Town Crier

Town Crier for Dec. 27, 2017

CORTLAND

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

MagaZeen

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

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 26  

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 magazine. Either bring in already started stories, poems, comic strips, drawings, jokes and news articles, or start something new at the library.

Fitness at the Club

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

Read to Rover

Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 27

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350

Children can register for a 10-minute time slot to read to Gracie, a certified therapy dog.

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.

Advanced ESL

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: hollowayteacher@gmail.com

English teacher Christine Holloway will leads a class for adult learners of English. This advanced grammar class is for people who can already speak, read, and write in English but want to perfect their usage and learn more vocabulary. The purchase of a textbook is necessary.

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

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

4-C Parent & Child Playgroup

Time: 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Meet other families at this monthly program. Older siblings welcome.  

Magic Show!

Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

One-man magic show features comedy magician Richard Landry and his magic rabbit Snowball. For all ages. Pictures welcome.

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

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 28

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Friendship Revolution

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Date: Fourth Thursdays; next, 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.

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

Tom Scott from Hero Martial Arts will teach Tai Chi.

Movie Showing: “Frosty
the Snowman”

Time: 2 to 3 p.m.

Date: Friday, Dec. 29

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

Movie Showing: “Captain
Underpants”

Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 30

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Little Learners Outreach

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 2

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

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350

This story time program featuring music, finger plays, puppets and books, is geared toward children ages 2 to 5. Participants will receive a free book.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Time: 1 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, Jan. 3

Place: Elder Care Services, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: 779-777-3780

League of Women Voters Meeting

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 3

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: www.lwvil.org

Adult Creative Writers and Artists

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

Date: Thursday, Jan. 4

Place: Oak Crest Retirement Center, 2944 Greenwood Acre Drive

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

This club is for all levels and genres.

E-Waste Collection

Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 6

Place: Parking lot at Grove and South Fourth streets

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

The only items accepted are computers, computer monitors, electronic keyboards, mice for computers, TVs of all types, VCRs, video game consoles, digital converter boxes, DVD players, DVD recorders, portable CD players, cable receivers, small-scale servers, printers, fax machines, scanners and satellite receivers.

Your Write

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 6

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Grades 6-8 can create a world, work on developing characters, plot and story. Snacks provided.

GENOA

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: CrossWind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road

Information: 815-784-3480

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

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.

Club 55 Genoa

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

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

Information: 815-784-2627

Fitness at the Club

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 232 W. Main St.

Information: 815-758-8616

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

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

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

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.

PJ Movie Night

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 3

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

Information: 815-784-2627

All ages are invited to attend a free showing of “Despicable Me 3.” Cookies will be served.

Fun and Games from Around the World

Time: 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 4

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

Information: 815-784-2627

The Discover Center will bring science stations for children age 5 and older to learn about games from around the world.

Free Dance Class

Time: 2 to 2:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 4

Place: Club 55, 232 W. Main St.

Information: 815-758-8616

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

Sons of the American Legion
Fish Fry

Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, Jan. 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

MALTA

Kishwaukeys Barbershop Chorus

Time: 8 to 9:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Malta Village Hall, 302 S. Second St.

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

Club 55 Malta

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Fridays

Place: Club 55, 115 S. Third St.

Information: 815-758-4718

SYCAMORE

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

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.

Club 55 Sycamore

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

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 940 E. State St.

Information: 815-758-4718

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.

SMART Recovery Support Group

Times and dates: Noon Wednesdays and 7 p.m. Fridays

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

Information: 815-787-9000

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

Sign-up required.

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.

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

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

Information: 815-895-1900

Magic Matt’s Family Fun Show

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 28

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

With help from the audience Magic Matt can make things appear and disappear, change shapes and transform. Free.

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

Toddler Art

Time: 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 2

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Children should wear clothes that can get messy. Sign-up required.

Wednesday Business
Breakfast Network

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 3

Place: Sycamore Parkway, 605 E. State St.

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

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Time: 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Dates: Thursday, Jan. 4

Place: Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road

Information: 612-385-3658

No membership needed, but childcare costs $1.50.

Game On!

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 4

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 28

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