Events & Classes

We have not yet returned to our usual schedule of public meetings, education classes and support groups due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our current offerings below and check back frequently for updates to this schedule.

Online registration is available for many of our classes and events. Please look for the Register symbol to the right of the class name. When registering online, you will receive an email from WordPress confirming that your registration was received.

Telephone registration may also be available for certain classes. Please refer to the registration number for the specific program you are registering for.

Please search by Category below.

Childbirth & Family Classes

Online Childbirth Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2021

Time: All Day

Description:

Our online childbirth class is ideal for expectant parents who can’t attend our Prepared Childbirth class due to work schedules, time constraints or medical conditions. The eight-chapter program is an interactive, web-based class that uses videos, personal birth stories, animations, activities and games to teach all the essential information parents need to know to prepare for their baby’s birth. Our online class will help you understand pregnancy, learn about labor, see how the stages of labor unfold, and discover helpful comfort techniques during labor. Your eClass registration includes online access for six weeks. Within 72 hours after registering, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the online class. After you pay, you will receive instruction for accessing the class.

Cost: $60.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital, 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: 815-705-7301

Introduction to Breastfeeding – Virtual Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2021

Time: All Day

Description:

This FREE virtual class is a basic introduction to breastfeeding and is designed to educate parents about the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies. Upon registration, you will immediately receive a link via email and can view the video at any time of your choosing. You will learn from our board-certified lactation consultant about the techniques and recommendations for having the best experience possible for you and your baby. Along with the video link, registered participants of this class are also welcome to reach out to our lactation consultant by phone or email if they have any questions about breastfeeding.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers – Virtual Class, www.morrishospital.org,

Phone: 815-705-7366

CPR

American Heart Association BLS-Initial

Date: July 27, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Description:

This AHA class is intended for Healthcare Providers. To clarify, this would include RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, Police and Fire Fighters. This course will provide, the skills needed to perform High Quality CPR. In addition, this class will teach proper use of an AED, as well as, the relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. If you are Student in the Field of Healthcare or a current Healthcare Provider, this is the class for you!

Please note: You must have a valid email address prior to taking the course. If you are not a Healthcare Provider or a Student in the Field of Health, Please see the “Heartsaver” class.

Cost: $70.00

Registration: EVENT FULL

Registration: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7360

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: August 12, 2021

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Description:

This AHA class is intended for Healthcare Providers. To clarify, this would include RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, Police and Fire Fighters. This course will provide, the skills needed to perform High Quality CPR. In addition, this class will teach proper use of an AED, as well as, the relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. If you are Student in the Field of Healthcare or a current Healthcare Provider, this is the class for you!

Please note: You must have a valid email address prior to taking the course. You must have a current AHA CPR card. Please have your CPR card present day of class. If you do not have a current CPR card, please see the “Basic Life Support- Initial” Class. If you are not a Healthcare Provider or a Student in the Field of Health, Please see the “Heartsaver” class.

Cost: $50.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: For more information, call 815-705-7360

American Heart Association BLS-Renewal

Date: August 12, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Description:

This AHA class is intended for Healthcare Providers. To clarify, this would include RNs, CNAs, EMS personnel, Police and Fire Fighters. This course will provide, the skills needed to perform High Quality CPR. In addition, this class will teach proper use of an AED, as well as, the relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. If you are Student in the Field of Healthcare or a current Healthcare Provider, this is the class for you!

Please note: You must have a valid email address prior to taking the course. You must have a current AHA CPR card. Please have your CPR card present day of class. If you do not have a current CPR card, please see the “Basic Life Support- Initial” Class. If you are not a Healthcare Provider or a Student in the Field of Health, Please see the “Heartsaver” class.

Cost: $50.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: For more information, call 815-705-7360

KIDS CLASSES

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: August 9, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Description:

Designed for youths age 11 and older, this course can help babysitters: interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, perform first aid, learn diapering and feeding techniques, handle bedtime issues, and learn tips for having a safe babysitting experience. Participants should bring a doll to class. Lunch is included. Please use Door #18 on the south side of the building near the gym. Face masks required.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: EVENT FULL

Registration: CLOSED

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365 or 815-705-7360

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: September 11, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Description:

Designed for youths age 11 and older, this course can help babysitters: interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, perform first aid, learn diapering and feeding techniques, handle bedtime issues, and learn tips for having a safe babysitting experience. Participants should bring a doll to class. Lunch is included. Please use Door #18 on the south side of the building near the gym. Face masks required.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365 or 815-705-7360

Babysitter’s Training Course

Date: September 18, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Description:

Designed for youths age 11 and older, this course can help babysitters: interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, perform first aid, learn diapering and feeding techniques, handle bedtime issues, and learn tips for having a safe babysitting experience. Participants should bring a doll to class. Lunch is included. Please use Door #18 on the south side of the building near the gym. Face masks required.

