KIRKLAND – On Saturday, May 11, Kirkland Cub Scout Pack 82 hosted a Family Fun in the Park event geared toward the entire family, not just Cub Scouts. Kids could try a climbing wall, race cars down a Pinewood Derby track, launch water rockets and check out a fire truck. Other fun activities included a beanbag toss and face painting.
SYCAMORE – On Saturday, May 11, Sycamore Boy Scout Troop 40 and a few adults cleaned up the Joiner Cemetery in preparation for the Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27.
SYCAMORE – University of Illinois Extension will host an informative emerald ash borer homeowner management workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at the DeKalb County Extension office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. Extension educators will explain the history, life cycle and control options for emerald ash borer. There will be time for participants to ask questions.
DeKALB – The June Ellwood Explorers’ event is one for the whole family to enjoy together. Kids and parents will create a bug house that will make their gardens and yards more hospitable to helpful bugs that pollinate plants and eat harmful pests.
SYCAMORE – Nicole “Nikki” Parlette would have turned 27 on Thursday, May 16.
• Kirkland Memorial Day Service
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DeKALB – Local performance group Wooden Box Theater will present an event of live theater, poetry, fashion, photography and live music at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.
SHABBONA – Shabbona Lake will hold its Crappie Contest Weekend from 6 a.m. Saturday, May 18 until 7 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
DeKALB – DeKalb women and the men who love them will join the fight against heart disease in women at the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women luncheon on Friday, May 17 at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The Go Red for Women Luncheon, chaired this year by Tami Armstrong of NB&T, is the signature fundraising event of the campaign, which raises awareness of women’s No. 1 killer, heart disease.
DeKALB – Bill Rodriguez of the A1C Champions Program will deliver a free, Spanish-only presentation on diabetes management and lifestyle changes based on his extensive training and personal experience in living with diabetes.
SYCAMORE – The Sycamore High School Band spring concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Sycamore High School auditorium. Both the Concert Band and Symphonic Band will perform pieces with water-based themes, including Handel’s “Water Music,” the spiritual “Deep River” and Gliere’s “Russian Sailors’ Dance.” The Symphonic Band will also perform the new composition “Deep, Like the Rivers,” composed by Robert Bradshaw.
SYCAMORE – The sun is shining, the trees are budding and the birds are singing, but do you know which bird is singing? Why does that one keep flying into your window? And will that one who nested in your tree come back this year? And why can some birds walk right up the side of a tree while others have to nest on the ground? Discover all this and more at Bird Brains at the Midwest Museum of Natural History from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
DeKALB – “Made in Brazil”, an exhibition of prints by international artists from the collection of Robert Bornhuetter, professor emeritus in printmaking from Northern Illinois University School of Art, will be on display at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, through May 30.
DeKALB – The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present “An American Collection” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, inside the Northern Illinois University Music Building.
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