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Town Crier Events for July 24 – Aug. 7

Published: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:28 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, July 24

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, July 25

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, July 26

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, July 30

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Democrats vs. Republicans Softball Game

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 2

Place: Suppeland Park

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

The DeKalb County Democrats and the DeKalb County Republicans will play a charity softball game to benefit the Kishwaukee United Way. The game is free; there will be a 50/50 raffle.

DeKALB

World War II B-17 Bomber Tours and Rides

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dates: Through July 28

Place: DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport

Cost: Free to view; cockpit tours $5; flights $425

More information: 602-448-9415 or b17rc@azcaf.org

Call or email to make flight reservations. Cockpit tours and ground viewing are available daily.

Toddler Time

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

Date: Wednesday, July 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Infants, toddlers and caregivers can gather on the dragon carpet for songs, stories and crafts.

Victim Advocacy Services On the Move

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday through Aug. 14; next, July 24

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 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

The e-book librarian can help patrons download e-books to their mobile devices. The library has several Kindles and Nooks available to check out.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, July 24

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. July 24 menu is chicken salad sandwiches. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

Kishwaukee Fest Youth Challenge and Skateboard Event

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 24

Place: Downtown DeKalb

More information: 815-756-1263 

A skateboard challenge with multiple age brackets, plus demonstrations by professional skateboarders.

Senior Health Fair

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Thursday, July 25

Place: DeKalb High School cafeteria

More information: 815-748-3494

Book Sale

Time: During library hours

Dates: July 25 – 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library lower level hallway

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

Rummage Sale

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday

Dates: July 25 – 27

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

Donated items for the sale will be collected Wednesdays fro 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursdays from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. Fridays. Donations must be clean and in saleable condition. Hangers, grocery bags and wrapping materials are also appreciated.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, July 25

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Children from birth to 5 are invited for stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English. Learn to appreciate stories and music in a different language. Translations available.

Barb Food Mart Open House

Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 25

Place: Barb Food Mart, at Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St., Door 28

The Barb Food Mart is a food assistance program for families with children enrolled in DeKalb School District 428. Half of the students in the district qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. The open house includes tours, a cooking demonstration and refreshments.

Farmers Market

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through Sept. 26; next, July 25

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

Mr. D's Magic Illusion Show

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 25

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Top-notch magic and illusions combined with comedy, audience participation, fire and live animals.

Kishwaukee Fest Parade and Street Dance

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, July 26

Place: Downtown DeKalb

More information: 815-756-1263 

At 5 p.m., Miss Illinois and other regional beauty queens will visit downtown shops and sign autographs. At 6 p.m., classic cars and motorcycles will drive in a pre-parade, then will park along Lincoln Highway so spectators can look at them while waiting for the parade. Parade steps off at 7 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., rock and country bands from the parade will play in a street dance on Second and Third streets.

Kishwaukee Fest BaconPalooza

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 27

Place: Downtown DeKalb

More information: 815-756-1263 

A festival of bacon and wine, plus shopping at local merchants and craft vendors. Classic Corvettes will be displayed in Van Buer Plaza, at Second and Locust streets.

Railroading in DeKalb

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Dates: Sunday, July 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.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, July 29

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

Author Visit: Mike Mullin

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 30

Place: Latourette Hall Room 200, Northern Illinois University

More information: 815-753-6784 or teenread.niu.edu

Mike Mullin, author of "Ashfall," will talk about his book, his writing process, and the science behind his fiction. After his presentation, NIU experts will talk about volcanology, video game design, food science and more.

Safe Sitter Basic

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 31

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $40

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

This internationally-recognized babysitting program teaches children 11 to 13 the skills to provide children in their care a safe, nurturing environment. Includes backpack, manual, supplies and refreshments. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, July 31

Place: DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St.

July 31 menu is a seasoned chicken quarter, loaded baked potato, broccoli, fruit, bread 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.

Blues Gone Wild

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, Aug. 1

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.

Diabetes Self Management

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Dates: Thursdays, Aug. 1, 8 and 15

Place: Kish Hospital's Diabetes Education Center

More information: 815-748-8378 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Learn the latest in diabetes care with an emphasis on the positives. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

Sound Healing Meditation

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 2

Place: Dana's Day Spa, 203 E. Locust St.

Cost: $25

More information: 815-739-0446

Call to RSVP.

Used Oil Collection

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3

Place: DeKalb County Health Department

More information: 815-748-2408

Used farm machinery oil, motor oil, transmission and hydraulic fluids, antifreeze and oil filters can be recycled. Oil brought in 30- or 55-gallon drums will be pumped out and the resident can keep the drum; all other containers will be destroyed. DeKalb County residents only.

National Night Out Against Crime

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 6

Place: Target parking lot

Sponsored by Target with DeKalb Fire Department, DeKalb Police Department, Sycamore Fire Department, Sycamore Police Department and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. Self-defense demonstrations, police K-9 demonstrations, meet-and-greets with local law enforcement, free snacks, free games, community booths and more.

