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Town Crier Events for May 21-June 4

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:55 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:02 a.m. CDT

BIG ROCK

Big Rock Historical Society Classic Car Show

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 1

Place: Plowman's Park

More information: 630-556-3573 or bbaie1@att.net

Vehicle registration is from 8-10:45 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Trophy presentations begin at 3 p.m.

CORTLAND

Crochet Class

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 21

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, May 22

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

First Grade & Up Story and Craft

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, May 22

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Story Time with Miss Terri

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, May 27

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

CRESTON

Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Day Service

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Woodlawn Cemetery

More information: 815-751-3143

This year’s gues speaker will be Air Force veteran Amy Shaw. If the weather is bad, the event will move indoors to St. John’s Lutheran Church on East South Street.

DeKALB

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 21

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.

'How to Start a Successful Child Care Business'

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 22

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

More information: 800-848-8727 ext. 230

This free workshop by 4-C is for people interested in offering child care in their home. It will cover information on legal child care, professional business practices, and local resources. Registration required.

'Spectacular: Group Art Exhibition'

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Dates: Fridays through May 30

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

All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

Time: 7 - 10:30 a.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month; next, May 24

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church

Cost: Adults $7, children $4

Cemetery Preparation

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 24

Place: DeKalb American Legion Post

Volunteers will gather at the American Legion at 9 a.m. before dispersing to local cemeteries to decorate veterans’ graves with American flags.

Memorial Day Honor Guard

Date: Sunday, May 25

The DeKalb American Legion Post will have a Memorial Day honor guard at Veterans Park at 8 a.m., Fairview Cemetery at 8:15 a.m., Malta Cemetery at 8:40 a.m., St. Mary’s Cemetery at 9:10 a.m., the First Street bridge at 9:25 a.m., the Congregational Church Cemetery at 9:40 a.m., the County Cemetery at 10 a.m., the Ohio Grove Cemetery at 10:25 a.m., the Cortland Cemetery at 10:50 a.m., Afton Cemetery at 11:20 a.m., and the cemetery at Seventh and Taylor streets at 11:40 a.m.

Memorial Day Parade

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Downtown DeKalb

Glidden Homestead Tours

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesdays; noon – 4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays of each month through November

Date: Next, Sunday, May 25

Place: Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $4, children 13 and younger free

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

Tour the historic homestead where DeKalb city father Joseph Glidden lived when he invented one of the world's most widely-used barbed wire designs. Visit a working blacksmith shop on site.

Ellwood-Nehring House Grand Opening

Time: 5:15 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 29

Place: Ellwood-Nehring House, 417 N. First St.

More information: 815-756-4609 or www.ellwoodhouse.org

Volunteer tour guides will be on hand to share the history of the historic home of Perry and May Ellwood before they inherited the Isaac Ellwood mansion.

Nature Trail Cleanup Day

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 31

Place: The nature trail at Greenwood Acres Drive

Volunteers should wear old shoes and work gloves.

Saturday Burger Fry

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 31

Place: Knights of Columbus, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-758-4141

Cost varies by item. Menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, french fries, potato skins, onion rings and mushrooms. Carryouts available.

Public Star Party

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 31

Place: Afton Forest Preserve, 13600 Crego Road, east of Route 23 and south of Perry Road

More information: www.dekalbcounty.org/forestpreserve

Members of the Northwest Suburban Astronomers will be on hand with their telescopes so people can view the stars while members explain what they are seeing. Dress warmly, bring insect repellent if desired, and bring a flashlight covered in red cellophane to preserve night vision. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes. The event will be canceled if it rains.

String Recital

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 1

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

A free recital by violinist Mathias Tacke, featuring Victor Ryzhov, Ann Montzka and Thomas Cappaert.

Living With Cancer: Chair Yoga

Time: 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Date: Monday, June 2

Place: KishHealth System Cancer Center

Blood Drive

Time: 1– 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 4

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Heartsaver AED/CPR

Time: 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 4

Place: KishHealth System Emergency Medical Services

Cost: $45

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Registration required.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, May 21

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.

Brown Bag Lunch: Beekeepers

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 21

Place: Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society, 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-2199 or kvhs@atcyber.net

Learn about beekeeping in this free presentation.

