Current & Upcoming Events

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Spring Program

PPSOC’s Spring public program will feature Peggy S. Doty, Educator II, Environmental and Energy Stewardship University of Illinois Extension, who will focus on not only the science, but the beauty and emotion of monarch butterflies. It will be at the Kickapoo Center on March 26 at 2 pm. Light refreshments will follow the program.

The program is free and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult. For more information please call 815-732-7332.


Annual Banquet

(more information to be posted)

PPSOC’s annual banquet will be at the Lorado Taft Field Campus on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Social hour starts at 5:00 in Poley where Books on First will have many interesting titles to chose from and bids can be placed on the Silent Auction items.

D+inner is served family style with a choice of vegetarian Moroccan stew or turkey dinner.  Tickets are $25 for an adult and $12.50 for children under 12.  Reservations are required.

At 7:00 Stephen J. Simpson, Geology/Geography instructor at Highland Community College, will present a program on the geology of the Rock River region and Ogle County.

Please contact Lin at 815-973-4926 or for more information.



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