Event Category: Community Events

Hinckley Senior Adults Game Day

A group of senior adults meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month to play cards, dominoes, or any game you bring. Join us upstairs in the Hinckley Community Building (100 N Maple Street). No registration required.

FREE Ice Skate Night

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.  |  Adventure Center & NIU’s East Lagoon or Hopkins Park Ice Rink

Stop by the Adventure Center inside the Rec for a free opportunity to get out on the ice.  Pick your ice skates, choose from hockey or figure, kid sizes available too! On each day your ice skate rental is FREE!  They normally rent for $5 pair.

FREE, No Registration Required!


Green Lens Film Series: Cheshire, Ohio (FREE)

Egyptian Theatre

This event is FREE and open to the public.

A gun toting 83-year old woman refuses to sell her house to the power plant next door but the plant has moved ahead their 20 million dollar deal to buy out most of Cheshire and bulldoze all the homes. What happened in this Ohio River town overrun by one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the world? A story of money, power, corporate dominance of American life and the increasingly difficult choices we face surrounding the environment, Cheshire, Ohio makes us think twice about home.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Egyptian Theatre -135 N 2nd St, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

For Tickets Visit:

http://egyptiantheatre.org/events/green-lens-film-series-cheshire-ohio/?fbclid=IwAR2WF6etZywjLBSX0Vf-ntm3v6HTsY8c0p679xxgmtslVmQ3oYRi_LsYFa0

 

 

Daddy-Daughter & Heroes Dance

“Daddy Daughter and Heroes Dance” gives little girls a special night out that includes pictures, desserts, contests, a special memento, and dancing. This event celebrates the bond between a little girl and her father or male role model and the impact this relationship can have as girls grow into women.

Theme:  Love you to the Moon & Back

Help from our Heroes…
The NIU Police Department along with other local law enforcement and fire department agencies are partnering with the DeKalb Park District to escort any little girl that is in need of a date.

For information on registering with a “hero escort”, please contact:
Rachel at Haish Gym (815) 756-8560

Min Age: 2 yrs 0 mo (as of 2/18/2017)

Location: Hopkins Park Terrace Room

Tickets go on sale December 1st
Space is limited and the event is likely to sell out. Get your tickets early!

$25rs/$30nr per couple *$10 per extra child

BUY TICKETS

Glidden Homestead’s “Soup-er” Tuesdays

Enjoy Soup and a Tour at Glidden Homestead’s “Soup-er” Tuesdays

Warm soup is good on any cold winter day. But when you add guided tours of the site where barbed wire was invented, it’s an unbeatable combination.

“Soup-er” Tuesdays at Glidden Homestead offers warm soup and tours of the Homestead and Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Glidden Homestead and Historical Center will remain open year-round, through the winter, for tours of National Historical Site. “Soup-er” Tuesdays are hosted on two Tuesdays in January and continues through the cold days of February. Winter is a perfect time for you to experience the site where the innovative development of barbed wire happened.

Visit and tour the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created his most famous invention and walk where Glidden walked. From here, Glidden shaped the world. Come be inspired to shape the world too.

Joseph Glidden developed barbed wire in DeKalb in 1873 and went on to patent numerous other inventions. Barbed wire production continued at the Homestead site through the winter of 1873 into the spring of 1874, when the operation moved into town.

Glidden built the Glidden House Hotel in downtown DeKalb that opened in 1877. In June 1879, J.F. Glidden Publishing bought the DeKalb County Chronicle that had been started earlier that year. Glidden was mayor of DeKalb from 1881-1883.

The Glidden Homestead and Historical Center 2019 theme is “Center of it All”—the ways Joseph and the Glidden Homestead became a force in building a prosperous and vibrant community—preserving and sharing the unique history of the local community; creating a destination where families, businesses, and visitors want to be; and building cultural diversity, artistic expression, our natural environment, and the social interactions that enrich our lives.

Look for a full season of programs soon at http://www.gliddenhomestead.org/events.html. The Glidden Homestead, located at 921 W Lincoln Hwy in DeKalb, IL is open Tuesdays 10-2 or by special arrangement. Admission is $4 per adult and free for children younger than 14. For more information, visit www.gliddenhomestead.org or e-mail info@gliddenhomestead.org or call (815) 756-7904.

