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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

NatureFest 2022

Russel Woods Forest Preserve 11750 IL-72, Genoa

The University of Illinois Extension along with the DeKalb County Forest Preserve and the DeKalb County Soil and Water is having their first-ever free outdoor NatureFest! This is a nature open house so come and go as it fits your schedule. Russell Woods is located one mile west of Genoa on state route 72. The […]

DIY Bath Salts

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join DeKalb Public Library for our DIY Bath Salts Workshop! In this workshop, patrons will be able to make a Sleepy Time Bath Salts Blend. This simple and easy recipe of bath salts is perfect for helping with sleep and relaxation. Registration is required for this event as space is limited. This workshop is intended […]

FREE

Live Music! Bill Glaysher

Prairie State Winery 222 West Main St., Genoa, IL

Saturday live music events are first come first served. The kitchen is open on Saturdays from 11am-7pm

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

LOADED BLOODY’S!

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

That's Right our Loaded Bloody's are back! Join The Warehouse on Park for the first loaded bloody Sunday of the season! We welcome Sweet Dreams desserts & Catering to be the first to Dream up their version of an awesome loaded bloody Mary! Live music is alive and well at The Warehouse on Park as […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

Coding for Adults: HTML

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Calling all moms, dads, entrepreneurs, college students, or any adult interested in coding! For this program DeKalb Public Library will be exploring HTML, the foundation of all web pages. Students will learn HTML terminology, how to create tags, headings, images, videos, links, and more. This program is designed for patrons with no coding experience who […]

FREE

An evening with Jeff Tweedy & Nick Offerman

Virtual

Join DeKalb Public Library for an evening with actor, humorist, and woodworker, Nick Offerman. Best known for his breakout role as Ron Swanson in the acclaimed series Parks and Recreation, Nick will be discussing his newest book, Where the Deer and the Antelope Play: The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk […]

FREE
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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

The hot fiddle of Dennis Stroughmatt

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

This fiddler from the Wabash River region of Southeastern Illinois will entertain with stories of Southern Illinois fiddler “Pappy Wade Ray,” and country and western swing music from old-time radio’s Barn Dances. The free program is sponsored by the Hinckley Historical Society, the Hinckley Public Library, and Illinois Humanities. Wade Ray, was one of the […]

FREE
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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

Teen STEM Café: Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Swen Parson Hall- NIU 230 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL

Chat with experts, meet fellow teens who are interested in science and technology – and enjoy free pizza! This program will be held at Swen Parsons Hall at 230 Normal Road. If weather is favorable, we’ll explore the ecosystem of NIU’s Lagoon. This free presentation is intended for ages 12 and up. Registration is required. […]

FREE

BioBlitz: Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Swen Parson Hall- NIU 230 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL

Join NIU STEAM as we explore the plants, animals, and other species around the NIU lagoon. We’ll collect observation data with the iNaturalist app, identify species and determine whether the area is biodiverse. Then we’ll chat with experts about career pathways in the biological sciences. Free pizza for attendees will be available.

FREE

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

Myanmar Story Time & Craft

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

The Northern Illinois University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies is presenting a special storytime and craft about Myanmar! Khaing Wai Wai Zaw, a Fulbright FLTA Scholar, will tell a traditional Burmese folktale, and depending on what the children want, will teach children either the traditional Burmese Golden Kite Game (ရွှေစွန်ညို) or a traditional Burmese dance! […]

FREE
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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

Brown Bag / Local Lore- Arts in Action Exhibit

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Arts in Action is a project developed by the DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum to investigate the history of race relations in DeKalb County through historical research and collaboration with contemporary artists. Nine visual artists and five poets were selected for the initial project. Their work will be presented through the themes […]

FREE

Cinco de Gatos! Cat Yoga

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Celebrate Cinco de Gatos with a special edition of cat yoga! Meet adorable cats and kittens from TAILS while enjoying a yoga lesson. If you can, please bring a bag of kitten food or some kitten formula to donate. Please register for this workshop, as space is limited. There will be room for 5 walk-ins. […]

FREE
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Silent Auction to Diversify the Collection

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

NIU Art Museum is hosting a silent auction of small works in the North Gallery of the museum with several pieces donated by School of Art and Design faculty and instructors including Michael Barnes, Sasha Bitzer, Jessica Labatte, Nina Rizzo, John Siblik, Ben Stone, Kryssi Staikidis, Peter Van Ael, and Shei Chau Wang along with […]

Community Clean-Up Days- the Great Garlic Mustard Hunt

Prairie Park 615 Ellwood Ave, DeKalb, IL

Calling all green thumbs! Let's pull together to tackle some of our most invasive species this spring. Invasive species are no joke and the DeKalb Park District is asking volunteers to help eradicate one of DeKalb's most invasive species- garlic mustard. Garlic mustard is abundant and threatens native plant life. Volunteers are asked to meet […]

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

“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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 & […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

FREE

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 […]

NIU Homecoming Week: October 4-9

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