Upcoming Events

For any questions or information regarding events
call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252, 1-800-541-5479 or use the Contact Us Page

June 21
** Cancelled**
Ah, Wilderness!
Timberlake Playhouse, Mt Carroll, IL

4th of July Safety Presented by Oregon Fire Protection District
10:00-11:00 am  
Some of us go to a fireworks display on the 4th of July, while others like to see them at home.  Your safety is important to us.  So we have invited Chief Michael Knoup, from the Oregon Fire Protection District to Rock River Center.
Chief Knoup will be speaking on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  He will educate us on firework safety, what can happen when they are used carelessly or incorrectly.  A question and answer period will follow.
Contact the RRC office at 815-732-3252 if you plan on attending. Refreshments will be served.

June 28
New Adult Coloring Book Class Begins in June
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Our new Adult Coloring Book Class will be held at Rock River Center on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Class will be led by Vivian Dalberg.
* Some materials will be provided at the first class
* Washable crayons,
pencils, and markers used
*Bring extra supplies you currently have to class
* Materials needed for future classes will be discussed at the first meeting.
Coloring used to be reserved for children and the occasional adult who got to babysit them, but recently, the activity has found a different demographic.  What started as a niche hobby has now turned into an international trend.  Adult coloring books find themselves on more and more bestsellers’ lists.
While this trend may be a fun way to pass the time, it’s the books’ therapeutic properties that really have them flying off shelves.  Art therapy is helpful 
among people dealing with a variety of conditions such as cancer, depression, dementia, anxiety, and PTSD.
This is a free class open to all ages.  The first class size is limited.

July 15
Rock River Center Summer Picnic
Annual Summer Fundraiser 4:00-7:00 pm

July 19
Dr Denton - Laser Therapy
Dr. Bruce Denton will be at Rock River Center on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to discuss this state of the art technology.
MLS Laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive studies.
Rapid relief of pain without the use of addictive prescription painkillers
Strong anti-inflammatory effect
No negative side effects
Rapid healing of sprains & strains
Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured region
Rapid resolution of swollen areas
Effective for chronic pain eg. bursitis
This program is free and open to the public.  Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 if you plan on attending.
Refreshments will be served.  Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org  and like us on Facebook.

July 26
Prairie State Legal
Advanced Directives
10:00-11:00 am

July 31
Dennis Stukenberg
Musical Performance
10:00-11:30 am

August 30
Rock of Ages
Drury Lane Playhouse, Oakbrook, IL
We can’t fight this feelin’ anymore!  Rock back to a time of big egos, big guitar solos, and even bigger hair with Rock of Ages this fall.  Nominated for five Tony Awards, Rock of Ages features a mix of 28 classic 80’s hits by Bon Jovi, Journey, Styx and more including “Don’t Stop Believin’, “We Built This City, and “The Final Countdown”.  Rock of Ages follows aspiring rock star Drew and his sweetheart, Sherri as they fight to save Hollywood’s Sunset Strip.  Don’t miss a musical so awesome, you’ll want to rock out again!
*Recommended for ages 13+.  There are some mild adult themes.
Cost (includes RT transportation, show, lunch, tax, and gratuity):
$90.00 / Members
$95.00 / Non-Members

Reservation/payment/lunch choice deadline:  July 19, 2017
Transportation Subsidized by Stillman Bank.

October 11
Health and Wellness Fair
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Flu vaccines, screenings, door prizes, handouts. Lions Mobile Hearing Unit

October 18
2nd Annual "Pride of Oregon" Luncheon Cruise

Join us for the 2nd Annual Luncheon Cruise on the Rock River on Wednesday, October 18, 2016, aboard the “Pride of Oregon”.
The Pride of Oregon is an authentic Paddle Wheel Riverboat, 102 feet of real river charm.  She docks at the historic Maxson Riverside Restaurant and Paddle Wheel Inn.  Built in 1989 as a replica of the famous Rosie O’Shea paddlewheel, her festive exterior and graciously appointed interior to provide a relaxing atmosphere for memory-making cruises.  She has the capacity of 149 sight-seeing passengers.
Reserve your seat on the Pride of Oregon for lunch as this charming and elegant paddlewheel boat glides down the Rock River, barely stirring awake.  This true paddlewheel boat offers sit-down dining for a capacity of 120 people, a features a full bar, as well as air conditioning and heating.  The boat is wheelchair accessible.
The 15-mile river cruise will take you past Lowden State Park and under the watchful eye of Chief Black Hawk, the largest concrete monolith in the country.
Here is our schedule:                                  Depart RRC:                                     10:30 a.m.
                                                                              Boarding time:                                11:00 a.m.
                                                                              Departure time:                              11:30 a.m.
                                                                           Return time:                                    1:30 p.m.
There will be a 4-course meal (choice from 2 lunch entrees, vegetarian option available), with coffee, tea, and meal tip included.  Soda and cocktails are available.
The cost of the luncheon cruise is $33.00/seniors and $35.00/others.
Registration and payment deadline is Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017.
Acceptable payment options are cash, check or credit cards.
Call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 if you would like to see the fall colors with us from the river.  And remember, we are available to provide transportation to and from the boat as well.
Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org and like us on Facebook.

November 2
Miracle on 34th Street
Fireside Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI
Based on the beloved Christmas movie, Miracle on 34th Street is a big brassy Broadway musical with heart.  Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade needs a new Santa.  Enter Kris Kringle—a sweet and jolly old man who claims that he is the real Santa Claus.  Thus begins this funny, warm, tuneful, and inspirational musical as Kris has to prove his claim in court and teach his cynical neighbor and her daughter to believe in the goodness and love that is Christmas.  Written by Meredith Wilson, the creator of THE MUSIC MAN, this is an unforgettable musical version of a classic Christmas tale.
Join us for seating in the first, second and third rows!
Cost: (includes RT transportation, show, meal, tax and gratuity):
$95.00 / Members
$100.00 / Non-Members
Reservation/payment deadline:  September 15, 2017
Seating is limited.  Make your reservations early as our shows may sell out quickly.