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Events for March 6-20

Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 10:12 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 3:30 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, March 6

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, March 7

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, March 6

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 6

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. March 6 menu is chicken parmigiana with garlic bread. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Dates: March 6 and 7

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.

Opportunities for Teen Volunteers

Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 6

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-756-1521 ext. 153373

Information for local teens and parents about volunteer opportunities with Teen Age Group Services at Kishwaukee Community Hospital. Open to current high school students and students who will begin high school in the fall. Call to register.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, March 7

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.

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, March 7

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.

Wood Carving Demonstration

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 7

Place: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, corner of North Fourth and Locust streets

Bill Thumm will describe the process he uses to create handcarved ornamental wooden duck decoys. He will display decoys at various stages in the process and demonstrate some of his carving techniques.

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.

Nooks and Crannies: The Library Tour

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 8

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.

Lenten Fish Fry

Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Fridays in March; next, March 8

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.

Women's History Art Show

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Dates: Fridays in March; reception March 8

Place: DeKalb Area Women's Center, 1021 State St.

More information: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu

Tributes to famous female artists including Mary Cassatt, Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo, along with art by current local women artists, including Julia Kiefer-Bell, Dorothea Bilder and Anna Marie Coveny. Parking available on the street or in the lot one-half block south on Eleventh Street.

AARP Tax Aide Free Tax Help

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturdays through April 13; next, March 9

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.

National Craft Month

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 9

Place: DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive

An exhibit of handmade crafts to celebrate National Craft  Month. Oak Crest residents will exhibit items they or members of their family made.

Intro to MS Word I and II

Time: 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 9

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

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

In Intro to Word I, learn the basic skills to create, edit and print a word document. At 3:30 p.m., Word II picks up where Word I left off to teach additional features like adding tables or clip art to documents. Sign up for one or both online, by email, at the reference desk or by phone.

Intro to MS Excel I and II

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 10

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

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

In Intro to Excel I, learn the basic skills to create workbooks and use formulas. At 3 p.m., Excel II picks up where Excel I left off to teach additional features and formulas. Sign up for one or both online, by email, at the reference desk or by phone.

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.

St. Patrick's Week Concert

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 11

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

The DeKalb High School String Band will perform traditional Celtic music and songs by Mumford & Sons, Flight of the Conchords, Allison Krauss, Simon & Garfunkel and Bill Withers. Open Mic follows at 7 p.m.

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.

Going to the Dogs

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 13

Place: Haish Gym, 303 S. Ninth St.

More information: 815-756-8560

A free introduction to dog programs offered by the DeKalb Park District, including obedience, tracking, dog massage and canine good citizen programs. There will also be two rescue organizations with adoptable animals and groomiing advice and demonstrations. There will be raffles, door prizes and children's crafts. Do not bring pets to the event.

Early Childhood Screenings

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Friday

Dates: March 14 and 15

Place: Tyler Elementary School

More information: 815-754-2361

Free screenings for children from birth through preschool age. Screenings include educational and speech/language components as well as vision and hearing. Call for an appointment.

'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

Dates: March 14 – 17 and 21 – 24

Place: Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St.

Tickets: $15

More information: www.stagecoachers.com

Stage Coach Players presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera about the final days of Jesus Christ's life and centered on the conflict between Jesus and Judas.

'A Storybook Ballet'

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

Dates: March 15 – 17

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

Tickets: $15 to $25 until Feb. 28; $17 to $27 in March

More information: 815-758-1225 or www.bethfowlerschoolofdance.com

An original dance production inspired by the stories of "Snow White," "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and "Beauty and the Beast."

Welcome Cafe & Community Kitchen

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, March 16

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

Pay-what-you-can brunch. Those unable to pay can eat for free. There will be job information from Illinois WorkNet. Transportation is offered from Golden Years Plaza, Safe Passage, Hope Haven, Dresser Court, Eden's Garden and University Village. Transportation will leave Golden Years and Safe Passage at 10 a.m. and all other locations between 10:15 and 10:30.

'The Passion According to St. Luke'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 16

Place: Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center

Tickets: Adults $10, 18 and younger $5

More information: 815-758-5432 or www.stmarydekalb.org

Leonardo Defilippis brings his one-man Passion play to DeKalb. The performance, with minimal sets and props, is a word-for-word performance of the Passion story from the Gospel of Luke.

Chill Out: A Child's Guide to Relaxation

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Children ages 6 to 9 and their parents are invited to an interactive workshop led by a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed professional counselor to learn fun ways to unwind, relax and rest, and to recognize cues that it's time to put these techniques to use. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date. Participants are asked to wear pajamas or comfortable clothes; children may bring a stuffed animal.

Girls Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

For girls 9 to 12 and an adult female relative. The natural physical and emotional changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming; knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 19

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: Campus Life Building, corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: Swen Parson Hall

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, March 20

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.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, March 6

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.

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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, March 12

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

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, March 15

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, March 17

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

HAMPSHIRE

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, March 16

Place: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 297 E. Jefferson Ave.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

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

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March; next, March 6

Place: Hinckley Public Library

Stories for children 2 to 5.

KINGSTON

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 16

Place: Five Points Pub, 105 Main St.

Cost: Adults $10, children 12 and younger free

More information: 815-784-6688

Proceeds support local youth sports and high school scholarships through Willard Aves American Legion Post 1010.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 6

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

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.

Growing Place Open House

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 10

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

The Growing Place nonprofit child care center will celebrate its 40th anniversary.

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.

DeKalb County Retired Teachers

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 13

Place: Johnny's Charhouse, 1950 DeKalb Ave.

RSVP: 815-895-6752 by March 8

A representative from Pardridge Insurance Agency will talk to the retired teachers association about health insurance options.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, March 16

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.

History Museum Winter Fundraiser

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 16

Place: Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St.

Tickets: $15

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

The Sycamore History Museum fundraiser will feature a silent auction, desserts, coffee and cash bar. At 7 p.m., re-enactor Derek Evans will give a presentation as former President Theodore Roosevelt. Tickets are available at the museum or at the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.

Kindergarten Registration

Time: 2 – 6:40 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: Sycamore elementary schools

More information: 815-899-8106 or 815-899-8122

Parents of children beginning kindergarten in the fall should register at their home school. Call the home school to schedule a time for screening and registration. Call 815-899-8106 or 815-899-8122 if you are unsure which school your child will attend. Parents should bring a certified copy of the child's birth certificate, the child's Social Security card and three proofs of residency.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Thursdays; next, March 8

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.

People-for-People Auction

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 10

Place: Indian Creek Middle School, 425 S. Elm St.

More information: 815-761-1122 or susan.kauffman@mchsi.com

Doors open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be available starting at noon. A list of auction items can be found at http://indiancreekschools.org/ichs/parentorg/ccc/auction.htm. Proceeds support programs and purchases for students and classrooms in Indian Creek School District 425.

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