Family Fun Science: Boxterpieces

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

DeKalb Public Library is excited for the second Family Fun Science Boxterpieces! It’s time to use your creativity and (mostly) recycled supplies to build a masterpiece. Will you use cardboard, tape, and paper towel rolls to make a garage for toy cars? How about boxes, foil, and tape to make an astronaut costume? We will […]

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Architectural Walking Tour

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join historian Steve Bigolin on an architectural walking tour of North 1st Street to North 4th Street and Locust Street to Fisk Avenue. Learn more about the rich history of the neighborhood around the library! There is no cost for this program. Registration is required. This program is dependent on the weather. Participants will meet […]

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Free Comic Book “Half” Day

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Celebrate the love of reading by choosing a free comic from a selection purchased for you from Graham Crackers Comics in DeKalb, and checkout as many graphic novels or manga that you can carry from DeKalb Public Library’s collection. Enter to win a $20.00 gift card from Graham Crackers at 901R Lucinda Avenue, DeKalb, located […]

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Early Blues Show with Cherry & Jerry

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

“There’s a certain excitement about early blues music, as if the composers just wanted to see what effect they could create with a sharped note here or a flat note there,” says musician Jerry Rabushka. Things we’re used to — the repetitive chords and the twelve-bar phrase — were new; so new that some publishers […]

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After-hours Concert: Cherry & Jerry Ragtime Blues

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Cherry & Jerry will perform music of the ragtime era, approximately 1900-1920, in this after-hours concert. It’s history, and it’s fun! Along with ragtime, they’ll bring you some songs from the dawn of jazz & blues. You’ll hear music by famous composers such as W.C. Handy and Scott Joplin as well as some lesser-known but […]

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After-hours Folk Music Concert

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Andy and Judy Daigle play the guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and other instruments. They will perform original songs in many different styles, such as traditional Folk, roots music, country swing, or bluegrass. We invite the audience to participate by singing along, clapping, or stomping to the original tunes. As contemporary folk singer/songwriters, Andy and Judy […]

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“Lives Well Lived” movie screening, nonprofit fair, and film discussion

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Lives Well Lived is a documentary celebrating the incredible wit, wisdom, and life experiences of 40 older adults living full and meaningful lives in their later years. Their stories are about perseverance, the human spirit, and staying positive during great personal and historic challenges. The purpose of the film is to create a bridge for […]

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NIU STEM Café: Biomedical Technology: Engineering Better Health

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

From wearable devices to robotic surgeries, biomedical engineering is advancing quickly and has the potential to improve human health. Join NIU Assistant Professor Mohammad Moghimi to learn about current research and novel technologies in biomedical engineering. He’ll discuss new technologies his lab is developing, including wearable sensors that monitor the progression of cardiovascular disease. He’ll […]

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An evening with Michelle Zauner

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Public Library for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, Crying in H Mart. Jessica Hopper joins her in conversation. Michelle Zauner is best known as a singer and guitarist who creates dreamy, shoegaze-inspired indie-pop under the name Japanese Breakfast. She […]

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Local Showcase & Job Fair

DeKalb Sports and Recreation Center 1765 S 4th St, DeKalb, IL

Connect with over 50 local businesses and organizations at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce's Local Showcase & Job Fair! Take home giveaways and information, try activities, enter raffles, learn about local job openings, and much more. Meet the businesses that create your community! Visit dekalb.org or call 815-756-6306 for more information. The Local Showcase & […]

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Malta Plant Sale

Malta Village Hall 302 S. 2nd street, Malta, IL

Join Malta Garden Club with their fundraising plant sale. Tomatoes, herbs, peppers, and flowers! Proceeds benefit Malta Garden Club, Malta Community Garden, Malta Seedling Committee.

