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Town Crier Events for June 18-July 2

Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:32 a.m. CDT

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Adventure Works Barn-B-Que

Time: 6:30 – 10 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 28

Place: Pearcy Grain Services, 6149 Route 64

Tickets: $40

More information: 815-787-8990 or www.adventureworksdekalb.org

Tickets include a meal grilled on-site by Inboden's and two drink tickets to the cash bar. The event includes a silent auction, music by the Dreadnaughts, interactive adventure demonstrations, campfires and stargazing.

CORTLAND

Crochet Class

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

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, June 19

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, June 19

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, June 24

Place: Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road

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

DeKALB

Welcome to Summer Mini-Fest

Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: Hopkins Park

More information: 815-756-8560

Activities include touch-a-truck, a scavenger hunt, a professional juggler, a bounce house, face painting and more.

Toddler Time

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

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

Read to Soothe the Savage Beast

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Teens in the summer reading program will earn extra entries in raffle drawings by reading at the library during this time. Light refreshments will be available.

Retirement Open House for Ellen Tyne

Time: 4 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: Barb City Manor, 680 Haish Blvd.

An open house will be held in the activity room to honor Ellen Tyne for her 28 years of service as the administrator of Barb City Manor.

Free Community Meal

Time: 5 – 7 p.m.

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 18

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.

Bedtime Stories

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Pajamas are welcome at this evening story time.

STEM Cafe: 'Infecticide: Using Cellular Immunity to Control Insect Pest Populations'

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: Eduardo's, 214 E. Lincoln Highway

More information: 815-753-4751 or jdymond@niu.edu

Can aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs control insect pest populations, by making insects less resistant to infection while not harming humans? An expert from Northern Illinois University will lead this informal public discussion.

How to Start a Successful Child Care Business

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

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

More information: 800-848-8727 ext. 230

This free workshop is for anyone interested in starting a home-based day care. It will cover legal information, professional business practices, and resources and supports. Registration requested.

Reptiles as Pets

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 260 or edithc@dkpl.org

The Midwest Museum of Natural History will present a program for people new to owning a reptile pet and those thinking of adopting a reptile. Open to teens, adults and responsible children.

Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Thursdays through September; next, June 19

Place: Van Buer Plaza, Locust Street in downtown DeKalb

Bilingual Story Time and Craft

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: DeKalb Public Library

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

Stories, songs, puppet play and crafts led in both Spanish and English, allowing children to appreciate a second language. Translations available.

Files and Folders Computer Class

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: DeKalb Public Library

More information: 815-756-9568 ext. 220

Practice making, saving, and moving files and folders on computers and flash drives.

'Robopocalypse'

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: La Tourette Hall Room 200, NIU

More information: www.stemread.niu.edu

Daniel H. Wilson, author of "Robopocalypse," will give a presentation.

Infant Safety and CPR Class

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: Kishwaukee Hospital

Cost: $15 per couple

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Time: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Place: Northern Illinois University Lot 25

People can safely dispose of unused or leftover household products like oil-based paints, thinners, chemical cleaners, pharmaceuticals, mercury and mercury-containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, herbicides, pesticides, adhesivs, hosehold batteries, and fluorescent or high-intensity discharge lamps. No latex paint, explosives, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, biohazards, sharps, controlled substances, agricultural chemicals, business waste, propane tanks and lead acid batteries will be accepted.

Geektopia

Time: 1 – 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Place: DeKalb Public Library meeting room

Geeks ages 10 to adult are invited to this monthly group dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comics, manga and anime. This month, the group will watch "The Hunger Games" and talk about dystopian fiction.

Trivia Night

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Place: DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive

Cost: $10

More information: 815-756-8461

Teams of six will compete in a trivia contest with a "baby boomers" theme. The public is invited to form teams to compete. Proceeds benefit the Good Samaritan Fund.

Jim Hendricks Concert

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 22

Place: Westminster Presbyterian Church

Hendricks will perform gosepl and contemporary Christian music on the piano.

Kids Day at the Barn

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 22

Place: Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $4, children 13 and younger free

More information: 815-756-7904 or www.gliddenhomestead.org

Children are invited to try blacksmithing using kid-friendly materials, and to watch real blacksmiths at work in the on-site shop. There will also be a petting zoo, classic games like horseshoes and mini-golf, and tours of the historic homestead where DeKalb city father Joseph Glidden lived when he invented one of the world's most widely-used barbed wire designs.

