Aug 14 Sunday
See what working as a late 18th -early 19th century joiner/cabinetmaker was like. Learn about the processes of felling, splitting, riving, trying, laying out, sawing, joining, assembling, and finishing a simple wooden piece.View the tools, glues, nails, wooden pegs, and screws that old-time joiners used, and a lot more!
A Wingshooting Clinic for beginning shotgun shooters will be held at Shabbona Lake State Park, south of Shabbona, Illinois on Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, 2022. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. each day, with classes beginning at 10 a.m. Lessons on safe firearms handling are taught by certified firearm instructors.
The clinic is "hands on" and includes extensive live-fire at flying clay targets under the supervision of wing shooting instructors certified by the National Sporting Clays Association and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Auto-loading 28 gauge shotguns are furnished, as well as hearing and eye protection.
The clinic is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Conservation Foundation, LaSalle and DeKalb County Pheasants Forever, and the Sycamore and Shabbona Sportsmen Clubs.
Call early to make a reservation, space is limited to 24 students per day.Classes consist of 4 students per instructor.The $10.00 registration fee includes all targets, ammunition, and lunch.
To make a reservation, call Richard Carlson at 815-757-2949, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug 15 Monday
The Next Picture Show community fine arts center in Dixon presents the Absolutely Abstract Art Exhibition July 23-Sept. 23. The center is open 10-4 Tuesday-Saturday.
All art consists largely of elements that can be called abstract–elements of form, color, line, tone, and texture. This exhibit focuses on the subject of abstract, both 2D and 3D. Featured media are painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, art glass, fiber arts, hand-pulled prints, and photography.
Aug 16 Tuesday
No cost meetings with an attorney from Prairie State Legal Services on civil legal issues at the Freeport Public Library. Call 815-965-2902 and press the option for current client to make an appointments. Walk-ins seen as time allows. Eligibility screenings required for all applicants.
Aug 17 Wednesday
Opening Zoom session to discuss rates of maternal and infant mortality of African American and Latino mothers and children in Winnebago County. Health care disparities for children and families in Winnebago County. Sessions 2-5 presented by neonatal specialists from Rockford hospitals on prenatal and post-delivery care for mom and infants.
Presented live on Facebook @WinnebagoCountyActionTeam and on Zoom. Meeting ID: 834 3011 8480Passcode: 474023tLink: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83430118480?pwd=OUt6MEFic1NlUU41WTFoNEdpSDB6QT09#success
$40 | $35 for RAM Members
Local artist Jenny Mathews returns to lead us in a watercolor workshop on how to capture the qualities of glass through painting prisms! This workshop will be suitable for artists of all skill levels.
Aug 18 Thursday
The Rockford Art Museum hosts its feature exhibition ‘The Shape of Light: Contemporary Painting & Studio Glass’ through September 25. The show pairs paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection & studio glass on loan from Illinois artists and collectors; selections from the museum’s studio glass collection will also be on view.