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Town Crier Events for Dec. 25-Jan. 8

Published: Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 12:09 p.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Dec. 26

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

Third-Grade and Up Writer's Group

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays; next, Dec. 30

Place: Cortland Community Library

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

Evening Story and Craft

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Jan. 7

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Crochet Class

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 8

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Free Community Dinner

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 25

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

The menu for the holiday meal is ham, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, soup, salad, dessert and treats. There will be holiday music and decorations. Those who are able to pay for their meal via a donation are encouraged to do so, but donations are not required.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Children up to age 5 and their caregivers can learn to appreciate stories, songs, and craft time in a second language. This event is presented in both Spanish and English.

'Penguins of Madagascar'

Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Children are invited to enjoy episodes of "The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Antarctica," with popcorn and warm cocoa.

'Planes'

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A free showing of the Disney film. Rated PG.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, Dec. 29

Place: DeKalb Masonic Lodge 144, East Fairview and South Fourth streets

Cost: Adults $6, children 5 to 12 $4, children 4 and younger free

Pancakes, pork sausage, eggs cooked to order, toast, coffee, orange juice and milk. Biscuits and gravy are available for $4 for a full order or $2 for a half order.

Kyler the Magician

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Dec. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library

All ages are welcome to this free magic show. Stay after and talk to Kyler about how he became a magician.

Bedtime Story Time

Time: 6:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, Dec. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Children can wear their pajamas to this special story time.

Tales for Twos

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Dec. 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A special story time for 2-year-old children. Older and younger children are also welcome to attend.

New Year's Bash

Time: 9 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 31

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

Cost: $1 or a donation of nonperishable food

Live music by Menagerie. Money and food donations raised at the door support Feed'em Soup Community Project.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Jan. 1

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.

Buck-a-Bag Book Sale

Time: During library hours

Dates: Jan. 2 – 5

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Fill a provided grocery sack with books and pay only $1.

'Legend of Kung-Fu Rabbit'

Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 2

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A free screening of this PG movie.

'Eight Below'

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Friday, Jan. 3

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A free screening of this PG movie.

'My Little Pony: Equestria Girls'

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 4

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A free screening of this PG movie.

Zumba Party

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: First Friday of each month; next, Jan. 3

Place: DeKalb Park District Sports and Recreation Center, 1765 S. Fourth St.

Cost: $5

More information: www.dekalbparkdistrict.com

No registration required to try out a class in this Latin-dance-inspired, calorie-burning workout.

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 8

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Infants, toddlers and caregivers engage in stories, songs and a craft.

GENOA

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Dec. 24

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

New Year's Eve Celebration

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 31

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

Cost: $25

Cash bar. Dinner - choice of prime rib or chicken - is served at 7 p.m. Dancing throughout the evening, with a champagne toast at midnight.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Jan. 8

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.

HINCKLEY

LEGOs at the Library

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 27

Place: Hinckley Public Library

KINGSTON

Pork Roast Supper

Time: 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 4

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.

SYCAMORE

Jumping Jolidays

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 27

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

Cost: $15 per child

More information: jladas@cornerstonechristianacademy.com

Kids can release some winter break energy and give parents some peace at this bounce house event. There will be five supervised bounce houses and obstacle courses. Doors open 15 minutes prior to each four-hour session for walk-in registration. For children ages 3 to 12; parents can stay with their child or can sign them in and out. Cost includes one slice of pizza and a juice box. Discounts are available to families with three or more children. Jumpers must wear socks and comfortable clothing; no denim. Register by email.

'Home Alone'

Time: 11 a.m.

Dates: Dec. 27 – 29

Place: Sycamore Theater

A free screening of the Christmas comedy.

Snake Feeding

Time: 1 – 1:15 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Dec. 29

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

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

Learn about snakes as you watch museum staff feed the museum's resident live snakes and reptiles.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon - 4 p.m.

Date: Monday, Dec. 30

Place: DeKalb County Government Center, 110 E. Sycamore St.

Meet Vinnie the Screech Owl

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. Monday, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday

Date: Dec. 30 and Jan. 2

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500 ext. 26

Join Christy Gerbitz and Vinnie the screech owl from Oaken Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to learn new things about birds of prey and wildlife rescue.

Free Youth Basketball Clinic

Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 4

Place: Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road

More information: 815-756-9577 or www.kishymca.org

Emphasis is on the value of team sports, fair play, teamwork, sportsmanship, having fun and basketball fundamentals. First- and second-graders play from 9 to 10 a.m., third- and fourth-graders from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., and fifth- and sixth-graders from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest

Time: 10 a.m. - noon

Date: Saturday, Jan. 4

Place: Sycamore High School auxiliary gym

More information: 815-895-3202 or 815-895-4066

A free competition for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The winners of the local contest will advance to district competition.

Free Youth Hockey Clinic

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 4

Place: Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road

More information: 815-756-9577 or www.kishymca.org

Emphasis is on the value of team sports, fair play, teamwork, sportsmanship, having fun and hockey fundamentals. First- through fifth-graders play from 1 to 2 p.m., sixth- through ninth-graders from 2 to 3 p.m.

Reiki Class

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 5

Place: Wise Owl Wellness, 1101 DeKalb Ave., Site 4

Cost: $125

More information: 815-739-4329 or abcliving@gmail.com

Registration required.

Free Youth Soccer Clinic

Time: Noon – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 5

Place: Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road

More information: 815-756-9577 or www.kishymca.org

Emphasis is on the value of team sports, fair play, teamwork, sportsmanship, having fun and soccer fundamentals. First- and second-graders play from noon to 1 p.m., third- and fourth-graders from 1 to 2 p.m., and fifth- through eighth-graders from 2 to 3 p.m.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Dates: Tuesday in January; next, Jan. 7

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Stories and music for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old.

LEGO Sunday

Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 5

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Just bring your imagination; LEGOs are provided. There are also Mega Bloks, for little builders.

Story Time

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays through April; next, Jan. 8

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, Jan. 8

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

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Dec. 26

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.

Holiday Lights Train

Time: 5 – 9 p.m. Friday, 4:30 – 9 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 – 8 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Dec. 27 – 29

Place: Lions Community Park

More information: 815-264-7753 or www.petestrain.com

Free rides on a miniature train through lighted holiday displays using more than 250,000 lights. The ride includes hot chocolate and popcorn.

Electronics Recycling Collection

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of even-numbered months; next, Dec. 28

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.

'Despicable Me 2'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Monday, Dec. 30

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Free screening of this PG movie.

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, Jan. 8

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Stories for children 3 to 5.

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