Town Crier

Town Crier for May 3, 2017

CORTLAND

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.

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

For children younger than 5 and their caregivers.

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

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

This program, run by the Gaming Goat, is intended for ages 6 to 12.

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.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Support Group

Time: 1 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, May 3

Place: Elder Care Services, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: 779-777-3780

League of Women Voters
Meeting

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 3

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: www.lwvil.org

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.

Adult Creative Writers and Artists

Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 4

Place: Oak Crest Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acre Dr.

Information: 815-756-8461 or lpeterso@niu.edu

Stroke Support Group

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 4

Place: NIU Speech Language Hearing Clinic, 3100 Sycamore Road

Information: 815-753-1481

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

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

“Ragtime” Presented
by DeKalb High School

Times and dates: 7 p.m. May 4, 5 and 6, and 2 p.m. May 7

Place: DeKalb High School Auditorium

Cost: $10 adults, $7 children and seniors, DHS students admitted free with student ID

Information: 815-754-2120

DeKalb Women’s Club Meeting

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 5

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

Information: 815-758-3396

Laurie Borowitz will present “Getting to Know the President of Kishwaukee College.” Club Woman of the Year will be announced and a memorial service and installation of officers for 2018 will be held.

“With a Little Luck: Beatles Nite 7”

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 5

Place: Hampton Inn Meeting Room, 663 S. Annie Glidden Road

Information: www.facebook.com/events/212056702626058

Wooden Box Theater will highlight area theatrical performers, artistic performers and live music with their Beatles-themed production. The dress code is semi-formal.

E-Waste Collection

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 6

Place: Parking lot at Grove and S. Fourth Streets

Information: 815-748-2408 or recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org

Overeaters Anonymous

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturdays

Place: 312 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-762-5932

ARTigras

Time: Noon to 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 6

Place: Locations throughout DeKalb

Information: 815-753-1999 or www.niu.edu/artigras

Spring Art Walk features student and local art in downtown venues, a costume contest and a variety show at 8 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre featuring dance, theatrical and music performances. 

BFA Exhibition 2017
Opening Reception

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 6

Place: Jack Olson Gallery and Gallery 214, NIU School of Art and Design Building

BFA Exhibition 2017 is the capstone event for May graduates earning Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from NIU. The reception will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 215 at 215 North Fourth St. in DeKalb.

Dinner and a Musical, “Ragtime”

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 6

Place: DeKalb High School Auditorium

Cost: $25 adults, $15 students and seniors

Information: 815-754-2120

MLB/Scotts Pitch, Hit and Run Contest and Junior Home Run Derby

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 7

Place: Katz Park

Information: slux1@niu.edu

Boys and girls can test their baseball and softball skills with the possibility of advancing to regional and national competitions. Pre-registration is encouraged. Forms are available at DeKalb elementary and middle schools, Kishwaukee Family YMCA and the DeKalb Park District. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Sports & Recreation Center, 1765 S. Fourth St. in DeKalb.

Bread & Roses Spring Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 7

Place: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road

Cost: Free will donation, $10 suggested

Information: soneill@foxvalley.net or 630-365-0902

Food Addicts Anonymous

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Sundays

Place: Alano Club, 312 E. Taylor St.

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

DeKalb Area Toastmasters Club

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 8

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road

Meditation Monday

Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 8

Place: Wise Owl Wellness Center, 303 E. Hillcrest Drive

Cost: $10

Information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

“History of the DeKalb
Fire Department”

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 10

Place: Oak Crest Retirement Center Little Theater, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive

Information: 815-895-9424

DeKalb Fire Captain Luke Howieson will present the history of the DeKalb Fire Department. The program is sponsored by the DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society.

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

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

Sons of the American Legion
Fish Fry

Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 5

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

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 ages 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and younger

Information: 815-784-5967

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.

Pancake Breakfast

Time: 6 to 10 a.m.

Date: Sunday, May 7

Place: Genoa Masonic Lodge, 130 Route 23

Cost: $6 adults, $4 children age 12 and under

Information: 847-774-7400 or cslater42@aol.com

KINGSTON

Church Supper

Time: 5 and 6:15 p.m. serving times

Date: Saturday, May 6

Place: Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St.

Cost: $10 adults, $5 children

Information: 815-784-2010

Dinner includes dessert. This month’s meat is pork roast. Carry-outs and gift certificates available.

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

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

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

Wednesday Business Breakfast Network

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 3

Place: Sycamore Parkway, 605 E. State St.

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

For children younger than 3.

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

Seed Kick-Off

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 3

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Attendees will receive free seeds to kick-off their own personal gardens, a course on seed saving and get a Q&A session with a member of the DeKalb County Community Gardens group.

Game On!

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 4

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 28

Middle and high school students can play board games, card games and Xbox.

Homework Help

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

May the 4th Be With You Party

Time: 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 4

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 126

The “Star Wars” themed party will include a story time with Princess Leia at 4:30 p.m., a showing of “Rogue One” at 5 p.m., crafts, a photo booth and raffle prizes.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-9113

Mattress Sale

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 6

Place: Sycamore Middle School

Information: www.sycamoremusicboosters.com

Name brand mattress sets will be available for up to 50 percent off showroom prices. Pillows, adjustable beds and mattress protectors will also be sold. Layaway and delivery available. Profits benefit Sycamore Music Boosters.

Cinco de Mayo Festival

Times and dates: 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, May 7

Place: Behind Taxco Restaurant, 223 W. State St.

Information: 815-895-2545

A street dance with a margarita bar, beer garden and live music by The Party Doctors will take place on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be a salsa-making competition, eating contests, traditional Mexican dancing and mariachi bands. The Kid’s Corner will feature a petting zoo, pony rides, games, face painting, a magic balloon man and pińatas.

Meals for Moms Luncheon

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 8

Place: St. Mary’s Memorial Hall, 322 Waterman St.

Cost: $40 ticket or $275 for a table of eight

Information: 815-758-3932

This 10th annual Meals for Moms Luncheon will benefit Volunteer Action Center’s Meals on Wheels Program.

Pokémon Players

Time: 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 9

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

WATERMAN

National Day of Prayer

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 4

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

Information: sjhipple23@gmail.com or 815-264-3979

All men and women of prayer are invited to attend a prayer gathering, prayer and worship hosted by Women of the Word.

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