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Summer Evenings in the Garden

Summer Evenings in the Garden Fridays – June, July & August 2011 Who: Klehm Arboretum Invites Everyone What: To Enjoy the natural beauty of gardens & unique tree collections When: Friday Evenings Open until 8pm Where: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street – Rockford, IL Klehm Arboretum has extended hours on Fridays through August. Come for a warm summer evening strolling the gardens and grounds. Ride the Klehm Express with a friendly volunteer driver. Bring a picnic dinner and your sense of wonder. Just two miles from downtown Rockford, lies 155 acres of spectacular gardens and rare trees.  Featuring over a mile and a half of handicapped-accessible paved path winding through the arboretum, alongside unpaved woody trails. Kids will have fun navigating the maze in the Children’s Garden, and everyone will enjoy the botanic beauty. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is waiting for you to explore. Visit klehm.org....

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Summer Evenings in the Garden

Summer Evenings in the Garden Fridays – June, July & August   WHO: Klehm Arboretum Invites Everyone WHAT: To Enjoy the natural beauty of gardens & unique tree collections WHEN: Friday Evenings Open until 8pm WHERE: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street – Rockford, IL Klehm Arboretum has extended hours on Fridays through August. Come for a warm summer evening strolling the gardens and grounds. Ride the Klehm Express with a friendly volunteer driver.  Bring a picnic dinner and your sense of wonder. Just two miles from downtown Rockford, lies 155 acres of spectacular gardens and rare trees.  Featuring over a mile and a half of handicapped-accessible paved path winding through the arboretum, alongside unpaved woody trails. Kids will have fun navigating the maze in the Children’s Garden, and everyone will enjoy the botanic beauty. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden is waiting for you to explore. Visit...

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Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light

Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light Friday, June 24th Presenter: Photographer, Thomas Brain What: Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light Where: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street – Rockford IL When: Friday, June 24th, 2011 6-7pm Cost: Klehm Members Free – Public $3 Thomas Brain, photographer and author of Floral Inspirations and Floral & Scripture will share his technique for floral photography using only a flashlight for illumination. A book signing will follow his presentation. To RSVP visit www.klehm.org or call 815-965-8146. See more of Thomas Brain’s work at thomasbrain.foliosnap.com....

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Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light

Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light Friday, June 24th   PRESENTER: Photographer, Thomas Brain WHAT: Photographing Flowers by Painting with Light WHERE: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden  –  2715 S Main Street  –  Rockford IL WHEN: Friday, June 24th, 2011 6-7pm Cost: Klehm Members Free – Public $3 Thomas Brain, photographer and author of Floral Inspirations and Floral & Scripture will share his technique for floral photography using only a flashlight for illumination. A book signing will follow his presentation.  To RSVP visit www.klehm.org or call 815-965-8146.  See more of Thomas Brain’s work at...

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Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Woodsong Concert

Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band Sunday, June 12th Who: Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band What: Klehm Woodsong Concert WHERE: Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street – Rockford IL When: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Gates Open 4pm Concert Begins 6pm Tickets: Available online at www.klehm.org , by calling 815-965-8146 or at the gate For over three decades Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band have playing everything from Dixieland jazz to swing, blues, big band tunes, and much more from the 20’s through the 40’s. Woodsong concerts are held outdoors on the lawn in Klehm’s magnificent Fountain Garden or indoors in poor weather conditions. Free guest shuttle service to and from the parking lot is provided at no charge. Free parking. Bring a chair, pillow or blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy being outdoors in the beautiful setting. $20 for 16 or older, Kids under 16 FREE...

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Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Woodsong Concert

Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band Sunday, June 12th   WHO: Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band WHAT: Klehm Woodsong Concert WHERE: Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden – 2715 S Main Street – Rockford IL WHEN: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Gates Open 4pm Concert Begins 6pm TICKETS: Available online at www.klehm.org , by calling 815-965-8146 or at the gate For over three decades Ann Stewart & the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Show Band have playing everything from Dixieland jazz to swing, blues, big band tunes, and much more from the 20’s through the 40’s. Woodsong concerts are held outdoors on the lawn in Klehm’s magnificent Fountain Garden or indoors in poor weather conditions. Free guest shuttle service to and from the parking lot is provided at no charge. Free parking. Bring a chair, pillow or blanket and a picnic dinner and enjoy being outdoors in the beautiful setting. $20 for 16 or older, Kids under 16...

