Mother's Day Memory Box - Free online class

Mother's Day Memory Box - Free online class

Make memories for someone special

Mother's Day Memory Box - Free online class

Posted On: 04/09/20

The community is invited to a free online course to learn how to make a memory box for Mother’s Day.

  “Mother’s Day Memory Boxes” is being offered by the Kankakee Community College Office of Continuing Education and Career Services. Instead of being a pre-packaged presentation, the course will be live and online.

The class will show participants how to create a memory box keepsake. The goal is to show a simple way to create an unforgettable memory box suitable to giving to any special person, including a mother or someone else for Mother’s Day, or as a graduation or birthday gift for another recipient, said the presenter, Dawn Wrobel. The boxes are not limited to Participants will be asked to have some basic supplies, including paper and pens or markers. The completed project can use things found in most homes.

“The important thing will be the messages you lovingly create,” Wrobel said. “These are gifts from the heart and will be treasured by whoever is lucky enough to receive your gift.” Wrobel is a part-time teacher for KCC, an experienced crafter and pet enthusiast.

The class meets Friday, April 17, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. To register online, visit, sign up or login, then select the course, click on the date and add it to your cart. Within the cart, checkout. To register by phone, or for more information, phone 815-802-8207 and leave a message. A staff person will return the call within one business day.

After registering, participants will receive the link and password for the class. This course does not award college credit.

About the presenter: Dawn Wrobel

Dawn Wrobel joined the KCC community in 2013. She teaches geography credit courses and almost everything else she loves for the Continuing Education and Career Services Department. Her love for the earth extends from geography to a variety of "green living" topics. 

Wrobel has been teaching crafts since her teenage years and is especially interested in traditional craft using leather, rawhide, and scrimshaw. She makes and restores drums and hosts drumming circles for relaxation. Her drums and leather work is on display at the Arts Center of Kankakee County at Northfield Square Mall in Bradley and the Native American Cultural Center in Lockport.

A practicing animal communicator, Wrobel teaches animal communication and Reiki for animals in addition to short programs on specific topics. The author of a popular book on hedgehog care, she is known as the "hedgehog lady," and developed an agility program for hedgehogs. She will host hedgehogs from throughout the U.S. and Canada in Bradley in 2021 as sponsor of the national hedgehog show.