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Ways You Can Volunteer in Our Region


There are numerous ways to help others in our community. Browse the following organizations to see if you’re familiar with the many volunteering opportunities in our region.

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Events @ a Glance: Mind and Spirit Calendar

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mind & Spirit SMART LIVING WEEKLY
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Smart Living Weekly – April 10, 2019

  Kids Spot: Keeping Kids Active is Good Right in Our Region: Kids Spot, 9461 N. 2nd St., in Roscoe, has been growing by leaps and bounds, while doing cartwheels,…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 3, 2019

  Plenty to Celebrate in 20th IceHog Year Right in Our Region: The Rockford IceHogs season is drawing to a close and excitement is at a record level, with the…
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Smart Living Weekly – March 27, 2019

  Home & Garden Showcase is April 6 & 7 Right in Our Region: With the promise of spring now clearly in view, it’s time to gather ideas to refresh…
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