Park District Hiking Club Coming to Klehm...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 9am-10am Come take a walk and explore nature with Environmental Recreation and Education (ERE) staff from the Rockford Park District. Each 60-minute hike will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Look for a van with the Rockford Park District logo on the side. Locations are subject to change. Call 815-874-7576 to confirm. No registration is required for this drop-in program. (There is no charge for this event). This is a Rockford Park District event.  Please contact them with...

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Help Klehm Meet the Grant Challenge...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by

Securing Klehm’s Financial Future Raising Funds for the Bur Oak Endowment with the Carroll H. Starr Endowment Challenge Grant In 2013 the Klehm Arboretum Foundation (KAF) was chosen to participate in the Carroll H. Starr Endowment Challenge Grant through the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois (CFNI). They will provide a $10,000 match for $30,000 raised in endowment funds before December 4, 2013. With only $4,000 more needed to reach our goal, we’re asking for your help. The Bur Oak Endowment provides a perpetual source of income for Klehm Arboretum and ensures the arboretum’s financial security for the future. This security allows Klehm to continue to grow and evolve, making improvements to the grounds and widening the scope of educational programming available to the community. Please join the KAF Board of Directors in our commitment...

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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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