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Town Crier events for March 26-April 9

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 9:03 a.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, March 26

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 26

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 31

Place: Cortland Community Library

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

Evening Story and Craft

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, April 1

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

CRESTON

Kumla Dinner

Times: Noon, 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: St. John's Lutheran Church

Cost: Adults $12, children 12 and younger $6

More information: 815-384-5325 or 815-384-3720

Three seatings; carryouts will be available form noon until 6:30 p.m. Tickets must be reserved by phone; no tickets will be available at the door.

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 26

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 26

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: 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.

Ignite Youth Gathering

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 27

Place: Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center

More information: 815-751-6611 or www.riveroflifechristianchurch.com

Campus Missions International hosts a free youth gathering for teens and college students with live worship and a message for the NIU campus.

'Blow the Trumpet in Zion' Worship and Prayer Assembly

Dates: March 28 - 30

Place: Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center

Cost: Starts at $20

More information: 815-519-5212

River of LIfe Christian Church's annual conference. Special guests include Leonard Jones and Kamran Yaraei. For information, a schedule or to register, visit www.riveroflifechristianchurch.com.

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Buffet

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Friday through April 18; next, March 28

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 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.

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.

Spring Fling Community Breakfast

Time: 7 a.m. - noon

Date: Saturday, March 29

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

Cost: Adults $7, children $5, family (two adults, two children, four raffle tickets) $20, breakfast club (six adults, six raffle tickets) $35

More information: 815-501-9985 or 815-762-2054

This 59th annual fundraiser for the DeKalb Kiwanis Club funds a number of local nonprofit programs and supports Kiwanis efforts to eliminate neonatal tetanus in Third World countries. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce, eggs, and a beverage. DeKalb students will provide live entertainment; there will also be door prizes, silent auction, raffles, and children's activities. Advance tickets are available from Kiwanians.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, March 30

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.

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

Ukraine Visit Presentation

Time: 6 - 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 31

Place: DeKalb Elks Club, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road

Cost: The presentation is free; a light supper served at 5:30 costs $5

More information: 815-501-9985

Peace Corps volunteer Mike Dixon will speak about his recent service in the Ukraine. Those who would like supper are asked to RSVP by March 29.

Blood Drive

Time: 1 - 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: Stevenson South Towers, 1321 S. Stevenson Drive

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.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, April 2

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.

Zumba Party

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: First Friday of each month; next, April 4

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.

Breast-feeding Success

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $15 per couple

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

Guidance for moms-to-be and their partners on the importance of breast-feeding, where to find resources and support, and how labor decisions can impact the breast-feeding experience.

Women's Spring Banquet

Time: Noon - 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St.

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

More information: 815-758-3203.

After the noon luncheon, there will be a program on Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Global Missions presented by Rev. Twila Schock, who spent 18 years as a missionary in eastern Europe and as director for mission sponsorship and global gifts. The luncheon is for women only; men are invited to attend the presentation at 1 p.m. Free child care provided. Reservations must be made by April 1.

Boot Scootin' and BBQ'n

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: Kishwaukee Country Club, 1901 Sycamore Road

Tickets: $30 each or $50 for two

More information: www.dekalbeducationfoundation.org

Pig roast with cash bar and raffle, plus live music by Back Country Roads. Food will be served from 6 to 8 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds support the DeKalb Education Foundation. tickets available through April 1.

Spring/Summer Clothing Drive Distribution

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, April 6

Place: St. Mary Ministry Center/Food Pantry, 320 Fisk Ave.

Warm season clothing for children and adults is available to those in need.

Jungle Jack Hanna

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, April 6

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $15 – $35

More information: www.egyptiantheatre.org

Look Good ... Feel Better

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 7

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: 815-748-2958

Women and girls actively undergoing cancer treatment can learn to combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment through skin care, wigs, and makeup. All participants receive a free kit of cosmetics. Free; registration is required.

Men's Poker Night

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 7

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: 815-748-2958

An evening of fun, laughs and cards for men who have been impacted by cancer of their own or a loved one. Experienced and novice card players welcome. Free; registration required.

Care or Be Square Youth & Family Volunteer Fair

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 8

Place: Hopkins Park Community Center

More information: 815-756-8501 ext. 111

Nonprofit agencies will be on hand to talk to families and students in middle school and high school about volunteer opportunities.

'Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 9

Place: St. Mary Church

Tickets: $10; immediate families of five or more, $45

In this one-woman theatrical drama, audiences experience firsthand the spirit and life of Polish mystic Saint Faustina, whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a worldwide devotion. A parallel modern story within the drama offers audiences a compelling personal connection to the current moral issues of our times.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, March 26

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.

'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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, April 1

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

Baked Potato Dinner

Time: 4:30 - 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

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

Cost: Adults $5, children 6-12 $2.50, children 5 and younger, free

More information: 815-784-5143

Baked potatoes with a variety of toppings, plus salad and dessert. Carryouts available. Proceeds support a summer youth group trip.

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 26

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 28

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

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

KINGSTON

Roast Beef Supper

Time: 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

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

'General and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 3

Place: Olson-Quiram Chapel, 309 S. Fifth St.

A portrayal of the Civil War general and president and his first lady, by Scott and Peggy Whitney. Refreshments will be served.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 26

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

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, March 27

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Blood Drive

Time: 3:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 27

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

Spring 2014 Agricultural Heritage Program

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 27

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

More information: 815-756-8737 or daaha.inc@gmail.com

The DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association's spring program will be "Yield Monitors and GPS: First Beginnings," by Steve Faivre and Norm Larson.

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.

History Museum Brown Bag Lunch

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, April 3

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave.

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

Get a sneak preview of the Sycamore History Museum's next exhibit, "General Dutton's America."

Vegetable Pest and Disease Management

Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 3

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

Cost: $5

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

Learn to identify common vegetable pests and disease and hear about management techniques that include cultural, chemical and non-chemical controls.

Bunco

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, April 3

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

Cost: $10

Top Tech Tools to Manage Money

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 7

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Meditation Monday

Time: 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Date: First Monday of each month; next, April 7

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

Cost: $10

More information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

Guided meditation and visualization to help you approach the week with calm and focus.

The Basics of Growing Herbs

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 8

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

Cost: $5

Learn about common herbs, their characteristics, growing and using them.

Take Charge: Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 8

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Junior Docent Training

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 9

Place: Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St.

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

Children in fifth through eighth grade are invited to learn more about being a junior docent at the history museum. Parents are encouraged, but not required, to attend.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, March 26

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 27

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.

Fish Fry

Time: 5 - 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 28

Place: Waterman Community Building

Cost: Adults $8, children younger than 10 $6

More information: 630-330-7697

Perch, tilapia, french fries and coleslaw. Carryouts from 5 to 7 p.m.

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