Calendar – All

In accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines, FHN is postponing or cancelling all larger nonessential events until further notice.

Please refer to the calendar below for more information.


Classes & Events
APR12 Living Through Grief, 6 p.m. CANCELLED
Living Through Grief, 6 p.m.
CANCELLED
FHN Memorial Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms - Lower Level
Participants will maintain social distance and must wear masks. For more information, call 815-599-7240.
APR13 Prenatal Class, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Prenatal Class, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
This class provides information about pregnancy, labor, delivery, cesarean sections and postpartum recovery. Instructor is Holly Schoch. Register at fhn.org/ob, or for more information, call 815-599-6221.
APR14 Mobile Rx Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m.
Mobile Rx Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m.
Freeport Lincoln Mall, 1255 West Galena Avenue, Freeport Participants can pick up their supply of produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats from the Mobile Rx Pantry program, a partnership between FHN's Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. No screenings will be held, and social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks. No vouchers will be needed. For more information, visit our MobileRx web page, or call 815-599-6317.
APR17 Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Globe and Deacon Rooms, Lower Level FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport

Class designed to prepare students in grades 6- 8 to be safe when they're home alone or babysitting. Full-day course is $50, which includes the Safe Sitter Essentials Student Handbook and completion card and basic CPR skill practice. (Class does not qualify for CPR certification.) Financial assistance is available for eligible students; call 815-599-6707 for more information about eligibility. Instructors are Shelby Logemann and Melissa Stein.
APR20 Prenatal Class, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Prenatal Class, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
This class provides information about pregnancy, labor, delivery, cesarean sections and postpartum recovery. Instructor is Holly Schoch. Register at fhn.org/ob, or for more information, call 815-599-6221.
APR20 The First Steps Grief Support Group, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CANCELLED
The First Steps Grief Support Group, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
CANCELLED
FHN Memorial Hospital cafeteria meeting rooms - Lower Level
Participants will maintain social distance and must wear masks. No charge; registration not required. For more information, call FHN Spiritual Care Coordinator Sean Huguenin at 815-599-6160.
APR24 Drug Take-Back Day Event at Freeport Police Department, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Drug Take-Back Day Event at Freeport Police Department, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
FHN Family Counseling Center, the Freeport Police Department, and Stateline Area Crime Stoppers are partnering with the State of Illinois and local and national law enforcement agencies to give the public a chance to help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring pills for disposal between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 to the Freeport Police Department, 320 W. Exchange Street in Freeport. This will be a drive-through collection event and proper COVID-19 precautions will be taken. (The site cannot accept liquids or needles/sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Unused prescription medications thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. Dumping or flushing unused medications down the drain or toilet can contaminate the groundwater supply. The best way to dispose of old medications is to bring them to a take-back event.

Information on drug use and abuse and other health-related topics will be available at the event. Educational links for Substance Use Prevention are also available online.

Please feel free to post a flyer for the Drug Take-Back Day Event.
APR26 Living Through Grief, 6 p.m. CANCELLED
Living Through Grief, 6 p.m.
CANCELLED
FHN Memorial Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms - Lower Level
Participants will maintain social distance and must wear masks. For more information, call 815-599-7240.
APR28 Mobile Rx Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m.
Mobile Rx Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m.
Freeport Lincoln Mall, 1255 West Galena Avenue, Freeport Participants can pick up their supply of produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats from the Mobile Rx Pantry program, a partnership between FHN's Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. No screenings will be held, and social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks. No vouchers will be needed. For more information, visit our MobileRx web page, or call 815-599-6317.
MAY05 Sibling Class, 6:30 p.m.
Sibling Class, 6:30 p.m.
Designed to help siblings adjust to a new baby in the family. Instructor is Danielle Wittig. Register at fhn.org/ob, or for more information, call 815-599-6221.
MAY08 FHN Offering Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic May 8, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
FHN Offering Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic May 8, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
FHN has opened online self-scheduling for a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic in May.