Think Outside the (Lunch) Box

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 6

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

A dietitian demonstrates creative, simple and nutritious lunches in this free program. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

ESMOND

A Night of Music and Stories

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3

Place: Na-Da Farm, 2423 S. Woodlawn Road

Cost: $7

More information: nadafarmlife.org

Writer Kyle White will tell stories and read essays, and Greg and Kim Wheaton will perform story-filled songs on acoustic guitar. A dinner of locally-raised beef bratwurst with iced tea and chips will be available for an additional $5.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, July 24

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.

Open Air Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 27

Place: Downtown Genoa

Farmers market and flea market vendors and sidewalk sales. There will be a live antiques auction at noon.

Outdoor Movie: 'Up'

Time: Dusk

Date: Saturday, July 27

Place: Corner of Main and Genoa streets

More information: 815-784-6961 or genoamainstreet.com

Admission and popcorn are free. Before the movie, children of all ages can enter the "box car" contest – make and decorate a car out of a cardboard box you can sit in. Cars can be made in advance, or boxes and art supplies will be available. To make a car on site, arrive at least half an hour before dusk.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, July 28

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, July 30

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

'All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten' the Musical

Time: 1 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Dates: Aug. 1 – 3

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Tickets: $7 general admission, $5 student admission

A musical production by Genoa Children's Theatre.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, Aug. 3

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.

Pink Heals Tour

Time: 1 – 5:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 5

Place: Pete's Castle, 104 Main St.

More information: www.pinkfiretrucks.org

The Pink Heals Tour raises cancer awareness and honors and supports those who have fought or are fighting cancer. See and photograph the pink fire truck; cancer survivors can sign the truck. Pink tie-dye your own T-shirt and enter a coloring contest, with the winning design appearing on a T-shirt. The winner will also receive a month of free ice cream. Local fire departments will sell custom T-shirts starting at $15, and Pete's Castle will donate 25 percent of the day's sales to local charities.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 9:45 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays in July; next, July 24

Place: Hinckley Public Library

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

Concert Benefit for Mark Ready

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Place: Pioneer Park

More information: 815-751-8096 or www.bethematchfoundation.org/goto/readytowin

Back Country Roads will play from 1 – 3 p.m. Donations will be accepted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase; no alcohol will be provided. Donations benefit Mark Ready, who is undergoing a second stem cell transplant.

MALTA

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Thursday, July 25

Place: Kishwaukee College

Mental Health First Aid Training

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Dates: Wednesday, July 31 and Friday, Aug. 2

Place: Kishwaukee College Conference Center, Room A-225

Cost: $25

More information: 815-757-3488 or bgcml@bengordoncenter.org

Certification course that teaches the public how to recognize symptoms of mental health problems, how to direct people to get help and how to approach people having a mental health crisis. Both sessions must be attended for certification.

MAPLE PARK

Library Anniversary Celebration

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 1

Place: Maple Park Public Library, 302 Willow St.

More information: 815-827-3362 or https://sites.google.com/site/mapleparklibrary/

The library is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an old-fashioned birthday party. Cake, hot dogs and lemonade will be served. There will be children's crafts, a magician and a balloon artist.

SYCAMORE

Summer Readers Talent Show

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 24

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Performers 18 and younger can compete for cash prizes in different age groups. Performers must register in advance.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, July 24

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

Summer on State

Time: Dusk

Date: Friday, July 26

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

A free showing of "Wreck-It Ralph" on an outdoor screen. Concessions will be available to purchase by donation; outside food and drinks are welcome. Bring your own seating.

Turning Back Time Cruise Night

Time: 3 – 11 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 27

Place: Downtown Sycamore

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

Music from the 1950s and '60s provided by a disc jockey and by band Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones for a street dance. Live music from 7 to 10 p.m. The event also includes a Classic Car parade, beer garden and food vendors.

Fizz Ehrler Memorial Car Show

Time: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 28

Place: Downtown Sycamore

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

Registration from 8 a.m. until noon, with awards presented at 3:30 p.m.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, July 28

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, Aug. 4.

Beekeeping Brown Bag

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, Aug. 1

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

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

Beekeeper Carolyn Hudon will talk about removing a hive of bees from the museum grounds and taking it to a new home at Hudon's Honey.

Storyteller Phyllis Horst

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 1

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Concert in the Park: The Neverly Brothers

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 1

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

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

Classic rock 'n' roll from Elvis through the Beatles.

Scorpions Baseball Try-outs

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Aug. 3 and 4

Place: Sycamore Community Park

More information: 815-508-7012 or www.leaguelineup.com/scorpions_baseball

Tryouts for summer 14U to 16U baseball teams are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Tryouts for 12U and 13U teams are from 2 to 5 p.m. both days.

Phyllis Horst in Concert

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 5

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

Phyllis Horst tells stories and sings songs to audiences of all ages.

Ingredients for Healthy Living: Snacks That Count

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m. Wednesday or 10 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday

Dates: Aug. 7 and 8

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $10

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

Snacks can be an important part of your daily diet. Healthy culinary instructor Jo Cessna will talk about stocking the fridge and pantry with good selections, including gluten-free and fat-free options. Recipes and tastings included. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, July 25

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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