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Town Crier Events for May 8-22

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 10:34 a.m. CDT

(Continued from Page 6)

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, May 8

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, May 9

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

DeKALB

Bible Study Fellowship

Time: 9 – 10:50 a.m.

Dates: Wednesday, May 8

Place: Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore/DeKalb, 150 Bethany Road

More information: 815-899-9228 or tgruner2@comcast.net

A welcome session for women interested in joining the weekly Bible study. The next session will study the book of Matthew and will begin in September. Child care available for children from birth through kindergarten.

Cartography Lab Demo and Open House

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Place: NIU Davis Hall Room 115

Check out NIU's state-of-the-art cartography facilities and learn about cutting-edge mapmaking in the 21st century.

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Place: DeKalb Public Library, Youth Services Department

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

Infants through toddler-age children and their parents are invited to the Dragon Carpet for a morning of fun with stories, songs and a craft.

Plant Sale

Time: 2 – 6 p.m.

Dates: May 8 and 9

Place: DeKalb High School greenhouse

More information: 815-754-2100

Plants raised by the DeKalb High School horticulture class. Proceeds support the horticulture program.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Place: DeKalb Public Library, Youth Services Department

More information: 815-756-9568, ext. 250

For children in the DeKalb School District in grades 3-5. Those who register receive assistance with homework assignments in all subject areas. Parents should sign up in advance online, by phone or at the Youth Services desk. There is a limit of five for each free session.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 8

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. May 8 menu is spring-herbed chicken breast with asparagus and red potatoes. 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: May 8 – 10

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services department

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

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

CSA Sinfonia

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Place: Northern Illinois University Concert Hall

Barb City Manor Open House

Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 9

Place: Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd.

More information: 815-756-8444

Learn about the retirement home, take a tour of the building and apartments and enjoy refreshments.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 9

Place: DeKalb Public Library, youth services department

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

Stories, songs and puppet plays in both Spanish and English for children up to age 5.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 9

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

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, May 9

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.

Kish Bike & Rec Club

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 9

Place: Kishwaukee Community Hospital, lower level meeting rooms 1 and 2

More information: 815-758-3742

Planning for spring and summer activities and programs.

'The Robin Hood Caper'

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Dates: May 9 – 12

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

Tickets: $12

More information: www.stagecoachers.com

"Charities Anonymous," a private club made up of four retired crooks who use their old trades to do good, gets involved in the affairs of a small-town newspaper man about to lose his paper because of his expose of a grafting mayor. The old people help to save both the newspaper and a romance in this comedy.

Plant Sale

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday

Dates: May 10 and 11

Place: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St.

More information: 815-758-0691

Proceeds support local nonprofit agencies.

Intro to Excel

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m. Friday; 1 – 2:30 p.m. Saturday

Date: May 10 and 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn the basic skills in using Microsoft Excel. Sign up online, at the reference desk or by phone.

Nooks and Crannies: The Library Tour

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 10

Place: DeKalb Public Library, meet at the fireplace

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

Enjoy an in-depth tour of the historic building. No need to sign up for the free tour.

Artist Network

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 10

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

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

Local artists will gather to brainstorm ways to bring together the art communities of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb and Sycamore. Topics will include identifying needs, suggesting ways to support artists and future plans. Open to all artists.

Glidden Homestead Volunteer Orientation

Time: 9 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Place: Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-756-7904 or info@gliddenhomestead.org

Take a tour and learn the history of the homestead, plans for the site and how volunteers contribute to its development. Volunteers are needed to lead tours, garden, help with technology, process collections, maintain buildings, help at special events and perform general office tasks. Call or email to RSVP.

Zumba Party

Time: 9 – 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Place: DeKalb High School Fieldhouse

More information: kgallagher@kishymca.org

Anyone 13 through adult is welcome to try out Zumba at this free event, part of the Kishwaukee Family YMCA's celebration of Employee Health & Fitness Month. Participants will be entered into a raffle drawing.

Intro to Word

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn the basic skills in using Microsoft Word. Word I will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; Word II from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sign up for one or both online, at the reference desk or by phone.

Welcome Cafe & Community Kitchen

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, May 11

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.

Intro to Excel II

Time: 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn the basic skills in using Microsoft Excel. Picks up where Intro to Excel I left off. Sign up online, at the reference desk or by phone.

