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Town Crier Events: March 19-April 2, 2014

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:49 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:10 p.m. CST

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, March 19

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 19

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 24

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 25

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 19

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

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

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 19

Place: Swen Parson Hall, Normal Road

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 - 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 19

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

A retired teacher will help Dist. 428 students in grades 3-5 with their homework. Registration is required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 19

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, 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.

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.

Computer Files and Folders

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Practice saving and finding files on a computer and flash drive, and moving files around. Register by phone or at the reference desk.

Three Women Who Stand for Peace

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 20

Place: Holmes Student Center Regency Room

Three well-known international peace activists - retired Army Col. Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, and Kathy Kelly - will speak on issues of military drones, government eavesdropping, and the activists' recent experiences in Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Buffet

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Friday through April 18; next, March 21

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.

Taize Prayer Sessions

Time: 7 p.m.

Dates: March 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 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.

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: $30

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.

Friends of the DeKalb Public Library Book Sale

Time: Library hours

Dates: March 22-31

Place: DeKalb Public Library

All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

Time: 7 - 10:30 a.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month; next, March 22

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church

Cost: Adults $7, children $4

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, March 23

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.

Daughter-Safe Seminar

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 23

Place: Hero Martial Arts, 2179 Sycamore Road, Unit 102

Cost: Women 18 and older, $15; girls 6-17, $5. Girls younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult female.

More information: 815-517-0411

Practical, age-appropriate scenarios wil be presented for awareness, prevention, and simple, easy-to-learn escape and defense skills. This program is presented by a retired police officer in a safe, family-friendly way. Registration required.

Westminster Musicians in Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 23

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

A mix of gospel, sacred and jazz music, performed by handbells, choral groups, the church's praise band, a trumpet and brass ensemble, flute and piccolo.

'Herstorical Tea Program'

Time: 3 - 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 23

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

Cost: $5; $1 if paying with a Susan B. Anthony dollar or a Sacagawea golden dollar

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

In honor of women's history month, tea and cookies will be served while visitors take in the displays of collections by local women. There will be entertaining education with local and historical women's stories by guests from Northern Illinois University.

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.

DeKalb County Community Expo

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 27

Place: DeKalb High School field house

Sponsored by the DeKalb and Sycamore chambers of commerce. The first hour is for business-to-business networking only; at 4 p.m. it opens to the general public.

Implanted Devices: Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 27

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

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

Cardiologist Paul Nguyen leads a discussion about the differences between pacemakers and defibrillators, and talks about cardiac rehab after implantation. Registration is required for this free program.

'Look Homeward, Angel'

Time: 7:30 p.m. March 27 – 29 and April 3-5; 2 p.m. March 30 and April 5

Dates: March 27 – 30 and April 3 – 5

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

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

More information: 815-753-1600 or www.niu.edu/theatre

Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance presents this Ketti Frings adaptation of a Thomas Wolfe novel about growing up and being true to your art. Not affiliated with DeKalb School District 428.

Drive-Thru Sweet Dreams Dinner

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 28

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center

Tickets: $10

More information: 815-748-2967

Dinner includes a choice of pulled pork or Italian beef sandwich, pasta salad, fruit cup and Sweet Dreams cupcake. Tickets must be purchased in advance; they can be purchased by phone or at the cancer center. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 31

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

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 31

Place: Goodwill, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road

Heartsaver AED/CPR

Time: 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: KishHealth System Emergency Medical Services, 2727 Sycamore Road

Cost: $45

More information: 815-748-5951

This course teaches lay rescuers when to call 911, how to give CPR, how to use an AED and how to provide choking relief in adults and children. Registration required.

Understanding, Healing and Preventing Traumatic Stress in Children

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-748-8334 or www.kishprograms.org

Adults concerned with interacting with children who have experienced trauma – including accidents, violence, abuse or loss – are invited to this free workshop to learn the tools to respond to children in a way that may minimize the negative impact of the trauma and promote healing and recovery. Parents, grandparents, teachers, health care professionals and first responders are among those who may benefit from this workshop. Registration required.

New Baby Care

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 2

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple

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

Bathing, diapering, feeding, sleeping and soothing a crying baby are among the topics covered in this class. Registration required.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, March 19

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.

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.

Genoa Quilt Walk Craft Time

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 25

Place: Genoa Public Library

Free craft. Make-and-take a spool necklace.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, March 25

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

'Unraveling the Civil War Quilts'

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 27

Place: Genoa Public Library

Leslie Goddard will present a one-hour lecture.

Quilt Walk Embroidery Demo

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 28

Place: Genoa Public Library

Sharon Holmes will demonstrate embroidery.

Quilt Walk Demonstrations

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 29

Place: 201 W. Main St.

Demonstrations of crochet, embroidery, tatting and bobbin lace.

George Shearer Smelt Fry

Time: 4 – 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 29

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

Cost: $9 all you can eat

More information: 815-784-5967

Chicken tenders and spaghetti will also be served. Proceeds benefit The Memory of Curt Alsup.

Knights of Columbus Breakfast

Time: 7:30 a.m. - noon

Date: Sunday, March 30

Place: St. Catherine of Genoa, 340 S. Stott St.

Cost: Donation

Scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, pancakes, pork sausage patties, toast, orange juice, coffee and milk. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus scholarship and general assistance funds.

Russell Hustle Trail Run

Time: Registration from 7:30-8:30 a.m.; 5K starts at 9 a.m., 2K starts at 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, April 12

Place: Russell Woods Forest Preserve

Cost: $25 for 5K, $10 for 2K

More information; www.stmarysycamore.org or www.signmeup.com or 815-895-5215

Register online by March 31. The 5K winds along wood and prairie trails; the 2K stays on the flat, even main lane through the preserve. Funds support St. Mary's Catholic School in Sycamore.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; next, March 19

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, March 21

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.

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 19

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

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.

DeKalb Christian Women's Connection

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, March 20

Place: Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St.

Cost: $10

More information: 815-762-5513

A dramatic presentation of the biblical story of Rahab will be the feature. Laura La Frado will be the speaker.

'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.

Blood Drive

Time: 3:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 27

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Nothing But Net 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 29

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

Cost: $40 to register a team

More information: 815-895-8522 or www.cornerstonechristianacademy.com

Tournament open to all community teams in these divisions: boys 10-13, boys 14-18, men, and girls 12-18. Three-point and free-throw contests begin at noon. There will be concessions and prizes. Register online; deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. March 25. Proceeds benefit Cornerstone sports boosters.

Women Caring for the Land

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 31

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

More information: 815-753-6365 or tbullock@niu.edu

A women-only, peer-to-peer, informal discussion where women who own, co-own or farm farmland can talk about their goals and share information. There will be information on cost-share and conservation resources as well. The meeting ends at noon, then there will be an optional field tour ending at 3 p.m. Space is limited; reservations required.

STEM Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: Sycamore Public Library

NIU STEM Outreach will be at this special story time to demonstrate an app that plays with shapes, colors and sounds to make music. For independent children 3-5.

Eat to Beat Heart Disease: Healthy Fats

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $15

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

Learn to replace saturated fats in your diet with healthy fats. Registration required.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, March 19

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 20

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.

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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