Calendar events in DeKalb County Illinois

Event Category: Fundraisers

YSB’s Bike Auction

YSB’s Bike Auction
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

Youth Service Bureau’s parking lot
330 Grove St.
DeKalb , IL 60115
(815) 748-2010

This family friendly event attracts approximately 200 people each year. It is a traditional auction that incorporates donated bicycles from the DeKalb, Sycamore, and NIU Police Departments as well as private donors. We now get over 300 bikes a year! All proceeds from the auction support YSB programming for youth. NOTE: We recommend arriving at 9:00 am, you will have the opportunity view all bikes before auctioning begins.

Lobster Boil of St. Paul’s Episcopal

Lobster Boil of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Date: 5/20/2017
Time: 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
900 Normal Road DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-4888

The deadline to order lobsters for St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s 48th lobster boil is May 15, 2017. Distribution will be May 20 at the church at 900 Normal Road in DeKalb. Live lobsters cost $18 and can be picked up at 4 p.m.; cooked lobsters cost $20 and can be picked up at 5, 6 or 7 p.m. To order, visit Order forms also are available at the church. For information, call (815) 756-4888.

Golf Fore the Kids

Golf Fore the Kids

Monday, June 5th – Time: 11:00 AM

Lunch at 11:00am
Shotgun Start at Noon

All proceeds provide opportunities for children and families to participate in recreation programs and facilities who would otherwise be unable to do so because of financial constraints.

$200 per foursome or $60 individual includes golf, lunch, and a great time!
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, May 30th

For further information call 815-758-6663 x7280.

Play golf or sponsor a hole!

Golfer Registration Form (printable)    |  Sponsorship Form (printable)

Bike MS Tour de Farm

2017 Bike MS Tour de Farm 

About the Ride

Bike MS Tour de Farms is one of over 100  rides that happen across the US that raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Collectively these rides raise close to 90 million dollars annually with over 100,000 cyclists.

Last year Bike MS: Tour de Farms raised over 1.45 million dollars for the National Multiple Sclerosis, Greater Illinois Chapter.  The event attracts over 1,500 riders and volunteers to the city of DeKalb, Ill.  The bike ride takes place over two days and 200 miles and offers various route options for all levels of cyclists.  This year’s event will take place at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on June 10 & 11, 2017.  To help bring us closer to a world free of MS, each event participant agrees to raise the minimum pledge of $300.

2017-bike-ms-tour-de-farm-routes_v2-2017.pdf (15 downloads)Cyclists can choose to ride one or two days, with route options ranging from 15-200 miles.  Riders are fully supported on the routes with rest stops every 10-15 miles and 20 support-and-gear vans along the route.  We offer all participants and volunteers breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.  On Saturday afternoon as cyclists finish up their ride they are invited over to our annual festival which offers food, bands, beer and more.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.  Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.  MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide.


KickOff for FSA

KickOff for FSA
Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
Family Service Agency will be hosting the 7th Annual KickOff for FSA on Tuesday, June 20th at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The wonderful evening includes a reception and buffet dinner as community members come together to celebrate making a difference in DeKalb County. FSA is also pleased to host NIU Football Head Coach Rod Carey and the incoming football Freshmen Student Athletes. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome the Student Athletes.

Contact Information:
Erin Tamms 815.758.8616

Adventure Works Barn-B-Que

Adventure Works Barn-B-Que
Saturday, June 24, 2017

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Adventure Works presents the 4th Annual Barn-B-Que, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 24. This year we are excited to be at Jonamac Orchard for the first time. We start with a cocktail hour and appetizers in Jonamac’s new Cider House with a cash bar by Fatty’s Pub and Grille.

Dress casual, gather your friends and join us at this pristine indoor/outdoor venue to enjoy a delicious meal served by Hick’s BBQ and Tinez Tacos food trucks capped off with Jonamac’s famous pies and Culver’s custard. We’ll have live music, outdoor games, raffles, a silent auction and a little taste of adventure! Tickets are $40 per person. Get your tickets now before they sell out and join the fun at Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Rd, Malta, IL.

