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Town Crier

Town Crier for April 26, 2017

CORTLAND

Crochet Class

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Homework Help Night

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Tuesday Evening Story Time

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Story and Craft Time

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

For children in first grade and older.

Fifth Grade and Up Group

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Pokémon Club

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

Information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

DeKALB

Salvation Army Food Pantry

Times and dates: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday; 5 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday only

Place: Salvation Army, 830 Grove St.

Call 815-756-4308 to volunteer. Those needing food pantry assistance should be prepared to show a state-issued photo ID and proof of DeKalb County residency.

Club 55 DeKalb

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dates: Monday through Friday

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-4718

Overeaters Anonymous

Time: 10 to 11 a.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-899-8960

Free Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital Professional Building

Information: 815-748-8962 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Medicare Mondays

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Elder Care Services of DeKalb County, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: 815-758-6550

Bethlehem Feed My Sheep Food Pantry

Times and dates: 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Place: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. First St.

Information: 815-758-3203

Arduino Open Lab

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 1810, or joshuam@dkpl.org

New Hope Food Pantry

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road

Information: 815-756-7906

Open Chess Play

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Mondays

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

Information: info@dekalbchess.com or www.dekalbchess.com

Bedtime Stories and Craft

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3300, or theresaw@dkpl.org

3-D Design and Printing Class

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 1810, or joshuam@dkpl.org

Job Club

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

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

Information: 815-901-0177, ext. 250, or billi.tierney@kishwaukeecollege.edu

Little Learners and Craft

Times and dates: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 and 10:50 a.m. Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3300, or theresaw@dkpl.org

For ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

Weight Watchers

Times and dates: 10 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. Fridays and 7:30 and 9 a.m. Saturdays

Place: 2583 Sycamore Road

Information: www.weightwatchers.com

Weigh-ins are 30 minutes before meetings.

Book Babies Lapsit Program

Times and dates: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3300, or theresaw@dkpl.org

For infants younger than 24 months and their caregivers.

Open Closet

Times and dates: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays

Place: 300 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-758-1388

Ministry offers free clothing, shoes, books, toys and housewares; operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Mobility Matters

Time: 1 to 1:40 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays until May 2

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

Sessions will feature exercises designed to improve mobility, balance and increase resilience.

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

Time: 3 to 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: St. Mary Ministry Center, the corner of Fourth St. and Fisk Ave.

Information: 815-758-5432

4-C Fun with Your Little One

Time: 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, or theresaw@dkpl.org

Teacher in the Library

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, or www.dkpl.org

Register in advance; space is limited.

Pokémon League

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, or theresaw@dkpl.org

Advanced 3-D Design
with TinkerCad

Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 1810, or joshuam@dkpl.org

Registration required. For ages 6 and older.

Book Buddies

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3300, or theresaw@dkpl.org

This program is for ages 2 to 5 and siblings of children in the Book Babies Lapsit Program.

Planning for Healthcare
in Retirement

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 941-952-1188 or kelly.holleran@lpl.com

Financial planning and investment advice will be offered through Walsh & Associates.

Computer Class: Computer Basics

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 1810, or joshuam@dkpl.org

Registration required.

4-C Bebes y Libros (en Espańol)

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3300, or theresaw@dkpl.org

This is a Spanish-language only program.

Bingo

Time: 4 p.m. doors open, 5 to 6:45 p.m. food available, 5:30 p.m. card sales, 7 p.m. early bird games, 7:30 p.m. regular bingo

Date: Thursdays

Place: DeKalb Elks Lodge, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road

Information: 815-756-6912

Social Security Crash Course

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 941-952-1188 or kelly.holleran@lpl.com

Joseph P. Walsh, president and CEO of Walsh & Associates, will discuss the timing of taking your benefits, explore the pros and cons of working while collecting Social Security, examine the tax impact of your SS benefit and how to maximize your household benefits.

Touched by Cancer Small Group

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Location: Hillcrest Covenant Church, 1515 N. First St.

Information: 815-756-5508 or hccdekalb@gmail.com

Art Exhibit: Cryptic Language

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 28

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

Information: 815-758-1351 or dawc@niu.edu

Printmaker Zeinab Saab and fiber artist Millicent Kennedy will exhibit.

Movie Poster Matching Contest

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 29

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 1701, or samanthah@dkpl.org

Match several descriptions onto movie posters on a display. One participant with all correct responses will win a $30 Visa gift card.

Overeaters Anonymous

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturdays

Place: 312 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-762-5932

Talk Derby to Me Fundraiser

Time: 5 to 10 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 29

Place: Kishwaukee Country Club, 1901 Sycamore Road

Cost: $35

Information: 815-758-3860

Event features performances by high school ensembles, appetizers, a cash bar, a hat contest and eight horse races. Proceeds fund music programs at the DeKalb middle and high schools.

Bike to School Safety Class

Time: 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Date: Sunday, April 30

Place: North Central Cyclery, 534 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: 815-758-2403

This class is to assist youth participating in bike to school days this year.

