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Cultivation, a new play about Tiananmen Square
6:30PM - 7:30PM @ RAAC Rockford Area Arts Council
The Shumway is pleased to announce the opening of CULTIVATION, a new play by Connie Kuntz, with live music by Matthew Flamm, choreography by Caitlyn Baylor and Meghan Baylor, and a cast of versatile actors including Jesse Kuntz, Sharon Nesbit-Davis, Jennifer Rea, and thirteen children. . CULTIVATION, through humor and intensity, explores the cults that…Read More...
Frozen in Glass Art in Bloom Exhibition
9:00AM - 4:00PM @ Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
On display daily from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Klehm Visitor Center Saturday, June 24th thru Sunday, July 2nd, 2017. Informal conversations with paperweight expert E.C. Forster, Saturday, June 24th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Local antique paperweight collector and aficionado, E.C. Forster, in collaboration with the Rockford Art Museum’s Art in…Read More...
Summer Music Day Camp – Week 6
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...
History’s Mysteries For Everything there is a Season
8:00AM - 5:30PM @ 6799 Guilford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-2613, United States
Learn how people lived in the four seasons of the past. Explore activities to stop the boredomin the winter, or what crops to plant when. Learn how people dealt with the extreme tempeatures of hot and cold in a time before heaters and air conditioners. Learn about the activities,common clothes worn, challenges faced, and more…Read More...
8:30AM - 4:00PM @ No Joke Mixed Martial Arts
Come train like the Karate Kid! For children ages 4-12 with extended hours from 6:30AM to 5:30PM. Cost is $149/week or $49/day with early and late care an extra $5 each. Call (815) 986-5425 to reserve your spot today.Read More...
Art in Bloom—On Display
10:00AM - 8:00PM @ Rockford Art Museum
ART IN BLOOM ON DISPLAY TUE, JUN 27–THU, JUN 29 10 AM–8 PM ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD FREE WITH RAM ADMISSION ($7/adults, $3/seniors and students, free for children under 12 and RAM members; Free Day every Tuesday 10 am–5 pm, regular rates apply 5–8 pm) Rockford Art Museum is in full…Read More...
Canoe Convoy Paddles the Kishwaukee River
6:00PM - 9:00PM @ Severson Dells Nature Center
Canoe Programs – Monday Night Paddles Canoe Convoy- 6:00pm, Kishwaukee Forest Preserve Join us for a summer of canoeing adventures on the Kishwaukee River! Staff instructors and volunteers will help you learn to be a more skillful and confident paddler while answering questions about the river flora and fauna. Equipment, guides and a shuttle are provided….Read More...
9:00AM - 10:00AM @ Anderson Japanese Gardens
Garden Explorers- Where Kids Discover the World FREE for Garden Members & Children 18 years of age and younger $5 for Non-Members June 29- Puppet Play Along Reader: Rockford IceHogs Representative Performer: Laura Doherty Laura Doherty, a Chicago favorite in the family music scene, will perform breezy folk-pop tunes with her puppet friends: Jazzasaurus, Pinky…Read More...
Using Essential Oils: free morning class
9:00AM - 10:00AM @ Luna Studio
Learn about how essential oils work for your body, home, and health! Free, kids welcome. Interested in using oils but overwhelemed with all the types and information out there? Get the basics from Jenny! Thursday, June 29th, 9am (there will also be another class at 5pm if evenings work better for you!) Test samples and…Read More...
Gray Areas: Integrative Art Exhibit by Students of Roosevelt Alternative High School
10:00AM - 6:00PM @ J. R. Kortman Center for Design
Integrated Arts Experience: Burpee Natural History Museum inspires Roosevelt Art Students to Create Mural, Art Exhibit in Kortman Gallery A group of art students from Roosevelt Alternative High School have been engaged in a yearlong project that uses art to teach the scientific ideas behind human sustainability. After an inspiring tour of the Burpee…Read More...
