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Town Crier Events for April 23 - May 7

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:58 a.m. CDT

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CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, April 23

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 23

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 28

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 29

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Community Garage Sale and Craft Show

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dates: May 2 and 3

More information: 815-756-4851 or 815-761-7054 or cortlandil.org

Maps will be available at welcome stations around town the day of the sale. There will be coffee and doughnuts served at map stations. There will be food vendors around town. Registration information available online.

DeKALB

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, April 23

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.

Dietitian's Dish

Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 23

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center

A registered dietitian will present free samples and healthy recipes.

Prairie Plant Sale

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dates: April 23 - 25

Place: Montgomery Hall Auditorium Lobby, Northern Illinois University

Prairie plants will be sold for $4 each, four for $10, or $16 for 38. Proceeds support environmental organizations.

Free Know Your Numbers Screening

Time: 7 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: KishHealth System Professional Building

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Registration required.

Hands Around the Courthouse

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: DeKalb County Courthouse

A free community event to honor victims of child abuse.

Blood Drive

Time: 2 - 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: Stevenson North Complex, NIU

Walk for Water

Time: 2 - 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: MLK Commons, Northern Illinois University

Participants will walk laps carrying water in an effort to empathize with girls in Tanzania who walk miles every day to carry water to their families. Walkers will be sponsored to raise money for a library and community center in Tanzania.

'Going Blind'

Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: Cole Auditorium, Northern Illinois University

After a reception in the foyer, Joe Lovett's film "Going Blind" will be screened in the auditorium, with a Q-and-A session after the movie. Lovett is internationally known for his efforts to raise awareness of sight loss and vision issues.

Google Drive

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Use Google Docs to store, access, and share documents. Make things like reports, spreadsheets and presentations in Google Drive. This class will teach the basics of using this free, Google-powered service.

An Inside Look at Sudden Cardiac Death

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Spring 2014 Dance Concert

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

Dates: April 24 – 27

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

The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Danc presents a performance of original and restaged works in its spring concert.

Tea Party: Fashions from the Past

Time: Noon – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 25

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Antiques Appraisal Show

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 25

Place: Heritage Woods, 2626 N. Annie Glidden Road

More information: 815-787-6500 or marketing@hw-dekalb-slf.com

A professional appraiser will give informal, "Antiques Roadshow"-style appraisals of antiques people bring in. Space is limited; registration required.

All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

Time: 7 - 10:30 a.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month; next, April 26

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church

Cost: Adults $7, children $4

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

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

Divas Dish

Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

Place: Barsema Alumni & Visitor Center

Tickets: $30 or two for $50

More information: 815-756-7904 or www.gliddenhomestead.org

Nearly 40 chefs will share favorite family recipes at this tasting event to support the Glidden Homestead.

Burger & A Brew Comedy Tour

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

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

Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

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

Tickets include a gourmet burger and fries with one beer, glass or wine or soft drink served at 7 p.m. and a ticket to the comedy show at 8 p.m. Cost of ticket includes tax and tips.

Neighbors' House 5K

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Sunday, April 27

Place: Hopkins Park

Cost: $25 before April 14; $30 late registration

More information: www.neighborshouse.org or nh@neighborshouse.org

The 3.1-mile course begins and ends in Hopkins Park, using the nature trail. Awards for top finishers; all participants are eligible for a post-race raffle.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast

Time: 7:30 - 11 a.m.

Date: Every Sunday; next, April 27

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: 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 28

Place: Holmes Student Center

DeKalb Kiwanis Town Hall Meeting

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 28

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

State Rep. Robert Pritchard will give a legislative update at this meeting open to the public.

Victors Awards Show

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 28

Place: The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $20

More information: 815-753-1923 or egyptiantheatre.org

NIU Athletics' annual, ESPY-style awards show will feature live performances, music, and awards presentations.

