Events for Oct. 10 - 24

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 4:53 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 4:38 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Oct. 10

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, Oct. 11

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.


Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 19

Place: Cortland Senior Center, 70 Llanos St.

More information: 815-758-4718

Topics will include what to consider when choosing a Medicare drug plan. Handouts will be available. To have lunch at the VAC luncheon site, RSVP by phone by 10 a.m. Oct. 18.


CRESTON

Haunted Opera House

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27

Place: 204 S. Main St.

Cost: Adults $5, children 8-15 $3

More information: 815-384-5555


DeKALB

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250

Retired teacher Marti Brown will tutor DeKalb School District students in grades 3 to 5. Registration required. Limit of five students per session.


Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of every month; next, Oct. 10

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433.


Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 11

Place: Evans Scholars house, 901 Greenbrier Road


Casserole Supper

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 11

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 303 S. Seventh St.

Tickets: Adults $8, children 7-12 $4, children 6 and younger eat free. Tickets are available at the door.


Wild Card Book Discussion and Cemetery Walk

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 280 or stever@dkpl.org

DeKalb Public Library's teen group Wild Card will meet at a special time for a walk to St. Mary's Cemetery to talk about "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and local cemeteries. Bring flashlights, blankets and a copy of the book. Parental permission slips must be on file for teens to participate.


'Not Now, Darling'

Time: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Oct. 11 – 14

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

Tickets: Adults $12, children younger than 12, $9

More information: 815-758-1940 or www.stagecoachers.com

Suspicious wives, mistaken identities, scantily clad girls clapped hurriedly into closets and a continuous barrage of rapid fire jokes in this comedy about minks and mistresses.


Computer Help Lab

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Free drop-in lab for help with computer questions.


Intro to MS Excel

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Register by phone or at the reference desk.


NIU Homecoming Parade

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12

The public is invited to celebrate homecoming with the campus community at a bonfire after the parade. The parade route: Stadium Drive north to Lucinda Avenue; right on Lucinda to Russell Road; left on Russell to Hillcrest Drive; right on Hillcrest to Greenbrier Road; Left on Greenbrier to Hillcrest Drive; Right on Hillcrest to Blackhawk Road; left on Blackhawk to Ridge Drive; right on Ridge to Normal Road; Right on Normal to Lucinda Avenue; left on Lucinda to Kishwaukee Drive.


International Music Event

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12

Place: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $10

More information: 815-793-0950

Zambian Afropop and reggae artist Mathew Tembo will perform on traditional African instruments.


Spooky Science

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13

Place: Faraday Hall Room 105, Northern Illinois University

Cost: $25

More information: 815-753-0533 or www.niu.edu/stem

Kids in grades 3-7 can make glowing slime and fog-filled bubbles as they learn about creepy chemistry and Halloween-themed physics. Space is limited, registration required.


Music at the Homestead

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 14

Place: Glidden Homestead & Historical Center, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $4; free for homestead members and children younger than 14

More information: 815-756-7904 or www.gliddenhomestead.org

Women's singing group Cymbal will perform. The homestead and blacksmith shop will be open for tours from noon until 4 p.m.


Greater Kishwaukee Area Concert Band

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 14

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave.

More information: 815-825-2350 or 815-899-4867

Donations will be accepted at this free concert. The program is titled "Service" and is dedicated to all medical personnel, emergency responders, teachers and the military.


Salad Bar Luncheon

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 15

Place: St. Mary's Church cafeteria, 425 N. Fourth St.

Tickets: $8

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Immaculate Conception 996 will hold a luncheon to raise funds for local and national charities including Hope Haven, Safe Passage, Smile Train and the Tutwiler Clinic. Menu includes ham, meatballs, an assortment or homemade salads and dessert. Carryouts are available.


CCT 'Rent' Auditions

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 15 and 16

Place: First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St.

More information: www.cctonstage.com

Open auditions for a production of "Rent." Those auditioning must be at least 15 years old and will be expected to perform a contemporary a cappella song of their choice and to read from a selection of monologues. Performers younger than 18 must have a signed parental/guardian consent form or they will not be allowed to audition. Performances are slated for January.


'Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back'

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16

Place: Room 423, Graham Hall, Northern Illinois University

More information: www.grievingdads.com

When faced with the deaths of two children in 18 months, Kelly Farley could not find a book for grieving fathers, so he wrote his own. He will speak about his experience, how he came to write the book and what he learned about society's discomfort with men who grieve. Copies of the book will be available for purchase; the first 10 people to arrive will receive a free copy.


Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 16

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

Admission includes lesson and three hours of social dancing. No partner required. Casual dress; leather-soled shoes recommended.


Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 17

Place: Grant North, 1250 N. Grant Drive


Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Oct. 17

Place: DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St.

