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Events for Jan. 23 - Feb. 6

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 12:13 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Jan. 23

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. 24

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. 23

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Stories and songs for infants, toddlers and caregivers. A craft time will be held immediately after story time. No registration required.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250

Students in grades 3 through 5 in the DeKalb School District can receive help with homework assignments from a retired school teacher. Limit five students per session; registration is required. Sign up by phone, online or at the youth services desk. There is no charge for the tutoring.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Jan. 23

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Jan. 23 menu is chicken stir-fry with bamboo rice. Diners can pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

A new story time for infants through age 5, featuring stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English. Native speakers of both languages can experience and appreciate stories and songs in a new language. Translations will be available.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 24

Place: Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Hall

An opening reception for the exhibition "Vice + Virtue," exploring the dynamics of deadly sins and heavenly virtues. The exhibit runs through Feb. 23.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Drop-in computer help lab. No registration required.

'Karma and Craving: Buddhist Perspectives on Sin'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 24

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

Dr. Steven T. Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, will deliver this lecture. Asma is the author of several books, has written for such publications as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and Psychology Today and has lectured at such notable locations as Harvard, the Field Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Nooks and Crannies: The Library Tour

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 25

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Meet at the fireplace in adult services for an in-depth tour of the historic building. Light refreshments will be served after the tour. No registration required.

Rocky Horror Picture Show with Shadow Cast

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 25

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

Tickets: $10

E-Cycling Fundraising Event

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road

Bring unwanted electronic items to be recycled; proceeds from the recycling benefit the church.

Welcome Cafe Brunch

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

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

More information: 815-748-2154

Community meal includes egg casserole, steel-cut oatmeal, fresh fruit and breads. Diners can pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

St. George Community Worship

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Last Saturday of each month; next, Jan. 26

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.

'The Dante Quartet'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: Northern Illinois University Visual Arts Building Room 111

A digital copy of this 1987 film by Stan Brakhage is running in the NIU Art Museum exhibit "Vice + Virtue." This screening will be shown from a 16mm print, its original format, so viewers can see the difference. Follow-up commentary will be provided by the exhibit curator and faculty from the NIU School of Art. A second screening is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 20.

'How to Start a Successful Child Care Business'

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 29

Place: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care, 155 N. Third St., Suite 300

More information: 800-848-8727 ext. 230

Free workshop for people interested in beginning a child care business in their home. The workshop will cover legal requirements, professional business practices and resources and support available through 4-C. Register by phone.

Blood Drive

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30

Place: Northern Illinois University Human Resources, 1515 W. Lincoln Highway

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30

Place: KinderCare, 207 E. Hillcrest Drive

Rare Book Viewing

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30

Place: Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Hall

Lynne Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at Founders Memorial Library at Northern Illinois University, will page through large and fragile volumes from the collection, allowing visitors a rare up-close glimpse.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Jan. 30

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. 30 menu is Salisbury steak, au gratin potatoes, green beans and fruit.

Blood Drive

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 31

Place: Northern Illinois University School of Nursing, 1240 Normal Road

Control Your Cholesterol

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 31

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Whether your cholesterol levels are high or normal, lifestyle changes can help you achieve healthy levels. If you have cholesterol test results, bring them. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

'One Voice'

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 31

Place: Diversions Lounge, Holmes Student Center, Normal Road and Lucinda Avenue

More information: 815-753-0320 or kphelan1@niu.edu

Victim Advocacy Services at the Women's Resource Center at Northern Illinois University will sponsor this program in recognition of Stalking Awareness Month. Student organizations and departments will show how and why they say “no” to sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking at NIU.

'A Bright Room Called Day'

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

Dates: Jan. 31 – Feb. 3

Place: Stevens Building, Northern Illinois University

Tickets: Adults $16, seniors $13, students $8

More information: www.niu.edu/theatre

Based on a play written by Bertolt Brecht, a middle-aged German actress and her friends in the early 1930s fearfully witness the fall of the socialist Weimar Republic and the rise of Adolph Hitler. A subplot tells the story of Zillah, a 1990s New Yorker who believes that Ronald Reagan is becoming like Hitler.

Diabetes: Self Management

Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dates: Feb. 2 and 9

Place: Kish Hospital's Diabetes Education Center

More information: 815-748-8378 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Learn the latest in diabetes care. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, Feb. 2

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.

Preventing Falls

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, Feb. 4

Place: Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

More information: 815-748-8900 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

While many factors contribute to falls, aging does not have to be one of them. Learn about common causes of falls and how to reduce risk. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

'Do Your Feet Swell?'

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Feb. 4

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Podiatric surgeon Shane York leads this discussion about foot injuries and other potential causes of foot pain and swelling. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Lifestyle Changes to Manage Blood Pressure

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Cardiologist Jagdish Patel explains how to lower blood pressure and decrease the need for medication. Registration is required and closes three days before program date.

