Town Crier

Town Crier for Aug. 8, 2018

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

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

Summer Fest

Times and dates: 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, and noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

Place: Cortland Lions Park, 70 S. Llanos St.

Cost: $5 ages 21 and older, 20 years and younger free

Information: www.cortlandil.org

There will be a beer garden and food vendors both days. On Friday, there will be face painting from 6 to 9 p.m., performances by the Party Doctors at 6 p.m. and Johnny and the Boomers at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. On Saturday, there will be pony rides and a petting zoo from noon to 4 p.m., a matador bull from 6 to 9 p.m. and performances by Mr. Freezer at noon, JD Tucker at 2:30 p.m., Rockin’ Moxie at 5 p.m. and Back Country Roads at 8 p.m.

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

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: Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive

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

Needle Workers

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Video Gaming Club
with the Gaming Goat

Time: 3 to 5 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

For ages 11 to 17.

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

Pokémon League

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3350, 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 Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

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

Ladies A Capella Harmony Choir Practice

Time: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Community of Christ Church, 1200 S. Malta Road

Information: Text 815-786-4436

DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays through Aug. 21

Place: Dee Palmer Band Shell, Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road

Information: www.dekalbmunicipalband.com

Book Buddies

Time: 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesdays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Com Ed Smart Meter Presentation

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Learn about the benefits of the new Smart Meters.

Anime and Manga for Adults

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

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 2100, or brittak@dkpl.org

Computer Class: Microsoft Word

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: joshuam@dkpl.org

Enrollment begins 15 minutes before the class starts.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 2150, or dkplref@dkpl.org

Chair Yoga

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-4718

DeKalb Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Van Buer Plaza

Information: 815-756-6306

King’s Table: Chess Club

Time: 3 to 5 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays and Fridays

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: 815-756-9568, ext. 3400, 248-227-4739, or daronbrown1994@gmail.com

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

Anime-Manga Club:
Cards Against Anime

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 9

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Ages 12 to 19 can play Cards Against Anime with teams in this twist on the classic Apples to Apples game.

Missions to Jupiter: Rare,
Wonderful and Huge

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 9

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

Information: adurik@niu.edu

Bill Higgins, one of NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors, will elaborate on the discoveries that have emerged from NASA’s missions to Jupiter. For ages 10 and older.

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: 1 p.m.

Date: Fridays

Place: Club 55, 330 Grove St.

Information: 815-758-8616

Overeaters Anonymous

Time: 11 a.m. to noon

Date: Saturdays

Place: 312 E. Taylor St.

Information: 815-762-5932

ZEEN: Teen-Tween Magazine

Time: 3 to 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

50 Men Who Cook

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 11

Place: NIU Barsema Alumni Visitors Center

Cost: $40

Information: www.50menwhocookdekalb.org

Event features food samplings, live entertainment, raffles and a cash bar. All proceeds benefit CASA DeKalb County.

The Roots of Folk Concert

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

Date: Saturday, Aug. 11

Place: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.

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

Barry Cloyd will perform an educational and historical presentation with guitar and banjo music.

Meditation Monday

Time: 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 13

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

Cost: $10

Information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

Dietitian’s Dish

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 15

Place: KishHealth Cancer Center

Information: 815-748-2958

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Time: 1 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, Aug. 15

Place: Elder Care Services, 1701 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: 779-777-3780

Big Band at the Mansion: Jazz in Progress

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 15

Place: Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St.

Information: 815-756-4609 or www.ellwoodhouse.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

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

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

Care Options

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 9

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

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Elder Care Coordinator Gena Cimaroli will discuss last years of life care options.

Elder Care Assistance

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 9

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

Information: 815-758-6550

Shari Hanson from Elder Care Services will provide assistance in Medicare, prescription drug coverage and other questions.

Sons of the American Legion Hamburger Lunch

Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Date: Saturdays

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

Information: 815-784-5967

HINCKLEY

Summer Supper

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8

Place: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave.

Cost: $12 adults, $6 children ages 6 to 12

Information: 815-286-3391 or www.stpaulshinckley.org

Java with State Rep. Jeff Keicher

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Friday, Aug. 10

Place: Hinckley Community Building, 120 Maple St.

Information: keicher@ilhousegop.org

Town Hall with Congressional Rep. Randy Hultgren

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 15

Place: Hinckley-Big Rock High School, 700 E. Lincoln Highway

Information: www.hultgren.house.gov/events

KINGSTON

Community Breakfast

Time: 7 to 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 11

Place: Kingston Friendship Center, 120 S. Main St.

Cost: $7 adults, $3 children ages 4 and younger

Information: 815-784-3921

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

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

Com Ed Smart Meter Presentation

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 8

Place: Malta Municipal Building, 302 S. Second St.

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Learn about the benefits of the new Smart Meters.

DeKalb County Bold Spirits Tasting

Time: Noon to 8 p.m.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 11

Place: Jonamac Orchard, 19412 Shabbona Road

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door, discounted tickets for designated drivers

Information: 815-825-2158

Enjoy a unique tasting event from spirits, wine, hard cider and craft beers made in DeKalb County. Tickets include 10 tasting tickets and a souvenir glass. Hick’s BBQ and Tinez Tacos will have their food trucks. Destination Unknown will perform from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Creative Writing Group

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 13

Place: Club 55, 115 S. Third St.

Information: 815-758-8616

SYCAMORE

Club 55 Sycamore

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

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 480 Airport Road

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

Tai Chi

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Mondays

Place: Club 55, 480 Airport Road

Information: 815-758-4718

Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500

Sycamore Farmers Market

Time: 3 to 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesdays

Place: Parking lot at the corner of Sacramento and State streets

Information: 815-895-3456

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Wednesdays and Thursdays

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

Information: 815-895-2500

Anxiety Support Group

Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays

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

Information: info@bradencenter.com

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

Sycamore Steam Show and Threshing Bee

Time and dates: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, through Sunday, Aug. 12

Place: The Taylor Marshall Farm, 27707 Lukens Road

Cost: $7 adults, children 12 and younger free, Thursday senior citizens $4

Information: www.threshingbee.org

There will be a parade of steam enginges, tractors, cars and other anqiue machines daily at 1:30 p.m. Other daily attractions include live music, a flea market and a petting zoo. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 9 a.m. On Sunday, there will be a church service at 8 a.m. in the Malsch Building.

Business Builders’ Breakfast

Time: 8 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 9

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

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

Walking Club

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Club 55, 480 Airport Road

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Care Options

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 9

Place: Club 55, 480 Sycamore Road

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Elder Care Coordinator Gena Cimaroli will discuss last years of life care options.

Chair Yoga

Time: 1 p.m.

Dates: Thursday, Aug. 9

Place: Club 55, 480 Airport Road

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date: Thursdays

Place: Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Information: 815-895-4618

DeKalb Area Creative Writers

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

Date: Friday, Aug. 10

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

Information: 815-895-2500

Property Tax Presentation

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Monday, Aug. 13

Place: Club 55, 480 Sycamore Road

Information: dking@fsadekalbcounty.org

Olson Funeral and Cremation Tour

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 14

Place: Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1245 Somonauk St.

Information: 815-895-6589

Learn about funeral services and tour the facility. Snacks provided.

Pokémon Players

Time: 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 14

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

Information: 815-895-2500, ext. 131

Tuesdays on the Town

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

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 14

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Information: 815-895-3456

Event will feature an old-fashioned ice cream social.

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