Glidden Homestead Tours

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesdays; noon – 4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays of each month through November

Date: Next, Sunday, June 22

Place: Glidden Homestead, 921 W. Lincoln Highway

Cost: Adults $4, children 13 and younger free

More information: 815-756-7904 or www.gliddenhomestead.org

Tour the historic homestead where DeKalb city father Joseph Glidden lived when he invented one of the world's most widely-used barbed wire designs. Visit a working blacksmith shop on site.

Boys Only ... Your Changing Body

Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 23

Place: Kish Hospital Roberts Conference Center

Cost: $10 per family

More information: 815-748-8962

This program for boys 9-12 and an adult male relative explains the physical and emotional changes a boy may experience, lessening anxiety and making the transition into adolescence easier. Registration required.

DeKalb Municipal Band Concert

Time: 8 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 24

Place: Hopkins Park Band Shell

Feed'em Soup Drive-Thru Dinner

Time: 4 – 7 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 24

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

Tickets: $8

More information: www.feedemsoup.org

Pick up dinner on your way home to benefit Feed'em Soup. Menu includes Italian beef, pasta salad, and spring greens salad. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

'Johnny Appleseed'

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 25

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

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

Children 2 to 5 can hear the story of "Johnny Appleseed" read aloud in the sunroom of the 1879 mansion, then participate in related crafts and activities and enjoy a snack. Free; registration required. Children must be accompanied by a guardian.

Library Meeting and Ice Cream Social

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 25

Place: NIU Founders Memorial Library, lower level staff lounge

A public ice cream social will be held after a brief business meeting of the Friends of NIU Libraries.

All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast

Time: 7 - 10:30 a.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month; next, June 28

Place: Trinity Lutheran Church

Cost: Adults $7, children $4

Greek Fest

Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Dates: June 28 and 29

Place: Hopkins Park

This fundraiser for St. George Greek Orthodox Church features Greek food, a Greek grocery, a raffle, and Greek music and dancing. Credit cards accepted for meals and purchases at the grocery and bake sale.

Thrive Neighborhood Market

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 28

Place: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 900 Normal Road, parking lot

The Thrive group of St. Paul's and DeKalb County Community Gardens partner for a "pay-what-you-can" farmers market of local, organic produce. Local gardeners with extra produce to share are invited to participate as well.

GENOA

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date:  Wednesdays; next, June 18

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.

Antiques Brown Bag Lunch

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum, 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-2199, 815-784-5559 or kvhs@atcyber.net

Cris Johnson of the Laughing Cat antique shop will share her knowledge of antiques, primarily antique collector dolls. Admission is free; light refreshments are provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch.

Line Dancing

Time: 7 – 11:30 p.m.

Date: Third Friday of every month; next, June 20

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

Cost: $5

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

Family Friendly 5K Mud Race

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Place: Crosswind Community Church, 13100 Cherry Road

Cost: $30

More information: 224-523-1361 or runfortheking.com

This run includes mud, music, obstacles and activities. Proceeds benefit the church and an orphanage it supports.

Hymn Sing

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Sunday of every month; next, June 22

Place: Emmaus Baptist Church, 701 Pearson St.

Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum

Time: 2 – 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays, next, June 22

Place: 622 Park Ave.

More information: 815-784-5559

Bingo

Time: 7 p.m.

Date: Every Tuesday; next, June 24

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

Open Air Market

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Fourth Saturday of each month through September; next, June 28

Place: Downtown Genoa

More information: genoamainstreet.org

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 28

Place: Genoa Main Street, 327 W. Main St.

HINCKLEY

Game Day

Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Dates: Mondays in June and July; next, June 23

Place: Hinckley Public Library

More information: 815-286-3220 or www.hinckley.lib.il.us

For children in grades 1 through 8.

Fireworks

Time: 9 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 29

Place: Hinckley-Big Rock High School

Gates open at 5 p.m. for food vendors and activities.

LEE

Salad Luncheon and Card Party

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: St. James Parish Center

Suggested donation: Adults $8, children 5-12 $4

Lunch will be served until 1 p.m., then raffles, door prizes and card games will follow.

