Mar 02 Saturday
Indulge in a delightful experience of all things charcuterie! Tom Sherman of Class VI wine bar in DeKalb will share techniques for assembling a perfect array of savory meats, artisanal cheeses, nuts, fruit, and other accompaniments, after which attendees will be able to sample and ask questions.
This demonstration and tasting will be followed by classical guitarist Peter Fletcher’s after-hours performance in the Main Lobby, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Come for the food, and stay for the music!
This event is free and open to all ages. No registration is required. Charcuterie samples will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
This program is sponsored by the DeKalb Kiwanis Club’s “Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body” initiative.
For more information, contact Chelsea at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815)-756-9568 ext. 1700.
Mar 05 Tuesday
Ready, Set, Sing!What? FREE Singing LessonsWho? All men and women who love to sing!When? Five Tuesday evenings for an hourStarting March 5th, 2024Where? Christ Methodist Church 4509 Highcrest Rd, Rockford, IL7:00 – 8:00 Singing Lesson8:00 – 8:15 RefreshmentsSponsored by The 2nd City ChorusBarbershop Harmony SocietyFor more information email:email@example.com call Dave M at 815-262-2831
Mar 07 Thursday
4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care is offering a Parenting Workshop titled D.E.A.R. Parenting (Devote, Encourage, Attach and Respond) at NIU Child Development and Family Center in DeKalb from 9/21/23-10/26/23. The program offers information to parents regarding child development, communication, self-esteem, stress and anger management, child guidance and family life. Participants can expect to interact with other parents in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere and to receive information on parenting techniques.
The workshop is offered free of charge thanks to a generous grant from Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary. Participants meet once a week on Thursday evenings from 5:45-7:45 at Northern Illinois Child Development and Family Center. Free child care is available. Registration is required and space is limited. Please register by September 7, 2023.
Register for the class by calling Rose at (815) 758-8149 ext. 228 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 09 Saturday
In this program, offered in honor of Women’s History Month, you’ll learn about Chloe Blodgett, wife of Beloit’s founder Caleb Blodgett. Chloe’s remarkable story has rarely been told, and this program will reveal newly discovered details about her life. Chloe Kidder, the daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier and mother to 10 children, followed her husband to the new frontier and helped establish what was to become Beloit. Come learn about the extraordinary woman who settled this land and discover her joys and her hardships. Chloe’s decedents left a lasting mark on this land and audience members will have a chance to sample a famous nationally-known food product that her great-great-great grandson created.
While this is a free program, donations are welcome to support our workRegistration is required. Register belowThis 1 hour program is presented by Therese Oldenburg in honor of Women’s History Month
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Mar 18 Monday
Americans invested a tremendous amount of labor into making and maintaining their wardrobes during the 19th century. Erika Holst, Curator of History at the Illinois State Museum, will join us to explore the life cycle of clothing during the 1800s: how it was created, mended, remade, washed, and ultimately recycled. Erika will also highlight examples of garments and artifacts from the Illinois State Museum's collections. This program is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. Free to attend, but registration is required. To sign up, visit www.harvard-diggins.org/events
Mar 19 Tuesday
Mar 21 Thursday
Are we hopelessly destined for a future of political combat in which Americans are unable to even hear the other side? What if bringing us a little closer was as simple as changing the language we use? Ted Williams III returns to lead another "Arts in Action" community discussion. He argues that simple changes in the way we speak can have a significant impact. Ultimately, by making simple changes we may realize the commonality of our aspirations and that a commitment to respectful pluralism provides us all with a space to co-exist.
Sponsored by the DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board, DeKalb County History Center, and the Ellwood House Museum.
This program is free and open to all. No registration is required.
For additional information, please contact Samantha at email@example.com or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.
Mar 25 Monday
Are you curious about stamp collecting? Learn the basics of building your own stamp collection and what to look out for with guest speaker Jeff Magnus at Harvard Diggins Library. Free to attend, but registration is required. To sign up for a seat at this event, visit www.harvard-diggins.org/events