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Town Crier Events for Aug. 7-21

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 1:05 p.m. CDT

(Continued from Page 6)

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Aug. 7

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, Aug. 8

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, Aug. 9

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Cortland Summer Fest

Time: 6 p.m. – midnight Friday; noon – midnight Saturday

Dates: Aug. 9 and 10

Place: Cortland Community Park

More information: www.cortlandil.org

Friday includes food and live music. Saturday includes children's games and activities, a bounce house, a cruise night, food, fireworks, a silent auction and a raffle.

Lunch & Listen

Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Aug. 13

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Toddler Time

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

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 7

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services department

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

Infants, toddlers and their caregivers are invited to stories and songs. There will be a train craft immediately after story time.

Victim Advocacy Services On the Move

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday through Aug. 14; next, Aug. 7

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, Aug. 7

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Aug. 7 menu is bratwurst with sauerkraut and carmelized onions. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

DeKalb Montessori House of Learning Open House

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 7

Place: St. Mary Church, 302 Fisk Ave.

More information: 847-812-3653

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Aug. 7

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.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 8

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Children up to age 5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, puppet plays and songs in both Spanish and English. Children can learn to appreciate a second language. Translations are provided.

Farmers Market

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through Sept. 26; next, Aug. 8

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sale

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday

Dates: Aug. 8 – 10

Place: DeKalb Area Women's Center parking lot, 415 N. 11th St.

More information: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu

Rummage sales will take place along the Lincoln Highway through five states. Sellers can rent a space at the women's center sale for $5. Rain location will be inside the women's center, 1021 State St.

Wild Card: Yard Games

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 8

Place: DeKalb Public Library picnic grove

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

DeKalb-area teens can gather for Frisbee, bags and other outdoor games.

'Company'

Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday – Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Aug. 8 – 11 and 15 – 18

Place: Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St.

Tickets: Adults $15, children $12

More information: 815-758-1940 or www.stagecoachers.com

A musical comedy exploring love and marriage, by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth.

3M Closest to the Pin Contest

Time: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10

Place: 3M, 3050 Corporate Drive

Cash prizes awarded to first, second and third place finishers. Silent auction and goody bags for participants. Proceeds benefit Children's Home + Aid.

Saturday Cinema: 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

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

Free screening of the first film in the Harry Potter series, with popcorn and light refreshments. No registration required.

'When Glidden Owned the Chronicle'

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 11

Place: J.F. Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

Admission: Adults $4, members and children younger than 14, free

Joseph Glidden established the J.F. Glidden Publishing Company in 1885 and built the first Daily Chronicle building in 1889. Barry Schrader will present a program on turn-of-the-century printing and will demonstrate the use of a benchtop side-lever letterpress, printing with handset metal type and engravings. The homestead will be open from noon to 4 p.m. for tours and blacksmith demonstrations.

Free Community Yoga Class

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 11

Place: Creative Therapeutics, 400 E. Hillcrest Drive

Wear loose, comfortable clothing and try yoga in this free demo class. Donations for the DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter will be collected.

CPR Health Care Provider

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 19

Place: KishHealth System, 2727 Sycamore Road

Cost: $50

More information: 815-756-1521, ext. 153618 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

For people who provide health care or are required to take a health care provider course for employment.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Aug. 12

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

DeKalb Municipal Band

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 13

Place: Hopkins Park band shell

Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Cardiologist Paul Nguyen and his team examine the relationship between sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation, how the combination affects quality of life and the diagnosis and treatment of these serious conditions. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

Salsa Dancing

Time: 8 – 11 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

The evening begins with a lesson in basic salsa dance steps, then there will be social dancing. Leather-soled shoes recommended. Partners are not required.

Kafer Recital

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 18

Place: Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

More information: www.niu.edu/music, lslater@niu.edu or 815-753-1546

A free recital by soprano Cecelia Kafer and pianist Harold Kafer.

CPR Health Care Provider Renewal

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 19

Place: KishHealth System, 2727 Sycamore Road

Cost: $40

More information: 815-756-1521 ext. 153618 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

For people who provide health care or are required to take a health care provider course for employment. Students must submit a copy of their current CPR card.

