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Ogle County Newspapers / • Friday, February 1, 2019




Eagle’s Nest Art Group featured at Byron show Byron Museum of History, 110 N. Union St., Byron, will host an art show in February and March featuring the work of mainly local artists. A reception for the artists and to officially open the show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. Admission is always free. Most of the artwork was submitted by members of the Eagle’s Nest

Art Group. The eclectic display offers something for every taste, and many items shown are available for purchase. Eagle’s Nest Art Group welcomes all who are art-minded to participate in its full schedule of programs and art show opportunities.   Experienced artists, beginners or


Rent cross country skis at Byron Forest Preserve

The Byron Forest Preserve District has cross country skis for rent and miles of trails at the Jarrett Prairie Nature Preserve, located at 7993 North River Road in Byron. Cross country skis can be rented at the Jarrett Prairie Center for $5 per person per hour for drop in use. The district’s Education Department will also offer guided cross country skiing outings on Feb. 7, 21 & 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. for $5 per person. Friday guided cross country ski outings will be offered Feb. 1, 8 & 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for $5 per person. Guided Winter night skiing will

be offered on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. for $5 per person. Advance registration is required for these guided cross country skiing programs by calling 815 234-8535 extension 200. Cross country skis can be rented during normal Jarrett Prairie Center hours. “Also please note that the Jarrett Prairie Center also has a designated public sledding hill located next the center and hot chocolate for sale as long as there is enough snow to cover the slope,” said Mark Herman, superintendent of recreation.


tion at 12:30 p.m., followed by dessert refreshments, card and game playing, and ending with an array of door prizes. The event is open to everyone. Those who don’t play cards are invited to join

Continued from Page 9 Church, 200 S. Fifth St., Oregon. The event will start with registra-

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those interested in art will fit in to this low-key, friendly group. A variety of media are represented, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, calligraphy, pencil, photography, handmade jewelry, fiber art, and several other forms of three-dimensional art. For a list of programs or a membership form, call 815-732-7783 or go

on FACEBOOK at Eagle’s Nest Art Group, Oregon, Illinois. Visit the Byron Museum on Wednesdays to Saturdays from Feb. 2 through March from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see the exhibit. Book a tour by calling the Byron Museum at 815-234-5031, or sending an email to info@byronmuseum. org. Visit

SPECIAL EVENTS LOTS program scheduled for Feb. 2 Community Coffee

Sponsorships and business marketing opportunities are now available for Byron Rotary’s Annual Pot of Gold drawdown fundraiser on Saturday, March 9

at 6:30 p.m. at PrairieView Golf Pavilion. The event will once again feature a $3,000 grand prize. This year’s event is presented by Holcomb Bank. Two ways are available for a business to use Pot of Gold to get its name out: sponsorships of $200 and $300 allow a business to sponsor special prizes, black jack tables, beverages or to help sponsor the signature $3,000 grand prize.  Or, a business may give prizes to the event – items or gift cards with a minimum $10 value. Many businesses do both. Proceeds from Pot of Gold will help fund the Rotary Service Above Self scholarship to a worthy high school senior, as well as other Rotary projects conducted locally, nationally and internationally including providing milk money to qualifying Mary Morgan Elementary School students and dictionaries to every third grader in Byron. Tickets to the event cost $100, which admit two to the draw-down party and one chance at the $3,000 grand prize.

in playing table games. The cost is $5 per person. To make reservations, call Sandie Chasm at 815973-5814. Proceeds will be donated to Winning

Wheels, Prophetstown, a facility that provides rehabilitation services to young adults with neurological impairment. The support of Winning Wheels is a GFWC Illinois state project.

The director of the Lee Ogle Transportation System will be at the Community Coffee on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. at the Chana United Methodist Church, 606 S. Main St., Chana.   LOTS is an on-demand response, curb-to-curb public transportation service providing rides to people of all ages.   Information will be given on all the services provided by LOTS.   These include rides to the bank, church, doctor, Rockford schedule, school and grocery stores as well as many other destinations.   Refreshments will be served.   Fore more information call 815-7327506. 

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