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Events for Dec. 12 - 26

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 1:40 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Dec. 12

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, Dec. 13

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

Evening Story Time

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 18

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Stories and songs for small children and their caregivers.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Dec. 12, 18 and 19

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

A retired teacher will offer tutoring and homework help to DeKalb School District students in grades 3-5. Registration required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Second, fourth and fifth Wednesdays of every month; next, Dec. 12

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433.

CSA Children's Choir

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12

Place: Recital Hall, NIU Music Building, Lucinda Avenue

The Children's Choir performs holiday and seasonal music in a free concert.

Global Aloha with Panoramic

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Tickets: $5

Panoramic takes a wide-angle view of music. Formed by steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague and Robert Chappell, the group combines intricate original compositions and intense jazz improvisations with calypso, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and East Indian rhythms.

Team Trivia

Time: 8 p.m.

Dates: Every Wednesday; next, Dec. 12

Place: O'Leary's Irish Pub & Grill, 260 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-748-0000

Free team trivia competition.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Stories and songs for children and caregivers in Spanish and English.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 1 – 3 p.m. Friday, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Saturday

Date: Dec. 14 and 15

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Free, drop-in lab for those with computer-related questions.

Intro to the Internet

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 14

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Learn the basics of finding your way around the World Wide Web with this hands-on class.

Borders Nite Out: Holiday Edition 2012

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 14

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

Cost: $6

Live music from five groups paying tribute to Bob Dylan, plus three fashion shows, a book signing and a display of work by local artists.

U.S. Air Force Concert Band Christmas Show

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 14

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

Free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Egyptian box office or by contacting FunME Events at jacki@funmeevents.com or 815-756-1263.

Welcome Cafe Community Breakfast

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

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

Free breakfast, plus information on Illinois WorkNet Center job applications, GED, ESL and coursework from Kishwaukee College. Freewill donations accepted.

Zumba Saturdays

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

Dates: Every Saturday; next, Dec. 15

Place: Conexion Comunidad, 637 N. 11th St.

Cost: $6

Drop-in Zumba fitness class.

Visit With Santa

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Saturdays through Dec. 22; next, Dec. 15

Place: Santa's House in Van Buer Plaza, Second and Locust streets

Intro to Google Docs

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Register online, by phone or at the reference desk.

'A Classic Christmas'

Time: Noon

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

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

Tickets: $18.50

The Sycamore/Rochelle Performing Arts Academy 2012 winter dance concert. Dancers perform to classic holiday songs such as “White Christmas” and “Frosty The Snowman.”

'It's a Wonderful Life'

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

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

Tickets: Adults $5, students, seniors and children, $4

$2 discounts will be given to those with a Thrivent Financial postcard or those who bring a nonperishable food donation. Free admission to those who bring both.

Unlimited Pasta Night

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

Place: Kishwaukee Country Club, 1901 Sycamore Road

Cost: Adults $15, children younger than 12 $7

More information: 815-758-6848 ext. 12

Unlimited made-to-order pasta courses from the pasta station, plus entertainment by Craig Mathey. Open to the public; reservations required. Call to RSVP.

'A Vulgar Display of Comedy'

Time: 10 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

Stand-up comedy for an adult audience.

Adventure! @Your Library

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 16

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Thrill to the twists of a story you help to create. For DeKalb-area teens in junior high or high school. Registration required.

Gift Wrapping at the Library

Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Monday, 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday

Date: Dec. 17 and 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 260

Free gift wrapping for small and medium-sized items. Freewill donations accepted.

Pajama Story Time

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, Dec. 17

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Kids can wear their pajamas for an evening story time.

Tales for Twos

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Dec. 18 and 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Story time geared toward 2-year-old children. Craft time after the story.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 18

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

No partner needed, casual dress. Includes a one-hour lesson and three hours of social dancing. Leather-soled shoes recommended.

'Wired: The DeKalb Documentary'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 18

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

A compilation of humorous, historical and heartwarming stories as told by more than 50 residents of DeKalb representing every decade from ages 8 to 92 years old.

Santa at the Library

Time: 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: Dec. 19 and 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 260

Bring cameras and wish lists as children can visit with Santa in the youth services department.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Dec. 19

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. Dec. 19 menu is roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots and fruited gelatin.

'Wired: The DeKalb Documentary'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 20

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

Tickets: Adults $10, seniors and students $8, children 12 and younger $5

Acompilation of humorous, historical and heartwarming stories as told by more than 50 residents of DeKalb representing every decade from ages 8 to 92.

'Parading With the Peanuts Gang'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 21

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

Tickets: Adults $10, seniors $5, children 13 and younger $3

More information: 815-899-7868 or www.studiom-dancecompany.com

StudioM Dance Company presents an original dance production featuring Charlie Brown and the rest of the characters in Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" gang.

Free Holiday Meal

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 23

Place: Flippin' Eggs, 831 S. Fourth St.

More information: 815-754-6900

Complimentary holiday meal for anyone in need, whether because of financial concerns or because they are alone on the holiday. The restaurant is seeking donations of wrapped gifts to distribute to guests. Any extra food and gifts are given to local charities.

Ax in Hand Student Show

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 23

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Students of Ax in Hand Guitars showcase their talents.

Free Holiday Meal

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 25

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

Feed'em Soup will serve a pay-what-you-can meal of bottom round roast and baked ham. There will be holiday music and decorations, sweet treats and surprises. Families with children are welcome. All are invited, regardless of need.

Barb City Stompers

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 26

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Dec. 12

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.

Sweatin' With Santa

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 13

Place: J'Studio, 113 N. Genoa St.

