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Town Crier Events for Oct. 16-30

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 2:14 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 2:22 p.m. CDT

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Oct. 16

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

Crochet Class

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Evening Story and Craft

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Oct. 22

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. 16

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Place: Grant North Complex, 1250 N. Grant Drive

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16

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. 16

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.

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.

Pioneer Canning Demonstration

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568, ext. 250

Learn how pioneers canned their fruit and vegetables. Includes samples for tasting.

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.

Panera Story Time

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

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.

Job Fair

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

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

At least 12 employers with a variety of job openings are scheduled to attend.

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

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

Story time for children up to age 5 and their caregivers.

'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.

'Almost, Maine'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Oct. 17 – 20 and 24 – 26

Place: Huntley Middle School auditorium

Tickets: Adults $16, seniors $13, students $8

More information: 815-753-1600 or niu.edu/theatre

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents this series of short vignettes exploring the magic and tribulations of love.

'Rope'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Oct. 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.

'The West'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 18

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.

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.

Amenti Haunted House

Times: 7 – 11:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, 7 – 10 p.m. Sundays

Dates: Oct. 18 – 20, 25 – 27, and 31, Nov. 1 – 2

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $13 general admission, $20 priority pass, which jumps to the front of the line

Not recommended for children younger than 13.

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.

Big Read to a Huskie

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: DeKalb Public Library

'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.

'An American Tail: Feivel Goes West'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Free screening of this PG animated movie.

Non-Silent Auction

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: Diversions Lounge, Holmes Student Center

Live music and refreshments during this silent auction of unique items donated by members of the university and the community. Free babysitting provided. Proceeds support student activities in the NIU School of Theatre and Dance.

Aoife O'Donovan with Kristin Andreassen

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door

Kishwaukee Concert Band

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 20

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building

More information: 815-899-4867 or kishconcertband.org

The concert band presents its free fall concert.

'The Three Musketeers' Auditions

Time: 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Monday

Dates: Oct. 20 and 21

Place: First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St.

CCT will present this play Jan. 12-13 and 19-20. Available roles are for adults and teens in high school or older.

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.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Oct. 21

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-787-9547

Blood Drive

Time: 1 – 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22

Place: Holmes Student Center

Halfway to Earth Day Glacier Party

Time: 4 – 5 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: niu.edu/greenlens

The NIU Green Lens Environmental Film Festival hosts a hands-on science party exploring glaciers and rising sea levels. Children can build their own mini glacier and get a free snow cone.

'Chasing Ice'

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 22

Place: Montgomery Hall, Northern Illinois University

More information: niu.edu/greenlens

Free screening of this award-winning documentary about Earth's changing climate. After the movie, Ross Powell of the NIU geology and environmental geosciences department will lead a discussion and share his own research.

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24

Place: Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road

Superintendents Summit

Time: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. discussion

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24

Place: Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center

The NIU College of Education hosts a panel of superintendents of public school districts in DeKalb, Sycamore, Rockford and Wheaton. The public is invited to meet these administrators, ask questions and learn about public schools today.

YMCA Halloween Party

Time: 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 25

Place: NIU Convocation Center

Tickets: $2

Bounce house, haunted house, games, magic, crafts and more. Tickets are limited and are available at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA's main branch and Barb City locations.

Boot Camp for New Dads

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15

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

This program for fathers-to-be is taught by veteran dads who bring their babies to class. Learn about infant basics, becoming a dad, forming a new family and caring for new moms. Registration required.

Prescription Drug Take-Back

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Place: DeKalb Police Department, 700 W. Lincoln Highway

People can drop off leftover prescription drugs for safe disposal.

Lexi's Corner Halloween Open House

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

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

Children are invited for games, Halloween art projects and candy.

Downtown Spooktacular

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Place: Downtown DeKalb

Children can trick-or-treat at participating businesses.

The Blacksmith Trade

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 27

Place: Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

Free blacksmith demonstrations and tours of the home of Joseph F. Glidden, who invented The Winner style of barbed wire there in 1874. At 1 p.m., the homestead's head blacksmith, Lucio Bortolin, will give a presentation titled, "The Blacksmith Trade Yesterday and Today."

Chill Out: A Children's Guide to Relaxation

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 28

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Parents and children ages 9 to 11 are invited to this interactive workshop led by a clinical psychologist and a professional counselor to learn fun ways to unwind, relax and rest. This event is free; registration is required.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 29

Place: Neptune Hall, 800 Lucinda Ave.

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness With or Without Diabetes

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 29

Place: Kish Health Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $5

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

Learn how to be not just symptom-free, but truly fulfilled. Neither fluffy self-help nor an updated understanding of positive thinking, this is a scientific approach to well-being. Registration required.

Blood Drive

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: University Plaza, 900 Crane Drive

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Oct. 16

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, 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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Oct. 22

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

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, Oct. 27

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

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

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October; next, Oct. 16

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.

Sci-Fi Movie Marathon

Time: 6 p.m.

Dates: Daily Oct. 28 – 31

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

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

Free screenings of 1950s sci-fi movies, with free popcorn. For middle school students through adults. Registration required.

KINGSTON

Rummage Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: Oct. 17 – 19

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

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.