Tickets are on sale now and are $40 per person. Get your tickets now before they sell out and join the fun at Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Rd, Malta, IL. Purchase tickets at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office, Tuesday’s 2 p.m – 6 p.m. and Thursday’s 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. or online at

Adults only please.

Biking with Beanzie Bicycle Ride

19th Biking with Beanzie Bicycle Ride on July 16, 2017

Kishwaukee Kiwanis invites you to DeKalb, Illinois on Sunday, July 16, 2017 – now officially recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community – for the 19th annual Biking with Beanzie Bicycle Ride.

Biking with Beanzie (BwB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by KishHealth System part of Northwestern Medicine.  Profits from this ride go to support DeKalb County Bike Pathway Projects and other community service projects in DeKalb County and worldwide.

Ride starts and ends at DeKalb High School (DHS), 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb, IL  60115.

Sixty miles west of Chicago and 30 miles southeast of Rockford, the city of DeKalb is the home of a summer biking adventure. Founded in 1969, the Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb, IL, presents its 19th Biking with Beanzie Bicycle Ride on Sunday, July 16, 2017. The Beanzie ride is co-sponsored by KishHealth System, now part of Northwestern Medicine.

Beanzie is a family friendly, recreational ride with varying distances to suit the novice to the experienced rider. The Beanzie ride is well organized and supported by Kishwaukee Kiwanis, our local Kiwanis Family (the Key Club and the AKtion Club), and partnering service groups (4-H).

Participants are encouraged to register early: either online or by mail. Registration also is available for walk-ups the day of the event. You can choose a road ride of approximately 23, 43, 63, 80, or 101 miles with well-marked directional and humorous signage throughout. Registration includes cue sheets for the routes, a number of rest stops with refreshments, SAG Support (Support and Gear), a Beanzie t-shirt (guaranteed with preregistration only), post-ride access to showers, and tasty food options.
For the novice or younger families, off-road routes are offered that follow a local bike pathway. Distances of 3, 5, and 8 miles can be chosen on the bike pathways with the cost of $10.

Biking with Beanzie invites you to tour the beauty of DeKalb County’s back roads on a summer Sunday morning. Register now at ($3.25 courtesy fee) or visit the club website for more information: (no fee registration by mail). “Like” us on Facebook. “Follow” us on Twitter.

On July 16, 2017, registration for Biking with Beanzie will start at 6:30 a.m. at DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, DeKalb, IL 60115. The ride finishes where it started. All riders must be finished by 3:30 p.m. Save $8 with preregistration by July 3 with the cost of $27. Late and “day of” registration is $35 (July 4-17). Registration is free for children 12 and under when riding with a parent or guardian.

Visit the DeKalb County Online’s website to learn about local restaurants, historical sites and the campus of the Northern Illinois University Huskies. DeKalb is well worth your visit:

As a participant in the Biking with Beanzie event, you will have fun and make an investment in our community. Biking with Beanzie is a “family” event that promotes fitness and family time. Profits from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway Projects and other projects within DeKalb County.

Biking with Beanzie

Meet Me at the Fair

Meet Me at the Fair benefiting Pay-It-Forward House

July 16, 2017
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
Meet Me at the Fair
The entire community is invited to Meet Me At The Fair for an afternoon of FREE family fun on Sunday, July 16th from 3-6pm benefiting Pay-It-Forward House, hosted by Blumen Gardens at 403 Edwards Street in Sycamore. The annual fundraising event features free admission, kid’s activities, raffles, a huge silent auction and gift baskets to bid on and win! You will be able to enjoy music and storytelling, face painting and a bounce house and delicious food! Free family fun!
Joyce Mathey – Executive Director, PH# 815-762-4882
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