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Events for Sept. 26-Oct. 10

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012 2:21 p.m. CDT

BURLINGTON

‘History of Handbags’

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29

Place: St. John’s Lutheran Church

Cost: $5 donation

More information: 847-683-3443

Hampshire Ladies VFW Post 8043 will present a program by Marilyn Smaha, who makes custom purses and totes. She will also demonstrate how to “jazz up” a thrift store bag. Attendees may bring a special purse to share its story. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students in Hampshire and Burlington Central high schools.

Oktoberfest

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday

Dates: Oct. 4 – 6

Place: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 13N535 French Road

Cost: $8 for dinner

More information: 847-683-2338 or www.stjohnburlington.com

Youth group tent sale all three days to fund the cost of traveling to the National Youth Gathering in San Antonio in 2013. On Saturday, the Oktoberfest German dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. and Miller's Hometown Band will play from 5 to 8 p.m.

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Sept. 26

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

More information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

First Grade & Up Story and Craft

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, Sept. 27

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

More information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Registration required.

Fall Festival and Parade

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 14

Place: Cortland Community Park

More information: www.cortlandil.org

Parade at 1 p.m. Rides, vendors and live music at the free festival, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250

Stories, rhymes and more for preschoolers. No registration required.

Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Drive-Up Pork Dinner

Time: 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26

Place: 3M parking lot, corner of Peace and Barber Greene roads

Cost: $10; tickets available from club members, at Inboden's in DeKalb, by email at kishsunriserotary@gmail.com and by phone at 815-757-8151

The meal will be prepared by Inboden's, which is roasting a pig on site. Each meal includes pulled pork, a biscuit, coleslaw, baked beans and double baked potato salad. Proceeds benefit the Rotary's scholarships for DeKalb and Sycamore high school students and DeKalb County Forest Preserve restoration projects.

'Fire in the Ashes: The Deepening Crisis in Our Public Schools'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26

Place: DeKalb High School auditorium

Author and social justice activist Jonathan Kozol will speak.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of every month; next, Sept. 26

Place: Feed'em Soup, 122 S. First St.

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250 or theresaw@dkpl.org

Stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English for kids of all ages. No registration required.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Bullying

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 27

Place: DeKalb Senior Center, 333 Grove Ave.

Bullying can be a problem for any child. Two speakers from the Youth Service Bureau will talk to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group about risk factors, signs of bullying, helping children to resist bullying and avoid becoming bullies themselves, gender differences in bullying and high-tech cyberbullying. Any grandparent involved in raising a grandchild is welcome.

'Bartleby the Scrivener'

Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Sept. 27 – 30 and Oct. 4 – 7

Place: O'Connell Theatre, Stevens Building, Northern Illinois University

Tickets: Adults $16, seniors $13, students $8

More information: 815-753-1600, sotdboxoffice@niu.edu or www.niu.edu/theatre

A 90-minute adaptation of the humorous short story by Herman Melville.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Sept. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Files and Folders Class

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Sept. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Sign up by phone or at the reference desk. Learn to make a computer file folder and to move files around.

Kids' Garage Sale

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29

Place: Hopkins Park Shelter

Cost: $10 for a vendor booth

More information: 815-756-8560

Children can sell the toys, clothes, sports gear, books and other items they have outgrown. One round table will be available at each vendor space; sellers may provide their own additional tables. Booth space is 10-by-10 feet. The public is invited to shop.

Big Read: Community Fence Painting and Picnic

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Help whitewash the library's picket fence and stay for a picnic including snacks and 1800s games and activities. A "Tom Sawyer" event from the Big Read.

'Juke Box' Barbershop Show

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 30

Place: Hopkins Park Terrace Room

Tickets: Adults, $12; seniors 60 and older and students 19 and younger, $10

More information: 815-895-5955 or 815-757-2447

The Kishwaukee Barbershop Chorus presents a show with a "jukebox favorites" theme. Call 815-757-2447 for tickets or 815-895-5955 for general information.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 2 – Nov. 6

Place: DeKalb County Hospice

More information: 815-756-3000

Six-week course to show caregivers how to care for themselves as they care for their loved ones. Registration required.

Candidates Night

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

More information: www.egyptiantheatre.org

Meet and greet with candidates in the theater lobby from 6 to 7 p.m.

'Mark Twain and the Laughing River'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 4

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

More information: www.dkpl.org or www.egyptiantheatre.org

Blues Gone Wild

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, Oct. 4

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547 or http://thehousecafe.net

Monthly blues jam. Come to listen or to play. All-ages show.