Registration is requested for this clinic, which will be held from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8 at the FHN Family Healthcare Center - Burchard Hills, 1010 W. Fairway Drive in Freeport. Each participant’s second vaccination will be scheduled automatically at the same time, 28 days from the first vaccination. Participants must be available for both vaccination dates and times.

Appointments for this vaccination clinic are available here. Walk-ins are also welcome.

All currently available other COVID-19 vaccination appointments are posted on FHN's self-scheduling site, and any adult may claim an appointment time online.

Appointments are booked in pairs to ensure that everyone receives the correct second dose of vaccine at the correct time.
MAY08 Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Globe Room, Lower Level FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Globe Room, Lower Level FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport

Hands-on learning program to teach members how to perform high-quality CPR, first aid, and proper Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use in adults, children, and infants. The course is $60, which includes student workbook and CPR certification card that is valid for 2 years. Instructor is Shelby Logemann. Registration is required. For more information or to register, use our registration form, or you can call 815-599-6707 or email coil@fhn.org.
MAY10 Living Through Grief, 6 p.m. CANCELLED
Living Through Grief, 6 p.m.
CANCELLED
FHN Memorial Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms - Lower Level
Participants will maintain social distance and must wear masks. For more information, call 815-599-7240.
MAY11 ‘No Child Wet Behind' Giveaway for Parents in Need, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
‘No Child Wet Behind' Giveaway for Parents in Need, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The diaper is one of the many overlooked costs of poverty. Babies require up to 12 diapers a day, and toddlers can require as many as 8. State and national safety-net programs - including Illinois’ WIC - do not assist with diapers for families living in poverty.

The FHN Value Support Team has organized a diaper (and other essentials) giveaway for parents in Stephenson and Jo Daviess counties. The diapers and other essentials for the event have been donated by FHN and Aramark team members.

No Child Wet Behind will be held from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (or while supply lasts) Tuesday, May 11 in the Lincoln Mall parking lot, 1247 W. Galena Avenue in Freeport.

Parents are invited to receive a free a bundle of size-appropriate diapers (sizes 2 and up) for each child in their household at this free, drive-through, COVID-19 safe event. Each household also will receive an essentials bundle containing baby wipes, wash, lotion, and powder.

Parents may also receive a free car seat check at the event, and speak with representatives from WIC and Illinois Family Connects. Information about postpartum depression and other health concerns will be available at the event, as well.
MAY11 Prenatal Class, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Prenatal Class, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
This class provides information about pregnancy, labor, delivery, cesarean sections and postpartum recovery. Instructor is Holly Schoch. Register at fhn.org/ob, or for more information, call 815-599-6221.
MAY12 Mobile Rx Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m.
Mobile Rx Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m.
Freeport Lincoln Mall, 1255 West Galena Avenue, Freeport Participants can pick up their supply of produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats from the Mobile Rx Pantry program, a partnership between FHN's Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. No screenings will be held, and social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks. No vouchers will be needed. For more information, visit our MobileRx web page, or call 815-599-6317.
MAY15 BLS for Healthcare Professionals, 8 a.m. – noon Globe Room, Lower Level FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport
BLS for Healthcare Professionals, 8 a.m. – noon
Globe Room, Lower Level FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport

Hands-on course designed to teach healthcare professionals how to perform high-quality CPR individually or as part of a team. Basic Life Support (BLS) skills are applicable to any healthcare setting. Course is $40, which includes BLS provider manual and certification card valid for 2 years. Open only to healthcare professionals; registration is required. Instructor is Joanne Arnold. For more information you can call 815-599-6707 or email coil@fhn.org.
MAY18 The First Steps Grief Support Group, 10 – 11:30 a.m. CANCELLED
The First Steps Grief Support Group, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
CANCELLED
FHN Memorial Hospital cafeteria meeting rooms - Lower Level
Participants will maintain social distance and must wear masks. No charge; registration not required. For more information, call FHN Spiritual Care Coordinator Sean Huguenin at 815-599-6160.
MAY18 Prenatal Class, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Prenatal Class, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
This class provides information about pregnancy, labor, delivery, cesarean sections and postpartum recovery. Instructor is Holly Schoch. Register at fhn.org/ob, or for more information, call 815-599-6221.
MAY22 Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Safe Sitter Essentials with CPR, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Globe and Deacon Rooms, Lower Level FHN Memorial Hospital, 1045 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport

