Jul 06 Wednesday
Monthly meeting of the Library's knit and crochet circle. Bring your yarn, needles, and hooks. All skill levels welcome.
Jul 07 Thursday
Do you love playing badminton at school or in your backyard? Join us to learn more about badminton basics, including how to hold your racket, serving, and different types of shots. Badminton World Federation certified coaches will help you improve your badminton skills! All badminton equipment will be provided.
This free program is intended for adults and teens. Due to space limitations, registration is required.
For more information or help registering, please contact Tristan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 2114.
Jul 08 Friday
Readings from the Rookery
Fridays, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Severson Dells staff lead this fun and engaging program that introduces children and their parents to great nature books. After our story, everyone participates in outside activities that relate to the theme of the week. This program targets 5-to 9-year-olds and focuses on the importance of getting kids outside. Free event, registration required.
Jul 09 Saturday
Support K9 superheroes in training!
Donate your post 4th of July aluminum cans to Dogs On the Go Assistance Dogs - a McHenry County 501c3 non-profit organization.
Drop cans off at the McHenry County Farm Bureau parking lot on Saturday, July 9th from 8:30am to 11:30am.
Your cans become cash that directly supports RESCUED pups in training as service dogs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Silvie (pictured) alerts her owner to many critical, every day sounds - such a door knock, driveway alarm, cell phone, smoke alarm, and someone calling her owner’s name.
Your donation CAN and WILL make a difference in our ability to continue transforming K9 and human lives.
DeKalb County Master Gardener Garden Walk July 9
The University of Illinois Extension DeKalb County Master Gardeners’ annual Garden Walk will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, rain or shine. Six beautiful private gardens showcasing various styles and one educational spotlight have been chosen for this year’s event. The featured gardens are located in the DeKalb and Sycamore area.
From 10am until noon, visit stations on the grounds of the Ellwood House Museum where you’ll learn about DeKalb’s native plant and animal species. Create wildflower “seed bombs,” go on a guided birdwatching walk, and take part in building bird feeders for Russell Woods Forest Preserve in Genoa, IL.
“History in our Habitat” is the second of five monthly programs as part of Ellwood Explorers, the Ellwood House Museum’s youth educational series. Programs are free of charge.
All ages are welcome, registration is required. For more information and to register to attend, please visit ellwoodhouse.org/youth-programs.
Ellwood Explorers is generously supported by the Cy Miller Foundation. The museum is located at 420 Linden Place in DeKalb. On-site parking and restrooms are available.
The Rockford Fringe Festival is a one-day celebration of original theatre, music and dance performances on an outdoor stage in Rockford's Walker Park. Come for one show or stay all day. This free event is Saturday, July 9 from noon-6:00 p.m. Bring your own chair. The theme is 'Rain or Shine.'
Have you ever wondered what paranormal investigators do? What tools they use? How they analyze the evidence they collect and make sense of it all? Join paranormal investigator Greg Reisner of the Johnson County Paranormal Team in Iowa City as he walks you through the process of a typical case and shows you the evidence he has collected along the way.
Greg Reisner was born and raised in the DeKalb Sycamore area. He decided to become a paranormal investigator after receiving some strange phone calls in 1996 after the passing of his father. In the past 14 years him and his team have done well over 100 investigations in a variety of locations including restaurants, cemeteries, the Villisca Ax Murder House, Edinburgh Manor and more.
This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.
For additional information, please contact Isabel at email@example.com or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.
Jul 10 Sunday
Join us in the garden on the second and fourth Sunday of each month to learn new garden skills and build community. Classes start with one of our experienced educators covering a specific topic, followed by lunch and time for conversation with fellow garden lovers. This is a great chance to grow your knowledge, connect with experts, and meet new people.
Preparation: Classes take place outside, so dress for the weather in clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Bring your own lunch, a water bottle, and comfortable work gloves. We recommend wearing sturdy closed-toe shoes. Our educators will provide the tools and instruction.
Registration: You can choose to attend some or all of the classes based on your interest and availability. Classes are $15 each, or $50 per session (five classes March-May and six classes June-August).
We want everyone to have a chance to learn new skills and develop new relationships. If you would like to attend the Sunday Skill Share and are unable to pay the registration fee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about our financial assistance options.
Jul 11 Monday
Calling all moms, dads, entrepreneurs, teens, college students, or anyone interested in coding! We will be exploring CSS, a coding language meant for the presentation of a web page’s content and is a continuation of Coding Bootcamp: HTML taking place on July 11th. CSS is used to modify any HTML tag, and add color, background images, change the layout of your page to beautify any webpage.
This program is designed for patrons with no coding experience who want to learn something new and those who have taken Coding Bootcamp: HTML.
This program is intended for adults and mature teens. No registration is required.