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The Beauty of Kimono

Anderson Japanese Gardens Visitor Center 318 Spring Creek Road, Rockford IL 61107
Anderson Japanese Gardens welcomes David Mungenast for a lecture, "The Beauty of Kimono," on Thursday, August 21. Mungenast is a student of Kimiko Gunji, Associate Professor Emeritus and the former director of Japan House at the University of Illinois and is presenting on her behalf. David will present about traditional kimono, its history and will demonstrate kimono dressing. Formal and casual kimono will be discussed including furisode, obi, kurotomesode and yukata styles. The discussion starts at 7 pm in the Anderson Japanese Gardens Visitor Center.

All lectures are free to Anderson Japanese Garden members and are only $5 for non-members. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting
Sara: (P) 815.316.3307 or (E) shenderson@andersongardens.org.

Anderson Japanese Gardens will host its lectures on the third Thursday of each month through October, and the second Tuesday of November starting at
7:00 PM.





Bullying Workshop for Parents

Rosecrance Berry Campus, 8616 Northern Avenue in Rockford.
– Rosecrance presents, “Bully-Proof Your Child,” an open forum for parents to ask questions and discuss issues with professional staff and other attendees.

This is a free event open to all members of the community. It will be held on Monday, Aug. 25, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Rosecrance Berry Campus, 8616 Northern Avenue in Rockford.

Emily Gilliam, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Rosecrance, will facilitate the event and discuss how to explain bullying to children, how to respond appropriately and how to seek help using school resources.

The Rosecrance Parent Café is an opportunity for parents who may have general questions about their children’s wellbeing to come together in a friendly and welcoming environment. A combination of education and discussion are provided to assist and empower parents to make informed choices about their children’s welfare.

Rosecrance’s Berry Campus offers services for children and adolescents including: mental health screenings, child and family therapy, intensive outpatient programs, community support, and 24/7 screening and assessment services.

Call 815.391.1000 for more information on Rosecrance’s services and events.



Motivational Speaker Bill Breakey

Rockford University, Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Throughout his career as a school administrator, business consultant and professional speaker, Bill Breakey has helped organizations find solutions for the long run. He is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and educator who believes that two of the most important days in our lives are: the day we’re born and the day we discover why we were born.

Tickets are free for this event, but are required. Contact the Rockford University Clark Arts Center Box Office at 815-226-4100 or boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your ticket.

RU Box Office
boxoffice@rockford.edu
815-226-4100



Tales that the Dead Can't Tell

Rockford University, Maddox Theatre, Clark Arts Center, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Dr. Gary Telgenhoff sees dead people — and often in the most gruesome ways imaginable. A real life CSI consultant in Las Vegas, Nev., “Dr. T” is a forensic pathologist and Deputy Medical Examiner who uses science and his own macabre sense of humor to bring audiences of hit television shows “Bones” and CSI” the tales that the dead can't tell.

Tickets are free for this event, but are required. Contact the Rockford University Clark Arts Center Box Office at 815-226-4100 or boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your ticket.

Rockford University Box Office, boxoffice@rockford.edu, 815-226-4100


Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt those they Help (And how to reverse it)

Rockford University, Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Bob Lupton, Ph.D., has invested over 40 years of his life in inner-city Atlanta. In response to a call that he first felt while serving in Vietnam, he left a budding business career to work with delinquent urban youth. Bob and his family sold their suburban home and moved into the inner-city where they have lived and served as neighbors among those in need. As an entrepreneur and Christian community developer he brings together communities of resource with communities of need. Since founding the non-profit organization FCS Urban Ministries he has developed two mixed income subdivisions, organized a multi-racial congregation, started a number of businesses, created housing for hundreds of families and initiated a wide range of human services in his community. Bob is the author of five books and a monthly circulation. He will be speaking about his newest book, Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It).

Tickets are free for this event, but are required. Contact the Rockford University Clark Arts Center Box Office at 815-226-4100 or boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your ticket.

Rockford University Box Office, BoxOffice@rockford.edu, 815-226-4100


Constitution Day Guest Lecture

Rockford University, Fisher Memorial Chapel, 5050 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108
Constitution Day recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution. The U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the constitution on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia.

Tickets are free for this event, but are required. Contact the Rockford University Clark Arts Center Box Office at 815-226-4100 or boxoffice@rockford.edu to reserve your ticket.

Rockford University Box Office, BoxOffice@rockford.edu, 815-226-4100