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Town Crier events for June 11-25

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 11:29 a.m. CDT

CORTLAND

Crochet Class

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 11

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, June 12

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, June 12

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, June 17

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, June 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

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

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 11

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.

Bedtime Stories

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Pajamas are welcome at this evening story time.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through September; next, June 12

Place: Van Buer Plaza, Locust Street in downtown DeKalb

Ellwood Explorers: Stained Glass

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 12

Place: Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St.

Cost: $5

More information: 815-756-4609 or tews@ellwoodhouse.org

Children are invited to a one-hour exploration of stained glass windows in both the Ellwood mansion and the Ellwood-Nehring house. They will learn about the history of stained glass, see examples, and color their own stained glass designs on wax paper to take home. Parents, grandparents and guardians of participating children can also register. Advance registration is required.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 12

Place: The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-758-0313

An opening reception for "The Difference Between," a solo exhibition by Nathan Dulceak examining the human figure through photographic, digital, and printmaking media.

Computer Basics Class

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 12

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Register by phone or at the reference desk.

'Am I at Risk for Kidney Disease?'

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 12

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: www.kishprograms.org

'12 Angry Jurors'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weeknights and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: June 12 – 15

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

Tickets: Adults $12, children $10

More information: www.stagecoachers.com

An adaptation of the classic courtroom drama "12 Angry Men."

DIY Potted Herb Garden

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Friday, June 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 260 or edithc@dkpl.org

Make a potted herb garden using tin cans. All materials will be provided. No registration required.

Prepared Childbirth Weekend Express

Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Cost: $50 per couple

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Big Brothers Big Sisters Informational Session

Time: 11 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: Family Service Agency, 14 Health Services Drive

Learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and get answers to questions or concerns about volunteering with the mentoring program.

'Circus Circus'

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: $18.50, children 3 and younger free but ticket required

More information: www.egyptiantheatre.org

The Sycamore/Rochelle Performing Arts Academy will give this dance performance.

'Best of Broadway'

Time: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: June 14 and 15

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: Adults $16, children 12 and younger $10

More information: www.egyptiantheatre.org

Dance Dimensions presents music and dance numbers from well-known Broadway musicals such as "Cats," "A Chorus Line," and "Hairspray."

Safe Sitter

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 16

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Cost: $40

More information: www.kishprograms.org

A babysitter-training program for tweens.

Kickoff for FSA

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 17

Place: Barsema Alumni & Visitor Center

Tickets: $80

More information: 815-758-8616 or etamms@fsadekalbcounty.org

Dinner, silent auction, Northern Illinois University football preview with head coach Rod Carey, meet the football team's new recruits, and radio personality Hub Arkush.

'Unlocking the Pain Puzzle: A Panel Discussion'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 17

Place: Creative Therapeutics, 400 E. Hillcrest Drive

More information: wholept.com

A panel of pain experts talk about the latest in pain management in this free presentation.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 17

Place: O'Leary's Irish Pub & Grill second floor, 260 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

No partner required. A lesson in basic swing steps will be given, then there will be social dancing. Leather-soled shoes are recommended.

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, Tuesday, June 17

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.

DeKalb Municipal Band Concert

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 17

Place: Hopkins Park Band Shell

Retirement Open House for Ellen Tyne

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd.

An open house will be held in the activity room to honor Ellen Tyne for her 28 years of service as the administrator of Barb City Manor.

STEM Cafe: 'Infecticide: Using Cellular Immunity to Control Insect Pest Populations'

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: Eduardo's, 214 E. Lincoln Highway

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

Can aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs control insect pest populations, by making insects less resistant to infection while not harming humans? An expert from Northern Illinois University will lead this informal public discussion.

How to Start a Successful Child Care Business

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

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

More information: 800-848-8727 ext. 230

This free workshop is for anyone interested in starting a home-based day care. It will cover legal information, professional business practices, and resources and supports. Registration requested.

Infant Safety and CPR Class

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Cost: $15 per couple

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Place: Northern Illinois University Lot 25

People can safely dispose of unused or leftover household products like oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, pharmaceuticals, mercury and mercury-containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, herbicides, pesticides, adhesivs, hosehold batteries, and fluorescent or high-intensity discharge lamps. No latex paint, explosives, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, biohazards, sharps, controlled substances, agricultural chemicals, business waste, propane tanks and lead acid batteries will be accepted.