For transportation, call 815-758-6641. To volunteer, call 815-758-1678. To donate, call 815-758-3932. Dinner sponsors are especially needed. Oct. 17 menu is Italian beef with roasted potatoes, steamed corn, fruit and dessert. Oct. 31 menu is barbecued chicken breast, cheddar mashed potatoes, herbed beans, fruit and dessert.


Candidates Night

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 17

Place: DeKalb City Council Chambers, 200 S. Fourth St.

More information: leagueofdekalbcounty@gmail.com

Audience members may submit questions at the door. To submit a question, arrive a few minutes early. Candidates for the 16th Congressional District, the 70th State House District, circuit court judge, county board, state's attorney and regional superintendent of schools are expected to participate. The forum will be broadcast live on public access Channel 14 in DeKalb and streamed live at cityofdekalb.com.


Fall Frolic

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 18

Place: The Cancer Center at Kish Hospital

More information: 815-748-2958 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Food demonstrations from 10:30 until noon, concluding with a dietitian demonstrating lunch preparation using vegetables and herbs from the Cancer Center's Healing Garden. At noon, oncologist Sabet M. Siddiqui, MD, will present a program about the latest developments in cancer treatment. After noon, decorate pumpkins for a group entry in the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. Registration is required.


'What Is Mindfulness?'

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 18

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Mindfulness is an awareness tool that can positively affect your overall well-being. Learn what mindfulness is and isn't, participate in mindfulness exercises and learn how it can help you cope with stress, anxiety, depression and chronic illness. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.


'Predicting the 2012 Presidential Election'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 18

Place: Sky Room, Holmes Student Center

Presentation by popular political expert Alan Abramowitz.


Amenti Haunted House

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 19 – 21, 26 – 28, 30 and 31

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: General admission, $13; priority pass, $20

More information: www.egyptiantheatre.org


Safe Sitter Basic

Time: 8:30 a.m. – noon

Dates: Oct. 20 and 27

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $40

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

Two-day program teaching 11- to 13-year-olds the skills to provide a safe, nurturing environment to children in their care. Registration is required and closes three days before program date.


Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20

Place: Municipal parking lot at Fourth and Grove streets

More information: 815-748-2408


STEMFest

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20

Place: NIU Convocation Center

More information: 815-753-6784 or www.niu.edu/stemfest

Northern Illinois University science, technology, engineering and math programs, corporations, museums, national labs and more present hundreds of fun science-based activities to entertain people of all ages.


'Jesus Christ Superstar' Auditions

Time: 1 – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 7 – 9 p.m. Monday

Dates: Oct. 20 – 22

Place: Stage Coach Players Theater, 126 S. Fifth St.

More information: www.stagecoachers.com

Director seeks a large cast of performers ages 8 to 80, of all vocal ranges. This production is ensemble-driven, with many solo opportunities. Auditioners should bring at least 16 bars of music to sing and be prepared to dance and present a cold reading. Performances will be March 14-24.


'Incredible Bats'

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20

Place: Haish Gym, 303 S. Ninth St.

Cost: Adults $4, children $3

More information: 815-756-8560

Learn about types of bats around the world, see live bats and discuss myths and legends about bats. Bat crafts for children begin at 1:30; the show begins at 2 p.m. Registration recommended for this family show.


Liver for Bill Benefit

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20

Place: Mardi Gras Lanes, 1730 Sycamore Road

Tickets: $20

Tickets include cosmic bowling, 50/50 raffle and more. Proceeds will help pay the donor's medical costs for Stephanie Abbott, who plans to donate a portion of her liver to her father, Bill Abbott of Cortland.


New Knee Replacement Technology

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Orthopedic surgeon Rajeev Jain, MD, will talk about new technology in knee replacement. Meal and valet service provided. Dinner served at 6 p.m. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.


Conversations for the Living

Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays from Oct. 24 through Nov. 14

Place: DeKalb County Hospice

More information: 815-756-3000 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Planning for the future ensures your loved ones are prepared with information and tools when the time comes. This series is an open discussion of what a "good death" means to you, when enough is enough when it comes to life-sustaining technology and treatments and understanding advance directives and how they affect you and your family. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.


GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Oct. 10

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.


Blood Drive

Time: 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 10

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State Road


Control Your Cholesterol

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 11

Place: KishHealth Family & Specialty Care

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

Whether your levels are high or normal, you can make lifestyle changes to maintain healthy cholesterol. If you have your cholesterol results, bring them. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.


'City of Ghosts'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12

Place: Resource Bank Community Room

More information: 815-784-2627

The Genoa Public Library welcomes back William Pack, who gave the Houdini presentation last May, for an interactive evening of supernatural ghost theater. Spooky fun for adults and kids 12 and older; not for small children.


