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Events for Oct. 24 - Nov. 7

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 3:57 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Oct. 24

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. 25

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

CRESTON

Haunted Opera House

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 26 and 27

Place: 204 S. Main St.

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

More information: 815-384-5555

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Story and song time for infants through preschoolers and their parents. A craft time will be held at 11 a.m.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

A retired teacher will tutor DeKalb School District students in third, fourth and fifth grades. Students will receive homework help in all subject areas. Registration required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of every month; next, Oct. 24

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433.

Online Job Search

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn the best sites to find local jobs and how to market yourself to employers. Sign up at dkpl.org, by phone or at the reference desk.

Resume Intro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn the practical dos and don'ts of building your resume.

CSA Sinfonia Concert

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 24

Place: NIU Music Building, 400 Lucinda Ave.

Free concert by the CSA Sinfonia, a regional youth orchestra made up of some of the best high school musicians in the area.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Story time in English and Spanish for children of all ages. No registration required.

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25

Place: DeKalb Senior Center, 330 Grove St.

More information: 815-758-4718

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

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25

Place: Newman Center, 512 Normal Road

'An Ideal Husband'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

Dates: Oct. 25 – 28

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

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

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

Oscar Wilde's classic 1895 play takes the stage. The play is a humorous look at the personal and public lives of London's social elite.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Free, drop-in lab for help with computer questions or problems.

Family Halloween Event

Time: 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 26

Place: Northern Illinois University Convocation Center

Tickets: $1 in advance, $2 at the door, children 2 and younger free

Children and parents are encouraged to attend in costume. Activities include a haunted house, fear factor room, sports games, inflatables, arts and crafts, facepainting and magic shows. Advance tickets available at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, DeKalb Barb City YMCA and Kishwaukee Community Hospital front desk.

Amenti Haunted House

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 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 Passage Art Exhibit

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 26

Place: DeKalb Area Women's Center, 1021 State St.

More information: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu

Art by women and children being served by Safe Passage, a shelter for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Downtown Spooktacular

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Place: Downtown DeKalb

Costumed children can trick-or-treat at downtown businesses, make a craft at the House Cafe and take a short, kid-friendly walk through the Amenti Haunted House at the Egyptian Theatre, scares removed.

Coed Pageant with Facing Winter and Jake Avery's Kin

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 28

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cover charge: $5

Coed Pageant is a musical duo whose sound balances catchy melodies and folksy tendencies with broader songwriting styles and unusual harmonies.

Halloween Concert

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

Date: Monday, Oct. 29

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

Free concert by the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra featuring Halloween-themed music, including selections from "Symphonie Fantastique" and "Harry Potter." There will be trick-or-treating in the Music Building at 5 p.m.

Heal Heel Pain

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 29

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

A foot and ankle surgeon and a physical therapist will discuss causes and treatment options for heel pain, as well as techniques to relieve pain and prevent injury. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

'How to Start a Successful Child Care Business'

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 29

Place: 4-C, 155 N. Third St., Suite 300

More information: 800-848-8727 ext. 230

A free workshop for people who want to start a home day care. The workshop focuses on legal child care, professional business practices and resources and support available through 4-C. Registration required.

Boys Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

A program for boys 9 to 12 and an adult male relative. The physical and emotional changes a young boy experiences can be overwhelming and puzzling. Knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 31

Place: Marshall Gallery of Swen Parson Hall, on Normal Road

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Oct. 31

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. Menu is barbecued chicken breast, cheddar mashed potatoes, herbed beans, fruit and dessert.

'Waiting for Godot'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Dates: Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

Place: Corner Theatre, Stevens Building, Northern Illinois University

Tickets: $6

More information: www.niu.edu/theatre, 815-73-1600 or sotdboxoffice@niu.edu

The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."

Blues Gone Wild

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, Nov. 1

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.

Artisan Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 2

Place: Kishwaukee Community Hospital

The Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary hosts a market of handmade items by local artists and artisans. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary's scholarship fund.

