“Beauty and the Beast” Release Party
Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore
Just before the new version of “Beauty and the Beast” comes out, the library will show the original Disney version at a party that will have themed crafts, activities and snacks. Belle from Parties with Character will read aloud a princess story from 5-6 p.m.
Participants are invited to dress up as your favorite prince, princesses or character. Open to all. No sign-up is required.
March 16-March 19
7:30 p.m. March 16- March 18
2 p.m. March 19
Stage Coach Players, 126 S. 5th St., DeKalb
$20, adults; $18, senior citizens and children 13 and younger
It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on a TV dance show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on the show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the show and teach everyone all to look beyond the color of one’s skin. For more information, call (815) 758-1940.
Spring Open House
St. Patrick’s Day Paint and Pour
Chelsea McGhee Studios, 525 Brickville Road, Sycamore
The price includes paint, supplies and instructions as well as use of aprons. Attendees may also bring drinks and snacks. Light snacks and green drinks will also be served. Painters may customize their paintings with their favorite Irish saying.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Parking lot at DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb
A Heartland Mobile Coach will be parked in the library’s lot on the west side of the building. To schedule a donation, call or text Heartland Blood Center representative Camille Piazza at (847) 305-9998, or sign up in person at the library or online at www.heartlandbc.org. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors must be at least 16 years old, eat a hearty breakfast and come hydrated. For additional information, email email@example.com or call (815) 756-9568, ext. 1701.
March 18 and March 19
1 p.m. and 6 p.m. both days
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb
$27, adults; $22, children 3-12 years old; free for children under 3, but must have a ticket
The Beth Fowler Dance Company will present its spring ballet, “Sleeping Beauty.”
The ballet, based on a classic fairy tale about a young princess who slept 100 years and is awakened by the kiss of a prince, is a masterpiece of dance drama created in the 19th century through a collaboration of ballet master Marius Petipa and Russian composer Peter Tchaikovsky. Each child ticket includes a backstage pass for a meet-and-greet with Princess Aurora. Tickets are available at www.EgyptianTheatre.org, by calling (815) 758-1885 or at the box office one hour before each show.
Elder Care Help
Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore
A representative from Elder Care Services will assist senior citizens with Medicare questions. Those who will soon turn 65 or who have questions about their current coverage, prescription coverage (Extra Help), Medicare Supplement plans or Medicare Advantage plans, can stop by for some answers. The representative also
can assist with the Benefit Access application (reduced license plate sticker) and other programs. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Elder Care Services at (815) 758-6550.