Swedish American Hospital has a long history and presence in the Midtown neighborhoods. We will hear about that history and what the current and future plans for Swedish American Hospital. The $126 million expansion plan is expanding its East State Street campus! The hospital will have invested more than $630 million at its 35-acre campus since 2001. Join us as we learn more about this important neighborhood and community partner. A presentation and conversation with Dr. Michael Born, CEO and Jedediah Cantrell, V.P. of Operations.
Katie’s Cup Golf Outing at Timber Pointe Golf Course! Registration cost is $100 per/person - Deadline: Monday, May 20! Registration includes cart, fees, golf balls, tees, lunch & gift bag; Performance prizes awarded
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Learn about a proposal to develop the area along Keith Creek for recreation, walking and biking paths,
and community gathering space through redevelopment using ecologically sustainable
methods for creek flow and green areas.
A presentation and conversation with Gary Anderson, architect and members of the
greenway development team.
Are you ready for an incredible musical adventure? Come to Katie's Cup for the Jesus Christ Superstar Sing-along! Steve Johnson will be on piano and other special guests and soloists on various instruments. Don't know the words? Don't fret! The words will be projected so everyone can join in and sing! There will be popcorn, cake, water, wine, and soda. Admission is free, but donations are kindly accepted.
Katie's Cup is delighted to welcome Pastor Mike and Sue (Dornbush) Blair back to Katie's Cup for a concert on
Sunday, March 24 at 4pm!
Their music CD's will be available.
There will be a freewill offering
The coffeebar will be open for business (coffee drinks only)
Refreshments: cookies and desserts
Katie's Cup Conversation: Transform Rockford Five Years Later with David Sidney, Executive Director of Transform Rockford
Presenter: Nicole Stein, WREX
We will discuss the growing opioid crisis in Winnebago County. The crisis has reached epidemic proportions. Many churches are being confronted with the grief and sorrow of those who have died and are called to walk with families.
Jannie and Ron just go nuts during the winter holidays. Join them for a boundary-blurring potpourri of folk, pop, jazz, country, blues, Latin, Cajun vintage, classic, and original seasonal songs. Admission is free, and listeners are encouraged to make donations to the musicians and purchase their CDs. Doors open at 6pm.
Presenter: Nicole Stein, WREX
We will discuss the growing opioid crisis in Winnebago County.
The crisis has reached epidemic proportions. Many churches are being confronted with the grief and sorrow of those who have died and are called to walk with families.
Presenters: Father Jonathan Bannon (Christ The Savior Orthodox Church) & Pastor Michael Thomas (Zion Lutheran Church)
We will share the history of Saint Nikolas, his life and legacy, his development of his character into the secularized expression of Santa Claus!
This Saturday, November 24, as you’re “strolling” in the community,remember this is Small Business Saturday, here in Rockford, and all across the nation!
We at Katie’s Cup - a small not-for-profit business in Midtown, Rockford - welcome you this day and every weekday, providing great coffee, tasty food and a warm, comfortable setting for conversation and the building of community. So, stop in, say hello, and get a warm beverage to accompany you as you “stroll.” Hope you have a great day!
Presenter: Thomas Warren
Grew up in around the midtown neighborhood
Retired Professor of Education at Beloit College
"The Learner" is a fiction book that is "confronting God, Golf, and Beyond. It is set in a community on the Wisconsin-Illinois border that Warren calls Belle Waters. (What a coincidence! People often call Beloit Bel-wah.) The story features a young minister grappling with the challenge of his new job while trying to master golf. Along the way he encounters a dynamic group of youngsters, the plight of homelessness, and–is it–love, or what?" (www.thomasfranklinwarren.com)
Because of Tom's family connection with Stark family of Rockford, he was able to connect with the Tiger Woods family, golfing with Bill Stark and Earl Woods (friends in the military) and Tiger Woods when Tiger was young.
Tom wrote the book, "An Old Caddie Looks Back: Reflections From a Town that Loves Golf... and Tiger" (it's about golf in Rockford and Tiger Woods connection to Rockford)
Presenter: Xavier Whitford, 815 Suicide Prevention Advocate/Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Xavier Whitford will be joining us to have a community conversation about the factors that lead to suicide and how it affects our community.
Winnebago County is losing an average of 41 lives to suicide annually and research shows that a minimum of 115 lives are directly affected by every life lost to suicide. Many factors lead to suicide. Whitford believes that education and open dialogue about these factors and preventative measures can make a positive impact.
After losing her 19-year-old-son, Tommy, to suicide because of depression in 2014, she became a strong community advocate for suicide prevention and education. Join us to hear her powerful story and have an open conversation about this important and tough topic.