Winnebago County Calendar of Events Oct. 25 – 27

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Great Balls of Fire! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, runs at the Discovery Center Museum 711 N. Main St., Rockford through Jan. 14, 2018.


North End City Market, North End City Market Intersection of North Main and Auburn Streets, Rockford, weekly on Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., free admission. The market is full of fresh, local products and food and will be a nice place for the community to gather to shop, eat, and socialize. Information: (815) 977-5124.


Extreme Halloween – Three Attractions at One Location, Wyldside Paintball 4500 Rotary Rd.
Rockford, Fridays and Saturday, 7 p.m.-midnight, weekdays and Sundays 7-11 p.m., $20 for all three attractions. Tickets can be purchased at the event or online at For more information or group rates call (815) 871-5696.x


Bruce Munro: LIGHT, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, varying admission prices and entry times. Call (815) 987-8858 for specifics. The exhibition, Munro’s eighth large-scale garden exhibition in the U.S., allows visitors to literally see the gardens in a new light. The gardens and Conservatory will provide a stunning backdrop for eight sculptures, including Munro’s iconic “Field of Light” and “Water-Towers.”

THROUGH JAN. 14, 2018

Great Balls of Fire! Comets, Asteroids, Meteors,  Discovery Center Museum 711 N. Main St.
Rockford, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, $10 (including museum admission), free for members.  Come explore the mysteries of other celestial objects at Discovery Center’s new temporary exhibition.

OCT. 25

5th Annual Holidazzle Craft Show, Winnebago County Fairgrounds, 500 W. 1st St., Pecatonica, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The event features more than 150 crafters with all handmade items. Get a head start on Christmas shopping.  Concessions will be available. Free parking. No pets allowed. Information: (815) 239-1641.

OCT. 27

Heartstrings – Connections between Music and Medicine, presented By The Music Academy in Rockford, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, 6-10 p.m., $110 per person, $800 table of eight. Heartstrings is a biennial event sponsored by The Music Academy to focus on the relationship between medicine/science and music. It includes a concert performed by Academy advanced students, faculty and alumni, hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m., and concludes with dessert and a performance by Jon Rozman and the Screw City Swingers. Information: (815) 986-0037.


–Winnebago County Calendar of Events Oct. 25 – 27–