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Town Crier Events for June 19-July 3

Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 2:37 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, June 19

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 20

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 21

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 25

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

All-Ages Story Time

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, July 9

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

CRESTON

Community Garage Sales

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: June 21 – 23

DeKALB

Traveling Through Bhutan

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 19

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250 or www.dkpl.org/events

Listen to a story, see children's books from Bhutan, hear music from the region, eat red rice and decorate a craft. Registration is requested. Register by phone, online or in person.

Victim Advocacy Services On the Move

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday through Aug. 14; next, June 19

Place: MLK Commons, Northern Illinois University

More information: 815-753-0320

Victim Advocacy Services advocates go outside to educate the community about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Advocates debunk stereotypes and myths and lead advocacy projects.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 19

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. June 19 menu is Italian beef and bruschetta. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 1 – 3 p.m. Friday

Date: June 19 and 21

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Free, drop-in help lab to get answers to computer-related questions.

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.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Story time for children from birth to age 5. Stories, songs and puppet play in both English and Spanish; children can learn to appreciate another language. Translations available.

Mad Science!

Time: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

During the show, children will see experiments highlighting famous scientists from around the world and will learn to say, "Use your library" in eight languages. Experiments may include insect defenses, acidity color changes, grain elevator explosions and more. No registration required.

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.

Farmers Market

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through Sept. 26; next, June 20

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

Basic Photo Editing

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 21

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

A hands-on class to teach the basics of digital photo editing. 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, June 21

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Enter through the Oak Street door and meet at the fireplace for an all-access tour of the historic building.

Intro to MS Word I and II

Time: 9:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

In MS Word I, learn the basic skills needed to create, edit and print a document using Word. At 11 a.m., Word II picks up where Word I left off with additional tools like adding tables or images to a document. Sign up for one or both classes by phone, online or at the reference desk.

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.

Intro to MS Excel I and II

Time: 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 23

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

In Excel I, learn the basics of creating workbooks, using basic formulas and other functions. At 3 p.m., Excel II goes on to teach additional formulas, formatting options and charts. Sign up for one or both classes online, by phone or at the reference desk.

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

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, June 24

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

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.

DeKalb Municipal Band 'Music of the Galaxy and Stargazing'

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 25

Place: Hopkins Park band shell

After the free band concert, the Naperville Astronomy Club will set up telescopes in the park and invite the public to look through them. Members of the club will share information about the parts of the night sky that can be seen through the telescopes.

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Summer Concert

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 27

Place: Hopkins Park Bandshell

More information: 815-756-3728

The orchestra presents its annual free, family-oriented outdoor concert.

The Wild Finish

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 28

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

Chicago-based adult-contemporary/punk band.

Wooden Box Theater: Grateful Dead Nite

Time: 4:45 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 30

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $6

More information: thehousecafe.net

An evening of fashion, poetry, theatrical skits and music inspired by The Grateful Dead.

mewithoutYou

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, July 1

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Tickets: $15 in advance; $17 at the door

Rock band mewithoutYou performs music from their new album, "Ten Stories," a return to their old musical forms.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, June 19

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.

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

Combination farmers market and flea market, with sidewalk sales by downtown businesses, food vendors and free craft stations for children.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, June 23

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Totus Tuus: Seventh through 12th Grades

Time: 7 – 9:15 p.m.

Dates: June 23 – 27

Place: St. Catherine of Genoa church

Cost: $10

More information: 815-784-2355

Catholic summer camp including skits, songs, games and more. $50 per family maximum, scholarships available.

Totus Tuus: First through Sixth Grades

Time: 9 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Dates: June 24 – 28

Place: St. Catherine of Genoa church

Cost: $25

More information: 815-784-2355

Catholic summer camp including skits, songs, games and more. $50 per family maximum, scholarships available. Children should bring a sack lunch and sports equipment.

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

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, June 25

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

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.

Concert in the Park

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 28

Place: Chamberlain Park

Bagshot Row will play music from the Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, Elvis and others. No alcohol or pets allowed.

Block Party

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 29

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson Drive

More information: 815-784-9098

Games, giveaways, free popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy.

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Sunday, June 30

Place: 340 S. Stott St.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays in June and July; next, June 19

Place: Hinckley Public Library

For children 2-5 years old and a guardian. Registration requested.

Chess at the Library

Time: 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays in June; next, June 20

Place: Hinckley Public Library

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

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. Registration required.

Fun with Duct Tape

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 2

Place: Hinckley Public Library

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

You will be amazed at the crafting possibilities with duct tape. Registration required.

KIRKLAND

Kirkland Lions Club Fourth of July Celebration

Dates: July 3 – 6

Place: Franklin Township Park

More information: www.kirkland4thofjuly.com

• Carnival, food vendors and flea market: 5-10 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, noon-10 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Wristband night for carnival rides 6-10 p.m. Wednesday and Friday

• Bingo: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, 2-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday

• Live music in the beer tent: 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesday and Friday, noon-3 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday

• Parade: 11 a.m. Thursday

• Water fights: 2 p.m. Thursday

• Baggo tournaments: 3 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday

• Pedal tractor pull: 4 p.m. Thursday

• Car and tractor shows: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

• Lions Club free hearing screenings: 4-6 p.m. Saturday

• Fireworks and raffle drawing: 9:30 p.m. Saturday

Kirkland Lions Park Stage

Dates: July 3 – 6

Place: Franklin Township Park

More information: www.kirkland4thofjuly.com

• Wednesday: 6-10 p.m. karaoke; 7 p.m. queen contest

• Thursday: 1 p.m. Getting Excited About Science; 2 p.m. Summerfield Zoo; 3 p.m. ventriloquist Sandi Sylver

• Friday: 6-8 p.m. Cover Story Band

• Saturday: 1 p.m. Kirkland Police Department; 2 p.m. Bellydancing by Daryea; 3 p.m. Arthur Murray Dance Studio; 4 p.m. Lewis Dance Progressions; 5 p.m. The Magic of Brian Holt; 6 p.m. Hiawatha Jazz Band

MAPLE PARK

Open House

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 23

Place: Maple Park Shelter House on Washington Street

An open house celebrating the 90th birthday of Virgil S. Grzywa, a former Maple Park farmer and employee of Northern Illinois University.

SHABBONA

Walleye Contest Weekend

Time: 6 a.m. Saturday – 6 p.m. Sunday

Dates: June 29 and 30

Place: Shabbona Lake State Park

More information: 815-824-2581or www.shabbonalake.com

Fourth of July Celebration

Dates: June 29 – 30, July 4

Place: Purdy's Lot, East Navaho Street

More information: www.shecevents.com

• Parade steps off at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29 from Shabbona High School

• On Saturday, craft and food vendors are open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Rides, games and inflatables are open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

• Ice cream eating contest at 12:30 p.m. Saturday

• Kids' water fights at 2 p.m. Saturday

• Co-ed volleyball tournament and fire department water fights at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Registration for both events opens at noon.

• All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast by the Shabbona Fire Department from 7-11 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Lions Club pork chop dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 19

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

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.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, June 23

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 26

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

Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser for Christian Senior Ministry

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 27

Place: St. John Lutheran Church, 26555 Brickville Road

Cost: $10

More information: 815-895-4477 or 815-895-3819

Dinners include roast pork from Inboden's, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, a baked apple and a roll. Proceeds support Christian Senior Ministry, which offers weekly, non-denominational Christian church services at local senior homes.

Garden Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Sunday, June 30

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.

Summertime Visit with Angie Carter

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 2

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

For children from infancy to age 3, with a caregiver (siblings up to 5 are welcome). A free music class.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, June 19

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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