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Genoa Toddler Garden

Chamberlain Park 400 East 2nd Street, Genoa, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Toddler Garden

Welsh Park 651 Russell Rd, DeKalb, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Farmers’ Market

Van Buer Plaza 148-198 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL

The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of Downtown DeKalb, Illinois and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks and live music. Enjoy and support over 25 local vendors.

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Shabbona Farmers Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

The Shabbona Farmers Market hosts local farmers, crafters and artisans all in one place so visitors and the community can find all of their favorite fresh produce, locally raised meat, jams, honey, décor, gifts and so much more!

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Genoa Toddler Garden

Chamberlain Park 400 East 2nd Street, Genoa, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Toddler Garden

Welsh Park 651 Russell Rd, DeKalb, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Farmers’ Market

Van Buer Plaza 148-198 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL

The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of Downtown DeKalb, Illinois and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks and live music. Enjoy and support over 25 local vendors.

Catch the Twain: The Musical

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

America’s greatest humorist comes roaring back to life in a hilarious, profound, touching, and musical show!This show is a family-friendly, educational, and entertaining adventure into the world of Mark Twain, “America’s Oldest Friend.”Warren Brown is Mark Twain: newspaperman, raconteur, riverboat pilot, inventor, world traveler, social commentator, and preeminent novelist. Warren has spent over 30 years […]

“Dialogue” and “The Remaining, Mourn…” Exhibition Opening Reception

NIU Art Museum 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Join the NIU Art Museum for the opening reception of “Dialogue” and “The Remaining, Mourn…” in the Art Museum Galleries. Informal curator and artist talk for “The Remaining, Mourn…” begins at 5:45 p.m. Refreshments provided.

Stage Coach Players Presents a Preview of The Addams Family

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and is every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. And if […]

Rumble on the River

Carroll Memorial Park

The Kishwaukee Valley Wanders and the Genoa Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the lucha libre stars of Mexico. This special performance features five high-flying, hard-hitting matches and over twenty wrestlers! ​Mexico’s version of professional wrestling (the term literally means free-style wrestling) is one of the country’s biggest spectator activities today, eclipsed only in […]

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Shabbona Farmers Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

The Shabbona Farmers Market hosts local farmers, crafters and artisans all in one place so visitors and the community can find all of their favorite fresh produce, locally raised meat, jams, honey, décor, gifts and so much more!

TAILS Puppy Party

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

TAILS Humane Society is bringing adorable, adoptable puppies to the Library! These puppies are looking for their forever homes, and if you’re lucky, you might just find a new best friend. Stay and make a dog-themed craft while you meet the puppies.

Great Genoa Duck Race

Carroll Memorial Park

Your Name will be added to all of the tickets and you will receive your “Ducks Number” in an email before race day. Ducks can also be purchased at the Chamber Office, Resource Bank, Old National Bank, Heartland Bank and Ace Hardware.

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Genoa Toddler Garden

Chamberlain Park 400 East 2nd Street, Genoa, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Toddler Garden

Welsh Park 651 Russell Rd, DeKalb, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Farmers’ Market

Van Buer Plaza 148-198 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL

The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of Downtown DeKalb, Illinois and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks and live music. Enjoy and support over 25 local vendors.

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Shabbona Farmers Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

The Shabbona Farmers Market hosts local farmers, crafters and artisans all in one place so visitors and the community can find all of their favorite fresh produce, locally raised meat, jams, honey, décor, gifts and so much more!

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Blumen Gardens Fall Fest

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join in the festivities, create wonderful memories, and experience the joy of the season at its finest at Fall Fest! Saturday, September 16th 9-4PM BattleAxe Coffee 9-3PM Wild Carrot Cooking Company 11-3PM Afternoon Logic 11-2PM The Candy Cloud 10-3PM Scales and Tales Traveling Zoo 11-1PM Gardener’s Lounge 11-3PM Sunday September 17th 9-4PM Artist + Maker […]

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Blumen Gardens Fall Fest

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join in the festivities, create wonderful memories, and experience the joy of the season at its finest at Fall Fest! Saturday, September 16th 9-4PM BattleAxe Coffee 9-3PM Wild Carrot Cooking Company 11-3PM Afternoon Logic 11-2PM The Candy Cloud 10-3PM Scales and Tales Traveling Zoo 11-1PM Gardener’s Lounge 11-3PM Sunday September 17th 9-4PM Artist + Maker […]

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Artist & Maker Markets

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Support 20+ local vendors featuring unique goods, handmade crafts, photography, soaps, foods, jewelry, live music, and more!

