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Events for Dec. 19 - Jan. 2

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 3:02 p.m. CST

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Dec. 19

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. 20

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

Lon Clark Paper Model Workshop

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 27

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. 19

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. 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.

Team Trivia

Time: 8 p.m.

Dates: Every Wednesday; next, Dec. 19

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

More information: 815-748-0000

Free team trivia competition.

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 19

Place: Kishwaukee Community Hospital

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.

DeKalb County's Largest Holiday Office Party

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 20

Place: Fatty's Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway

Free appetizer buffet, drink specials and live music from Back Country Roads. There will also be prizes, giveaways and an appearance by Santa.

Gift Wrapping at the Library

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 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.

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday; next, Dec. 20

Place: Neighbors House, corner of Fifth and Pine streets

More information: 815-787-0600 or neighborshouse@frontier.com

Homework help and education enrichment activities for students in grades 4 through 12. No help nights during school breaks.

'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

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.

'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.

Visit With Santa

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 22

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

Carriage Rides

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Free carriage rides around downtown DeKalb begin and end at the library. Rides are sponsored by NB&T and Re:New DeKalb.

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.

Tales for Twos

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Dec. 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

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

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

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

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433.

Barb City Stompers

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 26

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Thank You Letter Help Lab

Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

A workshop in how to write a thank-you note. For teens and tweens.

Intro to PowerPoint

Time: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Sign up online, by phone or at the reference desk.

The Spoon Man Comedy Show

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

A hilarious interactive comedy performance for all ages.

Intro to Excel

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Sign up by phone, online or at the reference desk.

St. George Community Worship

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Last Saturday of each month; next, Dec. 29

Place: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 320 S. Second St.

More information: 815-758-5731

Service is in English and includes prayers, petitions, dialogue and discussion. The public is invited to experience the service regardless of religious background.

DeKalb Winter Chess Classic

Time: Noon – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 29

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

Cost: $6 to play

More information: registration@dekalbchess.com or www.dekalbchess.com

Four-round, non-elimination chess tournament for all ages. Sections to be determined. Everyone plays every round. Trophies or medals to all participants.

Intro to Microsoft Word

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568

Intro to Word I from 1:30 to 3 p.m., then Intro to Word II. Sign up for either or both by phone, online or at the reference desk.

The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 2

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

A seven-piece orchestral funk-pop ensemble featuring four-part vocal harmonies, ukulele, violin, tuba, saxophones, electric bass, rock drums and Latin percussion.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Dec. 19

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.

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.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Dec. 19

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

'30 Minutes to Health'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, 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.

Visit With Santa

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

Dates: Dec. 21 – 23

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

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."

Christmas Candlelight Service

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 23

Place: Federated Church, 612 W. State St.

More information: 815-895-2706 or sycamorefederatedchurch.org

Walter Hauswald and the chancel choir originally made the service popular in the 1940s. It was discontinued in the late 1970s and revived in 2011. The service features a reading of the Christmas story, candle lighting and music by the choir.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Dec. 20

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. 21

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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