SHABBONA

Blood Drive

Time: 12:30 – 6 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 25

Place: Prairie Crossing Supportive Living Center, 407 W. Comanche Ave.

SYCAMORE

Bingo

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

Date: Every Wednesday; next, June 18

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

4-H Drive-Thru Pork Chop Dinner

Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 18

Place: DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $10

More information: 815-758-8194

Meals include two pork chops, potato salad, baked beans, applesauce and roll. Tickets must be ordered in advance by phone and can be picked up at the farm bureau office.

Junior Science Experiments

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: www.sycamorelibrary.org

Kids in grades 1 through 4 can participate in these do-it-yourself science experiments. Registration required.

Draft Watershed Presentation

Time: 2 – 3 p.m.

Date: Thursday, June 19

Place: Gathertorium, DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St.

More information: 815-748-5383

After nearly 18 months of input and assessments, the Draft Union/Virgil Ditches and East Branch Kishwaukee River Watershed Plan will be presented for public input. The plan will also be available after June 16 on DeKalb County and DeKalb County Community Foundation websites.

Free Coffee, Pastries and Conversation

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Date: Every Thursday; next, June 19

Place: The Grand Victorian, 1440 Somonauk St.

More information: 815-895-1900

Lunch with a Legend: 'Robopocalypse'

Time: Noon

Date: Friday, June 20

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: www.stemread.niu.edu

Daniel H. Wilson, author of "Robopocalypse," will dine with patrons at this free lunch open to the public.

Introducing Yin Yoga

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Place: Sycamore Yoga, Route 64 at Airport Road

Cost: $30

More information: 415-388-1921

Easy poses suitable for all levels of experience and flexibility. Registration required.

Miniature Gardens and Terrariums Workshop

Time: 1 – 3 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 21

Place: Blumen Gardens

Cost: $5 plus cost of container, plants and decor

More information: 815-895-3737

Bring your own container or choose one from the shop. The base cost of $5 includes soil, instruction and detailing help. Choose items from the workshop's menu of containers, plants and decor, and Blumen Gardens' designers will help you design and build your miniature garden. Registration required.

Discover Sycamore Farmers Market

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through September; next, June 22

Place: Corner of Somonauk and Elm streets

More information: www.discoversycamore.com

Teen Battle of the Bands

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Date: Sunday, June 22

Place: Good Tymes Shelter, Sycamore Community Park

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

Free admission for the public.

Build It Challenge!

Time: 2 p.m.

Date: Monday, June 23

Place: Sycamore Public Library

More information: www.sycamorelibrary.org

Children in grades 4 through 12 can participate in this building challenge using everyday materials. Registration required.

HOPE Circle

Time: 6 p.m.

Date: Fourth Monday of each month; next, June 23

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.

Art Workshops

Times: Grades 1-4 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.; grades 5-12 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 24

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Registration required.

Toddler Time

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 24

Place: Sycamore Public Library

Stories and songs for children 18 months to 3 years and an adult caregiver.

Home Orchards Class

Time: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Dates: June 24 and 26

Place: DeKalb County University of Illinois Extension, 1350 W. Prairie Drive

Cost: $5

More information: 815-758-8194 or mpetra@illinois.edu

Blood Drive

Time: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 25

Place: Brian Bemis, 1875 DeKalb Ave.

First Aid for Little People

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Friday, June 27

Place: Sycamore Public Library

A class to teach children basic first aid.

Blood Drive

Time: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 28

Place: United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.

Rockin' for Reptiles

Time: Noon - 5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, June 28

Place: Downtown Sycamore

Cost: $5

More information: www.mmnh.org

Games, live music, and live reptiles to see and touch at this fundraiser for the live animal care at the Midwest Museum of Natural History.

WATERMAN

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinic

Time: 9 – 11 a.m.

Date: Thursdays; next, June 19

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.

Waterman and Western Railroad

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Dates: Sundays through Labor Day; next, June 22

Place: Lions Park

More information: www.petestrain.com

Ride through the park on a 1/4-scale miniature train.

Bookworms Story Time

Time: 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Dates: Wednesday, July 2

Place: Clinton Township Public Library

A story, snack and craft for children ages 3-6.

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