Winnebago County Calendar of Events Oct. 10 – Oct. 12

Wings of Wonder, the Lorikeet Exhibit, runs through Nov. 11 at Nicholas Conservatory and Garden.


Judge K. Patrick Yarbrough’s Sports Memorabilia Exhibit, Ethnic Heritage Museum, 1129 S. Main St., Rockford, Sundays 2-4 p.m., $7 individual, $15 family, free for members. Yarbrough is a life-long Chicago Cubs fan and this display will include memorabilia he has collected for decades. Other highlights in this exhibit are Chicago Bears, Blackhawks and Negro Leagues memorabillia.

Wings of Wonder: The Lorikeet Exhibit, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, daily except Mondays. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.  Get an intimate look into the fascinating world of the lorikeet. Come “face-to-beak” with these always curious nectar-feeding birds. Lorikeets are known for their playful personalities, vibrant coloration, and their ability to mimic words and sounds.

Terttu Uibopuu: E.S.E. (East South East), Rockford Art Museum, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $7 adults, $3 students/seniors, free for members and children under 12. This exhibit features 25 photographs by Estonian artist Terttu Uibopuu that reveal people and places in Estonia, New York, and Rockford that embody a quiet resilience in the face of daily adversity amidst long-term recovery from political occupation, natural disaster, or recession. Information: 815- 968-2787.

OCT. 7

Paint the Town, Downtown DeKalb, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., free.  Watch as NIU student organizations decorate the windows of businesses in downtown DeKalb. The windows will be scored for Huskie Pride and homecoming theme: “A Mission of Tradition.”

Etched in Stone Cemetery Walk,  Elmwood Cemetery, 901 S. Cross St., Sycamore, 1 p.m., $5 suggested donation. Sycamore History Museum will hold its annual Heritage Cemetery Walk. Those who want to take the one-hour tour should meet at the mourning house. For more information, call 815-895-5762.

OCT. 9

Tuesday Movie at the Library, DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb, 6:30 p.m., free. The library will be showing “TAG,” a 2018 comedy based on true events… whether you believe it or not. One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running for a no-holds-barred game of tag — risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take one another down.

OCT. 10

Tipsy History: Explore the Prohibition Era, Midway Village Museum,  6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford,6-8 p.m., $8 adults, $6 members, must be 21 or over. Explore the Prohibition era in Rockford at Midway Village Museum! Guests will learn about Rockford history during this era and about the whiskey distilling process by a costumed interpreter who will demonstrate on historic equipment. Guests will also learn about the modern distilling process from Rockford’s newest craft distiller, Grant View Distillery and sample some of their products. Information:  815-397-9112

OCT. 11

Autumn Colors Tranquility Walk, Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St.
Rockford,  2:30-4:30 p.m., free for members, general admission for non-members. Immerse yourself in the beauty and the quiet of the Arboretum at this most colorful time of the year and discover the peace and serenity offered by a slow stroll through the woods in autumn.  Information: 815-965-8146.

OCT. 12

Paint the Town Green, presented By Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford, 6-10 p.m., $75 per person. Marvel at the thrilling spectacle awaiting you under the big top at the 4th annual Paint the Town Green where the RACVB Troupe will host a Vintage Circus, complete with show-stopping performances by the Chicago area Aloft Circus Performers and a Spin-Spun Cotton Candy Experience side show. Paint the Town Green is a fundraiser for RACVB’s Forest City Beautiful program. Information: 815-962-8111.



–Winnebago County Calendar of Events Oct. 10 – Oct. 12–