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Town Crier Events for Aug. 14-28

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 12:48 p.m. CST

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Aug. 14

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. 15

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. 16

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, Aug. 20

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Toddler Time

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

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 14

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Stories and songs for infants, toddlers and caregivers. A dump truck craft will be led immediately after Toddler Time.

Victim Advocacy Services On the Move

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 14

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. 14

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Aug. 14 menu is Asian pineapple peanut pulled pork sandwiches. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

E-book Help Lab

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 14

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

The e-book librarian will help patrons download books to mobile devices.

Community Feedback Session

Time: 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, 1 p.m. Saturday

Date: Aug. 15 and 17

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

The public can learn where the library is with expansion plans and ask questions of the library director and the building consultant on Thursday and of the library director and communications manager on Saturday.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services, 309 Oak St.

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

Children 5 and younger and their caregivers can learn to appreciate a second language as they experience stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English. Translations available.

Farmers Market

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through Sept. 26; next, Aug. 15

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

CLC Drive-Thru Barbecue

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 15

Place: Children's Learning Center, 905 S. Fourth St.

Cost: $10

More information: 815-756-3506

Dinners by Fay's BBQ include a choice of pork chops, chicken or a combination, with roll, coleslaw and applesauce. Buy tickets in advance from Children's Learning Center staff, board members, volunteers or at Children's Learning Center.

'Company'

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

Dates: Aug. 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.

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.

Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 17

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, South Seventh and Franklin streets

Cost: $5

This event is an Eagle Scout fundraiser.

Saturday Cinema: 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 17

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room, 309 Oak St.

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

A free show with popcorn and light refreshments.

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.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Aug. 19

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

CPR for Health Care Providers

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.

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Aug. 21

Place: DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St.

Aug. 21 meal is turkey pot roast with mashed potatoes, baby carrots, fruit, a dinner roll 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.

Cancer Center Ice Cream Social

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 22

Place: Kish Hospital Cancer Center

More information: 815-748-2958

Ice cream and music in the garden for anyone whose family has been touched by cancer. There will be healthy cooking demonstrations throughout the event.

Infant Safety and CPR

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 22

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple

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

For new parents, grandparents and caregivers. Learn about childproofing, poison prevention, SIDS, CPR and choking rescue for infants younger than 1. Not a certification class. Registration is required.

Artist Reception

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Dates: Friday, Aug. 23

Place: DeKalb Area Women's Center Galleries, 1021 State St.

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

"People in Possible Places," an exhibition of 52 figurative paintings, on exhibit on Fridays in August.

Furniture Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24

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

More information: 815-758-0691

Proceeds of the sale of donated furniture benefit local nonprofit organizations.

Prepared Childbirth Classes

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

Cost: Weekend Express $75 per couple; Refresher $35 per couple

More information: 815-748-8963 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

The Weekend Express, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., is a class for expectant mothers and their labor partners that includes all of the information in the usual Prepared Childbirth class condensed into a single day. The Refresher, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., is for expectant mothers who have given birth before and want a "refresher" class. Registration is required for either class.

Harry Potter Anniversary Party

Time: 3:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Guests will be sorted into houses, enjoy snacks in the Great Hall, "meet" Harry Potter and more.

Dietitian's Dish

Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28

Place: Kish Hospital Cancer Center

More information: 815-748-2958 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Becky Sisler, the Cancer Center's clinical dietitian, offers demonstrations and strategies to incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle. No registration required.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Aug. 14

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, 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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Aug. 20

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

Pioneer Day

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 25

Place: Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum, 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-5559 or kvhs@atcyber.net

A variety of living history activities, including stage coach rides, rope making, candle-dipping, a gun fight, music and 19th-century games and children's activities.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, Aug. 25

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

HINCKLEY

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 sauce 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.

Germanfest

Time: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24

Place: Pioneer Park

Cost: One nonperishable food item for the Hinckley Area Food Pantry

Live German music by Die Perlen, antique tractor display, craft vendors and children's games, and food including bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut, roast pork, baked beans, apple strudel, pretzels, hot dogs, chips, pop, water, wine and three kinds of beer.

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

Maple Park Fun Fest

Dates: Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

More information: www.mapleparkfunfest.com

• Romp in the Park 5k, 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the fire station

• Men's slow-pitch softball, 8 a.m. daily at the Civic Center fields

• Inflatable bounce houses and kids' zip line, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

• Craft show, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday on Main Street

• Bags tournament, 10 a.m. Saturday at North Park

• Food vendors and beer garden, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

• Bike and wagon parade, 12:30 p.m. Saturday

• Toilet Bowl Challenge, 1:30 p.m. Saturday

• Fire station smoke house, 2 – 5 p.m. Saturday at the fire station

• Fun Fest Parade, 6 p.m. Saturday

• American Legion breakfast buffet, 7 a.m. – noon Sunday and Monday

• Car show, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday

• Fireworks, 8:30 p.m. Sunday

• Stage performances noon – 9 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 – 8 p.m. Sunday

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

'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.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 14

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

Safari Sprouts

Time: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday in August; next, Aug. 14

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.

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.

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.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, Aug. 18

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.

'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.

Discover Sycamore Block Party

Time: 3 – 11 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24

Place: Downtown Sycamore

More information: 185-895-3456 or discoversycamore.com

Children's activities, games, prizes, a DJ, a beer garden and live music.

Farm to Food and You

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24

Place: 9525 North Grove Road

More information: 815-751-7560 or philbilly82@gmail.com

Hands-on, family-friendly farm activities about how corn and soybeans grow, tractors and farm equipment, technology in agriculture, sheep shearing and more. Concessions will be available for purchase.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Aug. 15

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.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of even-numbered months; next, Aug. 24

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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