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Town Crier events for July 23-Aug. 6

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 5:35 p.m. CDT

CORTLAND

Crochet Class

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 23

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, July 24

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

Afternoon Story and Craft

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 24

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Programs at the Park

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, July 29

Place: Lions Park

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

DeKALB

Book Babies and Book Buddies

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 23

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Book Babies is for children from birth to 2 years old. The first half of the 30 minute program features music, movements, and stories; the second half is play time with developmental toys and a chance to interact with the babies and other caregivers. At the same time, children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers can have a story and craft time of their own with Book Buddies.

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 23

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Infants through toddlers and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, and craft time.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, July 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.

Bilingual Book Babies and Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, July 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Book Babies is for children from birth to 2 years old. The first half of the 30 minute program features music, movements, and stories; the second half is play time with developmental toys and a chance to interact with the babies and other caregivers. In a different area at the same time, there will be a story time with stories, music, and puppet play in both Spanish and English.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through September; next, July 24

Place: Van Buer Plaza, Locust Street in downtown DeKalb

Classes for Spanish Speakers

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, July 24

Place: 330 Grove St., at the corner of Grove and Fourth streets

More information: 815-970-3265

Spanish speakers are invited to learn English at free English as a Second Language classes. This group of volunteers also teaches free classes to help native Spanish speakers obtain their GED or Illinois drivers license.

Blood Drive

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 24

Place: Castle Bank, 100 Greenwood Acres Drive

Kishwaukee Fest Parade

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, July 25

Place: Downtown DeKalb

All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

Time: 7 - 10:30 a.m.

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

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church

Cost: Adults $7, children $4

Thrive Neighborhood Market

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 26

Place: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, parking lot

The Thrive group of St. Paul’s and DeKalb County Community Gardens partner for a “pay-what-you-can” farmers market of local, organic produce. Local gardeners with extra produce to share are invited to participate as well.

Card Divining

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 26

Cost: $85

More information: 815-739-4329, abcliving@gmail.com, or www.abcliving.net

Learn about divining using oracle, divination, and tarot cards. Jeanne Essex and Joan Protano will present the workshop together. Location will be provided upon registration.

'The Living Daylights: James Bond Nite'

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 26

Place: The Ellwood House Visitor Center, 509 N First St.

Cost: $5

More information: 815-756-4609

The Ellwood House Visitor Center will host the performance group Wooden Box Theater as they showcase an event which will team-up local live theatrical performers, fashion models, local vendors, and live music with their latest production, “The Living Daylights: James Bond Nite.” The event is based on the 1987 James Bond film of the same name which starred Timothy Dalton as Bond.

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, July 27

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.

NIU Women’s Football Clinic

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 30

Place: Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center, Northern Illinois University

Cost: $60

More information: 815-753-1923

Women are invited to meet members of the Huskie football team and coaching staff, enjoy drinks and appetizers, learn from classroom sessions led by NIU coaches, tour the NIU football facilities, and perform drills on the field at Huskie Stadium, coached by NIU players.

Free Community Dinner

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 30

Place: DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St.

More information: Free transportation available by calling TransVAC, 815-758-6641

Movie Night at Huskie Stadium

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 1

Place: Huskie Stadium, Northern Illinois University

The community is invited onto the field where the NIU Huskies play to watch a family movie on the stadium scoreboard. Gates open at 6 p.m., NIU coaching staff will speak at 6:30 p.m., and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. All seating will be on the turf; no chairs. No food or beverages except bottled water. No balls can be brought into the stadium.

Art, Music, and Ice Cream at the Ellwood House

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, August 3

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

More information: 815-756-4609

Thirty-three artists from around the Midwest will exhibit and sell their work on the mansion’s front lawn in such media as paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, jewelry, and fiber arts. Music will be performed by the DeKalb Municipal Band and folk rock duo Patchouli. Tours of the mansion will be offered from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The DeKalb Area Garden Club will present garden vignettes and will be available to share information and answer gardening questions.

Feed’em Soup Drive-Thru Dinner

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 5

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 andouille sausage and chicken jambalaya, bread, and spring greens salad. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, July 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.

