Green Lens Film Series
Egyptian Theater, 135 N. 2nd St., DeKalb
The Green Lens film series, which shows documentaries about social and environmental issues, wraps up with its final film, “RBG.” This documentary, released earlier this year, takes a look at the life and work of the extraordinary 84-year old Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Her work on the Supreme Court is described by the people who know her best. The audience is invited to stay after the film for a discussion with NIU film scholar Jeff Chown and other NIU faculty and guests.
NIU Jazz Big Bands
Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, 300 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb
NIU Graduate Jazztet and NIU Jazz Orchestra will perform with Reggie Thomas, directing. NIU Jazz Ensemble will be led by Rodrigo Villanueva, director.
Demo and Skate with Dan Mancina
Fargo Skateboarding, 629 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb
Blind skateboarder and motivational speaker Dan Mancina will come to Fargo for Disability Awareness Month. Due to a degenerative condition (retinitis pigmentosa), Dan currently has 5 percent vision in his right eye only. He skated before losing his vision and he continues to skate after, with the use of a cane.
Somonauk Hometown Harvest
Heartland Bank and Trust Company parking lot, 128 S. Depot St., Somonauk
The festivities will include children’s activities, a blood drive, truck and tractor show, food, various vendors and other features.
Cortland Fall Parade and Festival
Cortland Community Park, 70 South Llanos St., Cortland
The 37rd annual Cortland Festival and Parade will occur rain or shine from Loves Road and Carol Avenue and will feature local bands, scout troops, clubs and other organizations. “Children are the Future” is the theme of the parade. After the parade, a festival will be held in Cortland Community Park. Artisans, crafters and business vendors will have booths and vendors will sell food.
CROP Hunger Walk DeKalb
2 p.m. sign-in; 3 p.m. walk starts
First Congregational UCC of DeKalb, 617 N. First St., DeKalb
CROP Hunger Walk is sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. There are two routes for the walk: four-mile and one-mile in length. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will support social service agencies and food pantries in DeKalb, Sycamore, and DeKalb County. To participate, go to crophungerwalk.org/dekalbil.
Tuesday Movie at the Library
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb
“Black Panther” is the Tuesday movie. In this superhero movie, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king after the death of his father. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people. This movie is rated PG-13 and is intended for adults and mature teens. Children under the age of 13 may attend only if accompanied by an adult. Movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages.
Richard Jenkins Film Series
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb
$8, $6 for students and senior citizens
This film series is showing nine of DeKalb native Richard Jenkins’ movies. Jenkins is an Emmy award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee, with 111 film credits. The Oct. 16 selection is the 2008 comedy, “Step Brothers.” In the movie, two aimless middle-aged losers, played by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents marry. Jenkins plays the father and Mary Steenburgen plays the mother.
–DeKalb County Calendar of Events Oct. 10 – Oct. 16–