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815-316-1577

June 2019

Knitting and Crocheting

June 24 @ 10:30 am

Join other residents who enjoy knitting and crocheting! Work on your own project or create something for donation.

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Ice Cream Sundae Bar

June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Are you in need of a sweet treat? If yes, our ice cream sundae bar is the perfect way to satisfy that craving! With many toppings to choose from, you can make sure your flavors are "just right" or if they include everything but the kitchen sink! Questions? Call Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

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Wheel of Fortune

June 24 @ 2:00 pm

Winners will receive dollar gift cards to the Café. All are welcome to join!

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Bus Leaves for Cantigny Park

June 25 @ 9:05 am

Take a trip to Wheaton with our first stop being Le Jardin at Cantigny Park! Their menu features a BLT wrap, tuna salad, soups and sandwiches, and burgers! Then, we will explore the McCormick House, the birth place of the Chicago Tribune! You will get a chance to explore the historic operations that started one of the most-noted newspapers in the world! Please bring money for your purchases. Sign-up with Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576 or Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

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Bus Leaves for Cantigny Park

June 25 @ 9:15 am

Take a trip to Wheaton with our first stop being Le Jardin at Cantigny Park! Their menu features a BLT wrap, tuna salad, soups and sandwiches, and burgers! Then, we will explore the McCormick House, the birth place of the Chicago Tribune! You will get a chance to explore the historic operations that started one of the most-noted newspapers in the world! Please bring money for your purchases. Sign-up with Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576 or Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

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Book Club

June 25 @ 10:15 am

This month we will be reading "Memoirs of a Geisha" by Arthur Gordon. All are welcome, even if you have not read the book.

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Lunch at Der Rathskeller Restaurant & Bar

June 26 @ 11:00 am

Join us on our monthly outing, this time at Der Rathskeller Restaurant & Bar. A restaurant delicatessen and outdoor beer garden serving German fare in old-world surrounds since 1931. Bring money for lunch. Sign up with Guest Services by Monday, June 24.

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Bill’s Woodworking Project

June 26 @ 1:00 pm

Join Bill Watts from Maintenance to create your own special wood project! This time we will be making a small wood planter. Sign up with Guest Services by Wednesday, June 19. cost is $10.

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Brittany’s Acrylic Art Class

June 26 @ 2:30 pm
Life Enrichment Office Rockford, United States

Don’t miss Brittany's Acrylic Art Class where you can express your creative side, whether your skill are top notch or you are a beginner! Cost is $5 to cover your art supplies. Please sign-up with Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Bus Leaves for Schnuck’s

June 27 @ 9:20 am

Sign-up with Guest Services at 815-316-1500.

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Bus Leaves for Schnuck’s

June 27 @ 9:30 am

Sign-up with Hospitality at 815-316-6060.

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Men’s Discussion Group

June 27 @ 10:00 am

All Wesley Willows men are welcome to join this group to dive into a compelling discussion covering a great range of topics. Refreshments are provided. Topics will be announced in your Green Bag newsletter. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Happy Hour & Chef’s Dinner

June 27 @ 4:15 pm

Enjoy entertainment by Ron Holm and hors d' oeuvres during Happy Hour, then we'll move to the Rydell Dining Room to enjoy an upscale dinner. Meadow home Residents: Please sign up with Guest Services by Tuesday, June 25. Cost is $14.

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Bus Leaves for Shopping at Walmart

June 28 @ 9:20 am

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Bus Leaves for Shopping at Walmart

June 28 @ 9:30 am

Sign up with Hospitality at 815-316-6060.

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Wii Bowling

June 28 @ 1:00 pm
Swingley Lounge United States

Come play a game of Wii Bowling. All are welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Lisa Argento at 815-316-1667.

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Presentation: Transform Rockford

June 28 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a presentation by David Schertz, a representative from Transform Rockford! He will discuss the ways in which the organization transforms our region by inspiring, engaging, and teaching the residents about the changes that have happened and those that are coming. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Line Dancing

June 28 @ 4:00 pm

Benny Dickinson will teach you how to line dance by giving you step by step instructions. This will be an hour class. Join in and have some fun, all are welcome!

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Flex & Stretch Video

June 29 @ 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Van Sickle Room United States

The exercises on this video are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation, and reaction time. A variety of light-hearted music combined with fun rehabilitative movements make this a good middle of the road full body workout for anyone!

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Music with Steve Pearce

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Luehring Lounge United States

Come enjoy music and humor from Worship Leader Steve Pearce.

