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Events for Jan. 9 - 23

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 12:12 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Jan. 9

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. 10

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, Jan. 9

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Stories and songs for infants, toddlers and their caregivers. Craft time follows.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 9

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250

DeKalb School District students in grades 3-5 can get help with homework assignments in all subject areas from retired teacher Marti Brown. Registration is required and there is a limit of five students per session. Register online, by phone or at the youth services desk.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1 – 3 p.m. Friday

Date: Jan. 9 – 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

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

Team Trivia

Time: 8 p.m.

Dates: Every Wednesday; next, Jan. 9

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. 9

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433.

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

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday; next, Jan. 10

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.

Intro to Microsoft Word

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Register online, by phone or at the reference desk.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Dates: Jan. 11 – 13

Place: Corner Theatre, Stevens Building, Northern Illinois University

Tickets: Adults $8, children and students, $5

A presentation of the classic C.S. Lewis tale by Annex/Dreamers Theatre Group.

Computer Basics and Help Lab

Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

A combination of the computer basics and help lab. Registration is optional but encouraged.

Online Job Search

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Learn which sites are the best for local jobs and how to market yourself to a future employer. Register by phone, email or at the reference desk.

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.

Microsoft Excel I and II

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

From 1:30 to 3 p.m., learn the basic skills to use Excel. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., Excel II picks up where Excel I left off. Sign up by phone, email or at the reference desk for one or both classes.

Chamber Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 13

Place: Westminster Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road

More information: 815-756-2905

Thomas Cappaert, principal cellist for the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, will perform J.S. Bach's Solo Suite No. 2 in D Minor for cello. Cappaert and fellow orchestra members Laurie Rodriguez, Victor Ryzhof and Gary Mattin will perform the Rondo from Brahms's Piano Quartet in G Minor. The concert is free; freewill offerings will be accepted.

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Jan. 16

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. Jan. 16 menu is tilapia with red potato wedges, tomatoes and zucchini and fruit. Jan. 30 menu is Salisbury steak, au gratin potatoes, green beans and fruit.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 17

Place: The DeKalb Masonic Lodge, corner of Fairview Drive and South Fourth Street

To make an appointment, call 815-758-5788 or email ffb66@juno.com. Walk-ins welcome. Donors receive a $10 Target gift card while supplies last.

'Reduce Your Stroke Risk'

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 17

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Cardiologist Paul Nguyen, MD, MS and nurse practitioner Magdalena Kloch, APN, will explore the factors contributing to stroke risk and preventative steps you can take. Heart-healthy meal will be provided at 6 p.m. This program is free, but registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

'Learning to Live Peaceably'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 18

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

After a community potluck, a panel of speakers will discuss ways to end violence, including, but not limited to, gun violence. Speakers include DeKalb County State's Attorney Richard Schmack, DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery, Maylan Dunn-Kenney, a professor of early education, and Dr. Toni Tollerud of the Northern Illinois University Education and Counseling Department.

'Rotator Cuff Tears'

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Jan. 21

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of pain and disability. Orthopedic surgeons will explain the difference between acute and chronic tears and will discuss treatment options. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

'Girls Only ... Your Changing Body'

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 22

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

A class for 9- to 12-year-old girls and an adult female relative. The physical and emotional changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming; knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety and make the transition smoother. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

'Smokers: Have You Thought About Quitting?'

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 22

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Talk about the possibility of quitting and get answers to your questions about available options to make your next attempt successful. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Jan. 9

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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Jan. 15

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

Blood Drive

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, Jan. 18

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

Cost: $5

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

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Third Sunday of every month; next, Jan. 20

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

HINCKLEY

Movie Night

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 9

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

A free showing of "Ice Age: Continental Drift." Sign up by phone or at the front desk.

Story Time

Time: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in January; next, Jan. 9

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Stories, songs and crafts. Sign up by phone or at the front desk.

Homework Night

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 16 and 23

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Students needing help with their homework can bring it to the library. Sign up by phone or at the front desk.

KINGSTON

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12

Place: Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St.

Cost: $7, children 3 and younger $3

KIRKLAND

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 17

Place: Kirkland Fire Department

LEE

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 17

Place: St. James Catholic Church

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. 9

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."

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, Jan. 19

Place: Public Works Building, 475 N. Cross St.

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

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Jan. 10

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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