DeKalb County Calendar of Events July 11 – July 17

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Discover 4-H will take place from 4-7 p.m. July 12 at DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore.

July 12

Pots and Palette
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Clubroom at Hy-vee, 2700 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore

Lisa Brandt, dietitian with Sycamore’s Hy-Vee, and Chelsea McGhee, local artist, are teaching themed art and cooking classes. The cost includes all the food, supplies and hands-on instructions. In this farm-to-table class, children 8 years and older will learn how to prepare fettuccine with sausage and kale, Southern green beans with apricots and skillet blueberry slump. They will also learn painting techniques and create a painting to hang on their wall. For more information and to buy tickets, visit

DeKalb Farmers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Van Buer Plaza, north Second and Locust streets, DeKalb

The DeKalb Farmers Market features more than 30 vendors who sell locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers and artisan crafts. Debit, credit and LINK cards are accepted. For more information, call 815-756-6306 or visit’_market.aspx or

Ellwood House Local Lore Series
Noon-1 p.m.
Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb

Brian Reis will talk about the efforts to restore the Ellwood House, once the home of Isaac Ellwood, who made his fortune when he perfected and patented a design for barbed wire.

English Country Dancing
1-2:30 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

This introductory workshop into English country dancing is for participants 6 and older.

Soft-soled shoes and comfortable clothes are recommended as students learn basic steps. No experience is necessary. Registration will be held shortly before the class begins. For additional information, go to, email or call 815-756-9568, ext. 3350.

Discover 4-H
4-7 p.m.
DeKalb County Farm Bureau Building, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore

Youngsters who would like to learn about 4-H are invited to see firsthand the varied projects DeKalb County 4-H members did this year. Also, during the evening, participants can build their own rockets, play Frisbee tic tac toe and giant Yahtzee and test their observational skills with a 4-H scavenger hunt.

Sycamore Summer Concert Series
7-8 p.m.
Good Tymes Shelter, Sports Complex, 435 Airport Road, Sycamore

SHiNDiG! will deliver a musical and visual trip through the ‘60s. Experience the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Monkees, Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, the great girl groups and favorite bands from the decade.

July 13

Movie in the Park
Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

“Early Man” is set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth. The movie tells the story of Dug and sidekick Hognob, who try to unite Dug’s tribe against a mighty enemy. The public is invited to come early and enjoy games and other activities before the movie begins.

July 14

Kayak and Canoe the Kish
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Carroll Memorial Park, Genoa

The Kishwaukee Valley Wanderers, the city of Genoa and the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce are holding this event. The route is from Baseline Road (Becker Park) to Carroll Memorial Park. Participants can come to Carroll Memorial Park from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and board a shuttle that will take them to the drop-off location at Baseline Road. Refreshments will be provided back at Carroll Park after the excursion. For more information, call the chamber office at 815-784-2212.

Historic Downtown DeKalb Walking Tour
1-3 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

Local historian Steve Bigolin will give a walking tour of downtown DeKalb. He will discuss the history of the businesses and the architecture of the buildings that are and were located on Lincoln Highway between 1st and 4th streets. Learn why there is a green-and-yellow wrought iron gate near the old Daily Chronicle building, stop at Isaac Ellwood’s barbed wire factory and find out what originally was in the McCabe’s Tavern building. The tour will leave from the lobby of the library. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Registration is required. To register, fill out the form at or call 815-756-9568, ext. 2150.

Tour of Champions
7-9 p.m.
Northern Illinois University Huskie Stadium, 1245 Stadium Drive South, DeKalb

Top drum and bugle corps will perform when the Tour of Champions comes to town. The NIU Huskie Marching Band will play the national anthem and then bands from Wisconsin, California, Iowa, Texas and Illinois will perform. To buy tickets and get more information, go to or email

July 17

DeKalb Municipal Band Concert
8 p.m.
Dee Palmer Band Shell, Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

Vocalist Gavin Wilson will perform in the band’s tribute to the music of Broadway and Hollywood.


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events July 11 – July 17–