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Town Crier Events for Oct. 9-23

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 10:36 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 10:49 a.m. CST

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Oct. 9

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

Cortland Community Festival & Parade

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13

More information: cortland.org

Parade steps off on West Cortland Center Road at 1 p.m.; festival in Cortland Community Park immediately after the parade. Festival includes food, a 50/50 drawing, a zipline, a clown, crafters and a DJ.

Evening Story and Craft

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Oct. 15

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Infants, toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories and songs. A craft is led right after story time.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Retired teacher Marti Brown will provide free homework help to students in District 428 grades 3-5. Registration required; there is a limit of five students for each session.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Oct. 9

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

More information: feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free. Choose from spaghetti with marinara sauce, meatloaf with mashed potatoes or chicken fajitas with rice and beans, all served with soup or salad.

The Meanwhile

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Tickets: $12

A Chicago-based rock band with DeKalb roots comes home for its EP release party.

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10

Place: Evans Scholars, 901 Greenbrier Road

Panera Story Time

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10

Place: Panera Bread, 2476 Sycamore Road

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

Story time for preschoolers, presented by DeKalb Public Library. After the story, children who registered for the event will receive a cookie and milk from Panera. Limit 16 children; registration required.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

This story time for children up to age 5 and their caregivers includes stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English, so children learn to appreciate a second language. Translations are provided.

Casserole Supper

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 303 S. Seventh St.

Cost: Adults $8, children 7-12 $4, children younger than 7 eat free

Dinners include homemade casseroles, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage.

Alumni Reading and Reception

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10

Place: Cole Hall Anthropology Museum, Northern Illinois University

NIU alum Todd Davis, a noted poet, and Kenneth Womack, an acclaimed author, will give readings and sign copies of their work.

'Catfish'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10

Place: Montgomery Hall auditorium, Northern Illinois University

After the screening of the film, NIU professor Tim Ryan and North Central College professor Dee Anna Phares will lead a discussion of the movie.

'The Three Johns'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10

Place: Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center, 231 N. Annie Glidden Road

The Big Read presents "The Three Johns" by Elia W. Peattie, performed by Michele LaRue. "The Three Johns" is the story of a spirited widow and her three neighbors, all named John, as they settle the Nebraska Territory.

'Rope'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Oct. 20

Dates: Oct. 10 – 12 and 17 – 20

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

Tickets: Adults $12, children $9

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

In this suspenseful play, two students try to get away with the perfect murder.

Nosh Bake Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 11

Place: Kishwaukee Community Hospital Roberts Conference Center

This fundraiser benefits cardiopulmonary patients at the hospital.

'The West'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

Every Friday in October, the library will present another installment of Ken Burns' documentary "The West." Free copies of "True Grit" will be distributed at this event.

Freakalb: Milwaukee Invasion

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 11

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

Five bands present a show of eclectic, energetic music.

Breast-feeding Class and Maternity Suites Tour

Time: Class from 9 a.m. – noon; tour from 1 – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple for breast-feeding class

More information: 815-748-8962 or kishhealthprograms.org

Learn the benefits of breast-feeding, getting started, preventing common problems and how to pump and store breast milk. Registration required for both the class and the tour; register together or separately. No charge for the tour.

Art and Craft Fest

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12

Place: DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive

More information: 815-756-8461 or jlauner@oakcrestdekalb.org

Proceeds from this arts and crafts fair support the Oak Crest Good Samaritan Fund.

'Wild, Wild West'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

Free screening of "Wild, Wild West" (PG-13) with popcorn and light refreshments.

Blacksmithing for Kids

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13

Place: Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

More information: gliddenhomestead.org

Children can try their hand at blacksmithing in the Glidden Homestead's Phineas Vaughn blacksmith shop. There will also be games, activities, and blacksmithing demonstrations. At 1 p.m., homestead head blacksmith Lucio Bortolin will give a 15-minute presentation, "What is a blacksmith?" targeted at children. Tours of the home of Joseph F. Glidden, who invented The Winner style of barbed wire there in 1874, will also be given.

Community Yoga

Time: 3 – 4:15 p.m.

Date: Second Sunday of each month; next, Oct. 13

Place: Creative Therapeutics, 400 E. Hillcrest Drive

This is a free yoga class open to the community. No registration required. All ages and abilities welcome. Wear loose-fitting clothing; mats will be provided.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Oct. 14

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Salad Bar Luncheon

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 14

Place: St. Mary's Ministry Center, Pine and North Fourth streets

Tickets: $10

Homemade meatballs, ham, dinner rolls and an assortment of homemade salds and desserts. Tickets are available at the door. Proceeds support local and national nonprofit organizations through the Catholic Daughters of America Court 996.