Books and Barks

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.

Green Lens Film Series: Life Animated (FREE)

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Owen Suskind was a boy of considerable promise, until he developed autism at the age of 3. As Owen withdrew into his silent state, his parents almost lost hope that he find some way to interact with his world in some meaningful way. However, that way was found through animated films, especially those of the Walt Disney Company, which provided Owen a way to understand the world through its stories to the point of creating his own. This film covers the life of Owen and how he manages to become as functional as possible with the help of Disney and his family to the point of having his own life. However, Owen soon learns as well that there is more to real life than what Disney can illustrate in animation even as his family prepares itself for an uncertain future with him.

Event is FREE and open to the public.

Egyptian Theatre -135 N 2nd St, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

 

 

Goat Yoga

Yes, you read that right.

Yoga offers mental and physical benefits, but modern twists on this ancient practice offer additional elements of relaxation and healing, and just plain cuteness. The goats run and skip around and climb on backs, and are generally adorable letting your stressors slip away.

Class lead by: Live Learn and Lead

Haish Gym | $20 Residents & Non-Residents

Please bring your own yoga mat or towel

Register now: http://dekalbparkdistrict.maxgalaxy.net/Registration.aspx?ActivityID=2336

Living Well with Pain Support Group

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists and Braden Counseling Center, P.C. have partnered together to create a chronic pain support group in the DeKalb/Sycamore area. Living Well With Pain Support Group will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Braden Counseling Center, 2600 DeKalb Avenue, Suite J, in Sycamore (in the building with H&R Block across from Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital).

This free support group led by Masters Level Therapist Nicole Bowker and Board Certified Physical Therapist Kristin Christian is designed for anyone seeking support with any type of chronic illness or pain. Attend for the opportunity to learn from others, share your experiences (or just listen to other’s experiences), and learn new coping strategies in an informal setting.

The group meets every first and third Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome at this open forum support group and there is no charge to attend.

For additional information about this support group, please call Braden Counseling Center at (815) 787-9000 or visit their website at www.bradencenter.com where you can e-mail or chat with them. For more information on Northern Rehab please visit their website at www.northernrehabpt.com.

Glidden Homestead’s “Soup-er” Tuesdays

Enjoy Soup and a Tour at Glidden Homestead’s “Soup-er” Tuesdays

Warm soup is good on any cold winter day. But when you add guided tours of the site where barbed wire was invented, it’s an unbeatable combination.

“Soup-er” Tuesdays at Glidden Homestead offers warm soup and tours of the Homestead and Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Glidden Homestead and Historical Center will remain open year-round, through the winter, for tours of National Historical Site. “Soup-er” Tuesdays are hosted on two Tuesdays in January and continues through the cold days of February. Winter is a perfect time for you to experience the site where the innovative development of barbed wire happened.

Visit and tour the home where Joseph Glidden and his family lived when he created his most famous invention and walk where Glidden walked. From here, Glidden shaped the world. Come be inspired to shape the world too.

Joseph Glidden developed barbed wire in DeKalb in 1873 and went on to patent numerous other inventions. Barbed wire production continued at the Homestead site through the winter of 1873 into the spring of 1874, when the operation moved into town.

Glidden built the Glidden House Hotel in downtown DeKalb that opened in 1877. In June 1879, J.F. Glidden Publishing bought the DeKalb County Chronicle that had been started earlier that year. Glidden was mayor of DeKalb from 1881-1883.

The Glidden Homestead and Historical Center 2019 theme is “Center of it All”—the ways Joseph and the Glidden Homestead became a force in building a prosperous and vibrant community—preserving and sharing the unique history of the local community; creating a destination where families, businesses, and visitors want to be; and building cultural diversity, artistic expression, our natural environment, and the social interactions that enrich our lives.

Look for a full season of programs soon at http://www.gliddenhomestead.org/events.html. The Glidden Homestead, located at 921 W Lincoln Hwy in DeKalb, IL is open Tuesdays 10-2 or by special arrangement. Admission is $4 per adult and free for children younger than 14. For more information, visit www.gliddenhomestead.org or e-mail info@gliddenhomestead.org or call (815) 756-7904.