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January 2020

Owl Day

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W State St
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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$3

Come celebrate some of our favorite birds-of-prey with fun crafts and experiments, all free with admission. Free with Regular Admission: Meet a live animal ambassador from Fox Valley Wildlife Center and other family friendly activities throughout the Museum, 11 am - 3 pm Special Program: Owl Pellet Dissection Dissect an owl pellet to learn about what owls eat, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, open to curious people aged 6 years and older, $3/person with regular admission

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S.T.E.A.M. Story Saturdays

January 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for fun activities that encourage creative exploration and problem solving! This program will include stories, hands-on activities, and engineering challenges and will put your creativity to the test in a take-home art project! Join us and let’s get making! Registration required. For more information please call 815.895.2500 ext. 131.

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Houseplant Table Top Arrangement

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Blumen Gardens, 403 Edwards Street
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
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$48

Brighten up your home this winter with fresh, fun and fabulous plants! Don't know much about plants? We can help! We will educate you on the different kinds of houseplants that you will be able to chose from. You will learn about the different care needs of the plants you choose. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Everything you need is included! Choose your container, grab your soil, 3 plants, and our designers will guide you in making your…

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Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off

January 20
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until February 9, 2020

Hopkin’s Park, 1403 Sycamore Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Free

The DeKalb Park District will host a Christmas Tree Recycling program this season! Drop off your tree in the designated area at Hopkins Park and we'll mulch it! You may drop off your tree anytime between December 30th and February 9th. Please make sure all trees are real and that they clear of any decorations and lights. Exact drop off location is posted in the comments and a banner will be up after the first of the year. Looking to…

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Ocean Science for Kids: Provided by EdUcate

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
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Free

Learn about the ocean’s fascinating ecosystem, and participate in hands-on STEM experiments to explore ways to stop pollution!

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Chair Yoga

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
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An exercise program for seniors or anyone with health challenges. Using chair support, participants move through a series of seated and standing yoga and stretching poses designed to increase flexibility, range of movement and balance. Join us on a journey of health and wellness. This program takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am. Registration is required. For more information, call 815.895.2500 ext. 127

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South DeKalb Business League

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Omega World Center is proud to partner with DeKalb County stakeholders, BB&T, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and Commissioner Larry Johnson in celebrating New and Successful businesses in the Greater Atlanta Communities. We discuss startup entrepreneurship and wealth creation. 2020 is an exciting time for Omega World Center as we celebrate our newest tenants including Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority and EXEQ our new technology, startup and venture ecosystem platform.

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Books & Barks

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
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Free

Wednesday evenings • 6:00pm. Books and Barks is a unique program that provides children with an opportunity to practice their reading skills by reading aloud to a Canine Good Citizen. The goal of Books and Barks is to create a positive, non-threatening, and fun environment for independent reading. Space is limited, registration required.

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My Fitness Program: Is It Doing What I Want?

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sycamore Park District, 480 Airport Rd.
Sycamore, 60178 United States
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$2

Ages 14+ | Do you wonder if you’re doing the right things? If you have questions or concerns about what you’re doing or how you feel, please join us for a discussion about your fitness program goals and results. Topics covered will include: muscle soreness vs joint pain, overuse injuries, stagnation of workout, common sense approach to meet desired goals, and why establish baseline numbers. Pathway Fitness Members & Pass Holders: FREE General Public: $2 Northwestern Medicine Trailhead Health and…

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DeKalb Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, 231 N Annie Glidden Rd
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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$60
DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

Plan to join the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce for our Annual Celebration Dinner on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:30-8:30pm.  The Dinner will be held at Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center. The event will announce the Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year, Nonprofit Organization Award, and Hall of Fame Inductees. Event Item Name Expires Pricing Individual Reservation - Early Bird Jan 06, 2020 $60.00 Table of 8 Jan 15, 2020 $450.00 Table Sponsor (8 seats plus recognition) Jan 23,…

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Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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Free

Are you interested in local job opportunities? Are you tired of submitting too many online job applications? Come learn about new local free resources that connect jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to reach local employers with job openings and how to make themselves easily available to local businesses. This workshop is free and intended for teens and adults. No registration is required. For additional information, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at…

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Gallery Tours

January 24
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W State St
Sycamore, IL 60178 United States
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Free

Experience the Museum in a whole new way as our staff lead you on a tour through the gallery for a visit that’s different every time. Free with admission  

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Jazz at the Egyptian

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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$17

The Egyptian Theatre is proud to present the 4th annual "Jazz at the Egyptian" featuring performances by Jazz in Progress, the DeKalb High School Jazz Ensemble, the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble, and the NIU Jazz Orchestra.  Don't miss this one-of-a-kind concert featuring performances by the area Jazz ensembles.  Proceeds from the event will support local music programs at the high schools and NIU.  Sponsored in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert & Lecture Fund. GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET PRICES Adult $17 Student /…

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Classic Film Series in 35mm: Casablanca

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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$10

The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco during the early stages of WWII. Despite the pressure he constantly receives from the local authorities, Rick's cafe has become a kind of haven for refugees seeking to obtain illicit letters that will help them escape to America. But when Ilsa, a former lover of Rick's, and her husband, show up to his cafe one day, Rick faces a tough challenge which will bring…

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Brian Regan

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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$49.50

Critics, fans and fellow comedians agree: Brian Regan is one of the most respected comedians in the country with Vanity Fair calling Brian, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calling him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.”  Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Brian’s non-stop theater tour continuously fills the most beautiful venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year.  Presented by: Live Nation. TICKET PRICE Reserved: $49.50

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Homeschool Happenings – Do as the Romans Do

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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Free

From aqueducts to gladiators, explore the vast Roman empire and their traditions.  We’ll learn about their many technological advances, their religious system, and their history. This event is open to kids of all ages.  Everyone is invited to attend and discover what homeschooling is all about. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Colleen at cowzroc@gmail.com or (815) 505-8569.

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