Susan Reed in Concert

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 2

Place: Northern Illinois University Music Building Recital Hall

A free concert, especially recommended for families. Reed is a violinist, folk musician, singer and storyteller.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Place: Municipal parking lot at Fourth and Grove streets

More information: 815-748-2408

Used Book Sale

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Place: United Congregational Church of Christ, 615 N. First St.

Proceeds will help a student in Tanzania being sponsored by the congregation.

Cajun Kick-Off

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Place: DeKalb High School

Tickets: $10

More information: 815-754-2120

Includes a Cajun dinner, entertainment, raffle and auction. Proceeds defray the costs for the DeKalb High School marching band to travel to the Sugar Bowl, where the band has been invited to perform.

Free Clothing Distribution

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 4

Place: St. Mary Church Ministry Center, 302 Fisk Ave.

Sponsored by the St. Mary-Christ the Teacher Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. All who need clothes are welcome.

CCT 'Honk!' Auditions

Time: 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Monday

Dates: Nov. 4 and 5

Place: First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St.

More information: www.cctonstage.com

Open auditions for a family production of the tale of the ugly duckling. Those auditioning must be at least 7 years old and will be expected to perform an a capella song or nursery rhyme of their choice and participate in an acting audition. Performances are scheduled for March.

Blood Drive

Time: 1 – 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 5

Place: Holmes Student Center

Look Good ... Feel Better

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 5

Place: The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital

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

This free program teaches beauty techniques to women and girls actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat appearance-related side effects. Participants will learn tips for skin care, hair care, makeup and wigs and will each receive a free kit of cosmetics. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Holidays with Diabetes

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 5

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

The holidays present a challenge for those with diabetes. A diabetes educator will share medication strategies to help you enjoy the holidays without the stress of elevated blood sugars. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6

Place: Holmes Student Center

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Oct. 24

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.

Ortmon Drive-Thru Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25

Place: St. Catherine of Genoa Church, 340 S. Stott St.

Tickets: $10, must be purchased in advance

More information: 847-987-1989

Dinners include one pork chop, one chicken breast, potato salad, baked beans, applesauce and a roll. Catered by Whitman's Catering. Proceeds to benefit Paul Ortmon, a member of the St. Catherine's congregation.

Open Air Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Place: Corner of Main and Genoa streets

Early Bird Shopping

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Place: CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road

More information: 815-784-5427

Shop for a variety of homemade treasures, fresh baked goods, jewelry, pottery, charms and items from companies like Miche, Thirty-One, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Pink Papaya, Arbonne, Gold Canyon Candles, Scentsy and Avon. A lunch of sloppy joes, chips and pop will be available for $3.50. Proceeds support local and global charity efforts.

Norris Spaghetti Dinner

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Place: St. Catherine of Genoa, 340 S. Stott St.

Tickets: $5 minimum donation

More information: 847-987-1989

Dinner includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, green beans, cake and beverage. Dine in or carryout; free delivery in Genoa and Kingston. Proceeds to benefit Beau Norris, son of Brad and Denise Norris of Genoa and grandson of Bruce and Patricia Kozlowski of Genoa and Valerie Norris of Kingston. Beau was born with four congenital heart defects. He has undergone two surgeries and will soon have a third; surgeries are expected to continue until he reaches adulthood.

HINCKLEY

Halloween Musical Puppet Spooktacular

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 26

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220 or www.jeanniemcqueenie.com

Coffee Program

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 29

Place: Hinckley Community Building

Cost: $15

More information: 815-739-1336

Learn the history of coffee, differences in types of coffee, and how differences in the roasting and brewing process affect the final cup of joe. Coffee samples and treats will be provided, and there will be drawings for coffee-related door prizes. Registration required.

Free Scary Movie

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Snacks and a showing of "Coraline."

Young Adults Scary Movie

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 30

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Snacks and a free showing of cult classic "Poltergeist."

KINGSTON

Turkey Supper

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

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

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

Cost: Adults, $9; children, $4

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

KIRKLAND

Parents Night Out

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 26

Place: First United Methodist Church of Kirkland

The church will offer free child care with activities and snacks. This replaces the annual outdoor pumpkin event.

