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Events for Oct. 31 – Nov. 14

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 12:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 1:41 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Oct. 31

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, Nov. 1

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

DeKALB

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 – 7 p.m.

Date: Second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of every month; next, Oct. 31

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433.

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.

Voices of Hope

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Place: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road

The Voices of Hope Choir will perform a free worship concert featuring original compositions. Also performing will be the Gayles Memorial Choir, Pastor Frederick Wilson and F.E.W.II.

CarlinFest

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $7

Live music and comedy paying homage to George Carlin. There will also be Carlin-inspired art and nostalgia and a raffle for a portrait of Carlin drawn by Sharpie artist Justin McAllister. Cover charge includes one raffle ticket; admission without a raffle ticket is $4. A portion of proceeds will benefit Safe Passage.

Glidden Homestead Tours

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday,  Nov. 4

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

Cost: Adults $4; children younger than 14, free

The collection of Dave Miner, featuring holiday items both bought and made from recycled materials, is on display. Miner will be on hand to answer questions.

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.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 4

Place: The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-758-0313 or dan@dekalbgallery.com

An opening reception for the exhibit of contemporary Brazilian lithographs on display through Nov. 29.

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

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 6

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

Lesson at 7 p.m., followed by three hours of social dancing. No partner required, leather-soled shoes recommended.

Bible Study Fellowship

Time: 9 – 10:50 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7

Place: Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore/DeKalb, 150 Bethany Road

More information: 815-899-9228 or tguner2@comcast.net

The start of a new session for this women's Bible study group. Child care provided.

Hope at the Holidays

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 8

Place: DeKalb County Hospice

More information: 815-756-3000

A special program for people experiencing the end-of-year holidays for the first time since the death of a loved one. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Craft and Bake Sale

Time: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: Nov. 9 and 10

Place: DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Home, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road

Proceeds benefit the resident outing and special events fund.

Fall Back in Love Couples Enrichment Fair

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 9

Place: Wirtz Hall, Northern Illinois University

Spouses can visit booths with fun one-on-one activities to help enrich and strengthen their relationship. Free childcare provided. Food provided by Jimmy John's.

Holiday Bazaar

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10

Place: First United Methodist Church, Fourth and Oak streets

Homemade crafts, bakery shop and attic treasures. A coffee shop will be open from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

DeKalb Area Artists Holiday Exhibition

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 11

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

More information: 815-758-0313

Caring for the Caregiver

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 12

Place: The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital

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

A series exploring the challenges faced by caregivers to learn new insights, practical steps and effective coping strategies. For friends, family members and caregivers of people with cancer. Share your experience and hear from others. Box lunch provided. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 12

Place: Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Highway

Untwist Your Thinking

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 12

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Emotional distress is often linked to distorted or unhelpful thoughts. Learn to recognize when this is occurring and how to rework these distortions to improve your mood. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

The ABCs of Diabetes

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-748-8962

Topics include sleep disorders, living with and controlling diabetes, emotional support, shopping and label reading, diabetic retinopathy and exercise. Reservations requested by Nov. 7.

'Parenting Bright Children'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-757-0617

Chicago Gifted Community Center's Newenka DuMont will lead a roundtable discussion about parenting bright or gifted children, including laws governing gifted education, educational approaches, testing and more. Space is limited; registration is recommended.

AARP Driver Safety Course

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Dates: Nov. 14 – 15

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $12 for AARP members; $14 for nonmembers

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

Two-session classroom refresher for drivers 50 and older. No driving test included. Participants receive a certificate of completion for auto insurance discount.

Blood Drive

Time: 2:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 14

Place: Clinton Rosette Middle School, 650 N. First St.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Oct. 31

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.

'Under Construction'

Time: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Nov. 2 – 4

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Tickets: Adults $7, students and seniors $5

Two one-act comedies, one of which is a sketch comedy performance created by G-K students.

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.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 3

Place: Municipal parking lot at City Hall

More information: 815-748-2408

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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Nov. 6

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

Candlelight Open House

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 8

Place: Downtown Genoa

More information: 815-784-6961 or genoamainstreet.com

Downtown merchants will be open late and serving refreshments as they introduce holiday items.

Pet Vaccine Clinic

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 9

Place: DeKalb County Animal Shelter, 16173 Baseline Road

More information: 877-475-7729

Low-cost vaccines for dogs and cats. Appointment required. Cash and credit only; no personal checks.

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month, second Friday of November; next, Nov. 9

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

Cost: $5

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

Wonderful World of Christmas Craft Show

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 11

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Cost: Adults $1, children 50 cents

Santa will be at the show from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. More than 100 vendors, including food vendors. More than 300 grab bag gifts, more than 100 door prizes and a 50/50 cash raffle.

HINCKLEY

Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7

Place: St. Paul's United Church of Christ

Cost: Adults $10, children 6-12 $5

More information: 815-286-3391 or 815-286-3606

Suppers are available for dine-in or carryout and include homemade desserts.

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10

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.

MAPLE PARK

Holiday Raffle

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10

Place: Bootleggers, 107 Main St.

An evening of raffles for meat, gift certificates, sports jerseys and more. Proceeds benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Oct. 31

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

Brown Bag Lunch: Sycamore Park District

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 1

Place: Sycamore Park District Club House, 940 E. State St.

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

A presentation on the history of the Sycamore Park District and recreational programming in Sycamore.

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.

'Anything Goes'

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

Dates: Nov. 1 – 4

Place: Sycamore High School

Tickets: $6

The high school drama department offers its fall musical, Cole Porter's "Anything Goes."

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.

Bet on You

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10

Place: St. Mary's Memorial Hall

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

More information: kamilla23@comcast.net

A casino night fundraiser for St. Mary's Catholic School. The evening includes casino games and an auction.

'1862'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10

Place: Federated Church, 612 W. State St.

Tickets: $15

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

Actors portraying generals Grant, Lee, Stuart, Thomas and Custer and Secretary of War Stanton will discuss the progression of the Civil War 150 years ago. Tickets are available at the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., and at the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, 407 W. State St.

Grandparents Webinar

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13

Place: DeKalb County Farm Bureau Conference Center

More information: 815-758-8194 or bmacarus@illinois.edu

Because of longer life expectancies, families today have the potential for long-term relationships among multiple generations. This program discusses the roles of grandparents and strategies to enhance the relationships between grandparents, parents and children. Registration is required and closes at noon Nov. 12.

How to Host Thanksgiving

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13

Place: University of Illinois Extension, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $5

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

Regardless of the number of guests, Thanksgiving dinner requires a lot of planning. An Extension nutrition and wellness educator will share ideas for planning, purchasing, thawing and preparing the turkey and offer recipes to round out the Thanksgiving table. Registration is required and closes Nov. 9.

STEM Cafe: 'Making Stuff Cleaner'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 13

Place: Cabana Charley's, 1470 S. Peace Road

More information: www.niu.edu/stem

People in attendance will learn about new ways science is reducing energy waste and making things more efficient. An expert from Northern Illinois University will give a casual presentation and lead a discussion. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Nov. 1

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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