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The Long Walk, Kathryn Brown
Sunday, February 8, 2:00 p.m.

Kathryn Brown has been a clinical psychologist in the Rockford area for over 30 years. She hiked the Inca Trail in her 50s and decided to backpack both the Colorado Trail and the Appalachian Trail in her 60s. The AT is nearly 2200 miles long, and goes through 14 states. After 7 years of section hiking, Kathryn completed the trail in August of 2014. She will share with us the AT’s profound history, her experience of nature at its most powerful, and a sense of the fascinating people who take this journey. Her photos and adventures tell a story of not only hiking a trail, but also of moving through fear and pain to strength and determination.

A retired clinical psychologist who had a practice in Rockford for over 30 years, Kathryn and her husband David live on an organic farm where she is a beekeeper. They are involved in Border Collie rescue, and have had many foster dogs. They travel together and take cross country motorcycle trips. They have two children and 3 grandchildren, and have lived in the rural Rockford area since childhood. She believes in the gift of life, the goodness of people, the power of prayer, and beauty of our sacred earth.

Program is free. Call for reservations: 815-335-2915.

Out Montague Road: A Sense of Place,
by Robert Lindvall

Saturday, February 14, 10:30 a.m.
Examining and learning about the flora and fauna, the land and land use are the usual paths to explore when building a sense of place for a location. A less examined pursuit is the cultural history of a location which is also part of the mix when exploring a location. The southwest section of Winnebago County has a vibrant history waiting to be looked into. This power point presentation will begin to look at the prehistory, establishment, growth (educational, social, political, and religious), and development of place referred to as “Out Montague Road.” The program will be filled with murder, intrigue, increase, decline, and surprise.
Robert retired as judicial research attorney for the judges of Winnebago County. Since his retirement, his love for local history has been rekindled and he has put together numerous programs about this area.
Program is free. Call for reservations: 815-335-2915.
DON’T MISS THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!