'A Night of Improv'

Tiime: 7 p.m.

Date: Friday, July 25

Place:  CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Rd.

Price: $5 or $2 if wearing your T-shirt from a past show

More information: Debbie Davenport, d_davenport@frontier.com

A family friendly comedy show where scenes are created on the spot with suggestions from the audience.

Open Air Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month through September; next, July 26

Place: Downtown Genoa

More information: genoamainstreet.org

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

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

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays, next, July 27

Place: 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-5559

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, July 29

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

HINCKLEY

Game Day

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Dates: Mondays in July; next, July 28

Place: Hinckley Public Library

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

For children in grades 1 through 8.

Incredible Bats

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, July 28

Place: Hinckley Public Library

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

A presentation on bats native to Illinois, plus live bats. No registration required.

KINGSTON

Chicken Supper

Time: 5 and 6:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 2

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.

MALTA

National Day of the Cowboy

Time: Saturday at noon and Sunday at 10 a.m.

Dates: July 26 and 27

Place: Amber Sun Acres Stable, 19819 University Rd.

More information: 815-824-2595 or www.northernillinoisoutlaws.com

The Northern Illinois Outlaws, a cowboy mounted shooting club, will be competing at Amber Sun Acres to celebrate the ninth annual National Day of the Cowboy. Several local vendors, including a food vendor, will be on site. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Bring your cameras and lawn chairs for an exciting day with the cowboys and their fast horses and smoking pistols.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, July 23

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

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 23

Place: Pay-It-Forward House, 719 Somonauk St.

More Information: 815-762-4882 or www.payitforwardhouse.org 

Learn how to become a volunteer with Pay-It-Forward House to serve others in their time of need. Orientation will include a tour of the house, explanation of the mission to serve guests and the various ways to share your time and talents.

‘A Soundtrack for Wartime: Songs of the Civil War’

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 23

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

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

In this presentation, hear examples of Civil War songs and learn why they appealed to Americans during and after the war, whether they were intended to rally troops, pass the time, capture the drama of military campaigns or remind soldiers of loved ones at home.

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, July 24

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Summer Concert Series

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, July 24

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

More information: www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com

Tropixplosion performs music with a Carribbean feel. Bring your own seating; concessions will be available for purchase.

Summer on State: ‘The LEGO Movie’

Time: Dusk

Date: Friday, July 25

Place: City parking lot at Somonauk and Elm streets

A free outdoor movie.

National Dance Day Dance Clinic

Time: 10 a.m. – noon, registration begins at 9:30, performances begin at 11:30

Date: Saturday, July 26

Place: Downtown Sycamore at the community parking lot at the corner of State and Sacramento Streets

More information: 815-899-7868 or www.studiom-dancecompany.com

The StudioM Dance Company will be hosting their Third Annual National Dance Day Dance Clinic. National Dance Day encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and combat obesity. There will be a dance clinic open to the public for beginners to learn a dance routine. At the end of the clinic, routines will be performed for the public as well as a special performance by the studio’s Performance Plus Troupe.

Turning Back Time Cruise Night

Time: 3 – 11 p.m.

Date: Saturday, July 26

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Live music from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m.

Turning Back Time Car Show

Time: 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Sunday, July 27

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Trophies will be awarded at 3:30 p.m.

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Monday of each month; next, July 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.

Eating Your Way Out of Pain

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, July 30

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $20

More information: 815-748-8962

Registration required.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through September; next, Aug. 3

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

Meditation Monday

Time: 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Date: First Monday of each month; next, Aug. 4

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 – 1:15 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, July 23

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

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

Magic Matt

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 23

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Magic and balloon art.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, July 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.

Movie Thursday

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: July 24

Place: Waterman United Methodist Church

More information: 815-264-3991

Waterman and Western Railroad

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Labor Day; next, July 27

Place: Lions Park

More information: www.petestrain.com

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

Vacation Bible School: Weird Animals

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Dates: July 29 – Aug. 1

Place: Waterman Presbyterian Church and Waterman United Methodist Church

More information: 815-264-3991

For children age 4 through those entering sixth grade in the fall.

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