Calendar events in DeKalb County Illinois

Event Category: Classes

Basic Gardening

Basic Gardening
Date: 5/24/2017
Time: 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM

309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-9568 ext. 1701

Have you wanted to start a garden but weren’t sure where to begin? Or do you have a garden but have questions about what to grow or simply want to share your experiences with other gardeners? This Gardening Basics class given by the DeKalb County Community Gardens will help you get started and keep growing! We will discuss garden placement and planning, soil structure and biology, plant selection, and maintenance. Though we’ll focus on annual vegetable gardens, there will be some discussion on ornamentals and perennials as well. If the weather is agreeable, we will take a short walk to the Community Garden’s garden space in downtown DeKalb to get a look at some gardening in action. We hope to see you there! This program is FREE and open to all, no registration is required!

Conscious Living Workshop

Conscious Living & Heartfulness Meditation Workshop

Friday, June 9, 2017
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Creative Therapeutics, 400 E. Hillcrest Dr. Suite 110, DeKalb, IL

Free and open to the public.

Our world today is moving at such a fast pace, it can be hard for us to keep all the balls in the air and still make time for ourselves. So what do we do when we want to reconnect with a place of peace, and simplicity, and our to-do list keeps getting longer?

Join us in this workshop where you will learn to build a foundation for peace and happiness, and experience the world in a new light, where it’s possible to float above the ups and downs of life.

This workshop is the first of a five-part series. Sponsored by Northern Illinois University and ILHITREC

reception@wholept.com
815.759.5508

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

Friday, June 23, 3017 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
Five Seasons Room, Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb IL 60115

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use disorders. This training will provide the skills needed to reach out and provide initial help to someone who may be experiencing a crisis and/or developing a mental health or substance use problem. For More Information and to register: Contact Barb Stagner at 815.756.4875 ext. 201 or bstagner@kishhealth.org. Register by June 9, 2017 Kathy Lueken, MSW, LCSW Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor In partnership with the DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board Friday, June 23, 3017 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Five Seasons Room, Community Outreach Building 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb IL 60178

Free Training – All Welcome

4 Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aider

1. Be Prepared – Just like you learn CPR, learn how to help someone in a mental health or substance use crisis.
2. Mental Illnesses are Common – 1 in 5 people will experience one in a given year.
3. You Care – Be there for a friend, family member or collegue. Learn how to start a conversation.
4. You Can Help. People with mental illnesses often suffer alone. Learn when and how to step in and offer support.

Presented by Northwest Medicine, in partnership with the DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board

Build It at Sycamore Library!

Build It!
Free
Build It! Mondays at 2:00 pm (This program is for youth in grades 4-8)

 

July 3–Cardboardtivity- use your creativity to make something spectacular out of the provided cardboard materials and supplies

July 10–Lego Challenge

July 17–Inventor’s Box- work together to build something out of the provided materials in your inventor’s box

July 24–Crazy pasta sculptures-use different shaped pasta and pipe cleaners to make the most interesting sculptures!

Ellwood Explorers

Summer Selections
Thursday, July 6 at 11:00 AM
Presented with the Jerry L. Johns Literacy Clinic, NIU

Gather in the living room of the Ellwood-Nehring House to hear the reading of bestselling children’s book The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. After the story, create related arts and crafts and enjoy a snack. Ages 2 and up with parent and/or guardian.

Ellwood Explorers

GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY THE CY MILLER FOUNDATION

Ellwood Explorers is a series of family programs offered each summer between the months of May and August.

Ellwood Explorers takes place whether it’s rain or shine! All outdoor programs will be moved into the Visitor Center in case of bad weather. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Programs are free of charge. For more information please call the museum at 815-756-4609 or email Tricia Runzel, Curator of Education and Interpretation at trunzel@ellwoodhouse.org.

http://www.ellwoodhouse.org/#events-section

Ellwood Explorers

BLOCK Fest®
Friday, July 21 at 10:30 AM
Presented with the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement

Explore the many possibilities of block building in this fun event for children ages 8 months to 8 years. This hands-on program promotes early math and science skills. Perhaps we’ll even find a budding architect! Registration is required for this program.

 

Ellwood Explorers

GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY THE CY MILLER FOUNDATION

Ellwood Explorers is a series of family programs offered each summer between the months of May and August.

Ellwood Explorers takes place whether it’s rain or shine! All outdoor programs will be moved into the Visitor Center in case of bad weather. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Programs are free of charge. For more information please call the museum at 815-756-4609 or email Tricia Runzel, Curator of Education and Interpretation at trunzel@ellwoodhouse.org.

http://www.ellwoodhouse.org/#events-section

Drones 101 Class

Drones 101: Beginner Class 

Date: 7/11/2017
Time: 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150

Phone: 815-825-9466

Drone technology is a relatively new field and in its infant stages. There is literally nowhere to go but up! If you are thinking about getting a drone or already have one and are not sure what to do with it, this course is for you. This class will cover: Basic drone flying techniques· Basic drone operation safety tips· How to conduct a “pre-flight inspection”· How to determine if the conditions are safe to fly your drone.· The difference between a “toy and a professional” drone· When your new drone needs to be registered with the FAA· Instructor will demonstrate how to fly a drone. Participants should NOT bring their drones to class.

Free Quickbooks 101 

Free Quickbooks 101 

Date: 7/11/2017
Time: 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150

Phone: 815-825-9791

QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications. The QuickBooks – 101 class will cover: ? Basic setup and functions of QuickBooks ? Initial setup ? Customer and sales transactions ? Vendor and expense transactions ? Banking ? List items This free class is made possible through a grant from First National Bank in DeKalb. For more information and to register for the class, please contact: LaCretia Konan, Director of Business & Training Partnerships (lacretia.konan@kishwaukeecollege.edu, 815-825-9791)Additional Information: 
Kishwaukee College 21193 Malta Road Malta, IL 60150 Room- C1118

Drones 102: Advanced Class 

Drones 102: Advanced Class 

Date: 7/13/2017
Time: 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150

Phone:  815-825-9466

So you bought an expensive drone and you aren’t sure what to do with it. This class will cover: Is your new aircraft safe to fly?· Are the weather conditions safe to fly your drone?· What FAA rules apply to the area where you want to fly your drone?· What FAA rules apply to flying a drone professionally?· What additional privileges does a professional drone pilot have over a hobbyist? · Some drone flying experience would be useful but not necessary for this course. Instructor will demonstrate how to fly a drone. Participants should NOT bring their drones to class.

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