Lace Making Workshop

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6

Place: Northern Illinois University Visual Arts Building 111

More information: 815-753-1936 or hgreen2@niu.edu

Artist April Dauscha will speak from 5 to 6 p.m., then the workshop will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshop is limited to 15 participants, high-school age or older. Materials will be provided. Registration is required by Feb. 1.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Jan. 23

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.

Quilt Walk Don't Miss It Tea

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Place: Crumpet's Tea Room

Cost: $25

More information: 815-784-6121

Reservations required.

Genoa-Kingston FFA Alumni

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School ag room

Alumni of Genoa-Kingston FFA work to support the high school's FFA program. New members welcome.

Spinning and Knitting Demonstration

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 24

Place: Wild Thyme Herb Garden

Quilted Bowl Demonstration

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 24

Place: Cattywampus/MCR Framing

Tatting, Lace, Crochet and Embroidery Demonstrations

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 25

Place: Wild Thyme Herb Garden

Quilt Walk Kids' Day

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

At 10 a.m., Linda Brodine entertains at the Genoa Public Library with "Quilt Stories." From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., "Learn to Quilt and Pizza Lunch" at Joe's Pizza ($5 per child). There will be crafts and demonstrations geared toward children at various locations throughout the day.

'Make Your Own Natural Dyes'

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: Wild Thyme Herb Garden

Basket Making Demonstration

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: Genoa Public Library

'Art Quilts'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: 132 W. Main St.

Cost: $5

'Eat & Sew'

Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: Genoa Cafe

Cost: $20

More information: 815-784-6961

Homemade soup, bread and dessert, plus four craft projects and instruction. Reservations recommended.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Jan. 29

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

Newcomers

Time: Noon

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30

Place: Cafe 72, 682 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-5591 or sheerlady2@gmail.com

A new group for newcomers to the Genoa area to meet new people. The group will meet the last Wednesday of each  month.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, Feb. 2

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.

HINCKLEY

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. 23

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: Wednesday, Jan. 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.

Jim Hendricks in Concert

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 27

Place: Hinckley First United Methodist church, 801 N. Sycamore Road

More information: 815-286-7102

Pianist Jim Hendricks, professor of music at Chicago State University, will perform at the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

KINGSTON

'Soup-er Bowl of Chili Supper'

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

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

Cost: $5

All-you-can eat chili or potato soup with "fixins," beverage and dessert. Proceeds benefit the Methodist church Sunday school program.

Chicken Supper

Time: 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 2

Place: Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St.

Cost: Adults $9, children $4

Complete dinner, including dessert. Carry-outs and gift certificates available.

SYCAMORE

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Thursdays

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays; next, Jan. 23

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Books, music and crafts for children ages 3 to 5. Caregivers do not need to stay with children, but must remain in the library.

Blood Drive

Time: 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 23

Place: Sycamore High School cafeteria

Appointments can be made through the high school office or at www.heartlandbc.org. Walk-ins welcome. Donors will receive a $10 Target gift card while supplies last.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Jan. 23

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

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 25

Place: DeKalb County Administration Building, 110 E. Sycamore St.

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: Pay-It-Forward House, 719 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-762-4882

Take a tour of the house, learn about the nonprofit's mission and find out about the variety of ways volunteers can share their time and talents.

Good News! Concert and CD Release Party

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

More information: 815-895-9113

Men's gospel quartet Good News! will celebrate the release of its first CD with a concert at its home church. After the concert, the group will sell and sign copies of the CD. Refreshments will be served.

Groundhog Gala

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 26

Place: Midwest Museum of Natural History

Tickets: $30 each or $50 a pair

More information: 815-895-9777 or www.mmnh.org

This 21-and-older fundraiser features displays and demonstrations by natural history experts, live music, treats from around the world and an open bar. This year's exhibitors feature a coffee expert, geologist and prairie restoration specialist.

Basketball Skills Training Camp

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Dates: Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10

Place: Cornerstone Christian Academy, 355 N. Cross St.

Cost: $50 per child

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

Cornerstone Christian Academy's undefeated varsity boys basketball team will teach kids in grades 1 through 5 basic skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, drills and other fundamentals. Proceeds benefit the team's travel expenses to the 2013 National Tournament and the CCA Sports Boosters.

History Museum Annual Meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, Jan. 28

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation Freight Room, 475 DeKalb Ave.

Cost: $5

More information: 815-895-5762 or michelle@sycamorehistory.org

Open to museum members, their guests and those interested in learning about the history museum. There will be a potluck dinner; ham will be provided and guests are asked to bring a dish to pass. Museum officers will look back on 2012 and forward to plans for 2013. Space is limited; RSVP required.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays; next, Jan. 29

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Songs and stories for children 18 months to 3 years old and their caregivers.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Jan. 24

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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