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Art in April: CLRArtShowcase

Mark your calendar for the first CLR Art Showcase at the Bell School Road Center, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29.

The creative talents of CLR members and instructors will be on display, and some of the works will be available for purchase.

Senior Learning Network - SIG

Monthly live interactive video presentations at the Bell School Road Center. Different educational topics each month! Contact: Mary Cacciatore (815) 332-2479.

What's the Word?
  Trimming Sails

In an interview on the heels of his State of the Union speech, President Obama indicated that the November election results would not persuade him to change his program priorities. The president said "my job is not to trim my sails and not tell the American people what we should be doing." The use of "trim" in this nautical phrase means to "adjust", not to "scale back". To trim the sails of a ship is to put it in the proper position and condition for sailing. Of course, the view of his political opponents is that he should cut back on his proposals. But the president was signaling that he saw no reason to correct the course he has set for the ship of state.

What's the Word is written by Barry Wood, former Rockford Register Star columnist and CLR Publicity/Media Committee Chairperson.

Auburn High School Choir a Hit at Holiday Party

Eighty-five people were treated to a merry afternoon at the Holiday Buzz Bash on December 3, 2014. The Auburn High School CAPA Chamber Choir led by director Beth Heuer provided the outstanding entertainment – truly wonderful! In addition to enjoying the beautiful holiday music, partygoers had fun playing the card game "Buzz" and savored an array of delicious foods. Some even went home with prizes.