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April 2021

Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday April 21 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Consumer Basics: What You Need to Know!

Wednesday April 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Join us for a panel of experts sharing financial tips and tools. Learn how to plan for better choices to reach your goals and protect your dreams. Following the 60-minute session, there will be a 15-minute Q & A for panelists based on chat questions received from the audience. Panelists will cover: Insurance 101 Banking/Saving 101 Dreams and Life Coaching Financial Hot Topics Workshop Help The DeKalb Workforce Development Office (DWDO) will be speaking on overcoming the changes and challenges…

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Virtual Workshop: Preparing to Sell Real Estate

Saturday April 24 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thinking about selling your home this this spring?  Come chat with the professionals to learn tips and tricks of staging, marketing and the process of listing your home to sell. This event is presented by Tiffany Dallas, Realtor, at Century 21 Affiliated in DeKalb. This program is intended for adults. It is entirely free and is held as part of Smart Money Initiative DeKalb County. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday April 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday April 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Workshop: Simplify Your Spending and Saving Strategies

Wednesday April 28 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

This presentation will help you bring balance to your budget. You will learn about setting personal financial goals, balancing saving, spending and borrowing to help achieve your goals, strategies for controlling debt and improving credit scores, and practical savings options for now through retirement. This workshop is hosted by Heather Hilleshiem of Edward Jones. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday April 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in local job opportunities? Are you tired of submitting too many online job applications? Come learn about new local free resources that connect jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to reach local employers with job openings and how to make themselves easily available to local businesses. This workshop is free and intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email…

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May 2021

Virtual Cooking Program: Brunches and Breads

Saturday May 1 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Have you tried bread baking or wanted to? Learn some favorite vintage trends and techniques for making breads and other brunch favorites in this humorous, nostalgic presentation with cookbook collector Amy Alessio. Recipes are included! Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest reference book is the co-authored of 50+ Programs for Adults, Teens, Tweens (American Library Association, 2019). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage recipes, and romance under…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday May 5 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Concert: French Creole Music from the Illinois Country

Saturday May 15 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole take listeners on a musical odyssey not so different from his own musical and cultural education in Upper Louisiana Creole Culture. Taught to play fiddle by local Creole fiddlers Roy Boyer and Charlie Pashia in the tradition of their fathers, Dennis gradually became an adopted son of the French Midwest Creoles living along the Mississippi River south of St Louis, Missouri. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and Old Time sounds,…

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Virtual Le Baratin: French Conversation

Wednesday May 19 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Greg Ross, former coordinator of The Foreign Language Residence Program at Northern Illinois University would like to cordially invite you to virtual Le Baratin. Speak French with members of the surrounding francophone community and pour yourself a glass of wine! Anyone who speaks French is welcomed. A Bientôt! This free program is intended for adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday May 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Event: Sea Curiosities, an Exploration of Sharks, Octopuses, and Coral Reefs

Saturday May 22 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

With 70% of the Earth’s surface covered by oceans, the marine environment is home to a great variety of oceanic plants and animals inhabiting a diverse number of marine ecosystems. In this presentation we will explore some important ocean habitats and the animals that reside there. In addition, we will examine the role these sea creatures play within their respective marine ecosystems. Following the introduction of marine ecosystems, we will take a deep dive into the fascinating lives of sharks,…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday May 24 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Workshop: Hiring Made Simple for Area Businesses

Thursday May 27 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you own a business in the DeKalb area? Are you always looking for ready employees near you? Do you find hiring expensive or time consuming? Come learn about a new local resource that easily connects jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to find ready and qualified candidates for entry level and part time positions in their business. Participants will also get a chance to compare the cost of hiring and learn of…

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June 2021

Virtual Event: Mind Games 2—The Science of Curious Thinking

Saturday June 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Packed with interactive games, William Pack returns with a second edition of his popular Mind Games program. In this virtual program, he reinforces the concepts in Mind Games 1 (But you don’t need Mind Games 1 to understand) and adds even more ways our brain is hard wired to believe things that defy logic and facts. He’ll show you how our brains seek out patterns and try to make meaning out of nothing. As always, William will remind you on the…

