Past Events

Indoor Outdoor Matinee

Indoor Outdoor Matinee

Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:00pm There may be too much snow on the ground to enjoy a movie in the gardens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend! Beat the cold by bringing your lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a Saturday matinee showing of the original Dr. Doolittle (1968) in Klehm’s Visitors Center. Be sure to invite your favorite stuffed animal to join the fun! (If you would...

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Winter Bird Walk

Winter Bird Walk

Saturday, January 10, 2015 8:30am 10:30am Looking for a fun family activity? This is it! Get up early and help local bird expert Barb Williams search and listen for native birds in the quiet atmosphere. She will lead a family-friendly walk to identify the many birds making the arboretum their home. Visitors can help listen for the distinct sounds and learn the songs and calls of native birds such...

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Horticulture for the Holidays

Horticulture for the Holidays

Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00am – 12.00pm University of Illinois Extension’s annual Horticulture for the Holidays event is scheduled for November 15th from 9 a.m. to noon (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.) at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Participants will experience two make-it-take-it workshops. The $25 fee includes all workshop materials, admission into Klehm Arboretum, and morning beverage service. Registration is limited. Call The hands-on workshops are designed to...

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Donation Day

Donation Day

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:00am – 4:00pm Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beauty of Klehm. We have almost two miles of paved paths winding through gardens and arboretum, plus over 2.5 miles of unpaved, woody trails. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Admission is free and donations of any amount are appreciated. Your support makes a...

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Meditation Club

Meditation Club

Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:30am – 10:30am Do you have a busy lifestyle and need to slow down and see the beauty in the world around you? The tranquil gardens at Klehm will be the backdrop for a new meditation class held weekly on Saturday mornings. Join this new class and learn the practice of Vipassana meditation. Purpose of Vipassanā Meditation To calm and clear the mind To view...

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Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Wine Tasting & Luminary Walk

Friday, September 26 7:00pm to 9:00pm Take a stroll through our illuminated paths while enjoying an evening wine tasting in the beautiful Fountain Garden compliments of PRP Wine International featuring multiple wine tasting stations. Twinkling lights, hors d’oerves and live music by the Firelight Dimmers complete the evening. This event is dedicated to the members who continually support Klehm Arboretum and our mission. We encourage you to bring friends...

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Big Daddy Woo Woo

Big Daddy Woo Woo

Sunday, August 17, 2014 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm If dancing and just plain having a good time is what you like to do, this concert is for you! A very well seasoned band with years ofmusical experience. Big Daddy Woo Woo has opened up for “KC and The Sunshine Band”, played with members of “The Time”,opened up for”Confunkshun”, opened up for “38 Special”and also playedafter “Earth,...

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Youth Nature Program

Youth Nature Program

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:00am – 11:00am   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 Master Gardener,...

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Saturday June Band July 20th

Saturday June Band July 20th

Sunday, July 20, 2014 Doors open at 4:00pm, concert at 6:00pm The Saturday June Band plays rock favorites from classic to contemporary and has performed at Navy Pier and Chicagofest. The band plays with an infectious enthusiasm that draws in the listener and makes you want to get out there and dance to those songs you know so well. Woodsong Concerts are held outdoors on the lawn in Klehm’s...

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Creating Miniature Gardens July 9th

Creating Miniature Gardens July 9th

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm Master Gardener, Michelle Cox, gives a demonstration on fairy gardens. Learn how to create your own miniature garden! We will review themes, designs with a focal point, planting and care practicalities, container choices and types of plants and accessories. Members: Free Non-Members: Included with admission. Photo taken at 2014 Garden Fair – MiniatureGardenShoppe.com, one of our vendors.     Register for Fairy...

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