Like digging in the dirt? Come to Family Fun Days at the Sycamore History Museum is this coming Saturday, July 14th from 1-4pm. Learn about Illinois history from the ground with two special guests, local author Robert Dancey and illustrator Mark Olson.
Dancey will talk about the process of writing a book, and share information about fossils including Illinois’s state fossils that are focus of his book, “I Found a Monster Today.” Olson will share his thoughts on what makes a great illustration.
Dancey and Olson have worked on two other books, “When the Wild West Came to Town” and “Young James Hickok and A Girl Named Hannah: A Story of the Illinois Underground Railroad.” They will be at the museum around 2 p.m.
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Giveaways, Autographs, Activities for Kids During Saturday Football Practice
Northern Illinois invites all Huskie football fans across the area to attend the free NIU Football Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 14 from 9:30 am to Noon at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.
Fans of all ages can get ready for the 2010 Northern Illinois football season by watching the Huskie football practice beginning at 10 a.m. on the Brigham Field Turf. Throughout practice, NIU Athletics will have a bounce house and temporary tattoos stations set up in the end zone for kids, and will give away 2010 NIU football posters, schedule magnets and cups (while supplies last). The Northern Illinois cheerleaders and Victor E. Huskie will be on hand to meet and greet fans. Following practice, everyone will be invited onto the field where the Huskie players will sign autographs.
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