Living After Loss

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 28

Place: KishHealth System Hospice

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Blood Drive

Time: 3 - 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 29

Place: Anytime Fitness, 975 S. Annie Glidden Road

All donors will receive a free two-week pass to the gym or free month of tanning not gym members; members who donate will receive a free fitness consultation.

Blood Drive

Time: 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 29

Place: University Plaza, 900 Crane Drive

Take Back the Night

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 29

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

After a brief rally, those in attendance will march through downtown DeKalb in a show of support of victims of sexual or domestic violence. After the walk, survivors of violence will speak out in the church basement, where T-shirts decorated by victims will be on display.

Blood Drive

Time: 2:30 - 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 30

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

Chronic Rotator Cuff Tears

Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 30

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Registration required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, April 30

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.

New Baby Care

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 1

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Cost: $15 per couple

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Registration required.

DeKalb High School Plant Sale

Time: 3 – 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: May 2 – 3

Place: DeKalb High School greenhouse

The DHS horticulture class will sell bedding plants, vegetables and hanging baskets they produced.

Zumba Party

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: First Friday of each month; next, May 2

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, May 3

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Cost: $15 per couple

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Registration required. There will be a free tour of the hospital's maternity suites at 1 p.m.; register separately for the tour.

Free Comic Book Day

Time: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 3

Place: Graham Crackers Comics, 901R Lucinda Ave.

Everyone who stops by the store will receive three exclusive Free Comic Book Day comics and three more select comics, all for free. A guest artist will do free character sketches, and there will be a raffle for free graphic novels.

Super Siblings

Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 3

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Cost: $10 per family

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Registration required. Children can learn what to expect when their family's new baby arrives. There will be a free tour of the maternity suites from 1-2 p.m.; register for the tour separately.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, April 23

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.

Drive-Thru Dinner

Time: 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

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

Cost: $10

Pork chop or chicken breast, potato salad, baked beans, applesauce, roll and butter. Tickets can be purchased from members of the Knights of Columbus before April 20.

Bunco for Breast Cancer

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

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

Tickets: $30

More information: 815-751-2970 or 815-761-0515

Cash bar at 6 p.m., bunco begins at 7 p.m. Only 156 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available at Speciality Gifts, 133 W. Main St. in Genoa.

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. - noon

Date: Sunday, April 27

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

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, April 27

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, April 29

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

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; next, April 23

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

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

Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 23

Place: Route 30 and South Sycamore Street

More information: 815-739-1336

Volunteers will plant trees and flowers, remove weeds and clean up the park for spring. It's not all work; there will be fun Earth Day activities, too.

Kindergarten Round Up

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

Date: Thursday, April 24

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

More information: 815-286-3400

All 2014-2015 kindergarten students and their parents are invited to stop by this open house to meet teachers and see the classrooms. Families who have registered their children or plan to register their children in kindergarten this fall and are not able to attend are asked to call the school.

LEGO Group

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Friday; next, April 25

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

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

Historical Society Dinner and Auction

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

Place: Hinckley-Big Rock High School

Tickets: $20

More information: 815-286-9075

Silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner is served at 6 p.m, live auction begins after dinner. The theme of the event is Prairie Pioneer Days: 1964-2014. The dinner is open to the public and is the primary source of income for the historical society. Don Austin will provide musical entertainment. Catering by Dairy Joy. Tickets are available at the historical society museum, Resource Bank, Hinckley Public Library, South Moon Barbecue, and from historical society members.

KINGSTON

Tim Hannig's Pro-Kids Show

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 23

Place: Kingston Elementary School

Family night show featuring custom magic, music, comedy, puppets and audience involvement. The show contains a message of respecting others.

Pork Roast Supper

Time: 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 3

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

Blood Drive

Time: 3 - 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 23

Place: Kirkland Fire Department, 3891 Route 72

Boosters Auction

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

Place: Hiawatha High School

Dinner available at 5:30; live auction and basket raffles begin at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Hiawatha Sports Boosters, Fine Arts Boosters and PTO.

