DeKalb County Retired Teachers’ Association
11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. Guest speaker will be Dan Kenney. Lunch will follow in the dining room. Bring a fellow retired teacher. The buffet lunch is $12. Local dues for the year will be collected if you did not pay in March or June.
American Legion and Auxiliary Open House
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Help the Legion celebrate 100 years and learn about what it has to offer. Cake and punch provided. Community is invited. For information, call Cathy Brown at 630-842-8307.
Veterans Day Program
10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Leland High School, 370 N. Main St. For information, call Lance Brown at 815-579-8763.
Veterans Day Dinner
4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Veterans eat free while the public can give a donation for their choice for dinner. For information, call Lance Brown at 815-579-8763.
Chair Yoga for Seniors
10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Forty minutes of gentle exercise.
3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Norway Community Building on Route 71, 3676 E. 2603nd Road, Sheridan. Two seatings. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $7 for ages 10 and younger. Tickets sold in advance only. Carry-outs available. Baked goods for sale too. Proceeds benefit the Norsk Museum Building Fund. Call 815-343-5070 for tickets.
Fines for Food
Through November at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Pay your fines by making a donation (minimum $1) to the Plano Rockin’ Christmas program, which distributes food boxes to local families in need. The funds will be used to purchase perishable food items such as meat, produce, milk and butter.
New Life for Old Bags
10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Nov. 9 – 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 email@example.com.
Veterans Day Dinner
5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Richard Randall, a U.S. Air Force veteran who served from 1964-1968, with 50 years of public service with the Yorkville Police Department, Bristol-Kendall Fire District and Kendall County Sheriff, will be the speaker. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $15 per person; all veterans or active military members attend for free. Seniors 60 and older pay $12 and ages 8 and younger attend for $4. To make reservations, call 630-552-8313.
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.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “’The Upside” (2017), rated PG-13, will be shown.
Line Dancing and Lessons
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. The $5 donation benefits a local charity. Hosted by the Plano American Legion. For information, call 630-552-8313.
Knit and Crochet Group
10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Informal group works on their own projects, discusses types and colors of yarns and helps each other with new or tricky patterns. Bring your own supplies.
6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 14 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.
Christmas in the Country Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Sandwich High School, Lynn Haskin Grade School and the Sandwich Middle School, 720 S. Wells St. There will be 150 crafters. Admission is $3 (proceeds benefit the Sandwich School Music Association) and a stamped hand will allow you into each building. No strollers and no smoking allowed in any building. Lunch will be available in the high school and middle school and the instant door prize drawing will be in the middle school.
Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinics
9 to 11 a.m. Mondays at Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main St. A KishHealth System professional monitors your blood pressure weekly. No appointment necessary. Each participant receives information and a tracking card. For information, call 815-786-3962 or visit kish-calendar.nm.org.
Gertrude Rompf Veterans Dinner
5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Open to all Sandwich VFW and Auxiliary members and guests, all Sandwich American Legion and Auxiliary members and guests, as well as veterans in the Sandwich voting district and their guests. RSVP required by Nov. 3 to attend. Call Sally at 815-791-3435 or Ginger at 815-786-8152. Do not call the VFW.
Card Making Craft
6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Make five Christmas-themed cards. Class taught by paper-crafter Jennifer Boring. For ages 16+. Class costs $5.
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.
6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Bring your hooks and needles for a fun evening of knit and crochet. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own materials. Registration is not required.
Fox Valley Carving Club
6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Nov. 12 – at the Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Meetings feature carving demonstrations, videos, general informational talks and a raffle (donations appreciated).
Reader’s Haven Book Club
7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Nov. 12 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.
Help for Seniors and People
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 13 – at Fox Valley Older Adults Services, 1406 Suydam 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.
6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 13 – and 1 p.m. the third Thursday – next, Nov. 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Group is open to all skill levels. There is no instruction. Three chessboards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Weigh-in is from 5 to 6 p.m., and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. Get support in reaching your weight-loss goals. For more information, call 815-498-4592.
Family Lego Night
5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 14 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. No registration required.
Drop-in Computer Aid
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Nov. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Bring your computers, phones, tablets, etc. to get one-on-one help.
1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Nov. 16 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Nov. 28 – 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.
4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at VFW Post 1486, 713 S. Main St. Turkey will be served with all the trimmings. Cost is $10. Carry-outs available.
4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Serena High School cafeteria, 2283 N. 3812nd Road. Sponsored by Serena United Methodist Church. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door. Preschoolers eat free. For tickets, or information, call Moira Marshall at 815-496-2822 or Rich Fassig at 815-751-2290.
Unfinished Objects Crafting Group
10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For adults. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.
5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Roasted turkey, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.
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. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380. The Nov. 15 special is roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy and creamed peas and includes the salad bar.
Adult Cookies & Coloring
1 to 3 p.m. Mondays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Features cookies and soft music.
History Book Club
6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Nov. 11 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
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.
12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Union Congregational Church, 305 S. Gage St. Hosted by Sunshine Band Women’s group. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 ages 4 to 10. Ages 3 and younger eat free. Carryouts available for $10. Tickets are available at the church office or at the door.
Thursday Night Book Club
6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 14 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
Knitting & Crocheting Circle
3 to 5 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.