Open Air Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month May-September; next, May 24

Place: Downtown Genoa

More information: genoamainstreet.org

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, May 25

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Memorial Day Observance

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

More information: 815-751-6211

The parade starts at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St., at 11:30 a.m. and ends at the cemetery of Faith United Methodist Church on South Stott Street, where a ceremony will begin at noon. Donations for care packages for troops will be collected at the veterans home through May 30.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, May 27

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

Safe Sitter

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 4

Place: KishHealth System Physician Group

Cost: $40

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Registration required.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; next, May 21

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, May 23

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

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

KIRKLAND

Memorial Day Observance

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 25

Place: Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial, Franklin Township Park

LEE

Memorial Day Observance

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Waterman American Legion Post 654 will hold Memorial Day services at Union Cemetery at 9 a.m., First Lutheran Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., and St. James Cemetery at 9:50 a.m.

MALTA

Memorial Day Observance

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Malta United Methodist Church, South Third and Sprage streets

MAPLE PARK

Memorial Day Observance

Date: Monday, May 26

Maple Park American Legion Post 312 will hold services at six local cemeteries. Services will be held at Pierce Cemetery in Troxel at 9:15 a.m.; at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Maple Park at 9:30 a.m.; at Gardner Methodist Cemetery on Route 38 at 9:45 a.m.; at Van Vlak Cemetery on McNulty Road at 10 a.m.; at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery on Meredith Road at 10:15 a.m.; and at South Burlington Cemetery on Ramm Road at 10:30 a.m.

Healing Field Ceremony

Time: Noon

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Kaneland High School

More than 1,000 American flags will fly in a field east of the high school. The service will include speakers, music by the high school band, bagpipers, a wreath-laying ceremony and a 21-gun salute.

SHABBONA

Memorial Day Observance

Time: 10:15 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center

Waterman American Legion Post 654 will hold a Memorial Day observance.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 21

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

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, May 22

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Sycamore High School Memorial Day Observance

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Date: Friday, May 23

Place: Sycamore High School

The observance will begin at the flagpole, where the flag will be lowered to half-staff while spectators sing patriotic songs. Inside, the community is invited to view local veteran-related displays from 8 to 9 a.m. There will be refreshments in the cafeteria.

Toddler Music With Angie Carter

Time: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Dates: Fridays in May; next, May 23

Place: Sycamore Public Library

For children 3 and younger.

Mother-Daughter Spa Day

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 24

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Mothers and daughters can enjoy organic foot soaks, hand massages, readings about mothers and daughters, guided meditation, and more. Space is limited; registration required.

Mayors' Memorial Day Breakfast

Time: 6:45 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

More information: ffb66@juno.com

Joiner Cemetery Memorial Day Service

Time: 8:15 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Joiner Cemetery

Sycamore Memorial Day Observance

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

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

The service will begin at the veterans home, then there will be a parade to Elmwood Cemetery, where the service will continue.

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Monday of each month; next, May 26

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.

Blood Drive

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 28

Place: Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

Blood Drive

Time: 3:15 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 28

Place: Sycamore High School

Genealogy Interest Group: Norwegian and European Ancestry

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 28

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Solveig Quinney of the Norwegian American Genealogy Center in Wisconsin will give a presentation on researching Norwegian and European ancestry.

Fit & Flexible: For Young People Over 60

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 29

Place: Sycamore Golf Club, 940 E. State St.

More information: 815-758-4718

This free presentation by a physical therapist will cover fitness, exercises for flexibility, and more.

Northern Illinois Art Show

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday

Dates: May 31 and June 1

Place: DeKalb County Courthouse lawn

More information: www.kval.us

More than 70 artists will exhibit and sell their works in a variety of media, including paintings, photography, ceramics, fabrics, wood, and metal.

Author Kelly Daniels

Time: Noon

Date: Saturday, May 31

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Author Kelly Daniels will discuss his new book, "Cloudbreak, California."

Meditation Monday

Time: 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Date: First Monday of each month; next, June 2

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.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, May 21

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Stories for children 3 to 5.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, May 22

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.

American Legion Post 654 Services

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Lions Park

The Waterman American Legion Post 654 will hold services at Lions Park in honor of Memorial Day.

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