TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:00 PM
Creating Stories & Sharing Lives: A Woman's Life Explored
Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois – Wednesdays, Jan 17, 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 28*, Apr 11, 25, May 9 *no class on Mar 14 6:00-8:00pm Facilitator: Debby Gaines Every woman has a story to tell. During this special session of Creating Stories/Sharing Lives, our writing will focus on experiences that are most often unique to women. We will explore some areas of our lives through myth and Goddess archetypes while continuing to develop our storytelling skills. Our relationships with our mothers, body image, gender roles, the stages of a woman’s life, are some examples of the topics we will be delving into while staying connected to our mind, body, and soul. No experience with writing is necessary. Register by 1/15
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 7:30 PM
Brews & Views: "Cool Runnings"
Prairie Street Brewing Co. – FEEL THE RHYTHM…FEEL THE RHYME…GET ON UP, IT’S BOBSLED TIME! Brews & Views celebrates the 2018 Winter Olympics with one of the all-time greatest underdog sports comedies, John Candy starring in “COOL RUNNINGS”! As always, you can enjoy your favorite craft beers and great food from a full menu, delivered to your table, while you watch the film! We'll also have a pre-show that includes poster images and soundtrack music from 1993, a specially selected set of trailers that recreates the experience of seeing this film on its first theatrical release, and some trivia for door prizes. Doors open at 7pm, and Showtime is at 7:30, so arrive early to be sure you get a great seat. Admission is just $5. Tickets will go on sale soon. Watch our page for announcements! ***Please note*** - This film is rated “PG” for mild language. This event is a great family-friendly showing, but note that alcohol will be available during the show
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:30 PM
In-Store Seminar: Kayak Camping the Wisconsin River – Rockford
Rocktown Adventures – Paddling and camping opportunities abound on the Wisconsin River. People taking advantage of the sandbars up and down, particularly the south-west portion. Learn some tips so you have a great trip during our Free In-Store seminar. During this class, some of the topics that will be covered include: How to pack your Kayak or Canoe Best places to launch and take out Best practices on food preparation In addition to the knowledge, take advantage with 10% off any camping related purchases to everyone that attends the seminar. While there is no charge for the event, it sure helps to have a head count. Please give us a call at 815-636-9066 or send an email to info@rocktownadventures to let us know you are coming. BYOB with a fridge on site to keep things cold!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 10:00 AM
Coffee with the Curator: Misfits
Rockford Art Museum – COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR FRI, JAN 19, 10–11 AM, PAY WHAT YOU CAN ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, 711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD Get a behind-the-scenes look into the process of curating feature exhibition MISFITS with RAM Curator Carrie Johnson before it closes Jan. 28!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 5:30 PM
Watercolor Variations Exhibit Opening Reception
Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois – Watercolor can be wild and free, precise and detailed or anything in between. Sue Gilbert Abare uses color and composition in an exuberant, expressive manner to share her experience with her surroundings. Jean Apgar focuses on the intimate details of nature, personal objects and animals to share her appreciation for the small beauties of the world. Their individual expressions mesh into a united vision in what is sure to be a beautiful exhibit.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:30 PM
Duo Sonidos
Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center – Duo Sonidos brings together the talents of violinist William Knuth and classical guitarist Adam Levin in a surprising chamber combination that is simultaneously sophisticated and approachable. The program will feature the world premieres of two works by Midwestern composer Jorge Muniz, "Portraits from the Heartland" for solo guitar, and "An American Sketchbook," for Duo Sonidos. Before you see Duo Sonidos at MPAC, be sure to listen to "Artist Spotlight" on WBOM, our online radio station, for an interview with William Knuth and Adam Levin. Tune in Saturday, January 13th at 7:00 a.m. or catch the rebroadcast Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. by visiting wbom.playtheradio.com. Tickets: $30/adult, $6/student Purchase tickets ahead and save!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM
A New Vision for a New Year — Create a Personal Vision Board
Womanspace of Rockford, Illinois – Saturday, January 20 10am-Noon Facilitator: Trish Kalhagen You are invited to experience a Vision Board Workshop! This is a great time of year to set goals, dream and tap into your creative side while having fun! Dark chocolate and music will be a part of this gathering. You will discover the importance of creating a Vision Board. Optional: Bring some favorite magazines along with you as we have this time together. Register by 1/18
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 1:00 PM
Backpacking the Appalachian Trail - Outdoor Adventure Series
Rocktown Adventures – Join Rocktown Adventures and Nature At The Confluence as we present the “Outdoor Adventure Education Series”. This 4 part series will have an interactive presentation on a different outdoor recreation topic each month from January thru April. ?January’s topic is Backpacking the Appalachian Trail.? Details: One hour presentation on what you need to know to start planning a hike on the Appalachian Trail. Learn about the gear you need, best practices for packing, physical conditioning required, and potential trail routes. We are heading to the AT in May for a 6 night/5 day backpacking adventure, so come out and learn what you need for a successful backpacking experience. Location: Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit, IL. Register: Please call Rocktown Adventures to register Price: $10 per person. Kids under 12 free. All paying participants will receive a $5 Rocktown Adventures coupon. Programs in this series: Jan 20: Outdoor Adventure Education Series: Backpacking the Appalachian Trail. Feb 17: Outdoor Adventure Education Series:Kayak Camping the Wisconsin River. Time is 10-11:30. Mar 17: Outdoor Adventure Education Series: Backcountry Cooking-St Patty’s Day on the Trail April 28: Outdoor Adventure Education Series: Backpacking in the Midwest.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 1:00 PM
Burpee Explorers: Explore Chordata part I: Fish
Burpee Museum of Natural History – Explore Chordata part I: Fish From this huge phylum of vertebrates you will study rays, a cartilaginous fish related to sharks from the class Chondricthyes and the order Myliobatiformes. To learn their special adaptations, you will see a variety of cartilaginous fish from Burpee’s permanent collection and examine your own specimen. This hands-on science workshop include time in the museum and items from the permanent collection and are designed to provide a meaningful intergenerational experience. Ages 6 and up. Students must be accompanied by an adult to assist with dissection. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for the workshop. Fees per participant: (Fees cover one child & one adult) Burpee Museum members: $18.00 General Public: $20.00 For more information and to register call the Burpee Museum at (815)965-3433. Space is limited, register early!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 3:00 PM
Snowshoe Hike & Instruction with Rocktown Adventures
Rocktown Adventures – Snowshoeing is a great low impact aerobic activity. However there is more to snowshoeing than simply taking a plunge in some untracked snow. Come have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport during our Nature at the Confluence Snowshoe Hike with Rocktown Adventures! Enjoy S’mores and Hot Cocoa around our big outdoor fire after your adventure! Part of Beloit Winterfest! Held Two Times This Season! January 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm February 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Details: This hour long hike starts with instruction where you will learn how to put on and take off your snowshoes, select the proper snowshoe, and dress for the outdoors in winter. After that we head out on the snow and learn how to get up from a fall, select a comfortable stride for walking and stomping, and turning around as we tour the loop around Nature at the Confluence. Price includes snowshoes, poles, and a $5 gift Rocktown gift certificate Adults: $20 | Kids: 12 and under are 1/2 price! Location: Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit, IL. Register: Please call Rocktown Adventures at 815-636-9066 or click to register We need a minimum of 6 participants and the cooperation of Mother Nature to hold the class. In the event Mother Nature does not cooperate or we fail to get the minimum amount of participants we will make a decision 24 hrs in advance. We will post on our website and Facebook and call all participants.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM
Brett Newski at Pig Minds Brewing Co (January 20, 2018)
Pig Minds Brewing Co. – http://www.songkick.com/concerts/31880729-brett-newski-at-pig-minds-brewing-co
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:30 PM
Brett Newski Live!
