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Town Crier events for June 5–19

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 11:35 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, June 7, 2013 9:09 a.m. CST

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, June 5

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, June 6

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

Summer Reading Kickoff

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Judging of the Around-the-World Cook-Off begins at 10 a.m. Enter your favorite ethnic dish. Kitchen prizes will be awarded. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. there will be bicycle decorating and other activities.

DeKALB

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 5

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. June 5 menu is sloppy joes with coleslaw and oven fries. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, June 5

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.

Farmers Market

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through Sept. 26; next, June 6

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

Bright Futures Electricity Fair

Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 6

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

More information: 815-753-6784

Energy and electricity demonstrations, hands-on activities, information on clean, green energy initiatives, electrocuted hot dogs and pickles, electric art and face painting.

'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: $17-$27

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

Beth Fowler School of Dance presents scenes from the 1982 movie "Fame," along with additional high-energy dance numbers.

Young Eagle Rally

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport

More information: 815-375-1772 or www.eaa241.org

Children ages 8 to 17 receive free introductory flights. Flights are first-come, first flown, weather and pilot availability permitting.

'Shakin' to Shrek'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building

Tickets: Adults $10, seniors $5, children younger than 14 $3

More information: 815-899-7868 or www.studiom-dancecompany.com

Studio M Dance Company performs an original dance production based on the first two Shrek movies by DreamWorks animation.

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.

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.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, June 10

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

Barbecued Chicken Drive-Thru Fundraiser

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 11

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

Tickets: $10, must be purchased in advance

More information: Buy tickets online at  www.feedemsoup.org/drive-thru-bbq-chicken-dinner-tuesday-june-11th/

Menu includes barbecued chicken or marinated chicken breast, BLT pasta salad, baked beans and a dinner roll.

DeKalb Municipal Band Concert

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays; next, June 11

Place: Hopkins Park Bandshell

Singer Jill McCormick will be the guest soloist. The first concert of the season will feature fireworks, a celebration of Flag Day, recognition of the 2013 recipient of the Palmer Family Music Scholarship and a performance by Marlyn's Majorettes.

'A Place at the Table'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

Place: Carmike Market Square Cinema, 2160 Sycamore Road

Tickets: $12

This critically-acclaimed film examines the issues of poverty and hunger in the United States through the eyes of three people struggling with food insecurity. Tickets should be reserved at www.tugg.com/events/3831 by midnight June 6; only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

Gurler Folk Festival

Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 15

Place: Gurler House, 205 Pine St.

Folk and bluegrass music on the lawn.

Managing Diabetes Patient Panel: What Does It Take to Succeed?

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 18

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-748-8962

Hear the personal experiences of local people with diabetes. Learn how they face daily challenges and what helps them to succeed. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 18

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.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, June 5

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, June 11

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

Genoa Days

Dates: June 12 – 16

Carnival rides and games, live music and vendors. Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

Brett's Run

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 15

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Cost: $20 through June 9; $25 after

More information: www.brettsrun.org

The 5k course begins and ends at the high school. Awards will be presented in each age category for men and women. Register early at Tobinson's Ace Hardware, Genoa Fitness Center or www.active.com. Chicago Bears Tim Jennings and Henry Melton will be on hand for a meet-and-greet and autograph session starting at 9 a.m.; cost of the meet-and-greet is $39.95. All proceeds from the run and meet-and-greet fund scholarships for graduating Genoa-Kingston seniors.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Third Sunday of every month; next, June 16

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

HINCKLEY

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.

Lions Club Car Show

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 9

Place: Pioneer Park

More information: hinckleyil.com/Events.htm

Pet Parade

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Sunday, June 9

Place: Pioneer Park

More information: hinckleyil.com/Events.htm

Awards will be given after the parade in such categories as best-groomed, cutest tail and fluffiest.

Make-Your-Own Kite

Time: 11:30 – 12:30 a.m.

Date: Sunday, June 9

Place: Pioneer Park

More information: hinckleyil.com/Events.htm

The Hinckley Business Association will provide kite-making supplies. At 1 p.m., there will be a kite-flying demonstration and an opportunity to fly your own kite.

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.

LEGOs at the Library

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Dates: Mondays in June; next, June 10

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

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

Discovery Center

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 18

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

The Discovery Center returns with fun, hands-on science stations for elementary-school-aged kids. Registration is required.

KINGSTON

Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

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

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

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

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.

Open Air Market

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Franklin Park Shelter House

Market, carnival, outdoor movie at dusk.

LEE

Community-wide Garage Sale

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dates: June 7 – 8

Salad Luncheon and Card Party

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: St. James Altar and Rosary Society

Cost: Adults, $8; children 5 to 12, $4

Lunch will be served until 1 p.m. Raffles, door prizes and card games will be held after the lunch.

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.

