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Annual Ricky M. DOg and Pony Car Show

Friends Forever Human Society 966 W. Rudy Rd, Freeport IL
Come out and see some of the best sow cars in the Midwest. If weather permits, there will be cars from 4 states. A variety of activities will also be going on, including a police K9 unit demonstration, 50/50 raffle, guessing game, and scavenger hunt for children under 16 years of age, agility demonstration with Darlene from Carlson Canine Camp, a live auction and if enough money is raised, watch Ricky take a dip in the pond.

Come out to see the show cars, eat some lunch, and tour the facility.

This is a major fundraiser for Friends Forever Humane Society, with 100% of the proceeds given back to the shelter.

For more information, please call 815-291-7970.


Tinker’s Hukilau

Klehm Arboretum 2715 South Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102
Tinker Swiss Cottage is hosting a Hawaiian themed fundraiser event to help commemorate their new exhibit: Feel the Life of Hawaii.

The night will feature tropical Hawaiian food and entertainment by Aloha Chicago where you will be introduced to the various dances of the Polynesian Islands including Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa and New Zealand. There will be beautiful costume changes, amazing hula dance prop performance, stunning male drummer performer and fun audience participation.

The program is scheduled for August 7, 2014 at Klehm Arboretum 2715 South Main Street, Rockford, IL 61102 with a cocktail hour from 6:00-7:00pm, a garden walk and 7:00-8:00 buffet dinner and performance by Aloha Chicago.

Ticket prices are as follows: $50 per person, $90 per couple and $360 per table of 8. To purchase tickets call 815-964-2424 or visit www.tinkercottage.com.




Wounded Warrior Project - Ride and Auction

Real McCoy's Bar and Restaurant Davis, IL
A fundraiser/ride will be held for the Wounded Warrior Project on August 2nd leaving out of Davis IL at 10:30 a.m. from The Real McCoy's Bar and Restaurant.

All vehicles welcome. Ride concludes at 5:30 p.m at The Real McCoys where food, live music, and a silent auction will also be held.

100% of the proceeds will go towards the Wounded Warrior Project.

For questions, please call Scott at 815-908-8440.


Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 Pontiac Dr, Janesville.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes starts at Janesville's Pontiac Convention Center. Participants will walk one mile for pledges and donations. The march is followed by a dinner reception.

Proceeds from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes directly benefit YWCA Rock County's Alternatives to Violence and Transitions for Women programs. These programs serve families affected by domestic violence and are often at capacity.

For specific event information, contact the YWCA at (608) 752-5445 or visit www.ywcawalkamile.org.


ANGEL - A Musical. Fundraiser for Center of Hope

Bengt Sjostrom Starlight Theatre
ANGEL-A Musical is a personal story written by Mike Webb, theatrical director of the RVC Starlight Theatre, whose daughter has Rett syndrome. This original musical shows how a family and community can change when they accept a person with disabilities. A “cirque-esque” production; with actors & actors in wheelchairs flying above the stage! Book & lyrics by Mike Webb and Mike Mastroianni, and music by Jim Chabucos, the premiere of this musical, at the Starlight Theatre on Friday, August 8, is a Benefit for the Barbara Olson Center of Hope, an agency serving the needs of teens & adults with developmental disabilities. Silent auction, refreshments and activities from 6:00 p.m. in the large tent; performance begins at 8 p.m. Seats are $30 each. For reservations, please call the Center of Hope, 815-964-9275 or reserve with PayPal at www.b-olsoncenterofhope.org Wheel chair seating is available.

Center of Hope, 815-964-9275 ext 265. www.b-olsoncenterofhope.org


Hot Fest for Hospice 2014 - Salsa Cooking Contest and Music Festival

Verdi Club, 782 N Madison Street
On August 31st, Concepts for Charity will present Hot Fest for Hospice 2014 on the shores of the Rock River at the Verdi Club, 782 N Madison Street, in Rockford. The event will take place from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Concepts for Charity is a local, all volunteer, non-profit organization that raises funds for local causes through the production of events in the stateline region.

Since 2003, Hot Fest for Hospice has been a festival that raises awareness and funds for not-for-profit hospice organizations near Rockford, Illinois. Each year, hundreds of families are touched by the support and care of these providers.

At the heart of Hot Fest for Hospice is the area’s only Iron Chef style Salsa Competition. The competition features two-person teams who are challenged to make two gallons of salsa from scratch while the clock ticks and people cheer. The best part is that festival goers help by judging the teams in several categories.

This family-friendly event also features live music from the area’s best bands and fun activities for all ages! Look for future updates and details in the days ahead and be sure to check us out at the following:

Website: www.Rockfordhotfest.com

Facebook: HotFestForHospiceRockford

Twitter: @HotFest4Hospice

GoFundMe: www.gofundme.com/rockfordhotfest

Dominic Sawchuk and Dominick Squicciarini


6th Annual RSAC Golf Play Day

Aldeen Golf Club, Rockford, IL
Fundraising Event for victims of sexual assault and abuse and their families as well as prevention education.

Amy While, 815-636-9811, amywhile@yahoo.com


Easter Seals Walk With Me Rockford

Aviators Stadium 4503 Interstate Blvd. Loves Park, IL 61111
Fundraiser for Easter Seals services in Rockford, IL. Individuals and teams can sign up for the Walk and 5K at: www.walkwithme.org/rockford Contact Cindy at 815-961-7840 for more information.

Cindy 815-961-7840