Graduate and Professional School Fair

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15

Place: Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University

More information: gpsrecruit.niu.edu

A casual, informational event for NIU students or members of the public considering graduate school.

Infant Safety and CPR

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple

More information: 815-748-8962 or kishhealthprograms.org

Learn about childproofing, poison prevention, SIDS, CPR and choking rescue for infants younger than 1. Registration required.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

Lesson begins at 7 p.m., then social dancing. No partner required; leather-soled shoes recommended.

'Understanding Our Asymmetric Universe'

Time: 7:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 15

Place: Founders Memorial Library, lower level staff lounge

Speaker Dr. David Hedin is a Board of Trustees Professor in physics at NIU and is involved in experimental particle physics.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Place: Grant North Complex, 1250 N. Grant Drive

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Oct. 16

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. Oct. 16 menu is chili con carne with salad, fruit, cornbread and dessert.

'Is a Spinal Cord Stimulator Right for Your Pain?'

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-748-8962 or kishhealthprograms.org

Learn about the chronic pain conditions that could benefit from a spinal cord stimulator. Registration is required for this free program.

A Morning with Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

Place: NIU Convocation Center

Cost: $25

More information: 815-753-7225 or aschmidt1@niu.edu

A breakfast event headlined by six-time Olympic medalist and track-and-field legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Proceeds benefit the NIU Women's Track and Field and Cross Country programs.

'The Importance of Educating Girls for Women's Health'

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

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

Registered nurse Liz Mach, who has worked as a missionary in Sudan and Tanzania for more than 35 years, will speak on her experience with women's health issues in Africa and on the importance of educating African girls to address issues with preventative care. The talk is free; donation to Tanzania Development Support's building project in Tanzania are appreciated.

DeKalb Christian Women's Connection

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

Place: DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest conference room, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive

Cost: $11

More information: 815-762-5513

Special feature is Neil Shofner, who will present Indian artifacts and handmade flutes. The speaker is Jim Solari, who will present "Lean not on your own understanding." Call to RSVP.

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Buffet

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 18

Place: Knights of Columbus, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $10, children $6, plus tax

More information: 815-758-4141

Buffet includes cod, walleye, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked potato, french fries, coleslaw and salad bar. Dine-in only.

Safe Sitter

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $40

More information: 815-748-8962 or kishhealthprograms.org

This babysitting program teaches youth ages 11 to 13 how to provide a safe, nurturing environment to children in their care. Registration required.

Transition Fair

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: DeKalb County Community Outreach Building, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road, Suite C

Service providers will have information for families about services for special needs youth 14 and older and special needs adults preparing to transition from school to adult services. The keynote speaker is Tony Records, court monitor for the Ligas Decree, who will answer questions about adult services for people with disabilities in the state of Illinois.

Sycamore-DeKalb Alumnae Panhellenic

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: 1 Hampton Court

Cost: $12

More information: 815-758-1970 or 815-784-2049

Fall luncheon and scholarship award. For women who belonged to a national sorority at any college. RSVP by Oct. 16.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' Auditions

Time: 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 6 – 9 p.m. Monday

Dates: Oct. 19 – 21

Place: First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St.

Stage Coach Players will present this musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Egyptian Theatre March 13-16. Rehearsals will begin in January.

Girls Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 21

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

More information: 815-748-8962 or kishprograms.org

A program for girls ages 9 to 12 and an adult female relative. The natural physical and emotional changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming; knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety. Registration required.

Blood Drive

Time: 1 – 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22

Place: Holmes Student Center

Job Fair

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23

Place: NIU Convocation Center

Cost: NIU students free; NIU alumni $5; all others $10

More information: myers@niu.edu or niu.edu/careerservices/career_fairs/index.shtml

Professional dress recommended. A shuttle bus will be provided during fair hours between the Convocation Center and the Holmes Student Center.

Healing with Humor

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: 815-748-2958 or kishprograms.org

Humor releases endorphins, reduces pain, reduces the need for medication, shortens healing time and stimulates the immune system. Learn about the medical benefits of laughing in this free program. Registration required.

Cleopatra

Time: 1:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23

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

Tickets: $50

More information: 815-756-3292 or 815-756-9568

Academic entertainer Barbara Rinella will present in character as Cleopatra, based on the book "Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff. The event begins with a reception in the theater lobby, and the presentation begins at 2 p.m. Proceeds support the DeKalb Public Library's expansion fund.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Oct. 9

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 North State Road

More information: 815-784-2522

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Oct. 15

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

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, Oct. 18

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

Cost: $5

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

Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter, 16173 Base Line Road

More information: 877-475-7729

The clinic will offer low-cost vaccines for rabies, distemper, Bordetella, Lyme, Leptospirosis, FVRCP, FeLV, testing for heartworm and FeLV/FIV, fecal testing and microchipping. No residency or income restrictions apply. Low-cost heartworm prevention and flea-tick medication also available. Reservations required.

