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Town Crier events for Aug. 13-27

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 9:47 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 10:33 a.m. CDT

CORTLAND

Crochet Class

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13

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, Aug. 14

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

Thursday Story and Craft

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, Aug. 14

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Program at the Park

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 19

Place: Lions Park

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


DeKALB

Book Babies and Book Buddies

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

This program is for children from birth up to 2 years and their caregivers. The first half of the 30-minute program will incorporate music, movement and stories; the second half will involve play with developmental toys and interaction between babies and caregivers. Older siblings and other children ages 2-5 can participate in their own story and craft time nearby.

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Infants, toddlers and their caregivers can participate in stories, songs, and a craft.

Interview Skills Workshop

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13

Place: Illinois workNet Center, 650B N. Peace Road

Free Community Dinner

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Monday and Wednesday; next, Aug. 13

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, Aug. 13

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Pajamas are welcome at this special evening story time.

Jazz Jam

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Second and fourth Wednesdays; next, Aug. 13

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-275-4884

Sign up begins at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and join the jam.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through September; next, Aug. 14

Place: Van Buer Plaza, Locust Street in downtown DeKalb

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 14

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Children and caregivers are invited to hear stories, sing songs and watch puppet play in both Spanish and English, teaching children to appreciate a second language.

'How to Supplement Original Medicare with Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans'

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 14

Place: Illinois workNet Center, 650B N. Peace Road

A free presentation by a Blue Cross Blue Shield community relations specialist.

Free Community Lunch

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Date: Every Thursday and Friday; next, Aug. 14

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.

Classes for Spanish Speakers

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, Aug. 14

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.

'A Matter of Balance'

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Date: Thursdays, from Aug. 14 through Oct. 2

Place: DeKalb Senior Center, 330 Grove St.

More information: 815-758-3932

This free, award-winning workshop is designed to prevent falls and increase activity levels. Registration requested.

'Arsenic and Old Lace'

Time: 7:30 p.m.weeknights and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Aug. 24

Dates: Aug. 14 – 16 and 21 – 24

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

Tickets: Adults $12, children $9

More information: 815-758-1940 or www.stagecoachers.com

Stage Coach Players presents this classic madcap comedy in which Mortimer Brewster wrestles with his promise to marry the woman he loves while dealing with his two brothers – one lovably crazy, one criminally insane – and his sweet spinster aunts, who have added poisoning lonely old men to their list of charities.

Mini Quilt Show

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Dates: Fridays, Aug. 15, 22, and 29

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

More information: www.dcqg.org

'Got a Job? Now KEEP the Job!'

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 15

Place: Illinois workNet Center, 650B N. Peace Road

50 Men Who Cook

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 16

Place: Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, North Annie Glidden Road, on the NIU campus

Tickets: $40 each at the door; in advance, $60 for two

More information: 50menwhocookdekalb.org

Prominent DeKalb County men will cook their own specialty dishes for those in attendance to sample. Proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Advance tickets are available online or at CASA DeKalb County, 407 W. State St. in Sycamore; NB&T, 230 W. State St. in Sycamore; or Crum-Halsted Insurance, 2350 Bethany Road in Sycamore.

Story Time at The House

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Every Monday; next, Aug. 18

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-275-4884

Activities, games, and stories for children, plus a special kids' menu.

Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Aug. 18

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-275-4884

Sign up begins at 7:30 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m.

'How to Fill Out an Application'

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 19

Place: Illinois workNet Center, 650B N. Peace Road

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, Aug. 19

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.

DeKalb Municipal Band Concert

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 19

Place: Hopkins Park Band Shell

The band's final concert of the 2014 season.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Informational Session

Time: 5 – 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 19

Place: Family Service Agency, 14 Health Services Drive

More information: 815-758-8616

Learn from BBBS representatives and current Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers about the mentoring program.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 19

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

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

No partner needed. Casual dress. The evening begins with a lesson in basic swing steps, then social dancing. Water provided; food and drinks available to purchase from O'Leary's.

Resume Workshop: What Do Employers Want to Know?

Time: 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Place: Illinois workNet Center, 650B N. Peace Road

Blood Drive

Time: 2 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Place: Hopkins Park

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – noon

Date: Friday, Aug. 22

Place: DeKalb Dental Group, 2707 Sycamore Road

Thrive Neighborhood Market

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 23, Sept. 27

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.

DeKalb Corn Classic

TIme: 3k starts at 7:55 a.m., 10k starts at 8 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 23

Place: Huntley Middle School, 1515 S. Fourth St.

