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Samantha Hathaway

(815) 756-9568 ext. 1701|

February 2019

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

February 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, happening 2 times

Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Or maybe you are just looking for others who share your favorite pastime? Either way, this club is for you! Knitters are also welcome! You will need to bring your own supplies such as yarn and crochet hooks. This club is great for people who are beginners all the way up to advanced. If you are unsure of what you need, a basic crochet or knit how-to booklet will be provided…

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Shakespeare Shenanigans

February 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Northern Illinois University's Double Duty Improv Troupe for Shakespeare Shenanigans! Come see the lighter side of Shakespeare as we improv our way through his famous scenes and stories. We encourage audience participation similar to an improvisation show. For example, we will have Mad Lib-ed soliloquies, scenes "re-cast" in famous movie genres, and some Shakespeare translated into family friendly rap lyrics. This is Shakespeare as both approachable and fun! This FREE presentation is open to all, no registration required! All…

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The Stand-up Comedy of Milt Abel

February 23 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A stand-up comedian with over thirty years of professional experience, Milt Abel has performed everywhere from television to cruise ships, from comedy clubs and college campuses to corporate events ranging in audience size of twenty to two thousand. He’s made numerous television appearances; several performances on An Evening At The Improv, and comedy specials for PBS and Showtime, and regularly performs for cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Holland America, and Princess. Milt’s style of stand-up comedy is clean, clever, and…

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March 2019

Small Potatoes Concert

March 2 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso say it has taken them years of "careful indecision" to develop a repertoire they describe as "Celtic to Cowboy."  After twenty-six years of performing, a million and a half miles of travel and over 3,500 shows (not to mention five, check that...six Dodge Caravans...) they are listed as a “favorite act” by many coffeehouses and concert venues across the U.S. From the start, they’ve called themselves eclecto-maniacs, mixing music that…

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Culinary Health: Breakfast on the Run

March 7 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Breakfast and lunch are important. Yet, many times these meals are skipped or provided by the fast food lane during the busy work week. Simple tips, techniques, and recipes will be demonstrated to help participants tote their breakfast and lunch, saving money and increasing wellness. The holidays can be stressful. Let us help by providing information on how to relax, live healthy, and de-stress during the season. This workshop is provided by the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Community Wellness program.…

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Healthy St. Patrick’s Day with Hy-Vee

March 16 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Hy-Vee dietitian Lisa Brandt. Lisa will share some tasty recipes incorporating "good for you green foods". Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in coordinated dietetics, food and nutrition at Purdue University and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Illinois Dietetic Association. She has over 20 years experience having worked as a nutritionist with the Women, Infant, Children program, as a college nutrition instructor and as a clinical dietitian. This…

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April 2019

Spring Greens with Hy-Vee

April 4 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Spring is here and the perfect time to cook with the abundance of spring produce. Hy-Vee dietitian Lisa Brandt will be here to showcase many delicious recipes from some of her favorite spring produce. Samples will be available while supplies last! Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree in coordinated dietetics, food and nutrition at Purdue University and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Illinois Dietetic Association. She has over 20 years experience having worked…

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NIU Steelband Concert

April 13 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for the 4th annual NIU Steelband Concert directed by Liam Teague and Clifford Alexis. Created in 1973 by G. Allan O'Connor, it was the first active steel band formed in an American university and has performed throughout the United States and around the world.  NIU is one of the few institutions in the world at which students may pursue music degrees (undergraduate and graduate) with the steelpan as the major instrument of choice. Over the years, the NIU…

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May 2019

Stone Soup Shakespeare Present Twelfth Night @ Huntley Park

May 31 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring a picnic and enjoy Stone Soup Shakespeare’s rendition of the comedy Twelfth Night. When Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are separated in a ship wreck on the coast of Ilyria they must both make their way as best they can while disguises, romance, and music abounds! Stone Soup Shakespeare brings professional Shakespeare productions and other theatrical experiences to communities for FREE.  Their aim is first to approach Shakespeare’s writings as if they were new scripts, looking at them…

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June 2019

The Music of Star Wars: A Celebration of John Williams’ Film Scores

June 8 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Often called a “space opera”, one aspect of the Star Wars films that helped make them such a pop culture phenomenon was composer John Williams' iconic music. This 60-minute multimedia presentation showcases music from all eight episodes. Despite being born fifteen years after the band broke up, Aaron Krerowicz worked as a full-time independent professional Beatles scholar from June 2015 through August 2018. He has authored six books about The Beatles, and delivered more than 500 presentations throughout the US,…

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