Trivia Night

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

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

Cost: $10

More information: 815-756-8461

Teams of six will compete in a trivia contest with a "baby boomers" theme. The public is invited to form teams to compete. Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Fund.

Jim Hendricks Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 22

Place: Westminster Presbyterian Church

Hendricks will perform gosepl and contemporary Christian music on the piano.

Feed'em Soup Drive-Thru Dinner

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 24

Place: Feed'em Soup, 122 S. First St.

Tickets: $8

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

Pick up dinner on your way home to benefit Feed'em Soup. Menu includes Italian beef, pasta salad, and spring greens salad. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Library Meeting and Ice Cream Social

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 25

Place: NIU Founders Memorial Library, lower level staff lounge

A public ice cream social will be held after a brief business meeting of the Friends of NIU Libraries.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, June 11

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.

Brett's Run

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Cost: $20

More information: www.brettsrun.org

Proceeds support scholarships for Genoa-Kingston High School seniors.

Genoa Days Parade

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: Downtown Genoa

Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts walking in the parade will collect nonperishable food donations from people in the crowd.

All-You-Can-Eat VFW Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Sunday of each month; next, June 15

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

Cost: $7

Biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, creamed chipped beef, sausage, bacon, hash browns, orange juice, milk, coffee and French toast.

Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays, next, June 15

Place: 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-5559

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, June 17

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

Park District Public Hearing

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Dates: Tuesday, June 17

Place: Genoa Park District, 400 E. Second St.

More information: 815-784-5612

The Genoa Park District will host public input meetings regarding improvements and changes to Chamberlain Park, including moving or rebuilding the skate park, converting the existing skate park back into a tennis court, and adding features such as a sand volleyball court, shuffleball court, concrete Baggos, a horseshoe court and pickleball. The public input will be used in a grant application the district is making to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Antiques Brown Bag Lunch

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum, 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-2199, 815-784-5559 or kvhs@atcyber.net

Cris Johnson of the Laughing Cat antique shop will share her knowledge of antiques, primarily antique collector dolls. Admission is free; light refreshments are provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch.

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, June 20

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

Cost: $5

Line dancing by dancers' request. Split floor for couple dances and line dances.

Family Friendly 5K Mud Race

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Place: Crosswind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road

Cost: $30

More information: 224-523-1361 or runfortheking.com

This run includes mud, music, obstacles and activities. Proceeds benefit the church and an orphanage it supports.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, June 22

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

HINCKLEY

Dance Team Car Wash

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: Diamond Lube N Oil, 651 E. Lincoln Highway

Proceeds support summer dance camp.

Super Couponing

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: Hinckley Community Building, 120 N. Maple St.

More information: 815-286-3220 or www.hinckley.lib.il.us

KINGSTON

Community Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Second Saturday of each month; next, June 14

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.

KIRKLAND

Salad Luncheon

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 12

Place: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sixth and South streets

A free-will offering will be used to update the Kirkland Public Library technology capabilities. The Citizen of the Year will be recognized at noon.

LEE

Salad Luncheon and Card Party

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: St. James Parish Center

Suggested donation: Adults $8, children 5-12 $4

Lunch will be served until 1 p.m., then raffles, door prizes and card games will follow.

MALTA

Farm Safety Camp

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, June 27

Place: Jonamac Orchard

Cost: $10 per camper or $20 per family

More information: 815-756-6361

Children 8-12 who live on working farms or visit farms frequently will learn how to stay safe with 12 hands-on focus areas. Registration forms available at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau or at www.dekalbfarmbureau.org. Register by June 13.

SHABBONA

Blood Drive

Time: 12:30 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 25

Place: Prairie Crossing Supportive Living Center, 407 W. Comanche Ave.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 11

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

'Vegetable Pests and Disease Management'

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 11

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

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

The University of Illinois Extension presents a program on how to identify common vegetable garden pests and diseases and learn to manage them using cultural, chemical, or nonchemical control. Participants may bring samples of pests from their own garden to identify.

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, June 12

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Treasures From the Attic

Dates: June 12 - 14

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

Community-wide garage sales, sidewalk sales and thrift sales.

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Thursday, June 12

Place: Nicor, 1947 Bethany Road

Fruit and Veggie Dissection

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 12

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

Cost: Members $5, non-members $8, observing adults $2

Kids 8 and older will dissect fruit and vegetable plants to learn how they work, how they grow, and the difference between fruit and vegetables. Registration deadline is June 10.

