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Town Crier events for June 12-26

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:41 a.m. CST

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, June 12

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: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Thursdays

Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday; next, June 13

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

Movie Matinee

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Every Friday; next, June 14

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Lunch & Listen

Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, June 18

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Children in kindergarten and older will have lunch and listen to "The Great Unexpected" by Sharon Creech. Registration required.

CRESTON

Community Garage Sales

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: June 21 – 23

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Infants, toddlers and their caregivers enjoy stories and songs. A simple craft time will be held immediately after Toddler Time.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 12

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. June 12 menu is barbecued chicken with BLT pasta salad and summer salad. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

Rummage Sale

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: June 13 – 15

Place: St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 320 S. Second St.

Clothing, household and yard items. Proceeds benefit the church and its charitable programs.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Children up to age 5 enjoy stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English. Translations are available.

Farmers Market

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through Sept. 26; next, June 13

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

Guhl Retirement Open House

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

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

A celebration of Diane Guhl, retiring from The Growing Place after a 38-year teaching career.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Drop-in lab for help with computer questions.

Wildcard: Cookout

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns and condiments provided. Bring a dish to pass. The picnic will be held in the yard across Third Street from the library. This is a program for DeKalb-area teens only.

'Shrek: The Musical'

Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Dates: June 13 – 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.

Salsa Night

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

Lesson included, then social dancing. No partner required.

Help With Pinterest

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 14

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard, where you can save, organize and share beautiful or interesting things found on the Internet. Users use pinboards to plan weddings, decorate homes and organize recipes, among other things. In this hands-on class, you can get started making your own virtual pinboards. Sign up by phone, at the reference desk or at dkpl.org.

Nooks and Crannies: The Library Tour

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 14

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Enjoy an after-hours tour of all the library's hidden places. Enter on Oak Street and meet at the fireplace.

Using Google Docs

Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 15

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Google Docs allows you to store, access and share documents, spreadsheets, reports and presentations. Sign up online, at the reference desk or by phone.

Making a Free Website Using Google Sites

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 15

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

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.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, June 17

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

DeKalb Municipal Band Concert

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays; next, June 18

Place: Hopkins Park Bandshell

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, June 19

Place: DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St.

June 19 menu is mostaccioli with Italian sausage, tossed salad, fruit, breadstick and dessert. For transportation, call 815-758-6641. To volunteer, call 815-758-1678. To donate, call 815-758-3932. Dinner sponsors are especially needed.

'Get Your Learn on Like Donkey Kong: Gaming to Engage Your Mind'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 19

Place: Eduardo's, 214 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-753-4761 or www.niu.edu/stem

Two Northern Illinois University researchers will talk about how video games are being used with classroom applications in the June STEM Cafe, a casual event in which people can talk about current science topics with people in the field.

KICKOFF FOR FSA 2013

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center

Tickets: $80

More information: 815-758-2411, 815-895-3456 or 815-758-8616, ext. 230

Kishwaukee College President Tom Choice will emcee the evening, which will include a reception, dinner, program and silent auction. Attendees will meet and mingle with the new freshman members of the Northern Illinois University Huskies football team. NIU alum and former Indianapolis Colt Ryan Diem will be the featured speaker. Proceeds support Family Service Agency of DeKalb County.

Implanted Devices: Pacemakers & Defibrillators

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cardiologist Paul Nguyen leads a discussion about the differences between pacemakers and defibrillators. After the presentation will be a Q-and-A and a chance to view sample devices. Heart-healthy meal provided. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Railroading in DeKalb

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays, June 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.

Job Fair

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 24

Place: Blank Slate Room, Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road

More information: 815-901-0177

Healthy Reflecting with Thought Journals

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 25

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

A counselor will explain how journaling can lead to more constructive thinking and healthier outcomes. 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, June 12

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.

Genoa Days

Dates: June 12 – 16

Carnival rides and games, live music and vendors. Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15. Girl and Boy Scouts will collect food donations for the Genoa-Kingston food pantry during the parade.

