Town Crier

Town Crier for Oct. 30, 2019

Tuesday Evening Story and Craft Time

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Afternoon Story and Craft Time

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Young Adult Group

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Movies for Adults: “Home
for the Holidays”

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Cost: $1 suggested donation

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

DeKALB

Salvation Army Food Pantry

Times and dates: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday only

Place: Salvation Army, 830 Grove St.

Information: 815-756-4308

Those needing food pantry assistance should be prepared to show a state-issued photo ID and proof of DeKalb County residency.

Club 55 DeKalb

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dates: Monday through Friday

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-4718

Parents Care and Share Group

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road

Information: Call or text Amy at 815-847-9519

Join other parents to learn, listen, understand and encourage one another. Free childcare and meal.

New Hope Food Pantry

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road

Information: 815-756-7906

Teacher in the Library

Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350

Students in first through eighth grades in DeKalb School District 428 can receive homework help. Register by emailing teacherinthelibrary@dkpl.org.

Evening Story Times
with Miss Jen

Time: 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, or theresaw@dkpl.org

Drop in to enjoy a bedtime story or two.

Free Beginning/Intermediate Level ESL Class

Time: 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays

Place: Christ Community Center, 316 N. Sixth St.

Information: 815-825-9420 or 815-825-9405

Pokémon League

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, or theresaw@dkpl.org

For children ages 6 to 12.

Job Club

Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays

Place: Illinois WorkNet Center, 650B N. Peace Road

Information: 815-901-0177, ext. 250, or billi.tierney@kishwaukeecollege.edu

Tech Tuesday: Cyber Navigator

Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 6103, or techdesk@dkpl.org

Appointments are for 45 minute sessions with walk-ins available.

Weight Watchers

Times and dates: 10 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Fridays and 7:30 and 9 a.m. Saturdays

Place: 2583 Sycamore Road

Information: www.weightwatchers.com

Entrepreneur and Small Business Owners Assistance

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb County Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road

Information: 267-275-6950

Introduction to Internet Basics

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

Open Closet

Times and dates: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays

Place: 300 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-758-1388

Ministry offers free clothing, shoes, books, toys and housewares; operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Bethlehem Feed My Sheep
Food Pantry

Times and dates: 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Place: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St.

Information: 815-758-3203

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

Time: 3 to 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: St. Mary Ministry Center, Fourth Street and Fisk Avenue

Information: 815-200-4730 or www.svdpdekalb.org

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Time: 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, or theresaw@dkpl.org

For children younger than 5 and their caregivers.

English as a Second
Language Class

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Place: Christ Community Outreach Center, 316 N. Sixth St.

Information: 815-970-3265

Tinker Tuesday

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 6103, or techdesk@dkpl.org

Learn how to create a project with TinkerCAD. Participants must be at least 12 years old, 10 and 11-year-olds can attend with an adult.

Tuesday Movie

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 1701, or samanthah@dkpl.org

Movie-goers may bring their own snacks and covered non-alcoholic beverages.

Ladies A Capella Harmony
Choir Practice

Time: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Community of Christ Church, 1200 S. Malta Road

Information: Text 815-786-4436

For ages 2 to 5.

Book Buddies

Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, or theresaw@dkpl.org

Toddler Trick-or-Treat Parade

Time: 11 to 11:15 a.m.

Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, or theresaw@dkpl.org

Young children can trick-or-treat through the library’s children’s department.

Divorce Support Group

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays through Nov. 27

Place: Crossview Church, 150 Bethany Road

Information: 815-756-8729 or divorcecare@crossviewefca.com

Workshop Wednesday

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 6103, or techdesk@dkpl.org

Teens in grades 6-12 can create a project in this bilingual program. All materials provided.

Basic English Grammar and Speaking Class for Adults

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: hollowayteacher@gmail.com

Paint a Pumpkin

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 2150, or cassandrap@dkpl.org

Adults age 18 and older can paint a pumpkin, all supplies provided. Register in advance at www.dkpl.org.

4-C Bebes y Libros (en Espańol)

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3300, or theresaw@dkpl.org

Studio Open Lab

Time: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 6103, or techdesk@dkpl.org

Work on a project during an open lab in the Makerspace. Participants must be at least 12 years old, 10 and 11-year-olds welcome with an assisting accompanying adult.

Bingo

Time: 4 p.m. doors open, 5 to 6:45 p.m. food available, 5:30 p.m. card sales, 7 p.m. early bird games, 7:30 p.m. regular bingo

Date: Thursdays

Place: DeKalb Elks Lodge, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road

Information: 815-756-6912

King’s Table: Chess Club

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays and Fridays

Place: Hope Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road

Information: 248-227-4739, or daronbrown1994@gmail.com

Nationally ranked chess player Daron Brown will host a chess club for youth of all skill levels.

Adult Horror Night: “Us”

Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 2150, cassandrap@dkpl.org

Attendees must be 18 or older. Free popcorn provided.

Introduction to Fold3

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Date: Friday, Nov. 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 2114, or teresai@dkpl.org

Learn about Fold3, the library’s newest genealogy research database, which provides access to more than 440 million historical U.S. military records beginning with the Revolutionary War.

DeKalb Women’s Club Meeting

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 1

Place: Ellwood House Visitors Center, 509 N. First St.

Information: 815-758-7867

Professor Emeritus of NIU’s College of Education will present the program “Keeping Memory Alive.”

Friday Morning Sexaholics Anonymous Group

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Date: Fridays

Place: Christ Community Outreach Center, 316 N. Sixth St.

