Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABC's of Diabetes
6:00 pm -7:00 pm
Boone County Extension 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 Belvidere, IL 61008
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and this year’s theme is Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABC’s of Diabetes. More than 29 million Americans have diabetes and many do not even know they have the disease. Having diabetes means you have a greater chance of having a stroke or heart attack. By taking care of your diabetes you are also taking care of your heart. Fortunately, people with diabetes can lower their risk of having diabetes-related heart problems by managing the ABC’s of Diabetes.
• A is for the A1C test or average blood glucose level over the past 3 months
• B is for blood pressure
• C is for cholesterol
• S is for Stop Smoking
Join University of Illinois nutrition and wellness educator, Marilyn Csernus, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator for this informative program to learn how to manage your ABC’s of diabetes and stay heart healthy.
Be Smart About Your Heart: Control the ABC’s of Diabetes will be offered on Thursday, November 13 , 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Boone County Extension located at 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 5 in Belvidere. The fee for this program is $5 per person. For more information visit University of Illinois Extension website at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or call the Boone County Extension office at 815-544-3710.
2014 Annual Banquet
Cliffbreakers, 700 W. Riverside Blvd., Rockford, IL 61103
Annual celebration of Booker Washington Center programs and people. Speaker will be Marlow Colvin, V.P., Governmental Affairs, ComED
Jessie Bates - 815-962-9117
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
Hatha Vinyasa/Restorative Yoga
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Womanspace 3333 Maria Linden Dr. Rockford, IL 61114
Open to all levels, men and women. Recommended for beginners, young and old, injured and athletic alike. Great to manage and reduce tension and stress. Join us Thursday mornings at 9:30 for Hatha Vinyasa/Restorative yoga practice. Hatha yoga is a slow-paced, gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishes a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the Ha - sun/stimulating energy with the Tha – moon/calming energy.
Restorative yoga is a practice that helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and eye pillow (if you have one).
Washington Park Community Center
General Membership Meeting - Every Second Thursday @ 7 PM
Sterling Blackmon, Ph.D.