Brown Bag/Local Lore “Anti-Slavery Action on the Frontier”

Virtual

February marks the beginning of Black History Month. The DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum are proud to explore this topic as part of the February 4 Brown Bag/Local Lore talk, “Antislavery Activism on the Frontier: The story of the English Prairie.” This program will be held virtually at 12:00 p.m. Many people […]

Free

DeKalb Maker’s Market

House Cafe 263 E Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

Join us at the House Café (263 E Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, IL 60115) on February 6-7 from 12pm-4pm to shop from a variety of local makers, artisans, artists, growers, and more! Help to support local businesses while shopping from quality, local, DeKalb-based makers. Featured artisans include Juniper's Nest (health and wellness), the Aves Spice Company […]

Free

Virtual DeKalb Mayoral Candidates’ Forum

Virtual

The DeKalb Public Library, the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County, and WNIJ invite you to a virtual, public Mayoral Forum being held on Zoom. As both the League and the Library are non-partisan organizations, candidates for the City of DeKalb Mayor will have the opportunity to speak. This forum will feature two Mayoral […]

FREE

Virtual Event: Celebrating Women’s Day and International Hijab Day

Virtual

In celebration of both Women’s Day and International Hijab Day, which was on February 1st, the DeKalb Public Library will present a virtual, educational event highlighting the importance of the hijab for Muslim women. This event will include interviews, live and recorded, with Muslim women from various backgrounds, a presentation on the history of the […]

FREE

Virtual Workshop: Carrot Planter

Virtual

Need more Easter décor, but don’t want to spend a fortune? The DeKalb Public Library has you covered! Join this program to make your very own DIY Easter Planter This program is completely free and any materials needed for this program will be provided by the library. Shortly after you register for this program your […]

Outdoor Adventures Campfire

West Lagoon 41.93223972765609, -88.76118586485573, DEKALB, IL

Join NIU Outdoor Adventures for a Friday night campfire at the West Lagoon!  A campfire is a favorite symbolic element of the outdoor adventure experience and represents the bond between campers and nature. The goal of our campfire night is to evoke feelings of togetherness and promote a relaxing atmosphere of being together and uniting as fellow Huskies. […]

FREE

Fairy Garden Class

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Meet Fairy Aria Rose and participate in an interactive storytelling and sing along experience followed by the creation of your own fairy garden! Meet and great and photo ops with Fairy Aria Rose will be provided to each family after fairy garden class instructions. The class includes: Instruction, Materials, Container, One Mini Plant and One […]

$38.00

Virtual Cooking Demonstration

Virtual

Celebrating Spring, join Inga Witscher, host of the PBS series Around the Farm Table for a spring themed food and farming adventure. Inga will teach us how easy it is to make homemade focaccia, a spring savory tart, and how to turn your rhubarb into a delicious cocktail. Inga is a fourth generation dairy farmer, […]

Free

Part of the story: Spotlight on volunteers

Virtual

April is National Volunteer Month, and to highlight the important role of volunteers the DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum are presenting “Part of the Story: Spotlight on Volunteers” during the upcoming Brown Bag/Local Lore program on April 1. Their discussion will explore the variety of projects that reflect the essential role of […]

Virtual Workshop: First-time Homebuyers

Virtual

Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or searching to downsize, local experts are here to help navigate the DeKalb real estate market. The realtors will discuss the process of buying a home- from finding a mortgage company to negotiating an offer to the closing table. The presenters will include Tiffany Dallas, Realtor, at Century 21 […]

FREE

Ladies Night Out @ Blumen Gardens

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Grab your girlfriends and join Blumen Gardens for extended evening hours of exclusive shopping! Grab a cocktail and enjoy special offers for the night.

FREE

Charcuterie Date Night

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

Couples will create your very own Charcuterie board and cork handled cheese slicer. You will sand & seal the board, While Charcuterie board expert Cathy Rasmussen from Hyvee Foods gives a brief talk on how to select and prepare a Charcuterie board. Afterwards you can sit back and enjoy your board and listen to local […]

$75

Garden Center Opening

Warehouse on Park 662 Park Ave, Genoa, IL

Join Lloyd Landscaping / Warehouse on Park as they officially open our Garden center! They welcome two very special guests, to help you attract Birds & Pollinators that will make the Garden everyone will Love. 11 AM We welcome Carol Scheffler from Ron Clesen ornamental plants! Carol will discuss Pollinators and Annuals that attract them. […]

$5

April Maker’s Market

263 E Lincoln Hwy 263 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

Join local makers and artisans at a bi-monthly market! Shop from the best local vendors in DeKalb County, including small batch natural skin care & wellness from Juniper's Nest, fermented hot sauce from The Aves Spice Co., candles from MXVII Candle Co., and hand-crafted goods and home décor from Off Your Rocker, and more! Enjoy […]

Free

Outdoor Adventures Full Moon Night Hike

Prairie Park 615 Ellwood Ave, DeKalb, IL

Outdoor Adventures Full Moon Night Hike at Prairie Park / DeKalb, Illinois  Guided by moonlight, explore the nighttime woods, learn about nocturnal critters and enjoy other fun activities during this event. Meet at the Prairie Park located at 401 Clifford Drive, DeKalb, Illinois. Please bring a mask to wear while you participate in this event. 

$5