DeKalb County Calendar of Events May 23 – May 31

Explore the history of one of the most well-known, iconic and influential bands to ever exist: The Beatles at 7 p.m. May 29 at the Sandwich Public Library District, 925 S. Main St., Sandwich.

May 25 and 29

Medicare Made Clear
11 a.m. May 25
6:30 p.m. May 29
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

More Medicare insurance options than ever before are now available. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration and educated consumers. Licensed sales representative Carol Cherry will explain multiple plans of varying coverage and cost that can benefit your individual needs. Registration is not needed. Call 815-756-9568 for more information.

May 25

Battle of the Bands
7 p.m.
Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich

Local student musicians, The Aviators, James Plainfield & the Plain White Fields will be playing along with soloist Amanda Bargrover, The Ethan Mosley Band and Brian Beer on the Chapman stick will also perform. Someone will be going on to play at the 2018 Sandwich Fair. This is an all-ages show.

May 26

Genoa Homegrown and Handmade Market
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
City Parking Lot, corner of Route 72 and south Genoa Street, Genoa

The Naturally Genoa Farmer’s Market is a community hub—a place to meet up with friends, bring children, or just get a taste of small-town life. The market supports local farmers while providing fresh and homegrown items to the community. Buying from local farmers supports local agriculture. Vendors, artists and musicians are wanted to participate in this season’s five markets. If interested, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 815-784-2212.

May 26-27

USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Course
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Country Inn & Suites, 1450 S. Peace Road, Sycamore

This 16-hour course meets the Illinois State Police requirements for the Illinois Concealed Carry Permit. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate, which is required when applying for an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit. For registration information or more course details, call Dennis Leifheit at 815-501-9421.

May 27

Flea Market Swap Meet
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road, Sandwich
$5 for adults, free for children younger than 12

The Flea Market Swap Meet will be held in conjunction with the Antique Car Show. For more information, call 815-786-9075.

May 29

The Beatles: A History
7 p.m.
Sandwich Public Library District, 925 S. Main St., Sandwich

Explore the history of one of the most well-known, iconic and influential bands to ever exist: The Beatles. Presenter Gary Wenstrup will take the audience on a tour of the band’s development in Liverpool, through Beatlemania, into their psychedelic phase and eventual dissolution. No registration required.

May 29-30

Stone Soup Story Time
9:30 a.m. May 29
10:30 a.m. May 30
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

How do you make the best soup? With a stone! Join in the telling of the story of Stone Soup with Julia Stemper. Then be a part of a kid-friendly version of Stone Soup Shakespeare’s upcoming play, “Taming of the Shrew.”  All ages are invited. No registration is needed.

May 30

Ellwood House Tour
10:30 a.m.-noon
Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St., DeKalb

DeKalb’s annual Memorial Day program will take place on the front lawn of the Ellwood mansion starting at 9 a.m. Following the program, the first floor of the mansion will be open to the public for free self-guided tours.

May 31

“The Taming of the Shrew”
7 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton star in this 1967 film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” A father is attempting to marry off his two daughters; however, he will marry off his youngest, Bianca, only if someone will marry his eldest, Katharina, a strong-willed woman. This movie showing is anticipation of the live theater event. Stone Soup Shakespeare presents The Taming of the Shrew at Huntley Park on 2nd and Garden at 6 p.m. June 1.


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events May 23 – May 31–