'Rocky Horror Picture Show' with Shadow Cast

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 5

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $10

More information: www.egyptiantheatre.org

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: Municipal parking lot at Fourth and Grove streets

More information: 815-748-2408

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk

Time: 10 a.m. check in, 11 a.m. walk

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: Hopkins Park

More information: afsp.donordrive.com/event/DeKalb

Dave Stoddard Memorial Golf Outing

Time: Noon shotgun start; dinner at 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: River Heights Golf Course

Cost: $80 individual, $300 foursome, $15 dinner only

More information: 815-766-2805 or 815-751-4166

Cost includes greens fees, cart rental, beverage tickets and dinner. Proceeds support the Dave Stoddard Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a DeKalb High School student each year.

Book Signing Event

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: Barnes & Noble

Local author Margaret "Margy" Wright will sign copies of her first novel, "Pursuit of the Nightingale."

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave.

Tickets: $5 to $15

More information: www.kishorchestra.org

Artist Reception

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 7

Place: The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway

Reception for Carmen L. Armstrong, whose work will be displayed Oct. 1-27.

Maintain a Healthy Heart

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 9

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-748-8962 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Cardiologist Shaun Kurien will discuss risk factors for heart disease and how to manage them. Registration is required and closes three days before program date.

'Media Coverage and Presidential Elections'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 9

Place: Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center

Mark Stencel, NPR’s managing editor for digital news, will speak in this installment of the Northern Illinois University Presidential Speaker Series.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Sept. 26

Place: KishHealth Family and Specialty Care

A community wellness professional monitors blood pressure weekly. Receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. No registration necessary.

Pork Chop Sandwich Dinner

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26

Place: Genoa Masonic Lodge, 130 Route 23, behind McDonalds

Cost: $8

More information: 815-784-3744

This dinner by the Genoa Masonic Lodge and the Genoa-Kingston High School Cheerleading Squad includes one pork chop sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans and applesauce. Proceeds benefit the cheer squad and Masonic charities. Buy advance tickets from cheerleaders, Masons or at Embroidery Sew Into It, 201 W. Main St.

Vendor Extravaganza

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 30

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

A variety of crafters and direct sales vendors will be present, including Avon, Tastefully Simple, Miche Bags, Pampered Chef, Longaberger and more. There will be food and raffles; you need not be present to win raffle prizes.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Oct. 2

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

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: Municipal parking lot at City Hall

More information: 815-748-2408

Oktoberfest

Time: 2 – 9 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: Chamberlain Park

Cost: $5; children 11 and younger, free

Entry fee includes one 50/50 raffle ticket. Event includes food vendors, a beer tent, live music by three bands, children's games, facepainting, two moon bounces, a balloon artist and a magician. Proceeds support the charitable efforts of the Genoa Lions Club.

Blood Drive

Time: 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State

HINCKLEY

Antiques and Collectibles Appraisal

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 8

Place: Hinckley Community Building

More information: 815-286-3220

Mark Moran, former senior editor of antiques and collectibles books, guest expert on Antiques Roadshow and author or coauthor of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles will appraise fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising materials, folk art, toys, metalware, clocks and costume jewelry. There is no fee for this event, but registration is required if you are bringing items for appraisal.

KINGSTON

Rev. Harold Schmidt Walk for Christian Senior Ministry

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 30

Place: Walcamp, 32653 Five Points Road

This fundraiser for Christian Senior Ministry does not require participants to walk; they can enjoy bingo and refreshments inside the shelter if they prefer. Deacon Charles Ridulph reaches more than 250 seniors in a dozen DeKalb County senior residence centers every week through this ministry for nondenominational Christian worship services.

Pork Roast Supper

Time: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

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

Cost: Adults, $9; children, $4

Complete dinner, including dessert. Carry-outs and gift certificates available.

Walcamp Fall Festival

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 7

Place: Walcamp, 32653 Five Points Road

More information: 815-784-5141

Pony rides, games, Civil War living history, hay rides, food and a market.

KIRKLAND

First Lutheran Church Lock-In

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 5

Place: First Lutheran Church, 510 W. South St.

Cost: Nonperishable item for the food pantry

Youth in sixth grade and older are invited to a lock-in with music by Captive Free, pizza and Wii dancing.

MALTA

Roast Beef Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29

Place: Malta United  Methodist Church

Cost: Adult, $12; adult double meat, $15; children 5 to 12, $5; children 4 and younger, free

Carryouts are available. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet green peas, raspberry applesauce Jell-O salad, rolls, homemade desserts and beverage.

Tribute to Heroes

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 4

Place: Kishwaukee College

Tickets: $50

More information: 630-297-5948 or 815-739-9001

Paying tribute to members of the DeKalb County community who have dedicated themselves to community service and the development of youth. This year's honorees are Bob Coulter, Ken Doubler, Denny Rehn and Mike and Jenelle Muzzillo. Proceeds from the banquet support the Boy Scouts of DeKalb County.

