The Northwest Illinois Audubon Society will sponsor the Silver Creek Bird Festival on Saturday, May 16 from 8-11 a.m.
With vintage photos and engaging anecdotes, Jo Daviess County historian Daryl Watson will present “The Land and the People of the Jo Daviess County Driftless Area” on Wednesday, May 6, in the Barrel Room of Galena Cellars Vineyard, 4746 N. Ford Road, Galena.
ELIZABETH–The Planetary Science Foundation will be holding programs on Friday, April 24, Saturday, April 25 and Friday, May 1.
SCALES MOUND–The Scales Mound FFA is working in conjunction with the Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau to sponsor a drive to recycle used athletic shoes.
GALENA–Galena High School senior Brooke Rasmussen will be presented with the Gallon Grad Award from Beth Hancock, a donor relations consultant with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, at her senior class awards banquet on May 6 at Galena High School.
GALENA–The Midwest Medical Center Auxiliary is sponsoring a bake sale, just a few days before Mother’s Day.
EAST DUBUQUE–Face painting, bounce houses, games, food booths and stuffed toys will be on hand for the year-end Reading Carnival at the East Dubuque Elementary School on Friday, May 8.
GALENA–St. Mary Altar and Rosary Society held its sixth meeting on Monday, April 6 in Bally Hall at 7 p.m.
GALENA–In its first-ever showdown of regional breakfast favorites, BedandBreakfast.com has declared the Midwest the winner of its Best B&B Breakfast Tournament.
FREEPORT–The Boyer Colloquium and Highland Community College will host a panel discussion, “GMOs: Threat or Promise? What’s a Consumer to think?,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in the Student/Conference Center, Room H201.
GALENA–Students at Galena Primary School raised $7,500 this spring for the American Heart Association (AHA) through Jumprope for Heart, a community service program of the AHA.
GALENA–On Friday, April 24, bring the whole family to Fantastic Frogs & Friends, a frog walk beginning at the Meeker Street footbridge on the east side along the Galena River Trail.
More and more people are becoming aware of the plight of the honeybee as well as all pollinators including all bee species and butterflies.
GALENA–Galena High School (GHS) sophomore Luc Pham was named to the NUIC West Division Scholastic Bowl All-Conference First Team, and two of his teammates, seniors Dylan Einsweiler and Hope White, were named to the Second Team.
ELIZABETH–Massbach Ridge Winery and Apple River Fort Foundation announce a contest for a new label for Elizabeth, a white table wine.
STOCKTON–If you are a gardener, golfer, work in an office or are active in sports, you need to know the benefits of stretching.
HANOVER–The Senior Resource Center is planning its first event–a spelling bee–in its new facility at the old school building in Hanover.
HANOVER–Spring is in the air and the farm animals are alive and well at River Ridge Middle School for the upcoming production of “Charlotte’s Web,” on April 10 at 7 p.m.
DUBUQUE, Iowa–The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a program, Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia Caregivers, from 3-4:30 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection, 4300 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa.
GALENA–The Hills Unit of Jo Daviess County Association of Home and Community Education (HCE) met Thursday, March 19 for a presentation on saving money on a budget.