Cost: 10k $25, 3k $20, children younger than 10 3k, $5

More information: director@dekalbcornclassic.org

The race includes a USATF Certified 10k course that winds through the southwesterly residential areas and parks of DeKalb. There will be 15 different age groups for awards. Goody bags with race information, water stations, refreshments, and food will be available. Post race stretching provided by Unlimited Performance.

Furniture Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 23

Place: First Congregational Church, 615 N. First St.

More information: 815-758-0691

Drive-Thru Pulled Pork Dinner

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 26

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

Tickets: $10

Feed'em Soup and Sycamore Boy Scout Troop 40 will share in this drive-thru fundraiser. Meals include pulled pork sandwiches, salad, bread, Italian-style potatoes and dessert. Buy tickets online at feedem-soup.myshopify.com/products/drive-thru-dinner-pulled-pork-troop-40.

'Job Search: Where to Look for Jobs'

Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Tuesday; 1 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

Date: Aug. 26 and 27

Place: Illinois workNet Center, 650B N. Peace Road

Jazz in Progress

Time: 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesday, Aug. 26 and Sept. 2

Place: Hopkins Park band shell

The local jazz band will give a free performance.
GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Aug. 13

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.

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, Aug. 15

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

Cost: $5

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

Cruisin' to Genoa Car Show

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 16

Place: Downtown Genoa

Cost: $10 to register a vehicle

More information: 815-784-6048 or www.genoamainstreet.org

On-site registration begins at 2 p.m. There will be a hula-hoop contest at 4:30 p.m., and awards will be presented at 7 p.m. Other activities include raffles, music, an automotive workshop for kids, face painting and 1950s hairdressing. After the car show, there will be a free outdoor screening of "American Graffiti" at 8 p.m. at the corner of Main and Genoa streets.

All-You-Can-Eat VFW Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Sunday of each month; next, Aug. 17

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, Aug. 17

Place: 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-5559

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Aug. 19

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

Open Air Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month through September; next, Aug. 23

Place: Downtown Genoa

More information: genoamainstreet.org

Pioneer Day

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 24

Place: Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum, 700 Park Ave.

Activities and demonstrations that give a sample of pioneer life.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, Aug. 24

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.



HAMPSHIRE

Barbecue Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 23

Place: St. John's United Church of Christ-Harmony, 11821 E. Grant Highway

Tickets: $13 in advance, $14 at the door

More information: 224-230-0654 or 815-739-9291

This dinner by Fay's includes two chops, half chicken, or pork-chicken combo with baked beans, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, homemade dessert, and a choice of coffee, lemonade or water. Soft drinks will be available for purchase from the church's Sunday school. Half of the event's proceeds will support local military families.



HINCKLEY

Barbecue Pork and Corn Boil Supper

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13

Place: St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley St.

Cost: Adults $10, children $5

More information: 630-699-8751 or 815-286-3606

Pork roast is cooked outdoors with a secret sauce, and the sweet corn for the corn boil is picked the morning of the supper. Sides include German and American potato salads, applesauce, rolls and dessert. Carry outs are available. Tickets are not required.

Farmers Market

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturdays until October; next, Aug. 16

Place: Hinckley Fresh Market parking lot, 710 James Street, at the intersection of Route 30 and Somonauk Road

More information: 815-590-4069

Paleo Diet and At-Home Fitness

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 16

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

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

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Place: Hinckley-Big Rock High School

Tickets: In advance, adults $10, children 2-12 $6; at the gate, adults $13, children 2-12 $7

The public is invited to watch the big top go up between 9:30 and 10 a.m., and then take a free tour of the circus operation. Shows are at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Jack and Jina's BP, the Hinckley Public Library, South Moon BBQ, Hinckley Fresh Market, and by phone at 866-244-8676.



KINGSTON

UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 25

Place: Crossroads Community Church, 2040 Johnson Court

More information: 815-784-0123

UFC hall of famer Pat Miletich will speak at this free, men-only event about how he became one of the UFC's greatest fighters.



KIRKLAND

Pickin' in the Park

Time: 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13

Place: Franklin Township Park

Listen to live bluegrass music by local musicians at this free outdoor event. Hamburgers with chips and soda will be available for $5; proceeds benefit the Joe Maguan-Gene Sparrow Scholarship Fund.