Watercolor Bookmarks

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Watercolor isn’t as difficult as some people think- it’s a fun, forgiving medium that anyone can do with a little instruction and practice. In this activity, you will learn the basics of blending and layering, and how to use markers for that extra wow factor. This event is intended for ages 11 and up. Registration […]

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Arts in Action Exhibit Grand Opening

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

“Arts in Action” is a project developed to explore the history of Black and Latino history in DeKalb County through historical research and collaboration with contemporary artists. Nine visual artists and five poets were selected for the initial project. While an online exhibit was launched in March 2021, an in-person exhibit is scheduled for May […]

Artist + Maker Market

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join Blumen Gardens for their Artist + Maker Market! Shop multiple local artists and makers set up throughout our Gardens

Badminton Basics

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Are you a backyard badminton enthusiast? Are you interested in learning badminton skills? In this class, Badminton World Federation certified coaches will teach you some of the fundamental skills of badminton such as how to hold a racket and how to hit different types of shots. Participants will also learn how to play some fun […]

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Pressed Flower Candles

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

With the flowers in bloom, please come to the library to create a beautiful (and incredibly easy) pressed flower candle! Registration is required for this event as space is limited. This workshop is intended for teens and adults. If you have any questions or need help with registration, please contact Grace at graces@dkpl.org or call […]

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The Warehouse on Park Kick-off party!

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

Finally, our outdoor concert series for 2022 begins! What better way to start our season-long party than with the Collective! The Collective is one of Chicagoland's favorite Alt Rock Party Dance Cover Bands! Not to be outshined we have the area's newest sensation All The Smoke BBQ here! Of course, we will have our great […]

Loaded Bloody’s !

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

Our Amazing Bloody Mary's are back for this Memorial weekend! The Loaded Bloody's with our special bloody Mary mix coupled with Sweet dreams desserts & catering spin on the embellished Sunday-Funday will surely be nothing less than amazing! While enjoying the loaded bloody kickback and enjoy the amazing vocals of Amber Lea Berg. Amber will […]

DeKalb Farmers’ Market Opening Day

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

Celebrate the start of summer at the DeKalb Farmers' Market opening day of the season! The DeKalb Farmers’ Market is in the heart of downtown DeKalb 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 […]

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Sycamore Park District Summer Concert Series

Good Tymes Shelter 435 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Enjoy free live music in the park with family, friends, and neighbors! Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Please bring your own chair or blanket. Every Thursday, June 2 - July 28 For a detailed list visit their website at: https://sycparks.org/summer-concert-series/ Sponsored in part by Service Master Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip, […]

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Movies in the Park – Sycamore

Legacy Campus 480 S. Airport Road, Sycamore, IL

Movie begins at dark - roughly 15 minutes after sunset. Bring a blanket or chairs. Presented in partnership with the Sycamore Public Library. Sponsored by Sycamore State Theatre.June 3 - EncantoAugust 5 - The Mummy (PG-13)

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Community Clean-Up Days- Dame’s Rocket Debacle

Prairie Park 615 Ellwood Ave, DeKalb, IL

Calling all green thumbs! Let's pull together to tackle some of DeKalb's most invasive species this spring. Although a very pretty, flowering plant, dame’s rocket is a prolific seeder and chokes out native plants in our area. Volunteers are asked to meet near the Disc Golf Course and bring your own gloves, bag, basket, or […]

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Last dance Live at The Warehouse on Park!

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

This night is going to be special not only do we have Last Dance - A Tom Petty tribute band playing Jammin' big time but we also have Slow Smoke BBQ here! We will have our usual great selection of craft & domestics and of course a special signature cocktail for this awesome night of […]

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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 and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks, and live music.

