What's Happening

What's Happening for Oct. 19, 2019

NEWARK

Chair Yoga for Seniors

10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays – no meeting on Oct. 22 – at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Forty minutes of gentle exercise.

Ghost Roads of Illinois

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. David Clark will discuss some of the stories of unexplained phenomena residents have encountered while traveling along the highway and bi-ways of Illinois.

Fall Fest Costume Party

10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Come in costume and enjoy music, games and treats. Registration required.

PLANO

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.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the American Legion Post, 510 E. Dearborn St. All-you-can-eat meal hosted by the Sons of the American Legion of Plano Post 395. Menu items include scrambled eggs, egg casserole, potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, made-to-order omelets and more. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 11.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Oct. 24 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

Open Roads ABATE

6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Agenda items include legislature updates, new products, safety, election of new officers, a haunted ride and new events. Food entrée for the meeting is lasagna. For information, visit the Open Roads ABATE Facebook page or call Cliff at 630-552-3828.  

Trunk-or-Treat

1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the parking lots of First Lutheran and United Methodist churches, at James and Clark streets. Children in sixth grade and younger are invited to visit decorated car trunks in the church parking lot and select a treat from each stop. Costumes welcome. There will be games, refreshments and a bounce house. Families are encouraged to bring canned goods or paper products to donate to the Kendall County Food Pantry.

Spirits and Seances: Victorian Spiritualism

6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. In the Victorian era, interest in Spiritualism was fueled by the deaths of over 600,000 Civil War soldiers. Learn how mediums talked to the spirits and see photos of ghosts taken by spirit photographers and those that set out to discredit them as charlatans.

SANDWICH

Rummage sale

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.

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 also will be available at the circulation desk for checkout.

IVT’s “Murder on the Rerun”

7:30 p.m. 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.

Sandwich Fire Department Open House

8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 20, at the fire station, 310 E. Railroad St. A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. A Life Star Helicopter landing is scheduled for 9 a.m.
Other activities include the Children’s Safety Trailer, blood pressure screenings, fire station tours and a static equipment display. Fire engine rides will be given from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 815-786-9241.

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, $28 before Oct. 7. Bring your dog and have fun running or walking with them. The race is electronically timed. To register, visit https://sandwichparkdistrict.org.

Art Therapy

10:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Oct. 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. De-stress and relax by enjoying an hour filled with relaxing music, camaraderie and varying art mediums. This month the group will use kinetic sand.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Oct. 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-498-2312.

Haunted Happenings

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The Midwest Ghost Society will share its explorations and experiences with local haunts.

Genealogy Club

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Suz Bates, a genealogist with more than 40 years of experience, will share tips for genealogy research using the big two databases – Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org – more efficiently.

Collective Goods Sale

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Valley West Hospital lobby, 1302 N. Main St. Many books, gifts and gadgets will be on display for sale. Proceeds benefit the Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Program.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Oct. 24 – at the Wildwood Community Center. 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.

American Legion Riders Post 181

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Agenda items include baked potato lunch, presentation of check to Gifts to Yanks Who Gave, nominations for officers, veteran events and more. For information, call Bob Lawrence at 815-786-8334.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Oct. 25 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Baked Potato Lunch

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Hosted by American Legion Riders Post 181. Cost is a $7 donation for a baked potato with toppings and dessert. Donations help veterans and military. For information, call Bob at 815-786-8334.

The Recycling Hour

Noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month – next, Oct. 26 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The library will recycle items such as plastic bags, ink cartridges, batteries and more.

Spooktacular

1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The library’s annual Halloween party for all ages will include pumpkin painting, snacks and more. Limited pumpkins will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Harvest Moon Halloween Family Event

6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Knight’s Park, 1001 N. Latham St. Enjoy a family night of fall fun with hayrides, hot chocolate, games, campfires, costumes and kids flashlight Halloween egg hunt. Free. For information, visit https://sandwichparkdistrict.org.

SHERIDAN

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, Oct. 23 – at the Sheridan Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. Jill Hartley 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.

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. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

The Oct. 25 special is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and corn and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Genealogy Group

4 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, Oct. 22 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

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.

Touch-Type Read & Spell for Adults

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Darlene Dionne will share information at this event for adults with disabilities. Free.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, Oct. 23 – at the Somonauk Library, 700 E. Lasalle 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.

Kiddieland Remembered

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Cheryl Brown will share the history of Kiddieland in Melrose Park, one of Chicago’s favorite amusement parks. Brown will show vintage photos, and discuss why the park had to close and where the rides are today.

Gently Used Jewelry Sale

4 to 8 p.m. Thurday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Hosted by Friends of the Somonauk Library.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – Oct. 29 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Touch-Type Read & Spell for Students

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Darlene Dionne will share information at this event for parents of students with learning and physical disabilities. 

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