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May 11, 2023
May 18: Mark 40 Years of Rockford Rosary Makers
ROCKFORD—This year marks the 40th anniversary of the area Rosary Makers, and a gathering is planned 40 years to the day the ministry was founded in 1975.
 All are welcome to join in celebration of the  Blessed Mother and to make rosaries on  Thursday, May 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., at St. Edward Church community center, behind the church at 3004 Eleventh St., Rockford.
A break at 11:30 a.m. will include recitation of the rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Mass and a lunch. 
All past, present and new rosary makers and friends are invited!
May 20: Abbey Farms Holds First Honey Fest
AURORA—On May 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Abbey Farms will hold its first annual Honey Fest event to celebrate their favorite produce pollinators: honeybees. 
Families are invited to “buzz around and enjoy all the sweet fun,” which will include live beehive demonstrations, honey and bee-related vendors, and bee-themed crafts.
The park’s activities will be open — the jumping pillow, pedal carts, a mega-drop slide, climbing tires and the combine slide. 
The café menu will feature bee-themed treats and honey drinks for adults and children. 
Abbey Farms is at 2855 Hart Road. Event proceeds support the activities of the Marmion Abbey Order of St. Benedict.


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