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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Boy Scout Fly Fishing Badge Class

Boy Scout Fly Fishing Badge Class

Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00am- 12:00pm Clarcor Pavilion | $10 Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Scouts will gain an understanding of fly fishing hazards, equipment, and fishing regulations. Then they will complete hands on activities while learning how to tie proper knots, match rods, lines, and leaders, and cast a fly over 30 feet. After the program, the scouts will put their...

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Museums for Moms

Museums for Moms

Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:00am – 4:00pm Wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Celebrate Mother’s Day with free admission for all mothers and grandmothers at five area museums! Pick up a passport at one museum, then visit three more museums and be entered in a drawing to win free memberships to all five museums! Participating museums, in addition to Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, are Discovery Museum;...

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Annual Plant Sale

Annual Plant Sale

Plant Sale Preview Night
Friday, May 6
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Shop early for the best selection of plants. Many plants are from the area’s best gardeners—Klehm members and plants divided from the Klehm grounds. $5 admission
Spring Plant Sale
Saturday, May 7
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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3rd Annual Arbor Dash 5K

3rd Annual Arbor Dash 5K

Friday, April 29, 2016 6:30pm Race Starts The 3rd annual Arbor Dash is a fun trail run through Klehm’s grounds via paved paths and dirt trails. Enjoy the scenic landscape and invite your friends to join you. Put a team together and you will receive discounted rates. This race is open to runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. Every participant goes home with their own seedling...

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Tree and Shrub Planting

Tree and Shrub Planting

Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:00am 11:00am Have you planted a tree only to see it dead in the spring or not thriving at its current location. Director of Horticulture, John Moors, will teach you the proper techniques for planting trees and shrubs. Klehm Members: Free Public: Free with daily admission purchase.   Register for class If you are a non-member, you will pay your admission on the date of...

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Botanica Lunch at Klehm

Botanica Lunch at Klehm

Friday, April 8, 2016 Klehm Arboretum is excited to announce that this year’s spring luncheon, BOTANICA, is scheduled for Friday, April 8th, on site at the Klehm visitor center/gallery. This year is the 22nd consecutive running of this popular spring event! We are delighted to have Leslie Goddard, historian and actress, as our featured presentation. Leslie will bring to life the story of noted author and environmentalist Rachel Carson....

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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 rentals@klehm.org 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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