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Town Crier Events for Oct. 30-Nov. 13

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 12:35 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Oct. 30

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. 30

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, Nov. 5

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Turkey Trot

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9

Place: Cortland Lions Den, Cortland Community Park

Cost: $30

More information: http://register.itsracetime.com/search/event.aspx?id=16272

A flat, 5k course through Cortland's neighborhoods.

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Stories, songs and a craft for infants, toddlers and caregivers.

Blood Drive

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: University Plaza, 900 Crane Drive

Bethany Health Care & Rehab Boo Bash

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: Bethany Health Care & Rehab, 3298 Resource Parkway

Children are invited to trick-or-treat in the retirement home and enter a raffle to win a bike.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250

DeKalb School Dist. 428 students in grades 3-5 can receive one-on-one homework help from a retired teacher. Limit of five students for each session; registration required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Oct. 30

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 Halloween Concert

Time: 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents two free concerts with a Halloween theme appropriate for all ages. Music includes classical favorites like "Mars" from Holst's "The Planets" and contemporary pieces from "Phantom of the Opera," "Harry Potter" and "Pirates of the Caribbean." Children can trick-or-treat inside the building from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Oct. 30

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. 30 menu is baked ham with pineapple sauce, sweet potatoes, herbed green beans, fruit and a roll.

Director's Cut 'True Grit' Book Discussion

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Library director Dee Coover will lead a discussion on the library's Big Read book, "True Grit."

Panera Story Time

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31

Place: Panera Bread, 2476 Sycamore Road

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

The DeKalb Library presents stories for preschool-age children. After the story, children receive a cookie and milk from Panera. Limit 16, registration required.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Story time for children up to age 5. Stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English so children learn to appreciate two languages. Translations provided.

Blood Drive

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31

Place: Holmes Student Center

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31

Place: Swen Parson Hall, Northern Illinois University

Amenti Haunted House

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

Dates: Oct. 31 – Nov. 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.

'Children of the Corn'

Time: 10 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

Place: Diversions Lounge, Holmes Student Center

Tickets: $5

Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance seniors present their annual Halloween-themed sketch comedy show. Concessions will be available for purchase. There will be a raffle to throw a pie in the face of one performer, and an audience costume contest each night. Tickets available at the door only.

Nooks and Crannies Tour

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Enter through the Oak Street entrance and meet by the fireplace for an in-depth after-hours tour of the historic building.

'Alice in Wonderland'

Time: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Nov. 1 – 3

Place: DeKalb High School

Tickets: Adults $10, seniors and children $5, DeKalb High School students free

The DeKalb High School Theatre Department presents the Lewis Carroll classic "Alice in Wonderland."

Wellness Workshop

Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 2 and 9

Place: Sports & Rec Center, 1765 S. Fourth St.

Cost: $40 for DeKalb Park District residents, $50 for nonresidents. $10 discount for those who register for both workshops together.

More information: 815-756-8560

This two-part workshop provides tools to live a healthier life inside and out. Learn to manage stress and improve health in a fun, interactive format.

Toys for Tots Kickoff Event

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road

The first collection of toys for Toys for Tots. Donating $10 or a new, unwrapped toy worth $10 or more buys a hot dog lunch with Santa. There will also be a meet-and-greet and photo opportunities with local Marines and the Barb Wire Betties roller derby team.

Saturday Cinema: 'Pitch Perfect'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A free screening of this PG-13 movie.

Star Party

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: Afton Forest Preserve, 13600 Crego Road

Northwest Suburban Astronomers and the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District will present a public star party. The public is invited to look through NSA member telescopes and learn about the night sky. Dress for a cold evening and bring a flashlight covered with red plastic or cellophane. In inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

Bus Trip: Chicago History Museum

Time: Bus departs at 10:30 a.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 3

Place: Bus departs from and returns to the Northern Illinois University School of Art parking lot

Cost: Adults $35, students and seniors $30, NIU Art Museum members $25

More information: 815-753-1936, hgreen2@niu.edu or niu.edu/artmuseum

A bus trip to the Chicago History Museum to see the exhibits "50 Years of Ebony Fashion Flair: Inspiring Beauty" and "Vivian Maier's Chicago." Bus returns about 6:45 p.m. Registration and payment due by Oct. 31.

