All About Apples, October 16- 5:00-6:00pm- York Township Public Library, Thomson
This interactive workshop is open to preschoolers and their parents or grandparents. Featuring developmentally appropriate learning activities, your child will have fun learning about all things apple! Cost to attend the workshop is $3 per child/adult. Pre-registration is required and available at the library or by calling 815-259-2480.
Caregiving Series, Next Date Oct 17, 24 & 31- 12:30pm- Whiteside County Senior Center, Sterling
Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer as she presents a Caregiving Series at the Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W 9th St, Sterling, IL starting October 10. Topics include The Mixed Emotions of Caregiving, Grief Issues for Caregivers, Relationships and Communication in Caregiving, and Caregivers Need Care Too. Register online for the series at go.illinois.edu/caregivingseries
Brain Health Series, Next Date Oct 19- 1:30-3:00pm- Polo Public Library
Join the University of Illinois Extension for an interactive, three-part series designed to better understand our brains as we mature. Each session will cover information related to brain health research, as well as fun and interesting strategies and exercises to challenge ourselves. Register by calling 815-632-3611 or online at: go.illinois.edu/polobrainhealth
HEA Monthly Lessons for Living, Next Date-October 19, 2017- Lee County Extension Office
Join the HEA for their monthly lessons for living at the Lee County Extension Office in Amboy. Open to the public and free of charge. Call the office at 815-857-3525 to register at least one week prior to the event.
October 19- New Ways to Cut Electric Bills-10am
November 8-Celebrations and Traditions-1pm
Let’s Live Well Series, Oct 19 at 10 am, November 2 at 1pm, and December 5 at 10:30 am- Thomson Public Library
Join the University of Illinois Extension for Let's Live Well, a series featuring timely, researched informed information on
relevant topics to help you live well! The series begins on October 19 with Simplify Your Life by Clearing the Clutter. Does the clutter in your house cause you stress? Do you have at least one room that is off limits to company? Do you want less clutter but you are too overwhelmed to begin? Come and learn ways to organize your life in order to de-clutter and reduce stress. Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 815-259-2480.
Fall Decorating With Gourds, October 19- 5:30 pm- Mt. Carroll Public Library
Join the Carroll County Master Gardeners learn all about growing and drying gourds. Make an arrangement to take home. There is no fee to attend but limited registration is available so call the Mt. Carroll Library at 815-244-1751 to participate.
Share Your Life Story, Next Date Oct 20, 2017-Every Friday-10:00 am- Community Room, Sterling Public Library
Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come. This writing workshop will take place Sept 22- Nov 3 and will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and include writing sessions and activities. Series is a continuation of the 2016 writing workshop; participation in past workshops is not required. Register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17114
Tea Gardens, October 21-1:00-2:00pm- Winifred Knox Memorial Library, Franklin Grove
Lee County Extension Master Gardeners will offer a program on Tea Gardens at 1:00 p.m. on October 21 at the Winifred Knox Memorial Library. We will enjoy an afternoon learning all about the kinds of tea gardens and what plants to grow to enjoy you own herbal tea at home. There are no fees to attend but registration is appreciated by calling the library at 815-456-2823.
4-H Quilting SPIN Club, Meets Monthly starting October 21, 2017- 2-4 pm, Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll
A Quilting SPIN Club will start in October for ages 8-18 and run through April on Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm at Naaman Diehl Auditorium in Mt. Carroll. Three levels of quilting will be available and class size is limited to 12 participants. Register by calling the Carroll County Extension Office at 815-244-9444. Check out the flier for cost information: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/clw/downloads/69407.pdf
Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop, October 24, 2017- 9-5pm, Focus House, Rochelle
Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course designed for adults who work with youth between the ages of 12-25.
Just like CPR and First Aid training prepares you for a physical emergency, YMHFA prepares you for a mental health challenge. Register online at go.illinois.edu/youthmentalhealth
Wits Fitness, Next Date Oct 24-Monthly Workshop-10-11:30am-Sterling Public Library
Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class. Class is FREE and open to the public. You are welcome to join the class at any time! We will be offering this program at the Sterling Public Library. Register online at go.illinois.edu/witsfitness
4-H Jr. Ambassador Meeting, October 24, 2017-6:30 pm-Carroll County Extension Meeting Room, Mt. Carroll
Do you enjoy building new friendships, discovering new talents, and embarking on new adventures -- then the Carroll County Jr. Ambassador Group is for you. Check it out! We look forward to seeing you on October 24. If you have any questions or are interested but unable to attend, please call the Extension Office. Jr. Ambassador Group is for all current sixth through eighth graders. The group is also open to non-4-H’ers so bring your friends. Please RSVP by October 20, to the Extension Office at 815-244-9444.
Share Your Life Story, Oct 30- Dec 4, 2017-Every Monday-2:00 pm- Post House Community Center, Dixon
Recording your life story, treasured memories, and special moments leaves a legacy for generations to come. This writing workshop will explore how to get started in sharing your life story and will include writing sessions and activities. Series is a continuation of the 2016 writing workshop; participation in past workshops is not required. Register online at go.illinois.edu/2017dixonwriting
Wits Fitness, Monthly Workshop- Next Date November 2-10:30am- York Township Public Library,Thomson
Join University of Illinois Extension Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory. You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class. Class is FREE and open to the public. You are welcome to join the class at any time! We will be offering this program at the Thomson Public Library. Register online at go.illinois.edu/witsfitness2
Exploring The Night Skies, November 8 & 15, 2017- 6:30 pm- Sterling Public Library
Join University of Illinois Extension and take a tour of the solar system and night sky. Make your own star chart and hear the stories of the constellations. Please call the library to register at 815-625-1370.
LTC Webinar Series, Next Date November 14, December 13-2-3pm- At Home Webinar Series
Featuring three dynamic sessions presented by University of Illinois Extension Educators, the "LTC Webinar Series: Learning, Thinking, Caring" will provide you with helpful information and strategies to assist you in providing quality care to your clients. All sessions offered 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. No cost to participate! Participate individually or as a facility! CEU's available for a fee! Register online at: go.illinois.edu/2017LTC
Carroll County 4-H Achievement Program, November 19, 2017 – 6pm- Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the County Achievement program at 6:00 p.m. at Naaman Diehl Auditorium, Mt. Carroll. 4-H’ers and volunteers will be honored and awards presented for their accomplishments for the past 4-H year.
Holiday Evergreen Workshop, December 6- 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm- York Township Public Library, Thomson
Join the Carroll County Master Gardeners learn which evergreens make the best decorations and last the longest. Take home your own holiday swag, wreath, kissing ball or center piece. Ribbons supplied, but please bring any personal decorations to adorn your holiday piece. There is a $5 supply fee and limited registration is available so call the Thomson Library at 815-259-2480 to participate. Sign up for one time please.