Neighbor’s House Giving Thanks 5K
Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb
Come out on Thanksgiving morning and burn off some calories before enjoying the holiday big meal. All proceeds go to help students and families in DeKalb County through Neighbors’ House, a not-for-profit, faith-based, community development organization. Call (815) 787-0600 to register. The race is limited to 400 runners.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb
Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan. Accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess. There will be two showings of this movie.
Nov. 25-Nov. 27
“A Christmas Carol”
7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 26, 2 p.m. Nov. 27
Stage Coach Players, 126 S. 5th St., DeKalb
$15 adults; $12 children, 12 and younger
This musical is based on the classic Christmas story about Ebenezer Scrooge, a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his past, present and future. The play also will be performed Dec. 1-Dec. 4. Call (815) 758-1940 for more information.
Nov. 25-Nov. 30
Elwood House Museum Tours
1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb
$10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 6-17, children under 6 and members, free.
Guided tours through Nov. 30 give visitors the opportunity to see the mansion in a new light. The guided tour goes through all three floors and the basement level of the elegantly decorated 1879 mansion. Guided tours take approximately 60 minutes and start at the Visitor Center. Call (815) 756-4609 for more information.
Nov. 25 and Nov. 30
Jewelry Beading Class
2 p.m. Nov. 25 and 5 p.m. Nov 30
Sweet Earth, 341 W. State St., Sycamore
Take a class with Sweet Earth instructors, led by the store’s GIA graduate gemologist. This is a beginning class teaching earring basics. Earrings will be made with genuine Swarovksi crystal parts and sterling silver ear wires. Students please bring a round and chain nose plier to class or purchase at Sweet Earth. Register in advance by calling (815) 895-3011. Other jewelry classes will be taught in December.
Swingin’ in the Holidays Concert
Northern Illinois University Music Building Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
550 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb
Students of NUI’s School music will perform holiday classic songs.
Franklin Mall Christmas Food Project
20 locations in the Sandwich area
The Franklin Mall Christmas Food Project, administered by the Sandwich Lion’s Club, collects nonperishable food and personal care items for families who are having a hard time within the Sandwich School system. To participate, contact Karen Spangler, Franklin Mall Christmas Food Project chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb
Every Monday is open mic night hosted by Uncle Joe. The event is for all ages. For more information, call (815) 517-1788.