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Town Crier Events for July 3 - 17

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 1:05 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, July 3

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.

Movie Matinee

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Every Friday; next, July 5

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

First Grade & Up Story and Craft

Time: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Thursdays

Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday; next, July 9

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Registration required.

Lunch & Listen

Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, July 9

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: Tuesday, July 9

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Times: 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 3

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Infants, toddlers and their caregivers can gather for stories, songs and a craft.

Victim Advocacy Services On the Move

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday through Aug. 14; next, July 3

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.

E-book Help Lab

Time: 1 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 3

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services department

More information: 815-756-9568, ext. 220

E-book librarian Jodi Sapita will be available to help patrons download e-books to e-readers or mobile devices.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, July 3

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. July 3 menu is portobello mushroom sliders with cream cheese-artichoke spread, chips and guacamole. 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, July 3

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.

Blues Gone Wild

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, July 4

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.

Concert and Fireworks

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 4

Place: Hopkins Park band shell

The DeKalb Municipal Band presents its annual Salute to the Fourth of July concert of patriotic music. The free concert ends with fireworks choreographed to music.

Buck-A-Bag Book Sale

Time: During library hours

Dates: July 5 – 7

Place: DeKalb Public Library lower level hallway

More information: 815-756-9568, ext. 220

Fill a plastic grocery bag (provided by the library) with books for $1.

Rock'N'Brat

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 6

Place: DeKalb Harley-Davidson, 969 Peace Road

More information: 815-756-4558

Demo rides, food, refreshments and music by Hitman.

Pork Chop/Chicken Dinner

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 7

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

Cost: $12; children's hot dog meal, $5

Dinners include a choice of chicken or pork chop by 5B's, baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce and a drink. Seating is available inside or outside. Carryouts available. Proceeds benefit local and regional social service agencies.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, July 8

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: Tuesday, July 9

Place: Hopkins Park band shell

Ellwood House Servant and Staff Tour

Times: 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 10

Place: Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St.

Cost: $5

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

Learn about servant life in the grand houses of DeKalb in the early 20th century. "Apply" and "interview" for a job on the staff of the Ellwood family's home. Registration due by July 8.

Blood Drive

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 10

Place: Castle Bank, 100 Greenwood Acres Drive

Farmers Market

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through Sept. 26; next, July 11

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

Latex Paint Collection

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 13

Place: DeKalb County Health Department

Enter from Dresser Road. Only latex paint, in containers of five gallons or smaller, will be accepted for recycling. A photo ID to prove county residency is required.

DeKalb Police Department PB & PA Golf Outing

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 13

Place: River Heights Golf Course

Cost: $65

More information: angel.reyes@cityofdekalb.com

Cost includes 18 holes of golf with a cart and dinner. Hamburgers and brats served throughout the event, raffles and prizes. A portion of proceeds is donated to the Special Olympics and a portion benefits the DeKalb Police Officers Memorial Fund.

Biking with Beanzie

Time: 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 14

Place: DeKalb High School

Cost: $22 before July 8; $30 after

More information: bikingwithbeanzie@yahoo.com

Ride routes include 25, 46, 62, 80 or 101-mile options. All roads are well-paved, lightly traveled and posted with information and humor. There are also three, five and eight-mile family bike path routes. All routes have water stops and rest stops with food. Sag wagon support is also offered. At the end of the ride, riders can have treats and access to the high school's showers. Proceeds support Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club bike pathway and other projects.

Railroading in DeKalb

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays, 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.

Tour of Champions Drum & Bugle Corps Competition

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 14

Place: Huskie Stadium

Tickets: $25 – $75

More information: 815-758-0197

Seven of the world's top eight drum and bugle corps will compete. Tickets are available through the Northern Illinois University box office or at the stadium the night of the event. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Safe Sitter Basic

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Monday, July 15

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $40

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

This internationally-recognized babysitter training program teaches children 11-13 years old the skills to provide children in their care with a safe, nurturing environment. Cost includes supplies and light refreshments. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Kingdom Chronicles Day Camp

Time: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dates: July 15 – 19

Place: Walker's Farm

Cost: $5 per child

More information: 815-756-2114 or bmacarus@yahoo.com

First Baptist Church of DeKalb hosts its annual day camp for children entering grades 2 through 7. Activities include swimming, crafts, a Bible lesson, games, a missionary story, outdoor activities and a snack.

Do You Have Neck and Arm Pain?

