Selected Community Events

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Irish Step Dancing - Family Workshop

Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107
Drop in anytime and share in the fun.
All workshops are free with regular museum admission price Adults: $7, Children 3-17 $5

Midway Village Museum, 815 397-9112

Bad Prom Theme Boone County RAMP Wheel-A-Thon, 5K & Kids Fun Run

Community Buidling 111 W. First Street Belvidere IL 61008
This is a fun family-friendly bad prom themed event. In addition to our traditional wheel-a-thon we have added a 5K and a kids fun run to the event! The wheel-a-thon takes an ordinary event (like a walk) and introduces a disability awareness aspect by focusing on the abilities of individuals using a wheelchair – the wheelchair can be shared by a team and decorated before the two mile route begins. Participants collect donations and receive structured incentives from local community partners such as McDonald’s, Rockford Aviator’s and Magic Waters.
Make use of old bridesmaid dresses, scan vintage stores for a bad suits or wear a tux t-shirt!

All proceeds from the event helps support the efforts of RAMP’s Boone County office and RAMP's mission to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by individuals with disabilities.

Register online:

Deb Rogers-Bieschke

4th Annual Week of the Young Child Family Fun Fair

Heartland Community Church, 1280 South Alpine Road, Rockford IL 61108
Week of the Young Child, an annual event that will take place April 12-18, 2015, is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and will be celebrating its 44th year. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children (birth-age 8) and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The fourth annual Early Childhood Family Fun Fair will help kick-off the community events in the Rockford area on April 11 at Heartland Community Church. Child-centered activities, community information booths, educational & special needs resources, and entertainment will be available at the 2015 Family Fun Fair. Local Corporate Sponsorships provided by Rasmussen College, SwedishAmerican Health System and Ryan Jury Daycare Center. Free.

Lynne Riley


737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103
Burpee Museum of Natural History joins Discovery Center Museum for this annual egg-stravaganza! Hop into your favorite museum and fill your basket with yummy treats!

Kids 9 and under can look for eggs at 11am and 1pm. The rest of the time, children of all ages can jump into egg-cellent fun!

Members of either museum: children $2 / adults no charge

Public: children $11 / adults $8 includes admission to both museums.

More Info: Call 815.965.3433 for more information!

Burpee Museum, 815.965.3433