Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  Beyond the Sea (2004), 118 min., Rated PG-13. One of America’s greatest performers, Bobby Darin (played by Kevin Spacey) lived a rags-to-riches life. He worked his way from shady nightclubs to his dream destination, the Copacabana, where he wowed the crowds with his songs. He was a marvel at singing, songwriting and performing – […]

Old Time Radio and the Great American Songbook

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

This one-hour presentation by Steve Darnall, host of “Those Were The Days” on WDCB, examines how radio helped to give birth to the “Great American Songbook” by giving songs and singers a national audience. Featuring clips from some of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century as they were heard on radio—including Irving Berlin, Cole […]

Herb Gardening

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Time: 6:30 p.m.

  Throughout human history, herbs have been used as flavorings, medicines, decorations, scents, and protective garden plants. Herbs delight the senses whether you choose to cook or craft with them or just enjoy them as fine fragrant flora. Learn about herb gardening from Master Gardener Lorey Ford from the University of Illinois Extension, Master Gardener […]