DeKALB – The Beth Fowler School of Dance of Genoa and St. Charles will perform “Fame and More” at 7 p.m. June 7 and 8 and 2 p.m. June 8 and 9 at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.
DeKALB – Feed'em Soup now offers cupcake and pizza birthday parties to help it fund its mission of serving hot meals regardless of diners' ability to pay.
Steve Mesis, director of the Illinois State Office of Public Housing, announced last month that The Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb (HACD) is in the top 10 of Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) high scores in Illinois.
SYCAMORE – Truman’s Ridge, a Sycamore-based bluegrass band, has been nominated for the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards for its Celtic-influenced single “Heather’s Gate.” Talent from around the globe is nominated in more than 80 album, song, music video and design categories. This is the band’s first nomination, which they hope will lead to additional opportunities for radio and Internet play, and ultimately, interest from a record label.
Each year, millions of people are certified in lifesaving techniques like CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. But far fewer people know how to respond to a mental health crisis.
SYCAMORE – Over the last 17 years, Relay For Life of DeKalb County has raised more than $1.5 million towards cancer research and programs and services for cancer patients and their families.
Voluntary Action Center will conduct a summer food service program for all eligible children.
DeKALB – The MiG-21 Russian fighter jet at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport is scheduled to make its final departure from DeKalb this weekend.
DeKALB – The DeKalb Municipal Band’s 159th season of free summer concerts begins Tuesday, June 11.
SYCAMORE – Nate Petit has always been a big rugby fan. “When I was little, I used to go to the high school matches all the time,” the Sycamore eighth grader said.
SYCAMORE – The 42nd annual Northern Illinois Art Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, on the lawn of the DeKalb County courthouse. This event is sponsored by the Kishwaukee Valley Art League, a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1972 to support the arts in the Kishwaukee Valley.
SYCAMORE – In 1943, Philip K. Wrigley founded the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. This was during World War II, and with the possibility that men’s baseball might be suspended, Wrigley decided that a woman’s league might be one way to prevent baseball franchises from losing money. Sycamore resident Betty Mullins was one of the women who played in the AAGPBL. She will she share her story at the Sycamore History Museum’s June 6 Brown Bag Lunch.
DeKALB — Amanda Nelson, general manager of the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, has been named the Illinois Council of Orchestras (ICO) sole recipient of a 2013 Honorable Mention Award, as a designation of a person who has made outstanding contributions to an orchestra in Illinois. The award was presented at the KSO’s spring concert May 4 by Brian Shilander, a member of the ICO Board.
DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library will host The Writer’s Yarn, a local authors fair, on Saturday, June 1. The fair will open at 11 a.m. with booths featuring local authors, baked goods and refreshments, an Activity Nook with games and crafts, face painting, a soccer fun field and a Reader’s Theatre for some interactive sessions and workshops with the authors. This event is free, open to everyone and will be located in the library’s parking lot on the corner of Third and Oak Streets in DeKalb. If it rains, the event will be held inside the library.