DeKALB – The Beth Fowler Dance Company will bring holiday magic and visions of Sugar Plums to the stage with its 20th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker." This season’s production features special guest artists from the Joffrey Ballet and Los Angeles.
SYCAMORE – This time of year we often take time to give back to our community, either through buying an extra gift for those in need, or by making a donation to that special cause. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dan Kenney will talk about how, in only two years, the DeKalb County Community Garden program has given back to the community in amazing ways.
SYCAMORE – For the fifth year, the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore, is saying thank you to the community with a free Holiday Open House from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The afternoon will include tours of the award-winning “PLAY: Stories, Mementos and Fun” exhibit, crafts, hot chocolate, and cookies.
SYCAMORE – On Friday, Dec. 6, carolers from The Federated Church in Sycamore will visit DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest and the DeKalb County Nursing & Rehab Center to share some Christmas spirit with the residents there.
DeKALB – Celebration Chorale will present its Christmas cantata, “In the Fullness of Time: a Christmas Celebration of Emmanuel’s Coming,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Both performances will be at First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St. in DeKalb.
DeKALB – The DeKalb Area Women’s Center’s annual Holiday Shopping Fair will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the center, 1021 State St. in DeKalb.
Sycamore native Debbie Halverson purchased the winning ticket in the Make A Difference DKC Car Raffle sponsored by DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Cadillac GMC in support of community organizations and Feed My Starving Children. Halverson was given the choice of three vehicles donated by the dealership. She chose to take cash instead so she can make donations to various organizations that she supports. Local nonprofit organizations also participated in the car raffle fundraiser. For every $20 raffle ticket an organization sold, they received $8 back to their own organization, with $12 used to pay for food for the Make A Difference DKC mobile pack event.
DeKALB – Barb Food Mart, a food pantry for families with school-age children in the DeKalb School District, has partnered with the local Goodwill Industries store to collect donations.
Forty-four years ago, two Ellen Oaks residents, Marilyn Greenawalt and Nancy Wulf, decided to have a Christmas open house craft show in their home in Genoa. The show was a success, and grew until it had to be moved to the Masonic Temple in Genoa.
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