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Film Screening and Discussion

NIU - Cole Hall 114 DeKalb, Illinois

10/25 at 5:00 - Kiss the Ground Film ScreeningThe Pick Museum of Anthropology will host a free screening of "Kiss the Ground" in the gallery (Cole Hall 114) at 5:00PMKiss the Ground Description:Narrated and featuring Woody Harrelson, Kiss the Ground is an inspiring and groundbreaking film that reveals the first viable solution to our climate […]

FREE

EagleMania

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

EagleMania has been dazzling audiences for over a decade by spectacularly reproducing the music of The Eagles. EagleMania thrills internationally sold-out audiences with their stunning five part harmony, virtuoso guitar work and uncanny ability to emulate the distinct sound of The Eagles. The EagleMania show consists of the Eagles’ greatest hits, as well as select […]

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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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Horror Film Series

Egyptian Theatre 135 North 2nd Street, DeKalb, IL

Step into the chilling world of cinematic terror with the Horror Film Series at the historic Egyptian Theatre this fall. From the retro heart-pounders to bone-chilling sequels, this series offers something for every horror lover! Join us for all of the thrills and chills on the largest movie screen in DeKalb County! October 3 - DOUBLE […]

Black Light Mini-Golf

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

After our pre-school Halloween parade in the Youth Department, CREEP on down to the lower level for more SPOOKY fun! Get your GLOW-on and play Black Light Mini-Golf in the Yusunas Meeting Room! Then SLITHER across the hall to the Zimmerman Meeting Room to make a Trick-or-Treat puppet-pal and other activities! Supplies for this program […]

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Brown Bag Lunch/ Local Lore Adult Lecture Series

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Presented in partnership with the DeKalb County History Center Once a month, a knowledgeable speaker will present an hour-long program about history relevant to DeKalb County. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is sponsored by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

Get That Job

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join us for a three-part series on how to apply and interview for a job. Paper and pencils will be provided. You may also bring your own laptop to work along as we learn. November 2: Résumés November 16: Cover Letters November 30: Job Interviews The program is intended for adults and older teens. There […]

free

George Harrison: The Solo Years (1970-2001)

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Commonly thought of as the “quiet” Beatle, it would be more accurate to say George Harrison was the “reluctant” Beatle. Never one to crave the spotlight, George was still plenty successful as a solo artist. He scored the first solo Beatle #1 with “My Sweet Lord” and the last solo Beatle #1 with “Got My […]

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Holiday Craft Mart

Midwest Sportsplex 212 W Woodlawn Street, Hinckley, IL

Indoor Holiday Craft Mart with several vendors, food and drinks available for purchase.

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Holiday Craft Mart

Midwest Sportsplex 212 W Woodlawn Street, Hinckley, IL

Indoor Holiday Craft Mart with several vendors, food and drinks available for purchase.

free

1619: The Journey of a People, The Musical

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

On August 20, 1619, 20 enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. The 400-year journey that followed would change a nation and the world. 1619: The Journey of a People is a dynamic theatrical and lecture experience featuring playwright, professor, and performer Ted Williams III. This one-man show packs generations of history into an abridged performance. […]

When the Moon Goes Dim: Processing Grief and Finding Your Spirituality

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Join us as we host a meet and greet with author Diane Marie as she discusses how you can make it through the grieving process including managing anger and hopelessness while embracing spirituality that can provide comfort in trying times. Diane Marie holds a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and has experience […]

Ladies Night Out

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

What’s a holiday celebration without the perfect attire? Embrace the spirit of the season by donning your most dazzling, quirky, or fabulous holiday sweaters—it’s time to showcase your festive style! Prepare for an evening of holiday enchantment at Blumen Gardens’ Ladies’ Night Out from 4PM-7PM on Thursday, November 30th! Step into a winter wonderland where […]

Lights on Lincoln

Downtown DeKalb DeKalb, IL

Celebrate the start of the holiday season in Downtown DeKalb with Lights on Lincoln and Santa Comes to Town! Enjoy holiday lights that line the streets and wave to Santa as he rides through Downtown DeKalb. Santa’s route will start at 6PM. Enjoy a Christmas tree lighting with hot chocolate in Van Buer Plaza once […]

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Tinsel N’ Tutu’s

Downtown DeKalb DeKalb, IL

Join Dimensions Dance Academy for a magical night as Downtown DeKalb is transformed into a Wonderful Holiday Scene. . Dancers will be dancing live in the windows of 15 merchants. Several stores and restaurants/bars will be contributing to the fun by hosting such things as Santa, pictures with the Sugar Plum Fairy, henna, refreshments, live […]

CASA’s 9th Annual Whiskey, Wine & Cheese

Blumen Gardens 403 Edward St, Sycamore, IL

Support CASA's mission to advocate for and serve as the voice for children who have experienced abuse or neglect in DeKalb County by attending the 9th Annual Whiskey, Wine, & Cheese Holiday Open House. The evening will include a silent auction of live wreaths, live music, hors d’oeuvres, fine spirits and the sharing of a […]

Celebrate the Season in Genoa

Downtown Genoa Genoa, IL

Hometown traditions are back - Celebrate the Season on Friday, December 1st! We will be hosting the 22nd Annual Jingle Bell Walking Parade, Santa's Arrival, tree lighting ceremony, wagon rides, Petting Zoo, free pictures with Santa, candy canes and a coloring contest!