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Starlight Theatre: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

June 30 @ 1:15 pm

A Timeless Old Testament tale about the story of Joseph and his coat o many colors. Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob is blesses with dreams that foretell the future, Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. This show benefits the Wesley Willows Good Samaritan Fund Play starts at 2:00pm. To purchase tickets contact Jo Little in the Fund Development office at 316-1570. Tickets are $ 30. sign…

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July 2019

Ladies Discussion Group

July 2 @ 10:00 am

Join this group to discuss what is happening around the world and enjoy light refreshments. All are welcome to come and talk or just to listen! Topic will be announced in your Green Bag newsletter. Questions? Call Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

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Card Making

July 3 @ 2:00 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

All are welcome to make one summer-themed card! All materials will be provided at no charge. Contact Lisa Argento at 815-316-1667 with questions.

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Bus Leaves for Star Spangled Spectacular at Starlight Theatre

July 3 @ 7:10 pm

Sign-up has ended. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Bus Leaves for Star Spangled Spectacular at Starlight Theatre

July 3 @ 7:20 pm

Sign-up has ended. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Grocery Shopping at Schnuck’s

July 5 @ 9:20 am

Sign-up with Guest Services at 815-316-1500.

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Grocery Shopping at Schnuck’s

July 5 @ 9:30 am

Sign-up with Hospitality at 815-316-6060.

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Wii Bowling

July 5 @ 1:00 pm
Swingley Lounge United States

Come play a game of Wii Bowling. All are welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Lisa Argento at 815-316-1667.

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Flex & Stretch Video

July 6 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Van Sickle Room United States

The exercises on this video are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation, and reaction time. A variety of light-hearted music combined with fun rehabilitative movements make this a good middle of the road full body workout for anyone!

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Music with Steve Pearce

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Luehring Lounge United States

Come enjoy music and humor from Worship Leader Steve Pearce.

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Mystery Trip

July 9 @ 12:10 pm

Where we'll go, you don't know! Join us for this month's Mystery Trip! Hint: Whether you glove it or hate it, this tour will knock you out of the park! This trip is free of charge and includes one hour of walking with some steps. Must be able to ambulate well. Please sign-up with Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577 or Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Mystery Trip

July 9 @ 12:20 pm

Where we'll go, you don't know! Join us for this month's Mystery Trip! Hint: Whether you glove it or hate it, this tour will knock you out of the park!This trip is free of charge and includes one hour of walking with some steps. Must be able to ambulate well. Please sign-up with Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577or Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Presentation: Midway Village Collection

July 9 @ 2:00 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Join the Director of Marketing from Midway Village Museum, Lonna Converso, as she discusses the different programs that Midway Village has to offer throughout the year! You will also be able to see a few items from the musuem's artifact collection. Questions? Call Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

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Bus Leaves for Valli Produce

July 10 @ 9:20 am

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Bus Leaves for Valli Produce

July 10 @ 9:30 am

Sign-up with Hospitality at 815-316-6060.

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Kite Making Class

July 10 @ 1:00 pm

Join Paul Thogerson, kite maker extraordinaire, to make your very own kite! Following the class, you will get the chance to see your kite in action with a flying demonstration, weather permitting. This class is free of charge. Space is limited. Sign-up with Hospitality at 815-316-6060 or Guest Services at 815-316-1500. Questions? Call Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

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Men’s Discussion Group

July 11 @ 10:00 am

All Wesley Willows men are welcome to join this group to dive into a compelling discussion covering a great range of topics. Refreshments are provided. Topic will be announced in your Green Bag newsletter. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Bus Leaves for Music in the Park: Mr. Big Stuff

July 11 @ 5:20 pm

Mr. Big Stuff will be at Sinnissippi Park for the sounds of summer! This group is an eight piece horn band that plays everything from Sinatra to Ozzy, and everything in between. This band will “wow” you with show tunes, Rock classics, Funk, R&B, and Soul. Even those who don't dance will move to this high energy octet's powerful rhythm section, strong vocals, and blazing horns. Sign-up with Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

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Bus Leaves for Music in the Park: Mr. Big Stuff

July 11 @ 5:30 pm

Mr. Big Stuff will be at Sinnissippi Park for the sounds of summer! This group is an eight piece horn band that plays everything from Sinatra to Ozzy, and everything in between. This band will “wow” you with show tunes, Rock classics, Funk, R&B, and Soul. Even those who don't dance will move to this high energy octet's powerful rhythm section, strong vocals, and blazing horns. Sign-up with Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

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Walmart on Riverside

July 12 @ 9:20 am

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Walmart on Riverside

July 12 @ 9:30 am

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Presentation: Sign Posts on the Prairie

July 12 @ 1:00 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Take a virtual road trip with Krista August— to Little Egypt — and learn why Southern Illinois is considered to be "Where Illinois Began." Along the way, we will encounter “signposts” (historical markers) that recall prehistoric Illinois; early French settlement in the American Bottom; a consequential Revolutionary War campaign; and more. All this learning will be accented with recreational stops as well, including a virtual hike at a National Natural Landmark. All are welcome to attend! Questions? Call Vine Culpepper…

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Photography Club

July 12 @ 1:00 pm

All those interested in photography are welcome to join.