Art in Bloom—”Summer Succulent Centerpiece” Workshop
11:00AM - 12:30PM @ Rockford Art Museum
ART IN BLOOM RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING “SUMMER SUCCULENT CENTERPIECE” WORKSHOP THU, JUN 29, 11 AM ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD TO REGISTER CALL (815) 968-2787 $30 ADMISSION ($27 for members of partnering organizations) Led by Lori Eickhoff of London Avenue Designs, participants will create a stunning centerpiece made with summer succulents and…Read More...
12:00PM - 1:00PM @ 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...
Trusted Compass Business Network Luncheon
12:00PM - 1:30PM @ Giovanni’s / Alchemy / Big Al’s Bar
PB&J June 2017
3:30PM - 6:30PM @ Living Stones Fellowship
Monthly time of putting the GOSPEL IN ACTION! We gather Peanut Butter, Jelly, bread, baggies, candy and whatever else we can fond and head to Concord Commons, Orton Keys and Blackhawk to hand out food to the kids of #RockfordRead More...
Using Essential Oils: free evening class
5:00PM - 6:00PM @ Luna Studio
Learn about how essential oils work for your body, home, and health! Free, kids welcome. Interested in using oils but overwhelemed with all the types and information out there? Get the basics from Jenny! Thursday, June 29th, 5pm (there is also another class at 9am if mornings work better for you!) Test samples and come…Read More...
Rock River Chess Club
5:00PM - 10:00PM @ The Gaming Goat
Our free regular monthly club meetings are for casual chess play. Everyone is welcome (under 14, accompanied by parents, please!). Bring your own chess set or use one of ours. Come for an hour or the whole time, doesn’t matter! See you there.Read More...
Jazz at Lino’s
6:00PM - 9:00PM @ Lino’s Restaurant
Come down to Lino’s and enjoy some great food and smooth Jazz. Every Tuesday and Thursday features Jazz music in our new dining room. Hope to see you there!Read More...
Picnic with a Princess (June 29th)
6:00PM - 8:00PM @ Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Pack a picnic lunch and a blanket and you are all set to join Once Upon a Dream Performances for our summer fun! Each picnic date has different princesses! Enjoy live entertainment and visits from your favorite royalty while you eat. Good old-fashioned summer fun for the family! Choose just one date, or attend them…Read More...
Public Loaded Brush- June 29
6:00PM - 8:30PM @ 317 Studio & Gallery
6-8:30pm Ages 21+ ONLY Go from BEGINNER to ARTIST in one night! Bring your own refreshments to this exciting workshop, filled with fun. Have a fun night out with friends or a date and learn how to paint with acrylic on canvas! No experience necessary! Participants are given step-by-step instruction by our seasoned painting instructors….Read More...
Pride Storytelling Night
6:30PM - 8:00PM @ Nordlof Center
Join us for a night of open mic storytelling sharing the lives and struggles of LGBTQ people. From the humorous to the serious, these stories will focus on coming out, friendship, romance, family dynamics, history, and all the things in between. All people are welcome who enjoy hearing a good story told by their Rockford…Read More...
6:30PM - 10:00PM @ Top Cut Comics – South Rockford
Bring your best game and challenge some of the best local players in the area all while earning some cool prizing for yourself! Every Thursday, entry fee is $5 which will get you an OP pack at entry as well as the chance to earn some store credit for prizing! $5 credit per player is…Read More...
7:00PM - 8:30PM @ Sinnissippi Music Shell – Rockford Park District
Presented by MembersAlliance Credit Union Co-Sponsored by Burr Pest Control Jump Blues and Swing Since 1996, Chicago’s Rhythm Rockets has been a mainstay of the Chicago music scene, performing vintage rhythm & blues, with songs influenced by the sax-driven bands of the 1940s and 1950s. From original compositions to matchless arrangements of vintage classics, the…Read More...
Honey, Will You Rub My Feet?
7:00PM - 9:00PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
Is your significant other always asking you to rub her/his feet? Are you willing but not sure how to make it a pleasant experience? This relaxing, fun evening will teach both of you how to touch and relax feet while also learning some ways to help each other with common physical concerns. Bring your feet,…Read More...
8:00PM - 10:00PM @ RVC Starlight Theatre
Call 815-921-2160 for tickets!Read More...
Acoustic Night With Derek Luttrell
8:00PM - 11:00PM @ Rural On Tap