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Town Crier Events for Feb. 5-19

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 7:44 p.m. CDT

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BIG ROCK

Ladies Night Out

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11

Place: Big Rock Library

More information: 630-556-3604

The evening includes snacks and a raffle; "app camp"; a "Shake Your Sugar Habit" presentation; health screenings; crafts; and skin care for dry hands.

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, Feb. 5

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, Feb. 5

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. 10

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. 11

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, Feb. 5

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

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

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Feb. 5

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, Feb. 5

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.

'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.

'The Underpants'

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Dates: 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.

Computer Basics

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Practice cut, copy and paste skills, and resizing images found on Google. Sign up by phone or at the reference desk.

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.

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."

Saturday Cinema: 'Despicable Me 2'

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8

Place: DeKalb Public Library

A free screening of this PG film.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, Feb. 9

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.

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11

Place: Chick Evans Field House, NIU

More information: 773-551-8131 or www.heartlandbc.org

'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.

Tales for Twos

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Feb. 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

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.

STEM Cafe: Higgs Boson Particle

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 11

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

NIU physics professor Dhiman Chakraborty will give a presentation on the Higgs boson particle, also known as the God particle, in layman's terms in a casual environment. Food and drinks can be purchased from the host restaurant.

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.

Infant Safety and CPR

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 13

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple

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

Learn about childproofing, poison prevention, SIDS, CPR, and choking rescue for infants younger than 1 year. Not a certification class. Registration required.

Help, I Need Dialysis!

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 13

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Learn who needs dialysis and why; the options available for dialysis and transplant; and management of chronic kidney disease. Free, registration required.

Gaelic Storm

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 15

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $25 – $37

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

Foot-stomping fun with this international band and its music infused with Celtic influences.

Blood Drive

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dates: Monday, Feb. 17 and Tuesday, Feb. 25

Place: Douglas Hall, 1201 N. Stadium Drive

More information: www.heartlandbc.org

Ruth Page School of Dance Intensive Auditions

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Date: Monday, Feb. 17

Place: Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance

More information: 312-337-6543 or 815-753-1334

Registration begins at 3 p.m. and auditions begin at 3:30 p.m. The intensive offers a program for dancers 10 and older, both pre-professional and professional, that introduces the dancer to the demands of a professional career. The intensive will take place over four weeks in the summer.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, Feb. 17

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road

More information: 815-756-1113 or www.heartlandbc.org

Boys Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Feb. 17

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

A program for boys ages 9 to 12 and an adult male relative. The natural changes a young boy experiences can be overwhelming; knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety. Registration required.

Girls Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

A program for girls ages 9 to 12 and an adult female relative. The natural changes a young girl experiences can be overwhelming; knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety. Registration required.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18

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.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Feb. 5

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. 11

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

All-You-Can-Eat VFW Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Sunday of each month; next, Feb. 16

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

Cost: $9

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; next, Feb. 5

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

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

Family Math Night

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6

Place: Hinckley-Big Rock Elementary, 600 W. Lincoln Highway

Students and families are invited for hands-on math games and activities.

LEGO Group

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Friday; next, Feb. 7

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

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

KINGSTON

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.

KIRKLAND

Kirkland Historical Society

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19

Place: Olson Chapel, 309 S. Fifth St.

Mel and Sheri Moehling will talk about barn quilts.

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

SHABBONA

Rootworm Management

Time: 9:30 a.m. – noon

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19

Place: Northern Illinois Agriculture Research Center, 14509 University Road

More information: 815-274-1343

SYCAMORE

Story Time

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays through April; next, Feb. 5

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 4 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5

Place: Sycamore High School

Bingo

Time: Card sales start at 6 p.m.; play begins at 7:15

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Feb. 5

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

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper

Time: 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Cost: Adults $7, children 6 to 10 $3

Pancakes, sausage, scrambled egges, applesauce, coffee and milk.

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.

Bunco

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, Feb. 6

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

Cost: $10

Sweetheart Meat Raffle

Time: 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8

Place: American Legion Post 99

Tickets: Three for $1

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.

'The Diary of Anne Frank'

Time: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday

Date: Feb. 13 – 15

Place: Sycamore High School

Tickets: $6

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

The classic tale of a Jewish girl and her family hiding from the Nazis during the Holocaust.

Gospel and Bluegrass Concert

Time: 5 – 10 p.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month; next, Feb. 15

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.

Raven's Husky Haven and Rescue Open House

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Feb. 16

Place: 27779 Five Points Road

More information: 815-508-8007 or www.ravenshunskyhavenandrescue.org

Meet the huskies, tour the facility, get a picture taken with a sled dog and learn how to help.

Blood Drive

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19

Place: Bethany Animal Hospital, 2400 Bethany Road

More information: 815-756-3279 or www.heartlandbc.org

Relay for Life Chili Cook-off

Time: Noon – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 22

Place: Sycamore High School cafeteria

Cost: Taste tickets $1 each, six for $5. Bowl of chili $5.

More information: www.relayforlife.org/dekalbil

Learn about Relay for Life and sample chili with condiments and cornbread. Proceeds benefit the 2014 Relay for Life of DeKalb County.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, Feb. 5

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Stories for children 3 to 5.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Feb. 6

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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