Peace Calendar

May
24
Thu
Where Do We Go From Here – Chaos or Community? Book Discussion @ Montague Public Library
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
May
30
Wed
Diamonds, Denim and Stars ~ A Celebration of Rockford Peaches ~ 75th Anniversary @ Coronado Performing Arts Center
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Rockford Peaches 75th anniversary May 30th – June 3rd

Wednesday – May 30, 2018

“Diamonds, Denim and Stars”
​6-9 pm @ Coronado Theatre

 Stars from A League of Their Own will join entertainers and actors in
a “1940s Rockford Peaches baseball game-themed” evening of family fun.
Ticket holders choose from a Tailgate Party with free ballpark fare and desserts to
a VIP Private Party for photos with the stars.
Guests can partake of cash bar offerings from the Peach Pub, Home Plate or 10th Inning Bars.
Original AAGPBL players will be on hand at The Collector’s Bench table for autographs and photos.
The evening ends with a lighthearted program in the theater with a “diamond” auction from the stage.
Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster and the Coronado box office.
Get ready to “play ball”!
IWBC partners with BMO Harris Bank Center, Artists Ensemble,
​Discovery Center, Peach DIVAs and Peach DIVA Dudes

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or at the Coronado Performing Arts Center (800) 745-3000!

Jun
1
Fri
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 1 – Jun 9 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Jun
2
Sat
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 2 – Jun 10 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Jun
3
Sun
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 3 – Jun 11 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Jun
4
Mon
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 4 – Jun 12 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Faithful Sisterhood Interfaith Potluck Iftar @ Watch for more details to come
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm
Faithful Sisterhood Interfaith Potluck Iftar @ Watch for more details to come

Watch for more information

Jun
5
Tue
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 5 – Jun 13 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Jun
6
Wed
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 6 – Jun 14 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Jun
7
Thu
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 7 – Jun 15 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Jun
8
Fri
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 8 – Jun 16 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Jun
9
Sat
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm
Jun 9 – Jun 17 all-day
2018 SHAREFEST SUMMER PROJECT @ Lockwood Park and Children's Farm | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Lockwood Park & Children’s Farm
5201 Safford Road
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 9th

With 146 acres, 10 buildings, 5 animal shelters, 2 playgrounds, 3 picnic shelters, a covered bridge, several miles of trails, dozens of picnic tables, and fences – lots of fences – this summer’s project will be challenging to say the least!

This June, we have the opportunity to come alongside the staff and volunteers of Lockwood in a way that ensures this educational and recreational facility remains a fun, inspirating community asset for kids and families for generations to come. If you haven’t been out to Lockwood recently, maybe it’s time for a visit. We think you will see why this may be the most fun project we’ve had to date!

We are asking everyone to consider 3 next steps:

If you would like to involve your work, club or church, send an email to jessica.westberg@rockfordsharefest.com and we can provide you with a packet of information you can use to promote and sign-up your group.

Please don’t miss this opportunity to invest in Rockford. Your hands are needed!!!

Sincerely,

Rockford Sharefest Leadership Team

Jun
19
Tue
JUNETEENTH – June 19th – 3:00 to 9:00 pm. @ Sinnissippi Park
Jun 19 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JUNETEENTH - June 19th - 3:00 to 9:00 pm. @ Sinnissippi Park | Rockford | Illinois | United States

SAVE THE DATE ~ MORE INFORMATION WILL BE COMING SOON!!

THE GRAND PRIZE (TRIP) WILL BE A TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS

MUSIC FEATURING  ” BIG DADDY WOO WOO”

Jun
24
Sun
Peace Pole Painting Party @ Klehm Arboretum
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Peace Pole Painting Party @ Klehm Arboretum | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Let’s make a Peace Pole for your garden!

A Peace Pole will add color and creative flair to your flowerbeds.  Come on out and learn how to make your personal Peace Pole garden art. It is a 4″x4″x44″ PVC Post sleeve.

ArtbyKarla provides all the materials to create this project (except for varnish that takes overnight to dry).

Space is limited for this class so don’t wait to buy your ticket. It may fill up fast. Also, this class takes around 5 hours to complete this project.

Feel free to bring a lunch and or snacks. And don’t forget to bring your creativity!!!  Taught by Karla Lombardo.

Admission: $68

 

 

Aug
26
Sun
Midtown Ethnic Parade & Festival @ Parking Lot
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Midtown Ethnic Parade & Festival @ Parking Lot | Rockford | Illinois | United States

Mark your calendars for the fifth annual

Midtown District Ethnic Parade and Festival!

Festival time: 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Parade time: 1 p.m.

The Festival will be held on the grounds of the Rockford Public School District 205 Administration Building,

501 7th Street, Rockford, IL from 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Parade steps off at 1 p.m. on Wyman Street and follows West and East State Streets to Seventh Street, ending on the Festival Grounds. The parade previously has included dancing dragons, bagpipes, ethnic dance troops, and more!

The Parade and Festival are event are free to attend, with many family-friendly activities and those for everyone to enjoy.

Activities include:
• Music & Dance
• Genealogy Area
• Family Games & Crafts
• Turkish painting
• Wood Carving
• Large Children’s Activity Area with Bouncy Houses, Face Painting
• A Beer Garden for ages 21 and older

Another festival highlight is cultural cuisine for purchase from many food booths to taste the variety of delicious ethnic foods presented. Tickets must be purchased at the ticket booth.

 

Sep
21
Fri
International Day of Peace Celebration @ Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm