Upcoming Events


   
  
What’s “Happening” at Rock River Center?
(All ages are welcome to participate in programming)
 
    
 Brain Health Exercise Continued Success
The Brain Health Exercise Class continues to surprise us by the response.  Extension Educator, Karla Belzer led participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.
 
Upcoming class dates for 2018 are October 16, & November 20.  There will not be a class in September.
 
All of these classes will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Street in Oregon.
 
Each class is free and open to the public!  Registration is required.  To register call 815-732-3252.
 
Participants are welcome to join the class series at any time.  For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension at 815-632-3611.  Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org and like us on Facebook.


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 Free Hearing Aid Services at RRC October 16, 2018
John Dull, Connect Hearing is returning to Rock River Center on Tuesday, Oct. 16,2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
He will be cleaning hearing aids, replacing batteries, and making sure they are working properly.
This is a free event open to anyone and appointments are not required. You will be assisted on a first come,
first served basis.
Please call the Center at 815-732-3252 for more information.


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        3rd Annual “Pride of Oregon” Luncheon Cruise
October 17, 2018
Join us for the 3RD Annual Luncheon Cruise on the Rock River on Wednesday, October 18, 2018, aboard the “Pride of Oregon”.
The Pride of Oregon is an authentic Paddle Wheel Riverboat, 102 feet of real river charm.  She docks at the historic Maxson Riverside Restaurant and Paddle Wheel Inn.  Built in 1989 as a replica of the famous Rosie O’Shea paddlewheel, her festive exterior, and graciously appointed interior provides a relaxing atmosphere for memory-making cruises.  She has the capacity of 149 sight-seeing passengers.
Reserve your seat on the Pride of Oregon for lunch as this charming and elegant paddlewheel boat glides down the Rock River, barely stirring a wake.  This true paddlewheel boat offers sit-down dining for a capacity of 120 people, a features a full bar, as well as air conditioning and heating.  The boat is wheelchair accessible.
The 15-mile river cruise will take you past Lowden State Park and under the watchful eye of Chief Black Hawk, the largest concrete monolith in the country.
Here is our schedule:                         Depart RRC:                            10:30 a.m.
                                                                      Boarding time:                       11:00 a.m.
                                                                     Departure time:                     11:30 a.m.
                                                                   Return time:                           1:30 p.m.
 
There will be a 4-course meal, with coffee, hot tea, and a meal tip included.  Soda and cocktails available to purchase.
NEW THIS YEAR:  We are taking your meal selections when you register for the cruise.  You have your choice of two (2) lunch entrees or a vegetarian meal option.
The cost of the luncheon cruise is $34.00/seniors and $36.00/others.
The deadline for registering, payment and meal selection is Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
Acceptable payment options are cash, check or credit cards.
Call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 if you would like to see the fall colors with us from the river.  And remember, we are available to provide transportation to and from the boat as well.

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Matter of Balance 8-Week Workshop
Come and learn about balance or falling at a free “Matter of Balance Workshop” held at Rock River Center on Wednesday, October 24 and 31 and November 7, 14, 21, and 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
A Matter of Balance (MOB) is a highly evidence-based health and wellness workshop that was designed at Boston University and implemented by Maine Health.  This program addresses balance and falling among individuals.  MOB teaches strategies to reduce the fear of falling.  Attendees will learn that falls and the fear of falling is controllable.  Participants will set realistic goals to increase activity, learn ways to change their environment to reduce factors that cause falls and learn exercises that increase strength and improve balance.
This program helps people live life with less fear and stay active and independent.  The workshop consists of eight sessions that are two hours in length.  It meets once a week for 8 weeks.  Exercises begin at week 3 and are simple so anyone with mobility issues can participate.
This free workshop is led by either a Master Trainer or 2 trained coaches from Lifescape Community Services, Inc.  All materials are provided.
 
There is limited space available and advance registration is required by October 1st.  If you will be joining us, please call the Center at 815-732-3252 to sign up.
Visit us on the web at www.rockrivercenter.org or like us on Facebook.


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   Woodfield Mall Holiday Shopping Spree
Join us for a trip to Woodfield Mall on Friday, November 16, 2018.  We will be departing from Rock River Center at 9:30 a.m. and returning late afternoon or early evening.
 
Bring your friends and family while we drive you to Woodfield Mall, one of the largest shopping destinations in the United States.  With more than 2 million square feet of retail shops, restaurants, and family-friendly amenities, Woodfield Mall has a unique mix that creates a completely new and refreshing experience with every visit.
 
Enjoy the awesome holiday decorations, get a head start on your Christmas shopping, have lunch on your own at the restaurant of your choice and relax on the ride back.
 
Cost is $25.00 Members/$30.00 Non-Members.  Bus Seating is limited.  Registration and payment required by October 15, 2018.
 
To sign up call Rock River Center at 815-732-3252 by the deadline.