DeKalb County events calendar


Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore offers a variety of programs for families and school children. (Photo courtesy Midwest Museum of Natural History)

Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore offers a variety of programs for families and school children. (Photo courtesy Midwest Museum of Natural History)

April 7-10 and April 14-16

“Blithe Spirit”

7:30 pm April 7-9 and April 14-16 and 2 p.m. April 10 and April 16

Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. 4th St., DeKalb


The NIU Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting this 1941 play by Noel Coward. The much-revived classic serves up an improbable farce about a man stalked by his dead ex-wife after she is conjured up during a séance. For more information, contact David Booth at or (815) 753-1334.


April 8

Snake Feeding at the Midwest Museum of Natural History

3:30 – 4 p.m.

Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., Sycamore

Free, with museum admission, adults, $8; children 2-12 and senior citizens 62 and older, $5

Learn how snakes eat while watching a museum staff member feed them. Other upcoming feeding dates are April 15, April 22 and April 29; 3:30-4 p.m. For more information, email or call (815) 895-9777.


April 9

No Fear Gardening – Perennials, Annuals & Edibles

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St., Sycamore


First, learn how to give your garden a sun/shade evaluation. Then learn about perennial plant varieties and combinations for multi-seasonal enjoyment, as well as using annuals to extend interest in the garden. Additionally, learn how to incorporate edibles (herbs and vegetable plants) into the landscape. They are beautiful and tasty.

April 11

General Book Club

7 p.m.

DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb


This month the General Book Club will meet to discuss a work of fiction, “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce. Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning a letter arrives, addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl, from a woman he hasn’t heard from in 20 years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. But before Harold mails off a quick reply, a chance encounter convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. For additional information, email or call (815) 756-9568 ext. 2100.

April 12

“He Named Me Malala”

7 p.m.

Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., DeKalb


The film is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. A panel discussion will follow the film, which is sponsored by: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, Friends of Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls, Dan Schewe, Nancy Proesel and the NIU Muslim Student Association.


April 13

Southeast Asian Experience

4 p.m.

Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St., Sycamore


NIU’s Southeast Asian Club will present the wonders of their countries with a crafting station (including mandalas, paper lanterns, face masks and puppets), traditional dance station, storytelling station and food station(including dishes from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam).


April 14

Spiritual Rez with Concrete Roots

Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb

$8 to $10

Boston’s beloved reggae-rock funkateers, Spiritual Rez, deliver their most triumphant musical offering yet. While their groove is primarily rooted in rock, reggae, and funk traditions, the septet draws stylistic influence from nearly every musical movement of the 20th century.





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