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Wii Bowling

July 12 @ 1:00 pm
Swingley Lounge United States

Come play a game of Wii Bowling. All are welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Lisa Argento at 815-316-1667.

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Flex & Stretch Video

July 13 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Van Sickle Room United States

The exercises on this video are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation, and reaction time. A variety of light-hearted music combined with fun rehabilitative movements make this a good middle of the road full body workout for anyone!

Find out more »

Music with Steve Pearce

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Luehring Lounge United States

Come enjoy music and humor from Worship Leader Steve Pearce.

Find out more »

Ladies Discussion Group

July 16 @ 10:00 am

Join this group to discuss what is happening around the world and enjoy light refreshments. All are welcome to come and talk or just to listen! Topic will be announced in your Green Bag newsletter. Questions? Call Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577.

Find out more »

Bus Leaves for Rockford Art Deli Live Printing Demonstration

July 16 @ 1:20 pm

Rockford Art Deli (RAD) specializes in creating fun t-shirts for customers locally and across the country. They create designs for and print all of their shirts individually, and now you will be able to do the same! You will get some information on how the business got started in 2011, a demonstration on the printing machines, and will be able to print your very own t-shirt with a design created right here in Rockford. Please bring your money on the…

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Bus Leaves for Rockford Art Deli Live Printing Demonstration

July 16 @ 1:30 pm

Rockford Art Deli (RAD) specializes in creating fun t-shirts for customers locally and across the country. They create designs for and print all of their shirts individually, and now you will be able to do the same! You will get some information on how the business got started in 2011, a demonstration on the printing machines, and will be able to print your very own t-shirt with a design created right here in Rockford. Please bring your money on the…

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Floral Design Workshop

July 17 @ 2:00 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Join floral designer Melody from Petals n’ Pickens to create your own floral arrangement to take home! Cost is $10, cash only. Please sign-up and pay with Guest Services at 815-316-1500 or Hospitality at 815-316-6060 by Wednesday, July 10th. Payment must be collected by Wednesday, July 10th to reserve your spot. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Schnuck’s on Harlem

July 18 @ 9:20 am

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Birthday Entertainer: Richard Gersten

July 18 @ 7:15 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Enjoy the sounds of Richard Gersten following the July birthday dinner as he plays piano! All are welcome to attend.

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Bus Leaves for Gretta’s Goats

July 19 @ 12:35 pm

Tour Gretta's Goats farm in Pecatonica where you can meet the goats, tour the goat cheese creamery, and observe how they make their goat milk soap! This trip is free of charge and requires one and a half hours of standing and walking. Sign-up with Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Bus Leaves for Gretta’s Goats

July 19 @ 12:45 pm

Tour Gretta's Goats farm in Pecatonica where you can meet the goats, tour the goat cheese creamery, and observe how they make their goat milk soap! This trip is free of charge and requires one and a half hours of standing and walking. Sign-up with Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Wii Bowling

July 19 @ 1:00 pm
Swingley Lounge United States

Come play a game of Wii Bowling. All are welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Lisa Argento at 815-316-1667.

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Flex & Stretch Video

July 20 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Van Sickle Room United States

The exercises on this video are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation, and reaction time. A variety of light-hearted music combined with fun rehabilitative movements make this a good middle of the road full body workout for anyone!

Find out more »

Music with Steve Pearce

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Luehring Lounge United States

Come enjoy music and humor from Worship Leader Steve Pearce.

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Bingo Cancelled

July 22 @ 7:15 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Bingo is cancelled this evening.

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Bus Leaves for Music in the Park: Rock Valley Summer Festival Orchestra

July 23 @ 5:20 pm

Join us and the Rock Valley Summer Festival Orchestra at Sinnissippi Park! This group is made up of musicians from the Music Academy in Rockford, Rock Valley College, Rockford Symphony Orchestra and local professional musicians. Sign-up with Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Bus Leaves for Music in the Park: Rock Valley Summer Festival Orchestra

July 23 @ 5:30 pm

Join us and the Rock Valley Summer Festival Orchestra at Sinnissippi Park! This group is made up of musicians from the Music Academy in Rockford, Rock Valley College, Rockford Symphony Orchestra and local professional musicians. Sign-up with Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Lunch Outing at Ridott Corners Tavern

July 24 @ 11:05 am

Join us for an afternoon lunch at Ridott Corners Tavern in Ridott, Illinois! While there, you can enjoy delicious food, drinks, and great company! Sign-up with Guest Services at 815-316-1500 by Tuesday, July 16th. Please bring money for your purchases. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Lunch Outing at Ridott Corners Tavern

July 24 @ 11:15 am

Join us for an afternoon lunch at Ridott Corners Tavern in Ridott, Illinois! While there, you can enjoy delicious food, drinks, and great company! Sign-up with Guest Services at 815-316-1500 by Tuesday, July 16th. Please bring money for your purchases. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Bus Leaves for Schnucks

July 25 @ 9:20 am

Sign-up with Guest Services at 815-316-1500.

