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5 things to do in DeKalb County: Daddy daughter dance, Kishwaukee Symphony and more

1. Enjoy a night out with your loved one during the DeKalb Park District’s Daddy Daughter & Heroes Dance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be held in the Terrace Room at the Hopkins Park Community Center, 1403 Sycamore Road. Join staff for a special, Luau Princess-themed event with desserts, dancing, guessing games, contests, light refreshments and personalized photographs. Space is limited.

For information, go to or call 815-758-6663.

2. Enjoy an evening of music by the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Campus Strings from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Northern Illinois University’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, 550 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb.

For information, visit

3. Take in a night of jazz at the Martin Luther King Memorial Jazz Concert from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Northern Illinois University’s Recital Hall, 550 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb.

For information, visit

4. Enjoy an old-school movie night at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in downtown DeKalb for the Classic Comedy Film Series: “The Blues Brothers.”

The series continues March 1 with “Monty Python & The Holy Grail.” Tickets cost $10 for adults, and $8 for students and seniors.

For information, visit

5. Give the kids a lesson in computer coding basics at Unplugged Coding: Programming Present Wrapping (Elementary) from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St. in downtown DeKalb.

The workshop is for students in grades 2-5.

Kids don’t need computers to learn coding basics. Led by volunteers from the Society of Women Engineers, kids will learn how computers process instructions by creating a set of instructions for how to wrap a gift. Kids learn by trial and error, and see how vague instructions can result in unexpected outcomes. At the end, kids will see an example of a basic program built in Scratch that they can try at home.

For information, call 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, email, or visit

Would you like your event featured in this weekly feature? The first step is submitting your events to the Daily Chronicle’s community calendar at where they are then considered for inclusion in this feature. Submissions to the community calendar are also printed in the Thursday edition of the Daily Chronicle.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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