Come join us for coffee, lunch, and tunes! We are excited to play some of our favorite covers and to have Nathan Blache sit in with us on percussion! We play from 12:15-1:45pm
Come early at 11:45am to hear some awesome acoustic songs played by the talented Hoffenpeppers!
ATTENTION FRIENDS!!! Due to growing weather concerns, we will be cancelling tonight's music. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment! Please share this news with anyone you may know who was interested in attending, and have a happy Thursday!
Join us for a book discussion!
The Invention of Wings, a powerful and sweeping historical novel by Sue Monk Kidd, begins, fittingly, with an image of flight: Hetty “Handful”, who has grown up as a slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, recalls the night her mother told her that her ancestors in Africa could fly over trees and clouds.
Dr. Karen Blake Ruffner, a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin, Plattville, will lead a presentation and discussion of the Jane Mayer book, "Dark Money". It is an expose of the network of extremely wealthy people in America led by the Koch brothers who hold extremely libertarian views and have used a step-by-step plan to change the American political system and influence the America we find ourselves living in today.
Partnership Discussion with
* Lutheran Social Services of IL
* Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries
* Rockford Urban Ministries
* Tabor Lutheran Church
* Bill Howard
We will be meeting this January to discuss Britt-Marie was Here by Fredrik Backman!
"Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart that anyone around her realizes.
When Britt-Marie walks out on her cheating husband and has to fend for herself in the miserable backwater town of Borg—of which the kindest thing one can say is that it has a road going through it—she finds work as the caretaker of a soon-to-be demolished recreation center. The fastidious Britt-Marie soon finds herself being drawn into the daily doings of her fellow citizens, an odd assortment of miscreants, drunkards, layabouts. Most alarming of all, she’s given the impossible task of leading the supremely untalented children’s soccer team to victory. In this small town of misfits, can Britt-Marie find a place where she truly belongs?"
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. There's plenty of free parking in the lot across 7th St, directly west of Katie's. Enjoy delicious food and beverages from Katie's delightful menu.
Our featured artist for November is Georgia Rae, fiddle champion!
Be sure to come by Thursday, November 9th to experience the wonderful company of friends, good music, and a warm cup of coffee (or whatever drink you prefer!). Admission is FREE! Doors will open at 6PM, music starts at 7PM, and the FULL Katie's Cup drink and food menu will be available for purchase.