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Town Crier Events for Aug. 21 – Sept. 4

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 10:05 a.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Aug. 21

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.

Evening Story and Craft

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Aug. 27

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Hymn Sing

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28

Place: Cortland United Methodist Church, 45 W. Chestnut Ave.

After a traditional hymn sing, there will be a potluck dinner of barbecue sandwiches. Bring a dish to pass.

DeKALB

Toddler Time

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

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 21

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.

Floating Ducks

Time: 10 and 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 21

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services courtyard

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

Decorate ducks and float them in water. Presented in English; the same activity will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, in both English and Spanish.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 21

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Aug. 21 menu is grilled southwest pasta salad. 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, 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.

E-book Help Lab

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 21

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.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 22

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. 22

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

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.

Tanzania Development Support Garage Sale

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: Aug. 23 – 24

Place: 201 Thornbrook Road

More information: 815-901-0393, www.tdsnfp.org or jthurmaier@hotmail.com

Proceeds from the garage sale support initiatives of Tanzania Development Support. Financial contributions and donations of salable items are appreciated.

Church Thrift Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dates: Aug. 23 – 24

Place: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St.

More information: 815-793-0950

Proceeds will support the church's community development efforts.

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.

Saturday Cinema: 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24

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.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Aug. 26

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Sets are about 12 minutes.

Kindersteps Open House

Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 27

Place: DeKalb Park District Sports and Rec Center, 1765 S. Fourth St.

Kindersteps is a kindergarten-preparation program for children ages 3 to 5. Siblings are welcome to visit during the open house. The play room will be set up for social interaction while parents visit.

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.

Barb City Manor Ice Cream Social

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 27

Place: Barb City Manor dining room, 680 Haish Blvd.

More information: 815-756-8444

The public is invited to enjoy ice cream and refreshments, tour the facility and listen to a Dixieland band at this free event.

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 2 – 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 29

Place: Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 3298 Resource Parkway

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, Aug. 29

Place: Neighbors House, corner of Fifth and Pine streets

More information:  815-787-0600 or neighborshouse@frontier.com

Free homework help for students in fourth through 12th grades. Students should bring their homework. No help nights during DeKalb School District 428 school breaks.

Corn Fest

Time: 3 – 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

Place: Downtown DeKalb

More information: www.cornfest.com

• Carnival throughout the festival. Wristbands will be available for $22 from 3-11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and for $30 all day Sunday.

• Kid Fest throughout the festival with inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses, a dunk tank and a hands-on science station

• Beer garden 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon-close on Saturday and Sunday. $5 admission, children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

• Vintage auto show from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday

• Bags tournament 11 a.m. Saturday. $30 per team to play.

• Free corn boil 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, or while corn lasts

• Art Fest for kids noon-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Kids Fest area

• Bike rally begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at Lions Park

• Live music on the sound stage from 5:30-close on Friday and noon-close Saturday and Sunday

Kindersteps Open House

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 3

Place: DeKalb Park District Sports and Rec Center, 1765 S. Fourth St.

Kindersteps is a kindergarten-preparation program for children ages 3 to 5. Siblings are welcome to visit during the open house. The play room will be set up for social interaction while parents visit.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Aug. 21

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 and Movie on Main

Time: Market 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.; movie at dusk

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24

Place: Intersection of Main and Genoa streets

More information: 815-784-6961

The Genoa Open Air Market operates from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This month's market includes carnival games for children. At dusk, there will be a free outdoor showing of "Despicable Me," including free popcorn.

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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Aug. 27

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

Overdose Awareness and Prevention Day

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 31

Place: 211 Main St.

A candlelight vigil in remembrance of those lost to drug and alcohol addiction and overdose and a prayer service for those struggling with and those recovering from addictions. Dr. Andrea Grubb Barthwell will speak and there will be live music by Christian contemporary band TOW.

HINCKLEY

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.

KINGSTON

Cars for Dummies

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24

Place: Crossroads Community Church, 2040 Johnson Court

More information: 815-312-7254

Randy Tijerina will teach such basics as changing a tire, checking oil levels and figuring out why warning lights are on. For people 14 and older; for safety reasons, children younger than 14 may not attend. Reservations required.

KIRKLAND

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 21

Place: Kirkland Fire Department, 3891 Route 72

Kirkland Olympics

Dates: Aug. 31 – Sept. 1

Place: Franklin Township Park

Cost: $25 per team to enter

More information: 815-970-7254 or http://kyaco.weebly.com/

Relays, build-and-race Flintstone car contest, talent show, fishing competition and more. Teams must have between 6 and 10 members. At least two team members must reside in the Kirkland area and at least two team members must be younger than 18.

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

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 21

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

Safari Sprouts

Time: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday in August; next, Aug. 21

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.

Sitting With the Artists

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 22

Place: Taxco, downtown Sycamore

More information: 815-757-2230

Local mother-daughter artist team Sandra Williams and Kathleen Carrier will visit with people and share what goes into their work. Carrier works mostly in acrylic, but will demonstrate her work in pencil at the event. Williams will demonstrate working in oils.

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.

YEP Meet and Greet

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 25

Place: Freight Room, DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

More information: 815-748-5383, www.dekalbccf.org/yep.html or becky@dekalbccf.org

DeKalb County teens of high school age are invited to learn more about the DeKalb County Community Foundation's Youth Engaged in Philanthropy program.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, Aug. 25

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, Sept. 1.

'Winter Wise Your Landscape: Knowledge to Prevent Costly Mistakes'

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

Dates: Sept. 3 or 5

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

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Aug. 22

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, 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.

Women of the Word Kickoff Program: Growing in Godliness

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 29

Place: Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St.

More information: 815-264-3979 or sjhipple23@gmail.com

Missionary and author Paula Jarot will speak about her missionary work and about human trafficking. Attendees can also buy products made by rescued bar girls to help end human trafficking. There will be registration for the Women of the Word fall Bible study from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church.

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