Sunday, March 8, 2009

Calendar Update 3/8 - 3/14


What: Why Grow Native Plants?
Where: Rock Valley Garden Center
Address: 785 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, IL
When: 2:00 PM on March 14, 2009
How much: free
Description: A free workshop featuring guest speaker Tim Lewis of Wild Ones. He will speak about the benefits of native plants. For more information, call 815-398-1937.

What: Seed Starting and Propagation
Where: Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden
Address: 2715 S. Main Street, Rockford, IL
When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on March 14, 2009
How much: $25
Description: Klehm's director of horticulture and maintenance will discuss seed selection, growing supplies, artificial lights and caring for young plants. Meet in the Clarcor building; a portion of the class will be held in the greenhouse. Members save $5. Class size is limited. Call 815-965-8146 or see


What: Meeting of the Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation
Where: Rafters Restaurant on Hwy 20
When: 7 p.m. March 12th
Address: 9426 W Wagner Rd, Lena, IL‎
Description: LENA — The next meeting of The Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation will be at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Rafters Restaurant on U.S. 20. The public is invited to attend. For more information on the organizations, contact Lee Butler at (815) 232-5340.


What: Illinois Products Expo 2009
Where: The Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds
When: March 7 - 8
Address: Illinois State Fairgrounds
How much: $4.00
Description: Tasty, Illinois-made food products from more than 50 companies are on the menu for the 2009 Illinois Products Expo. And, best of all, samples are free!

The 11th annual "Food and Cooking Extravaganza," which also features products from state wineries and agribusinesses, will be held March 7-8 in the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds. In all, about 70 companies are scheduled to participate.


What: A Festival of Arts & Crafts
Where: DuPage Expo Center
When: Today, 3/8 from 10 am - 4pm
Address: 4050 E. Main St., St Charles IL
How much: $2 admission, under 12 free
Description: 160 booths of all hand-made in the USA items for sale!

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