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 16

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Orthopedic surgeon Raymond Hwang, MD, will talk about neck-related symptoms associated with degenerative spine disorders, and about surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for neck and arm pain. Registration is required for this free program and closes five days before the program date.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 16

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

The evening begins with a basic swing dancing lesson, then social dancing. No partner required. Smooth-soled shoes recommended.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, July 3

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: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, July 6

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, July 9

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

Control Your Cholesterol

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 9

Place: KishHealth Family & Specialty Care

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

Whether your levels are high or normal, lifestyle changes can help you reduce or maintain cholesterol levels. Receive resources and tools to develop healthy habits at this free event. If you have cholesterol results, bring them. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Rummage and Bake Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: July 11 – 13

Place: CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road

Indoor, air-conditioned sale. Cafe open for lunch on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, all merchandise is half-price. Fill a bag with items and pay $2 or fill a grocery cart with items for $10 on Saturday.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays in July; next, July 3

Place: Hinckley Public Library

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

Movie at the Library

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Friday, July 12

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Free movie and snack. Call the library for title. Registration required.

From Page to Publishing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, July 12

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

A writer details her struggles to be published and offers tips and techniques to navigating publishing. Registration required.

Kari's Ride for Mutual Ground

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 13

Place: The Brown Pub

Cost: $25 per rider, $20 per passenger, $20 for pig roast only

The scenic 100-mile poker run begins at the VFW in Batavia at 9:30 a.m. Bikes and cars will be blessed at 11:30 and start on the ride at noon. The ride ends at The Brown Pub, where there will be a pig roast and a concert by Shooter and Stroker Red. Proceeds benefit programs to raise awareness of domestic violence.

Vintage Base Ball Game

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 14

Place: Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary School sports fields

More information: 815-286-3693 or www.somonaukbluestockings.org

Bring a chair or blanket and watch the Somonauk Blue Stockings play baseball as it was in the late 1800s, with reproduction period uniforms and equipment. As the game progresses, the umpire will explain the rules to the audience.

The Science Alliance

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, July 15

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Hovercrafts and science experiments in this interactive program for kids. 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

Hiawatha Schools Open House

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 4

Place: Hiawatha Elementary School library

Alumni, former students and former and current faculty and staff are invited to reconnect and reminisce over yearbooks, scrapbooks and photos.

SHABBONA

Fourth of July Celebration

Date: Thursday, July 4

More information: www.shecevents.com

• All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast by the Shabbona Fire Department from 7-11 a.m.

• Lions Club pork chop dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. in the train depot at the base of the water tower. $8 for one chop, $10 for two. Drive-thru pickup available.

• Fireworks at dusk.

Agronomy Day

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Wednesday, July 10

Place: Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, 14509 University Road

More information: 815-274-1343 or rahiggin@illinois.edu

University of Illinois researchers will talk about a variety of issues facing the growing season. A lunch will be provided at noon.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, July 3

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

Cold-Blooded Creatures

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Friday, July 5

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

Jim Nesci brings half a dozen reptiles for a hands-on presentation.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, July 7

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, July 7.

Career Works: Jump Start Your Job Search

Time: 2 p.m.

Dates: Second Monday of each month; next, July 8

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.

Tuesdays on the Town: Salute to America

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 9

Place: California Street between State and Elm streets

The city of Sycamore and Discover Sycamore present a patriotic family event. Visitors are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. There will be free child and family activities and a display of Civil War memorabilia. Jazz in Progress will perform patriotic and World War II-era music from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Summer on State

Time: Dusk

Date: Tuesday, July 9

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

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

A free outdoor showing of "Surf's Up." Concessions will be available to purchase by donation. Outside food and beverages are welcome. Bring your own seating.

Juicing Seminar

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 10

Place: Sycamore Integrated Health, 920 W. Prairie Drive, Suite J

More information: 815-895-3354

Learn how juicing fresh fruits and vegetables can add to your diet. Samples included. Registration requested.

Grandpa Ukulele

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 10

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

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

Grandpa Ukulele will give an interactive, family-friendly concert of folk music with audience participation and sing-alongs.

Morris the Magic Man

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, July 11

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

A magic and puppet show for families.

Concert in the Park: Garage Orchestra

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 11

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

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

Middle- and high-school students perform rock hits for orchestra.

Ice Cream Social

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 14

Place: Wetzel Park, 212 Rowantree Drive

Ice cream sundaes and old-fashioned backyard games like sack races, water balloon tosses and hula hoop contests.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, July 11

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.

Baie Reunion

Time: Noon

Date: Sunday, July 14

Place: Waterman Community Center

Bring a dish to pass, table service, beverages and family photos.

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