Sunday, February 15, 2009

Calendar: 2/17 - 2/21

What: Attracting Birds to Your Yard
Where: YMCA Log Lodge
Address: 200 Y Blvd., Rockford, IL
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM on February 15, 2009
How much: free
Description: Bob Bailey, Wild Birds Unlimited discusses how to attract birds to your yard, including how to focus on specific bird types.

What: Meet the Green Party Mayoral Candidate
Where: Just Goods Fair Trade Store
Address: 201 Seventh St., Rockford, IL
When: 3:00 PM on February 15, 2009
How much: free
Description: Meet and greet with Jesus Correa VII, the Green Party candidate for Rockford mayor. For more information, contact David Black at 815-547-4760.

What: 13th Annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference
Where: See Description
Address: , , IL
When: 8:30 AM on February 16, 2009
How much: $35
Description: University of Illinois Extension has designed a program that will address the issues facing fruit and vegetable growers during this full-day format at Stratford Banquet Hall, 21007 McGuire Road, Harvard. Registration required by calling 815-338-3737 or email

What: Wild Ones: Use of Native Plants in Green Roof Systems
Where: Burpee Museum of Natural History
Address: 737 N. Main St., Rockford, IL
When: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM on February 19, 2009
How much: free
Description: Corrine Daniels will discuss the use of native plants to improve the community environment. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kim Risley at 815-962-4584.

What: Heirloom Vegetable Seed Sale
Where: Roger Gustafson Nature Center
Address: 603 Appleton Road, Belvidere, IL
When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on February 21, 2009
How much: free
Description: Hosted by the Boone County Conservation District Cultural Heritage Gardens. The sale will also have free recipes, seed company catalogs and garden handouts. Cultural Heritage Gardeners will be available for questions. For more information, call 815-547-7935.

What: Too Many Gourds
Where: Boone County Conservation District
Address: 603 N. Appleton Rd., Belvidere, IL
When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on February 21, 2009
How much: $4
Description: Creative ideas on using gourds. Gourds provided. Preregistration and prepayment is required. Participants must be 16 years or older. Class size is limited. For information and reservations, call 815-547-7935.

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