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Weekend Roundup November 20-22!

Weekend Roundup November 20-22!

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Posted on November 20, 2020

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Friday, November 20, 2020


Meyer’s Canine Colony Open House! - view event

8:00 am - 5:30 pm


Stroll on State Decoration Days - view event

8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Christmas Open House @ The Landscape Connection - view event

10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Mosaic Bench Workshop @ Womanspace - view event

10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Family Garden Hike @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens - view event

10:00 am - 10:45 am


Holiday Tree Lighting & Open House @ Edgebrook - view event

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Backcountry Cooking Demo - Thanksgiving in a Bowl @ Rocktown Adventures VIRTUAL - view event

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Saturday, November 21, 2020


Meyer’s Canine Colony Open House! - view event

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Stroll on State Decoration Days - view event

8:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Christmas Open House @ The Landscape Connection - view event

10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Mosaic Bench Workshop @ Womanspace - view event

10:00 am - 1:30 pm


Holiday Tree Lighting & Open House @ Edgebrook - view event

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Cell Phones for Soldiers @ Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful - view event

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Wooden Toy Making Workshop @ Severson Dells Nature Center - view event

9:30 am - 11:00 am


IceHogs Annual Garage Sale @ BMO Harris Bank Center - view event

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


NCG TO-GrOw: Squirrel Feeders @ Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens - view event

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Free Guided Weekend Tours @ Midway Village Museum - view event

10:00 am - 2:00 pm



Bubble Wonders Virtual Show @ Discovery Center Museum - view event

10:30 am - 11:30 am


Intro to Reflow @ Rockford MakerSpace - view event

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Sunday, November 22, 2020


Christmas Open House @ The Landscape Connection - view event

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Free Guided Weekend Tours @ Midway Village Museum - view event

10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Drumming Workshop @ Womanspace - view event

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Family Field Trip: Sights, Sounds, Smells Oh My! @ Atwood Park - view event

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm



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Rockford IceHogs Garage Sale

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