DeKalb County Calendar of Events May 30 – June 5

Celebrating 47 years on the courthouse lawn, the Kishwaukee Valley Art League will hold its annual Northern Illinois Art Show June 2-3 at the DeKalb County Courthouse Lawn, 133 W. State St., Sycamore.

May 31

1 p.m.
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb

Despite his family’s baffling, generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. No registration is needed.

Movie: “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,” June 1.

June 1

Play: “The Taming of the Shrew”
6 p.m.
Huntley Park, Second and Garden streets, DeKalb

Bring a picnic and enjoy Stone Soup Shakespeare’s rendition of the comedy, “The Taming of the Shrew.” In the case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Yusunas Meeting Room at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Movies in the Parks
At dusk, shortly after 8:30 p.m.
Sycamore Park District Sports Complex, 435 Airport Road, Sycamore

Disney’s “The Lion King” will be the first movie of the summer, when DeKalb, Sycamore and Sandwich park districts host a Friday family movie in the park three Fridays a month.  The movie location will rotate among the three park districts. Bring a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. The movie will begin at dusk, but come early for pre-movie activities.

June 2

Electronics Recycling Collection
9 a.m.-noon
DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St., DeKalb

This collection is open to DeKalb County residents; proof of address is required.

Office equipment and products, small home appliances and improvement products and home entertainment items and computers and peripherals will be accepted for recycling. Items that will not be accepted include batteries, smoke detectors, large appliances and wooden speakers. For complete lists, go to or call 815-758-6673.

June 2-3

Northern Illinois Art Show
DeKalb County Courthouse Lawn, 133 W. State St., Sycamore

Celebrating 47 years on the courthouse lawn, the Kishwaukee Valley Art League will hold its annual Northern Illinois Art Show. This two-day juried show features 60 to 70 artisans exhibiting fine arts and crafts in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil painting, pencil sketching, fabric, woodworking, pastels, photography, ceramics, fused glass and other three-dimensional media. Art League members also offer a group exhibit with all media.

June 4-Aug. 23

DeKalb Park District’s Summer Camp Season
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays
Littlejohn Elementary School, 1121 School St., and Hopkins Park Shelter, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb
$1,240 for 10 weeks or $124 per week

Camp activities for children entering kindergarten to sixth grade in the fall include swimming at Hopkins Pool three times a week, weekly field trips, breakfast and lunch. For more information, visit the Sports and Recreation Center, 1765 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, or call 815-758-775.

June 5

Alex’s Lemonade Stand
9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sycamore Public Library, 103 S. State St., Sycamore

Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a national organization that hosts lemonade stands all over the country to raise money for children’s cancer research. SPLAG will be fundraising all day at the library. Enjoy lemonade and lemon flavored treats. At 2 p.m., a lemon-themed story time and lemon-themed activities and crafts will be held in the children’s area.

Sycamore Farmer’s Market
3-7 p.m.
Corner of Sacramento and State streets, Sycamore

The Sycamore Farmer’s Market – featuring locally grown produce, wine, baked goods and artisan crafts – opens for another season, and in a new location. For more information, call 815-895-3456 or visit or the market’s Facebook page.


–DeKalb County Calendar of Events May 30 – June 5–