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We believe that Rockford is an amazing community. With all of the cool businesses, rich history, and amazing events, there’s a lot to love!

That’s why we put together this site. A one stop shop to find out about cool events in the Rockford IL area, great deals & specials from local businesses, videos and articles showcasing the positive in our community, and a business index to make finding a local alternative easier.

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.

Todays Events

  1. Fundamentals of Self Acupressure
    1:00PM - 4:00PM @ Namaste Studios
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    An introductory level Jin Shin Do® Acupressure workshop open to everyone. Beginners welcome! Students may include anyone interested in learning Jin Shin Do® acupressure techniques. Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure Course Objectives: Head, Neck, and Shoulder Release. Qigong breathing and stretching exercises: Pal Dan Gum (the Eight Silken Movements) and Hara Breathing. The 25-point Self-Acupressure Pattern. Self-care…

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  2. Prelude Classes
    5:00PM - 8:00PM @ The Music Academy in Rockford
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    Prelude is music instruction for young children and their caregivers at The Music Academy. Classes meets for 10 weeks, 45 miniutes each – $85. Saturday classes beging Sept 9, 10:45 and Tuesday classes begin at 9:30 and 10:15 a.m. Call Janice at 815-986-0036 to register

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  3. Sound Immersion with Tibetan Singing Bowls
    4:15PM - 5:15PM @ Namaste Studios
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    Come to the studio and bathe yourself in the soothing vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Singing bowls are used to create a soothing atmosphere where meditation becomes effortless. “If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not…

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  4. Sound Immersion with Tibetan Singing Bowls
    7:30PM - 8:30PM @ Namaste Studios
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    Whenever we have a Sound Immersion on Sunday, we do it again on Monday! Come to the studio and bathe yourself in the soothing vibrations of Tibetan Singing Bowls. Singing bowls are used to create a soothing atmosphere where meditation becomes effortless.

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  5. Meditation as a Wellness Practice
    9:00AM - 10:00AM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
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    Facilitator: Shiraz Tata, PhD Meditation is the practice and process of paying attention and focusing your awareness. Whether you are seeking greater focus, less stress and more peace of mind, or a deeper appreciation of the beauty and richness of life, the simple practice of sitting down and turning your attention inward can do wonders!…

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  6. EarthMatters
    12:00PM - 1:15PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
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    Whether you are a beginner or extremely active in the environmental movement, EarthMatters is an enjoyable, encouraging and educational experience. It is a place to share information and to recognize the challenges for improving our environment Each month an environmental topic will be presented and discussed. Please join us for our 10th year of earth…

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  7. Super Summer Contests
    10:00PM @ The Landscape Connection
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    Calling all Gardeners and DIYers. Get you garden gloves on and create your masterpieces! Catgegories Include: Best Container Garden Best Fairy/Miniature Garden Most Creative Use of Succulents Most Creative Up-Cycled Garden Project Best Landscape Bed Make-Over (Need a Before and After for this one) Please submit a picture of during the process of creation as…

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  8. An Oral History of Womanspace
    12:00PM - 1:30PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
  9. Viking Economics Conversation with George Lakey
    9:00AM @ Katie’s Cup
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    Mr. Lakey will discuss community activism and will want to hear from you and others on what is happening in our community. Books will be available for purchase ($20) and signing. (No charge for admission, donations welcome)

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  10. Malika Moine @ Kortman Gallery
    11:00AM @ Kortman Gallery
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    Kortman Gallery presents the original paintings by French artist Malika Moine who was commissioned to create images for a 2018 Rockford Calendar to benefit the Forest City Beautiful initiative. Malika’s paintings/drawings of the South of France are also on exhibit and available for purchase.

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  11. Integral Health Solutions Ribbon Cutting
    12:00PM - 1:00PM @ Stateline Chamber of Commerce
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    Join us at the chamber office at noon on the 26th to officially welcome Integral Health Solutions to the Stateline Chamber of Commerce.

