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What to do and when to know in DeKalb County Illinois. This category contains featurettes of happenings around the county. Be sure to check out The Best Event Calendar on any side of the Kishwaukee River! for more coverage.

Join the TAILS Humane society at their annual dog-friendly race celebrating man’s best friend while raising funds for the pets in their care. Please join in and run (or walk) for the rescues on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00am at Hopkins Park on Sycamore Rd. in DeKalb. Register today! Day of...
Join NIU STEM Outreach for a dazzling evening of stargazing and viewing of the annual Perseid meteor shower this Sunday, August 12th, from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. These brilliant meteors radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky. From 6:30-9 p.m., food is available for purchase. From 7-9 p.m....
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) kicks off their 10th year with a Meet & Greet on Sunday, August 26 from 4 - 5 p.m. in The Freight Room at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, located at 475 DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore. The Meet & Greet is a fun and easy way to learn more about...
Discover Sycamore Presents:  Ribs, Rhythm and Brews Fest
Pool-a-palooza  Friday, August 10th at 5:00 PM Hopkins Pool Join us for an evening of pool-themed games, events, and contests. The non-stop aquatic action is wonderfully entertaining for both participants and spectators. Open to all Ages! Fee is $4.00 unless you have a Pool Pass. Poolapalooza Schedule (Times and Event are Tentative) 5:00 pm...
  December 7, 1941:  Captain Annie Fox receives the first Purple Heart awarded to a woman for her service while under attack at Pearl Harbor.  The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those who have been wounded or killed while serving on...
Purple Heart Day is on August 7. It commemorates the day in 1782 when General George Washington created the Purple Heart Medal, a military decoration that is awarded to those wounded or killed while serving in the United States Armed Forces. After the end of the American War of...
Reservations and Sponsor Opportunities Open  Annual Dinner and State of the County Event DCEDC Reservation Policy applies. Cancellations must be sent in writing to hoyle@dcedc.org no later than September 26, 2018. A successful registration provides an email confirmation.  If you did not receive one, the reservation was not completed.  Please call...
Don't let the summer pass by without going on one of the DeKalb County History Center's Guided  Walking Tours featuring Sycamore’s Historic District. All the tours will be led by Stephan Bigolin who has a extensive knowledge of DeKalb County's history. Tours are scheduled for the first and third Sunday of the...