Tai Chi for Health & Wellness

Sycamore Park District Community Center 480 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

Ages 18+ Celebrate International Tai Chi Day with Sycamore Park District by practicing Tai Chi for Health and Wellness with Bev Schramer. Tai Chi is an effective slow-moving exercise to improve physical and mental health. It can be done seated or standing. It exercises the entire body, and at the same time, strengthens the mind. […]

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.

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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. […]

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Four Old Broads!

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Join Stage Coach Players with a season-opening hilarious comedy, Four Old Broads! Come laugh with SCP and follow retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton, prim and proper Eaddy Mae Clayton, The newest resident, soap opera-obsessed Maude Jenkins, and classy newby Imogene Fletcher as they navigate a Senior Citizen Pageant, a retired Elvis impersonator, and a serious […]

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Mother’s Day Weekend at Blumen Gardens

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join Blumen Gardens in celebrating Mother’s Day! Open May 6th from 9-5pm with the Dirty Bird Food Truck from 11-2pm. Saturday, May 7th open from 9-5pm with SlowSmokeBBQ from 11-2pm. Sunday, May 8th open from 9-4pm with Fork It Grazing Charcuterie Boxes for purchase.  Don’t Forget The Bar Mimosa Bar from 11-4pm and live Music […]

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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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Four Old Broads!

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Join Stage Coach Players with a season-opening hilarious comedy, Four Old Broads! Come laugh with SCP and follow retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton, prim and proper Eaddy Mae Clayton, The newest resident, soap opera-obsessed Maude Jenkins, and classy newby Imogene Fletcher as they navigate a Senior Citizen Pageant, a retired Elvis impersonator, and a serious […]

SPIES OF THE WORLD: A GRATEFUL DEAD EXPERIENCE

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

They did it with Think Floyd USA, now they’re doing it with the Grateful Dead! The Egyptian Theatre is proud to present Spies of the World: Grateful Dead Experience, a brand new Grateful Dead tribute band that features some of the best musicians from across the United States. With over 150 years of combined professional […]

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 […]

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Mother’s Day Weekend at Blumen Gardens

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join Blumen Gardens in celebrating Mother’s Day! Open May 6th from 9-5pm with the Dirty Bird Food Truck from 11-2pm. Saturday, May 7th open from 9-5pm with SlowSmokeBBQ from 11-2pm. Sunday, May 8th open from 9-4pm with Fork It Grazing Charcuterie Boxes for purchase.  Don’t Forget The Bar Mimosa Bar from 11-4pm and live Music […]

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

Paint Countrytime Hydrangeas

Petite Palette Studios 32 East Railroad St, Sandwich, IL

Join The Petite Palette for an afternoon of painting! Staff will guide you through painting your own Countrytime Hydrangeas! Early Registration Discount Ends Sunday, May 1st.

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 […]

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Four Old Broads!

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Join Stage Coach Players with a season-opening hilarious comedy, Four Old Broads! Come laugh with SCP and follow retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton, prim and proper Eaddy Mae Clayton, The newest resident, soap opera-obsessed Maude Jenkins, and classy newby Imogene Fletcher as they navigate a Senior Citizen Pageant, a retired Elvis impersonator, and a serious […]

Mother’s Day Special

Buena Vista Golf Course 131 Buena Vista Dr, DeKalb, IL

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than out on the golf course? On mom’s special day, all moms golf for FREE! This deal does not include a golf cart rental. Please book your tee time at golfdekalb.com

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Mother’s Day Weekend at Blumen Gardens

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Join Blumen Gardens in celebrating Mother’s Day! Open May 6th from 9-5pm with the Dirty Bird Food Truck from 11-2pm. Saturday, May 7th open from 9-5pm with SlowSmokeBBQ from 11-2pm. Sunday, May 8th open from 9-4pm with Fork It Grazing Charcuterie Boxes for purchase.  Don’t Forget The Bar Mimosa Bar from 11-4pm and live Music […]

Mother’s Day Brunch

Lincoln Inn at Farandas 302 Grove St., DeKalb, IL

Mother's Day Brunch is back and The Lincoln Inn @ Faranda’s is the place to be! They will be offering a premium and unlimited brunch buffet complete with a create-your-own Omelet Station, Carved Pot Roast, Homemade Quiche, a fantastic selection of premium sweets, and so many more delectable food choices. Seatings are every half hour […]

Paint Heirloom Wooden Sign

Petite Palette Studios 32 East Railroad St, Sandwich, IL

Join Petite Palette Studios for an afternoon of painting! They design each Heirloom Wooden Sign with family in mind. These one-of-a-kind wooden signs have been handcrafted by Petite Palette's team and are ready for you to customize in class perfectly for your home. All moms will get $5 off their signs this day!