SHABBONA

Museum Open House: Country Schools

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 30

Place: Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum, 119 W. Comanche

More information: 815-824-2597

The museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a public open house. The theme will be country schools, the same theme it celebrated at its opening in 1992. People who attended country schools are encouraged to attend and reminisce. Light refreshments will be served.

SYCAMORE

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26

Place: Home Bound Health Care, 1625 S. Bethany Road

Bingo

Time: Card sales start at 6 p.m.; play begins at 7:15

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Sept. 26

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

Creating Tea Gardens

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: Thursday, Sept. 27

Place: DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $5

More information: 815-758-8194

Bring a cup to sample tea. Registration required.

Garden Story Time

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Date: Friday, Sept. 28

Place: Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St.

Children 3 to 6 and their families are invited for a story, song and craft. Registration recommended.

'Teach What Matters'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Sept. 28

Place: First Baptist Church

More information: heart2homeschool@yahoo.com

Todd Wilson shares funny real life stories and offers practical encouragement.

Harvest of Quilts

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Sept. 29 and 30

Place: Sycamore Middle School, 150 Maplewood Drive

Cost: $5 each day or $6 for a two-day pass

More information: 815-895-8229, kad0522@comcast.net or www.dcqg.org

About 200 quilted pieces will be on display. The featured artist will be Lois Jarvis. There will be a small quilt silent auction and a handmade gift boutique, as well as vendor booths selling quilting and sewing supplies. A certified textile appraiser will be on-site and will give written appraisals for a $40 fee.

Blood Drive

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29

Place: Bill Cho's Martial Arts, 1598 DeKalb Ave.

Schmack Rally

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Park

Tickets: $25, children 10 and younger free

More information: 815-895-2074 or campaign@schmackforstatesattorney.com

Picnic and rally featuring an Inboden's pig roast and live music from One Beat Off. RSVP by Sept. 25.

Breakfast

Time: 8 – 11 a.m.

Date: Last Sunday of each month; next, Sept. 30

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

Cost: Adults, $7; children 11 and younger, $4

Includes omelets, eggs to order, potatoes, sausage, bacon, pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, coffee, juice and milk.

'A Long Time Ago When Grandpa Was a Little Boy'

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 1

Place: DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

More information: 815-756-6361

Stanley Brandon will speak about his memoir.

Free Zumba

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 1, 3, 8 and 10

Place: Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

More information: 815-748-8900 ext. 3 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Try Zumba classes for free for four sessions. Registration required and closes three days before the program date.

Brown Bag Lunch

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, Oct. 4

Place: Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St.

More information; 815-895-5762 or sycamorehistory.org

Get a sneak preview of Sycamore History Museum's new exhibit, "Play," opening to the public on Oct. 13.

'Putting the Garden to Bed'

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 4

Place: DeKalb County Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $5

More information: 815-758-8194 or web.extension.illinois.edu.bdo

Learn how to close your garden this fall for a more productive spring. Registration preferred.

Blackwood Brothers in Concert

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 4

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

More information: 815-895-9113

Legendary gospel quartet in concert.

Walk With the Angels

Time: 9 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. walk

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: Sycamore Oddfellows-Rebekah Lodge, 131 Sabin St.

Cost: Before Sept. 15, adults $20, children 8-15 $12, children 7 and younger free. Day-of registration $25.

More information: 815-501-1229 or jstilez@comcast.net

Sycamore Angels Rebekah Lodge 106 5K walk begins and ends at the lodge. There will be refreshments available at the turnaround point at the Rotary Park lake. The walk will be followed by a social gathering with food and raffles at the lodge.

Artist Walk and Studio Tour

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: DeKalb and Sycamore

More information: 815-899-9440 or www.sycamoreartattack.org

Meet more than 60 local artists and view their work at more than 13 venues. Art will be available for sale. Tickets are free. Brochures are available at the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, Taxco and Art Attack School of Art in Sycamore and at Mason Properties, the Art Box, the Daily Chronicle, WLBK and the YMCA in DeKalb.

Brookfield Zoo at the Museum

Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6

Place: Midwest Museum of Natural History

Cost: Members $8, nonmembers $12. Cost includes museum admission.

More information: 815-895-9777 or www.mmnh.org

Staffers from Brookfield Zoo will bring exotic animals from around the world for a live animal presentation. Registration required.

Elmwood Cemetery Walk

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 7

Place: Elmwood Cemetery Mausoleum

Cost: $5

More information: 815-895-5762 or sycamorehistory.org

Learn about the cemetery and eight of the people buried there.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Sept. 27

Place: KishHealth Family and Specialty Care

A community wellness professional monitors blood pressure weekly. Receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. No registration necessary.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29

Place: Municipal parking lot on Route 30

More information: 815-748-2408

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