DeKalb County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore, is hosting “Animal Spotlight: Snakes” from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15. (Photo by Muffinn)

March 8-March 10 

3-D Printing 

Maple Park Public Library, 302 Willow St., Maple Park 

Regular library hours 

Fees vary 

3-D printing is available at the library this week. There is a charge for printing and guidelines posted on website must be followed. The printer will be at the library one week per month, but print job requests may be turned in at any time, printing will be done as available.


March 10 

Hip Hoppin’ in The Fargo  

7 p.m.-2 a.m. 

Fargo Skateboarding, 629 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 

Admission fee varies 

Hip Hoppin’ in The Fargo featuring: AKM, High Five, Danny Diezel and Jayoh Hanabishi. For more details, go to Hip Hoppin’ in The Fargo’s Facebook Event Page or call (815) 756-5555.


March 11 

Arduinos: Join the Maker Movement!  

9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Northern Illinois University Swen Parson Hall, Room 146, DeKalb 


Arduinos are small computers that can be used to create a variety of electronic projects. Students – 12 years of age and older – will learn some of the ways that arduinos can be used in their own projects, and the basics of programming them. In-class projects will range from lighting LEDs to creating an interactive game. Students will have the option to purchase the board they used in class, so they can continue the fun after the class has finished. This is a two-part class; the second part will take place March 18.


March 11 

Fargo Skateboarding Video Contest Premiere Party 

7 p.m.-1 a.m. 

Fargo Skateboarding, 629 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 


Be the first to view the videos submitted to Fargo Skateboarding Video contest. A late night skate session will be held after the videos are shown. Call (815) 756-5555 for more information.


March 14 

Soup-er Tuesday 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 

$4, adults; members and children under 14 with family, free; $3 for groups of 10 or more 

Glidden Homestead offers warm soup and tours on selected Tuesdays at the Homestead and Museum, which was the home of the innovative developer of barbed wire. For more information, visit, e-mail or call (815) 756-7904.


March 14 

March Business After Hours 

5-7 p.m. 

Cracker Jax, 118 N. Third St., DeKalb 


The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce invites businesspeople to its March Business After Hours

at Cracker Jax. For more information, call (815) 756-6306.


March 14 

Course for Women on Intergenerational Farm Transition 

5:30-8:30 p.m. 

DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore 


Farm women will learn about business planning, estate planning, retirement planning, and succession planning from University of Illinois Extension educators and other area professionals in business, finance and law. In addition to brief presentations, there will be discussions based on participant questions and follow-up activities for family members. Course size is limited. For more information, call (815) 758-8194 or email  Register online  at


March 14 

A Visit with Mrs. Lincoln 

7 p.m. 

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb 


Mary Lincoln comes to life as presented by Valerie Gugala. She sets the historical record straight as she takes listeners through the life of a young woman born into a wealthy Kentucky family, and the transformation from that life to the wife of a young man whose background was the opposite. The Lincoln family’s life in Springfield, Lincoln’s political career, his election to the presidency and the family’s life in the White House during the Civil War will be explored. Families are welcome. For more information, email or call (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.


March 15 

Animal Spotlight: Snakes 

11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore 

Free with admission: $8, adults; $5, children and senior citizens; free for members 

Learn about slithering reptiles, see them up close and find out what makes them unique. Call (815) 895-9777 for more information.