MAPLE PARK

Crazy Quail's Pulling for Special Olympics

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Place: 5N299 County Line Road

Cost: $40

More information: 630-365-2943, mppdpfo@gmail.com, or www.pullingforspecialolympics.com

Participants in groups of 10 will shoot at 120 clays per minute. Includes 50 shells; additional rounds available for $20 per 25 rounds.

SHABBONA

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 28

Place: Indian Creek High School, 506 Shabbona Road

SYCAMORE

Story Time

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays through April; next, Oct. 16

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. 16

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

'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.

Community Spelling Bee

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

Place: St. Mary's Parish Activity Center, 322 Waterman St.

More information: 815-756-3000 or khagen@kishhealth.org

Registration and refreshments at 6 p.m., and practice round at 6:30 p.m.

'Desperadoes: Notorious Outlaws of Early Illinois'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 17

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500, ext. 27

Before the 20th century, Illinois was a dangerous place fraught with crime. Learn about early law enforcement, vigilantes, lynching and more through dozens of images.

Jumpin' Out Friday

Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 18

Place: Cornerstone Christian Academy, 355 N. Cross St.

Cost: $15 per child, discounts for families with three or more children

More information: 815-895-8522 or jladas@cornerstonechristianacademy.com

Five supervised bounce houses and inflatable obstacle courses will be in the gym for children ages 3-12 to enjoy. Parents may stay at no additional cost or can sign their children in and out. Cost includes a slice of pizza and a juice box; more concessions available for purchase. Jumpers must wear socks and comfortable clothes, no denim. Proceeds benefit the school's sports boosters.

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.

Fall Festival

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

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

Cost: $5 per family

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

Enjoy the best of fall: homemade apple cider, fall crafts, and tours of the museum's "PLAY" exhibit.

Husky Rescue Benefit

Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19

Place: Eggsclusive Cafe, 265 W. Peace Road

Tickets: $40

More information: 815-508-8007

Live music from Carly Wagner and Ingrid Graudins with Robert Berry. Ticket price includes door prizes, food, beer and wine. There will also be a silent auction, and MC Maureen Muldoon, a life coach and storyteller. Proceeds benefit Raven's Husky Rescue in Sycamore. Tickets are available in advance at www.ravenshuskyhavenandrescue.org.

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

Snake Feeding

Time: 1 – 1:15 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 20

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. 22

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500

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

Pumpkin Festival Kick-Off

Time: 4 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Children can drop off decorated pumpkins on the courthouse lawn from 4 to 9 p.m. for the Lions Club contest. Trick-or-treating at downtown business from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The cutting of the giant cake will take place on the courthouse lawn at 5 p.m.

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.

Pumpkin Celebration

Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade can enjoy games, pumpkin story time, and treats.

Pumpkin Festival Carnival

Time: 2 – 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Oct. 25 – 27

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Pumpkin Festival Craft Show

Time: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday

Dates: Oct. 25 and 26

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Autumn Craft & Treasures Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Oct. 26 and 27

Place: Sycamore High School field house

Cost: Adults $2, seniors and K-12 students $1

Pumpkin Festival

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

• 10 a.m. Giant pumpkin weigh-in at the courthouse lawn

• 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Historic Homes Tour. Tickets are $20 for ages 12 and older and are available at the Sycamore History Museum and Sweet Earth Gifts.

• 1 – 5 p.m. Zombie Mini-Golf fundraiser for the Sycamore Public Library, held at the library. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family. Not recommended for those who are easily frightened.

• 2 p.m. Jesse White Tumblers perform in the 100 block of Somonauk Street, followed by Istvan and His Imaginary Band

• 4 p.m. Pie-eating contest on the courthouse lawn

• 6 – 8 p.m. Creepy Crawly Halloween Party at the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St. Nonmembers $8, members, $6. Trick-or-treat through the decorated museum. Meet tarantula breeders, have your photo taken with the museum's live creepy-crawly critters, check out the grossology lab, and enjoy games, candy and prizes.

• 6 p.m. Scary Stories in the Cemetery at Elmwood Cemetery. Stories are very scary; not for children. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 27

• 9:35 a.m. Pumpkin Run begins at the National Guard Armory

• 1 p.m. Parade steps off

More information: www.sycamorepumpkinfestival.com

Hunter Education Class

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. weeknights, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday

Dates: Oct. 28 and 31, Nov. 3

Place: Sycamore Sportsmen and Conservation Club

More information: 815-758-2773

A free class through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources on safe hunting and firearm handling. Students must attend all three classes. This course is required for anyone born in 1980 or later to obtain an Illinois hunting license.

Civil War Embalming: A Demonstration of Period Technique

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 28

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500, ext. 27

Jon Austin will present a 19th-century medical school lecture, using a re-enactor "corpse" as a visual aid. Topics include verifying death, period medicine, the preparation of dead soldiers for shipping and burial, and Lincoln's funeral.

Haunted Evening at the Jane Fargo

Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: Jane Fargo Hotel

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door

More information: 815-762-6948 or mediummark.net

Psychic medium Mark Dorsett and Deb Eineke will lead a haunted tour of the historic hotel. The evening will begin with a buffet-style dinner before the tour. After the tour, guests will be treated to dessert and psychic impressions of the hotel's "permanent guests."

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Oct. 17

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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