Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | December 20, 2019

Hey Huskie Fans –

We are REALLY BACK HOME!  Please join us Thursday and Friday for some great basketball.

Can’t wait to see you all!

  • COMPASS CHALLENGE (Game 1 at 4:30 / Game 2 @ 7:00)
  • Star Wars Night
  • Toy Drive

NIU

NIU starwars

Go Huskies!

Lisa Carlsen

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 22, 2019

Kiwanis Annual Draw Down & Silent Auction

Kiwanis

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | May 4, 2021

STAGE COACH PLAYERS WILL CONTINUE TO COLLECT FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS THIS MAY

Stage Coach Players (SCP) will continue to give a helping hand to local food banks this summer by collecting food and household items for local food banks while giving away fabric if you are looking to create your own masks.  The SCP Community Outreach Committee will be collecting items every Tuesday during May.  SCP members will be at the theatre from 4 to 6 p.m. and be held in the theatre’s back parking lot.  The address is 126 S. 5th Street in DeKalb.

With so many people still in need, SCP will be accepting household and non-perishable food items during the month of May for the following area food banks:  Hinckley Area Food Pantry, May 4, 2021; Rochelle Christian Pantry, May 11, 2021; DeKalb County Community Gardens, May 18, 2021; and Barb Food Mart, May 25, 2021.  SCP will be accepting boxed, canned, and plastic containers.  Please no glass containers. 

In addition, during the month of May, SCP will also be partnering with the Paralysis Recovery Foundation to collect gently used shoes for developing countries.  For more information about the foundation, visit www.paralysisfoundation.com.

For more information on SCP, including upcoming performances, past productions and future community outreach efforts, please visit our website www.stagecoachplayers.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Everyone loves a good reunion with friends or family, and Stage Coach Players (SCP) would like to invite you to a reunion of sorts.  It’s been quite a while since SCP has been able to invite patrons to come into their theatre to see a live production onstage, but on May 20, 2021, the theatre group opens its doors for the first time in over a year for the comedy-drama, Come Back To the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, by Ed Graczyk.

The story revolves around a 20-year reunion celebrating the life and death of famous actor James Dean, which becomes a life-altering gathering of one of his fan clubs at a diner in the small town of McCarthy, Texas.  Directed by David W. Booth, the play runs from May 20 through May 29, 2021.  Calling themselves “The Disciples of Jimmy Dean,” this group of women come together in 1975 to mark the anniversary of the actor’s death. 

The ladies’ reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth.  One even claims to have gotten pregnant from Jimmy Dean while she was a film extra on the set of the movie Giant.  Then a stunning-but-familiar stranger arrives, setting off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments.

The Broadway production of Come Back To the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean opened on Feb. 8, 1982 and ran for 52 performances.  Graczyk said the inspiration for the play came from his visit to Marfa, Texas, where some of the filming for Giant took place, and where the youth of the period traveled to experience a more vivid recollection of their idol, James Dean.  The play was made into a film, which starred much of the original Broadway cast including Cher, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, and Karen Black.

Performances for Come Back To the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean are May 20 – 22, 2021 and May 27 – 29, 2021 with a curtain time of 7:30 p.m. along with a Sunday matinee on May 23, 2021 with a curtain time of 2:00.  Tickets are $15 each or $13 for seniors and children aged 13 and under.  Tickets will not be available at the door to purchase.  

Thanks for being patient as SCP navigates through its first show with the State of Illinois “Restore Illinois” COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines.  For this production, audience members must wear a mask at all times while in the theatre.  Each individual’s mask must cover both their nose and mouth.  Seating will be done in a manner that ensures proper social distancing in groups of no more than four.  There will be no exceptions to the mask requirement at this time, even with proof of vaccination. 

To purchase tickets or if you have any questions about the COVID-19 mitigations, please contact the box office which opens Saturday, May 1, 2021.  The phone number is 815-758-1940.  Come back to SCP and help us celebrate our 75th year!

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | April 23, 2021

Community Paper Shredding Event

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | April 16, 2021

STAGE COACH PLAYERS REACHES OUT TO JOIN TOGETHER WITH HUMANS FOR HOPE

Stage Coach Players (SCP) continues to “Join Together” with the local community this season as they once again be collecting food for and household items giving away fabric if you are looking to create your own masks on the second and fourth Tuesdays in March.  The collection to be held on Tues., April 20, 2021 will run from 4 to 6 p.m. and be held in the theatre’s back parking lot.  The address is 126 S. 5th Street in DeKalb.

This week’s food donations will be going to New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry.  New Hope Baptist Church’s Food Pantry is dedicated to helping anyone in need.  It is important that during this pandemic we continue to help each other and serve our community, so there are no residential requirements.  For available times, please visit their website.  SCP will be accepting non-perishable items such as canned meat, vegetables, and fruit along with boxed food and items in plastic containers.  We are also accepting paper products.  Please no glass containers.  Because of the current virus concerns as with many local food pantries, there is a shortage of necessary items for those in need. 

