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Town Crier

Town Crier for October 25, 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

Tuesday Evening Story
and Craft 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

Wednesday Afternoon 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

Young Adult 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

The club is sponsored by The Gaming Goat.

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.

Information: 815-756-4308

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

Fitness at the Club

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

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

Video Gaming Club
with the Gaming Goat

Time: 4 to 8 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3400, or susang@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 7:30 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

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

Wood Carving

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-4718

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

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

Introduction to Internet Basics

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

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.

Bethlehem Feed My Sheep
Food Pantry

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

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

Information: 815-758-3203

St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

Time: 3 to 6 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

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

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

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

MagaZeen

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

Date: Tuesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3400, or susang@dkpl.org

Join other area tweens and teens in writing a self-created magazine.

Kishwaukeys Barbershop Chorus

Time: 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

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

Information: 815-895-5955 or 815-756-3004

Computer Class

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 2115, or joshuam@dkpl.org

Enrollment begins 15 minutes before the event.

4-C Bebes y Libros (en Español)

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Chair Yoga

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-4718

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

Friendship Revolution

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26

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

Information: 815-756-7089

This nonreligious gathering offers fellowship, music and a potluck to promote diversity.

Free Movie Showing: “Casper”

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26

Place: The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Information: 815-758-1215

TAG Special: Book Discussion

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: fsye@niu.edu or 815-753-0028

Discussion of Jennine Capó Crucet’s book. “Make Your Home among Strangers,” will be led by a member of the NIU School of Law.

Understanding Credit

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Free financial seminar is co-hosted by Illinois Community Credit Union.

Cosplay Workshop
with Jessica McClure

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 2115, or joshuam@dkpl.org

Jessica from Parties with Character will discuss character creation and provide cosplay tips for beginners. The workshop for teens and adults will also cover how to use the library’s 3-D printers, vinyl cutter and laser cutter for cosplay.

Friday Morning Sexaholics
Anonymous Group

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Date: Fridays

Place: Christ Community Outreach Center, 316 N. Sixth St.

Information: 815-508-0280

Tai Chi

Time: 12:15 p.m.

Date: Fridays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

Spooktacular

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Elphaba the Witch Visits

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, will visit the library to read a story and pose for pictures. This program is not scary, appropriate for all ages and is made possible by Parties with Character.

Fun-o-ween

Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Make a spooky mobile, pin the ghost on the haunted house and try the pumpkin bean bag toss. Costumes encouraged.

Free Hearing Tests
and Help with Research

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

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: kchung@niu.edu

The library will offer free hearing tests to children age 18 and younger.

Overeaters Anonymous

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturdays

Place: 312 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-762-5932

Lizzie Borden
and the Borden Murders

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Specialist Ed Dzialo will shed some light the mystery of the Lizzie Borden murders.

350Kishwaukee

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Oct. 30

Place: Bilder Room, DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: www.350kishwaukee.org

Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Support Group

Time: 1 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 1

Place: Elder Care Services, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: 779-777-3780

Teen Ben Franklin Circle

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

League of Women Voters Meeting

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: www.lwvil.org

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

Fitness at the Club

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 232 W. Main St.

Information: 815-758-8616

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.

Date: Wednesdays

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

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

HINCKLEY

Hometown Halloween

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

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: Businesses along Route 30

Information: 815-286-3220

Wear your costume and visit businesses along Route 30 for treats.

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

Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500

Creative Writing

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Club 55 of Sycamore, 940 E. State St.

Information: 815-758-4718

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

56th Annual Sycamore
Pumpkin Fest

Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 29

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Information: www.sycamorepumpkinfestival.com

Wednesday’s events include the decorated pumpkin check-in and drop-off from 4 to 9 p.m. at the courthouse lawn and the giant cake-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. The Teen Carnival and Kiddie Carnival will run from noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Historic Homes Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, the Pumpkin Run will begin at 9:05 a.m. at the Armory and the Pumpkin Festival Parade will kick off at 1 p.m.

Teen Craft Night

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 25

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Sign-up required.

Informal Chess Play

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500

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

Business Builders’ Breakfast

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26

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

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

Pumpkin Craft

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26

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

Cost: Free with museum admission.

Information: 815-895-9777

Free Coffee, Pastries
and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

Information: 815-895-1900

Homework Help

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-4618

Disney Movie Night

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Pumpkin Celebration

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 26

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Celebrate all things pumpkin with the library and its partner Jonamac Orchard with stories, games, food and fun. Be sure to wear a costume.

Craft and Vendor Show

Times and dates: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: Cornerstone Christian Academy, 355 N. Cross St.

Information: 815-895-8522

Stories and Songs with Bruce

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Friday, Oct. 27

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

Information: 815-895-2500 ext. 131

Craft Show

Times and dates: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-9113

Craft Show & Flea Market

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: Sycamore Moose Lodge, 317 W. State St.

Information: 815-895-7567

Autumn Craft
and Treasures Market

Time and dates: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29

Place: Sycamore High School field house

Cost: Adults $2, seniors and K-12 students $1, children younger than 5 admitted free

Trick or Treating at The Grand Victorian

Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 31

Place: The Grand Victorian Sycamore, 1440 Somonauk St.

Information: 815-895-1900

Wednesday Business Breakfast Network

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1

Place: Sycamore Parkway, 605 E. State St.

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

WATERMAN

E-Waste Collection

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 28

Place: City Lot on Route 30

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

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