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


September 20
Otto Dick, Ogle County Historian Returns to RRC
10:00 am

Rock River Center is pleased to have Mr. Otto Dick, Ogle County Historian back on Wednesday,
September 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Otto plans to discuss the history of transportation, how it evolved over the years and lead a
discussion on the many changes that have occurred during our lifetime.

Otto and his family moved to Oregon from Frankfort, Indiana. His parents were both
educators. He attended 7th and 8th grades at Nash Grade School.

While attending Oregon High School, Otto enjoyed the opportunity to take Industrial Arts and
participate in sports.

After graduation, he worked in construction and started attending Northern Illinois University
and then was drafted into the Army. The Army was a good experience where he was a Morse
Code Radio Operator.

After finishing college, Otto married Marilyn who received her degree in nursing at Northern
Illinois University. During this time, he tuned pianos at the piano factory in Oregon.

Otto never had an idea that he would end up in education like his parents. While working at
the piano factory he was asked to try teaching Industrial Arts at Oregon. During the following
three years Otto took night classes at Northern to obtain his teaching certificate.

His recent activities in Oregon include serving as President of the Riverside Cemetery, The Past
President of the Historical Society and working to establish a museum at the Oregon Depot.
Writing 369 history articles for the Republican Reporter is definitely a challenge for Otto. He
does this with the help of his partner, Marilyn. This is not the first experience for Marilyn as she
helped him with his term papers. Otto is comfortable doing manual labor, not the academics.
We hope you join us for this very informative session. Registration is now required if you plan
on attending. Please call the Center at 815-732- 3252 to sign up. Refreshments will be served.

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September 26
Dr. Carrie Anderson, Alpine Chiropractic To Speak at Rock River Center
10:30 am

Dr. Carrie Anderson, a local chiropractic doctor, specializing in Natural Medicine, is scheduled to
speak at Rock River Center on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:30 a.m.

This program will be in a casual format and her discussion will be followed by a question and
answer period. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Carrie Anderson to Rock River Center.

A pot luck lunch and bingo will follow at 11:30. If you plan to stay for lunch, please bring a dish
to pass and let us know by calling the center at 815-732- 3252. Registration required.

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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 29, 2017.
If you would like to join us, call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252
Seating is limited.  Make your reservations early as our shows may sell out quickly.