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Town Crier Events for Sept. 4-18

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 12:25 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 10:01 a.m. CDT

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Sept. 4

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. 10

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Lemonade with Rep. Pritchard

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17

Place: Cortland Town Hall, 59 S. Somonauk Road

Rep. Robert Pritchard will meet with constituents to hear their concerns.

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 4

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Sept. 4

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

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Sept. 4 menu is barbecued pulled pork on rice. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

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. Sept. 18 menu is roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, applesauce, Italian breadstick 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.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 5

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.

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.

Farmers Market

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through Sept. 26; next, Sept. 5

Place: Van Buer Plaza, North Second and Locust streets

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 5

Place: Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, 232 W. Lincoln Highway

'Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Sept. 6

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $17 in advance, $20 at the door; students $10

More information: 815-753-2520 or www.niu.edu/anthro_museum

An evening of Caribbean culture and music featuring live auctions and performances by the Northern Illinois University Steelband, Jan Sebon and Friends, Todd Donnelly of Mr. Myers and more.

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.

Living with Alzheimer's: Mid-Stage Workshop

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 7

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

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

This four-hour workshop is presented by the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter specificallly for caregivers of middle-stage Alzheimer's patients. Learn helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care. There will be a lunch break during the program. This program is free, but registration is required.

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.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 8

Place: The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-758-0313 or dan@dekalbgallery.com

Opening reception for "Strange Menageries and a Melange," an exhibit of colored pencil drawings by Joan E. Robertson.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Sept. 9

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

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.

'Never Again! Human Rights in Sri Lanka: Disappearances and Political Killings'

Time: 7:15 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Place: Illinois Room, Holmes Student Center, corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road

More information: reyty1@gmail.com

The DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice, the Northern Illinois University Department of Philosophy and the NIU chapter of Amnesty International are sponsoring this program of speakers, songs and reflections on human rights abuses worldwide. Parking on campus is free after 7 p.m.

Art Exhibit Reception

Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 12

Place: Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Altgeld Hall

A public reception of the "On Watching and Being Seen" exhibit, on display through Oct. 19.

Infant Safety and CPR

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 12

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 infant safety, including childproofing, poison prevention, SIDS, CPR and choking rescue for infants. Not a certification class. Registration required.

'The Lion in Winter'

Time: 7:30 p.m. each day except Sept. 22; 2 p.m. Sept. 22

Dates: Sept. 12 – 14 and 19 – 22

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

Tickets: Adults $12, children $9

Castle Challenge

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Friday, Sept. 13

Place: Huskie Stadium

Tickets: Adults $12, children 12 and younger $6

More information: www.castlechallenge.com

Tailgating begins at 4 p.m., with football games between DeKalb and Sycamore high schools at 4:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at schools, Castle Bank branches, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, DeKalb and Sycamore chambers of commerce and from student athletes.

Breast-feeding Class

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple

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

Learn the benefits of breast-feeding, getting started, preventing common problems and how to pump and store milk. Registration required.

Kish Hospital Maternity Suites Tour

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14

Place: Kish Hospital Maternity Suites

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

A free walking tour for expectant parents.

Sibling Class

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

Children ages 2 to 7 will learn how babies look and behave, tour a room at the hospital's maternity suites, visit a newborn in the nursery, practice holding a baby and watch a video about big brothers and sisters. Registration required.

Wine on the Terrace

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14

Place: Ellwood House, 509 N. First St.

Tickets: $50, limited number available

More information: 815-756-4609

Sample more than 35 wines while enjoying gourmet appetizers and live music.

Second Saturday Steak Fry

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14

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

Tickets: $25, available online only

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

Dinner includes a 10-ounce ribeye or portobello mushroom cap, vegetable, potato and dessert.

Smoker: Have You Thought About Quitting?

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Sept. 16

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Learn about smoking cessation options to make your next attempt to quit your last one. Registration is required for this free class.

Boys Only: Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Sept. 16

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

A program for boys ages 9 to 12 and an adult male relative. The natural physical and emotional changes a boy experiences can be overwhelming; knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety and make the transition smoother. Registration required.

Heartsaver AED/CPR

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Sept. 16

Place: KishHealth System, 2727 Sycamore Road

Cost: $45

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

This program teaches lay rescuers when to call 911, how to give CPR, how to use an automated external defibrillator and choking relief. The course covers adult and child CPR and AED and infant CPR, and offers information on symptoms of heart attack and stroke. Registration required.

Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17

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

Cost: $10

Dinner options are three-cheese macaroni and cheese with a dinner roll or spaghetti with meat sauce and garlic bread. Both options come with a salad with cucumber-apple dressing and Oreo coffee cheesecake with salted caramel sauce. Proceeds will be divided between Feed'em Soup and the Barb Food Mart.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17

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.

Happiness 101: Develop Positive Emotional Habits

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Join a licensed family therapist to learn how to develop positive emotional habits: savor the moment, become self aware and live a meaningful life.

Time to Quit Tobacco

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $25

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

Registration required. Free for anyone who has taken a Kish Hospital smoking class in the last year.

Diabetes Get Together

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17

Place: Diabetes Education Center at Kish Hospital

More information: 815-748-8378

People with diabetes, their families and friends are invited to an informal gathering to learn from others' experiences and share their own.

Heartsaver First Aid

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18

Place: KishHealth System, 2727 Sycamore Road

Cost: $40

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

Registration required.

Exploring Chronic Pain: The Mind, Body and Spirit Approach

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Learn how functional medicine helps patients recognize, manage and prevent interconnected dysfunctional patterns. Registration required.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Sept. 4

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.

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.

Soldier Welcome Home Party

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 7

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

Motorcycle riders with Warriors Watch and the Genoa American Legion Riders will gather at Algus Packaging, 200 N. Peace Road in DeKalb, about 1 p.m. to provide a motorcycle escort to Army Sgt. Andrew McDaniel, ending at an open house at the veterans home. McDaniel is a 2008 graduate of Genoa-Kingston High School who recently returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Sept. 10

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

KIRKLAND

Open Air Market and Car Show

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14

Place: Franklin Township Park

More information: 815-757-0616 or 815-970-7254

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Sept. 4

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

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.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Sept. 29; next, Sept. 8

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. The final tour will be offered Sept. 15.

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.

Garden Story Time: Terrific Trees

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 12

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

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

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to enjoy an autumn-themed story, songs and crafts. Free; registration is recommended.

DeKalb County Changing Attitudes Breaking Barriers Luncheon

Time: 11:45 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Sept. 12

Place: The Regale Center, 124 S. California St.

Cost: $35 each or $250 for a table of eight

More information: 815-968-7467 or www.is.gd/dekalbramp

Learn about RAMP Center for Independent Living and its current efforts. Keynote speaker is Stevie Hopkins of 3E Love, LLC.

Community Health Fairs

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Dates: Sept. 14 and 21

Place: Kiwanis East Park Sept. 14; Founders Park Sept. 21

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

Fireworks and Fun

Time: 4 – 9 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14

Place: Sycamore Park District Sports Complex, 435 S. Airport Road

A community stage, a scrimmage by Sycamore High School alumni soccer players, an inflatable bounce house, performances by the Sycamore High School marching band, Trio and the Black Tie Trio and fireworks at dusk.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Sept. 5

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.

'Break' for Dylan

Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15

Place: Waterman Lions Park

A fundraising picnic for the Carey family of Shabbona. Dylan Carey, 3, has neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer. There will be concessions, but guests are invited to bring a dish to share. There will be rides on the miniature railroad, games, music, and police cars and fire engines on display. Those interested in sponsoring the event can email Craig at valianteaglema@gmail.com.

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