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Four Old Broads!

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Join Stage Coach Players with a season-opening hilarious comedy, Four Old Broads! Come laugh with SCP and follow retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton, prim and proper Eaddy Mae Clayton, The newest resident, soap opera-obsessed Maude Jenkins, and classy newby Imogene Fletcher as they navigate a Senior Citizen Pageant, a retired Elvis impersonator, and a serious […]

Free Movie for Nurses Appreciation Week

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb is excited to announce a showing of How to Train Your Dragon in honor of Nurses Appreciation Week. All healthcare workers and first responders are invited to attend this showing free of charge to thank them for their hard work and sacrifice. All other attendees are suggested to make […]

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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Band Together for Opportunity House Athletics

St. Mary’s Memorial Hall 322 Waterman Street, Sycamore, IL

This popular event supports Special Olympics sports offered through Opportunity House, Inc.  – a program that provides competitive team sports to over 70 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities.  Team uniforms, equipment, travel expenses, and other vital areas are all assisted by funds raised at Band Together.  Sports offered include basketball, soccer, bocce, golf, […]

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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Dancing Through the Decades

Sycamore Park District Community Center 480 Airport Rd, Sycamore, IL

It’s time to boogie! Get your dancing shoes on! Dancing through the Decades is coming to Sycamore Park District, connecting the generations with music, dance, and fun! Dress to impress, come outfitted in your perfect period-correct outfit. Can you do the twist? How about the electric slide? Can you percolate or tootsie roll? Do we […]

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Four Old Broads!

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Join Stage Coach Players with a season-opening hilarious comedy, Four Old Broads! Come laugh with SCP and follow retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton, prim and proper Eaddy Mae Clayton, The newest resident, soap opera-obsessed Maude Jenkins, and classy newby Imogene Fletcher as they navigate a Senior Citizen Pageant, a retired Elvis impersonator, and a serious […]

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

Talent Show!

Sandwich Opera House 140 E Railroad St, Sandwich, IL

Join the Sandwich Opera House for a talent show! Bring your talents or come support those presenting! Tickets range from $18-20.

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Four Old Broads!

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Join Stage Coach Players with a season-opening hilarious comedy, Four Old Broads! Come laugh with SCP and follow retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton, prim and proper Eaddy Mae Clayton, The newest resident, soap opera-obsessed Maude Jenkins, and classy newby Imogene Fletcher as they navigate a Senior Citizen Pageant, a retired Elvis impersonator, and a serious […]

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Four Old Broads!

Stage Coach Players 126 S. Fifth St., DeKalb, IL

Join Stage Coach Players with a season-opening hilarious comedy, Four Old Broads! Come laugh with SCP and follow retired burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton, prim and proper Eaddy Mae Clayton, The newest resident, soap opera-obsessed Maude Jenkins, and classy newby Imogene Fletcher as they navigate a Senior Citizen Pageant, a retired Elvis impersonator, and a serious […]

“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 […]

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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.

Path of Destruction Demolition Event

Sycamore Speedway 50W086 IL-64, Maple Park, IL

Power wheel Demo, Bone Stock Heats, Powder Puff (4cyl/6cyl) Demo, MiniVan/SM Truck/SM SUV Truck Demo, Intermission, Soccer Ball Match, Bone Stock Consi, Wire Compact (4cyl & 6cyl) Demo Intermissions, 1-on-1 Drags, and Bone Stock Feature Demo. General admission: $15 for Adults (Ages 12 & Older), $5 for Children (Ages 5-11), and FREE for Children Under […]

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