Overcast
55°FOvercastFull Forecast

Town Crier Events for April 2-16

Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 6:58 a.m. CDT

(Continued from Page 4)

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, April 2

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, April 2

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, April 7

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 8

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, April 12

Place: Lions Club, 70 S. Llanos St.

Cost: $12 per farmily, plus three nonperishable food items

More information: 815-517-0917

"Family" indicates two adults and the children living in their household. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, bacon and scrambled eggs, with milk, orange juice, coffee, hot chocolate and water. The Easter Bunny will pose for photos and distribute Easter eggs. Tickets available at the Cortland Community Library or at the door.

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, April 2

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

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

Blood Drive

Time: 1 - 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: Stevenson South Towers, 1321 S. Stevenson Drive

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250

A retired teacher provides homework help for students in grades 3 through 5 in the DeKalb School District 428. Space is limited; registration is required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, April 2

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, 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.

Bedtime Stories

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 3

Place: Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road

Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 3

Place: NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, Northern Illinois University

A joint opening reception for the art museum exhibits "Looting, Hoarding, Collecting..." and "Hoarding, Amassing and Excess." Some exhibiting artists will be on hand to speak about their work.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 3

Place: The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway

An opening reception for "Rural Romanticism," an exhibit of nature and landscape paintings.

Best Buddies Benefit Concert

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 3

Place: NIU Music Building room 173

NIU's female a cappella group, the Northern Notes, will host this benefit concert for Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization that facilitates friendships between people with disabilities and people without. The Huskie Hunks, NIU's male a cappella group, will also appear. Admission is free, but donations to the Best Buddies Friendship Walk are encouraged.

'Look Homeward, Angel'

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

Dates: 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.

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Buffet

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Friday through April 18; next, April 4

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: 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.

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.

Money Smart Week: Kids Read

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

PNC Bank will provide goody bags of fun money-literacy activities, and the library will entertain children with stories and activities that teach and encourage them to save.

Garage Sale

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St.

Hustle for Hearing 5K

Time: Registration at 8 a.m.; run at 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: Hopkins Park nature trail

Cost: $25

More information: 815-756-3202 or hfoulker@rampcil.org

A 5K run/walk to benefit deaf and hard-of-hearing programs at RAMP.

Blood Drive

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: CVS, 1022 Lincoln Highway

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.

Community Sing

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building

The public is invited to this free concert in which everyone in the audience will combine to make an instant choir under the direction of Nick Page, an internationally known composer, conductor, author and song leader.

'The Cotton Patch Gospel'

Time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St.

Tickets: $10 plus free-will donation

More information: 815-751-0190

Using audio and video technology, this musical that imagines what life would be like if Jesus was born in the 20th century in Georgia is performed by one man, who plays more than 20 roles and sings his own backup. Proceeds are divided among Feed'em Soup, Why Hunger and the Mennonite Central Committee.

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.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, April 6

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.

St. Mary Catholic School Open House

Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

Date: Sunday, April 6

Place: 210 Gurler Road

More information: 815-756-7905 or www.stmaryschooldekalb.com

Get information about the school and take a guided tour.

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.

Piano and Violin Concert

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Sunday, April 6

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

Pianist Victoria Young and violinist Victor Ryzhov will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and others.

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

Salad Bar Luncheon

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 7

Place: St. Mary's Catholic Church Ministry Center, corner of North Fourth and Pine streets

Tickets: $10

The Catholic Daughters of America Immaculate Conception Court 996 annual fundraiser includes meatballs, ham, baked beans, dinner rolls, and an assortment of salads and desserts. Carryouts are available. Proceeds support local and national charities.

'Curriculum-Rich: Using Children's Literature to Teach Financial Literacy'

Time: 4:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 7

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

More information: jdymond@niu.edu or 815-753-4751

Northern Illinois University's Center for Economic Education, 4-C and the DeKalb Public Library present a program on books and activities to help children practice essential math and literacy skills while learning about income, saving, and money management.

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.

DeKalb Montessori Open House

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 8

Place: St. Mary Parish Center, 302 Fisk Ave.

More information: 847-812-3653

'Making Credit Work for You'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 8

Place: Eduardo's, 214 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-753-4751, jdymond@niu.edu or www.niu.edu/stem

In this STEM Cafe, a lively, humorous presentation will teach listeners about using credit, affording debt and living debt free.

James Dashner at NIU

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 9

Place: Altgeld Auditorium third-floor balcony, Northern Illinois University

James Dashner, author of "The Maze Runner" series, will speak about his books, the film adaptation, and his life as an author.

'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.

Student Composers Concert

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 9

Place: NIU Music Building recital hall, 500 Lucinda Ave.

More information: 815-753-0642

A free concert of music by NIU student composers.

Strategies for Supporting Students With ASD at Home and at School

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Place: Camelot School, 315 N. Sixth St.

Dr. Tim Wahlberg, a licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist who has published extensively on autism and neurological impairments, will give this free presentation for families and teachers of children with autism.

'Psychological Aspects of Hoarding'

Time: 5 – 5:50 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Place: Altgeld Hall room 315, Northern Illinois University

More information: www.niu.edu/artmuseum

Arielle P. Rogers, a graduate student in psychology, will present her theories on the psychological causes of hoarding behavior by outlining behavioral issues and genetic factors.

