By Matt Hall
Rock River Current

ROCKFORD — Fall has officially arrived at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2715 S. Main St., as Autumn at the Arboretum returns Oct. 9 to Oct. 15.

The weeklong free event will have all sorts of fun fall activities like the kids straw bale maze, the virtual pet costume contest, a variety of fall-themed decorative displays, and several interactive self-guided activities highlighting trees and plants including an educational smartphone tour and a smartphone scavenger hunt for the whole family.

There will also be food and drinks on Saturday, including baked goods and coffee drinks from Caffeine Emergency and fresh popped kettle corn from the Kiwanis Club of Rockford. The Rockford Public Library’s mobile library will offer book checkouts and fall activities on Saturday in Klehm’s parking lot.

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