Stream Cleanup

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Sunday, May 12

Place: Nature Trail, near Castle Bank on Sycamore Road

More information: 815-793-0950

Volunteers will clear debris from a stream along the Nature Trail that empties into the Kishwaukee River. Volunteers should wear gloves and boots; bags will be provided.

The Swaggernauts

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 12

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

All-ages hip-hop show. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 13

Place: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, May 13

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

Women's Heart Health

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 14

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Free program on preventing heart disease and sudden cardiac death and improving women's quality of life. Heart-healthy meal included. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Fit Fest

Time: Noon – 3 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Place: Kishwaukee FAmily YMCA

More information: 815-756-9577

Businesses are encouraged to get as many employees as possible to walk a mile in Fit Fest. The walk will be held outside if weather permits or inside if it rains. Participants will be entered into a raffle.

Gallery Talk

Time: 4:30 – 5:20 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Place: NIU Art Museum Rotunda Gallery

OBJECTIVE/SUBJECTIVE exhibition curators Heather Green and Peter Olson will talk about the art work on display and putting the show together.

Understanding Healthy Boundaries

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

A lack of boundaries can cause emotional pain and stress-induced illness. Setting boundaries protects relationships, increases self-respect and sets the foundation for healthy living. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, May 15

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. May 15 menu is fried chicken drumsticks with potato salad, three-bean salad, cornbread and dessert. May 29 menu is breakfast casserole, a waffle bar, bacon or sausage and fruit.

CSA Children's Choir

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Place: Northern Illinois University Music Building Recital Hall

Control Your Cholesterol

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 16

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Learn to reduce or maintain healthy cholesterol levels through healthy habits. If you have cholesterol test results, bring them. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Salsa Night

Time: 8 – 11 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 16

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

Lesson at 8 p.m., then social dancing. No partner required.

GRILLED

Time: Lunch service 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; dinner service 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 17

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

Tickets: $10

More information: 815-310-0903 or dgibbs@feedemsoup.org

Choice of four grilled skewers – habanero barbecue pork, raspberry citrus chicken, chimichurri beef or garden vegetable – plus a silent auction. Proceeds support Feed'em Soup.

Survivor with John Waite

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 17

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $39.50 – $59.50

More information: 815-758-1215 or www.egyptiantheatre.org

VIP tickets include a meet & greet with the legendary 80s rockers.

Rock 'n' Roll Show

Time: 10 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 17

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

Music by SoundSmith, The Wild Finish and The Reserve. An early show with local rock bands Anemic Panda, Recruiting the Fallen, Disaster Ever After and The City of Wight begins at 6:45 p.m.

Community Shred Day

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: NB&T Square, 130 W. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-895-2125

Bring personal documents to be destroyed. Limit five boxes per household.

DeKalb Area Garden Club Plant Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: Gurler House, 205 Pine St.

Locally grown annuals, perennials, vegetables, shrubs and gently used garden items. Proceeds support local garden education and development.

Youth Service Bureau Bike Auction

Time: Registration begins at 9 a.m.; bidding begins at 9:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: 330 Grove St.

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

Y Volunteer Day

Time: 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: Varies

More information: 815-756-9577

The Y will partner with DeKalb County Community Gardens to start gardens at sites around the county. Call to register and be assigned a site.

CSA Music Recitals

Times: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: Northern Illinois Music Building Recital Hall

At 10:30 a.m., cello solos; at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., violin and cello solos; at 5:30 p.m., piano solos.

St. Paul's Lobster Boil

Time: Live pick-up 4 p.m.; cooked pick-up 5, 6 or 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road

Cost: Live lobsters $18; cooked lobsters $20

More information: 815-758-5210 or www.stpaulsdekalb.org

Credit card orders accepted online only. Deadline to order is Monday, May 13. A significant portion of proceeds benefits local nonprofits.

Lincoln Highway Centennial Car Show

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: Frank Van Buer Plaza

More information: illinoislincolnhighwayassociation.org

No entry fee. Winners will be selected by the audience of the Switchback concert at the Egyptian Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and trophies will be awarded on the Egyptian stage after the concert. Concert tickets are $19 to $23 and can be purchased at www.egyptiantheatre.org.

