Events for March 20-April 3

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 1:45 p.m. CDT

(Continued from Page 5)

CORTLAND

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Wednesday and Thursday; next, March 20

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

More information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

First Grade & Up Story and Craft

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, March 21

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

More information: 815-756-7274 or www.cortlandlibrary.com

Registration required.

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250 or theresaw@dkpl.org

Stories and songs for infants, toddlers and caregivers. A craft time will be held immediately after story time. No registration required.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 20

Place: Feed'em Soup, 122 S. First St.

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. March 20 menu is chicken shwarma with rice. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

Computer Help Lab

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 1 – 3 p.m. Friday

Dates: March 20 – 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220 or dkplref@dkpl.org

Free, drop-in help lab for people with computer questions.

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: Campus Life Building, corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: Swen Parson Hall

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, March 20

Place: DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St.

March 20 menu is chicken kiev with rice pilaf, Normandy blend, fruit, dinner roll and dessert. For transportation, call 815-758-6641. To volunteer, call 815-758-1678. To donate, call 815-758-3932. Dinner sponsors are especially needed.

Teacher in the Library

Time: 4 – 5:15 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services department

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 250

A retired teacher offers free homework help and tutoring to Dist. 428 students in grades 3 through 5. Registration is required.

Candidates Night

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: City Council Chambers, 200 S. Fourth St.

More information: leagueofdekalbcounty@gmail.com

Audience members planning to submit questions should arrive by 6:20 p.m. Questions should be short and pertain to all candidates, not one specific candidate. Questions can also be submitted via email through March 18. The forum will be broadcast on DeKalb public access Channel 14 and streamed live at www.cityofdekalb.com. Candidates invited are running in Kishwaukee College trustee, regional board of education trustee, DeKalb Township, District 428 school board, park district, mayor, alderman and city clerk races.

Bright Futures: Squishy Circuits

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 280 or stever@dkpl.org

Kids can make electrical circuits with homemade Play-Doh, using kitchen ingredients. For ages 8 and older.

Blood Drive

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 21

Place: Barsema Hall, 740 Garden Road

Women Educators Panel

Time: 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. panel discussion

Date: Thursday, March 21

Place: Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center

Ankhe Bradley, the executive director of professional development for Rockford Public School District 205, Sylvia Cadena Smith, literacy and education consultant, and Linda Szymanski, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will talk about how their degrees in education from Northern Illinois University led them to careers beyond the traditional classroom.

Bilingual Story Time

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, March 21

Place: DeKalb Public Library youth services

More information: 815-756-9568, ext. 250 or theresaw@dkpl.org

Stories, songs and puppet play in Spanish and English for children from infancy through age 5. Translations available.

Homework Help Nights

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays; next, March 21

Place: Neighbors House, corner of Fifth and Pine streets

More information:  815-787-0600 or neighborshouse@frontier.com

Free homework help for students in fourth through 12th grades. Students should bring their homework. No help nights during DeKalb School District 428 school breaks.

Embrace Youth & Young Adult Gathering

Time: 7 – 11 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 21

Place: Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center

More information: message.to.rach@gmail.com or www.rolccdekalb.com

A free event with speakers Wendy Marshall and Andy Dangler. There will be live worship, a time to meet other youth and listen to a message for the Northern Illinois University campus. Free pizza at 6 p.m. for the first 50 people.

'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays

Dates: March 21 – 24

Place: Stage Coach Theater, 126 S. Fifth St.

Tickets: $15

More information: www.stagecoachers.com

Stage Coach Players presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera about the final days of Jesus Christ's life and centered on the conflict between Jesus and Judas.

Resume Help Lab

Time: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568, ext. 220 or dkplref@dkpl.org

Relay for Life BBQ Fundraiser

Time: 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 22

Place: Pick up dinners at The Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital

Cost: $12

Dinner options include pork chop, chicken, pork-and-chicken combo or catfish. Tickets should be purchased in advance at The Cancer Center or at the hospital marketing department. Proceeds support The Cancer Blasters Relay for Life team.

Lenten Fish Fry

Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Dates: Fridays in March; next, March 22

Place: Knights of Columbus, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $10, children 10 and younger $6

Buffet includes cod, walleye, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked potato, french fries, coleslaw and salad bar. No carryouts.

Nooks and Crannies: The Library Tour

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 22

Place: DeKalb Public Library

Meet at the fireplace at 6:30 p.m. and take an in-depth tour of every corner of the historic building. Light refreshments will be served after the tour.

Blow the Trumpet in Zion Conference

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: March 22 – 24

Place: Sandburg Auditorium, Holmes Student Center

More information: 815-519-5212 or www.rolccdekalb.com

Special guests musician Leonard Jones of Morning Star Ministries and speaker Jay Leroux of JL Ministries will present at this conference celebrating the refreshing presence of God.