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Virtual Cooking Program: Fabulous 50’s

Saturday June 12 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

From ice cream sundaes to rocket burgers, enjoy the fabulous foods from the 1950's. Cookbook collector Amy Alessio will lead audience members on a fond but funny look back at mid-century menus. Recipes will be provided! Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest reference book is the co-authored of 50+ Programs for Adults, Teens, Tweens (American Library Association, 2019). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage recipes, and romance…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday June 24 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in local job opportunities? Are you tired of submitting too many online job applications? Come learn about new local free resources that connect jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to reach local employers with job openings and how to make themselves easily available to local businesses. This workshop is free and intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email…

Find out more »

Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday June 26 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Event: Hits of the Ragtime Era

Saturday June 26 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pop music comes and goes, but some songs from over 100 years ago are just as fresh in the mind as the day they were written. The Entertainer, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, St. Louis Blues, and Ballin’ the Jack are still familiar, but even when they first hit the scene, these songs were recognized as having something special. We’ll take a look at some of the songs that captivated the public and how their popularity continued into the present, and we’ll…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday June 28 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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July 2021

Virtual Event: African American Composers

Saturday July 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Black composers were on the forefront of American popular music; ragtime itself was the combination of African syncopation over a European march beat and formed the basis for the development of blues and jazz. Growing up as the children of former slaves, many black composers and musicians had to navigate – and even perpetuate – racism in popular entertainment as they grew their careers. We’ll look at composers such as Chris Smith and Shelton Brooks, and also some leaders in…

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Virtual Cooking Program: Doughnuts and Dainties

Saturday July 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Easy to make and eat, enjoy hearing about some small dessert trends from past decades in this humorous, nostalgic look back with cookbook collector Amy Alessio. Leave with recipes and ideas! Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest reference book is the co-authored of 50+ Programs for Adults, Teens, Tweens (American Library Association, 2019). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage recipes, and romance under a pseudonym. She was…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday July 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday July 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Workshop: Hiring Made Simple for Area Businesses

Thursday July 29 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you own a business in the DeKalb area? Are you always looking for ready employees near you? Do you find hiring expensive or time consuming? Come learn about a new local resource that easily connects jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to find ready and qualified candidates for entry level and part time positions in their business. Participants will also get a chance to compare the cost of hiring and learn of…

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August 2021

Virtual Cooking Program: International Vintage Desserts

Saturday August 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy hearing about kolackies, baklava, German Chocolate Cake and other favorite vintage dessert trends with international origins in this delicious event with cookbook collector Amy Alessio. Learn how some favorite foods changed in this country and leave with recipes. Amy Alessio is an award-winning librarian with a black belt in karate. Her latest reference book is the co-authored of 50+ Programs for Adults, Teens, Tweens (American Library Association, 2019). Her fiction includes the Amazon bestselling Alana O'Neill mysteries with vintage…

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Virtual Event: Women of Ragtime

Saturday August 14 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Women ragtime composers faced challenges – it wasn’t considered very “ladylike” to write this kind of music, and once they got married, they were expected to give up their career and raise a family. Still, a surprising amount of ragtime was written by young women, and much of it was very successful in its time. We’ll share some music by May Aufderheide, the Indiana composer who is considered the best of the female composers; Charlotte Blake of Detroit, who was…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Monday August 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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Virtual Local Jobs and Hiring Resources Workshop

Thursday August 26 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you interested in local job opportunities? Are you tired of submitting too many online job applications? Come learn about new local free resources that connect jobseekers with employers in the DeKalb area. Participants will learn about new ways to reach local employers with job openings and how to make themselves easily available to local businesses. This workshop is free and intended for teens and adults. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email…

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Virtual Medicare 101

Saturday August 28 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medicare 101 is now being hosted virtually! There are more Medicare insurance options available than ever before. Finding the right plan requires careful consideration, and we know, an educated consumer will make the right choice. We are here to educate you on your Medicare insurance options. Licensed Sales Representative Carol Cherry discusses the different parts of Medicare. Please register for this event. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone…

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