DeKalb County Calendar of Events Nov. 8 – Nov. 12

The Cordland Turkey Trot 5K will take place at 7 a.m. Nov. 11, beginning at North Avenue, Cortland. . For more information, call (815) 549-1205 or send an email to

Nov. 9

Movie and Activity: “E.T., the Extra-terrestrial”
12:30 and 3 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

“E.T., the Extra-terrestrial” will be shown at a program intended for 6th-12th grade students. Considered one of the greatest films ever made, “E.T.” was widely acclaimed by critics as a timeless story of friendship. An “out-of-this-world” activity will be included. Popcorn will be served. For more information, go to

Gluten-free Demonstration
6:30 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

Free What’s the Scoop on Gluten? Hy-Vee dietitian, Lisa Brandt, will demonstrate some tasty items using gluten-free recipes. The public is invited to sample a variety of dishes and learn the latest information about gluten. The program is open to all. No registration is required. It is part of the A Healthy Mind, in a Healthy Body initiative between the DeKalb Public Library and DeKalb Kiwanis Club. For more information, go to

Nov. 10

Movie and Activity: “A Bridge Too Far”
1-3 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

For this “no school” day and in recognition of Veteran’s Day, the DeKalb Public Library will show a World War II movie, and will invite the public to write letters of thanks and encouragement to service men and women overseas. Military-themed snack and popcorn provided. The movie, rated PG, chronicles the Battle of Arnhem, which marshaled the greatest armada of troop-carrying aircraft ever assembled and cost the Allies nearly twice as many casualties as D-Day. The program is intended for teens in grades 6-12. No registration is required. For more information, go to

Benefit for Puerto Rico
7-9 p.m.
The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb

Live music, vendors, raffles and more are planned for a party that will raise money to help relief efforts those in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria. For more information, call (815) 517-1788.

Listen Local Friday
7 p.m.
Opera House of Sandwich, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich
$5, general admission seating

Local artists are invited to play at the Sandwich Opera House on Friday nights.

Bands that want to be added to the list should call (815) 786-2555 or send an

email to

Nov. 10-Nov. 11

Christmas in the Country
The schools south of Rt. 34 on Wells, Lions and Dayton Streets in Sandwich
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 12

This is the 38th annual Christmas in the Country School Craft Show.  Admission benefits Sandwich school bands. Shuttle service between schools will be provided; no strollers allowed. For more information, call (630) 677-2946 or send an email to

Nov. 11

Turkey Trot 5K
7 a.m.
Starts and ends on North Avenue, Cortland
$25 for adult runners and walkers, $15for children participating in Kid’s Fun Run

The Cortland 8th annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk is pet friendly, stroller friendly and attracts people of all ages. This USATF flat course winds through Cortland. With no elevation, this is a fast course. Medals will be given to all finishers. Trophies and Turkeys will be awarded to the top male and female finisher along with medals to be given to the top three in each age category. Proceeds will benefit the youth of Cortland through the activities of the Cortland Lions Club. For more information, call (815) 549-1205 or send an email to

Nov. 12

Wonderful World of Christmas Craft/Vendor Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Genoa-Kingston High School, 980 Park Ave., just west of Genoa
$2 adults, 50 cents students

Genoa Community Women’s Club is sponsoring its 29th annual Christmas show. Proceeds will benefit the college scholarship fund for graduating seniors. The show will feature more than 140 spaces for vendors and crafters. For information about table rental, send an email to Include a description of items to be sold.


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events Nov. 8 – Nov. 12–