Jan 28 Saturday
Free public viewing sessions the 4th Saturday evenings of every month, hosted by our very own members.
Operating out of Lockwood Park, viewings start at 7pm or dusk, whichever is later for the time of year. Dress appropriately for outdoor weather, observatories aren’t heated!
Jan 29 Sunday
The Whiteside Forum will host Captain Marc Adami on Sunday January 29 where he will spin some sea stories of adventure on the high seas in his presentation “My Life at Sea: Pirates, Icebergs, Blowouts and other Disasters.” The presentation will begin at 2:00 pm in the Community Room of the Odell Public Library at 307 S. Madison St., Morrison, IL and is free and open to the public.
Mr. Adami is a retired Master Mariner, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and spent 28 years in the offshore oil industry working on exploration drilling rigs, drill ships, emergency fire fighting/dive support, and well testing vessels around the world.
Audience participation and questions are encouraged during and after the presentation. For more information about the Whiteside Forum or this event please text Marc Adami at 815-718-5347 or email email@example.com.
The Whiteside Forum, established in 1985, is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit community group which sponsors presentations and discussions of issues of importance and interest to the public. Issues chosen for conferences have an international dimension as well as local interest and importance. The organization is supported entirely by individual, special and business contributions and all events are free and open to the public.
Jan 31 Tuesday
On Tuesday, January 31st, at 6:00 p.m. central time, the LaSalle Public Library will virtually host Professional Educator and Master Gardener Natalie Martin when she presents “Bagged Lunches Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore!”
Packing lunch doesn’t have to be complicated, and it doesn’t have to be boring. In this program, Natalie Martin will suggest some easy-to-make and tasty lunch ideas and show how to prep them. Ideas will be demonstrated for those with access to a microwave and those without access. Save money, eat better, and enjoy lunch with this program.
This program is free, open to the public, and will be presented virtually via Zoom. Registration required. Register - https://bit.ly/3XdLpTe. For more information, contact Rachael Blomquist, Digital Content Librarian, at 815-223-2341.
Feb 01 Wednesday
Need a little help waking up? Join us for some coffee and conversation every Wednesday morning. Regular coffee, decaf coffee, and tea will be available.
This program is intended for adults. No registration is required.
For more information, please contact Britta at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815) 756-9578 ext. 2100.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the DeKalb Public Library.
The Spartan Food Pantry is open every other Wednesday from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at the school district warehouse located at 520 N. Maple Street, Sycamore, IL. The food pantry is open to families of Sycamore School District students only and Photo ID is required. We are a choice pantry, meaning families can choose what they would like, how much they would like, and can omit certain items.
Monthly meeting of the Library's knit and crochet circle. Bring your yarn, needles, and hooks. All skill levels welcome.
Feb 02 Thursday
On Thursday February 2 at noon, Carolyn Law will present “Listen to Your Heirlooms: Your Family’s Treasured Objects Have More to Say Than Meets the Eye.”
This presentation, hosted at the Ellwood House Museum, will introduce some basic principles and techniques of material culture research in the context of family heirlooms. Law will discuss strategies for investigating, recording, and preserving the meaning of family heirlooms using 21st-century resources.
Attendees are invited to bring an item of their own for discussion.
Carolyn Law is owner of Carolyn Law Antiques LLC in Sycamore, Illinois. She is a certified personal property appraiser and antiques researcher specializing in decorative arts and sterling silver. She is found on the web at CarolynLawAntiques.com.
“Listen to Your Heirlooms” is part of “Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore,” a free lecture series offered in collaboration by the Ellwood House Museum and DeKalb County History Center. To register, visit Ellwoodhouse.org/lectures.
Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore is funded in part by the Mary E. Stevens Concert and Lecture Fund.Ellwood House Museum is located at 420 Linden Place in DeKalb. Parking is available on-site.
Gather with friends and brighten your winter afternoons. Gourmet coffees, teas, and pastries from Meg’s menu of favorites. Live music by local and Rockford Symphony musicians
Music ScheduleJanuary 19: Nanette Felix, Harp, RSOJanuary 20: Nanette Felix, Harp, RSOJanuary 21: Nanette Felix, Harp, RSOJanuary 26: Jean Bishop, Flute, RSOJanuary 27: Joel Ross, Keyboard, RSOJanuary 28: Eric Pidluski, Violin, RSOFebruary 2: Marty Hackl, Violin, RSO & Kathryn Seigel, Violin, RSOFebruary 3: Scott Metlicka, Flute, RSOFebruary 4: Jon Rozman, Violin/Keyboard
SYCAMORE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MEN’S PANCAKE SUPPER
The 66th serving of the Sycamore United Methodist Church Men’s Pancake Supper will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 2nd. Fill up with pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and apple sauce. A donation of $9 for adults or $4.50 for Children ages 5-10 will raise funds for ministry and outreach. Children under five eat free. Pay at the door or buy a ticket from a church member or at the church office. The church is located at the corner of Route 64 and Johnson Avenue on the west side of Sycamore. Call the church office at (815) 895-9113 if you have any questions.
This presentation will help you better understand the financial aid process. Kishwaukee College Financial Aid Team members will discuss the following topics:
How to apply for financial aid.Types of aid available.What to do once you have applied.How to review an offer letter.
Participants will be able to ask questions and help relating to their own personal Financial Aid situation.Greg Putra is the Director of Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs at Kishwaukee College. Greg has worked in Financial Aid for 14 years in many different roles. In addition to working in financial aid offices, Greg has worked as a consultant helping families navigate the FAFSA and financial aid process.
This program is free and intended for teens and their parents. No registration is required.
For additional information, please contact Samantha at email@example.com or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.