DeKalb County Calendar of Events

Chronicle Media Staff

This week’s film in the Green Lens Environmental Film Series, “The Anthropologist,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb.

Sept. 28

The Green Lens Environmental Film Series

7 p.m. Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb


This week’s film is “The Anthropologist.” Funded by the National Science Foundation, the film explores an anthropologist’s research on the impact of climate change on different cultures through the eyes of her teenage daughter over the course of five years. Director Seth Kramer will attend the screening and talk about the experience of making the 2015 film.


Sept. 30

Blood Drive

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb


Donate blood and get a gift. The Heartland Blood Center will award $10 Colonial Café gift certificates and vouchers for one admission to Siegel’s Cottonwood Pumpkin Fest to all donors at the DeKalb Public Library’s blood drive. To schedule a donation, call or text Heartland Blood Center representative Camille Piazza at (847) 305-9998, or sign up at the library or online at Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors must be at least 16 years old, and should eat breakfast and be hydrated. For more information, email or call (815) 756-9568, ext. 1701.


Local Author Book Discussion

2 p.m.

Sycamore Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore


Local author and Sycamore resident Beverly Finn will talk about her book, “What Happened to the Rest of Us.” The book is a follow-up novel to her memoir, “You Won’t Be Coming Back.” The books follow Finn’s life growing up in poverty in rural Wisconsin with her eight siblings.


DEF Boot Scootin’ and BBQ’n

6-11 p.m.

Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St., DeKalb

$45; $80 for two

The DeKalb Education Foundation (DEF), a non-profit, citizen-led organization that raises and distributes tax-deductible contributions to DeKalb Community School District 428, will hold its annual fundraiser with cocktails and dinner. The Party Doctors, a band that plays music from the ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s and today, will perform. For information and tickets, visit


Oct. 1

Free Skateboarding

10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Fargo Skateboarding, 629 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb


Skateboarders are invited to skate for free the first Sunday of the month. For more information, visit or call (815) 756-5555.


Oct. 2

“Lives Worth Living”

7 p.m.

Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb


To kick off Disability Awareness Month in DeKalb, the Egyptian Theatre will host a screening of “Lives Worth Living,” a 2011 PBS documentary by Eric Neudel that traces the history of the disability rights movement in the U.S. from 1945 to 1990, the year of both the Capitol Crawl and the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A discussion will follow the film.


Oct. 3

Fall Film Series: Tim Burton

7 p.m.

Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb


The Egyptian Theatre’s fall film series is featuring Tim Burton movies. The next one, “Sleepy Hollow” is about Ichabod Crane, who is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman. For more information and tickets, go to the or call (815) 758-1225.


NIU Lecture Series

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Illinois Room, Holmes Student Center, NIU campus


Northern Illinois University’s Lifelong Learning Institute Notables lecture series showcases timely topics. The next lecture will be “Addressing North Korea for the Sake of Planet Earth.” Morse Tan, NIU College of Law faculty, will speak. His work on North Korea has been received by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, the South Korean ambassador to the U.S. and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State who led negotiations with North Korea. He is known for his voluminous law review articles on North Korea.

–DeKalb County Calendar of Events–