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Town Crier Events for Jan. 22-Feb. 5

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 7:54 a.m. CDT

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  CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Jan. 22

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, Jan. 22

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Third-Grade and Up Writer's Group

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays; next, Jan. 27

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. 28

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, Jan. 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Infants, toddlers and caregivers are invited to a morning of stories, songs and a craft.

Diversity and Equity Centers' Service in Action

Time: Noon – 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Place: Holmes Student Center Glass Gallery

Learn about the different diversity and equity centers on the Northern Illinois University campus.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Place: Holmes Student Center

'The Aesthetics of John Dewey as a Basis for Arts-Based Research'

Time: 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

A lecture and show-and-tell by Richard Siegesmund of the NIU School of Art.

School and Community Garden Training

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22

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

More information: 815-732-2191 for more information, 815-793-0950 to RSVP

Learn about gardening, incorporating the garden into classroom activities, and how gardeners can coordinate with DeKalb County Community Gardens to help feed the hungry in our community. Soup and bread will be provided.

Muslim Journeys Book Discussion: 'A Quiet Revolution'

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A scholar-led reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for informed conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslim peoples. Orayb Najjar, journalism professor at Northern Illinois University, will lead the discussion of "A Quiet Revolution" by Leila Ahmed. Copies of the book are available at the library. This discussion is for mature teens and adults.

Graduate Trombone Recital

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Place: Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Jan. 22

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23

Place: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St.

More information: 815-758-0691 or www.heartlandbc.org

'Edible'

Time: 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

Artist slide talk by Karen Brown of the NIU School of Art.

'The March on Washington Celebrating 50 Years'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23

Place: NIU Center for Black Studies

Meet the winners of high school and middle school art contests to describe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight for equality. Then view and discuss the film "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom."

Excel I

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Introductory Microsoft Excel teaches you the basic skills in creating workbooks, using basic formulas and other functions. Sign up by phone, online or at the reference desk.

Unlimited Potato Bar and Rummage Sale

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Jan. 24 and 25

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

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

A potato bar, featuring baked potatoes, mashed potatoes and dozens of "fixings" like cheese, chives, chili and more. A rummage sale will be held at the same time. Proceeds benefit Feed'em Soup.

'Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 24

Place: NIU Anthropology Museum, Cole Hall, Northern Illinois University

An opening reception for the "Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake" interactive exhibit that takes visitors inside the living conditions of the more than 200,000 people still living in tent cities in Haiti. Refreshments at 6 p.m.; speakers at 7 p.m.

Graduate Percussion Recital

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 24

Place: Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

Book Sale

Time: Library hours

Dates: Jan. 25 – 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library lower level

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

Free Community Brunch

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25

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

More information: 815-756-7089

A community brunch to include egg casserole and French toast bake. The meal is pay-what-you-can; those unable to pay can eat for free. TransVAC will offer transportation to the brunch from the following pickup points: Colonial House, Hope Haven (both Dresser Court and Rushmoore), University Village, Gideon Court and Golden Years Plaza.

Graduate Piano Recital

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25

Place: Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, Jan. 26

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.

Due East and NIU Percussion Ensemble

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Jan. 27

Place: NIU Music Building

More information: www.niu.edu/music

Tales for Twos

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Jan. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Jan. 29

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. Jan. 29 menu is meatloaf with mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit and a dinner roll.

'Prostate Cancer: Navigating Your Options'

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center

More information: 815-748-2958

Learn the latest treatment options and their pros and cons. Box lunch provided. Registration required.

'Re-Examining the New Art Examiner'

Time: 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

An informal talk by Barbara Jaffee of the NIU School of Art.

Ryan Muncy Faculty Saxophone Recital

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 30

Place: Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

More information: www.niu.edu/music

Word I

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Introductory Microsoft Word teaches the basic skills in creating, editing, and printing a Word document. Editing fonts, arranging the layout, placing graphs and images, or how to spell check are just a few of the basics covered in this course. Sign up online, at the reference desk or by phone.

'The Underpants'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Dates: Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, Feb. 6 – 8

Place: Huntley Middle School auditorium, 1515 S. Fourth St.

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

More information:www.niu.edu/theatre

The NIU School of Theatre and Dance presents Steve Martin's zany adaptation of a 1910 farce by Carl Sternheim. In this cheeky satire, the lives of Theobald and Louise Maske are changed when Louise accidentally drops her drawers in the town square during a parade to honor the king. This production is not affiliated with DeKalb School District 428.

Graduate String Bass Recital

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 31

Place: Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

Prepared Childbirth Weekend Express

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

All of the information of a prepared childbirth class condensed into a single day. Registration required.

Breast-Feeding Success

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Guidance for moms-to-be on breast-feeding, where to find evidence-based information and support, and how labor decisions can affect breast-feeding. Fathers-to-be are encouraged to attend. Registration required.

Guided Art Critique Workshop

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

Bring a work of your art to explore both privately and publicly in this NIU School of Art workshop led by Karen Brown.

Look Good ... Feel Better

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, Feb. 3

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center

More information: 815-748-2958

This free program teaches beauty techniques to women and girls actively undergoing cancer treatment to combat appearance-related side effects through skin care, hair care, wigs and makeup. Registration is required.

'Searching for Dry Land'

Time: 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 4

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

Artist slide talk by Michael Barnes of the NIU School of Art.

'Groundhog Day and Winter Memories'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 4

Place: Barb City Manor activity room, 680 Haish Blvd.