William Beckett

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 22

Place: The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway

Tickets: $12 in advance; $14 at the door

More information: 630-926-5229

William Beckett of The Academy Is will perform at this all-ages show.

AARP Tax Aide Free Tax Help

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Saturdays through April 13; next, March 23

Place: DeKalb Public Library lower level meeting room

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220 or dkplref@dkpl.org

Volunteers will assist low- and middle-income taxpayers with tax returns. Bring a photo ID, all tax documents and last year's tax return.

Breakfast With the Bunny and 'Hop'

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 23

Place: Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.

Tickets: Breakfast and movie: Adults $10, children 12 and younger $7; Movie only: Adults $5, children 12 and younger $3

More information: www.egyptiantheatre.org

Breakfast on stage with the Easter Bunny, then spring-themed games and crafts before a screening of the movie "Hop" at 11 a.m. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 21.

Classical Conversations Informational Meeting

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 23

Place: Panera Bread

More information: throwerls@gmail.com

Classical Conversations is a community of home-school families who teach following a classical model and biblical worldview. Informational meetings are for families interested in learning more about home-schooling or the group.

'All That Glitters'

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 24

Place: Ellwood House Visitors Center, 509 N. First St.

RSVP: 815-756-4609 or info@ellwoodhouse.org

An illustrated romp through costume jewelry styles from the 1830s to the 1970s. See how jewelry styles changed with clothing trends and learn about historical trends like the black jewelry of the 1860s or the popularity of snake motifs.

Blood Drive

Time: Noon – 5 p.m.

Date: Monday, March 25

Place: Holmes Student Center, corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road

Boys Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

More information: 815-748-8962 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

For boys 9 to 12 and an adult male relative. The natural physical and emotional changes a young boy experiences can be overwhelming; knowing what to expect can lessen anxiety. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

'Jesus in the Passover'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Place: Evangelical Free Church of Sycamore-DeKalb

More information: 815-756-8729

A presentation about the Jewish celebration of Passover and connecting the Passover tradition with the Last Supper. Call for tickets.

STEM Cafe: 'For Your Eyes Only'

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Place: Eduardo's, 214 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: jdymond@niu.edu or www.niu.edu/stem

A casual discussion with a Northern Illinois University expert on eye health and protecting eyes as they age.

Celebrity Bake Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 29

Place: Kishwaukee Community Hospital

This Thrivent Matching Funds project benefits patients in the hospital's cardiac rehab program who need financial assistance. The sale will feature pies by Mary Pritchard and Brad Copple, cookies by Dee Coover, gourmet treats by Phil Johnson, nutty brownies by Ken Mundy and breads by Jim O'Grady.

Blood Drive

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 29

Place: Lincoln Hall, 1151 Lucinda Ave.

Shamrocks Care Charity Hockey Game

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 30

Place: Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Cost: $5

More information: 815-762-6745

The Chi-Town Shamrocks, a semi-professional roller hockey team, will play a charity game to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb County. The event includes raffles. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Surgical and Nonsurgical Spine Care

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, April 2

Place: Kish Hospital's Roberts Conference Center

More information: 815-748-8962 or www.kishhospital.org/programs

Back pain can be complex to treat. Learn about treatment options and diagnostic tools available. Registration is required and closes three days before the program date.

An Evening With Gene Wolfe

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, April 3

Place: Northern Illinois University Founders Memorial Library, lower level staff lounge

Wolfe will sign copies of his books until 7:30 p.m., when a discussion of his book "The Shadow of the Torturer" will begin. This is a joint event between the Friends of NIU Libraries and the DeKalb Public Library Science Fiction Book Club.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, March 20

Place: KishHealth Family and Specialty Care

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

Easter Eggstravaganza

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Sunday, March 23

Place: Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S. Stott St.

Games, a cookie walk and an egg hunt open to the community. The egg hunt will be broken into age divisions. Children 2 and younger will hunt at 9:15 a.m.; children 3 to 5 at 9:30 a.m.; children 6 to 8 at 9:45 a.m.; and children 9 to 10 at 10 a.m.

Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 23

Place: DeKalb County Animal Shelter, 16173 Baseline Road

Dog and cat vaccines for rabies, distemper, bordetella, Lyme, leptospirosis and FeLV, plus heartworm testing, FeLV/FIV testing, fecal testing and microchipping will be offered. Fees range from $15 to $35. Package deals for multiple vaccinations are also available, as are low-cost heartworm prevention and flea/tick medication. Cash and credit cards only; no personal checks. No residency or income restrictions apply. Appointments are required; call 877-475-7729 to schedule an appointment.

