DeKalb County Calendar of Events Jan. 10 – Jan. 16

Join the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore, for a journey through the main gallery from 4- p.m. Jan. 11.

Jan. 10-11

Northern Illinois Farm Show
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 10
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 11
NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb

With more than 5,000 attendees and 200 local and leading exhibitors, the IDEAg Northern Illinois Farm Show is a venue for producers in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa to meet with agribusinesses under one roof. The show will feature a multitude of informative and educational programs developed by the University of Illinois Extension Services.

Jan. 11

10 a.m.
Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore

This 40-minute session will offer stories, music and craft projects geared for children 3-6 years old. No registration is required. For more information, call (815) 895-2500.

Polar Express Museum Tour
4-5 p.m.
Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore
$8 adults, $5 senior citizens and children under 11, plus $3 for the tour

Join the museum for a journey through the main gallery. Learn all about how animals adapt to cold environments. Hot chocolate will be served after. Visit or call (815) 895-9777 for more information.

Jan. 12

Civil Air Patrol
7-9:30 p.m.
DeKalb Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St., DeKalb

The local group meets on Friday. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, as a way to protect the nation’s shorelines from invading German U-boats, the Civil Air Patrol has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground. For more information, call (815) 901-3971.

Jan. 13

Artists at the Museum
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore
$8 adults, $5 senior citizens, $1 discount for students with a valid school ID

On the second Saturday of each month, artists can take advantage of the museum’s diverse collection. After a few hours of creating, those interested can gather to discuss and critique each other’s work. This is an informal group that is all about having fun. No registration is required. All skill levels and ages are welcome. Chairs are limited, and artists are encouraged to bring their own chair or stool. Questions? Contact Kayla Trusk, exhibitions and collections curator, at (815) 895-9777.

Jan. 14

Faranda’s 2018 Wedding Expo
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Faranda’s, 302 Grove St., DeKalb

Faranda’s 16th annual Wedding Expo will feature a fashion show, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, a cash bar and a variety of wedding vendors. Admission is free. Registration is requested but not required. Find more information at

Kids’ Fairy Garden Workshop
1-2:30 p.m.
Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore

Join the Garden Fairy as she shares stories of all her adventures living at the magical garden participants design their gardens Helpers will assist step by step to create a fairy garden to take home. The cost covers everything all supplies. Additional items will be available for purchase. Space is limited to 25 children. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For tickets, call (815) 895-3737 or register at

Jan. 16

Coffee with Carlsen
8 a.m.
Faranda’s, 302 Grove St., DeKalb
$12 for general public, $10 for season ticket holders

Join NIU head women’s basketball coach Lisa Carlsen for Coffee with Carlsen with special guests Kim Kester, NIU head women’s golf coach, and NIU head women’s gymnastics coach Sam Morreale. This event will include breakfast, a meet-and-greet, chat talk and raffle.

Soup-er Tuesday
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Hwy.

This weekly Tuesday event offers warm soup and tours of the Glidden Homestead and Museum. For more information, visit, send an e-mail to or call (815) 756-7904.

The Best Picture Film Series
7 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., DeKalb
$8, $6 for senior citizens and students

The Egyptian Theatre is holding its 2018 Best Picture Film Series through March 6, featuring Oscar Best Picture winning films from each decade. The next film in the series is “Casablanca” from 1942. 


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events Jan. 10 – Jan. 16–