More information: 815-756-8444

Storyteller Louise Lowe will present this program. After the program, there will be a brief meeting of the FRIENDS of Barb City Manor and refreshments.

'Home as Living Museum: Ethnographic Display and the 1896 Millennial Exhibition in Budapest'

Time: 12:10 – 12:50 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

Slide lecture by Rebecca Houze of the NIU School of Art.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Jan. 22

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.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, Jan. 26

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Jan. 28

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

KINGSTON

Trivia Night

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Place: Five Points Pub

Cost: $5 per person

Come alone or bring a team. Proceeds benefit the G-K Education Foundation mini-grants.

Chicken Supper

Time: 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1

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.

KIRKLAND

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22

Place: Kirkland Fire Department, 3891 Route 72

More information: 815-519-0578 or www.heartlandbc.org

MALTA

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23

Place: Malta Elementary School

Evil Genius Workshop

Time: Noon – 3 p.m.

Dates: Jan. 27 – 31

Place: Kishwaukee College Room A1102

More information: 815-825-2086, ext. 5100 or rebecca.hodson@kishwaukeecollege.edu

Build your own arsenal for your Evil Genius toolbox. Drop in anytime and sharpen your skills by creating mini-tools and devices. This event goes all week and is open to everyone. All materials will be provided.

SHABBONA

Blood Drive

Time: 2 – 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, Jan. 27

Place: Prairie Crossing Supportive Living Community, 407 W. Comanche Ave.

SYCAMORE

Story Time

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays through April; next, Jan. 22

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. 22

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

Pajama Story Time

Time: 7 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays in January; next, Jan. 23

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Children 3 to 6 are invited to wear pajamas to this bedtime story time.

Making Weight Loss Work

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Put your New Year's resolutions into action and discover ways to stay fit.

Blood Drive

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25

Place: Walgreens, 1340 DeKalb Ave.

Gimme Shelter: A Night in the Tropics

Time: 6 p.m. – midnight

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25

Place: Cabana Charley's, 1470 S. Peace Road

Tickets: $40

More information: 815-758-3166

A tropical-themed fundraiser for Hope Haven, including live music by the Party Doctors, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. There will be a prize for the best tropical outfit, raffles and a getaway-themed silent auction. Proceeds support Hope Haven. Tickets available through Hope Haven or at the door.

Basketball Skills Training Camp

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Dates: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9

Place: Cornerstone Christian Academy

Cost: $50

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

The Cornerstone boys varsity basketball team will teach boys in first through fifth grade basketball fundamentals. Campers will show off what they learned during the Feb. 11 varsity game. Proceeds benefit the boys varsity team's travel fund and CCA Sports Boosters.

'Making a Meaningful Nursing Home Visit'

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 28

Place: DeKalb County Center for Agriculture, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $5

More information: 815-758-8194 or web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo

Learn to identify with nursing home residents and identify the emotions that may prevent quality time on nursing home visits. Practical ideas for making visits more valuable and enjoyable will be shared. Registration required.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays in January; next, Jan. 28

Place: Sycamore Public Library

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

'Large Predators Return...Or Are They?'

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Place: DeKalb County Extension, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $5

A presentation on large mammals such as cougars, wolves, and bears that have been sighted in northern Illinois.

'Sacred Spaces: Turning Your Home into a Sanctuary'

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Join Jill Angelo, author of "Sacred Space," to learn the 12 essential tools to turn your living space into an organized, relaxing reflection of your personal style.

Sycamore History Museum Annual Meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 30

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

Cost: $5

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

This potluck dinner and meeting are open to the public. The history museum will recap 2013 and look ahead to 2014. A ham dinner is provided; guests are asked to bring a dish to pass. Space is limited; RSVP required.

Free Indeed Ministries Present Apostle Robert Henderson

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1

Place: Harvest Time Fellowship, 203 S. Sacramento St.

Henderson is the author of several books, including "The Caused Blessing." His mission is to help people understand how God's kingdom will come to earth.

Preventing Falls

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, Feb. 3

Place: KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center

More information: 815-748-8900 or www.kishprograms.org

Many factors can contribute to falls; age does not have to be one of them. Learn about the common causes of falling and how to reduce risk. Free, registration required.

Ingredients for Healthy Living: Kitchen Skills Series

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 4 – 25

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $40

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

Session 1, "Getting Started," teaches about key kitchen elements like tools, basic ingredients and building a shopping list. Session 2, "Perfect Produce," teaches about produce selection, knife skills and basic cooking techniques. Session 3, "Spices and Herbs," covers spice blends and buying storing and drying essential spices and herbs, plus making your own seasoning mixes. Session 4, "Fortify Your Fridge," teaches you to fill the fridge once a week and still create great meals. Recipes and tastings provided. Registration required.

'Meals for a Healthy Heart'

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Feb. 4 and 11

Place: University of Illinois Extension, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $15

More information: 815-758-8194 or web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo

In this two-session class, learn to shop for heart-healthy foods, stock a healthy kitchen, and ways to incorporate more fruits, vegetables, and other healthy foods into daily meals. Each class includes recipes and cooking demonstrations. Registration by Jan. 31 is preferred.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, Jan. 22

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Stories for children 3 to 5.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Jan. 23

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.

Drive-Thru Pork Chop Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 2

Place: Waterman Fire Barn, George Cies Way

Cost: In advance, $8.50 for two chops, $8 for one chop. At the door, $9.50 for two chops, $9 for one chop.

Get advance tickets from any member of Waterman Boy Scout Troop 139. Drive west on George Cies Way past the side of the fire barn for pickup.

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