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Sycamore Park District Summer Concert Series

Good Tymes Shelter 435 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Enjoy free live music in the park with family, friends, and neighbors! Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Please bring your own chair or blanket. Every Thursday, June 2 - July 28 For a detailed list visit their website at: https://sycparks.org/summer-concert-series/ Sponsored in part by Service Master Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip, […]

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Movies in the Park- DeKalb Park District

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Movies start at sunset FREE! The movie is shown near the Hopkins Park Bandshell Come on out to Hopkins Park on the 2nd Friday of each month this summer for an outdoor movie experience! Family-friendly movies are shown on a big inflatable movie screen. The show starts when nature turns off the lights June 10: Minions […]

Kids’ Concerts in the Park

Hopkins Park Band Shell 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Park District for their NEW! Rockin' with Ronnie: Kids' Concerts in the Park Miss Jamie’s Farm- planting seeds through song! Miss Jamie from the Farm takes young kids and their families on an imaginative musical adventure to her "farm," where they learn values like hard work, healthy eating, and being kind to animals […]

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NIU STEM Café: Inflation Nation: Causes, Consequences and Mitigation

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

Inflation numbers are well above the Federal Reserve target, at the highest rate in 39 years. What caused this inflation, and what can consumers and investors do to mitigate its negative effects? Find out from NIU Professor of Finance Lei Zhou. He’ll discuss what factors contributed to the recent run-up of inflation and what government […]

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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 and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks, and live music.

Hinckley Historical Society brings Jazz to the park

Hinckley Community Building 100 N. Maple Street, Hinckley,, Illinois

The Hinckley Historical Society will celebrate music at its annual meeting on the Hinckley Community Building lawn. Jazz in Progress, a popular local group, has been invited to entertain the community near the bandstand where bands entertained since the early 1900s. They will feature a variety of jazz and vocal numbers by members of the […]

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Sycamore Park District Summer Concert Series

Good Tymes Shelter 435 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Enjoy free live music in the park with family, friends, and neighbors! Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Please bring your own chair or blanket. Every Thursday, June 2 - July 28 For a detailed list visit their website at: https://sycparks.org/summer-concert-series/ Sponsored in part by Service Master Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip, […]

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Movies in the Park- Sandwich

Knights Park, Sandwich, Illinois 1001 N Latham St, Sandwich, IL 60548, Sandwich, IL

Have fun under the stars at the Sandwich Park District's Movie in the Park! This is a community event for all ages! Bring your own lawn chairs, blanket, Frisbee, or other park-friendly toys and enjoy an evening in the park. Concessions will be available for purchase. While this is a family event, we ask that […]

Loaded Bloody’s with Chef Rudy

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

This is One Sunday afternoon you won't want to miss! Not only are we bringing our amazing Bloody Mary's back but local Chef Rudy Galindo will be adding his flair to embellish like only a master chef can! And as a special Sunday afternoon guest, we welcome back The Beaux! Kick back and chill or […]

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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, and don't forget your dancing shoes for some amazing music set against the backdrop of the Ellwood Mansion. The pre-show begins at 6:30 pm and the headline show starts at 7 pm! See the calendar for artists!    

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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 and features vendors that provide the community with locally grown produce, bread, baked goods, olive oil, honey, coffee, flowers, food trucks, and live music.

Recurring

Sycamore Park District Summer Concert Series

Good Tymes Shelter 435 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Enjoy free live music in the park with family, friends, and neighbors! Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Please bring your own chair or blanket. Every Thursday, June 2 - July 28 For a detailed list visit their website at: https://sycparks.org/summer-concert-series/ Sponsored in part by Service Master Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip, […]

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Music at the Mansion

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Grab your friends and family, bring your blankets and chairs, and don't forget your dancing shoes for some amazing music set against the backdrop of the Ellwood Mansion. The pre-show begins at 6:30 pm and the headline show starts at 7 pm! See the calendar for artists!    

FREE
Recurring

DeKalb Farmers’ Market

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

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

Recurring

Sycamore Park District Summer Concert Series

Good Tymes Shelter 435 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Enjoy free live music in the park with family, friends, and neighbors! Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Please bring your own chair or blanket. Every Thursday, June 2 - July 28 For a detailed list visit their website at: https://sycparks.org/summer-concert-series/ Sponsored in part by Service Master Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip, […]

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