ELIZABETH– The Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF) will host a one-hour program about Mars on Saturday, July 21 at 1 p.m. at 115 N. Main St., Elizabeth.
ELIZABETH–Registrations are now being accepted for Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 411 W. Catlin St., Elizabeth.
JO DAVIESS COUNTRY–The Northwest Illinois Forestry Association (NIFA) will sponsor two Chain Saw Safety and Woods Worker (SAWW) Courses near Elizabeth this month, a Level 1 Session, Wednesday, July 25; and a Level 2 Session, Thursday, July 26.
FREEPORT–Highland Community College Agriculture Department in partnership with Extension will be hosting a soybean research demonstration on Aug. 29 at HCC’s research plot located, 3472 W. Loras Drive, Freeport.
SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Memory Café will be held Thursday, July 26, 1-2:30 p.m. Tom Johnson returns for an afternoon of music and a sing-a-long.
STOCKTON–As in the years past, the Stockton Heritage Museum will host a pilot’s reunion on Sunday, July 22 at 1:30 p.m. at the museum, 131 W. Front Ave., Stockton.
FREEPORT–On Saturday, July 28, the Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will host the Elkhorn Creek Butterfly Festival, 1-5 p.m.
GALENA–Did you know the word wed was the word for money, property or horses that a groom paid to the father of the bride to seal the transaction of buying the bride?
SINSINAWA, Wis.–Sinsinawa Mound is offering a summer camp aimed at youth, 7-12 years of age, designed to connect children with the natural world.
GALENA–On Sunday, July 22, from noon to 2 p.m., author Sheryl Ness will be at The Grateful Gourmet, 204 N. Main St., Galena, for a book signing of her cookbook and memoir “Love in a Tuscan Kitchen.”
GALENA–The 41st annual Rod Run & Car Show is planned for Saturday, July 21. The event, presented by Antique Town Rods, brings pre-1972 vehicles to the Galena riverfront.
GALENA–On Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Galena Public Library will host a volunteer fair at Crossroads Community Church.