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Place: Kirkland Fire Department, 3891 Route 72



SHABBONA

Wingshooting Clinic for Youth and Women

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: Saturday, Aug. 16 for children 10-15; Sunday, Aug. 17 for girls and women 10-adult

Place: Shabbona Lake State Park

Cost: $10

More information: 815-758-2773

Each day of this clinic for beginning shotgun shooters begins with a classroom session on safe firearm handling, then there is live-fire wingshooting at clay targets. Autoloading 28-gauge shotguns and lunch are provided. Reservations are required; to reserve space, call and ask for Richard Carlson. Space is limited to 24 students each day.



SYCAMORE

'Harvest Time'

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13

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

More information: 815-895-5762

Registered dietitian Lisa Brandt will present a free program on ways to use seasonal summer garden vegetables.

Story Time at the Museum

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 13

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

More information: www.mmnh.org

Museum admission is free on Wednesdays, and staff start the morning with an interactive story time for young visitors.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Children are invited to bring their stuffed animals for a free "Toy Story" movie screening and more fun activities.

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 13

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

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, Aug. 14

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Civil War Family Fun Day

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 14

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

Cost: $5 per family

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

Hands-on activities and crafts for visitors of all ages to learn about the Civil War.

Amazing Amphibians

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 16

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

Cost: Members, free, nonmembers, $3 plus museum admission

More information: www.mmnh.org

Get to know a few of the museum's live amphibians while learning about what makes amphibians unique.

Yin Yoga

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 16

Place: Sycamore Yoga, Route 64 at Airport Road

Cost: $30

More information: 415-388-1921

Gentle yoga of supported poses that is easy for all levels. Reservations requested.

Guided Main Street Walking Tour

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 17

Place: Begins and ends at the corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

Cost: $5

Local historian Steve Bigolin leads a 90-minute walking tour through the historic district on Main Street, highlighting the local history and architecture of the neighborhood.

Sundays in the Gardens

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 17

Place: Blumen Gardens

More information: 815-895-3737 or www.blumengardens.com

Every third Sunday through October, Blumen Gardens will host an artist market at which 10 or more local artisans will sell their creations. There will be food and gardening classes or workshops available as well.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through September; next, Aug. 17

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

Tale Weavers

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 18

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

Silly folk tales and sing-alongs with storyteller Bruce Wallace, then crafts and more stories.

Self Defense

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 18

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

More information: 815-895-500 ext. 26 or www.sycamorelibrary.org

Black belt, licensed clinical social worker, and certified safety instructor Lee Scott will lead a course for adults in self defense that includes avoiding conflict, resolving conflict without getting physical, physical self-defense, and what happens after a violent encounter.

Reiki Sharing Circle

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Third Monday of each month; next, Aug. 18

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.

Fingerprinting Workshop

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

More information: 815-895-2500 ext. 26 or www.sycamorelibrary.org

'Rustic Handmade Birdhouses' and 'Surviving Life Storms'

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, Aug. 21

Place: Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St.

Cost: $10

More information: 815-762-5513 or glendasmith318@yahoo.com

The special feature at this women's luncheon meeting will be on handmade birdhouses. Inspirational speaker Sarah Chapman will speak on "Surviving Life Storms." Register by Aug. 18. Cost includes meal.

'CSI Talk With the Sycamore Police Department'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 21

Place: Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State St.

More information: 815-895-2500 ext. 26 or www.sycamorelibrary.org

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 7 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 21

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

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

Take a tour of the hospital hospitality house and learn about the many and varied ways volunteers can share their time and talents.

Volcanic Eruptions

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 23

Place: Midwest Museum of Natural History

Cost: Members, free, nonmembers, $3 plus museum admission

More information: www.mmnh.org

Learn about volcanoes around the world and participate in a simulated volcanic eruption.

Marlyn Alumni Picnic

Time: Noon

Date: Saturday, Aug. 23

Place: Sycamore Community Park

More information: 815-895-4166

The Marlyn Majorettes and Majors Color Guard and Drum Corps will celebrate its annual alumni picnic. Former corps members, staff and families will come together to reminisce and renew friendships. The current corps will entertain at 2:30 p.m.

Block Party

Time: 3 – 11 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 23

Place: Somonauk and Elm streets

More information: 815-895-3456 or www.discoversycamore.com

Children's activities, games, prizes, music by a DJ, beer garden and live concert.

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Monday of each month; next, Aug. 25

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.



WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Aug. 14

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, Aug. 17

Place: Lions Park

More information: www.petestrain.com

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

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