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Genoa Toddler Garden

Chamberlain Park 400 East 2nd Street, Genoa, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Toddler Garden

Welsh Park 651 Russell Rd, DeKalb, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Farmers’ Market

Van Buer Plaza 148-198 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL

The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of Downtown DeKalb, Illinois and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks and live music. Enjoy and support over 25 local vendors.

Penn & Teller Present: The Foolers

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

The Foolers brings an evening of jaw-dropping illusions curated by Penn & Teller. Celebrating television’s #1 rated magic show, this interactive and irreverent evening presents the Fool Us alumni who share the distinction of being among the few who have impressed the pair with mystifying mind magic and hilarious comedic routines.  In addition to bringing […]

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Shabbona Farmers Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

The Shabbona Farmers Market hosts local farmers, crafters and artisans all in one place so visitors and the community can find all of their favorite fresh produce, locally raised meat, jams, honey, décor, gifts and so much more!

Bold Spirits Huskie Tailgate

Huskie Stadium 1245 Stadium Drive South, DeKalb

The Bold Spirits Huskie Tailgate is back for the 2023, as NIU Football fans will show off their school spirit during the Bold Spirits Huskie Tailgate before when the Huskies take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, Saturday, September 23 at Huskie Stadium. Fans participating in the Bold Spirits Huskie Tailgate are encouraged to integrate “homegrown” […]

Taste of DeKalb

Van Buer Plaza 148-198 N 2nd St, DeKalb, IL

The Taste of DeKalb is a fundraiser to support an annual Community Grant for Children, Youth and Families sponsored by the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club. The event is open to the public and there is no entry fee. The event is held at Van Buer Plaza in downtown DeKalb near the finish line of the […]

Sunday Cinema: All About Eve

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

This week’s film is the 1950 classic drama All About Eve.

Greenwood Cemetery Walk (Hinckley)

Greenwood Cemetery Somonauk Rd, Hinckley, IL

The Hinckley Historical Society is holding its second cemetery walk on September 24 at 3 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, located on North Somonauk Road south of U.S. Route 30. During the program, the Historical Society will share the cemetery’s history and stories connected to several  people buried at Greenwood. The event will also include the […]

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Genoa Toddler Garden

Chamberlain Park 400 East 2nd Street, Genoa, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

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DeKalb Toddler Garden

Welsh Park 651 Russell Rd, DeKalb, IL

The Basics Toddler Garden includes hands-on features such as: dirt digging site sensory and an edible garden musical flower sculptures obstacle paver path seating for story and reading times The toddler garden is an excellent opportunity for parents and children to be together in nature. It is a healthy and educational activity that benefits children […]

The Landscape of Loss – Navigating Gently and with Resilience

NIU Art Museum 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Hosted by the Art Museum in conjunction with our exhibitions, "Dialogue" and "The Remaining, Mourn..." join us in Altgeld 125 for a program with Jen Conley, Bereavement Coordinator with Northern Illinois Hospice. There will be time for Q&A at the end.In the journey of living, it is inevitable that we encounter major losses: moves, relationships, […]

WAR

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Multi-platinum-selling WAR, the original street band, has been sharing its timeless music and message of brotherhood and harmony for 5 decades before millions across the globe. WAR has sold more than 50 million records since its formation to include ten Billboard Top 10 hits. Top 40 hits include the timeless classics “Why Can’t We Be […]

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Shabbona Farmers Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

The Shabbona Farmers Market hosts local farmers, crafters and artisans all in one place so visitors and the community can find all of their favorite fresh produce, locally raised meat, jams, honey, décor, gifts and so much more!

Mutt Strut 5K

Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Run for the Dogs 5k features a scenic course and proceeds from this event support Tails Humane Society! Join us on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 9:00 am for an exciting "Run for the Dogs Themed" event! Run for the Dogs 5k Mutt Strut is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk-a-thon benefiting the over 2,800 animals cared […]

Grease with JP and Jenny

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

JP & Jenny present a wonderful tribute to the music of the major motion picture “Grease”. Using professional musical track reproductions and live guitars and vocals, this duo brings “Grease” and other hits of the 50s/60s to life in a dynamic and compact show. The audience is engaged and thoroughly entertained as they sing, play, […]

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Shabbona Farmers Market

Purdy Park 204 E Navaho Ave, Shabbona, IL

The Shabbona Farmers Market hosts local farmers, crafters and artisans all in one place so visitors and the community can find all of their favorite fresh produce, locally raised meat, jams, honey, décor, gifts and so much more!