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Events for Dec. 26 - Jan. 9

Published: Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 12:30 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Dec. 26

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.

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

First Grade & Up Story and Craft

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, Dec. 27

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Stories and songs for infants, toddlers and caregivers. Craft time immediately after story time. No registration required.

Team Trivia

Time: 8 p.m.

Dates: Every Wednesday; next, Dec. 26

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

More information: 815-748-0000

Free team trivia competition.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; 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 Stitch Niche

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 265 or emilyg@dkpl.org

Knitters and crocheters are invited to share their hobby. Beginning crocheters will receive a booklet and some instruction on basics. Participants must bring their own supplies. No registration required.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220 or dkplref@dkpl.org

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

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.

Carriage Rides

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 29

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.

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 from 3 to 4:30. Sign up for either or both by phone, online or at the reference desk.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 1

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

Swing in the New Year! Lesson at 7 p.m., then social dancing. No partner required. Casual dress; leather-soled shoes recommended.

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Jan. 2

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.

Blues Gone Wild

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, Jan. 3

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.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, Jan. 5

Place: City lot #3, corner of Grove and South Fourth streets

Items accepted for recycling include anything with a battery or that plugs into a wall; batteries; refrigerators; monitors; scrap metal; cardboard and plastic.

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 5

Place: American Red Cross DeKalb County, 8 Health Services Drive, Suite 1

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday; next, Jan. 8

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.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Dec. 26

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.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, Jan. 5

Place: City Hall east lot

Items accepted for recycling include anything with a battery or that plugs into a wall; batteries; refrigerators; monitors; scrap metal; cardboard and plastic.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Jan. 8

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

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Dec. 26

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

Free Soccer Clinic

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 3

Place: Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road

More information: 815-756-9577

Kids in grades 1-6 can learn basics of the sport and teamwork. Registration required.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Dec. 27

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. 28

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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