Garden Story Time

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 12

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

More information: 815-895-5762 or sycamorehistory.org/events-programs/

Children 3-6 and their siblings are invited for a story, song, finger play and hands-on activity with the theme "Seeds Are Everywhere." The June 19 story time theme will be "Ladybugs." Registration recommended.

'Daily Life in the Civil War'

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 12

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

Cost: $5 per family

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

In the first Family Fun Day of the summer, step back in time and find out what Civil War soldiers did when they were not on the battlefield. Experience marching drills, battlefield foods, tours, games, and a scavenger hunt.

Watershed Bus Tour

Time: 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: DeKalb County Community Foundation

More information: 815-748-5383 or barb@dekalbccf.org

The bus begins boarding at the community foundation at 8:15 a.m. and returns by 12:30 p.m. The tour provides an up-close look at wetland, prairie and stream bank restoration projects around Sycamore. There is no cost, but space is limited and registration is strongly recommended.

'These ARE The Droids You're Looking For'

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Join Jeremy Benson and Steve Roman for a robotics and "Star Wars"-themed "geek-out."

'Love's Young Dream: Courtship and Weddings in the Lincoln Era'

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 14

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

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

This lecture will look at how young couples in the mid-19th century met, social activities for courting couples, and typical features of weddings and engagements of the time.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through September; next, June 15

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

Build It Challenge!

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 16 and 23

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: www.sycamorelibrary.org

Children in grades 4 through 12 can participate in this building challenge using everyday materials. Registration required.

Reiki Sharing Circle

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Third Monday of each month; next, June 16

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

Cost: $10

More information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

Open to all who want to experience the healing and relaxing energy of Reiki.

Reptomania

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 17

Place: Sycamore Pulbic Library

Learn how animals adapt to live in specific habitats and to protect themselves from predators.

Open House and Food Drive

Time: Noon – 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 17

Place: Country Financial, 2060 Aberdeen Court, Suite B

Meet financial representatives, enjoy refreshments, and tour the new office. The event includes a food drive for a local food pantry and door prize drawings.

Will Kruger Concert

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 17

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Acoustic singer Will Kruger entertains with his own music and that of other singer/songwriters like Simon & Garfunkel and Gordon Lightfoot.

4-H Drive-Thru Pork Chop Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

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

Cost: $10

More information: 815-758-8194

Meals include two pork chops, potato salad, baked beans, applesauce and roll. Tickets must be ordered in advance by phone and can be picked up at the farm bureau office.

Junior Science Experiments

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: www.sycamorelibrary.org

Kids in grades 1 through 4 can participate in these do-it-yourself science experiments. Registration required.

Gardening Presentation

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St.

Cost: $10

More information: 815-762-5513

The feature is a gardening presentation by Blumen Gardens. Inspirational speaker is Diane Dassing, presenting, "A tale without the fairy." Sponsored by the DeKalb Christian Women's Club. RSVP by June 16.

Draft Watershed Presentation

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: Gathertorium, DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St.

More information: 815-748-5383

After nearly 18 months of input and assessments, the Draft Union/Virgil Ditches and East Branch Kishwaukee River Watershed Plan will be presented for public input. The plan will also be available after June 16 on DeKalb County and DeKalb County Community Foundation websites.

Teen Battle of the Bands

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 22

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

More information: 815-895-3202 or www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com

Free admission for the public.

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Monday of each month; next, June 23

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.

Art Workshops

Times: Grades 1-4 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; grades 5-12 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 24

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Registration required.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 24

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Stories and songs for children 18 months to 3 years and an adult caregiver.

Home Orchards Class

Time: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Dates: June 24 and 26

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

Cost: $5

More information: 815-758-8194 or mpetra@illinois.edu

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 25

Place: Brian Bemis, 1875 DeKalb Ave.

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, June 11; July 2, 9, 16, 23

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

A story, snack and craft for children ages 3-6.

Fun With Snacks K-5

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 11

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Hy-Vee's registered dietitian demonstrates fun, healthy snacks.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, June 12

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 and Western Railroad

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Labor Day; next, June 15

Place: Lions Park

More information: www.petestrain.com

Ride through the park on a 1/4-scale miniature train.

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