Youth Nature Program

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by

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, 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 in June and July, from 9 to 11 a.m. See below for exact dates. Young Explorers may sign up for as few or as many sessions as you wish. Each class is $5....

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Saturday June Band July 20th

Sunday, July 20, 2014 by

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 magnificent Fountain Garden. Bring a chair, pillow or blanket and a picnic dinner. Concerts are held rain or shine! We have a rain site. Concert Tickets Members: $5 Non-Members: $10 Children under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.   Purchase a Membership               Saturday June Band...

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Get Outside Winnebago July 1st

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by

Explore Klehm The gardens are blooming at Klehm! Stop by and enjoy our beautiful, manicured gardens and take a free ride on the Klehm Express Shuttle.  Rides are unscheduled and will run throughout the day.  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 with hedge maze and lookout tower.  We also have a Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt suitable for all ages.  Come into the Visitor’s Center and we will stamp your Get Outside! passport. This is also Donation Day at the Arboretum.  Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.   Get Outside! Winnebago Get Outside! Winnebago is a free community program presented by the Winnebago County Forest Preserve District. Participating families will function as a...

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Ac.Rock in Concert June 15

Sunday, June 15, 2014 by

Sunday, June 15, 2014 Doors open at 4pm, concert at 6pm Ac•Rock is Chicago’s premier a cappella quartet, singing classic rock ‘n roll favorites from the 1950s and on. Ac•Rock sings boomer rock in stunning vocal harmony without instrumental accompaniment. It’s an engaging mix of tightly-crafted music and freewheeling humor that pleases audiences of all ages. There will be no food available for purchase at this concert, so pack your own food and beverages.  Alcohol is allowed. Woodsong Concerts are held outdoors on the lawn in Klehm’s magnificent Fountain Garden. Bring a chair, pillow or blanket and a picnic dinner. Concerts are held rain or shine! We have a rain site for all concerts. Come join us for the entire season! Concert Tickets Members: $5 Non-Members: $10 Children under 12 are free                                            ...

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Memorial Day – Veterans Free...

Monday, May 26, 2014 by

Monday, May 26, 2014 9am to 8pm To honor our servicemen and women, all veterans and their families receive free admission to Klehm Arboretum on Memorial Day. With the warmer weather this week there should be more flowers blooming.   Thank you for serving our...

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Klehm Family Day

Saturday, March 22, 2014 by

Saturday, March 22 10:00am – 2:00pm Our March Family Day will focus on flowers and things that bloom! We have lots of fun things planned  for this months family-focused day. Be prepared to keep busy! Make flower crafts, keep busy with other “blooming” fun and search the gallery room for flowers found in the Klehm Gardens.  We know kids love Scavenger Hunts, so we have hidden ten different flower varieties around the gallery room.  See how long it takes to find all ten. Take a walk outside to look for a Robin.  We know they are here. see if you can spot one.  We will have binoculars on hand to help kids search. Our sidewalks are ready for flower power! So, grab some chalk and draw your favorite blooms.  We can’t wait to see...

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