DeKalb County Calendar of Events

Chronicle Media Staff

The DeKalb Elks Lodge hosts weekly bingo games. Food is available to purchase between 5-6:45 p.m. before the games begin.

Oct. 5


Hispanic Heritage Activity for Teens

4 p.m.

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb


Teens, in grades 6-12, are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an activity of making tissue paper flower decorations. No registration is necessary. For additional information, email or call (815) 756-9568, Ext. 3400.




The Green Lens Environmental Film Series

7 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb


This week’s film is “Chasing Ice.” The film is the record of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of the changing planet of earth. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, the photographer began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.



7-9:30 p.m.

DeKalb Elks Lodge, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb


The DeKalb Elks Lodge hosts weekly bingo games. Food is available to purchase between 5-6:45 p.m. before the games begin.


Oct. 6


Artisan Market

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, DeKalb


The sale of unique handmade crafts and baked goods and proceeds from a large raffle will benefit the Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Fund. For more information, contact or call (815) 756-1521, ext. 153372.


DeKalb Area Creative Writers

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore


DeKalb Area Creative Writers meet at the Sycamore Public Library every other Friday. No sign-up is required. For more information, go to


“Sweeney Todd”

8 p.m.

Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb


Egyptian Theatre’s Fall Film Series highlights the work of Tim Burton, an American film director, producer, artist, writer and animator. Burton is known for his dark, gothic, eccentric and quirky fantasy films. “Sweeney Todd” fits the bill. The film re-tells the Victorian melodramatic tale of Sweeney Todd, an English barber and serial killer who murders his customers with a straight razor and, with the help of his accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, processes their corpses into meat pies. The LIVE Shadow Cast, Irrational Masters, will perform. For more information and tickets, go to or call (815) 758-1225.


Oct. 9


DeKalb Area Toastmasters Meeting

7-8:30 p.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church basement, 511 Russell Road, DeKalb


See how Toastmasters can improve your leadership and communication skills, and network with people from all walks of life. For general inquiries and to register, email or call (815) 758-1281.




Preschool Picasso

11-11:45 a.m.

Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore


Hands-on arts and crafts are offered for children ages 3-6. Children will learn vocabulary, develop their fine motor skills and learn to play with others. Children should wear clothes that can get messy. Signup is required. Call (815) 895-2500.


Ollie’s Fundraiser

11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Ollie’s Frozen Custard, 2290 Oakland Drive, Sycamore

Prices vary

Ten percent of the day’s sales will go to the Sycamore Music Boosters to support all music students. The Music Boosters support various music programs offered within the district, and comprises of a group of volunteer families and friends of students enrolled in music education classes in Sycamore School District 427. For more information, visit


Oct. 11


Senior Health and Fitness Showcase

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road, Sycamore


Explore the many senior-friendly physical activity options and learn more about the importance of exercise and nutrition for ongoing health and illness prevention. Open to those 55 and older. For questions, email


DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society Meeting

7 p.m.

DeKalb Area Retirement Center – Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb


Sheriff Roger Scott will present the history of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department.


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