Barbed Wire Sites Bus Tour and Homestead Patent Day

Times: Bus tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; homestead open noon to 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 3

Place: Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Tour cost $12 members, $15 nonmembers; homestead admission $4 adults, free for members and children younger than 14

The guided, two-hour bus tour features local sites significant to the life of Joseph Glidden. Tickets include museum admission. The homestead and barn will also be open for tours, and the blacksmith shop will be working.

Mini Bazaar

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 5

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

A sale of handmade items crafted by residents and volunteers will be for sale at this miniature craft show.

Blood Drive

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 6

Place: Chick Evans Field House, Northern Illinois University

Needle Workers Bazaar

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7

Place: DeKalb Senior Center, 330 Grove St.

Needle workers at the senior center will sell handcrafted items and baked goods in a fundraiser.

'Annie'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays

Dates: Nov. 7 – 10 and 14 – 17

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

Tickets: Adults $15, children 11 and younger $12

More information: 815-758-1940

Stage Coach Players presents a production of the Broadway musical about the spunky Depression-era orphan and the millionaire who adopts her.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 8

Place: DeKalb Area Women's Center, 1021 State St.

Opening of the "Experiences in India" art show.

BGC Foundation Dodgeball Tournament

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9

Place: DeKalb High School fieldhouse

More information: 815-757-3488 or bgcdodgeball.com

One-Stop Shop

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9

Place: Huntley Middle School

Cost: $2 admission, includes one raffle ticket

More information: 815-517-1380 or andrea.ball@dist428.org

One-of-a-kind art, pottery, hand-sewn bags, home decor, kitchenware, jewelry, crafts, Avon, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Tupperware and more. There will be face painting for children, and some vendors will take custom orders for holiday gifts.

November Splendor

Dates: Nov. 9 and 10

Place: Duke Ellington Ballroom, Holmes Student Center, corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road

Cost: $28 – $110 depending on package; $30 single dance at the door

More information: justmakeithappen-dekalb.com

Two ballroom dances, from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, both with live bands. Dining and dance packages available. Go online for package information and to register.

DeKalb Area Artists Sale

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 10

Place: The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Gutter Gains for the Gracie Center

Time: Noon – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 10

Place: Mardi Gras Lanes, 1730 Sycamore Road

Tickets: $20 each

More information: 815-762-3023 or thegraciecenter.org

Tickets include two hours of bowling, pizza and pop for your lane, and entry into a raffle and 50/50 drawing.

Free Clothing Distribution

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 10

Place: St. Mary Ministry Center, 320 Fisk Ave.

All who need clothing are welcome.

Community Yoga

Time: 3 – 4:15 p.m.

Date: Second Sunday of each month; next, Nov. 10

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.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 11

Place: Holmes Student Center

World Diabetes Day Health Fair

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-748-8334 or www.kishprograms.org

Registration preferred.

AARP Driver Safety Course

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dates: Nov. 13 – 14

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $12 AARP members, $14 nonmembers

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

Two-session class for people 50 and older. No driving test. Participants receive a certificate of completion for auto insurance discount. Registration required.

Blood Drive

Time: 2:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13

Place: Clinton Rosette Middle School, 650 N. First St.

Is Spine Surgery Right for You?

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Learn about common spine procedures, when they are appropriate, success rates, and relative level of activity after the surgery. Complimentary dinner served at 6 p.m. Q-and-A after the presentation. Registration required.

