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Town Crier Events for May 14-28

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:55 a.m. CST

CORTLAND

Crochet Class

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 14

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Preschool Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, May 15

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

For children 3 and older. No registration required.

First Grade & Up Story and Craft

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, May 15

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

Story Time with Miss Terri

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, May 20

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 14

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Stories, songs, and a craft for infants, toddlers and their caregivers.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 14

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

More information: feedemsoup.org

For transportation, call 815-293-7433. Diners pay what they can; those who cannot pay can eat for free.

'Should I Worry About Poor Leg Circulation?'

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 14

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Bedtime Stories

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 14

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Pajamas are welcome at this evening story time.

DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 14

Place: Oak Crest Little Theater, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive

Attorney John Castle will speak about his family history. Castle's ancestors first arrived in DeKalb County in 1856 and include a state senator, state attorney general, and the first director of the Illinois Department of Commerce.

Intro to Word

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 15

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Learn the basic skills to create and edit a document in Microsoft Word. Register by phone or at the reference desk.

'Cheaper by the Dozen'

Time: 7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. May 18

Dates: May 15 – 18

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

Tickets: Adults $12, children $9

More information: www.stagecoachers.com or 815-758-1940

The story of a pair of industrial engineers who use their 12 children as a case study in motion studies, based on the 1948 autobiographical book by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

Infant Safety and CPR

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 15

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Cost: $15 per couple

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Thrift Sale for Tanzania Development Support

Time: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dates: May 16 and 17

Place: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St.

More information: www.tdsnfp.org

To donate items, call Jeanine at 815-901-0393. To volunteer to work at the sale, email bsmith@tdsnfp.org.

GRILLED

Time: 5 – 8 p.m.

Dates: May 16 and 17

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

Cost: $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Kids 5 and younger free with a paying adult.

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

Buffet menu includes raspberry citrus chicken leg quarters, chimichurri beef kebabs, habanero barbecue pulled pork sliders, baked beans, salad, cilantro-lime rice, grilled vegetables, and more.

All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry Buffet

Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 16

Place: Knights of Columbus, 1336 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $10 plus tax, children $6 plus tax

Buffet includes cod, walleye, shrimp, macaroni and cheese, soup, baked potatoes, french fries, coleslaw and salad bar. Dine-in only.

'Spectacular: Group Art Exhibition'

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Dates: Fridays through May 30

Place: DeKalb Area Women's Center, 1021 State St.

Girls on the Run 5K

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: Hopkins Park

Cost: $35

More information: www.gotrnwil.org

DeKalb Area Garden Club Plant Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: Gurler House, corner of Pine and North Second streets

Locally-grown annuals, perennials, shrubs, and vegetables. Proceeds support Kishwaukee College horticulture scholarships and community projects.

STEM Circuit Bending Lab

Time: 9 a.m. – noon

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: Swen Parson Hall, room 146, Northern Illinois University

More information: www.niu.edu/stem

Kids and adults are invited to take apart electronic toys – their own or those provided – and rewire them to create strange new sounds.

Princess Party

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: www.dkpl.org

Cinderella will host a princess story hour for girls 4-8 years old. After the story, girls can complete a craft, have a snack, and have photos taken with Cinderella. Princess ball gowns are encouraged. Space is limited; make reservations online.

Ellwood Explorers

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: Ellwood House, 509 N. First St.

Cost: $5

More information: 815-756-4609 or tews@ellwoodhouse.org

Children 7-13 can learn about servant life in the Ellwood mansion at the turn of the last century. Participants will "apply" for a job as a maid, cook, chauffeur, gardener, or nanny, and will be "interviewed" on their knowledge of kitchen tasks, baby care, table setting and more. Registration required.

Kishwaukee Concert Band

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 18

Place: Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building

More information: kishconcertband.org

The spring concert will take a musical tour around the world.

Swing Dancing

Time: 7 – 10:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, May 20

Place: O'Leary's, 260 E. Lincoln Highway

Cost: $5

More information: barbcityswing.com

No partner needed, casual dress. Includes a lesson in basic swing dancing steps at 7 p.m., then social dancing.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: First, third and fifth Wednesdays of each month; next, May 21

Place: DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St.

For transportation, call 815-758-6641. To volunteer, call 815-758-1678. To donate, call 815-758-3932. Dinner sponsors are especially needed.

'How to Start a Successful Child Care Business'

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 22

Place: 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care, 155 N. Third St., Suite 300

More information: 800-848-8727 ext. 230

This free workshop by 4-C is for people interested in offering child care in their home. It will cover information on legal child care, professional business practices, and local resources. Registration required.

All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

Time: 7 - 10:30 a.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month; next, May 24

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church

Cost: Adults $7, children $4

Community Yoga Time: 3 – 4:15 p.m. Date: Second Sunday of each month; next, June 8 Place: Creative Therapeutics, 400 E. Hillcrest Drive This is a free yoga class open to the community. No registration required. All ages and abilities welcome. Wear loose-fitting clothing; mats will be provided.

Memorial Day Parade

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Downtown DeKalb

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, May 14

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.

'Fit & Flexible: For Young People Over 60'

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Thursday, May 15

Place: Senior Service Center, 330 Grove St.

