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Classic Film Series: Hollywood and World War II
Highland Community College and the Stephenson County Historical Society partner with the Lindo Theatre to present this film series featuring World War II movies. There will be a brief introduction before each movie and a discussion led by Ed Finch, Director of the Historical Society, and Alan Wenzel, Speech and Communications Instructor at the College, following the movie. The featured movies are: January 8: "Casablanca" 1943; February 5: "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" 1944; March 5: "Run Silent Run Deep" 1955; April 2: "Pride of the Marines" 1945. As a bonus feature for buying a series ticket, the classic 1943 musical, "Hollywood Canteen" will be shown on April 30. There will be a 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm showing for each movie. All movies will be shown at the Lindo Theater. Entire Series plus Musical: $20; Per movie: $5.
Belvidere Mopar Happening
Illinois' best car club show! Family-friendly activities include the car show, a swap meet and car sale corral. Car display and swap meet Saturday; car-show and swap Sunday. Enjoy music all weekend with food vendors to fill you up. Held at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
Classics and Chrome Car Show
Classics and Chrome is the largest indoor car show in Northern Illinois and has become one of Rockford's signature events. This automotive haven will display more than 120 vehicles including pre- and post-war classics, sports cars, muscle cars, hot-rod and custom cars, exotic and race cars, specialty cars and motorcycles. Attendees and car owners are both local and national.
CITY: Machesney Park
Stephenson County Home Show
Over 80 exhibitors showcase their products and services. Exhibitors include furniture stores, heating and air contractors, remodelling and new home contractors, carpet retailers, pool and spa, insurance and real estate companies and much more.
Stephenson County Farmers Market
This farmers market offers a large variety of local produce, eggs, meat, local honey, baked goods and knife sharping. May thru October: Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm; Tuesday: Noon - 4:00 pm
Angela's Attic Antiques & Collectibles
Angela's Attic is located in a 35,000 square foot historic factory that has been converted into five large buildings of antiques and collectibles, including one-of-a-kind antiques from Victorian to modern era, furniture, toys, jewelry, textiles, collectibles, ephemera, glassware and more.
CITY: South Beloit
Generations Boutique is a blend of fabulous name brand fashions and gifts for the home. Open: Monday thru Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Spencer Tracy Film Festival
Spencer Tracy, one of Hollywood’s most cherished actors, comes home to Freeport where his parents lived and where he enjoyed many happy times as a child. Four prized films will be presented on the historic Lindo Theatre’s big screen. $5 per film.
Bubble Festival - Discovery Center Museum
Discovery Center celebrates National Bubble Week with bubble-celebrity Geoffrey Akins’ live performances and sudsy science fun. After the show, join us in the Bubble-Palooza Playground to test your soapy skill with bubble art and activities for the whole family!
At Kinnikinnick Farm, you’ll sleep in tents and feed off the land as you experience life in a more relaxed environment. This is a 30-acre organic market farm that sells organic produce to some of Chicago’s best chefs and restaurants and direct to the public at the Evanston and the Chicago Green City Farmers Markets. In addition to organic vegetables, the farm produces eggs, raises chickens, and is the home for a small herd of sheep, hogs, 6 dogs, a rabbit named Bandit, and Shelly, the family’s Nubian milk goat.
Northwest Illinois Quilt Expo
Browse through aisles of our quilt exhibition. Visit and shop several area quilt vendors, and listen to local and national speakers. Bring in your quilts to be examined by our certified quilt appraiser.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
Experience the history of the second of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. It was at this site on August 27, 1858 that the Freeport Doctrine, an import statement regarding slavery and state's rights, was proclaimed by Douglas. The site is self-interpretative through a series of waysides that tell of the events and ideas which led up to the debates, and also includes the life-size statues "Lincoln and Douglas in Debate" by artist Lily Tolpo. The park-like setting is complete with benches, lighting and spacious walks.
Justin Moore, Off the Beaten Path Tour
Justin Moore will truly take his fans on a unique journey with a new headlining tour in support of his September 17 album release. Also appearing are special guest Randy Houser and opening act Josh Thompson.
T and D Toy & Hobby
T and D Toy & Hobby specializes in diecast toys, both old and new, but also offers new and old model kits, including resin kits, hobby paints and tools, and model railroading items. Open: Monday thru Friday: 11 am - 12:30 pm; 3 pm - 5:30 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 3 pm
Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre
This theater, located on the campus of Highland Community College, features a variety of fine arts programming including vocal and instrumental music concerts, live theater, special performances, and the popular Summerset Theatre program, a community performing arts theater. The Ferguson Fine Arts Theatre is also home to HCC's Royal Scots, Big Band, Concert Band, Chorale and Highland Gallery. A seasonal listing of performances is available by calling the box office or visiting the website.
