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Read article: Celebrate Brain Awareness Week
Celebrate Brain Awareness Week
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. BAW was founded by the Dana Alliance for...
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Read article: Real Colors training provides insights into how to work together more effectively for both youth and adults
Real Colors training provides insights into how to work together more effectively for both youth and adults
Blue, green, gold, and orange represent more than just colors in the crayon box. In the Real Colors temperament program they signify distinct...
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Read article: Staying active and socially connected in winter
Staying active and socially connected in winter
During the winter months, I usually notice a significant downward shift in my energy level and motivation to get out and socialize with friends. The...
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Read article: Embracing the art of baking: Celebrating National Baking Month
Embracing the art of baking: Celebrating National Baking Month
As January unfolds, it's not just the winter chill that warms our homes; it's the delightful aroma of freshly baked treats that fills the air....

News Releases

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Enhance Brain Health with Wits Fitness Classes at Local Libraries
York Township Public Library and Mt. Carroll Public Library are proud to announce Wits Fitness, a series of monthly workshops designed to boost brain health and cognitive function. Led by Kara Schweitzer, an educator from University of Illinois Extension, participants will embark on an engaging...
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4-H Clover Clinic offers project exploration to all youth
CANTON, Ill. - Break free from winter boredom at 4-H Clover Clinic 2024! This dynamic workshop day promises a world of exploration and hands-on learning! Registration is open to all youth. 4-H Clover Clinic is a one-of-a-kind event designed for both current 4-H members and young...
Lessons at the Library. A hand is reaching onto a shelf full of books.
Illinois Extension and local libraries partner for Lessons at the Library
RANTOUL AND CISSNA PARK, Ill – University of Illinois Extension is excited to bring its popular Lessons for Living series to local libraries. Lessons for Living is a free in-person series where people can learn valuable life lessons and get relevant, easy-to-understand tips for living an...