Pancake Supper and Bake Sale

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State Road

Cost: Adults $7, seniors $6, children 4-12 $4, children 3 and younger eat free

Proceeds from this all-you-can-eat event support the Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event in November.

All-You-Can-Eat VFW Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Sunday of each month; next, Oct. 20

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

Cost: $9

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 21

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School, 980 Park Ave.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Times: 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October; next, Oct. 9

Place: Hinckley Public Library, 100 N. Maple St.

More information: 815-286-3220 or hinckley.lib.il.us

Story time for children ages 2 to 5. Register at the library.

Royal Warrior Run

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12

Place: Pioneer Park

Cost: $25

More information: 815-739-1336 or parksandrec@hinckleyil.com

The half-mile course will include obstacles such as hay bales, tire steps, objects to climb over or under, a pumpkin patch and a mud pit. Younger children do one lap while older children do two laps. Open to all children in grades 3 through 8; Hinckley residency is not required. Print a registration form from www.hinckleyil.com.

KINGSTON

Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12

Place: Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St.

Cost: $7; children younger than 4, $3

Those who bring a nonperishable food item for the Genoa Food Pantry will receive a $1 discount. Breakfast includes eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage patties, toast, fruit cups, English muffins, juice, milk and coffee.

Trivia Night Fundraiser

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

Place: Five Points Pub

Cost: $5 per person

Compete alone or as a team in this fundraiser for the Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation. Prizes are gift certificates, ranging from $10 to $50.

KIRKLAND

Rummage Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday; 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday

Dates: Oct. 18 and 19

Place: Kirkland United Methodist Church, corner of Third and South streets

No furniture, electronics or TVs will be accepted. $2 bags on Saturday.

SYCAMORE

Story Time

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays through April; next, Oct. 9

Place: Sycamore Public Library

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

For independent children 3 to 6 years old. Caregivers must remain in the library, but need not remain in the room with the children.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Oct. 9

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

Sycamore Film Festival

Time: 4 p.m. – midnight

Date: Friday, Oct. 11

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

Tickets: $25

More information: www.sycamorefilmfestival.com

Public screenings of the six films are from 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A question-and-answer session with filmmakers will be held after each screening. A concert by Buffalo Jump will be held at the Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., from 9 p.m. until midnight. Tickets include all films, the Q-and-A, popcorn and the concert.

Whole Hog Sausage Pancake Breakfast

Time: 6:30 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12

Place: Mayfield Congregational Church, 28405 Church Road

Cost: Adults $7.50, children 4-10 $3.50, children 3 and younger eat free

The breakfast will include door prizes from local merchants, a sale of whole-hog sausage to take home, a country store selling baked and preserved goods and an attic treasures sale.

Snake Feeding

Time: 1 – 1:15 p.m.

Date: Sundays through Oct. 20; next, Oct. 13

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

Cost: Free with museum admission

More information: mmnh.org

Learn about the museum's resident live snakes while watching staff feed them.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays through April; next, Oct. 15

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500

Music and stories for children aged 18 months to 3 years old.

Reiki Sharing Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Third Tuesday of each month; next, Oct. 15

Place: Wise Owl Wellness Center, 1101 DeKalb Ave., Suite 4

Cost: $10

More information: 815-901-4815 or wiseowlwellness47@gmail.com

'The Importance of Educating Girls for Women's Health'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Place: St. Mary's Church, 322 Waterman St.

Registered nurse Liz Mach, who has worked as a missionary in Sudan and Tanzania for more than 35 years, will speak on her experience with women's health issues in Africa and on the importance of educating African girls to address issues with preventative care. The talk is free; donation to Tanzania Development Support's building project in Tanzania are appreciated.

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

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

Learn about volunteer opportunities at the hospital hospitality house.

Influential Communication Program

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

Place: Regale Center

Cost: $15

More information: 815-895-3456

The Kishwaukee Women's Network presents speaker Laurie Guest at its monthly luncheon. Guest will speak about how to build communication skills to produce positive results. Reservations required.

Gospel and Bluegrass Concert

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, Oct. 19

Place: Sycamore Baptist Church, 302 Somonauk St.

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, Oct. 19

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.

CROP Hunger Walk

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 20

Place: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 208 Somonauk Road

More information: walkcoordinators@yahoo.com or crophungerwalk.org/dekalbil

Ingredients for Healthy Living: Soups and Stocks

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $10

More information: 815-748-8962 or kishprograms.org

Learn to make a mineral broth and several methods to thicken soup. Recipes and tastings provided. Registration required.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Oct. 10

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, Oct. 26

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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