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Town Crier Events for March 12-26

Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 5:32 p.m. CST

(Continued from Page 5)

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, March 12

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, March 12

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, March 17

Place: Cortland Community Library

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

Evening Story and Craft

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, March 18

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, March 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

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

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250

A retired teacher will help DeKalb School District 428 students in grades 3-5 with homework in all subjects. Registration required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 12

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.

E-Book Help

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Get help downloading e-books to digital devices.

Kishwaukee United Way Annual Meeting

Time: 8 – 9:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, March 13

Place: Faranda's Banquets, 302 Grove St.

Cost: $20

More information: 815-756-7522 or jackie@kishwaukeeunitedway.com

Blood Drive

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 13

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Intro to Facebook

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

A hands-on demo to help you figure out what Facebook is all about and how to use it. Register by phone or at the reference desk.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Date: March 13 – 16

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: Adults $16.50, children $13.50, premium $25

More information: 815-758-1940 or www.stagecoachers.com

Stage Coach Players presents the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical telling the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors.

Publishing with an Academic Press

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 14

Place: Founders Memorial Library, room 297, NIU campus

More information: 815-753-5200 or www.niu.edu/clasep/specialevents/publishing

This workshop will address topics such as writing a proposal to an academic press, the review process, negotiating a contract and preparing for publication.

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Buffet

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Friday through April 18; next, March 14

Place: Knights of Columbus, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $10 plus tax, children $6 plus tax

Buffet includes walleye, cod, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked potato, french fries, coleslaw and salad bar. No carryouts.

Royal Children's Ball

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 14

Place: Altgeld Hall, the "castle" at Northern Illinois University

Tickets: $15

More information: 815-748-2010 or www.dcysb.com

Young "princes," "knights" and "princesses" are invited to an evening of family fun, music, dancing, crafts and other royal activities.

Taize Prayer Sessions

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: March 14, 21 and 28; April 4 and 11

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

More information: 815-758-0691

Taize meditative prayer is a form of worship characterized by brief hymns and periods of silence, accompanied by Psalms and other reflective readings.

Collecting & Contributing to Women's History Month Exhibit

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Dates: March 14, 21 and 28

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

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

An exhibition of collections by women, including hats, linen, crochet, stamps, teapots and more.

'March Is...' Band Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 15

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building

More information: 815-899-4867 or kishconcertband.org

The Kishwaukee Concert Band presents a free spring performance.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, March 16

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.

Transformation Through Rhythm

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 16

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building

More information: 815-756-3000

A concert of local student percussion ensembles to raise awareness of the importance of music therapy. Donations will help support music therapy programs at KishHealth System Hospice and at the Knysna-Sedgefield Hospice in South Africa.

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 18

Place: Campus Life Building, Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road

Girls Only

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 18

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

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

This program for girls ages 9 to 12 and an adult female relative will let girls know what to expect as they enter the next stage of their life, lessening anxiety and making the transition smoother. Registration is required.

Gratitude Journey: How and Why It Works

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 18

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Learn how therapeutic journaling can improve life satisfaction, optimism and happiness. Registration is required for this free program.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 18

Place: O'Leary's Irish Pub & Grill, second floor, 260 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

No partner needed, casual dress. Leather-soled shoes recommended. Cost includes a lesson in basic swing steps at 7 p.m.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 19

Place: Swen Parson Hall, Normal Road

Heartsaver First Aid

Time: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 19

Place: KishHealth System Emergency Medical Services, 2727 Sycamore Road

Cost: $40

More information: 815-748-5951

Learn the critical skills needed to manage an emergency in the first few minutes before first responders arrive. Registration required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, March 19

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.

'How to Start a Successful Child Care Business'

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 19

Place: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care, 155 N. Third St., Suite 300

More information: 800-848-8727 ext. 230

4-C will host a free workshop for people interested in starting a home-based day care. Topics include legal child care, professional business practices and resources and support. Register by phone.

Hip Pain

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 19

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Learn about treatment options to treat hip pain without total hip replacement. Registration is required for this free program.

Infant Safety and CPR

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 20

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 children younger than 1. Registration is required.

Winter Farmers Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 22

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

Cost: $1

Seven Corpses Murder Mystery Dinner

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 22

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

Tickets: $25 until March 14; $30 after March 14

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

Be a part of the story and solve the murder mystery. Dinner includes choice of meat or vegetarian lasagna, soup, salad and bread.

Life Care Planning: Getting and Paying For Good Care When You Need It

Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 25

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: 815-748-2958

Learn planning strategies that combine asset protection and care coordination to minimize financial and emotional stress and make sure assets are secure and available when the rainy day comes. Registration is required for this free program.

Dietitian's Dish

Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 26

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: 815-748-2958

A clinical dietitian offers free food demonstrations and nourishing strategies to incorporate into your lifestyle.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 26

Place: Holmes Student Center

'Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Leadership and Education'

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 26

Place: Barsema Alumni Visitors Center

A panel of female Northern Illinois University alumni, all of whom have risen to success in leadership positions with academic institutions, will talk about women in leadership and education. Heavy hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m.; panel discussion to begin at 6. Free and open to the public.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, March 12

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.

'Anything Goes'

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

Dates: March 14 – 16

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Tickets: Adults $7, students and seniors $5

The Genoa-Kingston Drama Department presents the classic Cole Porter musical comedy.

Win, Lose or Drawdown

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 15

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

Tickets: $25

Prizes range from $250 to $1,000. Tickets available from members of the G-K Athletic Boosters.

