What's Happening

What's Happening for Oct. 12, 2019

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 16 – at the Earlville Library, 205 W. Winthrop St. Beverly Dunfrund of Mendota Area Senior Services will help anyone older than 60 or younger than 60 with a disability to obtain access to services, apply to programs or gather information. No appointments are necessary. For information, call 815-539-9673, 815-539-7700 or 800-535-5970.

Red Cross Blood Drive

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Earlville High School, 415 W. Union St. For information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

LELAND

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 16 – at the Adams Township Building, 300 S. Mill Road. Beverly Dunfrund of Mendota Area Senior Services will help anyone older than 60 or younger than 60 with a disability to obtain access to services, apply to programs or gather information. No appointments are necessary. For information, call 815-539-9673, 815-539-7700 or 800-535-5970.

MILLINGTON

Rummage Sale

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Millington United Methodist Church, 200 Orleans St. A hot lunch will be served both days. For information, call 815-695-5384 or 815-695-5724.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road. Dinner includes a choice of three entrées (fish, chicken or beef), soup or salad, dinner rolls, vegetables, dessert and nonalcoholic drink. Cost is $20. A lower-cost salad entrée can be purchased for $12. The speaker will be Chris Baker, a tattoo artist with a studio in Oswego. He will present “The Ministry of Second Chances Through Tattoo Removal.”

PLANO

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Oct. 12 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Volunteers turn discarded plastic shopping bags into plastic yarn to be crocheted into sleeping mats for the homeless. Donations of plastic bags can be left at the library. Volunteers also are needed to crochet the mats. For information, call 708-846-1704 or email jackandceil@att.net.

Free ESL Classes

6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Led by local volunteer Betty Ross, this informal group meets to develop and increase English language speaking and reading skills. Newcomers welcome any time.

Greener Cleaner: DIY Cleaning Products

6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Simple, non-toxic ingredients such as soap, baking soda, vinegar, borax, citric acid and essential oils will be used to make disinfectant, dishwasher detergent and laundry soap. Registration required; call 630-552-2030.

Pizza & Pages – Grades 6-8

4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, and Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The group will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it and have some pizza. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 16 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Oct. 17 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Illinois workNet Center will provide one-on-one assistance for job search and résumés.

Euchre Tournament

4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the gym at St. Mary School, 817 N. Center St. Event is hosted by the St. Mary’s Council of Catholic Women. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 5 p.m. Refreshments available. For questions, call Chris at 630-552-9274.

SANDWICH

Pork Loin Dinner

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Sandwich American Legion Post 181, 713 S. Main St. The cost is $10 and carryouts will be available. For information, email sal43@msn.com.

Sunday at Sandwich
Antiques Flea Market

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger enter free. Free parking, multiple vendors, ATM available. No pets allowed. For information, visit www.sundayatsandwichantiques.com.

Takin’ It to the Streets 2019

4 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at First Apostolic Church, 221 N. Eddy St. Public prayer will be offered for all aspects of living in Sandwich – mayor and city council; police, fire and first responder departments; schools; churches; and local businesses. Come join this unique event held in the street. For information, call the church at 815-786-2941. If it rains, the event will be in the church.

Card Making Craft

6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Participants will make five Thanksgiving-themed cards. Class taught by paper-crafter Jennifer Boring. For ages 16-plus. Class costs $5.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Oct. 15 – at Cornerstone Church, 17347 Pratt Road. Cornerstone provides food for families in Sandwich, Somonauk, Plano and Sheridan. Identification and proof of residency, such as a utility bill, are required.

After School Martial Arts Program

3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sandwich Park District. Ages K-12 can learn self-defense, get in shape and build respect. Classes taught by BH Martial Arts School. Cost is $40 a month and includes uniform. Register at https://sandwichparkdistrict.org.

Live Bat Adventure

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Experience the beauty of bats at this program presented by the Flying Fox Conservation Fund. Learn about where bats live, what they eat and the vital contribution they make to the ecosystem.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Wellness Wednesdays

6:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays – next, Oct. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Each week the health-themed program will feature presenters, documentaries, exercises and more.

Chess Club

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Oct. 17 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Group is open to all skill levels. There is no instruction.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – Oct. 17 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Rummage sale

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct 19, at United Church of Sandwich, 512 E. Lions Road. Hosted by the United Methodist Women, the event will include a bake sale. For information, call the church office at 815-786-9243.

IVT’s “Murder on the Rerun”

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $12 each at sandwichoperahouse.org or at the Opera House box office up to one hour before showtime. For information, email info@indianvalleytheatre.com or call 815-786-4878.

Red Cross Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Sandwich American Legion Post, 713 S. Main St. For information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Filmology

1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Oct. 19 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Oct. 24 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The movie club will meet to watch the movie on Saturday and discuss it on Thursday. Copies will be available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Donut/Doggie Dash 5K/10K

8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Registration from 7 to 8:15 a.m. Cost is $35 the day of the race. Bring your dog and have fun running or walking with them. The race is electronically timed. To register, visit https://sandwichparkdistrict.org.

SHERIDAN

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Pot roast with potatoes and carrots, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carryouts are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Oct. 15 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Afternoon Movie

1 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month – next, Oct. 15 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Bingo

6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sheridan American Legion Post 729, 300 W. Si Johnson Ave.

American Legion Fish Fries

5 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Sheridan American Legion Post 729, 300 W. Si Johnson Ave. The fish fry includes a choice of catfish or cod, fried or poached, with fries, hush puppies and a complete salad bar for $9. Carryouts are available by calling 815-496-2380. The Oct. 18 special is meatloaf, mashed potatoes and vegetable and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

10th Anniversary Celebration

1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. The library will celebrate its anniversary with a local authors fair, live music, magic, balloon making, raffles, prizes, cake and ice cream, and special events for children. A special appearance by Woody from “Toy Story” will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Oct. 14 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Teen Programs

4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Coding, craft, makerspace and STEM for ages 10-17. Sign-up required.

Good Night Story Hour

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

Bingo

12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. No bingo on the last Wednesday of the month.

Writing Group

3:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month – next, Oct. 17 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

STEM Activity

4 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month – next, Oct. 17 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Open to children in grades K-5. Registration required.

Mystery Book Club

6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Oct. 17 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Madam President, Edith Wilson

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. William Hazelgrove will tell the story of our first woman president, Edith Wilson, who ran the government from 1919 to 1921 when Woodrow Wilson had a massive stroke.

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