Town Crier

Town Crier for Dec. 20, 2017

CORTLAND

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

For children in first grade and older.

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

For children in fifth grade and older.

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.

Free Family Movie Night
with Santa

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 22

Place: Cortland Lions Shelter House, 70 S. Llanos St.

Information: 815-748-8543

Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate with Santa. The movie “The Polar Express” will begin at 7 p.m.

DeKALB

“Once Upon I Traveled”
Art Exhibit

Times and dates: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except Sundays and Wednesdays, through Feb. 3

Place: The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: 815-758-0313, dan@dekalbgallery.com or www.dekalbgallery.com

The exhibition will be showing art of how a person may discover an idea, technique or inspiration while traveling that affected his or her work or life as an artist. A variety of art and media will be on display.

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

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

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

Santa Visit

Times and dates: Wednesday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 23

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Drop in any time for a brief visit with Santa. Parents are welcome to take photos.

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

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

For children younger than 5 and their caregivers.

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.

Free Hearing Tests and Help with Research

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: kchung@niu.edu

Free hearing tests for children 18 and younger and their accompanying family members will be offered. Participation in the research study is voluntary.

Dietitian’s Dish

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20

Place: KishHealth Cancer Center

Information: 815-748-2958

Anime-Manga Club

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Ages 12 to 19 are invited to watch and discuss anime and participate in a few fun activities.

Stitch Niche Knitting/Crochet Club

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Bring your own supplies such as yarn and crochet hooks. A basic crochet or knit how-to booklet will be provided.

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 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.

Chair Yoga

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-4718

Free Dance Class

Time: 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 21

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

Learn salsa dancing, line dances, oldies dance and more.

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

DeKalb Area Writers Group

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 21

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756350

Adventure at Your Library

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 21

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Teens ages 12 to 18 can join the library’s tabletop role-playing group. Refreshments provided.

DeKalb County Democratic Party Meeting

Time: 6:30 p.m. networking and socialization, 7 p.m. meeting

Date: Thursday, Dec. 21

Place: Universalist Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 158 N. Fourth St.

Information: www.dekalbcountydemocrats.org

Touched by Cancer Small Group

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 21

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

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

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

Music for Toddlers

Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350

Children and their caregivers can bond over drums and other musical instruments during a special morning of musical developmental activities with music therapist Angie Carter.

Tai Chi

Time: 12:15 p.m.

Date: Fridays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

Tom Scott from Hero Martial Arts will teach Tai Chi.

Overeaters Anonymous

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturdays

Place: 312 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-762-5932

Friendship Revolution

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 28

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

Information: 815-756-7089

This non-religious gathering offers fellowship, music and a potluck to promote diversity. Free to bring snacks and your favorite music to share.

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

Join the club for a variety of card and board games, line dancing, friends and fun.

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

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

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

Free Dance Class

Time: 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 21

Place: Club 55, 232 W. Main St.

Information: 815-758-8616

Learn salsa dancing, line dances, oldies dance and more.

Visits with Santa

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 23

Place: Next to Everything Floral, 113 W. Main St.

Information: 815-784-2212

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, Dec. 26

Place: Resource Bank, 310 Route 23

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

Teen Lock-in

Time: 6 to 10 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 28

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

Information: 815-784-2627

Teens age 11 to 16 can attend an evening of games, crafts, food and a movie showing. Register by Wednesday, Dec. 27.

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

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

For ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers.

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.

Wednesday Business Breakfast Network

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20

Place: Sycamore Parkway, 605 E. State St.

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

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500

This program is for children ages 3 to 6.

Anxiety Support Group

Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

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

Information: info@bradencenter.com

This weekly support group is for teens and adolescents struggling with anxiety.

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

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.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Dates: Thursday, Dec. 21

Place: Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road

Information: 612-385-3658

No membership needed, but childcare costs $1.50.

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

Stories and Songs with Bruce

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 22

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

Information: 815-895-2500 ext. 131

Sing and dance along with storyteller and musician Bruce Wallace.

Christmas Dinner

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Monday, Dec. 25

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-9113

All are welcome. Those who plan to attend should call Joe Villa at 815-517-0487 or the church office at 815-895-9113.

Pokémon Players

Time: 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 26

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Bring your cards to play and talk about all things Pokémon with others and experts from The Gaming Goat.

Teen Craft Night

Time: 4 to 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 27

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Teens age 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.

Business Builders’ Breakfast

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 28

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

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

DeKalb Area Creative Writers

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

Date: Friday, Dec. 29

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

Information: 815-895-2500

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