Taste of Home Cooking School

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $12 - $50

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

A Taste of Home culinary specialist wil demonstrate step-by-step recipes. Each attendee will receive a gift bag and can enter to win a door prize. Those with premium tickets will receive a free Taste of Home cookbook, early access to the vendors in the lobby, and a meet-and-greet with the chef.

American Social History Through Sheet Music

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Place: Founders Library lower level staff lounge, NIU

Cardiopulmonary Spring Bake Sale

Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 11

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital, garden level

More information: 815-758-7265

Proceeds from this bake sale fund cardiopulmonary rehab sessions for patients who need financial assistance. Donations of baked goods are also appreciated.

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 11

Place: Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road

'Here (and there): Music for Piano and Electronics'

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 11

Place: NIU Music Building Recital Hall

Guest pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi will present a free concert.

Tropical TAILS

Time: 5 - 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 12

Place: Faranda's

Tickets: $75

More information: www.tailshumanesociety.org

Dinner with live and silent auctions. An online auction opened March 1. Proceeds benefit TAILS Humane Society.

Canaday Family Fundraiser

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 12

Place: Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road

Cost: $10

More information: newmanniudre@gmail.com

The event includes Pizza Villa pizza, a showing of "Frozen," a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Canaday family. Christopher Canaday is a seventh grader at Clinton Rosette Middle School who has had more than 23 surgeries and counting due to a congenital heart defect. His father, Mark, was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 esophageal cancer. To donate directly, visit www.gofundme.com/fightpulmonaryatresia.

Community Yoga

Time: 3 – 4:15 p.m.

Date: Second Sunday of each month; next, April 13

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.

NIU Steelband 40th Anniversary Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, April 13

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building, 500 Lucinda Ave.

More information: www.niu.edu/music or lteague@niu.edu

The NIU Steelband marks its 40th anniversary with a special concert including a number of special guest performers.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 15

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

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

No partner needed, casual dress, leather-soled shoes recommended. A lesson in basic swing steps is included at the beginning of the evening.

'Incarnation: New Music for Piano Trio'

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 15

Place: NIU Music Building Recital Hall

The Amicizia Trio will present a free concert of new works for the violin, cello, and piano.

Ford Drive 4UR School Test Drive Fundraiser

Time: 12:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 16

Place: DeKalb High School parking lot

DeKalb Music Boosters will receive $20 for every Ford test drive taken at this event, up to $6,000. Any licensed driver 18 or older can participate (one per household).

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, April 2

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.

Babysitting Fundraiser

Time: 2 – 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 5

Place: St. Catherine's Church

More information: 630-677-2113 or kimsiegwarth@gmail.com

Call or email to reserve a spot. There will be games, crafts, karaoke and activities to entertain children. Funds support this year's youth mission trip.

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.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, April 8

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

Music by Will Kruger

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Place: Genoa Public Library

Songs that pay tribute to the singer/songwriter era of the 1960s and '70s covering artists like Simon and Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, and John Denver along with performing some of his own compositions.

Russell Hustle Trail Run

Time: 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

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. Register in advance online or in person from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. the day of the race.

Easter Egg Hunt

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, April 12

Place: Chamberlain Park

The bunny will be on hand for this egg hunt. Children are separated by age for more fun for everyone.

Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 12

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State Road

Tickets: Adults $7, children 6-12 $5, children 5 and younger eat free

More information: 815-784-2522

Delivery available on request. Proceeds benefit the Trinity Scholarship Fund.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; next, April 2

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, April 4

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.

Community Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Second Saturday of each month; next, April 12

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.

Easter Egg Hunt

Time: Noon

Date: Saturday, April 12

Place: Kingston Township Park

The Easter Bunny will preside over this egg hunt, broken into age groups so everyone can find an egg.

SYCAMORE

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 2

Place: Sycamore High School cafeteria

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.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, April 2

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

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, April 3

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

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

Pure Water Project Raffle

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 9

Place: Culver's, 1200 DeKalb Ave.

Amanda's Spa & Beauty of DeKalb will sell raffle tickets for the chance to win an Aveda gift basket worth more than $500. The fundraiser supports clean water projects.

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.

Quick Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Meals

Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. or 6 - 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $10

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

Learn recipes and techniques for any style of eater. Registration required.

Financial Aid Advice for Teens

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Exploring Career Tech Programs at Kishwaukee College

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 10

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Caring for the Caregiver

Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 11

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: 815-748-2958

A free lunch presentation for those caring for someone living with cancer. The presentation ends with a free massage. Registration required.

Social Security Planning for Baby Boomers

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 11

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Cooking With Fresh Garden Produce

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 11

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

Cost: $5

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

Learn to cook fresh garden produce safely. Includes 13 recipes, four fact sheets, cooking tips, a demonstration and a tasting.

Community Flea Market

Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 12

Place: St. Mary's Parish Activity Center, 322 Waterman St.

More information: 815-895-3726 ext. 2

Free to shop; $20 to rent booth space. Proceeds benefit a high school mission trip.

Spring Babies

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 12

Place: Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St.

Cost: $3 per person, plus museum admission

More information: 815-895-9777

Visit with spring babies including chicks, bunnies, ducklings, goats and lambs. Tickets are in 15-minute increments and usually sell out.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, April 2

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Stories for children 3 to 5.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, April 3

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.

More News

Reader Poll

Do you prefer packaged or homemade Halloween costumes?
Packaged
Homemade