Stage Coach Players Auditions

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Dates: Aug. 19 and 20

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

More information: 815-758-1940 (theater), 815-739-4472 ("Annie") or 630-709-3479 ("A Christmas Carol")

Auditions for fall productions of "Annie" and "A Christmas Carol." "Annie" performances will be Nov. 7-17. "A Christmas Carol" performances will be Dec. 12-15. Enter the church by the west door. Both shows need both male and female performers ages 7 and older. Those auditioning for "Annie" should come prepared, with sheet music, to sing a song of their choice, and may be asked to sing a song from the show. Assorted show tune sheet music and a piano accompanist will be available. All auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

Developmental Milestones and Beyond

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 20

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Parents of children 5 and younger can learn about typical childhood development, activities appropriate for various developmental stages and what to do if you are concerned about your child's progress. Registration is required for this free workshop.

Silent Killer: Kidney Disease

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 20

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Nephrologist Aamir A. Memom, MD, will explain how kidney disease is identified, what causes it and treatment options. Registration is required for this free seminar.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 20

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

The evening begins with a lesson in basic swing dance steps, then there will be social dancing. Leather-soled shoes recommended. Partners are not required.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Aug. 7

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, Aug. 13

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

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, Aug. 16

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

Cost: $5

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

HINCKLEY

Ice Cream Social

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 13

Place: Pioneer Park

The Hinckley Business Association's annual free ice cream social features Porkie sandwiches from South Moon Barbeque, ice cream from Dairy Joy, chips and lemonade. The sheriff's office DARE car and K-9 unit will make an appearance. There will also be face painting and a game that will award the winner $25 to be spent at any member of the association. Party of Three will play live music from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Rain location is inside the Hinckley Elementary School gym.

Barbecue Pork Roast and Corn Boil

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 14

Place: St. Paul's United Church of Christ

Cost: Adults $10, children 6-12 $5

More information: 815-286-3606 or 815-286-3391

Pork roast with homemade barbecue sause and locally-grown corn picked the day of the supper. There will also be German and American potato salads, applesauce, homemade rolls and homemade desserts. Eat-in at the McKinley Avenue entrance or carry-out at the View Street entrance. Tickets available at the door.

KINGSTON

InsideOut Girls

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 9

Place: Crossroads Community Church, 2040 Johnson Court

More information: 815-732-3628

Girls in grades 6-12 are invited to a free evening of food, fashion and fellowship. InsideOut inspires and motivates young Christian women to discover their true value and self respect, and empowers them to make decisions that benefit their community.

Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10

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, English muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Carry-outs available.

KIRKLAND

Pickin' in the Park

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 14

Place: Franklin Township Park

Live music, food and raffles.

Community-wide Garage Sales

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: Aug. 15 – 17

Residents who want to add their sale to the master list can contact Heather at 847-754-8112.

Open Air Market and More

Time: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 17

Place: Franklin Township Park

Open air market and Touch a Truck event. Vendors can call Emily at 815-970-7254 for information on selling at the market.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 21

Place: Kirkland Fire Department, 3891 Route 72

MAPLE PARK

Star Gazing

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 11

Place: Acquaviva Winery, 47W614 Route 38

More information: 815-753-4751 or www.niu.edu/stem

Astronomy experts will talk about telescopes and the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks in mid-August.

SHABBONA

Super Hero Shave-A-Thon

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 17

Place: Q Salon and Quinn's Grooming Parlour for Men, 502 W. Comanche Ave.

Donation: $10

For a $10 donation, men, women, boys and girls of all ages can have their heads shaved to show support for Dylan Carey, 3, who is undergoing cancer treatment. An anonymous donor has offered to match all funds raised. Proceeds will benefit the Carey family to offset expenses related to Dylan's treatment. Patrons can also donate without being shaved.

Wingshooting Clinic for Youth and Women

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: Aug. 17 and 18

Place: Shabbona Lake State Park

Cost: $10

More information: Call 815-758-2773 and ask for Richard Carlson

The Saturday clinic is for boys and girls ages 10 to 15 and the Sunday clinic is for girls 10 and older and women of all ages. Each day begins with a classroom session on safe firearm handling, and there is extensive, supervised live-fire at clay targets. Autoloading 28-gauge shotguns are furnished and lunch will be provided. Space is limited; reservations are required.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 7

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

Safari Sprouts

Time: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday in August; next, Aug. 7

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

Cost: Members $6, nonmembers $8

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

Children, accompanied by an adult, discover nature through games, crafts, stories, songs and live animal visits. Designed for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. No registration required.