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Klehm Arboretum To Host Day Trip For Families

Family Day Trip to Dupage Children’s Museum & Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden June 20, 2011 from 8:30am to 5:00pm Contact: Dawn Pfluger, Executive Assistant  –  dpfluger@klehm.org  –  815-965-8146 Released – MAY 14, 2011    Who: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden What: A Family Bus Trip to DuPage Children’s Museum and Morton Arboretum.  Price includes motor coach transportation from Klehm Arboretum, admission fees and snacks and drinks en route.  Children must be at least 4 years. When: Monday, June 20, 8:30am – 5pm.  Reservation deadline June 13. Where: Bus departs from Klehm Arboretum located at 2715 S. Main Street in Rockford, IL.  Free secure parking at Klehm. The DuPage Children’s Museum has exhibit neighborhoods packed with exciting ways to explore art, math, science and how they work together in the world.  The Children’s Garden at Morton Arboretum is where imagination lives and curiosity grows.  Kids can splash through secret streams, climb colossal acorns, and explore among trees and the natural world.  To register call 965-8146 or visit www.klehm.org 1 Adult & 1 Child Family: Klehm Members $70/ Public $80 2 Adults & 2 Children: Klehm Members $125 / Public $145 Each Additional Adult: Members $35 / Public $45 Each Additional Child: Members $20 / Public...

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Garlic Mustard Pull at Klehm

Klehm Arboretum 2nd Annual Garlic Mustard Pull May 14, 2011 9am-12pm To register call (815) 965-8146 Released – May 5, 2011   On Saturday, May 14 from 9am-noon the community is invited to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden to be a part of a fun service project to help control the spread of garlic mustard at Klehm. A brief training will begin at 9am and then groups will spread out throughout specifically designated areas of the Arboretum. Watch the challenge between The Winnebago County Forest Preserve Commissioners and the Klehm Board of Directors team to see which team can “pull” more garlic mustard. This is a rain or shine event so please dress for the weather and bring a pair of cloves. This activity is not appropriate for very young children. No experience required. FREE to register call (815) 965-8146 or just show up on Saturday. Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden located at 2715 S. Main...

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Klehm Launches New Shuttle

Please join Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden as we launch our new shuttle, The Klehm Express.   Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 – 10am   We hope you join us as we debut the new electric passenger shuttle, the Klehm Express, in our Fountain Garden. Admission is free.  Beginning in June, visitors will be able to tour the gardens in the comfort of a 10 passenger open-air shuttle. Tours are 30 minutes in length and include seasonal highlights of the gardens and Klehm’s unique tree collections. The shuttle was funded through a grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Foundation.   10:00am – Welcome, Introductions and Speeches 10:20am – Presentation of the Klehm Express 10:30am – Klehm Express Tours   Tours are available Friday – Monday afternoons beginning June 10. The cost for the tour is $3 per person and $1 for Klehm members. Group rates are also available. Klehm is still seeking volunteer shuttle drivers for its Saturday and Sunday shifts.  Find out more about the Klehm Express and volunteering on our newly redesigned website at...

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Klehm Arboretum & Harris Bank Announce Garden Fair 2011

We are pleased to present the 18th annual Garden Fair ROCKFORD –APRIL 8, 2011– JANE SNIVELY If you sell outdoor living or garden-related items we invite you to participate in Klehm Arboretum’s Garden Fair, the region’s largest outdoor living marketplace. Vendor applications are now being accepted. Held on the beautiful grounds of Klehm Arboretum Garden Fair is always held on the first weekend in June, over 5,000 shoppers attend each year to shop for flowers, shrubs, tools, and other garden –related items. To download a vendor application visit our Web site or call (815) 965-8146 to have an application mailed to you.   Dates and times for Garden Fair 2011 are: Friday, June 3, 12pm – 8pm Saturday, June 4, 9am – 5pm Sunday, June 5, 9am – 3pm   Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden located at 2715 S. Main Street in Rockford,...

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