DeKalb County Calendar of Events June 13 – June 20

Men’s Basketball Father Kid Camp will be held June 16-17 at the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb.

June 13

Music at the Mansion
7:30 p.m.
Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb

The Mary J. Harris Trio will perform a show called “Broadway at the Mansion.” Beer, wine, soda and water will be sold. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

June 14

DeKalb Farmers’ Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Van Buer Plaza on the corner of north Second and Locust streets, DeKalb

The DeKalb Farmers Market features more than 30 vendors offering locally-grown produce, wine, baked goods, flowers and artisan crafts.

2 p.m.
Maple Park Public Library, 302 Willow St., Maple Park

Join in some summer fun when Rylie Roubal from the Hinckley Public Library will demonstrate how to make slime. Each participant will get to make two kinds of slime. All supplies will be provided. This will be messy, so the wearing of appropriate clothing is advised. Registration is required. Call 815-827-3362.

June 14-16

Sycamore City Wide Garage Sales
Times vary each day
Throughout Sycamore

Sycamore will host this year’s city-wide estate, yard and sidewalk sale. There will be as many as 100 sales across town. Each seller sets his or her own sale times. A list of addresses, sale times and items for sale is available

June 15

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

BLOCK Fest is designed for children ages 8 months to 8 and their families. During an event, children have the opportunity to explore five varieties of non-interlocking blocks while families interact with their children and learn how to support block play at home. BLOCK Fest is an opportunity for families to learn how to support their children’s math and science growth. Registration required. Call 815-895-2500.

June 16-17

Men’s Basketball Father Kid Camp
Noon-9:30 p.m. June 16
8:39-11 a.m. June 17
NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb
$150 for father and one child, $50 for each additional child

Camp includes basketball fundamental skill development along with contests and games. Open to boys and girls 6-13 years of age. Questions? Contact Chad Pecka at

June 18

Kids Coding: Logo
4 p.m.
Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State, Sycamore

This programming class will teach students in grades 4-8 the basics of programming by drawing. They will be entering simple commands into the computer, telling a turtle on the screen to move a certain direction. When the turtle moves, a pencil moves with him. Registration is required. Call 815-895-2500, ext. 131.

June 18-22

Pioneer Camp
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Russell Woods Forest Preserve, one mile west of Genoa on Rt. 72
$120 per child

This is one of five weeklong camps offered by the DeKalb County. At this camp, youngsters will experience the life of pioneer children. Campers will make candles, cook food in a Dutch oven, play pioneer games and other activities. Campers also will get to make decisions during a simulated wagon train activity.

June 19

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

Kirk Lundbeck will conduct the band and soloist Jill McCormick will sing.

June 20-21

AARP Driving Safe Course|
9 a.m.
Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State, Sycamore
$15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members

Take the AARP Smart Driver two-day classroom course and you could save money on your car insurance. Refresh driving skills and knowledge of the road. Learn techniques for handling left turns, right-of-ways and roundabouts. Discover proven driving methods for safe driving. Registration required. Call 815-895-2500, ext. 126. 


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events June 13 – June 20–