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January 2020

Movie Showing: Abominable

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Free

After teenage Yi discovers a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, she and two friends set out on a quest to reunite the creature with his family. However, with a wealthy financier and a zoologist pursuing them, Yi and her friends must stay one step ahead to protect their new friend. This PG animated movie runs for 1 hour and 37 minutes. No treats are provided, but you may bring your own non-messy snack to enjoy in the…

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VIP Vintage & Maker Market

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - February 1 @ 8:00 pm
Blumen Gardens, 403 Edwards Street
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
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$2

Our second annual Vintage & Maker Market will be held on Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1, 2020! On Friday, join us for our VIP event from 3PM to 8PM. Enjoy complimentary drinks, early bird shopping at the market, food trucks and Blumen Gardens in house specials! VIP attendees will receive a Free Gift . VIP event ticket: $10 All weekend long we will be accepting canned goods for the local food pantry and on Saturday, the $2 entry…

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February 2020

CASA Volunteer Session

February 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

Do you want to change a child's story? You can! CASA DeKalb County serves as the voice for 100% of abused and neglected children in DeKalb County. We could not fulfill our mission without the help of dedicated community members like you. Our advocates come from diverse backgrounds, many even work full time, but they all have a heart for children in our community. Join us  at the CASA Office (407 W. State St. #6, Sycamore, IL 60178) to learn…

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Friends of the Sycamore Library BBQ Dinner Fundraiser

February 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sycamore Veteran’s Home, 121 S California St
Sycamore, IL 60178
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$15

2nd Annual Barbeque Fundraiser! Enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner sponsored by the Country Store & Catering while helping fund new projects for the Sycamore Public Library. Tickets are $15 per plate, ages 5 and under eat free. The menu includes bbq chicken, rib tips, rotisserie pork, country-style baked beans, steakhouse potato salad, apple coleslaw, brownies, cherry & apple pie squares. Carry out options are available. The easiest way to carry out is to call in advance and pull up to…

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The Nutman Company Sale

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Nutman Company Sale on Tuesday , Feb 11 from 10am-4pm and Wednesday , Feb 12 from 8 am-2pm. Fine quality nuts, chocolates, snack mixes and candies will be on display for sale. Just in time for some Valentine treats.

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Swarming Robots: Learning from nature to build better robots

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505 United States
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Event Description What can we learn from bird flocks and fish schools to mitigate crowd disasters? How can we program robots to work together so one person controls an entire swarm of them? Researchers are studying the collective behaviors of fish, birds and swarming insects to answer questions like these. Join NIU Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Sachit Butail to learn about his work studying malarial insect swarms and fish schools. Discover how his research helps engineers design swarm robotic…

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CASA Volunteer Session

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115 United States
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Free

Do you want to change a child's story? You can! CASA DeKalb County serves as the voice for 100% of abused and neglected children in DeKalb County. We could not fulfill our mission without the help of dedicated community members like you. Our advocates come from diverse backgrounds, many even work full time, but they all have a heart for children in our community. Join us at the DeKalb Public Library Bilder Room to learn more about what it means…

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Safe Passage’s L.O.V.E. (Love Over Violence Event)

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blumen Gardens, 403 Edwards Street
Sycamore, Illinois 60178
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$50

Enjoy an evening of live music, appetizers, drinks, and most importantly, love, while supporting Safe Passage! Safe Passage is DeKalb County’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Center. There is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by supporting the right of all to healthy, abuse-free relationships with Safe Passage. Join us February 21 from 7-10 pm at beautiful Blumen Gardens in Sycamore. Tickets are $50 and includes admission and a complimentary signature cocktail Event is for 21+ only.

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March 2020

STEM Café: Earthquakes and Fracking

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fireside Grille, 49 Sugar Lane
Sugar Grove, IL 60554 United States
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We don’t usually think of the central United States as earthquake territory. However, at least 26 minor earthquakes have rattled northern Illinois in the past 100 years, and in recent years Oklahoma has experienced more “felt” earthquakes (magnitude 3 or higher) than California. Where are faults located in the northern Illinois region, and what unmapped faults might be active here? How are human activities, such as fracking and wastewater disposal, triggering earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S.? Join us…

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April 2020

STEM Café: Trash Talk: Rethinking Recycling

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fatty’s Pub and Grill, 312 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115
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If you put a used plastic bottle, food carton or cereal box in your recycling bin, what happens to it? You might be surprised to hear that many of the recyclable products we use actually end up in incinerators or landfills, instead of being recycled. As international recycling markets break down and environmental crises overwhelm us, how can we rethink recycling, reducing and reusing? Courtney Gallaher, Associate Professor in the NIU Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences and the Center…

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May 2020

STEM Café: Eating in the 21st Century: A Look at Health and Sustainability

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fatty’s Pub and Grill, 312 W Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Event Description We know that diets rich in plant-based foods, such as the Planetary Health diet and the Plant Forward diet, are good for us and the planet. As we face a growing world population and increases in nutrition-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, how can we change our eating habits to benefit our health and the environment? And how can we make healthy choices in our busy lives when we rely on eating out and ordering in?…

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