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STEMfest 2019

October 19, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm STEMfest celebrates innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Northern Illinois University STEM departments, student groups, regional corporations, museums, educators, and national labs are joining forces to present hundreds of activities that range in complexity to entertain people of all ages. We hope to increase awareness of […]

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Free
NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL 60115 United States
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Volunteer Training: Historic Homes Tour!

October 19, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM Want to know which homes are on our Pumpkin Fest Tour this year? Want to earn a free ticket? Call JoAnn @ 815-981-2357 or email jminter@sandwich430.org to volunteer. Then come to the volunteer training on October 19 to learn about the home you'll be showing and to […]

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Free
DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
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Pop-Con

Saturday, October 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Are you a lover of all things related to pop culture? TV addict? Movie aficionado? Comic book collector? Dress up in your cosplay best and join us for DeKalb Public Library’s first annual Pop-Con: a celebration of pop culture! From 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM we’ll […]

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Free
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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October Weenies and Wine

Saturday, October 19th 12 PM – 4 PM This family-friendly event features 100% beef franks grilled to perfection accompanied by a gourmet toppings bar! Just $5 per hot dog*, no reservation necessary. Hot dogs available while supplies last.

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Free
Prairie State Winery, 222 W Main St
Genoa, IL 60135 United States
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YMCA Halloween Bash

You are invited to our Annual YMCA Halloween Bash! We’ve got a great lineup of activities for all ages. Families are encouraged to wear their costumes and have fun together.  $3 per person until Oct. 19 at noon. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person beginning at 4:00 pm. A limited […]

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$3
Sycamore High School, 427 Spartan Trail
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Ghost Stories at the Park

NEW LOCATION! Sycamore Park District Community Center A fun, festive and even a bit frightening evening awaits. Celebrate the season with activities, demonstrations, photo booth, crafts, and ghost stories. FREE. Thank you to the event sponsor, KEEP.Rentals. 5-7:30pm | Activities Face painting and remote book and movie check out with Sycamore Public Library. Interactive demonstrations […]

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Free
Sycamore Community Center, 480 South Airport Rd.
Sycamore, IL 60178
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Chili Cook Off

October 20, 2019 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Looking for a fun event while making a difference in the life of a child? Then look no further!! Help raise funds for Operation Warm. Come on by or better yet, enter your amazing chili! This fundraiser will be at the Knights of Columbus 717 in DeKalb. […]

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Knights of Columbus, 1336 E Lincoln Hwy
Dekalb, IL 60115 United States
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Northern Rehab Hosts Coat Drive | Oct. 21 – Nov. 1

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is collecting donations for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry and other local organizations. Needed items include new and gently used coats, boots, mittens, scarves, and other winter accessories. All five Northern Rehab locations are serving as collection sites with clinics at their DeKalb Sycamore Road, DeKalb Lincoln […]

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Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, 523 E. Railroad St.
Sandwich, IL 60548 United States
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Drop-In Glidden Homestead Museum Tour Tuesdays

Every Tuesday until January 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Drop in and see the National Register of Historic Places site where barbed wire was invented with an in-depth guided tour. Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning in April and running into January.   For more information visit gliddenhomestead.org Location: 921 W Lincoln Hwy, […]

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$4
Glidden Homestead Museum, 921 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, Illinois 60115
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Paint Your Favorite Book

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Join us for a night of painting! You will need to bring a copy, or grab one from upstairs if we have it, and then come downstairs to paint something that reminds you of the book! Whether that be a scene, a character, the book cover, […]

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Free
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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Genealogy Class

  Interested in spending time this fall researching your family? Have you been researching for a while and hit a dead end? Need some new ideas on where to look? Julie Dresser will be teaching her six-week genealogy class starting on Tuesday, September 17. She will start with an overview of genealogy and then get […]

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$25
DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
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Northern Rehab Hosts Coat Drive | Oct. 21 – Nov. 1

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is collecting donations for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry and other local organizations. Needed items include new and gently used coats, boots, mittens, scarves, and other winter accessories. All five Northern Rehab locations are serving as collection sites with clinics at their DeKalb Sycamore Road, DeKalb Lincoln […]

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Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, 523 E. Railroad St.
Sandwich, IL 60548 United States
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Banter, Business, & Brews – Sun Dog IT

Thursday, October 24, 2019 3 PM – 5 PM Come enjoy beers with your favorite IT security team! Learn about recent cyber attacks and get the latest info on how to protect your business! RSVP to reserve your spot! Prairie St. Brewery 200 Prairie St, Rockford, IL 61107

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Prairie Street Brewing Company, 200 Prairie St
Rockford, IL 61107 United States
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Spooktacular – Downtown DeKalb Trick-or-Treat

Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Dress up in your best Halloween costume and bring the kids out for a safe, fun, trick-or-treating event at over 30 downtown businesses For more information visit downtowndekalb.org or call 815.756.6306.

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Free

Autumn Craft and Treasures Market

The 47th annual Autumn Craft & Treasures Market, sponsored by the Sycamore Music Boosters and partnering with Heartland Bank, is part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival weekend October 26 & 27, 2019. This event will be held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse, Saturday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October […]

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$2
Sycamore High School, 427 Spartan Trail
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Howl-O-Ween – Dog Costume Contest

October 26, 2019 Time: 10:30 AM Location: Katz Park, 393 W Dresser Rd Bring your costumed dog to the dog park on Saturday, October 26th to compete in our costume contest! No registration required. Awards will be given for the following categories: - Most "Spook-tacular" - "Howling" with laughter - Best Owner/Pet Costume Combo  Judging […]

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Katz Park, 393 W Dresser Rd
Dekalb, IL 60115 United States
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Halloween Walk

Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Trick-Or-Treat the Downtown Sandwich Businesses!

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Free

Halloween Happenings

October 26th 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Enjoy this family event featuring games, rides, food and much more. A costume contest will be held and awards will be given. Age groups for contest are: under 24 months, ages 2 – 4, ages 5 – 7, ages 8 – 10 and age 11 and up. Concessions […]

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Free
Kiernan Park, 500 N. Locust St
Genoa, IL 60135 United States
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Pumpkin Fest Historic Homes Tour

Sunday, October 27, 2019 Celebrate Pumpkin Fest with the DeKalb County History Center’s Historic Homes tour. Tickets are $25 per person/$40 a pair. Advance available at the DeKalb County History Center and Sweet Earth the week of Pumpkin Fest. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the House Walk at any of the participating […]

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$25

Northern Rehab Hosts Coat Drive | Oct. 21 – Nov. 1

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is collecting donations for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry and other local organizations. Needed items include new and gently used coats, boots, mittens, scarves, and other winter accessories. All five Northern Rehab locations are serving as collection sites with clinics at their DeKalb Sycamore Road, DeKalb Lincoln […]

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Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, 523 E. Railroad St.
Sandwich, IL 60548 United States
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