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Events for Feb. 27-March 13

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 2:43 p.m. CDT

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BURLINGTON

All-You-Can-Eat Ham Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Place: Burlington United Methodist Church, 195 W. Center St.

Tickets: Adults $10, children 6 to 12, $5

More information: 847-683-3535 or mary@burlington-umc.org

Menu includes ham, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy, applesauce, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Carryouts available until 6:30 p.m. Proceeds support church programs.

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Feb. 27

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, Feb. 28

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, Feb. 27

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, Feb. 27

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Feb. 27

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Feb. 27 menu is grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and green beans. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

Computer Help Lab

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

Date: Feb. 27 – March 1

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27

Place: Kishwaukee Community Hospital

Yup'il Story Art

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Tell a story in the artful tradition of the American Indians of the Alaskan coast.

Classical Conversations Information Meeting

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, Feb. 27

Place: Panera Bread

Classical Conversations is a community of home-school families that teach using the classical model and a biblical worldview.

Transformation Through Rhythm Concert

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27

Place: DeKalb High School auditorium

More information: 815-756-3000

Percussion and world music ensembles from DeKalb schools and Northern Illinois University give a benefit concert supporting DeKalb County Hospice and a sister hospice in South Africa. The performance is free; donations accepted.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 28

Place: University Plaza, 900 Crane Drive

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 28

Place: DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission, 2500 Annie Glidden Road

Hopkins Park Pool Meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. Saturday

Date: Feb. 28 and March 2

Place: Hopkins Park Community Center, second floor

The public is invited to review & comment on the concept plans for the replacement of the Hopkins Park pool. Architects will be available to review preliminary plans for layout and proposed features.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English for children from infancy through age 5. Translations available.

Skateboard-Inspired Art Show

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 28

Place: Smalltown Skate Shop, 229 E. Lincoln Highway

More than 40 artists will participate in the sixth annual show. Handmade jewelry designed by Ariel Ries and Chelsey Dever of DeKalb and made from recycled watches and broken skateboards will be sold. This is an all-ages event.

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, Feb. 28

Place: Neighbors House, corner of Fifth and Pine streets

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

Free homework help for students in fourth through 12th grades. Students should bring their homework. No help nights during DeKalb School District 428 school breaks.

World Day of Prayer

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Friday, March 1

Place: First Baptist Church, Third and Prospect streets

A worldwide movement in which Christian women of many traditions come together to observe a common day of prayer. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe. Coffee and fellowship at 9; service begins at 9:30.

Computer Basics

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn to perform essential computer tasks and to navigate the Windows operating system. Sign up by phone or at the reference desk.

Nooks and Crannies: The Library Tour

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Meet at the fireplace at 6:30 p.m. and take an in-depth tour of every corner of the historic building. Light refreshments will be served after the tour.

'Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia'

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 1

Place: Pollock Ballroom, Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center

A lecture by Jon Sidel, Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Lenten Fish Fry

Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Fridays in March; next, March 1

Place: Knights of Columbus, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $10, children 10 and younger $6

Buffet includes cod, walleye, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked potato, french fries, coleslaw and salad bar. No carryouts.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, March 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.

Ellwood House Educational Volunteer Information Meeting

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Place: Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St.

More information: 815-756-4609 or rnickels@ellwoodhouse.org

An informational meeting for adults interested in volunteering in the museum's youth education programs. Call or email to RSVP.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies 50th Anniversary Gala

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Place: Altgeld Hall Auditorium

Tickets: $50

More information: cseas@niu.edu

After a cocktail reception and gala dinner, attendees will move to the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building for a free concert of traditional and contemporary music at 8 p.m.

Stage Coach Players 2013 Auditions

Time: 1 – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 – 9 p.m. Monday

Dates: March 2 – 4

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road

More information: www.stagecoachers.com

Auditions for Stage Coach Players' 2013 shows and its April radio show. All aspiring performers are welcome to audition for one or more productions.

AARP Tax Aide Free Tax Help

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturdays through April 13; next, March 2

Place: DeKalb Public Library lower level meeting room

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

Volunteers will assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with tax returns. Bring a photo ID, all tax documents and last year's tax return.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies Open House

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 5

Place: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, 520 College View Court

The center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with refreshments and remembrances.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 5

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

No partner needed, casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. Lesson at 7 p.m., then social dancing until 11.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, March 6

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.

Diabetes Self-Management

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Dates: March 7, 14 and 21

Place: Kish Hospital's Diabetes Education Center

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

Learn the latest in diabetes care with an emphasis on the positive in this three-session program. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Blues Gone Wild

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, March 7

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.

Royal Children's Ball

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 8

Place: Altgeld Hall, Castle Drive

Tickets: $15

More information: 815-748-2010 or www.dcysb.com

Music, dancing, crafts and "royal" family fun in the Northern Illinois University "castle" for little princes and princesses. Proceeds benefit the Youth Service Bureau. Tickets can be purchased at the bureau office, 330 Grove St. in DeKalb.

'Honk!'