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  12. September Tranquility Walk
    12:00PM - 1:30PM @ Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
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    Discover the transformative, restorative and healing powers of nature with this series of 1.5-hour silent walking meditations. Randy Zimmerman, retired psychologist, and experienced meditation practitioner and guide will lead a group walk designed to enhance mindfulness for wellness and self- care. Each walk will explore a small section of the arboretum using only the less-traveled,…

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  13. Acu TUNEUP
    4:45PM - 5:45PM @ Namaste Studios
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    Acu TUNEUP is a new class at Namaste Studios. For an hour you will be led in intrafascial therapyball techniques to open up tight spaces, address old injuries and scar tissue, and generally wake up your body! Class fee is $12 for a drop in, you may purchase a Acu TUNEUP 5 or 10 Pack for $50…

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  14. Jazz at Lino’s
    6:00PM - 9:00PM @ Lino’s Restaurant
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    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!

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  15. Intro to the Chakras
    6:00PM - 8:00PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
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    This overview will help you understand why opening and healing the seven chakras is essential to living a healthy, happy, productive, balanced, and fulfilling life. These energy centers are the connections between our mind, body, and spirit and the driving force behind every function of our lives. Learn what the chakras are, and how they…

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  16. Spirituality & Science
    6:00PM - 8:00PM @ Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois
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    Facilitated by Renee McArdle, PsyD and Cheryl McArdle, LCSW Join us for a discussion of spiritually transforming experiences and the physics of consciousness. We will discuss near death experiences, dreams, losses of loved ones or personal illness that will further your own spiritual awakening. The book “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander, MD will be…

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  17. Paint Fall Forest
    6:00PM - 9:00PM @ New Kishwaukee Tap
  18. Chess on the Docks
    6:00PM - 9:00PM @ Rockford Brewing Company
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    Every Tuesday from 6p-9p, Rock River Chess will host Chess on the Docks at the Prairie Street Brewing Co. Join us for some great food and drinks along with fantastic chess! We will be located on the Docks around back, or, in case of rain, we’ll be inside by the game room. Chess on the…

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  19. Lectures, Public Lands Management and Climate Change
    7:00PM - 8:30PM @ Severson Dells Nature Center

    Public Lands Management and Climate Change Tuesday, September 26th- 7 p.m. Join us for an evening with Christine Anhalt-Depies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology to learn about her research on climate change adaptation on public lands. This is a particularly hot topic for Severson Dells because of the…

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  20. Public Lands Management and Climate Change
    7:00PM - 8:00PM @ Severson Dells Nature Center
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    Join us for an evening with Christine Anhalt-Depies from the University of Wisconsin- Madison’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology to learn about her research on climate change adaptation on public lands. This is a particularly hot topic for Severson Dells because of the uniquely sensitive relic habitats found on our property.

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  21. Rural On Tap Trivia Night
    7:30PM - 9:30PM @ Rural On Tap
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    Join us EVERY Tuesday night for some awesome pub trivia and great times! Teams of 5

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  22. No Bollocks Pub Trivia
    8:00PM @ The Hope & Anchor
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    Join us at The Hope & Anchor every Tuesday night for some awesome pub trivia. We have laughs, prizes, and of course, a great time! Free to play!

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  23. Tuesday Trivia at Owly Oop
    8:00PM - 10:00PM @ Owly Oop
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    SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO BE A KNOW-IT-ALL Bring your best team to Owly Oop Sports Pub for Tuesday Trivia by Chicagoland Trivia. Enjoy great food and craft beer from Prairie Street Brewing Co. while you play at Rockford’s newest, coolest sports pub inside Rockford’s newest, coolest sports facility, UW Health Sports Factory. Game on!

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  24. Open Stage @ Mary’s Place
    9:30PM @ Mary’s Place
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    Some of the hottest cats on the scene frequent the open stage. Come solo, as a group, or even create a group from the patrons. All styles are welcome.

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