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Sep
27
Fri
Nature Poetry & Prose With Natural Land Institute @ Nature At The Confluence Campus
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by Natural Land Institute In Partnership with Nature at the Confluence

Be inspired by nature themed works while listening to writers read their creative compositions that commemorate their experiences and observations of the natural world.

Several writers who are featured in NLI’s anthology, NATURAL VOICES, will read selections from the book at the event and include: Carolyn Bailey, Mary Caskey, Carol Fox, Don Miller, Wilda Morris, Lani Richardson, Dr. Karen Ruffner, Christoper Sims, Christine Swanberg, and Kaitlyn Tibbetts. New to the line up this year is Katie Andraski.

Event Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Come early or by 6:30 p.m. to mingle. At 6:45 the program will start with welcoming remarks and announcements. Readings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and go until 8:15 p.m.

Admission: FREE for NLI members. $5.00 for non NLI members (includes a one-time six month introductory membership to NLI). Light snacks and beverages will be available including hot cider.

If you have a copy of NATURAL VOICES: Celebrating Nature With Opened Eyes and want it signed by any of the authors bring it with you.

Cost: FREE for NLI members, $5 for non-members

Registration requested by Thursday, September 26: call 815/964-6666  – Click Here to Register

Sep
29
Sun
Cameras At The Confluence: Capturing Color and the Golden Hour @ Nature at the Confluence
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

OLDEN HOUR cameras at the confluence

Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m., “Capturing Color and the Golden Hour”
Get ready to capture the beautiful colors of fall!
Our featured photographer is David Abb from Abb’s Tracks Photography

Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share tips during the program.

This free program, held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, Ill, is open to area photographers of all skill levels and no registration is required.

Beloit photographer Mark Preuschl will be the facilitator at each program and each month a photographer that specializes in the monthly topic will be the guest presenter.

About David Abb: David is a Janesville resident who has always had a fondness for the landscape of Rock County. He believes that you don’t have to travel far to enjoy true natural beauty. About ten years ago he hijacked his wife’s Christmas camera and found he had a true passion for photography. He has since acquired his own Canon DSLR. He has cataloged well over 30,000 images from around this area.

Visit Abb’s Tracks Photography to see more of his photos.

Other Cameras At The Confluence programs

Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m., “How to Shoot People”, Portrait Photography. Featured photographer to be announced.

Saturday, November 16, 2:30 p.m., “Available Light” features holiday shooting. Get ready to capture the colors the season. This is the end of season social, with light refreshments, and opportunity to give feedback and give ideas for new subjects for 2020. Featured photographer to be announced.

For more information email info@natureattheconfluence.com or call 815-200-6910. All programs are held at at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL.

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Oct
13
Sun
A Peek Into The American Indian Way of Life: In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day @ Nature at the Confluence
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A Peek Into The American Indian Way of Life: In Celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day

Kim Sigafus, an Ojibwa author and speaker, will invite people into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now.  Kim will be dressed in her traditional Native regalia, and will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language, and history. She will discuss Native encampment life and will drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby. Kim’s family is from White Earth Reservation in Minnesota and her Ojibwa name, Bekaadiziikwe, means “Quiet Woman.” Kim is an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar and this program is supported by the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar program.

This is a free program for all ages.

A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village 

Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, Illinois Humanities, our partnering organizations, or our funders.

 

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Oct
17
Thu
Cameras At The Confluence: Portrait Photography @ Nature at the Confluence
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m., “How to Shoot People”, Portrait Photography. Featured photographer to be announced.

Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share tips during the program.

This free program, held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, Ill, is open to area photographers of all skill levels and no registration is required.

Beloit photographer Mark Preuschl will be the facilitator at each program and each month a photographer that specializes in the monthly topic will be the guest presenter.

Other Cameras At The Confluence programs

Saturday, November 16, 2:30 p.m., “Available Light” features holiday shooting. Get ready to capture the colors the season. This is the end of season social, with light refreshments, and opportunity to give feedback and give ideas for new subjects for 2020. Featured photographer to be announced.

For more information email info@natureattheconfluence.com or call 815-200-6910. All programs are held at at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL.

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RTC Speaker Meeting (Guest to be announced) @ Beloit Public Library
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Details to follow

Oct
19
Sat
Bike to the Farmer’s Market Event @ Janesville Farmer's Market
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nov
2
Sat
Nature Kids: Migration Through the Seasons: In Celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month Ages 7-11 @ Nature at the Confluence
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A Program Of Our 2019 Learning Series – Kečąk: We Once Lived Here | The Ho-Chunk At Ke-Chunk Village 

Nature Kids: Migration Through the Seasons: In Celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, Saturday, November 2, 1:00 p.m. – Why do animals and people migrate? You’ll learn about where wildlife goes when it becomes cold, as well as where the Ho-Chunk people who once lived at Ke-Chunk (Kečąk) Village migrated to in the fall and winter.  Free program for ages 7-11 *

* Nature Kids programs are offered at no cost to the public through a grant from Col. Robert H.Morse Foundation.

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Nov
16
Sat
Cameras At The Confluence: Available Light and Season End Social @ Nature at the Confluence
Nov 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 16, 2:30 p.m., “Available Light” features holiday shooting. Get ready to capture the colors the season. This is the end of season social, with light refreshments, and opportunity to give feedback and give ideas for new subjects for 2020. Featured photographer to be announced.

Cameras At The Confluence is free monthly program that features a new photography topic each month with special guest speakers and experts. Participants will have time to discuss and try new techniques and share tips during the program.

This free program, held at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, Ill, is open to area photographers of all skill levels and no registration is required.

Beloit photographer Mark Preuschl will be the facilitator at each program and each month a photographer that specializes in the monthly topic will be the guest presenter.

For more information email info@natureattheconfluence.com or call 815-200-6910. All programs are held at at Nature At The Confluence Learning Center, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL.

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Dec
5
Thu
RTC Annual Meeting (Guest to be announced) @ Beloit Public Library
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Details to follow