Class designed to prepare students in grades 6- 8 to be safe when they're home alone or babysitting. Full-day course is $50, which includes the Safe Sitter Essentials Student Handbook and completion card and basic CPR skill practice. (Class does not qualify for CPR certification.) Financial assistance is available for eligible students; call 815-599-6707 for more information about eligibility.
MAY24 Living Through Grief, 6 p.m. CANCELLED
Living Through Grief, 6 p.m.
CANCELLED
FHN Memorial Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms - Lower Level
Participants will maintain social distance and must wear masks. For more information, call 815-599-7240.
MAY26 Mobile Rx Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m.
Mobile Rx Pantry Program Pickup, 11:30 a.m.
Freeport Lincoln Mall, 1255 West Galena Avenue, Freeport Participants can pick up their supply of produce, milk, eggs, and frozen and canned meats from the Mobile Rx Pantry program, a partnership between FHN's Connect the D.O.T.S. (Doors of Team Support) and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. No screenings will be held, and social distancing will be practiced. Volunteers will prepare baskets and deliver directly to participant vehicle trunks. No vouchers will be needed. For more information, visit our MobileRx web page, or call 815-599-6317.
MAY31 FHN's Miles And Minutes is Back for 2021!
FHN's Miles And Minutes is Back for 2021!
One of the best ways to keep healthy – even during a pandemic – is to keep moving, so FHN is again inviting families across northwest Illinois to turn their warm-weather chores and fun into cash for their schools with the popular FHN Miles And Minutes program. Three prizes ($2,000, $1,000, and $500) will be awarded in three categories.

Summer exercise like golf, virtual and real-life 5K runs, hikes and walks, and even everyday physical activity like mowing the lawn and gardening can count as exercise – as well as summer workouts for student-athletes age 12 and over. FHN encourages all exercisers to practice safe social distancing.

The program begins Monday, May 31 and runs through Sunday, August 29. Exercisers can join at any time during the summer. The competition is online-only and there is no charge to participate. Anyone 12 years and older can participate, including student athletes.

Registration and the competition rules, as well as information about how miles will be calculated to determine the winning school systems, is available at www.fhn.org/milesandminutes.

A calculator on the website will automatically convert minutes of almost any type of physical activity into miles. This will make it easy to follow the competition. Prize categories are:
• School system with the most average “miles” logged per participant
• School system with the most “miles” total
• Schools not eligible for above prizes will be entered into a drawing to win one of three cash prizes.


The program normalizes miles based on the number of students in each school system to help ensure that all schools have an equal chance to win, no matter their size or how many participants they enlist. Prize money will be awarded in the fall.

Participants from any zip code can support any school system, so family members in Lena, for example, can designate their miles to the River Ridge school system if they wish. Running totals will be displayed on the website and reported throughout the summer, and you can keep up with what’s happening on Miles And Minutes Facebook page.

School systems in FHN’s service area include:
Aquin Schools
Chadwick-Milledgeville
Dakota School District
Durand School District
East Dubuque School District
Eastland School District
Forrestville Valley School District
Freeport School District
Galena School District
Immanuel Lutheran School District
Lena-Winslow School District
Orangeville School District
Pearl City School District
Pecatonica School District
River Ridge School District
Scales Mound School District
Stockton School District
Tri-County Christian School
Warren School District
West Carroll School District


A Sweepstakes category has been added to give participants (and their schools) more chances to win a cash prize. Participating in a contest on the FHN Miles And Minutes Facebook page earns the school of your choice one Sweepstakes point, and winning a contest earns more.

Winners (to be drawn at random) in the Sweepstakes category will receive a prize of $500, $400, or $300. Read more about the Sweepstakes category at the Miles And Minutes site.

For more information about Miles And Minutes, visit www.fhn.org/MilesAndMinutes or call FHN Marketing toll-free at 1-877-6000-FHN (1-877-600-0346) ext. 901.