Grange Reorganization Meeting

Time:  7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Place: Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society, 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-758-5424 or www.illinoisgrange.org

An open meeting for anyone interested in reorganizing the Ney Grange, an 84-year-old fraternal organization.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, March 26

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

Easter Egg Hunt

Time: 10 a.m. for children 4 and younger; 10:30 a.m. for children 5 and older

Date: Saturday, March 30

Place: Chamberlain Park

Sponsored by the Genoa Township Park District.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays

Dates: Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March; next, March 20

Place: Hinckley Public Library

Stories for children 2 to 5.

STEM Outreach: Squishy Circuits

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Friday, March 22

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

Experiment with Play-Doh, wires and batteries to discover the basic principles of electricity and circuits.

LEGO Day at the Library

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220

KINGSTON

BOUNCE

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Sunday, March 24

Place: Crossroads Community Church, 2040 Johnson Court

More information: 815-784-0123 or genoa@crossroadscn.com

Free fun for the family. Inflatable bounce houses, games, face painting, food and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

KIRKLAND

Candidates Night

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 21

Place: Kirkland Fire Station

More information: 815-522-9017

The first half of the program will feature candidates for mayor and village board. The second half will feature candidates for school and library boards. Each candidate will have time to introduce themselves, and will answer questions from a moderator.

Last Supper Reenactment

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 28

Place: First Lutheran Church, 510 W. South St.

More information: 815-522-3886

Men of the congregation will portray the apostles and the Rev. Carl Rasmussen will play Jesus in this dramatization. The service will include individual absolution and confession and Holy Communion. The public is invited.

MAPLE PARK

Easter Egg Hunt

Time: Noon

Date: Saturday, March 23

Place: 302 Willow St.

More information: 815-827-3362

The Maple Park Library Easter Egg Hunt is open to all ages and will be held rain or shine. The Easter Bunny will pose for photos from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. No registration required.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

Time: Card sales start at 6 p.m.; play begins at 7:15

Date: Every Wednesday; next, March 20

Place: Sycamore Veterans Home, 121 S. California St.

Kindergarten Registration

Time: 2 – 6:40 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Place: Sycamore elementary schools

More information: 815-899-8106 or 815-899-8122

Parents of children beginning kindergarten in the fall should register at their home school. Call the home school to schedule a time for screening and registration. Call 815-899-8106 or 815-899-8122 if you are unsure which school your child will attend. Parents should bring a certified copy of the child's birth certificate, the child's Social Security card and three proofs of residency.

Shamrock Luncheon

Time: Noon

Date: Thursday, March 21

Place: Blumen Gardens, 325 Edward St.

Cost: $9

Special feature by Barry Killian, CFP, who will share information on investments and estate planning. Speaker will be Kathy Ivec, on the topic "Shopper at Heart Finds Real Treasure."

Pay-It-Forward House Volunteer Orientation

Time: 1 – 2 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 21

Place: Pay-It-Forward House

More information: 815-762-4882

Participants will take a tour of the house, learn about the house's mission and learn about volunteer opportunities.

Nothing But Net 3-on-3 Tournament

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 23

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

Cost: Spectators 4 and older, $2.

More information: 815-895-8522 or www.cornerstonechristianacademy.com

Basketball tournament open to the community. Teams will compete 3-on-3 in the following age divisions: boys 12-13, boys 14-18, men, and girls 12-18. Top teams in each division will receive medals and prizes. Three-point and free-throw contests will begin at noon. Proceeds benefit the Cornerstone Christian Academy Sports Boosters.

DeKalb/Sycamore Community Expo

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Place: Sycamore High School Field House

More information: 815-756-6306

Flashlight Egg Hunt

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, March 28

Place: Sycamore Park Golf Course

Cost: Residents $10, nonresidents $15

More information: 815-895-3202 or www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com

An after-dark egg hunt and an evening of crafts, treats and more. Each child will go home with a bag for their eggs, craft projects and, of course, eggs. All ages. Registration required.

Breakfast With the Bunny

Time: 7:30 or 8:40 a.m.

Date: Saturday, March 30

Place: Sycamore Park Golf Course

Cost: Breakfast and picture: residents $5, nonresidents $7.50; breakfast only: residents $3.50, nonresidents $4.50; picture only: residents $2.50, nonresidents $3.50

More information: 815-895-3202 or www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com

Registration recommended. For those who do not register, breakfast is not guaranteed, and photos with the Easter Bunny will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will be finished in time for the Sycamore Police Department egg hunt, at 10 a.m. at the park district's Good Tymes shelter.

STEM Exploration Lab

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 30

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

Cost: Members $8, nonmembers $10

More information: 815-895-9777 or www.mmnh.org

The museum will be filled with dozens of hands-on science exhibits and interactive demonstrations, including fun with mirrors, magnets, static and lasers.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, March 21

Place: KishHealth Family and Specialty Care

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

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