Events for May 29-June 12

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:05 p.m. CDT

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, May 29

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 30

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

DeKALB

Book Sale

Time: During library hours

Dates: Through May 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library lower level hallway

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

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 29

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 29

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. May 29 menu is baked ham with pineapple and scalloped 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 29 – 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services department

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

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

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.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, May 30

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.

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.

Resume Help

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn the practical dos and don'ts of building a resume. Sign up online, by phone or at the reference desk.

Nooks and Crannies: The Library Tour

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

The Writer's Yarn Author Fair

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 1

Place: Parking lot at Third and Oak streets

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

Twenty local authors and two regional publishing houses will be present to speak with visitors. Other activities include refreshments, a soccer fun field, face painting, games and crafts and Reader's Theatre. A schedule of activities is available online at www.dkpl.org/events. The fair will move inside the library at 309 Oak St. if it rains.

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.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 2

Place: The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-758-0313

Opening of a memorial exhibition of paintings by Richard Beard, on display through June 28.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, June 3

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

Update on the DeKalb County Economy

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 4

Place: Barb City Manor Activity Room, 680 Haish Blvd.

More information: 815-756-8444

Paul Borek, executive director of the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, will be the guest speaker at this meeting of the FRIENDS of Barb City Manor. He will talk about the economic climate in DeKalb County and offer insights into future development potential.

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, June 4

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.

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.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 4

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

Includes a lesson at 7 p.m., then social dancing. No partner required. Smooth-soled shoes are recommended.

'Shrek: The Musical'

Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Dates: June 6 – 16

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

Tickets: $15

More information: www.stagecoachers.com

A family-friendly musical anti-bullying story based on the DreamWorks animated film.

Blues Gone Wild

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, June 6

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.

'Fame & More'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: June 7 – 9

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $15-$25 before June 1; $17-$27 after

More information: 815-758-1225 or www.egyptiantheatre.org

Beth Fowler School of Dance presents "Fame & More."

Railroading in DeKalb

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays, June 9 and 23, July 14 and 28

Place: Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $4, children younger than 14 with family, free

Commemorating Joseph Glidden's part in bringing the railroad through DeKalb, activities will include a display of an early 1900s HO model steam train and showings of the video "Song of the Pioneer," a history of the founding and early development of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad. There will also be blacksmith demonstrations and tours of the homestead.

Girls Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 10

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

A program for girls age 9 to 12 and an adult female relative. The natural physical and emotional changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming and puzzling. Knowing what to expect can make the transition smoother. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Sleep Apnea AWAKE: Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 10

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-277-3979 ext. 215

Support and education to improve the quality of life for those with sleep apnea. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Look Good ... Feel Better

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 11

Place: The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital

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

A free program teaching skin care, hair care, wig and makeup techniques to girls and women actively undergoing cancer treatment to help combat treatment's appearance-related side effects. All participants receive a free kit of cosmetics. 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 29

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.

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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, June 4

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

HINCKLEY

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

Chess at the Library

Time: 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays in June; next, June 6

Place: Hinckley Public Library

Play chess or learn to play. All skill levels welcome.

Pound the Pavement 5k

Time: Registration at 6:30 a.m.; 5k at 8 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Pioneer Park

Cost: $20

More information: 815-739-1336 or parksandrec@hinckleyil.com

This 5k run/walk is a fundraiser for Hinckley Parks and Recreation. Registration forms can be downloaded from hinckleyil.com. Those who register by May 24 will receive a T-shirt.

PT Barnum

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

William Pack will give a presentation on the life and times of the circus legend. The program is geared toward older children, teens and adults. Registration is requested.

Geocaching

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 10

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Teens and adults can learn about the geocaching craze.

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.

KIRKLAND

Library Salad Luncheon

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 6

Place: First Lutheran Church of Kirkland, Sixth and South streets

Free-will offering for a buffet of salads and desserts. Proceeds benefit the Kirkland Library.

MALTA

Social Media Breakfast

Time: 7:45 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 6

Place: Kishwaukee College Conference Center Room A-220

More information: www.smbkish.org

Learn the three steps companies can take to attract and engage an audience on social media. The event includes a speaker and refreshments. Register at http://smbkishfeb2013.eventbrite.com.

Tractor Trot

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Corner of Jackson and Fourth streets

Cost: Early registration $25, day-of registration $30

More information: www.tractortrot.com

USATF-certified 5k race. There will be awards, a raffle and post-race party after the event. All ages are invited to participate. Proceeds benefit Feed'em Soup.

SHABBONA

Shabbona/Indian Creek Alumni Banquet

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Indian Oaks Country Club

Tickets: $30

All alumni of Shabbona or Indian Creek high schools are invited. Classes whose graduation year ended in 8 or 3 will be given special honors. Tickets are available at the country club, First State Bank-Shabbona and Chumley's. For information or reservations, call 815-238-6932 or 708-642-4104 or email tonibaca@comcast.net or dsjmalone@aeroinc.net.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 29

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

Angie Carter Toddler Music

Time: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Dates: Thursdays in May; next, May 30

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.

Northern Illinois Art Show

Time: Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: June 1 and 2

Place: DeKalb County Courthouse lawn

Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 5

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

More information: 815-895-2500

An interactive performance combining comedy, mime, juggling and storytelling. Recommended for grade-school-age children and families.

Brown Bag Lunch: Girls Baseball League

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, June 6

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

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

Betty Mullins, former third baseman for the Grand Rapids Chicks and the Fort Wayne Daisies in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the late 1940s, will talk about her experiences in the league.

Career Works: Jump Start Your Job Search

Time: 2 p.m.

Dates: Second Monday of each month; next, June 10

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

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

Miss Megan's Special Summer Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 11 and 25, July 9 and 16

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

More information: 815-895-2500

Active fun, music 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, May 30

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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