ESMOND

Fall Bazaar

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: Esmond United Methodist Church

Baked goods, crafts, and home-based vendors from companies like Pampered Chef, Scentsy and Thirty-One. The kitchen will serve coffee, coffee cake and cinnamon rolls; chili and chicken noodle soup will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will also be a silent auction.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Oct. 30

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: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: First Saturday of each month; next, Nov. 2

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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Nov. 5

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

Candlelight Open House

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7

Place: Downtown Genoa

Downtown shops will be open late with open house specials to start the holiday shopping season.

Wonderful World of Christmas Craft Show

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 10

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Cost: Adults $1, students 50 cents

More than 135 vendors, plus bake sales, food booths and more than 300 grab bag gifts. Santa will hear wishes from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

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

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in October; next, Oct. 30

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: Oct. 30 and 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

Turkey Supper

Time: Servings at 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St.

Cost: Adults $9, children $4

Complete dinner, including dessert. Carry-outs and gift certificates are available.

IASC Snowmobile Safety Class

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9

Place: 2040 Johnson Court

More information: 815-530-3701

A free class that fulfills the legal requirement for snowmobile riders 12-16 years of age and adults without a valid Illinois drivers license. Children ages 10 and 11 may attend, but will not be certified. Breakfast and lunch are provided at this free class. Registration required.

MALTA

College Night

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 6

Place: Kishwaukee College

Financial aid presentation at 6 p.m. Representatives from Kishwaukee and other colleges and universities available to talk with prospective students from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

SYCAMORE

Story Time

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays through April; next, Oct. 30

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. 30

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

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."

'Little Shop of Horrors'

Time: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Date: Nov. 1 – 3

Place: Sycamore High School

Tickets: $6

More information: syc427.org or 815-899-8160 ext. 2173

Cooking for Kids Sake

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2

Place: St. Mary Memorial Hall

Cost: Adults $25, children 10 and younger $10

A competition among child chefs. Age groups are middle school, high school and family. Visitors can sample all of the foods and vote for the best. The event will also include a magician and family-friendly band.

Fellowship Baptist Anniversary Celebration

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 3

Place: 2425 Bethany Road

More information: 815-517-1569 or www.fbcofdekalb.com

Fellowship Baptist Church celebrates its fifth anniversary with a special service. After the service there will be a meal and children's activities, including a bounce house.

The Underground Railroad in DeKalb County

Time: 11:15 a.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 3

Place: The Federated Church, 612 W. State St.

Nancy Beasley, author of "The History of the Underground Railroad in DeKalb County," will give a presentation on the book and her research for it.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays through April; next, Nov. 5

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500

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

'50 Years of AYSO Soccer'

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

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

Brown bag lunch presentation on the past, present and future of youth soccer in Sycamore.

'Share the Vision'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7

Place: Sycamore High School auditorium

Sycamore School District 427 invites to community to learn about the district's goals. Presentations include district vision, finances, facilities, curriculum, Professional Learning Community, student services and community service opportunities for students. Refreshments and an informal Q-and-A will be held in the cafeteria after the program.

Shark Dissection Workshop

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 7

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

Cost: $15 members, $18 nonmembers, $5 observing adults

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

Each participant receives their own dogfish shark to dissect. Space is limited; registration required. For ages 8 and older; children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9

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

Learn about volunteer opportunities at the hospital hospitality house.

Fall Wine Event

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9

Place: Blumen Gardens, 425 Edwards St.

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

More information: 815-899-1231

Learn about more than 100 wines. Event includes a free Riedel wine glass and appetizers.

'1863'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 9

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

Cost: Adults $10, students $5

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

Actors portraying Grant, Lee, Custer and company will look at life 150 years ago. Events featured in "1863" include the Emancipation Proclamation, the Battle of Vicksburg, Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address. The program will also provide a well-researched debate from the perspectives of the leaders from both the North and South.

Conflict Management

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 11

Place: KishHealth System Behavioral Health Services

More information: 815-748-8334 or www.kishprograms.org

Understand your own personal style of processing and reacting to conflict. Registration required.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Oct. 31

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.

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