day at RVC

Rock Valley College Main Campus, 3301 North Mulford Road Rockford IL 61114
Sue Zillmer

Sue Zilmer, 815-921-4441


Trainfest 2015

Wisconsin State Fair Park, 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 more 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 70 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 230,000 square feet of display area. Discounted advanced tickets available online at www.trainfest.com.
For more show details visit Trainfest.com.


Angela Podewils, 262.782.4637, angela@mercuryww.com


Rain Barrel Sale

Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District 4833 Owen Center Road Rockford, IL 61101
The SWCD sells fully-assembled 55 gallon rain barrels once used to ship pickled food overseas that come as assortment of colors including blue, grey, terra cotta and black. Each barrel has two overflow spigots, a bottom drain plug and a lid. Barrels are $70 each for one, or $65 each if two or more are purchased or you are a past customer. Please call the SWCD Office at (815) 965-2392 ext. 103 to place an order. We are open Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm.

Jessica Cocroft
Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District
4833 Owen Center Road
Rockford, IL 61101
Open Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm.
Phone: (815) 965-2392 ext. 103
Webpage: www.winnebagoswcd.org
Email: jessica-ra-swcd@comcast.net



Victorian History Explorers -Victorian Food

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Family Fun Activity Stations include churning ice cream, making butter, baking bread, open fire cooking, canning and preserving, grinding spices, setting a formal table, and dancing. $8 adults, $5 children, members free

Midway Village Museum 815 397-9112 www.midwayvillage.com


Victorian Murder Mystery

Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens, 411 Kent Street, Rockford,IL 61102
Rose is hosting her first Victorian Light party!

The first house in town to have electricity, all of Rockford's elite are in attendance. 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!

All who attend are participants in the Murder Mystery. Dinner is not provided, however light refreshments will be served after the game is complete.

Cost is $25 per person, $20 per Tinker member*
To purchase tickets, visit www.tinkercottage.com or call 815-964-2424

Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today!

* Tickets will not be mailed. Upon arrival, please give the name of the purchaser. Tickets are non-refundable/ interchangeable. Tinker Swiss Cottage reserves the right to cancel the event at anytime.*


Alix Fox, Director of Education and Collections
815-964-2424



Preview Day

1151 N. State Street, Elgin IL 60123
Visit us and experience the Judson Family. Come on your own or bring along a few friends and family and find out if Judson is right for you.
Enjoy a campus tour, attend a meeting about your desired major, interact with current staff, faculty and students as well as attend chapel, dine in the cafeteria and much more!
You may also experience our Overnight Preview Day, which includes all of the above plus an overnight stay to truly experience Judson dorm life and life on campus.


Mary Dulabaum
847-628-2089



World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series

1151 N. State Street, Elgin IL 60123
Join us for the World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series with Nick Vujicic, a successful motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author who, despite his disabilities, has learned how to live a "ridiculously good" life.

Mary Dulabaum
847-628-2089
mdulabaum@judsonu.edu



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


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 tumblercoach@yahoo.com or check out Wight Tumble Academy on facebook for more information or to sign up!