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So whether you’re looking for things to do in Rockford, wanna find a new place to grab a bite or a drink, or even to just discover our amazing region, you’re sure to find it on Rockford Buzz.
Spectacular Saturday – Portugal
10:30AM - 12:00PM @ Midway Village Museum
Join us in our newest exhibit, Many Faces, One Community, as we head to wonderful Portugal. We will investigate their culture, art, language, dance, and more. Our take home project will be making Azulejos-blue geometric designed tiles-common in Portugal. All activities are included in the admission price of $7 for adults, $5 for children (3-17…Read More...
Pilates – Beginner Series
5:15PM - 6:15PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
The perfect class for those wanting to move at their own pace. A great way to get back to basics, back to our bodies and fine tune our movement mechanics. Open to those who are looking for a gentle approach to Pilates basics. In addition, the instructor provides class participants with movement options and modifications…Read More...
Summer Music Day Camp – Week 13
8:00AM - 5:00PM @ Piano Tunes Academy
Music Day Camp 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. After Care and Daily Rates Available. Children ages 4 years (must be potty-trained) and up. These camps are designed to stimulate and nurture the creative individual and feed the intellect, helping to make happy, brilliant minds in a fun musical world! This is not a daycare….Read More...
11:00AM - 2:00AM @ The Olympic Tavern
Our 2nd annual celebration of Rockford Day 2017 — $8.15 and $18.15 specials tba in just a few…..Read More...
Winnebago County Fair
2:00PM - 6:00PM @ Winnebago County Fairgrounds
Wednesday, August 16th: 10:00 a.m. to midnight – $5.00 admission, Children 9-12 $3, Senior Day 60 & over Free – Bring two non-perishable food items to benefit the Rockford Rescue Mission and receive one free admission. Thursday, August 17th: 10:00 a.m. to midnight – $5.00 admission, Seniors 60+ $3, Kid’s Day – Children 12 &…Read More...
8:00AM - 9:00PM @ RyCOM
Social Security: Your Questions Answered Join Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Lea Evers as she answers questions about Social Security. • How does Social Security fit into my retirement plan? • When should I start taking benefits? • What about Taxes? These questions will be the main topics for the morning’s discussion. Cost is $10/…Read More...
Women on Water – Kayaking-ROCKFORD
10:00AM - 1:00PM @ Rocktown Adventures
Come paddling in a low key, fun social setting with our Woman on Water series. This week we are kayaking. This woman’s only paddle will meet at the store at 10, get outfitted for paddling, go over some safety and dry land instruction, and then head out on the water for an hour or so…Read More...
WONDERful Wednesday: Rockin’ Rocks
10:00AM - 1:00PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – Rockford Park District
Find your inner rock hound! Explore the rock cycle with Ms. Kelsey and learn its importance in everyday life as you view, and handle some fine rock specimens.This is a drop-in program that will start on the hour (10am, 11am, 12pm) Fun for the whole family! Included with NCG admission! (https://www.nicholasconservatory.com/rates)Read More...
Understanding the First World War –A Century Later
11:00AM - 1:00PM @ Veterans Memorial Hall
Wednesday August 16 2017 11AM-1 PM- Part IV ““Wake Up America” – “Civilization Calls!” How was it that we became so involved in Europe’s War, especially when so many Americans favored staying out of the conflict and the President of the United States Woodrow Wilson, promised a policy of neutrality. Cost $12.00 (per session including…Read More...
Lunch & Learn: The Grief Journey
12:00PM - 1:30PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
When someone we love dies, we begin a grief journey that is often frightening, painful, lonely and at times overwhelming. In order to move towards healing, we need to be willing to learn about and understand the grief process. We need to give ourselves the permission, time and compassion to mourn our loss. This lunch…Read More...
4:30PM - 5:30PM @ Rockford Public Library
In STEAM Storytime we are going to… Explore the world around us using Science. Be amazed by inventions old and new in Technology. Build something amazing through Engineering. Feel the creativity flow with Art. Calculate the fun using Math. Every week we’ll read stories, sing songs, and engage in the world around us with exciting…Read More...
WINESDAY at K. PAIGE!
5:00PM - 6:30PM @ K. Paige
Every Wednesday is WINESDAY at K. PAIGE! Sip and Shop from 5-6:30 EVERY Wednesday and receive 10% off your entire purchase!Read More...
Tunes On The Terrace
5:00PM - 8:30PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – Rockford Park District
Join us August 16th for Tunes On The Terrace! GUEST INFORMATION CONCESSIONS: Toni’s of Winnebago and Prairie Street Brewhouse SEATING: Limited seating and tables are provided. Patrons encouraged to bring lawn chair from home. Limited grassy areas are also available.Read More...
UFS Robot Master Invitational
5:00PM @ Top Cut Comics – South Rockford
Sign ups @ 5:00 Round 1 @ 5:30 Cost : 5.00, puts two packs per player into prize pool. Everyone gets one pack for playing, the rest go to top 3. Format: Standard legal Your character must be a robot master from Mega Man. No Mega, Proto, Wily, Cossack, Yellow Devil, Bass or Sniper Joe.Read More...
Three Good Men at the Rockton River Market
6:00PM - 8:00PM @ Settler’s Park Rockton, Il
The Three Good Men ( 3GM ) are a spinoff version of the widely recognized N Illinois favorites Men of Our Times, in an informal, acoustic set. You’re likley to hear some songs you wouldn’t expect along with a bunch that you will recognize. Fun, informalRead More...
Become an NCG Volunteer!
6:30PM - 7:30PM @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – Rockford Park District
Come and learn about all the wonderful ways you can volunteer at the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens – From talking to visitors about exhibits such as Bruce Munro: LIGHT, to gardening indoors and out, there’s something for everyone! Volunteer Coordinator, Joy Weyrauch will be on-hand to answer all of your volunteering questions!Read More...
Rural On Tap Bar Bingo
8:00PM - 10:00PM @ Rural On Tap
Come on in to Rural On Tap EVERY Wednesday for some Bar Bingo fun! We have weekly prizes and other fun games between rounds. So bring your friends and have a great time!Read More...