SCP continues its partnership with Humans For Hope (Chicago) which will continue through the end of the month.  Humans For Hope is dedicated to advocating and assisting our friends in transition and living on the streets.  Their focus is love, community, self-healing, assistance, community education to help in breaking stigmas and more.  SCP will be collecting monetary donations for them along with hygiene items, new or cleaned used clothing, blankets.  To learn more about Humans For Hope or to donate directly to them, visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/humansforhopechicago/ and click on the link to their Go Fund Me Page.

For more information on SCP, including upcoming performances, past productions and future community outreach efforts, please visit our website www.stagecoachplayers.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | April 14, 2021

Lions Club Pork Chop Dinner

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | April 13, 2021

Sycamore Vets Club invites you to an Open House

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | April 9, 2021

Sycamore Vets Club – All You Can Eat Breakfast

Stage Coach Players (SCP) continues to “Join Together” with the local community this season as they ask for your help in collecting food and household items for local food banks while giving away fabric if you are looking to create your own masks.  Stage Coach Players COVID-19 Task Force will be collecting items every Tuesday this spring.  It will run from 4 to 6 p.m. and be held in the theatre’s back parking lot.  The address is 126 S. 5th Street in DeKalb.

This week’s food donations will be going to the N. I. C. E. Center Food Pantry located in Lee, Illinois.  The N. I. C. E. Center was organized in 1987 to provide free food and clothing to individuals and families in need of assistance.  SCP will be accepting boxed, canned, and plastic containers with non-perishable food items.  Please no glass containers.    

Additionally, SCP continues its partnership with Humans For Hope.  They are dedicated to advocating and assisting our friends in transition and living on the streets.  Their focus is love, community, self-healing, assistance, community education to help in breaking stigmas and more.  SCP will be collecting monetary donations for them along with hygiene items, new or cleaned used clothing, blankets.  To learn more about Humans For Hope or to donate directly to them, visit their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/humansforhopechicago/.  Click on the link to their Go Fund Me Page.

For more information on SCP, including upcoming performances, past productions and future community outreach efforts, please visit our website www.stagecoachplayers.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | April 7, 2021

A New Twist on Sycamore’s Cinco de Mayo

For over 20 years, Sycamore’s Cinco de Mayo has been providing an opportunity to celebrate the Hispanic culture through food, entertainment, and family activities, all while creating awareness and raising money for the local non-profit community. Last year we had to cancel the event for the first time in the event’s history due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

We are excited to share that we are moving forward with a modified event for 2021 on Sunday, May 2, 2021 with Sycamore Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Packs to Go! All of our fan favorites packaged together to create and enjoy a fiesta at home. While the “event” will look different, the intent to celebrate the Hispanic culture and raise money for the non-profit community remains the same. 

“We are so happy to be able to continue to carry on the tradition of  Cinco de Mayo for 2021,” said Jesus Romero, Sycamore’s Cinco de Mayo Founder.  “Keeping our community safe is our number one priority, and the new format for this year’s event will allow everyone to ‘fiesta’ safely at home.  We hope to celebrate with the community once again in person in 2022.” 

Starting now through April 25, guests can reserve their taco fiesta that includes Cinco de Mayo favorites to create the perfect party at home, at a park, at your neighbors or wherever the Fiesta leads you.  Visit sycamorecincodemayo.org to select your party favorites to create your custom event. Items will be available for pick-up at Taxco Restaurant on Sunday, May 2 between 1-5 pm. 

Over the years, Sycamore’s Cinco de Mayo has raised over $190,000 for the non-profit community and built up two endowments that will provide financial support for years to come: the Sycamore Cinco de Mayo Endowment with the DeKalb County Community Foundation for the Community Works Program; and the Jesus Romero Hispanic Scholarship with the Kishwaukee College Foundation.

If you are interested in being a part of this annual community event, sponsorships are available.  Please visit sycamorecincodemayo.org for more information or contact Jesus Romero directly at  (815) 895-2545 or sycamorecincodemayo@gmail.com

Stage Coach Players is kicking off their year-long 75th Season Celebration, marking the anniversary of their first ever production, Pure as the Driven Snow, with the announcement that Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean will take the stage May 20-30, 2021.

Pure as the Driven Snow takes place on a dark and stormy night with Purity Dean, a working class girl with a secret, seeking shelter from the storm at an inn in Vermont. There is a classic villian, Mortimer Frothingham, a brave leading man, Leander, a bomb, daring escapes, and rescues. The Stage Coach Players production of the show took place at the White Shrine DeKalb Masonic Temple, previously located at 318 E. Locust Street in DeKalb.

Having weathered the storm of 2020 as they waited in the wings, Stage Coach Players will continue to celebrate their 75th season throughout the year. For more information about upcoming events and ways to participate in the celebration, please watch for announcements on www.stagecoachplayers.com and be sure to follow Stage Coach Players on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can contact Stage Coach Players directly via email info@stagecoachplayers.com or leave a message with the box office at (815) 758-1940.

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