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Town Crier Events for Aug. 28 – Sept. 11

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 12:38 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 9:46 a.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Aug. 28

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, Sept. 3

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

For infants, toddlers and caregivers. A craft will be led immediately after Toddler Time.

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 28

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Aug. 28 menu is chicken caesar salad with garlic bread. 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. 28

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.

Paper Players Crafters

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220 or www.dkpl.org/events

Anyone 16 or older interested in scrapbooking and paper crafts is invited to create an 8-by-8 inch scrapbook layout and a new card. Bring your own scissors and adhesive.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 29

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 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. 29

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

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

Kiwanis Rummage Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 31

Place: 204 N. Fourth St.

The Kishwaukee Kiwanis will hold its annual rummage sale at the former Mike Mooney auto dealership. Items can be dropped off between 3 and 6 p.m. Aug. 30. The Kiwanis will also offer $5 Corn Fest parking at that location all weekend.

Saturday Cinema

Time: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

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

Free movie with popcorn and refreshments. The morning movie will be "Angels in the Outfield," the afternoon movie will be "Field of Dreams."

Buck-a-Bag Book Sale

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220 or dkplref@dkpl.org

Fill up a plastic bag (provided) with books and pay only $1.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Sept. 2

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

'History of Lincoln Highway'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 3

Place: Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd.

More information: 815-756-8444

Kay Shelton, president of the Lincoln Highway Association, will give a historical presentation on the 100-year-old Lincoln Highway.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 3

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road

More information: 815-756-1113

Call to register; walk-ins are welcome. Donors receive a $10 Target gift card while supplies last.

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. Children can play while parents visit.

Salad Supper

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 3

Place: Bethlehem Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 1915 N. First St.

More information: 815-758-3203 or office@bethlehemdekalb.org

The speaker will be Laura Lee Wright, who helps churches establish programming for people with disabilities. The meal is a potluck; guests are asked to bring a dish that serves three to four to share. The supper is for women only; men may attend the presentation, which begins at 7:30 p.m. RSVP by 1 p.m. Aug. 31 if you plan to attend.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 3

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

Lesson begins at 7 p.m., then social dancing until 11. No partner required.

Girls Night Out: Paint the Town Red!

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 4

Place: O'Learys Restaurant and Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-748-0000

Food and drink specials, raffles and more. Proceeds support the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Sept. 4

Place: DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St.

Sept. 4 menu is beef tacos with Spanish rice, refried beans, fruit 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.

New Baby Care

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 5

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple

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

Bathing, diapering, feeding, sleeping and comforting techniques are a few of the topics explored in this class. Registration is required.

Blues Gone Wild

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, Sept. 5

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.

Mutt Strut

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 7

Place: Hopkins Park

More information: www.tailshumanesociety.org

A 5K-9 Run for runners with or without dogs begins at 9 a.m. A fun fest including demonstrations by a canine disc club, dog agility demonstrations and pet contests, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A dog walk will begin at 11 a.m. Registration for the run and walk is available online.

Kite Fest

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 8

Place: The North 40, corner of Lucinda and Kishwaukee drives

Watch kites fly or bring your own. Food and kites will be available to purchase on site.

Archives Workshop

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 8

Place: Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

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

More information: 815-756-7904 or www.gliddenhomestead.org

Learn about how Glidden Homestead historians archive its treasures, plus practical tips for archiving and preserving your own family heirlooms.

AWAKE Group: Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Sept. 9

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-277-3979, ext. 215

Support and education for those living with sleep apnea. Registration required.

'Life Lessons Learned From Sports'

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10

Place: Northern Illinois University Founders Memorial Library, lower level staff lounge

Meet Fred Mitchell, sports writer for the Chicago Tribune.

CPR Health Care Provider Renewal

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Place: KishHealth System, 2727 Sycamore Road

Cost: $40

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

CPR renewal course for health care providers or anyone required to take a course for employment. Participants must submit a copy of their current CPR card. Registration required.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Aug. 28

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.

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 overdose and a prayer service for those struggling with or recovering from addictions. Dr. Andrea Grubb Barthwell will speak and there will be live music by Christian contemporary band TOW.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Sept. 3

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

Great Genoa Duck Race

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 7

Place: Carroll Memorial Park

More information: www.genoaareachamber.com

The duck launch is at 1:30 p.m. Event also includes inflatables, food vendors, music and games.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, Sept. 7

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.

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. 28

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

Safari Sprouts

Time: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday in August; next, Aug. 28

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.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, Sept. 1

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

Brown Bag Lunch: Sip'N Dip

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, Sept. 5

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

Former employees and the former owner of the Sip'N Dip drive-in restaurant will share their memories and samples of some Sip'N Dip customer favorites.

Katerpillar Kids Open House

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 7

Place: Katerpillar Kids Yoga, 1210 E. State St.

More information: 847-366-4316 or serickson16@gmail.com

Refreshments, door prizes and free demonstrations at this yoga studio for children ages 2 to 13.

Reptile Care Workshop

Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 7

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

Cost: Sycamore Park District residents $13, nonresidents $23

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

Learn to prepare diets, feed and handle snakes, lizards and more. For ages 8 and older. Registration required through the Sycamore Park District.

Career Works: Jump Start Your Job Search

Time: 2 p.m.

Dates: Second Monday of each month; next, Sept. 9

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.

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Sept. 9

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

More information: 815-762-4882

Take a tour of the hospital hospitality house and learn about volunteer opportunities.

On-Farm Composting Workshop and Field Day

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10

Place: DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $15 before Sept. 3; $20 after

More information: 815-732-2191, 815-758-8194 or web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/localfoods.html

Workshop will offer information on large-scale composting, including environmental and local regulations, using compost, marketing compost and the benefits and basics of composting. After the workshop, there will be a field tour.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500 or www.sycamorelibrary.org

For children 18 months to 3 years old.

Story Time

Times: 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 7 p.m. Thursday

Dates: Sept. 11 and 12

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500 or www.sycamorelibrary.org

For children 3 to 6 years old.

DeKalb County Retired Teachers

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Place: Sweet Dreams Desserts and Catering, 1969 DeKalb Ave.

More information: 815-895-6752

Sen. Dave Syverson will speak. RSVP by Sept. 6.

Ingredients for Healthy Living 4-Part Kitchen Skills Series

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays or 10 a.m. – noon Thursdays

Dates: Second Wednesday or second Thursday of each month through December; next, Sept. 11 and 12

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room, 2700 DeKalb Ave.

Cost: $40

More information: 815-748-8962

Register once for all four monthly lessons. September's lesson teaches key kitchen elements including tools, language, and building a shopping list. October's lesson is how to select, care for and cook produce. November's lesson focuses on buying, storing and drying spices and herbs and making your own seasoning mixes. December's lesson teaches simple techniques to fill the refrigerator once a week and provide a week of tasty meals. Recipes and tastings provided. Registration required.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Aug. 29

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.

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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