Mind & Spirit
Midway Village’s World War I re-enactment, considered one of the largest in the country, returns April 6-7. Visitors will see more than 220 re-enactors using authentic equipment. (Midway Village photos)
Midway Village: Welcoming Spring, Sock Monkey Style

Midway Village Museum has plenty of fun and educational events happening this spring, well beyond a festival that celebrates the humble sock monkey. Find out what’s coming up this busy season.

Upper Iowa University’s Rockford campus celebrated its 10-year anniversary last October. Students can earn their associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree or post-graduate certificate.  (Upper Iowa University photos)
Upper Iowa University: 10 Years of Offering Continuing Education

For the past decade now, people in Rockford have been studying hard to achieve an affordable, career-advancing education. Find out how they’re going to take their education a step further beginning this fall.

Embracing the Next Chapter: A Celebration of Life

Each of us will face final days on this earth, and each of us will face the loss of people we love. While we can’t change this fact, there’s plenty we can do to improve end-of-life quality and to memorialize those we’ve lost.

The Brick Church, Walworth, Wis.
Country Church/City Church

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship in each issue.

Uncover the tricks to growing orchids at home, as Nicholas Conservatory’s orchid expert shares his secrets on March 9.
Events @ a Glance: Mind & Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.