SYCAMORE – The 16th annual Cinco de Mayo Festival by Taxco Restaurant Too and Discover Sycamore will take place from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5.
DeKALB – Stage Coach Players presents its production of the comedy “The Robin Hood Caper” by Fred Carmichael. The production will open on Thursday, May 2 and run through Sunday, May 12 at Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth Street in DeKalb.
DeKALB – The renowned Chicago Chamber Musicians will join Northern Illinois University’s Avalon String Quartet for a performance of Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” in a free concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building.
DeKALB – At this Thursday’s meeting of the Kishwaukee Valley Art League, the guest demonstrator will be noted watercolor artist Tony Armendariz. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on the corner of North Fourth and Locust streets in DeKalb.
DeKALB – The Northern Illinois University Community School of the Arts announces the spring recital and concert schedule. Soloists and ensemble performances are featured in May on the stage of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall in the Music Building. Most performances end with a reception. All are free and open to the public.
DeKALB – When Dee Coover, director of the DeKalb Public Library, asked if Mary Beth Van Buer and her committee would take on the community fundraising for the library expansion, the committee eagerly agreed.
DeKALB – The Lobster Boil at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road in DeKalb, has been a fundraiser for four decades, supporting both church activities and social service agencies in the community.
DeKALB – Feed’em Soup’s second annual fundraiser, GRILLED, is set for Friday, May 17. Lunch service will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dinner service will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 122 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb.
DeKALB – People 17 and older in the DeKalb community can receive one free cleaning, extraction or filling at DeKalb Dental Group on Friday, May 10. In addition, Heartland Blood Centers will host a blood drive in the DeKalb Dental Group parking lot during the event.
DeKALB – Classmates from the Northern Illinois University School of Art will present a one-night exhibition of their photographic work at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Art Annex, 2211 Sycamore Road, behind the Small’s Furniture City building.
DeKALB – Tanzania Development Support will sponsor a fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 and 4 at 201 Thornbrook Road in DeKalb. This event promises to have a tremendous selection of items suitable for furnishing an apartment or supplementing the established household. In addition to home furnishings, there will be an assortment of clothing, toys, golf clubs, sporting goods, books, small appliances, DVDs, electronics and vintage items.
DeKALB – Lauren Kruse wanted to make a statement when she designed her handmade Autism Awareness Month scarf: We are all equal, disability or otherwise, and every child deserves the opportunity to learn.
SYCAMORE – Students from the Sycamore High School Art Department recently participated in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Art Contest. Schools in this conference submit 10 pieces of artwork that represent a variety of categories. Each category awards first, second and third-place ribbons. Points from the ribbons are added up, and the school with the most points places first in the conference. Sycamore High School took first place overall.
GENOA – The Tuesday Night Ladies Golf League of Genoa will begin the 2013 season at 5 p.m. May 7 at The Oak Club of Genoa golf course. This nine-hole league will meet at 5 p.m. each Tuesday evening throughout the summer. Greens fees for nine holes with cart are $23 per evening. League dues are $35 per player, which will cover costs for special events and prizes throughout the season.