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Dog Show, Easter Egg Hunt, Valentine’s Day & More – Shaw Local

Multiple Easter events are scheduled for this weekend. You can find a full list of Easter events, including Easter egg hunts and where to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, on The Daily Chronicle’s website.

Here’s what’s happening in DeKalb County this week:

1. See canines at The Convo during the dog show of all breeds – 7 am to 6 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb

The 71st & 72nd All Breed Dog Show is presented by the Yorkville Kennel Club. Obedience entries are open to all American dogs listed in the AKC Canine Partner Program.

Supported club entries include the Western Irish Setter Club, the Chicagoland Dalmation Club, the Chicagoland Old English Sheepdog Club, the Portuguese Water Dog of Greater Chicagoland, and the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Northeastern Illinois.

An eye and heart clinic will be held on Saturday.

Spectators may bring their own chairs. Admission is free and parking is $5.

For event information, visit the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

two. Buy your new favorite book at the Friends of the Sycamore Library Book Sale – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St. in Sycamore

Buy fiction, non-fiction, craft books, DVDs and more.

For information, visit the Sycamore Public Library website.

3.Enjoy Poetry by Candlelight at Wax Poetic: Poetry Reading and Open Mic Night – Fridays from 5:30 to 7 pm at Common Grounds Coffee, 2180 Oakland Drive, Suite B, in Sycamore

The Sycamore Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month by hosting its second annual Wax Poetic: Poetry by Candlelight at Common Grounds Coffee.

Adults can view and/or perform poetry readings, acoustic performances of music, spoken word, and more. Plus, enjoy food and drink specials during the event.

Sign up for Eventbrite to reserve your 5-minute performance time slot or to attend as an audience member only.

For information, call the Sycamore Library Adult Services Department at 815-895-2500, ext. 410.

Four. Do some shopping and support animals at Tails Humane Society at Not Your Grandma’s Yard Sale – Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Tails Training Center, 2270 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb

Shop for yard items, summer fun, pet essentials, home organization, kitchen supplies and more. Almost everything is new in the box and is being sold at a deep discount. All proceeds benefit the animals at Tails Humane Society.

Be the first to shop at 8 am by making a $10 donation.

For information, visit the Tails Humane Society website.

5. Celebrate Self-Care and Mental Health Awareness Day during DeKalb County’s Day of Love – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Egyptian Theater, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb

A group within the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy class is organizing DeKalb County Day of Love.

The event will feature a mental health resource fair and panel discussions on different mental health topics. The round tables will begin at noon. There will be several organizations present to provide information to people caring for someone experiencing a mental health crisis, someone who may be experiencing difficulties, and general information.

The event is open to all and attendance is free.

For information and a list of the 17 resource fair participants, visit the Egyptian Theater website.

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

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