Past Events

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Day @ the Arboretum When: Sunday, October 2, 2016 9:00am – 4:00pm Where: Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden What: Girl Scout Day at the Arboretum is a chance for Girl Scout Troops in Northern Illinois to come out to Klehm Arboretum for a fun filled day of nature related activities. There are six stations for Girl Scouts to complete. At each station, Scouts will learn about and...

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Winter Wonderland Party

Winter Wonderland Party

Monday, January 18, 2016 3:00pm – 5:00pm Come and meet our very special guests provided by Once Upon a Dream Performances. The infamous Snow Queen and Snow Princess along with Bat Hero and Spider Hero will be entertaining our guests with sing-a-longs, autograph sessions and fun conversation. Kids can dance among the bubbles, make a take home craft, have their face painted and enjoy snacks, desserts and beverages while...

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Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Volunteers are invited to celebrate a great year at the arboretum – one that wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of all our volunteers.  Get the scoop on what you can expect from Klehm in 2015! Food will be provided by ABC Catering. RSVP to Chris Sarna at [email protected] or 815.965.8146 by Monday, November...

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LIKE Your Favorite Pooch Pic

LIKE Your Favorite Pooch Pic

Vote now! As part of your 2015 Hiking for Hounds Costume Contest, the “Public’s Choice” category needs your help.   We photographed over 30 dogs at Hiking for Hounds and invite you to help decide the winner.  Each dog photo will be judged based on the number of LIKES he/she receives.  The contest ends on Friday, October 23rd at noon.  At that time, we will total up the LIKES and...

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Hiking for Hounds

Hiking for Hounds

Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:00am-2:00pm It’s time for Klehm’s annual celebration of our best friend – the dog.  Bring your costumed canine friends to spend a day enjoying and exploring our entire 155 acres of gardens and grounds.  At 1pm that day, dog owners are encouraged to enter their furry friends into a costume contest.  Prizes will be awarded, and everyone will be able to take home good memories...

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Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Friday, October 9, 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm First 200 people to register receive a commemorative wine glass. Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying a fall wine tasting.  Relax near a patio fire pit or step inside the Gallery Room to visit with friends.  The Olive Oil Experience will provide an array of gourmet oils to sample.  Twinkling lights, light hors d’oeuvres and live music complete the evening....

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Autumn @ the Arboretum

Autumn @ the Arboretum

Sunday, October 4, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm Join us for our annual fall festival!  Experience the beauty of fall as we use our entire 155 acre property for family-friendly fun.  October is one of the best times to witness trees with their rich autumn colors.  Build a scarecrow, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, make a fall craft to take home, and enjoy entertainment and activities for kids of all ages.  There are...

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Native Plants of the Midwest

Native Plants of the Midwest

Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am This presentation is made possible through the Pauline J. & John R. Cook Horticulture Lecture Series Alan Branhagen is Director of Horticulture at Powell Gardens, supervising all design and management of horticulture in the gardens as well as the 970-acre property’s natural resources and wildlands. Alan is an all-around plantsman and naturalist (specializing in birds, butterflies and botany).  Mr. Branhagen will share...

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Wood Song Concert: Classical Blast!

Wood Song Concert: Classical Blast!

Sunday, August 16, 2015 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm “Classical Blast! is a unique band dedicated to bringing the classical arts to mainstream rock & pop music. We’re classically trained musicians who love to rock. We believe in the power of the arts — to inspire, to educate, to uplift, to effect change, even to heal. We often use our time to teach or to perform at...

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Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Bumble Bees and Other Native Pollinators

Saturday, August 15, 2015 1:00am – 4:00pmish Native pollinators are a fascinating and important part of our lives and our landscapes. Pollinators influence and reflect the health of the environment which directly affects human health and well-being. Rockford has a lot of different species of native pollinators but many of their populations are declining. Gardeners can be directly involved in their survival. This program will acquaint you with some...

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