SHABBONA

Pork Chop Dinner Drive-Thru

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 25

Place: Shabbona United Church of Christ, 104 E. Navaho

More information: 815-824-2359

Catered by Fay's. Call ahead to reserve tickets. Choice of two-chop, half-chicken, or one chop and quarter-chicken dinners, all for $11. Proceeds help youth attend camp.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, April 23

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

Genealogy Interest Group

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 23

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: 815-895-9424

County Meeting on Elder Abuse

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 23

Place: DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Representatives of DeKalb County Elder Care Services will present a free program on elder abuse.

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, April 24

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Hands Around the Courthouse

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: DeKalb County Courthouse

A community event to honor victims of child abuse.

Museum Docent Training

Time: 7 - 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

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

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

Those interested in volunteering with the museum or who want to know more about volunteer opportunities are invited to this training session. You do not need a knowledge of local history to volunteer.

Senior Health Fair & Expo

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 25

Place: Home Bound Health Care, 1625 Bethany Road

Blood Drive

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 25

Place: Home Bound Health Care, 1625 Bethany Road

Spring Fishing Derby

Time: 8 – 10:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

Place: Sycamore Lake

Cost: $4 for Sycamore Park District residents, $5 for nonresidents

More information: 815-895-3202

Walk to End Child Abuse

Time: Registration at 9:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

Place: Sycamore High School field house

Cost: $15

'General Dutton's America' Grand Opening

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

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

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

The grand opening of the history museum's new exhibit, which looks at the history of Sycamore and the nation through the experience of a Civil War-era resident.

Babies Gone WILD!

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 26

Place: Regale Center, 124 S. California St.

Tickets: $20

More information: www.oakenacres.org

Meet Deshka the bald eagle and the Oaken Acres wild animal ambassadors in this fundraiser for Oaken Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Event includes dinner by Taxco, a cash bar, and an auction.

Mother-Son Date Night

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, April 27

Place: 4 Seasons Sports

Cost: Moms $20 for Sycamore Park District residents, $30 for nonresidents; each son $7.50 for in district, $12.50 for out of district

Cost includes pizza, soda, shoe rental and two games of bowling. Registration due by April 20.

Mom's Madness

Time: Noon - 2 p.m.

Date: Sunday, April 27

Place: Cabana Charley's

Find a gift for Mother's Day from such vendors as Thirty-One, Origami Owl, lia sophia, Avon, Scentsy, Celebrating Home, and more.

Blood Drive

Time: 2 - 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, April 28

Place: Kishwaukee Family YMCA

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Monday of each month; next, April 28

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.

Bunco

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: First Thursday of each month; next, May 1

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

Cost: $10

Sycamore High School Plant Sale

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekends, 3:10 – 4:30 p.m. weekdays

Dates: May 3 – 11

Place: Sycamore High School greenhouse, on the south side of the building

More information: 815-899-2160 ext. 2168 or kpoynter@syc427.org

A sale of annuals, perennials, and herbs grown by students in the greenhouse. Proceeds benefit the agriculture program.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Time: 1 - 9 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 4

Place: Bill Johnson Boulevard, behind Taxco restaurant in downtown Sycamore

Live music, beer garden, food, pinatas, games, petting zoo, pony rides, contests, dance performances, and more. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits.

Preventing Falls

Time: Noon

Date: Monday, May 5

Place: KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Meditation Monday

Time: 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Date: First Monday of each month; next, May 5

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.

Ingredients for Healthy Living: Greens and Beans

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 6

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $10

More information: www.kishprograms.org

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, April 23

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 24

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.

Waterman Elementary Fine Arts Festival

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 24

Place: Indian Creek Middle School

More information: 815-263-3351

Viewing of student art begins at 6:30 p.m., music and movement performance begins at 7 p.m. All K-5 students are participating. Open to the public.

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