Upcoming Events

What’s “Happening” at Rock River Center?
(All ages are welcome to participate in programming)

Rock River Center Hosts Community Blood Drive
The Rock River Center, located at 810 South 10th Street in Oregon, IL is hosting a Community Blood Drive on Monday, June 4, 2018. Staff from the Rock River Valley Blood Center will draw blood between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you are at least 17 years old, (16 years old with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health, you should be eligible to donate blood. One in three people will need blood and you never know when you or someone you love might be the one.
The Rock River Valley Blood Center is the sole supplier of blood and related services to Beloit Health System, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, FHN, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rochelle Community Hospital, MercyHealth Rockford, SwedishAmerican Health System and SwedishAmerican Medical Center-Belvidere. RRVBC needs to collect approximately 1000 units each week to meet area patient needs.
By hosting a Blood Drive, the Rock River Center is helping to save lives in our community. Join us in sharing the Gift of Life. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Rock River Center at (815) 732-3252.
You can contact the Rock River Valley Blood Center (RRVBC) at 815/965-8751; toll-free at 877-RRVBC-99 or on the web at www.rrvbc.org.


Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 12
We will be serving peanut butter cookies. Beverages will be provided as well.


Bald Hill Prairie Preserve Presentation
June 12, 10:30 am
Come to the Rock River Center to learn about Byron's newest preserve, it's history, families that owned the property, and Illinois' largest tree.

The presentation begins promptly at 10:30 am.

Call 815-732-3252 to register if you plan on attending. Lunch and bingo follow the program. Brint a dish if you plan on staying for lunch.


All Occasion Card Making Class
June 13
Join us for a Card Making Class on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, from 9:00 -12:00 noon at Rock River Center.  Rock River Center volunteers will be available to share many card making ideas.
* Stations will be set up by card type
* Craft supplies will be provided
* Participants will make 2 cards of each variety
* One you will keep/the other will be left at RRC for sale
This is a free class and will be limited to 15 participants.  Call 815-732-3252 by June 6, 2018, to register if you plan on attending, so we can have enough supplies on hand.
Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org  and like us on Facebook.


Brain Health Exercise Continued Success
The Brain Health Exercise Class continues to surprise us by the response.  Extension Educator, Karla Belzer led participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.
Upcoming class dates for 2018 are June 19, July 17, August 21, October 16, & November 20.  There will not be a class in September.
All of these classes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Street in Oregon.
Each class is free and open to the public!  Registration is required.  To register call 815-732-3252.
Participants are welcome to join the class series at any time.  For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension at 815-632-3611.  Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org and like us on Facebook.


National Hot Dog Day Lunch
July 24

Let's have hot dogs with all the fixins for our July 24 Potluck beginning at 11:30 am.

We will provide the hot dogs and buns. Everyone coming to our Hot Dog Day Potluck should bring a topping of their choice, chips or a side dish.

Toppings could include: ketchup, mustard, onions, relish, shredded cheese and anything else you like.

Registration is required so we know how much food to purchase.


Midway Village Outing
July 26

We will be taking a group on an outing to Midway Village & Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, for a tour on Thursday, July 26.

As a group, you will be able to tour the Museum Center covering the general history of northern Illinois including early settlement, the Sock Monkey, immigration, the Rockford Peaches and more.

Don't forget to see as much as you can of the 13-acre, 26 building historic village.

Depart RRC for Rockford: 9:15 am
Self-guided Tour of Museum: 10:00 am
Guided Tour of Village: 11:00 am
Depart for Center: 12:30 pm

Cost: $7.00/person; includes the tour and the RT transportation provided by Rock River Center.

July 26 is a state-sponsored day. You must be an Illinois resident to participate in this outing.

Bus seating is limited so much your reservations early. Reservation Deadline: July 23


Rock River Center has an indoor Fine Art Show and Sale scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2018.  The event will be held at Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Street, Oregon; from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
The goal of this event is to showcase local artists.  Rock River Center is looking for vendors interested in displaying their fine artworks at this event.
For more details about becoming an exhibitor, contact Deb Julian at 815-732-3252.