Malta Days

Dates: June 7 – 9

More information: www.villageofmalta.net

Carnival, soundstage, beer garden, family stage, food vendors, craft and vendor booths all weekend. Wristbands for unlimited Friday and Saturday rides are available for $15 in advance at Resource Bank Malta or for $20 at the festival. Free petting zoo from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Car show registration 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Parade at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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

Communitywide Garage Sale

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dates: June 7 – 8

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.

DeKalb County Retired Teachers

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Place: Indian Oaks Country Club, 603 Preserve Road

More information: 815-895-6752

Joel Barczak of Blumen Gardens will speak. RSVP by June 7.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 5

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

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.

Ladies Night Out

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 6

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Pink-themed specials and events at downtown merchants, raising funds for breast cancer research and programs.

Concert in the Park: Midwest Dueling Pianos

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 6

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

More information: 815-895-3202 or www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com

Friday Night Wine Down

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 7

Place: Prairie State Wine Cellar, 322 W. State St.

More information: 815-991-5266 or www.prairiestatewinery.com

Music by Paper Airplane.

Bike Rally

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

More information: 815-895-3202 or www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com

Get those tires pumped and chains oiled then join a community ride through the bike paths of Sycamore parks. Decorate your bikes with a theme; prizes awarded for the best decorated two-wheelers.

Nature Down & Dirty

Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 8

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

Cost: Sycamore Park District residents $20, non-residents $25

More information: 815-895-9777 or www.mmnh.org

The Midwest Museum of Natural History will show participants how to spot animal tracks, nests and other signs of life, uncover what’s happening underground and investigate the river. Guided exploration will be combined with hands-on activities and games. Registration required.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, June 9

Place: Corner of Elm and Somonauk streets

Walking tours of the historic district are offered at 1 p.m. the first and third Sundays of each month for $5. Next, June 16.

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 11

Place: Culver's, 1200 DeKalb Ave.

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.

Tuesdays on the Town

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 11

Place: Downtown Sycamore

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

Northern Illinois University athlete meet-and-greets, mini-sport activities and photos with Victor E. Huskie. Live music provided by NIU School of Music.

Summer on State: 'The Lorax'

Time: Dusk

Date: Tuesday, June 11

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

Bring lawn chairs and blankets for a free outdoor movie.

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Place: Pay-It-Forward House

More information: 815-762-4882

Anyone interested in volunteering can take a tour of the house, learn more about its mission and find out what volunteer opportunities are available.

Folk Concert

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 12

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

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

Listen to folk music on the museum lawn.

Garden Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

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

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

Children 3 to 6 listen to a story, sing a song and make a craft. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Free, but registration is recommended.

Treasures from the Attic City-Wide Yard Sale

Dates: June 13 – 15

More information: 815-895-3456 or www.discoversycamore.com

About 100 yard, estate and sidewalk sales are expected. A directory of sales will be available at Sycamore Chamber of Commerce member businesses one week before the sales. Call to have your sale listed.

Concert in the Park: The Lisa Rene Band

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

More information: 815-895-3202 or www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com

Rock, pop, retro, funk, country and more.

Owl Pellet Dissection Workshop

Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

Place: Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St.

Cost: $15 per dissector; accompanying adults and siblings, $5

More information: 815-895-9777 or www.mmnh.org

When an owl eats its prey, it coughs up the parts it cannot digest – such as fur, bones and feathers – in a pellet. Each participant, ages 7 to adult, will get their own pellet to take apart and see what their owl was eating. Registration required; mention seeing the workshop in The MidWeek and save $2.

Relay for Life

Time: 6 p.m. – 6 a.m.

Dates: June 14 – 15

Place: Sycamore High School

More information: 630-879-9009, ext. 3 or www.relayforlife.org/dekalbil

A community event celebrating cancer survivors and remembering those fighting cancer and those who have lost their fight. There will be an opening ceremony at 6 p.m., a luminaria ceremony at dusk and games, activities, silent auction, food and music all night.

Kratefest

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 15

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

More information: www.bluemoonbikes.com

Bike show and swap meet.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, June 15

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.

Growing a Garden to Eat

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 15

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

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

For children in third grade and older. Registration is recommended.

Gospel and Bluegrass Concert

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, June 15

Place: Sycamore Baptist Church, 302 Somonauk Street

More information: 815-895-2577

There will be an audience sing at 6 p.m. and acoustic bluegrass starting at 6:30 p.m. Musicians are invited to join throughout the evening. The concert is free; free-will donations are accepted.

Tale Weavers

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 17

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

An hour of stories, music and crafts for children in kindergarten through third grade.

Furry Friends Petting Zoo

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 18

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

After a presentation, there will be discussion and hands-on time with a dozen animals.

4-H Foundation Drive-Thru Pork Chop Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 18; ticket deadline is June 7

Place: DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $10

More information: 815-758-8194

Dinner includes two chops, potato salad, baked beans, applesauce and a roll. Tickets can be purchased from 4-H members, 4-H Foundation board members or at the DeKalb County Extension office in the Farm Bureau building.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, June 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.

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