Concert in the Park: Crazy Talk

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 8

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

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

Country hits.

Squid Dissection

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 8

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

Cost: Members $13, non-members $15, accompanying parents or siblings $5 with first paid admission

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

Learn about squid, inside and out. For ages 8 and older; children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10

Place: Pay-It-Forward House, 719 Somonauk St.

Learn about volunteer opportunities available at the hospitality house.

Meet the Flock

Time: 1 – 1:45 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10

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

Cost: $8 for nonmembers, $3 for members

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

Meet live parrots and learn about the work being done at A Place to Call Home, a parrot rescue and adoption group. Registration is required. Cost includes museum admission.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, Aug. 11

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. 18.

Career Works: Jump Start Your Job Search

Time: 2 p.m.

Dates: Second Monday of each month; next, Aug. 12

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.

Tuesday on the Town

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 13

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Free, family-friendly activities. The Kishwaukee Family YMCA will sponsor a bounce house, games, crafts, and karate and Zumba demonstrations.

'How to Be a Better Gardener'

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 14

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

More information: 815-795-5762 or sycamorehistory.org

Master Gardener Ron Johnson will explain the use of mulches, containers, fertilizers, pesticides, pruning, tool selection, scouting, common weeds and diseases, water saving, composters, selecting plants and seeds and resources. Participants are encouraged to ask questions. Registration is suggested but not required for this free program.

Computer Security for Seniors

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 14

Place: Sycamore Police Department

More information: 815-895-3435

DeKalb and Sycamore police will present a seminar on computer and Internet safety geared toward people older than 60. Space is limited. Call Officer Ann Carlson at 815-895-3435 to RSVP.

Cymbal in Concert

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 14

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

This group of women weave humorous songs with songs that bring tears in an effort to build bridges, deepen compassion and advocate for those beaten down. Repertoire includes folk, Native American, Appalachian, spirituals and more.

History Scavenger Hunt

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Cost: $5 per family

More information: sycamorehistory.org

Find a Sycamore History Museum volunteer on the lawn of the DeKalb County Courthouse between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and get a list of historical and architectural details to find hidden in plain sight in downtown Sycamore.

A Stonecroft Outreach

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15

Place: Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St.

Cost: $9

More information: 815-762-5513

This event by the DeKalb Area Christian Women's Connection will feature Pilates by Rona Kasten and speaker Linda Hartman. RSVP by Aug. 12.

Nature Down and Dirty

Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 17

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

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

More information: 815-895-3365

The woods at Sycamore Park are bursting with life, if you know where to look. Dig in to uncover what’s happening underground and get your feet wet investigating the river. Guided exploration will be combined with fun hands-on activities and games. For ages 7-13. Registration required.

Oddfest

Time: 4 – 11 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 17

Place: California Street between State and Elm streets

More information: www.ioof105.org

Live music from three bands, food vendors, a beer tent, games and a cash raffle. Free; donations support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Gospel and Bluegrass Concert

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, Aug. 17

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.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, Aug. 17

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.

'Some Like it Hot: Plants for Hot, Dry Areas'

Time: 1 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Dates: Aug. 20 and 22

Place: DeKalb County University of Illinois Extension, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $5

More information: 815-758-8194, bmacarus@illinois.edu or web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo

The first of the U of I Extension's fall gardening series will presented twice via teleconference at the Sycamore office. Other topics include "Winter Wise Your Landscape: Knowledge to Prevent Costly Mistakes" and "Pollinator Plants" in September and "What's Trending Now in Landscape Design" in October. Those who register for all four sessions at once will receive a discount.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Aug. 8

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.

Control Your Cholesterol

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 20

Place: KishHealth Family and Specialty Care

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

Whether your cholesterol levels are high or normal, lifestyle changes can help you reduce or maintain them. Participants receive a variety of resources and tools. If you have cholesterol results, bring them. Registration is required and closes five days before the program date.

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