Time: 7 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Dates: March 8 – 10 and 15 – 17

Place: Stevens Building O'Connell Theatre, Northern Illinois University

Tickets: Adults $12, children younger than 12, $6

More information: cctonstage.com

The Ugly Duckling takes a journey of self-discovery on his way to becoming a beautiful swan in this humorous musical take on the classic children's tale.

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra: KSO Goes to the Movies

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 8

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

Tickets: $15

More information: www.kishorchestra.org or 815-756-3728

This concert will feature music from movie favorites, such as "Star Wars," "Harry Potter," "The Pink Panther" and more. The audience will receive "red carpet treatment" with "paparazzi," prizes, movie clips, a silent auction and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the orchestra. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Sycamore Antiques, Kar-Fre Flowers, Hillside Restaurant and LePrint Express.

Kishwaukee Concert Band 'By Request'

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 10

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

More information: 815-825-2350, 815-899-4867 or kishconcertband.org

Free concert.

Sleep Apnea AWAKE Class: Alert, Well And Keeping Energetic

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 11

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-277-3979 ext. 215 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Free support and education to improve the quality of life of those living with sleep apnea. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Chronic Kidney Disease: A Silent Disease

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 12

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Nephrologists James Stim, MD, and Bindu Pavithran, MD, discuss risk factors, diagnosis and strategies for prevention and treatment. Snacks provided. 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, Feb. 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.

'Life of a Pioneer'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27

Place: Genoa Public Library

More information: 815-784-2627 or www.genoalibrary.org

Jerry Johnson, executive director of Garfield Farm Museum, will talk about the 281-acre historic farm site in LaFox. The farm and inn buildings date to the 1840s and are registered as historic landmarks. The audience will also learn about the life of an 1840s pioneer on the prairie. Recommended for audiences 7 and older.

Meet the Candidates Night

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 28

Place: The Oak Club of Genoa, 11770 Ellwood Greens Road

More information: 815-784-2212 or www.genoacc.com

Candidates for city offices, school board, park board and library board will be available to introduce themselves and answer questions at this informal gathering. There will be a cash bar and light appetizers.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, March 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.

Girl Scouts Spaghetti Dinner

Time: 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Place: CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road

Cost: Adults $5, children 6-12 $3, children 5 and younger eat free

Dinner includes spaghetti with meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and beverage. There will be a 50/50 raffle ($1 per ticket or five tickets for $3). Proceeds help Girl Scout Troop 1620 take an overnight trip to Blue Spring Cavern.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, March 5

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

Home and Business Expo

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 9

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

More information: 815-784-2212, genoachamber@gmail.com or www.genoacc.com

More than 50 Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce member businesses will showcase their products and services. Event includes an inflatable moon bounce, a blood drive, a food pantry drive, food concessions, demos and raffles for adults and children. Admission and parking are free.

Mouse Races

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 9

Place: Genoa Veterans Home

Cost: $5

More information: www.gkeducationfoundation.org

Like horse racing, only with mice. Spectators can bet on a mouse to win in each race, or can just watch the races. For adults 18 and older. Proceeds benefit the Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

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

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays; next, Feb. 27

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

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

SYCAMORE

Story Time

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays; next, Feb. 27

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.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Feb. 27

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

World Day of Prayer

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Friday, March 1

Place: Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave.

More information: 815-793-2055 or jenny@jennyruff.com

A worldwide movement in which Christian women of many traditions come together to observe a common day of prayer. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Whole-Hog Sausage Breakfast

Time: 6:30 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Place: Mayfield Congregational Church, 28405 Church Road

Cost: Adults $7.50, children $3.50, children 3 and younger free

The country store will sell baked and preserved goods and whole-hog sausage. There will be door prizes and a table of "attic treasures."

Relay for Life Chili Cook-Off

Time: Noon – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Place: Sycamore High School cafeteria

Cost: $5 to enter a chili

More information: 630-879-9009 or relayforlife.org/DeKalbIL

Cooks can set up beginning at 11 a.m. Guests can win prizes, register for this year's relay and learn more about Relay for Life.

Country Fun Fair

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Place: Southeast Elementary School

More information: 815-970-5416 or 815-508-4018

Fun, food and prizes. Events include pony derby races, hula-hoop contests and a pie-eating contest.

Oaken Acres Wildlife Center's 'Babies Gone Wild'

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Place: Blumen Gardens

Tickets: $20

More information: lisa@oakenacres.org

Event includes silent and live auctions, a margarita fountain, appetizers and snacks. Proceeds benefit Oaken Acres Wildlife Center, and guests will learn about all of the work and services Oaken Acres offers.

History Brown Bag

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, March 7

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

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

Sycamore History Museum Executive Director Michelle Donahoe will talk about the museum's new website and answer questions about its features.

Watershed Workshop

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 7

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

Residents, businesses and landowners in Sycamore, Virgil, Cortland, Maple Park, Lily Lake and Burlington are invited to a workshop to gather information about water quality and flooding issues.

Career Works: Jump Start Your Job Search

Time: 2 p.m.

Dates: Second Monday of each month; next, March 11

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Each month, a different speaker presents ideas to help with job searching. There is also time to network with other searchers.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 11

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

Cost: $10

More information: 815-895-2931

Proceeds fund a Christmas party for children of service members.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, Feb. 28

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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