More information: Jen Jiminez, 815-793-6439

The staff at J'Studio will offer a free taste of all the fitness classes they have to offer, including Zumba PiYo, TurboKick and more.

Pack the Bus Food Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School, Genoa-Kingston Middle School and downtown Genoa

The Genoa-Kingston Transportation Department will have buses at three locations collecting nonperishable food, hygiene products, feminine products and cash for the Genoa-Kingston food pantry.

Visit With Santa

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

Place: Santa's House, next to the Genoa Public Library

Cookies with Santa

Time: 11 a.m – 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

Place: Genoa-Kingston Middle School cafeteria

Children can meet Santa, and parents can take photos. Please bring a nonperishable food item for the food pantry.

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Sunday, Dec. 16

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

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Third Sunday of every month; next, Dec. 16

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Dec. 18

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

Retirement Party

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 20

Place: Resource Bank, 310 S. Route 23

An open house celebrating the retirement of Phil James.

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, Dec. 21

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

Cost: $5

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

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 12

Place: Hinckley Public Library

Free Movie Day Double Feature

Time: 3:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 18

Place: Hinckley Public Library

Stop by the library for free popcorn and a movie. Movies to be shown are "The Santa Clause" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas."

MAPLE PARK

St. Mary Christmas Cookie Sale

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

Place: St. Mary's Novak Center, 123 S. County Line Road

Choose your own assortment of homemade cookies for $6 per pound. Santa will be on-hand for pictures, and refreshments will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. Advance orders for specific cookies can be placed until Dec. 12 by calling 815-827-3302.

SYCAMORE

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 13; next, Dec. 12

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Stories, craft and play for independent 3- to 5-year-olds. Caregiver need not stay with the child, but must stay in the library.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Dec. 12

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

Holiday Luncheon

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, Dec. 13

Place: Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St.

Cost: $9

More information: RSVP to 815-762-5513

The DeKalb Christian Women's Connection will feature a program on gift wrapping, presented by Glenda Smith, who will demonstrate simple ways to decorate packages. Speaker Karen Hampel will give a presentation, "From No Boundaries to a Life of Control," about how to get peace and fulfillment in your life.

Relay for Life Luminaria Vigil

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 13

Place: DeKalb County Courthouse

Cost: Free to attend; $10 for a luminarium

More information: 630-87-9009 or www.relayforlife.org/dekalbil

A vigil to remember those who are battling cancer and those who have lost their fight. Luminaria sales will begin at 6 p.m., and the ceremony will begin about 6:30. Carolers will perform and refreshments will be provided.

A Visit From Santa

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 13

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Santa will visit the library to talk to children and pose for photos. Mrs. Claus and some elves will be on hand to read to children while they wait their turn with Santa.

Sycamore High School Choir Concert

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 13

Place: Sycamore High School Auditorium

The choir will present Schubert's "Mass in G Major."

Cookies With Santa

Time: 3:30 – 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: Dec. 14 and 15

Place: Sycamore Park District Clubhouse

More information: 815-895-3202

Children of all ages can have cookies and hot chocolate with Santa.

Jumpin' Jolidays

Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 14

Place: Cornerstone Christian Academy

Cost: $15; bring a donation of diapers or school supplies for children at Hope Haven and receive a $4 discount

More information: 815-895-8522 or jladas@cornerstonechristianacademy.com

Children 3-12 can jump in six inflatable moon bounces and obstacle courses for four hours of supervised fun. Cost includes a large slice of pizza and a juice box. Parents can stay at no additional cost or can sign children in and out. Discounts available for families with three or more children. Children should wear comfortable clothing – no denim – and must wear socks.

Visit With Santa

Time: 5 – 7 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. – noon Saturdays, noon – 2 p.m. Sundays

Dates: Weekends through Dec. 23; next, Dec. 14

Place: Santa's House, on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse

Christmas Show and Dinner With Elvis

Time: 6 p.m. – midnight

Date: Friday, Dec. 14

Place: Sycamore Moose Lodge #1506

Cost: Dinner $7; show is free

More information: 815-895-7567

Chicken kiev dinner from 6 to 8 p.m., then a holiday show at 9 p.m. featuring Ronnie Vegas as Elvis. All proceeds go to charity.

Creative Day

Time: 10 a.m. – noon or 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 15

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

There will be several art projects at varying price points to choose from at each session.

Free Holiday Movie

Time: 11 a.m.

Dates: Dec. 15 and 16

Place: Sycamore Theater, 420 W. State St.

A free screening of the 1947 holiday classic "Miracle on 34th Street."

DeKalb Festival Chorus Holiday Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 16

Place: Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John, 26555 Brickville Road

Tickets: $10

Featuring music in the classical, Appalachian and gospel traditions as well as dramatic percussion pieces, traditional carols and holiday songs.

'30 Minutes to Health'

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: Dec. 19

Place: Sheedy Family Chiropractic, 920 W. Prairie Drive

More information: 815-895-3354

A 30-minute presentation on health, wellness and how to improve your lifestyle to reach an optimum level of health.

Free Holiday Movie

Time: 11 a.m.

Dates: Dec. 22 and 23

Place: Sycamore Theater, 420 W. State St.

A free screening of the 2000 holiday movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Dec. 13

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.

Holiday Lights Train

Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Fridays, 2 – 9 p.m. Saturdays, 2 – 8 p.m. Sundays

Dates: Weekends through December; next, Dec. 14

Place: Lions Park

Take a free ride on the miniature train, past holiday displays featuring more than 250,000 lights. Free cocoa, popcorn and visits with Santa at the station.

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