Hampton Inn Freeport Golf Packages
Park Hills Golf Getaway Package: Enjoy a Hampton room, two 18-hole rounds at park Hills Golf Course in Freeport, a cart, a bucket of range balls, and a special golfer's gift bag. Must be booked at least seven days in advance: $153 - $177. Wolf Hollow Golf Getaway Package: Hampton king room, two 18-hole rounds at Wolf Hollow Golf Course in Lena, a cart, a bucket of range balls, and a special gift bag. Must be booked at least seven days in advance: $153 - $163.This historic and charming hotel is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Freeport and features The Main Street Bistro, always the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal, a refreshing drink in a sophisticated atmosphere ideal for mixing, mingling, and enjoying life. The 70 spacious guest rooms and 2 suites feature complimentary hi-speed wireless internet access, High Definition TV with pay-per view movies and games, refrigerators and microwaves available upon request. Guest also have access to the hotel's state of the art fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and the complimentary hot continental breakfast which features over 15 items daily. Non-smoking rooms are available. The Hampton Inn is part of the Hilton Honors preferred guest program. Rates: $89 to $149.
Rockford-Freeport Illinois Kennel Club Dog Show
The event includes an All Breed Dog/Obedience/Rally/Show, booths with dog supplies, refreshments as well as information on showing and training.
The Sports Plex
The Sports Plex is a tournament quality soccer complex featuring up to 12 fields, picnic areas, parking, restrooms, and a concession area with a full kitchen. It also has a presentation pavilion that is ideal for award ceremonies or meetings. Please call for pricing and availability.
Country Inn and Suites Golf Packages
Park Hills Golf Getaway Package: Enjoy a Country Inn room for two for one night, two 18-hole rounds at park Hills Golf Course in Freeport, a cart, a bucket of range balls, and a golfer's gift bag. Advance reservations required: $163 - $187. Wolf Hollow Golf Getaway Package: Room for two for one night, two 18-hole rounds at Wolf Hollow Golf course in Lena, a cart, a bucket of range balls, and a special gift bag. Advance reservations required: $163 - $173. At Country Inn and Suites there is one goal - to make you feel at home. They promise to offer caring, consistent and comfortable service to ensure a relaxing enjoyable stay. They offer a complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, free wireless high speed internet access, Club Carlson Reward program, indoor pool and whirlpool and a fitness center. These are just a few of the exceptional amenities they offer every guest. The hotel has been voted "Best in the Region" for the past 14 years in a row. It offers consistency you can count on at just the right price. Senior discount, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Matercard and Visa. Rates: $99.00 to $169.00.
Color Vibe 5K
Get ready for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you'll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and you’re about to get tagged!
Rockford Melt Fest 2014
Winter is slowly "melting" away and it is time to celebrate the start of Spring! This event is open to all and has something for everyone. Take advantage of complimentary ice skating at the Riverview Ice House, free rides on the Rockford Park District trolley, musical performances by Missing Links and Unity the Band, a variety of food and retail vendors for you to do business with, and the ability to tour the historic Prairie Street Brewhouse. You can also participate in a fun and challenging 5K race taking you through three different downtown wards of Rockford, IL. The event will take place between Prairie Street Brewhouse and Riverview Ice House.
Rockford Art Museum Exhibition - Modern Metaphors
Modern Metaphors features beautifully complex paintings, mixed media and photography that combine Old Master techniques with modern content by artists Katherine Ace, David Kroll, Bruno Surdo and Sergio Fasola. Each reminiscent of the Dutch Golden Age, these masterfully rendered pieces transport the viewer into a dreamy, yet oddly contemporary, realm.
Spring Awakening Gathering - Pecatonica River Forest Preserve
Enjoy the celebration of the coming spring season and have fun with the whole family. Activities include hiking, maple tree tapping demonstration, Boot Scootin' Barn Dance, free community supper and a Wild Hope concert.
23rd Annual Model Train Show and Sale
The model train show and sale has 44,000 sq. ft. of layouts and display, vendors selling new and used model train items and railroad memorabilia, and door prizes. Location: Jefferson High School.
Rockford RV, Camping & Travel Show - Indoor Sports Center
The 2014 Rockford RV, Camping & Vacation Show offers the best brands, best deals and prices, and best place to buy. Come take a look at the new 2014 RV models and you may find the best fit for you and your family. The show will have fifth wheels, travel trailers, class A, B & C motorhomes, pop-ups, toy haulers, and even 4 wheelers. You can also have one on one time with campground and lodging representatives to help you plan your next exciting trip. Come alone or with your whole family and enjoy the show.
CITY: Loves Park
Coronado PAC - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
This remarkably versatile band celebrates jazz's large-ensemble tradition by performing a vast repertoire of masterpieces by legends of the genre, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, Chick Corea, Oliver Nelson, and many others, as well as original works and arrangements.
Midway Village Museum - 24th Annual Egg Artists' Show and Sale
In addition to exhibitors, there will be vendors with supplies for sale including miniatures, pictures for decoupage, ribbons, lighting, music boxes, stands, tools, and more to help the egg enthusiast create beautiful eggs. New to the Rockford Egg Art Show this year is the recognition of one of the exhibitors as the Featured Egg Artist. Food and snacks will be available for purchase.
Victory Golf Range
Victory Golf Range is the Rockford area's only indoor golf facility that offers golf entertainment in a controlled environment. Amenities include a large driving area to see true path of golf ball, hitting bays with air-cushioned driving mats, a state-of-the-art putting green, fully netted ceiling, walls and perimeter to ensure a safe hitting environment, a full service restaurant and bar, large screen TVs with latest golf and sports programming, and free WiFi.
CITY: Loves Park