Clearing the Air about Radon
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
Radon is a colorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the soil and enters homes and other buildings. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer to non-smokers. Join Jay Solomon, U of I Extension, Energy and Environmental Stewardship Educator for this informative program. Here you will learn: what radon is, how to test your home for radon, how to reduce the level of radon in your home, the danger radon poses, and how to locate a professional for help. Each household will receive a FREE radon kit. The cost for the program is $5 per person. To register, please go to web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or call the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710.
Ultra-Deep Field Art Exhibit
Opening Reception, Friday, October 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm; Gallery open October 20-November 14
Rockford University Art Gallery, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Artists: Daniel Baird, Sarah and Joseph Belknap, Katie Bell, Bill Conger, Laura Davis, Adam Farcus, Bob Jones, Holly Murkerson, Erin Washington
Curated by Jason Judd, Ultra-Deep Field is a group exhibition that considers the inadequacy of representing desire, time, and scale by way of hand. Though the artwork spans sculpture, photography, drawing, and video, the pieces posture themselves as self-evident, allowing the literal to be experienced as poetic. In the exhibition, Joseph Belknap lights Sarah Belknap’s cigarette using the sun, Bill Conger stencils an exact replica of a poem written by his 8 year old son, while Erin Washington’s 9 x 12 black acrylic panel documents the process of her hand healing by using her injured hand to draw itself. To this end, Ultra-Deep Field suggests possibilities of how to reorient one’s body with the everyday world that acts upon it.
The Rockford University Art Gallery is located in the Clark Arts Center on Rockford University’s campus at 5050 East State Street, Rockford. Gallery Hours are Monday – Thursday, 3 – 6 p.m. and by appointment.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Clark Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact the Rockford University Box Office at 815-226-4100 or Molly Carter, Gallery Director at 815-226-4105, M.Carter@Rockford.edu
Molly Carter, 815-226-4105,MCarter@rockford.edu
Rock Valley College Student Center Atrium
Rock Valley College invites anyone who is thinking about going to college to come see what RVC has to offer at the next Explore RVC event!
Prospective students who attend will hear from RVC faculty members on how students can be successful in the classroom. There will also be an Information Fair featuring numerous Student Services departments from RVC, including Financial Aid, Career Services, and Student Life. Finally, attendees will have an opportunity to select from various academic areas and can speak to faculty from that area and visit the facilities related to that field of study.
Tours of the entire campus will be available after the event upon request.
Parents are welcome to attend as well. If you plan to attend, please RSVP online at rockvalleycollege.edu/ExploreRVC or by calling (815) 921-4275.
Journey of Hope and Healing Grief Support Group
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Swedish American Hospital
Journey of Hope and Healing
Grief Support Group
Attendance is welcome to all and is free of charge.
Swedish American Hospital
1401 East State Street, Rockford Charles Street Entrance Conference Room 2&3 on the 1st Floor
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(No group during holiday weeks)
Bereavement Coordinators from Heartland Hospice will facilitate group. For more information or details on special holiday programs call Heartland Hospice at 815-397-3691.