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

Several Easter events are planned for this weekend. A full list of Easter events, including Easter egg hunts and where to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny, can be found on the Daily Chronicle website.

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

1. See the dogs at The Convo during the All Breeds Dog Show – 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the NIU Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb

The 71st and 72nd All Breed Dog Shows are presented by the Kennel Club of Yorkville. Obedience entries are open to all US dogs listed in the AKC Canine Partners program.

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

An eye and cardiac clinic will be held on Saturday.

Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Admission is free and parking is $5.

For more information about the event, visit the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

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

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

For more information, visit the Sycamore Public Library website.

3.Enjoy poetry by candlelight at Wax Poetic: Poetry Reading and Open Mic Night – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays at Common Grounds Coffee, 2180 Oakland Drive, Suite B, in Sycamore

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

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

Sign up on Eventbrite to reserve your 5-minute performance timeslot or to attend as an audience member only.

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

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

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

Be the first to shop at 8 a.m. by donating $10.

For more information, visit the Tails Humane Society website.

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

A group from the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy class hosts DeKalb County Love Day.

The event will include a mental health resource fair and panel discussions on different mental health topics. The round tables will begin at noon. Several organizations will be on hand to provide information for people caring for someone going through a mental health crisis, someone who may be struggling themselves, and general information.

The event is open to everyone and is free.

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

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