Switchback

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

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

Tickets: $19 – $23

More information: www.egyptiantheatre.org

Children 3 and younger are admitted free, but must have a ticket from the box office. This concert is part of the Lincoln Highway Centennial Birthday Bash, and will include a performance by Irish dancers and narrative on the history of the highway and its Irish connection.

Open House-Open Barn

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 19

Place: Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-756-7904 or www.gliddenhomestead.org

Visitors to the homestead have one chance all year to see the inside of the historic barn where Joseph Glidden invented the first practical barbed wire. Tours of the house and barn; the gift shop and blacksmith shop will also be open and operating.

Kaneland High School Jazz Band

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 19

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Kishwaukee Concert Band: 'An American Collection'

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 19

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

Soprano Emily Truckenbrod will sing with the concert band. The concert's selections are all by American composers. Free and open to the public.

Wooden Box Theatre: 'Las Vegas Night'

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 19

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $6

Identity Theft and Fraud

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 20

Place: Family Service Agency, 14 Health Services Drive

Free presentation as part of Kishwaukee United Way's Smart with Money Week.

Economic Security Through Gardening

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 20

Place: DeKalb County Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road

Free presentation as part of Kishwaukee United Way's Smart with Money Week.

Coupon Clipping with the Pros

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 20

Place: Five Seasons Room, DeKalb County Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road

Free presentation as part of Kishwaukee United Way's Smart with Money Week.

Understanding Your Credit

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 21

Place: NB&T Square, 130 W. Lincoln Highway

Free presentation as part of Kishwaukee United Way's Smart with Money Week.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 21

Place: Ellwood House Visitors Center, 509 N. First St.

Free presentation as part of Kishwaukee United Way's Smart with Money Week.

Swing Dance

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 21

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

Casual dress, no partner required. Leather-soled shoes recommended. Evening begins with a lesson, then social dancing.


Dietitian's Dish

Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 22

Place: The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital

More information: 815-748-2958 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Food demonstrations and nourishing strategies for healthy eating. Registration is required for this free program and closes five days before the program date.

First-Time Home Buyers Workshop

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 22

Place: Kishwaukee United Way, 115 N. First St.

More information: 815-756-7522

Free presentation as part of Kishwaukee United Way's Smart with Money Week.

Crash Course in College Planning

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 22

Place: Best Western Inn & Suites DeKalb, 1212 W. Lincoln Highway

Free presentation as part of Kishwaukee United Way's Smart with Money Week.

ELVA

Crop for Cancer

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Place: Elva Town Hall

Cost: $26

More information: 815-895-7808 or find Crop for Cancer on Facebook

Eight hours of scrapbooking, an auction, mini-massages and more. $20 of the fee supports the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and is tax deductible. Auction proceeds also support the Relay and are tax-deductible Box lunch included in registration fee. Space is limited; registration is required.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, May 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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, May 14

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

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, May 17

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

Cost: $5

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

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: Genoa-Kingston fire station, 317 E. Railroad St.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Third Sunday of every month; next, May 19

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

KINGSTON

Love and Respect Video

Time: 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday

Dates: May 10 and 11

Place: Crossroads Community Church, 2040 Johnson Court

Cost: $40 per couple

More information: loveandrespect.com/events/details/1299

Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding the power of unconditional respect and love. A seminar based on the guidance of Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, for couples at any stage of their relationship, whether they are struggling or want to maintain their happiness. Pastors and counselors seeking new information for couples counseling also welcome.

Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 11

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

Cost: Adults $7, children younger than 4 $3

Eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, toast, fruit, English muffins, juice, milk and coffee.

Bird Migration Walk & Talk

Time: 8 – 10 a.m.

Date: Sunday, May 12

Place: Prairie Oaks Forest Preerve, 7535 Cherry Valley Road

Free walk through the forest preserve with a birding expert who will point out and identify bird species. Wear comfortable shoes for walking.

KIRKLAND

Family Fun in the Park

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Place: Franklin Township Park, Third and South streets

More information: www.kirklandcubscouts.org

A fun, free event for the entire family, whether or not they are involved in Scouts. Activities to include a climbing wall, pinewood derby track, water rockets and more.

