Mind & Spirit
Rockford University, Rockford

NWQ Guide to Colleges 2019


It’s never an easy choice when seeking the perfect college — there are plenty of things to consider. Here are some of the top institutions available here in our region.

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More than 120 chorus singers from 60 churches around the region are going to perform “Messiah” this year at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Rockford. (Rockford Choral Union photos)

Rockford Choral Union’s Holiday Tradition

This concert brings the community together each year to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ. Learn what to expect at this year’s concert and find out how the Rockford Choral Union will pay tribute to a longtime performer.

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Volunteer Gloria Visel and Executive Director Deanna Lacny help provide a nurturing environment to inner-city children at Rock House Kids.

Rock House Kids Creates Stability for Children

As it marks its 20th anniversary, this Rockford nonprofit is working harder than ever to provide a safe and positive environment where some of the city’s neediest children can find love and shelter.

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Forreston Reformed Church, Forreston, Ill.

Country Church/City Church

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

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Learn about the art of Thai fruit carving at Womanspace, in Rockford, on Nov. 5

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.

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Mind & Spirit SMART LIVING WEEKLY
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Smart Living Weekly – November 13, 2019

  Rockford Choral Union Presents 74th ‘Messiah’ Right in Our Region: The Rockford Choral Union’s performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” is among the most beloved Christmas traditions in our…
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Smart Living Weekly – November 6, 2019

  Emily Bear Sings, Releases First Pop EP Right in Our Region: It’s been a treat for Rockford residents to watch Emily Bear grow up in the public eye. The…
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Smart Living Weekly – October 30, 2019

  ‘Dancing with the Rockford Stars’ Nov. 23 Right in Our Region: The red carpet will roll out for “Old Hollywood Glam,” the theme of this year’s Dancing with the…
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