DeKalb County Events

Chronicle Media Staff

Genoa Farmer’s Market Opening Day will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 in the City Parking Lot, corner of Rt. 72 & south Genoa Street.

May 18

Digging In: Archaeology at the Glidden Homestead

12 p.m.

Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb


A simple invention in an old barn put DeKalb on the map. Today, Glidden Homestead is digging into that barn’s deeper history to give a full picture of Joseph Glidden’s historic invention. Join the Homestead’s executive director, Rob Glover, at the next Local Lore session for the 2017 update on this archaeology project. Local Lore is a series of adult lecture series. Participants are welcome to bring a sack lunch. Call (815) 756-4609 for more information.


May 18

“The Inspector General”

7 p.m.

Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb

$7 for adults; $5 for students with ID and senior citizens 65 and older

In this farcical Technicolor musical, snake oil salesman Georgi is too honest for his own good. After his partner fires him, the simple-minded Georgi wanders into a corrupt town where he is mistaken for a diplomat. As Georgi unknowingly enjoys his false identity, the townspeople make several botched attempts to assassinate him, believing he is a powerful politician. Matters get even more tangled, and amusing when the real inspector general shows up. Movie stars Danny Kaye.


May 20

Genoa Farmer’s Market Opening Day

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

City Parking Lot, corner of Rt. 72 & south Genoa Street


The Naturally Genoa Farmer’s Market, designed to support local farmers who provide fresh and homegrown items, is open for another season. Vendors, artists and musicians are wanted for the market’s new season. Call (815) 784-2212.


May 20

Snack on This!

2-3 p.m.

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb


Hy-Vee dietician Lisa Brandt will discuss healthy living and nutritious alternatives to unhealthy snack foods. Using youth books such as “Kid’s First Cookbook” by the American Cancer Society and “Kids Cook 1-2-3” by Rozanne Gold, Brandt will demonstrate how youngsters can use healthy ingredients to make quick snacks.

The audience can sample the snacks she makes. Books on healthy cooking and sustainable living will be available for borrowing.

For more information, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.


May 21

Kishwaukee Concert Band Finale

3-5 p.m.

Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Music Building, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb


The Kishwaukee Concert Band will present its Season 15 Finale Concert. The band is made up of all-volunteer members over the age of 18 who play a wind or percussion instrument.


May 23

American Flag Window Painting Class

6:30-8 p.m.

Chelsea McGhee Studios, 525 Brickville Road, Sycamore


Kick off Memorial Day Weekend painting your own American flag on a glass window, a perfect patriotic decor for a porch or garden. Window sizes are 31-by-19 and 36-by-20 inches. For more information and to register, visit


May 22

Bedtime Stories with Princess Leia

6:30-7:30 p.m.

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb


Wear your pajamas and join Princess Leia for an evening of fun at the library. Leia will be available for pictures and one-minute visits with children. No registration is required. For additional information, email or call (815) 756-9568, ext. 3350.


May 24

Basic Gardening

6:30 p.m.

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb


Do you want to start a garden but don’t know how? Or do you have a garden but have questions about what to gow? This Gardening Basics class given by the DeKalb County Community Gardens will help you get started and keep growing! Topics to be discuss include garden placement and planning, soil structure and biology, plant selection and maintenance. The main focus will be on annual vegetable gardens, with some discussion on ornamentals and perennials. Registration is required. For additional information, email or call (815) 756-9568, ext. 1701.