Cemetery Walk

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 19

Place: Charter Oak Cemetery, west of Pearl Street on Cherry Valley Road

The Kirkland Historical Society offers a reenactment of family history of those buried in the cemetery. Refreshments will be served.

SYCAMORE

Sustainable Landscaping 101

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 8

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

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

Learn about sustainable landscaping, including energy efficiency, water efficiency, moisture conservation, sustainable weed control and pest control and more.

'Barn Quilts'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Place: Chapel in the Pines, 15165 Quigley Road

Cost: $5

The Sycamore History Museum presents a talk about the barn quilts of Wisconsin.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 8

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

Angie Carter Toddler Music

Time: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Dates: Thursdays in May; next, May 9

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

More information: 815-895-2500 ext. 28

Have fun and learn new songs in this free class for children 3 and younger and their caregivers, led by music and developmental therapist Angie Carter. Older siblings up to age 5 are also welcome. No registration required.

Garden Story Time: 'Seeds Are Fun'

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 9

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

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

Story and craft time for children 3 to 6 (siblings welcome). Free; registration suggested.

Christian Women's Prayer Connection

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 9

Place: 16717 Old School Road

RSVP: 815-501-1578


Plant Sale

Time: 3:10 – 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekends

Dates: May 9 – 18

Place: Sycamore High School greenhouse

More information: 815-899-2160 ext. 2168 or kpoynter@syc427.org

The greenhouse is located on the south side of the school, near the buses.

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Friday, May 10

Place: DeKalb Dental Group, 2707 DeKalb Ave.

Free Dental Day

Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 10

Place: DeKalb Dental Group, 2707 DeKalb Ave.

The first 100 people 17 and older can receive one free cleaning, filling or extraction.

AYSO Early Bird Soccer Registration

Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 11

Place: Sycamore Park District Maintenance Building, 435 Airport Road

Cost: $70 per player

More information: sapita718ayso@comcast.net

Preventing Falls

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 13

Place: Unlimited Performance Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, 2111 Midlands Court

More information: 815-748-8900

A fall can be traumatic and lead to serious injury. Explore the common causes of falls and how to reduce your risk and that of your loved ones. Call to register.

Career Works: Jump Start Your Job Search

Time: 2 p.m.

Dates: Second Monday of each month; next, May 13

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.

CROP Hunger Walk Planning Meeting

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 13

Place: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 206 Somonauk St.

More information: walkcoordinators@yahoo.com

Tuesdays on the Town

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 14

Place: Downtown Sycamore

The May event is a touch-a-truck event, featuring police cars, fire trucks and other vehicles. The Sycamore High School pep band will play at 6 p.m.

Garden Story Time: 'Lovely Ladybugs'

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 16

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

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

Story and craft time for children 3 to 6 (siblings welcome). Free; registration suggested.

May Flowers Luncheon

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, May 16

Place: Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St.

Cost: $9

RSVP: 815-762-5513

The DeKalb Christian Women's Connection luncheon will feature More Polish Pottery of Big Rock. Donna Sember will speak on "How to Have Peace of Mind in Difficult Times."

The Nikki Show

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 16

Place: The Art Attack, 215 W. Elm St.

Art sale, drawings, artists creating on-site and special art events throughout the evening. Donations and sale proceeds benefit the Nikki Fund, which provides scholarships for needy children to attend classes at The Art Attack and is named for late Art Attack Artist Co-op member Nicole Parlette.

Community Shred Day

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: NB&T main branch, 230 W. State St.

More information: 815-895-2125

Bring personal documents to be destroyed. Limit five boxes per household.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, May 18

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.

Lilac Luncheon

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 18

Place: St. Mary's Memorial Hall, 244 Waterman St.

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Children younger than 3 get in free.

More information: 815-793-1617 or kamilla23@comcast.net

Lunch, music, fashion show and shopping.


Employment Network Services for Social Security Beneficiaries

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 20

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 2600 DeKalb Ave.

Free presentation as part of Kishwaukee United Way's Smart with Money Week.

Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 20

Place: Hy-Vee

See Hy-Vee dietitian Lisa Brandt create simple, tasty, good-for-you treats.

Ingredients for Healthy Living: Spring Crops

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday

Dates: May 22 and 23

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $10

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

Learn about spring crops and how to use them. The same material will be presented at both sessions. Recipes and tastings provided. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, May 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.

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