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: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, June 23

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, June 18

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

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, June 21

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

Cost: $5

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

Open Air Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 22

Place: Corner of Main and Genoa streets

Vacation Bible School

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dates: June 24 – 27

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson Drive

More information: 815-784-9098

Rumble Under the Lights Summer Wrestling League Championship

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 26

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Cost: Adults $5, seniors and students with ID $3, children younger than 6 free

Participating schools are Belvidere, Belvidere North, Dundee-Crown, Genoa-Kingston, Hampshire, Jacobs, Marengo and North Boone. Concessions will be available for purchase. In case of rain, matches will be held indoors.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays in June and July; next, June 12

Place: Hinckley Public Library

Chess at the Library

Time: 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays in June; next, June 13

Place: Hinckley Public Library

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

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.

Star Wars Day

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 21

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Themed games, crafts and food. Children who arrive in costume will get extra tickets for summer reading prizes.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 12

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

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.

DeKalb Christian Women's Connection Prayer Coffee

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 13

Place: 304 S. Main St.

More information: 815-895-6739

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.

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.

Boy Scouts Car Wash

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 15

Place: Salem Lutheran Church, 1145 DeKalb Ave.

More information: 815-761-3875 or www.troop2810.org

Scouts with Boy Scout Troop 2810 will wash cars in the rear parking lot. Donations accepted.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, June 16

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.

Vacation Bible School: SKY...Everything is Possible with God

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Dates: June 17 – 21

Place: St. Mary Church, 322 Waterman St.

Cost: $20

More information: www.stmaryreligioused.com

Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, make and eat treats, and learn to look for evidence of God all around them.

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.

Day of Caring 2013 Kickoff

Time: 8:15 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: American Midwest Bank, 1985 DeKalb Ave.

More information: 815-756-7522 or dawn@kishwaukeeunitedway.com

Volunteers will visit, assist and complete projects at a number of local nonprofit organizations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Project types and locations vary. Many volunteers are needed.

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: American Midwest Bank, 1985 DeKalb Ave.

Family Fun Day: Making Farm Chores Fun

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

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

Cost: $5

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

DeKalb Christian Women's Connection Picnic

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: 17535 Mount Hunger Road

Cost: $5

More information: 815-762-5513

Carolyne McQuillan of Basketcases Unlimited and Paula Abbott will be the featured speakers. Call to RSVP.

Concert in the Park: Trio

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

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

Classic hits of the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 21

Place: DeKalb County Administration Building, 110 E. Sycamore St.

NITRO Trailblazer Race

Time: 15k race begins at 8:30 a.m.; 5k race begins at 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 22

Place: Sycamore Speedway

Cost: 5k is $25; 15k is $30

More information: rd@nitroruns.org

Races will start at the speedway and lead out to the scenic Great Western Trail. Awards will be presented to the first- and second-place male and female runners. A quarter-mile kids' race will begin at 10 a.m. Post-race massages will be provided by Northern Rehab. Proceeds support Girls on the Run of Northwest Illinois.

Rockin' for the Reptiles

Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 22

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

Cost: $5

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

A fundraiser for the Midwest Museum of Natural History's resident reptiles. Games, live music, food, face painting, crafts, moon bounce and visits with live reptiles. Fee covers all activities; food and souvenirs sold separately. If it rains, the event will be held inside the museum.

Battle of the Bands

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 23

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

Cost: Free to spectators

More information: 815-895-3202

Young bands (at least half the members of each band must be younger than 19) compete for a chance to play at the state fair.

Miss Megan's Special Summer Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 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.

Blood Drive

Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 26

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

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, June 13

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.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of even-numbered months; next, June 22

Place: City lot on Route 30

Items accepted for recycling include anything with a battery or that plugs into a wall; batteries; refrigerators; monitors; scrap metal; cardboard and plastic.

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