DeKalb day planner: Feb. 11

Come out this Saturday and enjoy some fun activities taking place in Dekalb and at NIU.

Farmer’s Market

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dekalb (UUFD), located at 158 N. Fourth St., will be hosting a farmer’s market. Roughly 20 vendors will be in attendance selling fresh food, pastries and gifts. There will be live music and a free lunch, soup and bread, provided for all guests. A used book sale will be in the UUFD’s library selling hardcover books for $1 and paperback books for 50 cents. The entry fee for the farmer’s market for adults is $1 and children get in free. Masks are required upon entry. 

Bowling Fundraiser

Starting at 7 p.m. Four Seasons Sports, located at 1745 Dekalb Ave., Sycamore, will be hosting a bowling fundraiser for the host’s young cousin Payton Cowan’s medical expenses and surgeries. Two games of bowling, including shoes, will cost $15 for each person in attendance. There will also be food, karaoke and a raffle. All proceeds will go to the Cowan family. More information and the GoFundMe link can be found here

Life Is A Dream Play

At 7:30 p.m. NIU’s School of Theater and Dance will be performing “Life Is A Dream.” Written by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, the play tells the story of Prince Segismundo of Poland as he goes through experiments and trials to see if he will grow to be a tyrannical king as said by his omen when he was born. NIU students get in for free with a pre-reserved ticket which can be purchased here. The cost for non-NIU students is $7.

Smash for Support

Starting at 11 a.m. NIU’s Esports is hosting a Super Smash Bros. charity tournament open to NIU students and the general public. Pre-registration is required and costs $15 which must be paid in cash at Altgeld Hall Room 100. The event fee is $5 per person in order to compete. Parking is free and there will be seating for those who aren’t competing to wait. All proceeds will go to the Trevor Project, an organization that supports the LGBTQ community and aims to end suicide among the LGBTQ youth. To learn more about the event, click here.