MALTA

A Public Reading of 'Tom Sawyer'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25

Place: Kishwaukee College

The DeKalb Public Library sponsors this event, reading sections of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" aloud and discussing aspects of Mark Twain's life. Email edithc@dkpl.org to find out how to sign up to be a reader.

SHABBONA

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 29

Place: Indian Creek High School

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Oct. 24

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

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.

Pumpkin Festival Carnivals

Dates: Oct. 25 – 28

Place: Teen carnival at Sacramento and State streets; kiddie carnival at Somonauk and Elm streets

Teen carnival 5 – 10 p.m. Thursday. Teen and kiddie carnival 5 – 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.

Frightening Tales

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 25

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Three storytellers tell bone-chilling tales for children 5 to 12 who are ready to be scared. Not for very young children or those easily frightened.

Sycamore High School Alumni Golf Scramble

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 26

Place: Sycamore Golf Course

Cost: $50, includes golf, cart and lunch

More information: danderson@thevintageclub.com

Bill Cho's Fall Festival and Halloween Party

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 26

Place: 1598 DeKalb Ave.

More information: 815-895-2008 or sycamore@billcho.com

Families are invited for a moon bounce, games and snacks. Costumes are not required, but are encouraged; there will be prizes for best costumes and for best carved pumpkin. The Bill Cho Taekwondo Demo Team will perform at 7 p.m.

Methodist Church Craft Show

Time: Noon – 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday

Date: Oct. 26 and 27

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Blood Drive

Time: 1 – 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

Date: Oct. 26 and 27

Place: Corner of Maple and Elm streets

Historic Homes Tour

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Tickets: $20

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

Stops include 410 E. Elm St., 726 Somonauk St., 708 Somonauk St., the Chicago and Northwestern Depot and the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. Advance tickets available at the museum and Sweet Earth Jewelry and Gifts in downtown Sycamore; day-of tickets available at any of the house walk locations.

Sycamore High School Alumni High School Tour

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Place: Sycamore High School

Register by email at terri.goodman@frontier.com.

Scary Stories in the Cemetery

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Charles and Edward streets

These stories are very scary. Not for young children. Bring your own blankets, chairs and flashlights.

Autumn Craft and Treasures Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Oct. 27 and 28

Place: Sycamore High School

Cost: Adults $2, seniors and students $1

Book Signing

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Place: Shawn's, 204 Somonauk St.

Former Sycamore resident Loretta Goebel will sign copies of "A Life In Parts," by Vicki Bennington and Daniel Brannan. The book tells the true story of the life-threatening infection that took several of Goebel's limbs and how she fought back to go on with her life.

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Place: Courthouse lawn

Art Attack Open House Projects

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Place: The Art Attack, 215 W. Elm St.

Price: $1 and up, depending on project

Anyone 3 and older can create harvest crafts, pinch a pot or try other art projects.

Zombie Miniature Golf

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Cost: $10 per person or $25 per family

Not recommended for those who frighten easily.

Breakfast

Time: 8 – 11 a.m.

Date: Last Sunday of each month; next, Oct. 28

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.

Pumpkin Festival Parade

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 28

Place: Route travels along Somonauk, Elm, California, State and Main streets

Halloween Costume Contest

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 28

Place: Sycamore Middle School

Costume contest and entertainment for children 2 to 12. Sponsored by the Sycamore Park District.

Spinal Health Dinner

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 1

Place: Cabana Charley's

More information: 815-895-3354

Join Sheedy Chiropractic for a spinal health care presentation and free dinner. Registration required.

Preventing Falls

Time: Noon – 1 p.m. or 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 5

Place: Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

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

While many factors contribute to falls, aging does not have to be one of them. Learn the common causes of falling and how to reduce your risk. Open to people at risk of falls as well as caregivers, family members and friends. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Oct. 25

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.

Open Hands Vendor Night

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 8

Place: United Methodist Church, 210 W. Garfield

Vendors such as 1803 Candles, Silpada, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and Thirty One will sell their wares. Proceeds support Open Hands Preschool.

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