Winnebago County Calendar of Events May 16 – June 3

Charlotte’s Web Memorabilia Art Sale is under way through May 26 at JustGoods Fair Trade Store, 201 7th St., Rockford. Proceeds will benefit Rockford Urban Ministries, an outreach of 25 area congregations working in the city.


Charlotte’s Web Memorabilia Art Sale, JustGoods Fair Trade Store,  201 7th St., Rockford, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. or by special appointment. A special showing of artwork, posters, flyers and promotional material created over the 45-year span of the music establishment. Proceeds will benefit Rockford Urban Ministries, an outreach of 25 area congregations working in the city. Information: 815-964-7111


The Woman in Black, presented By Artists’ Ensemble Theater , Rockford University, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, also 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, $30, $28 seniors, $19 discount Thursday, $10 students. Susan Hill’s acclaimed novel comes dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. Information: 815-394-5004


Exhibition: The Laura and John Fraser Collection, Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily The collection surveys one of the most recent major gifts to Rockford Art Museum in its entirety. The Fraser Collection is a stellar compilation of 122 contemporary pieces by an international roster of 57 artists, including several local and regional artists. On view are paintings, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculptures, and ephemera. Information: 815-968-2787


Enchanted April, presented By Pec Playhouse Theatre,  Pec Playhouse Theatre, 314 Main St.,Pecatonica, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Running through May 6, $14. When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, they bloom again to rediscover themselves in ways that they could never have expected. Information: 815-239-1210.

Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Celebrate the arrival of spring at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens and experience the magical world of butterflies.  $6 adult members, $4 senior members, veterans and youth ($2 more for non-residents. Information: 815-987-8858.


Rockford City Market, 100 N. Water St., Rockford,  weekly on Fridays starting at 3:30 p.m., free admission. The market features local growers and vendors who sell handmade products, including vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheeses, flowers, herbs, baked goods, wine and prepared food, as well as artisans and vendors with unique offerings. Most vendors originate within 150 miles of Rockford. Information: 815-977-5124


–Winnebago County Calendar of Events May 16 – June 3–