Cost: $40.00

Registration: OPEN

Location: Shabbona School, 725 School Street, Morris

Phone: 815-705-7365 or 815-705-7360

NUTRITION

Carbohydrate Counting – Virtual Class

Date: January 1 - December 31, 2021

Time: All Day

Description:

This FREE virtual class is a basic introduction to carbohydrate counting, an especially great program for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. Upon registration, you will immediately receive a link via email and can view the video at any time of your choosing. You will learn from our registered dietitian about “foods that fit” into your lifestyle and how foods impact blood sugar control. Along with the video link, registered participants of this class are also welcome to reach out to our registered dietitian by phone or email if they have any questions about carbohydrate counting.

Registration: OPEN

Location: Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers – Virtual Class, www.morrishospital.org,

Phone: 815-705-7527

SUPPORT GROUPS

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
  • The Stroke Support Group is offering a video that answers frequently asked questions. To view this video, simply visit our Primary Stroke Center webpage.

Epilepsy Support Group

Date: August 4, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Description:

The Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network holds a free Epilepsy Support Group in Conference Room 3 on the lower level of Morris Hospital from 6:30-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month through November 2021. The support group is open to anyone who has epilepsy, as well as friends, family, and community members. Guest speakers are provided every other month. For more information, contact Erika Fleck, Directory of Epilepsy Services, Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network, at 815.414.8655, email lasalleean@gmail.com, or visit epilepsyadvocacynetwork.org. Face masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Location: Morris Hospital – Conference Room 3 (Lower Level), 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-414-8655

Epilepsy Support Group

Date: September 1, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Description:

The Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network holds a free Epilepsy Support Group in Conference Room 3 on the lower level of Morris Hospital from 6:30-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month through November 2021. The support group is open to anyone who has epilepsy, as well as friends, family, and community members. Guest speakers are provided every other month. For more information, contact Erika Fleck, Directory of Epilepsy Services, Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network, at 815.414.8655, email lasalleean@gmail.com, or visit epilepsyadvocacynetwork.org. Face masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Location: Morris Hospital – Conference Room 3 (Lower Level), 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-414-8655

Epilepsy Support Group

Date: October 6, 2021

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Description:

The Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network holds a free Epilepsy Support Group in Conference Room 3 on the lower level of Morris Hospital from 6:30-7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month through November 2021. The support group is open to anyone who has epilepsy, as well as friends, family, and community members. Guest speakers are provided every other month. For more information, contact Erika Fleck, Directory of Epilepsy Services, Illinois Valley Epilepsy Advocacy Network, at 815.414.8655, email lasalleean@gmail.com, or visit epilepsyadvocacynetwork.org. Face masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Location: Morris Hospital – Conference Room 3 (Lower Level), 150 West High St., Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-414-8655

SPECIAL EVENTS

Corn Fest 5K

Date: September 25, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Description:

The Grundy County Corn Fest 5K sponsored by Morris Hospital is back and in person! The 3.1 mile USATF IL-19006-WR certified course starts at 9 a.m. on Dupont Avenue in front of Morris Elementary School and winds through residential neighborhoods. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, as well as the top 3 male and female in each age group. Adult, unisex, short sleeve running shirts will be available for the first 350 pre-registered participants. $25 for early registration (June 30-Aug 29); $28 for standard registration (Aug. 30-Sept. 21); $30 race day registration .

There is also a Youth Fun Run for children 5 and under (100 yards) and 6-10 (1/2 mile) starting at 8:15 a.m. Youth Fun Run shirts are short sleeve cotton shirts available for registered Youth Fun Run participants in unisex youth sizes. Registration is $10 per child.

7:30-8:45 a.m. – Race Day Registration
8:15 a.m. – Youth Fun Run Ages 6-10
8:30 a.m. – Youth Fun Run Ages 5 and Under
9:00 a.m. – 5K Run

Click here to pre-register through Race Roster. (if you have difficulties registering using Internet Explorer, please use a different browser) 

Location: Morris Elementary School, 2001 Dupont Avenue, Morris

Phone: For information, call 815-705-7364

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