All-You-Can-Eat VFW Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Sunday of each month; next, March 16

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

Cost: $7

Biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, creamed chipped beef, sausage, bacon, hash browns, orange juice, milk, coffee and French toast.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, March 18

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

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, March 21

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

Cost: $5

Line dancing by dancers' request. Split floor for couple dances and line dances.

Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 22

Place: DeKalb County Animal Welfare Shelter, 16173 Baseline Road

More information: 877-475-7729

Low-cost routine vaccines for dogs and cats, plus low-cost flea/tick and heartworm preventatives. Clinic is by appointment only; call to schedule.

Ham dinner

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 22

Place: Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S. Stott St.

Cost: Adults $10, children 6-12 $5, children 5 and younger, free

More information: 815-784-5598

Ham dinner with salad and dessert bar. Carryouts available.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, March 23

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; next, March 12

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

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

Cabin Fever Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 13

Place: St. Paul's United Church of Christ

Cost: Adults $10, children 5-12 $5

More information: 815-824-5211

A dinner of ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole and dessert.

LEGO Group

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Friday; next, March 14

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

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

Young Author Presentation

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 22

Place: Hinckley Community Building

Deanna Frances of Shabbona will talk about the process of writing and publishing her first novel. Frances wrote the novel at age 14 and had it published at 18. "Taking Chances" is available for checkout at the Hinckley Public Library.

KINGSTON

All-You-Can-Eat Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 15

Place: Five Points Pub, 105 Main St.

Tickets: Adults $10 in advance, $12 at the door; children 12 and younger, $6

More information: 815-784-6688

Advance tickets available at Country Financial, 305 W. Main St. in Genoa, or from any American Legion Post 1010 member. A 50/50 raffle will also be held. Proceeds support local youth sports and scholarships.

SHABBONA

Grandparents Day

Time: 8:30 – 11 a.m.

Date: Friday, March 21

Place: Shabbona Elementary School, 301 W. Cherokee St.

Grandparents of Shabbona Elementary students are invited to visit their grandchildren at school. There will be a musical program at 9:30 a.m.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 12

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

Pi Day

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 14

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Celebrate 3.14 with a pie-eating contest and math-related fun and games.

Breakfast for Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 14

Place: St. Mary's Memorial Hall

Cost: Adults $7, children $5, families $30, children 2 and younger, free

Menu includes pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, cereal bar, coffee cake, muffins, fruit and beverages.

Whole-Hog Sausage Pancake Breakfast

Time: 6:30 – 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 15

Place: Mayfield Congregational Church, 28405 Church Road

Tickets: Adults $8, children 4-10 $3.50, younger than 4, free

More information: 815-895-5548

The breakfast includes door prizes, a country store of baked and preserved goods, and a table of "attic treasures."

Reubens and Burgers

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 15

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

Cost: Reubens $4, hamburgers $3.25

Sandwiches are served with chips and cookies.

Sycamore Bluegrass Jam

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month September through May; next, March 15

Place: Sycamore Baptist Church, 302 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-6837

Come to listen or to play at this open jam. Those who attend are asked to bring a finger food to share. The concert is free; free-will donations are accepted.

'Meet the Lincolns'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 15

Place: St. Mary's Memorial Hall

Tickets: $25 each or $40 per couple

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

Meet actors portraying Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at this fundraiser for the Sycamore History Museum. Evening includes live and silent auctions. Refreshments will be served.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 17

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

Tickets: $10

More information: 815-895-2931

Reiki Sharing Circle

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Third Monday of each month; next, March 17

Place: Wise Owl Wellness Center, 1101 DeKalb Ave., Suite 4

Cost: $10

More information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

Open to all who want to experience the healing and relaxing energy of Reiki.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 18

Place: Sycamore Public Library

For children 18 months to 3 years old.

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: March 19 and 20

Place: Sycamore Public Library

For children 3-5 who can be in the room without a caregiver.

Eat to Beat Heart Disease: Soluble Fiber

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 19

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $15

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

Learn how soluble fiber can reduce risk of heart disease and how this information applies to daily food choices. Registration required.

'Divergent' Book Talk

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 20

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Have pizza and talk about the book "Divergent" in anticipation of the movie's release.

Free Senior Breakfast

Time: 8 – 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, March 20

Place: Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Breakfast and prize drawings.

Warm Season Vegetable Crops

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 20

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

Cost: $5

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

Learn about warm season vegetable garden staples that can be started early.

Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Time: 1 – 4 p.m.

Dates: March 22 – 29

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Watch all eight "Harry Potter" movies, with popcorn and Honeydukes sweets.

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Monday of each month; next, March 24

Place: Wise Owl Wellness Center, 1101 DeKalb Ave., Suite 4

Cost: $15

More information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

Clear limiting beliefs and rewire your thoughts and feelings to live your ideal life.

'Yes! You CAN: Preserving Safely'

Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 25

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

Cost: $5

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

Learn the basics of food preservation, including the most up-to-date information on preserving food safely. Bring your pressure canner lid to test the gauge for accuracy. Registration preferred by March 21.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, March 12

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Stories for children 3 to 5.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, March 13

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.

Women of the Word: Grannie's Treasures

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 13

Place: Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St.

More information: 815-264-3979

Gayle Haas will present a a dramatic monologue as Grannie Carter on the importance of family, friends and community.

Healthy Eating: Spring Greens

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 17

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

More information: 815-264-3339

A registered dietitian will give a free presentation on healthy eating. Space is limited; sign up at the library or by phone.

Boy Scouts Fish Fry

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 21

Place: Waterman Community Building

Cost: Adults $7.50, children 9 and younger $5.50

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