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Town Crier Events for Aug. 20 – Sept. 3

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 10:41 a.m. CST

CORTLAND

• Crochet Class

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

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. 21

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. 21

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. 26

Place: Lions Park

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

DeKALB

• Living with Cancer: Dietitian's Dish

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Third Wednesday of each month; next, Aug. 20

Place: KishHealth Cancer Center

More information: 815-748-2958

• 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

• Living with Cancer: Ice Cream Social

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Place: KishHealth Cancer Center

More information: 815-748-2958

• Blood Drive

Time: 2 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Place: Hopkins Park

• Free Community Dinner

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Monday and Wednesday; next, Aug. 20

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.

• Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through September; next, Aug. 21

Place: Van Buer Plaza, Locust Street in downtown DeKalb

• Free Community Lunch

Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

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

• Classes for Spanish Speakers

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, Aug. 21

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 through Oct. 2; next, Aug. 21

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 Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Dates: Aug. 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.

• Art Walk

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 21

Place: Downtown DeKalb

More information: 815-756-6306 or www.facebook.com/downtowndekalb

Participating businesses will host local artists in such media as jewelry, sculpture, painting, music, chefs and more.

• Mini Quilt Show

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Dates: Fridays, Aug. 22 and 29

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

More information: www.dcqg.org

• 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

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

• 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, Aug. 24

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.

• Synagogue Welcome Picnic

Time: Noon

Date: Sunday, Aug. 24

Place: Welsh Park shelter, Russell Road

More information: 815-756-1010 or www.bethshalomdekalb.org

Jewish newcomers to the greater DeKalb area are particularly invited to meet the congregation and rabbi of the local community synagogue.

• Open Mic Night

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Every Monday; next, Aug. 25

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.

• Story Time at The House

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Date: Every Monday; next, Aug. 25

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-275-4884

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

• 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.

• 'A New Approach to Joint Replacement'

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 26

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-748-8962

Registration required for this free program. Dinner served at 6 p.m.

• '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

• Ice Cream Social and Dixieland Band

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 26

Place: Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd.

More information: 815-756-8444

Ice cream, fresh fruit and lemonade will be served while Dixieland band A Wing and A Prayer plays live.

• 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.

• Jazz Jam

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Second and fourth Wednesdays; next, Aug. 27

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.

• Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 30

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

• Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 2

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road

More information: 815-756-1113

GENOA

• Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, Aug. 20

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.

• 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.

• Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, Aug. 25

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

• Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays, next, Aug. 31

Place: 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-5559

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

• Farmers Market

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturdays until October; next, Aug. 23

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

More information: 815-590-4069

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

• Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 20

Place: Kirkland Fire Department, 3891 Route 72

MAPLE PARK

• Maple Park Fun Fest

Dates: Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

More information: www.mapleparkfunfest.com

A men's slow-pitch softball tournament in the Civic Center fields begins at 8 a.m. each day of the festival. Crafters and vendors will be located on Main Street from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday. Food vendors and the beer garden open at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The American Legion will serve a breakfast buffet from 7 a.m. until noon Sunday and Monday.

Saturday events include a bags tournament at North Park at 10:30 a.m., a bike parade on Main Street at 12:30 p.m., toilet bowl races along Main Street at 1:30 p.m., balloon artistry from 2-4 p.m., and the parade at 6 p.m. Entertainment Saturday includes Just for Kix dancers at noon, M&M dancers at 12:45 p.m., Not By Chance at 3 p.m., Chemically Imbalanced at 5 p.m., and Red Woody at 9 p.m.

Sunday events include a car show on Main Street from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Fire Department Water Challenge at 1 p.m., and fireworks at 8:30 p.m. If there is rain Sunday night, the fireworks will be postponed until Monday. Sunday entertainment includes the Party Doctors at 2:30 p.m., Shooter Whiskey at 4:30 p.m., and Back Country Roads at 7 p.m.

SYCAMORE

• Story Time at the Museum

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 20

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.

• Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, Aug. 20

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

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

• '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.

• Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, Aug. 21

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

• Tanzania Development Support Garage Sale

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: Aug. 22 and 23

Place: 607 Emanuel Lane

More information: www.tdsnfp.org

There is a large assortment of items at this garage sale to benefit Tanzania Development Support, which is building a library and community resource center in Nyegina, Tanzania.

• 'Beverages: Empty Calories or Not?'

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 22

Place: DeKalb County Extension, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $5

More information: 815-758-8194 or web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo

Registration is preferred for this class which will discuss five categories of non-alcoholic beverages and how they may affect health.

• Free Dance Day

Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 23

Place: Performing Arts Academy

More information: 815-901-7653

Free classes in storybook ballet for children 3-5 (9 a.m.), basic ballet for children 6-9 (9:30 a.m.), basic jazz for ages 6-9 (10 a.m.), aerial silks for ages 9 and older (10:30 a.m.), and lyrical/contemporary for ages 10 and older (11 a.m.).

• 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.

• Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through September; next, Aug. 24

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

• 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.

• Pond Management Workshop

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 28

Place: Sycamore Sportsman's Club, 1773 W. Motel Road

More information: 815-758-8194 or web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo

Learn about pond ecology and the components needed to keep a pond healthy and easy to manage for aesthetics and wildlife. Registration required.

• Back to School Night

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 28

Place: Sycamore High School

More information: 815-899-8160

Parents will receive a copy of their child's schedule and can visit the classrooms to get an idea of what their student's day is like.

WATERMAN

• Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Aug. 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.

• Waterman and Western Railroad

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Labor Day; next, Aug. 24

Place: Lions Park

More information: www.petestrain.com

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

• Women of the Word

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 28

Place: Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St.

More information: 815-286-7144 or find Women of the Word on Facebook

Women of the Word will kick off its 16th season with a Growing in Godliness kickoff featuring inspirational speaker Sarah Craigmyle. Open house registration will be held the same day, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.

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