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Bus Leaves for Schnucks

July 25 @ 9:30 am

Sign-up with Hospitality at 815-316-6060.

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Men’s Discussion Group

July 25 @ 10:00 am

All Wesley Willows men are welcome to join this group to dive into a compelling discussion covering a great range of topics. Refreshments are provided. Topics will be announced in your Green Bag newsletter. Questions? Call Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

Find out more »

Christmas in July Party

July 25 @ 2:00 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

What better way to remember to be cheery and bright all year long other than a Christmas in July party!? We will have some sweet treats and games to keep you entertained, so put on your Hawaiian shirts and santa hats and enjoy the "second" most wonderful time of the year! All are welcome to attend!

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Bus Leaves for Shopping at Walmart

July 26 @ 9:20 am

Sign up with Guest Services at 815-316-1500.

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Bus Leaves for Shopping at Walmart

July 26 @ 9:30 am

Sign up with Hospitality at 815-316-6060.

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Wii Bowling

July 26 @ 1:00 pm
Swingley Lounge United States

Come play a game of Wii Bowling. All are welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Lisa Argento at 815-316-1667.

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Afternoon Bingo

July 26 @ 2:00 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Come play a game of bingo!

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Flex & Stretch Video

July 27 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Van Sickle Room United States

The exercises on this video are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation, and reaction time. A variety of light-hearted music combined with fun rehabilitative movements make this a good middle of the road full body workout for anyone!

Find out more »

Music with Steve Pearce

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Luehring Lounge United States

Come enjoy music and humor from Worship Leader Steve Pearce.

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Jewelry Making Class with Rockford Art Museum

July 30 @ 1:30 pm

Join instructor Pam from Rockford Art Museum for a jewelry making class! We will be using metal alphabet punches, tools, hammers, and pliers to create pieces in metal. Materials of found objects, beads, leather, and wire will be provided to embellish your work. Pam will also demonstrate the advanced metalsmith technique of “cold connections". No previous experience necessary. Cost of this class is $6 to cover your materials. Payment must be made the day of sign up. Sign-up with Hospitality…

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Afternoon Bingo

July 31 @ 2:00 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Come play a game of bingo!

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Bus Leaves for Ski Broncs Show

July 31 @ 6:05 pm

Spend an evening outside on the beautiful Rock River watching the Ski Broncs, a world-class water ski show team! This trip is free of charge, but please bring money if you wish to purchase concessions. Seating will be on bleachers. Sign-up with Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577 or Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Bus Leaves for Ski Broncs Show

July 31 @ 6:15 pm

Spend an evening outside on the beautiful Rock River watching the Ski Broncs, a world-class water ski show team! This trip is free of charge, but please bring money if you wish to purchase concessions. Seating will be on bleachers. Sign-up with Vine Culpepper at 815-316-1577 or Brittany Bender at 815-316-1576.

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Bingo Cancelled

July 31 @ 7:15 pm
Van Sickle Room United States

Bingo is cancelled this evening.

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August 2019

Flex & Stretch Video

August 3 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Van Sickle Room United States

The exercises on this video are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation, and reaction time. A variety of light-hearted music combined with fun rehabilitative movements make this a good middle of the road full body workout for anyone!

Find out more »

Music with Steve Pearce

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Luehring Lounge United States

Come enjoy music and humor from Worship Leader Steve Pearce.

Find out more »

Flex & Stretch Video

August 10 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Van Sickle Room United States

The exercises on this video are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation, and reaction time. A variety of light-hearted music combined with fun rehabilitative movements make this a good middle of the road full body workout for anyone!

Find out more »

Music with Steve Pearce

August 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Luehring Lounge United States

Come enjoy music and humor from Worship Leader Steve Pearce.

Find out more »

Flex & Stretch Video

August 17 @ 9:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Van Sickle Room United States

The exercises on this video are designed to improve core strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, circulation, and reaction time. A variety of light-hearted music combined with fun rehabilitative movements make this a good middle of the road full body workout for anyone!

Find out more »

Music with Steve Pearce

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Luehring Lounge United States

Come enjoy music and humor from Worship Leader Steve Pearce.

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