Food Addicts Anonymous

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Sundays

Place: Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St.

Information: faadekalb@yahoo.com or www.foodaddictsanonymous.org

Friends of the DeKalb Public Library Meeting

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: friends@dkpl.org

Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 1

Place: DeKalb Chronicle Conference Room, 1586 Barber Greene Road

Information: dmaherhistory@gmail.com

SUVCW is a fraternal organization to preserve the memory of soldiers who were enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Involvement includes local, state and national preservation projects.

After Hours Open House

Time: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 2

Place: Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, 3266 Sycamore Road

Information: 815-756-8524

Little Learners Outreach @ University Village

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 2

Place: University Village Community Room, 722 N. Annie Glidden Rd.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350

GENOA

Club 55 Genoa

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Place: Genoa Public Library, 232 W. Main St.

Information: 815-784-2627

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road

Information: 815-784-3480

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

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

Information: 815-785-5967

Free Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: KishHealth System, 599 Pearson Drive

Information: 815-748-8962 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: Genoa Public Library, 240 W. Main St.

Information: 815-784-2627

Wednesday Lightning and Queen of Hearts Drawing

Time: 6 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays

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

Information: 815-784-5967

Garage Sale

Times and dates: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29

Place: Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society, 622 Park Ave.

Information: 815-784-5559

Household items and antiques will be for sale. Arrangements can be made for pickup of large items.

Community Shred Event

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturday, April 29

Place: Genoa Public Library, 240 W. Main St.

Information: 815-784-2627

Paper Recovery Service Corp. will provide confidential document destruction services. There is a 100-pound limit per person. Tape, staples and paper clips can be shredded; hanging file folders cannot.

Mental Health First Aid Course

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, April 29

Place: Faith UMC, 325 S. Stott St.

Information: events@hftd.org

Hamburger Lunch

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Date: Saturdays

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

Information: 815-784-5967

The Sons of American Legion will sell hamburgers and Lightning will be held after.

MALTA

Club 55 Malta

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Place: Club 55, 115 S. Third St.

Information: 815-758-4718

SHABBONA

Community Coffee

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Prairie Crossing Living and Rehabilitation Center, 409 W. Comanche Ave.

Information: 815-824-2194 or www.prairiecrossing.net

SYCAMORE

Club 55 Sycamore

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 940 E. State St.

Information: 815-758-4718

SMART Recovery Support Group

Times and dates: 9 a.m. Mondays, noon Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Fridays

Place: Braden Counseling Center, 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite J

Information: 815-787-9000

Sycamore Food Pantry

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-9113

To receive assistance, be prepared to show a photo ID and two pieces of mail proving Sycamore residency. On the second Monday of the month, the pantry is open until 7 p.m.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500

For ages 18 months to 3 and their caregivers.

Prenatal Support Group

Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Children’s Home + Aid, 1430 DeKalb Ave.

Information: 815-899-0137

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500

For ages 3 to 6.

Bingo

Time: 6 p.m. card sales start, 7:15 p.m. play begins

Date: Wednesdays

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

Information: 815-895-2931

Books and Barks

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500

Kids can register for a 15-minute slot to read out loud to well-behaved dogs.

Money Smart Week Bingo

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 26

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 126

Learn about financial literacy while playing bingo and winning small prizes.

Business Builders’ Breakfast

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Thursday, April 27

Place: Sweet Dream Desserts and Catering, 1969B DeKalb Ave.

Information: 815-895-3456 or dbreunlin@sycamorechamber.com

Women Walk the World

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, April 27

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

Information: 815-756-4390 or 815-751-1595

The walk is sponsored by the Associated Country Women of the World, of which the DeKalb County Homemaker’s Education Association is a member. Money raised and donations made will directly benefit the Water Project in Tanzania. Walk as long as you wish or not at all. Homemade soups and bread will be available for a donation.

Free Coffee, Pastries
and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

Information: 815-895-1900

Seed Kick-off Event

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 27

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 126

Attendees will receive free seeds to kick off their own personal gardens and learn about seed saving and participate in a Q&A with a member of the DeKalb County Community Gardens.

Homework Help

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Sycamore teen volunteers from the library’s teen advisory board will provide drop-in tutoring to students grades K-8.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-9113

Make a May Basket

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, April 27

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

Cost: $15

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 126

Michelle from Kar-Fre will instruct participants on how to make a spring arrangement they can take home. Registration required.

BLOCK Fest

Times: 10 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, April 28

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Children age 8 months to 8 years old can explore five varieties of non-interlocking blocks. BLOCK Fest is provided by NIU Center for P-20 Engagement. Registration required.

Spring Choral Celebration

Times and dates: 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 8:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 30

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-9113

Child care will be provided during the performance at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 30.

Toddler Art

Time: 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 2

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Children age 12 to 24 months will create hands-on arts and crafts while learning vocabulary, developing their fine motor skills and playing with others. Children should wear clothes that can get messy. Sign-up required.

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