Information: 815-508-0280

‘The Orphan Train’ Presented by Stage Coach Players

Times and dates: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3

Place: Stage Coach Theatre, 126 S. Fifth St.

Cost: $5

Information: www.stagecoachplayers.com

Set in 1914, “The Orphan Train” tells the story of nine unwanted children riding a train from New York City to the Midwest, where each orphan encounters a mix of anxiety, laughter, wistfulness, rejection and acceptance.

Health Insurance and Wellness Fair

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 2100, or brittak@dkpl.org

Representatives from the Illinois Department of Insurance, Get Covered Illinois and other agencies will be on hand to discuss health insurance options including Medicaid and private plans.

Overeaters Anonymous

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturdays

Place: 312 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-762-5932

Free Warm Winter Clothing

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 3

Place: St. Mary’s Pantry Center, 320 Fisk Ave.

Information: 815-901-7744

Free warm winter clothing available for all who can use it. Sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and conference of St. Mary and Christ the Teacher parishes.

The Alpha Course

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Date: Sundays through Dec. 8

Place: The Vineyard Church, 205 S. Pointe Circle, DeKalb

Information: www.vineyarddekalb.org

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.

Friends of the DeKalb Public Library Meeting

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 4

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Time: 1 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 6

Place: Elder Care Services, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: 779-777-3780

The ABBA Show

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 6

Place: The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Cost: $20 to $55

Information: 815-758-1225 or www.egyptiantheatre.org

From “Dancing Queen” to “Mamma Mia,” “SOS” and beyond, The ABBA Show brings something different to every beloved hit, replete with a live backing band, fabulous costume changes and tightly choreographed dance routines.

GENOA

Free Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Northwestern Medicine Genoa, 599 Pearson Drive

Information: kish-calendar.nm.org

A Northwestern Medicine Community Wellness nurse educator will monitor blood pressure weekly. Receive blood pressure information and a tracking card.

Club 55 Genoa

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Place: Genoa Public Library, 232 W. Main St.

Information: 815-784-2627

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road

Information: 815-784-3480

Bingo

Time: 6 p.m. sales start, 7 p.m. games start

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St.

Information: 815-784-5967

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: Genoa Public Library, 240 W. Main St.

Information: 815-784-2627

Wednesday Lightning and Queen of Hearts Drawing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St.

Information: 815-784-5967

First Baptist Genoa AWANA Club

Time: check-in at 5:45 p.m., 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Thursdays through May 21

Place: First Baptist Church, 316 Sycamore St.

Cost: $25 annually

Information: 815-761-8064

Children age 3 through sixth grade can learn about the Bible with games every week and events throughout the year. New visitors can pay $12.50 for 30 weeks of fun.

Sons of the American Legion Hamburger Lunch

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Date: Saturdays

Place: Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St.

Information: 815-784-5967

C.U.F.F. Cancer Celebration

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: Genoa Police Department, 333 E. First St.

Information: www.genoaareachamber.com

Join officers from the Genoa, Kingston and Kirkland Police departments for an afternoon of fun to celebrate the kickoff of No-Shave November and C.U.F.F. Cancer (Cops United for Fighting Cancer). The event will include face painting, touch a squad car, bounce houses and coffee from OpenDoor Coffee.

Pancake Breakfast

Time: 6 to 10 a.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 3

Place: Genoa Masonic Lodge, 130 Route 23

Cost: $6 adults, $4 children age 12 and under

Information: 847-774-7400 or cslater42@aol.com

KINGSTON

Monthly Church Supper

Times: 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St.

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children

Information: 815-784-2010

This month, turkey will be served. Carry-outs and gift certificates available.

MALTA

Club 55 Malta

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Place: Club 55, 115 S. Third St.

Information: 815-758-4718

Kishwaukeys Barbershop Chorus

Time: 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Malta Village Hall, 302 S. Second St.

Information: 815-895-5955 or 815-756-3004

SYCAMORE

Club 55 Sycamore

Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 480 Airport Road

Information: 815-758-4718

Sycamore Food Pantry

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-9113

To receive assistance, be prepared to show a photo ID and two pieces of mail proving Sycamore residency. On the second Monday of the month, the pantry is open until 7 p.m.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Information: 815-895-2500

ChYoga

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 127

Seated and standing yoga and stretching poses for seniors and those with health challenges. Registration required.

Informal Chess Play

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Information: 815-895-2500

Bingo

Time: 6 p.m. card sales start, 7:15 p.m. play begins

Date: Wednesdays

Place: Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St.

Information: 815-895-2931

Books and Barks

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Information: 815-895-2500

Kids can register for a 15-minute slot to read out loud to well-behaved dogs.

Trick or Treating

Time: 3 to 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31

Place: Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

Information: www.seniorlifestyle.com

Residents will pass out candy to children in the downstairs common area.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-4618

DeKalb Area Creative Writers

Time: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 1

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Information: 815-895-2500

Coyote Crawl 5K

Time: 6:30 p.m. presentation, 8 p.m. race starts

Date: Friday, Nov. 1

Place: Sycamore Park District Clubhouse, 940 E. State St.

Cost: $35

Information: www.mmnh.org/5k-run

There will be a presentation with live coyote and other small North American mammals by Big Run Wolf Ranch at 6:30 p.m. The race starts at 8 p.m., and there will be a party at the finish line. Proceeds from the race benefit the Midwest Museum of Natural History.

Toddler Art

Time: 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

For ages 12 to 24 months. Sign-up required.

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