Town Crier

Town Crier for Nov. 22, 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; library closed Thursday, Nov. 23

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

For children in first grade and older.

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

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; closed Thursday, Nov. 23

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

A community wellness nurse educator monitors blood pressure weekly. Receive blood pressure information and a tracking card. No registration necessary.

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

Free professional assistance for questions about Medicare plans and benefits.

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@dkp.org

Teens and tweens ages 11 to 17 are invited to join the library’s video gaming club run by the Gaming Goat.

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

Free Beginning/Intermediate Level ESL Class

Time: 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays

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

Information: 815-825-9420 or 815-825-9405

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

For ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

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

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.

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; closed Thursday, Nov. 23

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; closed Thursday, Nov. 23

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

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

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

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

Read to Rover

Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350

Children may register at the youth services desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Miller, a certified therapy dog.

Free Community
Thanksgiving Dinner

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 23

Place: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 Twombly Road

Information: newhopeofdekalb@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome.

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

Free Movie Showing:
“Smurfs: The Lost Village”

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 24

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Overeaters Anonymous

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturdays

Place: 312 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-762-5932

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, Nov. 26

Place: First United Methodist Church, 321 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-6301

The R.E.A.L. (Relevant, Engaging, Authentic, Loving) meals offer homemade dinners served family-style.

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Mondays, Nov. 27

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

Cost: $15

Information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

350Kishwaukee

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 27

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

Information: www.350kishwaukee.org

DeKalb Area Toastmasters Club

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 27

Place: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 511 Russell Road

Managing the Holiday Blues

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Family Service Agency Clinical Director Laura Brenke will present.

AARP Driver Safety Class

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 29, and Thursday, Nov. 30

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Certificate of completion qualifies you for a discount on your current auto insurance policy.

4-C Bebes y Libros (en Espańol)

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Chair Yoga

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-4718

Mobility Matters

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

This 40-minute class will offer exercises designed to improve mobility, balance and increase resilience.

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: Thursday, Nov. 30

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

Information: 815-756-6912

Santa Comes to Town

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30

Place: Downtown DeKalb

Information: www.dekalb.org

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. in the Egyptian Theatre with cookies, hot cocoa and caroling. At 7 p.m., Santa will make his way to town. Children can visit with him in his house until 8 p.m.

GENOA

Club 55 Genoa

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

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; closed Nov. 23

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; closed Nov. 23

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

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays

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

Information: 815-784-2627

Free Movie Showing: “Cars 3”

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 22

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

Information: 815-784-2627

Snacks, covered drinks and blankets welcome.

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

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

Genoa Community Women’s Club

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28

Place: Resource Bank, 310 Route 23

Information: 815-784-2050 or 815-784-2684

Ugly Sweater Decorating
Craft Night

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28

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

Information: 815-784-2627

Bring your own sweater or sweatshirt to decorate. Register in advance.

Sons of the American Legion
Fish Fry

Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 1

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

Celebrate the Season

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 1

Place: Downtown Genoa

Information: 815-784-2212

The Jingle Bell Parade will begin at 6 p.m. with Santa Claus coming to town. After the parade, the Christmas tree next to Heartland Bank will be lit. Free children’s activities and snacks and warm drinks 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

Creative Writing Group

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 27

Place: Club 55, 115 S. Third St.

Information: 815-758-8616

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; closed Nov. 23

Place: Club 55, 940 E. State St.

Information: 815-758-4718

Meet new people while playing a variety of card games like cribbage, pinochle and euchre. There will be Wii bowling Wednesdays and bingo Thursdays.

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

SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a free support group for addictions to substances and harmful addictive behaviors including alcohol, drugs, shopping, internet, pornography and hoarding.

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

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

This weekly group is open to all expectant parents wanting to learn more about pregnancy and raising a baby. Partners welcome. Refreshments provided.

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays; closed Nov. 23

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

Information: 815-895-2500

This program is for children ages 3 to 6.

Teen Craft Night

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 22

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Ages 12 to 17 can take a break from school and relax with friends while creating a unique craft to take home and enjoy. Sign-up required.

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.

Stories and Songs with Bruce

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Friday, Nov. 24

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

Information: 815-895-2500 ext. 131

Sing and dance along with storyteller and musician Bruce Wallace.

Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Old North Grove School

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 25

Place: Old North Grove School, 26745 Brickville Road

Information: ww.northgroveschool.org

Enjoy homemade Christmas goodies and drinks and music. St. Lucia will be there for Swedish atmosphere and to hand out small gifts for the children.

Bestseller Book Club

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Monday, Nov. 27

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

Information: 815-895-2500

Pokémon Players

Time: 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Holiday Fairy Garden Terrarium Workshop

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 28

Place: Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St.

Cost: $18

Information: 815-895-3737

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, Nov. 30

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

Information: 815-895-1900

Homework Help

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Date: Thursdays; next. Nov. 30

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Winter Chocolate Walk

Time: 4 to 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 30

Place: Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward St.

Information: www.discoversycamore.com

Enjoy Sycamore’s downtown shops while sampling an array of chocolate desserts.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays; next. Nov. 30

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-4618

Disney Movie Night

Time: 5 p.m.

Date: Thursdays; next. Nov. 30

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

DeKalb Area Creative Writers

Time: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 1

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

Information: 815-895-2500

“Walk with Santa”

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 1

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Information: www.discoversycamore.com

The Sycamore State Theatre will present a free screening of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Santa will arrive at the theater after the movie, about 5:50 p.m., and walk with children to the DeKalb County Courthouse, where he will light the Christmas trees and hear children’s wishes in his house.

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