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ALL DAY @ Blackhawk Farms Raceway
Come on down for a day on the track as the MCSCC, Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs, takes over Blackhawk Farms Raceway. This day is, as always, FREE for spectators. You can expect a day full of family friendly action and fun. Come any time, watch the races, check out the cars, and talk to…Read More...
“I’m OK So Far,” an exhibition of works by Louis Recchia, Zoa Ace, and Mary Recchia
10:00AM - 6:00PM @ J. R. Kortman Center for Design
There are lots of enthusiastic adjectives to do describe the art works of Colorado artists Louis Recchia, Zoa Ace, and Mary Recchia: Colorful, exuberant, exciting, engaging, entertaining, and accessible art. And art is all in the family with this group exhibition, titled “I’m OK So Far” presenting works by father, mother, and daughter, together for…Read More...
Deconstructing the American Landscape – Art Exhibition
10:00AM - 5:00PM @ Rockford Art Museum
Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens a new feature exhibition, “Deconstructing the American Landscape,” on Friday, Oct. 7, with a preview for museum members that includes a gallery walk and reception with artists Sarah Krepp and Joel Ross from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a public opening with free admission and cash bar from 7 to 9 p.m….Read More...
Tai Chi Beginner’s Class – Monday
10:50AM - 11:50AM @ Rock Valley College – Bell School Road
Tai Chi provides all of the cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility benefits of traditional exercise formats, without the impact on joints and stress on the heart. Not only is it great for the elderly and veterans, it’s also hugely beneficial for athletes. Tai Chi improves balance and coordination along with helping to hone one’s form for…Read More...
Have Fun with Pencil Drawing
1:00PM - 3:00PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
Instructor: Ray Schulz Tuesdays, October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 Register by Noon 10/24 Have you ever wanted to take an art class but did not know where to begin? Relax and have fun as you learn to how to draw using a variety of pencils. In this class you will learn the basics…Read More...
Dogtoberfest – Pints for Pups Oct 24
3:00PM - 6:00PM @ The Olympic Tavern
**Costume contest — Every dog in costume wins a prize!** This is our last “official” pints for pups night. But if the weather continues to be warm, we’ll keep our deck available for dogs (& their humans) on Monday eveninigs until it gets too cold! Bring your four legged friends and join us every Monday…Read More...
4:45PM - 5:45PM @ Namaste Studios
Qigong is breathing and energy strengthening exercise. The Pal Dan Gum “The Eight Silken Movements” have been used for thousands of years in China and Korea, to improve the posture and general health and to increase bodymind awareness. They stretch and help to move the Qi along all energy channels of the body. Pre-registration is…Read More...
Beginners wood sign workshop
6:00PM @ B unique
Paint!Paint!Paint! Beginners wood sign workshop! October 24th 6pm Country Chic paints a chalky and mineral based paint Learn basic furniture techniques,project prep,distressing,wax and glaze finishes! Apply your new found skill to a vintage looking sign to go home with! All class supplies are furnished,drinks and snacks provided! All class participants will recieve 10% off all…Read More...
Learn to Play: Magic the Gathering
6:30PM - 9:30PM @ Top Cut Comics – South Rockford
Ever wanted to learn to play Magic the Gathering? Come on out! Used to play back when you were younger, and now want to see whats changed? Come on out! Want something family friendly, fun and FREE? Come on out. We will be having one of our awesome Magic Judges on hand to teach, play,…Read More...
Bun E Carlos & The Monday Night Band at Mary’s Place
7:00PM - 9:30PM @ Marys Place
Everyone’s favorite Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame drummer is back at the oldest bar in Rockford! Bun E Carlos & The Monday Night Band return to Mary’s Place on Monday, October 24th at 7pm!Read More...