Every morning, I look out the kitchen windows to my fenced-in flower borders. No matter the season, there is something to see. The stars are still out when I wake up. Seeing them gives me the sense of being in an awesome universe.
The first time I saw garlic scapes at a farmer’s market, I thought they were beautiful, but I certainly didn’t think they were edible. Those long, gangly heads and that tough stalk?
Karen Wilson is starting an embroidery circle this week in the lower level meeting room of the Galena Center for the Arts. The free sessions, 1-3 p.m., will be held each Wednesday and provide an opportunity to work on unfinished hand embroidery projects and to share tips on stitching techniques. Wilson, the center’s office manager, a student with the Royal School of Needlework in England, will share insights from her recent thread painting embroidery course at the inaugural July 11 session. For more information, call 779-214-0261.
GALENA–The Galena Public Library is hosting a series of travelogues, “Oh, the Places We’ve Been!” Each session features a traveler who has been to a fascinating, far off locale. The programs will take place throughout July.
SINSINAWA, Wis.–Join songleader Liz Rog as she teaches songs in the aural tradition, making singing accessible for all.
SCALES MOUND–Scales Mound School registration will take place Wednesday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Families registering after July 25 will be assessed a $10 late fee.
ROCKFORD–Rep. Cheri Bustos is now accepting internship applications for the fall 2018 semester in her Washington, D.C. and Illinois offices.
STOCKTON–The 2018 Northwest Illinois Art & Jazz Fest is set for July 21-22 at Stockton Lion’s Memorial Park. The event was named “Best Festival” by Illinois Country Living readers last year.
Thirty-three East Dubuque High School students and five chaperones had an overseas adventure in June when they traveled for 12 days to Ireland, Scotland, England and France.
ELIZABETH–Extension is hosting a session, “Yes you CAN: Preserving Practice Mastering the Art of Making Salsa,” on Monday, Aug. 6, 5-9:30 p.m., at the CTE Academy, Elizabeth.
Erin Keyser will be signing copies of her new book at the Elizabeth Township Library, 4-6 p.m., Thursday, July 12. Horn’s books include Eyes of Lightning, Wings of Thunder, River’s Edge, River’s Deep and Miracles on Earth.