Trading Card Appraisals

Time: Noon – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 14

Place: Genoa Public Library

More information: 815-784-2627

Michael Osacky, operator of www.baseballintheattic.com, will appraise trading cards. Call or stop in to register in advance for a 10-minute session to have Osacky appraise your pre-1970 baseball, football, basketball and non-sports cards, tobacco and gum cards, vintage autographs and advertising items and other sports memorabilia.


Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Oct. 16

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


Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, Oct. 19

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

Cost: $5

Line dancing by dancers' request. Split floor for couple dances and line dances.


Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Third Sunday of every month; next, Oct. 21

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.


HINCKLEY

Midwest Ghost Society

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 19

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Local group will give a presentation on their paranormal investigations, explaining their methods, sharing stories and answering questions. For teens and adults. Registration required.

Monster Makeover

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 22

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Teens can try their hand at Halloween makeup. Supplies provided. Registration required.


KINGSTON

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13

Place: Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St.

Cost: Adults, $7; children 4 and younger, $3

Eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, toast, fruit, English muffins, juice, milk and coffee.


KIRKLAND

Rummage Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: Oct. 12 and 13

Place: Kirkland United Methodist Church, Third and South streets

$1 bags on Saturday.


Historical Society Open House

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 21

Place: Kirkland Olson Funeral Chapel, 309 W. Fifth St.


LEE

All You Can Eat Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13

Place: St. James Parish Hall, 221 W. Kirke Gate

Cost: Adults $8, kids 5 and younger eat free

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #15153. Carryouts available. There will be a 50/50 raffle.


MALTA

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12

Place: Malta Senior Center, 115 S. Third St.

More information: 815-758-4718

Topics will include what to consider when choosing a Medicare drug plan. Handouts will be available.


SHABBONA

Crappie/Bluegill Open

Time: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20

Place: Shabbona Lake State Park

More information: 815-824-2581 or www.shabbonalake.com

Heaviest stringer of five crappie and five bluegill wins a $100 Cabela's gift card. Immediate family members may join their fish to make one stringer. No entry fee or registration required. Donate $5 to the walleye restocking fund before fishing and double your prize if you win.


SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Oct. 10

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


Garden Story Time

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 12

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.


Grand Opening of 'Play'

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13

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

Cost: Adults $5, children 13 and younger and museum members, free

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

The grand opening of the museum's new exhibit, all about fun times and fond memories. Opening includes guided tours, crafts and refreshments.


Good News!

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

A men's quartet will perform a musical praise and worship service.


Drive for Kids

Time: Noon – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 14

Place: St. Mary's Catholic School

Every time a licensed driver 18 or older test drives a Chrysler Town & Country minivan during the school's Fall Festival, Chrysler will donate $10 to St. Mary's School.


Library Open House

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 14

Place: Sycamore Public Library

See the library's completed renovations and enjoy refreshments and family activities.


Spinal Health Class

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 17 and 22

Place: Sheedy Chiropractic, 920 W. Prairie Drive, Suite J

More information: 815-895-3354

A free 30-minute class on spinal health and overall well-being. Registration required.


DeKalb County Community Spelling Bee

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 18

Place: St. Mary's Church Parish Activity Center, 322 Waterman St.

Cost: $3 to watch; students of any age admitted free


Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 19

Place: Sycamore Senior Center, 940 E. State St.

More information: 815-758-4718

Topics will include what to consider when choosing a Medicare drug plan. Handouts will be available. To have lunch at the VAC luncheon site, RSVP by phone by 10 a.m. Oct. 18.


Creepy Crawly Halloween Party

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20

Place: Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St.

Cost: Members $6, nonmembers $8

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

Go trick-or-treating through the decorated museum, check out the "grossology" lab and enjoy games, candy and prizes.


LEGO Sunday

Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 21

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500

Free and open to all ages, no registration required. The library provides the LEGOs; do not bring LEGOs from home.


Pumpkin Celebration

Time: 7 – 7:45 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Games, stories and refreshments for children 3 to 6.


Pumpkin Festival Kickoff

Time: 4 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Place: Downtown Sycamore

More information: 815-895-3456 or www.discoversycamore.com

Pumpkin check-in on the courthouse lawn from 4 to 9 p.m. From 4:30 to 6:30, costumed children can trick-or-treat at downtown businesses. At 5 p.m. there will be a cake cutting ceremony on the courthouse lawn.


Delicious Possibilities with Fall Cooking

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Place: Hy-Vee

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

Cost: $10

Learn to prepare beautiful dishes for everyday cooking and holiday entertaining using the flavors of fall. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.


WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Oct. 11

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.

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