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Events for Jan. 2 - 16

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 11:08 a.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Jan. 2

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, Jan. 3

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

DeKALB

Team Trivia

Time: 8 p.m.

Dates: Every Wednesday; next, Jan. 2

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, Jan. 2

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433.

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.

Northern Illinois Farm Show

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday

Date: Jan. 9 and 10

Place:  Northern Illinois University Convocation Center

Cost: Free admission, parking $5

Northern Illinois Bridal Expo

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 13

Place: Holmes Student Center, Normal Road and Lucinda Avenue

More information: 815-753-6389

More than 55 exhibitors and wedding vendors, and a fashion show at 2 p.m. Admission, taste testing and parking are free.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

Lesson at 7 p.m., then social dancing. No partner required. Casual dress; leather-soled shoes recommended.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Jan. 2

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.

SHABBONA

Summer Ball League Registration

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12

Place: Lions Depot

Sign up for boys baseball and girls softball summer leagues. For children in Shabbona and Waterman.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Jan. 2

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

Jane Fargo Hotel Haunted Tour

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 11

Place: Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St.

Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door

More information: www.mediummark.net

After a buffet-style dinner, guests will tour the hotel and hear about the staff's personal experiences. The evening ends with dessert and psychic impressions from medium Mark Dorsett about the hotel's "permanent guests."

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Jan. 3

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.

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