SYCAMORE – “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum,” the tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” will be performed by middle school students of St. Mary’s School in Sycamore on May 2 and 3. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. both nights in the St. Mary Parish Activity Center, 244 Waterman St. in Sycamore.
SYCAMORE – A handkerchief, while a simple item, has a very long and interesting history. Handkerchiefs have been used for more than 400 years – from kings, queens and lords, to the blushing bride on her wedding day. Elaine Goodwin will share her knowledge about handkerchiefs and display her personal favorites during the Sycamore History Museum’s May 2 Brown Bag lunch program.
SYCAMORE – Sycamore insurance agent Jeff Keicher, CLU ChFC CPCU, was asked to attend a special legislative conference held by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. The event brought more than 1,000 influential life insurance agents from across the country to Washington D.C. April 8 and 9 to urge legislators to protect life insurance from taxation.
DeKALB – Experience the music and dance traditions of Peru during a free performance scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Conexion Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St. in DeKalb.
DeKALB – The Ellwood House Museum will host “ANTHROTROPISM,” an M.A. thesis exhibition by Agnes Ma, April 25 through Sept. 27. An opening reception will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in the Brauer Gallery on the second floor of the Visitor’s Center.
DeKALB – At the next Bright Futures program, students will learn that April’s strong, gusty winds are good for more than just flying kites. The program, “Fun with Wind Energy,” will introduce elementary and middle school students to alternative energy and the science behind wind turbines.
SYCAMORE – On Saturday, April 27, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day with a free community event to encourage kids to get moving and learning, and families to live healthier. Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, takes place at 1,900 Ys and kick-starts healthier behaviors now and throughout the summer, a critical out-of-school time for children’s health.
DeKALB – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Grace Place Campus Ministry will offer #Prayers2Pass, an interactive prayer event for the students, faculty and staff of Northern Illinois University and anyone else who needs a prayer in the week leading up to finals.
DeKALB – The DeKalb Schnucks is one of 79 stores in the grocery chain whose customers’ credit-card information might have been compromised in a cyber attack.
Illinois residents can cast their vote for the state’s outstanding senior volunteer at salutetoseniorservice.com through April 30. The Salute to Senior Service program is sponsored by Home Instead Inc., the franchiser of the Home Instead Senior Care network. The program honors the contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service to their favorite causes.
DeKALB – DeKalb School District 428 board members unanimously voted to sell Kiwanis Park to the DeKalb Park District without any public discussion last week.
DeKALB – DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport Director Tom Cleveland will be inducted into the Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame next month.
DeKALB – Miura Bartalone, 3, of Hinckley seemed right at home looking for prizes in the “Star Wars”-inspired “trash compactor” attraction that was set up in the conference room of the DeKalb Public Library.
SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation is taking applications for a scholarship that focuses on education beyond an undergraduate degree. The Spinoso Masters Scholarship, worth up to $10,000, is available to graduates of DeKalb County high schools who are working on furthering their formal education.