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


July 26
Prairie State Legal
Advanced Directives
10:00-11:00 am
Emily Hardy, Staff Attorney from Prairie State Legal Services, will be at Rock River Center at 10:00 am. She will provide information on the benefits and purpose of advanced directives including powers of attorney for health care and property. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Prairie State Legal Services is a legal aid organization in Northern Illinois that offers free legal services to qualifying residents of Ogle County, surrounding counties and to seniors.

Please call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 to sign up. Refreshments will be served.

July 31
Dennis Stukenberg
Musical Performance
10:00-11:30 am
Dennis Stukenberg returns to Rock River Center on Monday, July 31 at 10:00 am.

While Blues is his specialty, he will also entertain us with some country, bluegrass and rock selections. Listen as he demonstrates his harmonica and slide guitar techniques.

Dennis has been appearing with his band "Blues Fever" for over 30 years. He currently teaches harmonica and Blues slide guitar at Aireloom Music Studio located in Mt. Morris.

Reservations required. Call us at Rock River Center (815-732-3252) to sign up. Refreshments will be served.

August 2
Cyber Security Presentation
10:00-11:30 am
Join us at Rock River Center on August 2 from 10:00-11:30 am for a presentation by Ben Miller, Systems Administrator at a local community bank. Ben will be covering an array of security topics and strategies that will help keep your information secure in this Cyber world.

We live in a world today that runs on technology. While this technology is designed to make our lives simpler by providing information at our fingertips, it has also created a dangerous avenue for the theft and compromise of that information. Cyber security involves technologies and processes to protect computers, networks programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized access. What makes Cyber attacks so dangerous is that they can originate from anywhere in the world. These attacks may invade networks of business, government, financial institutions, and even homes.

So what can we do? How do we protect our information from attacks like ransom ware? Unfortunately, there is no ‘silver bullet’ piece of equipment or software that can prevent every possible attack. That’s because with all this great technology the weakest link will always be the human. Attackers are always trying to take advantage of human emotions by creating a sense of urgency or curiosity in order to get them to do something that will give them access to their information. The best tool today is security awareness: learning what to look out for and how to use technology safely and securely.

Ben Miller has been the Systems Administrator for a local community bank for the last 9 years. Ben currently holds certifications as a Certified Banking Security Manager and Certified Banking Security Technology Professional. He also serves voluntarily as a Deacon over IT at his church. When he’s not at work or serving in his church he’s often helping people with their home computers and devices on the side. “One of the biggest reasons I went into IT was because I wanted to help people. Technology is great when it works! When it doesn’t though, it can get really frustrating. It’s a
very rewarding field when you are often the one that comes in and saves the day!”

Registration is required. Please call Rock River Center at 815-732- 3252 to sign up if attending. Refreshments will be served.
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August 14
ComEd Speaks About New Smart Meters
10:00 am
On Monday, August 14 at 10:00 am, a representative will be at Rock River Center. They will educate us on
the work ComEd is doing in Oregon and the surrounding areas installing smart meters to homes and

You will learn what a smart meter is, the benefits of a smart meter, and how to better manage energy
usage. The presentation takes roughly 30 minutes. A question and answer period will follow.

Materials will be provided for attendees. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required, as helps our facilitators and staff be prepared for programs/events. If you plan on attending, please call the Center at 815-732- 3252 to sign up.
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August 22
Supportive Living for Seniors
10:30 am

We are pleased to have Nancy Wendling of Heritage Woods in Freeport, with us on Tuesday, Aug 22.

She will share a very informative presentation on Supportive Living for Seniors.

Nancy's program begins promptly at 10:30 am at Rock River Center.

Beverages will be served and handouts provided. Immediately following the program is a potluck lunch and bingo.

We look forward to seeing you. Registration is required. Call the Center at 815-732-3252 to sign up.

August 29 & 30
AARP Smart Driver Course
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The AARP Smart Driver Course for those 55 years of age and older will be held at Rock River Center in Oregon.

The course is designed to improve driver safety. Those completing the course will receive a certificate which may entitle them to a premium reduction for three years with most companies, after which time the course must be taken again.

AARP sponsors this course and advance registration is required since seating is limited.

To register call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 or 1-800-541-5479.

Cost: For AARP members it is $15 and $20 for non-members. This prepaid fee is required and payable to AARP, c/0 Rock River Center, 810 S 10th St, Oregon, IL 61061.

Your AARP number must be included for the discount.

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 26, 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.
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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.