Mind & Spirit
A 6-foot-tall taxidermy bull bison towers over the recently renovated museum at Jarrett Prairie Center, in Byron, Ill.
Major Renovations at Jarrett Prairie Center

There are plenty of new experiences awaiting at Jarrett Prairie Center. Learn what you can see, touch and experience at this award-winning museum.

Barb Green and Sandie Tresemer volunteer at Freeport Recycle Store, a nonprofit that prevents quality household items from being thrown out.
Freeport Recycle Store: Helping People Find Their (Re)Purpose

More than an antique shop or a thrift shop, everything about Freeport Recycle Store is charitable. Learn how you can become part of the “recycling” process.

Country Church/City Synagogue

Organized religion played a major role in the settling of Illinois and continues to influence the culture of our region. We enjoy highlighting places of worship in each issue.

Explore nature with your young scout during Family Nature Day, June 23, at Nygren Wetland Preserve, in Rockton, Ill.
Events @ a Glance: Mind and Spirit Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region! Here’s a look at upcoming lectures and educational enrichment.

With just 10 active members, the Kiwanis Club of Beloit is fighting to maintain its good works and increase membership as it prepares to celebrate the organization’s centennial in 2020.
Service Clubs Move Forward While Giving Back

You may not notice them at first, but service club members play a major role in our community. Read about four service clubs in our area and find out why their benevolent members are dedicated to helping others.