SYCAMORE – This time of year we often take time to give back to our community, either through buying an extra gift for those in need, or by making a donation to that special cause. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dan Kenney will talk about how, in only two years, the DeKalb County Community Garden program has given back to the community in amazing ways.
SYCAMORE – For the fifth year, the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore, is saying thank you to the community with a free Holiday Open House from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The afternoon will include tours of the award-winning “PLAY: Stories, Mementos and Fun” exhibit, crafts, hot chocolate, and cookies.
SYCAMORE – On Friday, Dec. 6, carolers from The Federated Church in Sycamore will visit DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest and the DeKalb County Nursing & Rehab Center to share some Christmas spirit with the residents there.
DeKALB – Celebration Chorale will present its Christmas cantata, “In the Fullness of Time: a Christmas Celebration of Emmanuel’s Coming,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Both performances will be at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb.
DeKALB – The DeKalb Area Women’s Center’s annual Holiday Shopping Fair will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb.
Forty-four years ago, two Ellen Oaks residents, Marilyn Greenawalt and Nancy Wulf, decided to have a Christmas open house craft show in their home in Genoa. The show was a success, and grew until it had to be moved to the Masonic Temple in Genoa.
DeKALB – The theme of the 19th annual Christmas Tree Walk and Open House at DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest is “A Musical Christmas.” The event will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8
The public is welcome to attend the next meeting of the Kishwaukee Valley Art League, titled the “Art of Giving,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Unitarian Universalist Church at North Fourth and Locust streets in DeKalb.
DeKALB – Members of the DeKalb County community are encouraged to help their neighbors by making a donation to the WLBK Freezin’ for Food drive.
SYCAMORE – The law firm of Klein, Stoddard, Buck & Lewis, LLC announces the retirement of founding partner, Ronald G. Klein. Klein will remain with the firm in his of-counsel status, but at the conclusion of 2013 he will retire from full-time practice.
DeKALB - The public is invited to the Gurler Heritage Association’s annual Holiday Story-Telling and Sing-Along, featuring music performed by the Suzuki Violinists, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Gurler House, 205 Pine St. in DeKalb.
DeKALB – The holiday season is often called “the most wonderful time of the year.” Yet for many people this is a difficult time, marked by stress and loneliness.
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