Smithsonian Museum Day

Saturday, September 28, 2013 by

Saturday, September 28, 2013 Klehm will be opening its doors free of charge (to ticket holders) along with 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live!  This immensely successful program, in which Klehm Arboretum will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institute’s Washington, D.C. based facilities, encourages learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide. Participate in this great event.  To receive free admission, get your ticket at Smithsonian’s website smithsonianmag.com....

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Heirloom Flavor: Presentation and Book Signing by Doreen Howard...

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by

Heirloom Flavor: Yesterday’s Best-Tasting Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs for Today’s Cook Thursday, September 26, 2013 | 6pm – 8pm Doreen Howard is an award winning author, enthusiastic gardener and heirloom authority. Foodies and gardeners alike will want to attend Doreen Howard’s presentation on her latest book. She offers an alternative to the mass produced and too often flavorless-produce available at today’s supermarkets. Let her show you how to return to flavor with heirlooms. Her presentation will be followed by a question and answer session along with time for book signings. Cost: $5 Members/$10 Non Members Click here to learn more about Doreen’s new book. To register for this event, visit our Event Registrations...

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Seeing Nature in a Different Light...

Thursday, September 19, 2013 by

Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:30pm – 7:30pm Join professional photographer, Hans Rupert, for a program covering the key role that light plays in photography. He will teach you how choosing where and when we shoot can greatly alter the look, feel and impact of our photos. Years before Photoshop and easy photo manipulation, Hans learned to scout locations based on their light for his film photography, which could not be altered later, and he’ll teach you to do the same. The presentation will include examples of photos taken at Klehm with wildly different moods created by the light alone. After the short presentation, take a walk with Hans and apply the lessons learned. He will be on hand to assist in your efforts and answer any creative or technical questions. Cost: $5 members/$10...

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Sinnissippi Audubon and Severson Dells: Fall Birding Bonanza...

Saturday, September 14, 2013 by

Join the Sinnissippi Audubon chapter and Severson Dells at Klehm Arboretum’s Clarcor Pavilion for a fun and fascinating day of bird and nature activities. Guided bird walks all morning! Please come early, bring a friend or the kids, and enjoy the day. Presentations & Activities 9:30am -10:30am Dr. Joey Holmes of Rock Valley College will discuss the Hines Emerald Dragonfly of Illinois. 10:30am -11:00am Charlotte Hackin, International recognized artist, an author, an Art teacher at Rock Valley College and the host of “Stay Young To 100” on Comcast 17 will present on her book “Sketching Birds From Photographs”. Book signing immediately after. 11:00am – 12:00pm Terrill Knaack, wildlife painter and naturalist from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin  Terrill will discuss his art, his years as student of Owen Gromme, and his 40-year career as one of...

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Twilight in the Garden

Saturday, September 7, 2013 by

Saturday, September 7, 2013 6pm – 10pm Twilight in the Garden is an opportunity for Rockford to celebrate great local foods and wonderful wines while supporting the programs, gardens, collections and educational opportunities that make Klehm Arboretum a cornerstone of Stateline gardening culture. Enjoy an upscale yet relaxed evening in Klehm’s unique gardens with a five-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Ryan Adams and wine pairings from PRP Wines. The chef and sommelier will introduce each course, explaining where the locally-sourced ingredients came from, how they were prepared and how the wine complements the dish. Join us for a truly unique farm-to-table experience that will help Klehm remain a vibrant and essential part of the Rockford community for years to come. Reservations:  $100 per person.  To register for this event, visit our Event Registrations...

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Vertical Gardening

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by

Thursday, September 5, 2013 6pm-7:30pm Presented by Jeff White Vertical gardening is a great option (and may be the only option) for small yards, but even those with lots of space can enjoy the advantages of growing plants up rather than out.  Use vertical plantings to disguise unattractive landscapes, for privacy, shade or to define garden “rooms”. Vertical gardens are convenient and can be accessed by all gardeners, regardless of their abilities.  Join Jeff White, University of Illinois Master Gardener, to learn the advantages of growing vertical and see examples of the latest trends and techniques. Cost: Free for members/$10 non-members To register for this event, visit our Event Registrations...

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