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Celebration Chorale Christmas Cantata – “Christmas Dreams”

First United Methodist Church 2501 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL

The Celebration Chorale announces its upcoming annual Christmas cantata, “Christmas Dreams,” which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, and Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The production will be held in the new sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, located at 2501 North Annie Glidden Road in […]

Merry Market

Head to Downtown DeKalb for the 3rd annual Merry Market. Shop locally for different Christmas trinkets! Downtown is already looking like Christmas! Get the perfect gift and be part of a great community event. Visit over 30 interesting and unique dealers in our walkable downtown. Wrap up your holiday shopping with unique gifts at this […]

Merry Little Sandwich Christmas

Veteran's Park 143 E. Raildroad St, Sandwich, IL

You don't want to miss this FREE annual Christmas event. You can expect Santa, Tree Lighting, Cookie Decorating, and MUCH MORE this year.

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Village of Shabbona Winter Holiday Festival

101 E Navaho 101 E Navaho, Shabbona, IL

Join the Village of Shabbona in the annual Winter Holiday Festival - Craft Fair, Food, Hot Cocoa, Visit Santa, Tree Lighting, Belgian Horse Wagon rides, Games and Activities for all ages, and so much more!

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Jazz in Progress Holiday Concert

Sycamore United Methodist Church 160 Johnson Ave, Sycamore

Jazz in Progress will perform a holiday concert at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore. Non-perishable food pantry items and a free-will offering will be taken to support the Sycamore Food Pantry. The 18-piece community jazz band will play a great mix of old favorite Christmas and […]

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Cha Cha Night

Dimensions Dance Academy 134 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

As part of the Adult Ballroom Series, Dimensions is hosting Cha Cha Night on December 2nd from 7:00-9:30pm. Becca Steger of Ballroom Blitz will start with energetic Cha Cha instruction, followed by social dancing to show off your new skills. Participants will also receive 10% off their bill at The Grove-Modern American Tavern when they […]

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Merry Market

Head to Downtown DeKalb for the 3rd annual Merry Market. Shop locally for different Christmas trinkets! Downtown is already looking like Christmas! Get the perfect gift and be part of a great community event. Visit over 30 interesting and unique dealers in our walkable downtown. Wrap up your holiday shopping with unique gifts at this […]

Holiday at the Homestead

Glidden Historical Center 921 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL

The historic J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will host its “Holiday at the Homestead” open house on Sunday, December 3, from 12-4 p.m. at the museum, 921 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb. Events include a children’s story time and live music in the decorated historic home. “Annie’s Story Time,” in partnership with DeKalb Public Library, […]

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Celebration Chorale Christmas Cantata – “Christmas Dreams”

First United Methodist Church 2501 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL

The Celebration Chorale announces its upcoming annual Christmas cantata, “Christmas Dreams,” which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 1st and 2nd, and Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. The production will be held in the new sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church, located at 2501 North Annie Glidden Road in […]

Sound Studio Introduction and Training

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Explore podcasting, music creation, video production, and more! After a brief training, attendees will be able to begin hands-on experience with multimedia programs. Once training is complete you will be authorized to book the Sound Studio for private or 1-on-1 sessions at your convenience. This introductory training class is open to ages 12 and up. […]

Brown Bag Lunch/ Local Lore Adult Lecture Series

Ellwood House 420 Linden Place, DeKalb, IL

Presented in partnership with the DeKalb County History Center Once a month, a knowledgeable speaker will present an hour-long program about history relevant to DeKalb County. All programs are free of charge and open to the public. Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is sponsored by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.

Illuminate Your Creativity: Candle Making 101

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Prepare to embark on a journey that will ignite your imagination and illuminate your creativity! Welcome to the "Illuminate Your Creativity: Candle Making 101," where you'll discover the mesmerizing art of crafting your very own candles. You will have the chance to decorate the holder your candle will be poured in. Those interested in the […]

UU Farmers’ Market with Arts & Crafts, Baked Goods, Lunch Soup, Used Book Sale, and Live Music

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Dekalb 158 North Fourth St, DeKalb, IL

UUCD (formerly called UUFD) Winter Farmers' markets feature organic, non-GMO, natural food products by local farmers as well as a large variety of artisan crafts by local vendors, all in a festive and fun atmosphere. They also include: *Baked goods, beverages, and a hearty soup and bread lunch available in the commons area *The always-popular […]

Visit with Santa’s Helper Elf

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

Meet Santa’s Helper Elf! Enjoy caroling and an interactive story with one of Santa’s elves. Then make holiday crafts, write and mail a letter to Santa, eat a candy cane, and more, while you wait your turn for a one-on-one visit with the Elf, and get a free Autographed Keepsake Photo of your little ones […]

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Creative Gaming: 1,000 Blank White Cards

DeKalb Public Library 309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL

What kind of game is 1000 Blank White Cards? Any game you want it to be! Instead of starting with premade cards and rules, 1000 Blank White Cards starts off with just that. It is up to the players to undergo a cycle of card-making and playtesting to create and refine a card game that […]

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Angela Hoover Live Show

Sandwich Opera House 140 E Railroad St, Sandwich, IL

Angela Hoover is a mother, actress and stand-up comedian and has been entertaining audiences for the better part of her adult life. Hoover was a semi-finalist on Season 8 of America's Got Talent where Howie Mandel was quotes as saying: "You are the best celebrity impressionist working today." Her impressions include: The Celebrity Housewives, Penelope […]

$25 – $30