Lenten services continue March 27

All are invited to join the continuing Wednesday morning Lenten services sponsored by the Mendota Church Women United. This ecumenical series of services will continue for the next three Wednesdays in Lent, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

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Lincoln students make custom choppers

Third and fourth graders at Lincoln School customize their “monster chopper,” March 13.

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Performers share culture with Blackstone students

The West African Drum and Dance Show entertained students at Blackstone School on March 18.

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Relay for Life team to host Rip’s Night

Angel’s Among Us Relay for Life Team will be hosting a Rip’s Night fundraiser at Rip’s Tavern in Ladd on Tuesday, March 26.

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Come to Game Night, March 26

The Graves-Hume Public Library is hosting a game night for adults and teens on Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m.

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Create a yarn wreath at the library's next Pinterest party

The Graves-Hume Public Library will host a Pinterest party on Tuesday, April 2 at 6 p.m.

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Born a Crime selected for 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion

Join the discussion. Graves-Hume Public Library 2nd Tuesday Book Discussion will feature Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah. The meeting will be held on April 9 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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Library to host Kids’ Lego Club

Lego Club, an exciting program for students in grades 1-4, will be held Wednesday, March 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Graves-Hume Public Library.

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Corn Kernels

Interesting facts about corn from The Mendota Museum & Historical Society

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BCGS discusses DNA and Irish genealogy March 28

“How DNA Helped with My Irish Roots” will be discussed at the next Bureau County Genealogy Society meeting.

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Club news for 3-13-19

Members of the VFW Post 4079 Auxiliary met on March 9 for a monthly business meeting.

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MHS participates in Solo & Ensemble Contest

Seventy-eight Mendota High School music department students participated in the IHSA Solo and Ensemble Contest hosted by Princeton High School on Saturday, March 2.

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Lighted Way to host annual Spaghetti Dinner

Lighted Way will be having their 20th annual Spaghetti Dinner at Uptown Grill in LaSalle in Monday, April 1 from 4:30-8 p.m.

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Happening at the Graves-Hume Public Library: Read with GiGi the Labradoodle; watch Jumanji

Read with GiGi - Snuggle up with and good book and GiGi the Labradoodle at the Graves-Hume Public Library on Tuesday, March 26 from 6:30-7:15 p.m.; Movie-Jumanji - Children of all ages are invited to watch the original “Jumanji” starring Robin Williams at the Graves-Hume Public Library on Wednesday, March 20 from 1-3 p.m.

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The American Red Cross holds blood drive at the Mendota Moose Family Center

The American Red Cross held a blood drive on Tuesday, March 5 at the Mendota Moose Family Center.

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IVCC celebrates Women's History Month

Illinois Valley Community College has several free brown bag lunch Women’s History Month events in March under the theme “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence.”

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Learn to craft herbal mocktails

Graves-Hume Public Library will host “Crafting Herbal Mocktails on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m.

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Casting Crowns to perform

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy winning group, Casting Crowns will perform at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford on April 9.

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Additional Articles

  • Magician Michael Carbonaro on tour

    Magician and performance bizarrist Michael Carbonaro is returning to the road with his highly-acclaimed national theater tour, “Michael Carbonaro Live!” and is making a stop at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.

  • Pink Floyd tribute show The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon and more

    Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the Coronado Performing Arts Center on May 12 at 8 p.m. with its most ambitious and biggest production yet; a very special 40th anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, ‘The Wall’.

  • Coronado Performing Arts Center presents The Sound of Music, March 26

    A brand-new production of The Sound of Music, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Rockford premiere at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. as part of a North American tour.