Yoga in the Trees

Saturday, July 18, 2015 by

Saturday, July 18, 2015 9:00am – 10:00am Can you do tree pose? You will be super inspired during this relaxing yoga class taught in our beautiful outdoor setting. Claudette Pirrello, certified yoga instructor, will teach this restorative yoga class suitable for all levels. Inhale the birdsong, listen to the sunlight, and allow nature to soothe your mind and energize your body. Bring your own mat. Meet in the Fountain Garden. Call to register, 815-877-6100. This class is offered as part of “Get Out! Winnebago County” – a Forest Preserves of Winnebago County...

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Young Explorers – Winged Wonders...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by

University of Illinois Extension and Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden invite kids ages 6 to 12 to be Young Explorers this summer at Klehm Arboretum, 2715 S. Main St., Rockford. Young Explorers is a new summer program co-sponsored by Klehm Arboretum and U of I Extension. Sessions will be led by U of I Extension staff with help from a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and Klehm Arboretum volunteers, and will feature fun, interactive and educational activities designed to celebrate nature while exploring the beautiful grounds at Klehm Arboretum. Classes will meet on Tuesday mornings, July 14 through August 4, 2015, from 9 to 11 a.m. Young Explorers may sign up for as few or as many sessions as you wish. Each class costs $5, and a $5 discount is offered to anyone who signs...

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“Get Outside!” Forest Preserve Day...

Sunday, July 12, 2015 by

Sunday, July 12 9:00am – 8:00pm The gardens are blooming at Klehm Arboretum! Stop by and enjoy our beautiful, manicured gardens and take a free ride on the Klehm Express Shuttle. Rides are unscheduled and will run between 10:00am – 3:00pm. Klehm’s paved trail is an ideal place to push a stroller and provides a flat smooth surface for easy walking for all ages. Don’t miss the children’s garden! We also have a self-guided Scavenger Hunt suitable for all ages. Come into the education center and we will stamp your Get Outside! passport. Klehm is the garden gem of Rockford located just 5 minutes from Downtown Rockford – a quiet, colorful nature...

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Wood Song Concert: Three Good Men...

Sunday, June 21, 2015 by

Sunday, June 21, 2015 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm Three Good Men ( 3GM ) is a spinoff version of the widely recognized Northern Illinois favorite, Men of Our Times, in an informal acoustic set. You’re likely to hear some songs you wouldn’t expect along with a bunch that you will recognize.  Three Good Men share a connection to their songs much like the original artists would have and perform them the way they were meant to be remembered. It is a love of the songs themselves, along with the energy obtained from audiences and dance crowds that continue to contribute to their longevity.  They will mix it up, get the party going and keep it going! This is also Father’s Day weekend, why not bring dad out for the party? The Gardens...

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Loaded Brush Painting Class – Peonies...

Saturday, June 20, 2015 by

Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get creative and learn to paint in the great outdoors with Klehm and the expert instructors of 317 Studio & Gallery. The class will take place in the Children’s Garden gazebo and feature a brand new painting of Klehm’s very own peonies. We’ll provide everything you need – just bring your friends and a bottle of wine! Space is limited; Registration required | 21+ Admission: $30 for members | $35 for...

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America in Bloom Judging

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by

Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19, 2014 We take great pride in our community, and we feel that it shows. As most American cities with a manufacturing history, Rockford is periodically challenged to redefine our economy and adapt to a new reality. Over the decades of change there has been a single constant, our affinity for our beautiful gardens, excellent park system, and rich heritage that is reflected in the number of citizens who have participated in this effort. Rockford’s participation in America in Bloom helps to galvanize and focus collective efforts to present a community that is engaged and committed to making Rockford a great place to live, work and play. To that end we have assembled diverse groups of volunteers to keep our city clean and green. We have continued to...

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