Pig Minds Brewing Co. – Join us as Brett Newski rocks the brewery! No cover! https://brettnewski.com/
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 8:00 PM
Jay Owenhouse
Coronado Performing Arts Center – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 8 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM Internet Presale : Fri, 1 Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM speical offer : Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at 10:00 AM
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM
Star Wars Sunday
Discovery Center Museum – Rev up your Speedbike and get ready to join the Rebel Alliance. Create your own light saber, practice Jedi skills, and evade storm troopers. Journey through hyperspace to different worlds in the planetarium, re-compile a droid, navigate an X-Wing through the asteroid field, and assist Princess Leia in battling the evil Empire. The force will be with you always. Galactic attire encouraged. Included with Museum admission.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 1:00 PM
Snowshoe in Nature – Rockford
Rocktown Adventures – Snowshoeing is a great low impact aerobic activity. However, there is more to snowshoeing than simply taking a plunge in some untracked snow. Come have some fun in the snow, meet some new people, and learn the ins and outs of the fastest growing winter sport at our Snowshoeing 101 class. In addition to the exercise, Rocktown Adventure’s resident Naturalist, Rick Barton, will be discussing the natural environment around you as you make your way through the trail. Your old science teacher would be impressed! This adventure will start with 30 minutes of instruction where we will cover how to put on and take off your snowshoes, select the proper snowshoe, and dress for the outdoors in winter. After that, we head out on the snow and learn how to get up from a fall, select a comfortable stride for walking and stomping, and turning around. The class will conclude with a naturalist theme guided tour. Location of the hike is TBD based on conditions. All participants will be contacted 48 hours in advance. The price for this Snowshoeing experience is $40 and includes snowshoes, poles, and a $5 gift Rocktown gift certificate. Class size is limited to 12 so don’t delay. Call 815-636-9066, send us an email at info@rocktownadventures.com, or sign up below to reserve your spot. Kids are welcome and under 12 is 1/2 price! We need a minimum of 6 participants and the cooperation of Mother Nature to hold the class. In the event Mother Nature does not cooperate or we fail to get the minimum amount of participants,, we will make a decision about class 24 hrs in advance. We will post on our website and Facebook and call all participants.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 2:00 PM
Introduction to the APRHF Rail Rangers
APRHF Rail Rangers – Want to know more about the rail rangers, national parks, or traveling in a private railcar? Join us for a quick one hour presentation at the Cherry Valley Public Library. We will also have a book signing to follow with all 11 of our rail route guidebooks for sale. 20 percent of proceeds go to the CVPL.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 - Jan 27 @ 6:00 PM
Vinyasa 101 Workshops
Stateline Family YMCA – Whether you're new to Vinyasa Yoga or have been practicing a while Jessica and Heidi would love to help you find the best way to practice transitions while you practice. Want to work toward a better chatarunga? Wondering what options you have instead practicing of chatarunga? Or do you have questions during class but never have the time to ask them? We'll spend 2 hours working on the basics with plenty of time for discussion throughout the workshop. Sign up at the Y, on the Y app or on the link on this page.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 12:45 PM
Historical Illinois (HIST)
Histories For Kids – Travel the timeline of Illinois from the prairies to the urban societies of today. Hear how historical figures and events, such as George Rogers Clark and the Revolutionary War helped to meet the people’s needs as the population grew. Excellent for students studying Illinois. May be specifically focused for older students preparing for the Illinois Constitution test. GRADES 3 AND UP
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 7:00 PM
Rockford IceHogs vs. Bakersfield Condors
BMO Harris Bank Center – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Me + 3 Promotional Offer : Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at 06:00 PM Promotions: Fas Fuel Winning Weekdays (Courtesy Fas Fuel)
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 7:30 PM
REO Speedwagon
Coronado Performing Arts Center – REO Speedwagon is taking the Coronado Performing Arts Center stage Jan. 24, 2018 at 7:30PM! It's your chance to see the gold and platinum recording group with international hit singles "Keep On Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Roll with the Changes," and many more well known songs! REO formed loosely in the late 60's at a college in Champaign, Illinois and in order to get their name out they rode to gigs of all sizes in station wagaons. REO's main constant over the decades is their never-ending desire to give their all to fans, year in and year out. Not a year has gone by where REO Speedwagon didn't perform live, thrilling fans with hit filled sets! Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM Internet Presale : Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM VIP Package Presale : Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM VIP Package Onsale : Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at 10:00 AM