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Town Crier Events for Jan. 29-Feb. 12

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 12:02 p.m. CST

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Jan. 29

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. 29

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, Feb. 3

Place: Cortland Community Library

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

Evening Story and Craft

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Feb. 4

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. 29

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Infants, toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs and a craft.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Jan. 29

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.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Children in grades 3-5 in the DeKalb School District can get homework help from a retired teacher. Advance registration is required; sign up by phone, online or at the youth services desk.

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.

'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.

Book Sale

Time: Library hours

Dates: Through Jan. 31

Place: DeKalb Public Library lower level

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

Graduate String Bass Recital

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 31

Place: Recital Hall, Northern Illinois University Music Building

Castle Challenge

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 31

Place: NIU Convocation Center

Tickets: Admission $6, parking $5

More information: www.castlechallenge.com

Chandler Harnish of the Indianapolis Colts, Dolly McCarthy of WGN and Carlyn Bradarich, Miss Iowa USA, will sign autographs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The DeKalb High School Barbs and Sycamore High School Spartans basketball teams will face off, with the girls varsity game at 6 p.m. and the boys varsity game at 8 p.m. There will also be children's activities, bounce houses, a DJ, a cheer challenge, a 50/50 raffle, and a performance by the NIU Silverettes dance team. Proceeds support the DeKalb and Sycamore athletic booster organizations.

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.

Saturday Cinema: 'Groundhog Day'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A free screening of this comedy starring Bill Murray. Rated PG.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, Feb. 2

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.

Chamber Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 2

Place: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road

A free concert of chamber music featuring violinist Mathias Tacke.

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.

Tales for Twos

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Feb. 4

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

'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.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 4

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

No partner needed; leather-soled shoes recommended. The evening begins with a basic lesson in swing steps.

'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.

'Birds & Buddhas: Writing for and Illustrating Academic Journals'

Time: 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

Informal slide talk by Peter Olson and Catherine Raymond of the NIU School of Art.

New Baby Care

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple

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

Learn the basics of newborn care, including diapering, bathing, feeding, sleeping and comforting techniques.

Brian Regan

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $39.75

More information: 815-758-1225 or www.egyptiantheatre.org

The national comedian brings his act to the DeKalb stage.

Zumba Party

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: First Friday of each month; next, Feb. 7

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.

St. Olaf Band Concert

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, Feb. 7

Place: DeKalb High School

Tickets: Adults $10, students, free

More information: 815-754-2120

Tickets are available at the door, online at stolaftickets.com, or by phone at 800-363-5487.

Kish Art to the Community

Time: 7 – 9 p.m. Fridays and by appointment

Dates: Feb. 7 – 28

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

More information: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu

A group exhibition of art by current students at Kishwaukee College. The exhibit includes a variety of media, including painting, photography, ceramics and digital art.

Safe Sitter

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $40

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

This internationally-recognized program teaches children 11 to 13 how to provide children in their care a safe, nurturing environment. Registration required.

Meat Raffle

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8

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

More information: 815-895-2931

Sycamore-DeKalb Alumnae Panhellenic

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8

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

More information: 815-756-2343

National sorority alumni from all colleges are invited to a presentation of "Juicing with Jacki."

Community Yoga

Time: 3 – 4:15 p.m.

Date: Second Sunday of each month; next, Feb. 9

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.

'Cindy Sherman's Scenes of Production'

Time: 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Date: Monday, Feb. 10

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

Slide lecture by Sarah Evans of the NIU School of Art.

'Stacking Metaphors'

Time: 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11

Place: Altgeld Hall Room 315, Northern Illinois University

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

Nutrition for the Heart

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

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

Learn how to apply heart-healthy diet guidelines to everday life – how to read labels, build a grocery list and plan meals. Recipes and samples provided. Registration required.

NIU School of Art Faculty Exhibition Closing Reception

Time: 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12

Place: NIU Art Museum, first floor, Altgeld Hall

Heartsaver AED/CPR

Time: 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12

Place: KishHealth System Emergency Medical Services, 2727 Sycamore Road

Cost: $45

More information: 815-748-5951

This class for lay rescuers includes when to call 911, how to give CPR, how to use an automated external defibrillator, and how to provide choking relief. Registration required.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Jan. 29

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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Feb. 4

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

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; next; Jan. 29

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

For children ages 15 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

LEGO Group

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Friday; next, Jan. 31

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

Open to all ages; please do not bring LEGOs from home.

KINGSTON

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.

Community Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Second Saturday of each month; next, Feb. 8

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

Cost: Adults $7, children 4 and younger $3

More information: 815-784-3921

Eggs cooked to order, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, corned beef hash, bacon, sausage, toast, fruit, English muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Carry-outs and gift certificates available.

MALTA

Crop Management Conference

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: Feb. 12 and 13

Place: Kishwaukee College

Cost: $130 in advance; $150 at the door (check only)

More information: web.extension.illinois.edu/csrec

SYCAMORE

Story Time

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays through April; next, Jan. 29

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. 29

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

'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.

Pajama Story Time

Time: 7 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays in January; next, Jan. 30

Place: Sycamore Public Library

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

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

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.

Mission Slimpossible Kick-off

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 4

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-2500 ext. 26, jilld.syclib@gmail.com, or www.sycamorelibrary.org

Kick-off weigh-in for the library's three-month weight-loss challenge. Mission Slimpossible includes confidential weigh-ins, challenges, a support group, prizes and more.

History Museum Brown Bag Lunch: City Council Minutes

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

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

Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy will share his research into historical minutes from meetings of the Sycamore City Council from 1858-1900.

DeKalb County Animal Welfare League Wine Tasting and Art Show

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6

Place: Blumen Gardens

Tickets: $30

An evening of fine wine, hors d'oeuvres and original artwork, plus gift baskets and door prizes to raise funds for the DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter.

Pay-It-Forward House Stamp Camp

Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8

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

More information: 815-756-8101 or mrsburgin@yahoo.com

Guests will create four paper-craft projects to take home. Beginners welcome. Registration is by donation; proceeds support Pay-It-Forward House. Space is limited and registration is required by Feb. 3.

A Note To Remember

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8

Place: Blumen Gardens

Tickets: $20

More information: 815-751-8388, www.sycamoremusicboosters.com or note2remember@gmail.com

Live music by Jim Kanas and Friends, Jazz in Progress and music ensembles from Sycamore High School, plus an hors d'oeuvres buffet, coffee bar and cash bar. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Music Boosters.

Eat to Beat Heart Disease: Benefits of Cooking with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $15 per class or $75 for the entire series

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

This series explores the top-researched foods to reduce the risk of heart disease and how to apply this information to daily choices.

Celebration of Love

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 13

Place: St. Mary Memorial Hall, 332 Waterman St.

More information: 815-758-3932 ext. 226

A free celebration of love for couples married 50 years or longer. RSVPs are required by Feb. 3. Transportation can be arranged.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, Jan. 29

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. 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.

Summer Rec Baseball/Softball Sign-Up

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1

Place: Waterman Community Center

More information: indiancreekrecreation.org

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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