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Town Crier Events for May 22 – June 5

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:59 a.m. CST

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, May 22

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 23

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, May 22

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 22

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. May 22 menu is skewers and rice. 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 22 – 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services department

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

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

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.

STEM Cafe: WISSARDs of the Antarctic

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 22

Place: Eduardo's restaurant, 214 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-753-4751, www.niu.edu/stem or jdymond@niu.edu

Ross Powell, the co-leader of the National Science Foundation-supported WISSARD project, which uses a hot water drill to explore the environment beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, will speak at this casual event.

Preventing Identity Theft

Times: 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 23

Places: First presentation at First State Bank, 155 N. Third St.; second presentation at Kishwaukee United Way, 115 N. First St.

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

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 23

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.

Basics of Budgeting

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, May 23

Place: Family Service Agency, 14 Health Services Drive

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

What Happens When You Turn 65

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 23

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

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

Credit Card Education

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 23

Place: Goodwill, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road

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

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, May 23

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.

Basic Photo Editing

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn the basics of digital photo editing in this hands-on class. Sign up online, by phone or at the reference desk.

Summer Kick-Off

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 24

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5 in advance; $7 at the door

Music by Red Deer Cave People, 314 On Main St., Astroknots, The Smoking Revolvers and Chase Aways.

Nooks and Crannies: The Library Tour

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Meet by the fireplace for an in-depth tour of all the library's hidden places.

Book Sale

Time: During library hours

Dates: May 25 – 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library lower level hallway

More information: 815-756-9568, ext. 260 or friends@dkpl.org

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, May 27

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

Let's Talk Lupus

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 28

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

This interactive lupus panel discussion includes a rheumatologist, a social worker, a representative of the Lupus Foundation and a person living with lupus. A Q-and-A will follow the presentation. Registration is required for this free program and closes five days before the program date.

Caring for the Caregiver

Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 29

Place: The Cancer Center at Kish Hospital

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

Share experiences with other caregivers and learn from them. Gain new insights, practical steps and effective coping strategies. Lunch is provided, and the program ends with a free massage. Registration for this free program 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 29

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 29 menu is breakfast casserole, a waffle bar, bacon or sausage and fruit.

Think You Need a New Hip or Knee?

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 29

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

The coordinator of the Kish Joint Center talks about the experience of hip and knee joint replacement: who is a candidate, how to prepare, and what to expect in the hospital and after surgery. Meal and valet service provided. Registration is required for this free program and closes five days before the program date.

Lower Back and Leg Pain

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 30

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

An orthopedic surgeon talks about conservative pain management options through the spine center at Kish Hospital. Registration is required for this free program and closes five days before the program date.

Live Healthy DeKalb County Breakfast & Trail Walk

Time: 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Date: Friday, May 31

Place: Hopkins Park

More information: 815-756-9577

Community organizations are invited to complete a workplace wellness survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/7B78WDD to learn the health of their workplace and be eligible for an award. Awards will be given at the breakfast, and a raffle winner will be drawn from entries earned at Live Healthy events throughout May. After the breakfast, the group will walk the trails.

Ellwood Explorers: Ladybug House

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 1

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

Cost: $10 per family

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

Ladybugs can help gardeners by eating plant-destroying pests. Attract them to your yard by building a ladybug h ouse. The entire family is invited to work together. Registration is required.

Trivia Night

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 1

Place: Terrace Room, DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest

Tickets: $10 per player

More information: 815-756-8461

Teams of six players each will compete to be named Quiz Champions. The event will include a 50/50 raffle and refreshments available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Oak Crest Good Samaritan Fund.

Boys Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 3

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

A program for boys ages 9-12 and an adult male relative. The natural physical and emotional changes a boy experiences can be overwhelming; knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Smokers: Have You Thought About Quitting?

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 3

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Smokers are invited to attend this free class to talk about the possibility of quitting and get answers to how to make the next quit-smoking attempt successful. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Time to Quit Tobacco

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays, beginning June 4

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $25; free if you have taken a quit-smoking class through Kishwaukee Community Hospital in the last 12 months

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

This class is for smokers or spit-tobacco users who are ready to overcome their addiction. The class fee is refundable if all classes are completed. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Nutrition to Fuel Your Athlete

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 4

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

It is important to provide children and teens with healthy nutrition and hydration, especially if they play summer sports. A registered dietitian leads this class to make sure kids stay healthy and safe. Samples provided. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, May 22

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.

Don Billington Retirement Open House

Time: 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 23

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School Learning Center

The community is invited to wish GKHS Principal Don Billington well as he begins his retirement.

Community Garden Build

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: May 25 and 26

Place: Genoa Community Gardens Plot

More information: 815-793-0950 or 815-784-5612

Volunteers will build 50 raised garden beds in a vacant lot one block from downtown to be turned into a community garden. Volunteers are invited to bring tools if they have them, though some tools will be provided. Volunteers do not have to stay the entire time, but can come and go as their schedules allow. Needed tools include cordless drills, shovels, wheelbarrows and garden rakes.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, May 28

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

Wrestling Team Car Wash

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 1

Place: Kelly Williamson Mobil on Main Street

Cost: $4

The Genoa-Kingston High School wrestling team will host this fundraiser, with proceeds to help with equipment expenses.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, June 1

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: 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, 12:45 p.m. Tuesday

Dates: May 22 and 28

Place: Hinckley Public Library

LEGOs at the Library

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Dates: Mondays in June; next, June 3

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Hands-on building time for all school-aged children. Call to register.

Story Time

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays in June and July; next, June 5

Place: Hinckley Public Library

KINGSTON

Swiss Steak Supper

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

Date: Saturday, June 1

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

Cost: Adults $9, children $4

Carry-outs and gift certificates available.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 22

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

Angie Carter Toddler Music

Time: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Dates: Thursdays in May; next, May 23

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.

Sit With an Artist

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 23

Place: Taxco restaurant, 223 W. State St.

Fae Lynch will talk about her work and demonstrate either tessellated paper or wax transfer art. D. Joerger will talk about her photography work.

Five Smart Investing Principles

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 23

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 2600 DeKalb Ave.

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

Basic Estate Planning

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 23

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 2600 DeKalb Ave.

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

Blood Drive and Yard Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 25

Place: Bill Cho's United Tae Kwon Do Center, 1598 DeKalb Ave.

Blood donors will receive a free $10 Target gift card.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, May 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.

Senior Citizen Dinner

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 30

Place: Waterman Community Building

The Waterman Lions Club hosts this free dinner for all senior citizens in Waterman.

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