More information: 815-758-4718

Physical therapist Tim Dunlop will talk about fitness, exercises for flexibility, and more.

Genoa-Kingston High School Plant Sale

Time: 3 – 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. – noon Saturdays

Dates: May 15 – 17

Place: Genoa-Kingston High School

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, May 16

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

Cost: $5

Line dancing by dancers' request. Split floor for couple dances and line dances.

All-You-Can-Eat VFW Breakfast

Time: 7 – 11 a.m.

Date: Third Sunday of each month; next, May 18

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

Cost: $7

Biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, creamed chipped beef, sausage, bacon, hash browns, orange juice, milk, coffee and French toast.

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, May 20

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

Brown Bag Lunch: Beekeepers

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 21

Place: Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society, 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-2199 or kvhs@atcyber.net

Learn about beekeeping in this free presentation.

Open Air Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month May-September; next, May 24

Place: Downtown Genoa

More information: genoamainstreet.org

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, May 25

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

HINCKLEY

Story Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; next, May 14

Place: Hinckley Public Library, 100 N. Maple St.

For children ages 15 months through 5 years, with a caregiver.

LEGO Group

Time: 4 p.m.

Date: Every Friday; next, May 16

Place: Hinckley Public Library, 100 N. Maple St.

Open to all ages; please do not bring LEGOs from home.

KINGSTON

Friendship Center Garage Sale

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon Saturday

Dates: May 15 – 17

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

KIRKLAND

Blessing of the Bikes

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: Franklin Township Park

Non-denominational blessing of bikes, plus live music, bicycle registration, bake sale and vendor booths.

MALTA

Blood Drive

Time: 3 – 7 p.m.

Date: Monday, May 19

Place: Malta Elementary School, 5068 Route 38

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, May 14

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

Back on the Farm: Vegetable Gardens

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 14

Place: Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St.

More information: 815-895-5762 or sycamorehistory.org

University of Illinois Master Gardener Ron Johnson will talk about starting a vegetable garden and managing common problems.

Ingredients for Healthy Living: Add Flavor Without Salt

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Dates: May 14 and 28

Place: Hy-Vee Club Room

Cost: $20

More information: www.kishprograms.org

Salad Supper for the Girls

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 14

Place: Federated Church, 612 W. State St.

Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family

Participants are asked to bring a favorite salad to pass. Dessert, rolls, and beverages provided. The Sycamore HIgh School Jazz Choir will perform. Tickets are available at the church and the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, May 15

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Toddler Music With Angie Carter

Time: 10 – 10:45 a.m.

Dates: Fridays in May; next, May 16

Place: Sycamore Public Library

For children 3 and younger.

Jumpin' Out Friday

Time: 5 – 9 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 16

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

Cost: $15 per child; discounts available for families with three or more children

More information: 815-895-8522 or jladas@cornerstonechristianacademy.com

The gym will be filled with five supervised inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses. Parents can stay with their children at no extra cost or can sign them in and out. Cost includes one slice of pizza and a juice box; additional concessions will be available for purchase. For children ages 3-12. Jumpers should wear comfortable clothes, no denim, and must wear socks.

Free CPR and First Aid Certification Class

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: Sycamore Public Library

A free class, offered in partnership with the American Red Cross, for teens and adults only. Registration required.

Introducing Yin Yoga

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: Sycamore Yoga, Route 64 and Airport Road

Cost: $30

More information: 415-388-1921

This unique style of yoga eases tension in the joints and relaxes the body. Easy poses for all levels. Registration required.

Sycamore Bluegrass Jam

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Date: Third Saturday of each month September through May; next, May 17

Place: Sycamore Baptist Church, 302 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-6837

Come to listen or to play at this open jam. Those who attend are asked to bring a finger food to share. The concert is free; free-will donations are accepted.

Tint Sprint 5K Run

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 17

Place: Cornerstone Christian Academy

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

Start the 5K clean and end looking like a rainbow, after passing through three color zones where runners are doused with colored powder. The event includes music, food, bounce houses and a zipline. The course includes concrete and grassy paths, and begins and ends at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

Reiki Sharing Circle

Time: 6 – 9 p.m.

Date: Third Monday of each month; next, May 19

Place: Wise Owl Wellness Center, 1101 DeKalb Ave., Suite 4

Cost: $10

More information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

Open to all who want to experience the healing and relaxing energy of Reiki.

Mother-Daughter Spa Day

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Saturday, May 24

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Mothers and daughters can enjoy organic foot soaks, hand massages, readings about mothers and daughters, guided meditation, and more. Space is limited; registration required.

Mayors' Memorial Day Breakfast

Time: 6:45 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

More information: ffb66@juno.com

Joiner Cemetery Memorial Day Service

Time: 8:15 a.m.

Date: Monday, May 26

Place: Joiner Cemetery

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Monday of each month; next, May 26

Place: Wise Owl Wellness Center, 1101 DeKalb Ave., Suite 4

Cost: $15

More information: www.wiseowlwellness.com

Clear limiting beliefs and rewire your thoughts and feelings to live your ideal life.

Blood Drive

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 28

Place: Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

Blood Drive

Time: 3:15 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 28

Place: Sycamore High School

WATERMAN

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesdays; next, May 14

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

Stories for children 3 to 5.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, May 15

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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