What's Happening

What's Happening for July 29, 2017

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EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Aug. 16 – at the Earlville Library, 205 W. Winthrop St. 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.

HINCKLEY

LELAND

Social Night

7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Relax with friends, talk, play cards and visit the new Game Room for pool and video games.

Post 570 Business Meeting

7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 16 – at the Adams Township Building, 300 S. Mill Road. 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.

Social Night

7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Relax with friends, talk, play cards and visit the new Game Room for pool and video games.

Social Night

7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Relax with friends, talk, play cards and visit the new Game Room for pool and video games.

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 30 – at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Take commander's choice or bring your own DVD.

MILLBROOK

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, Sept. 24 – at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. Each month includes a speaker who presents on topics of interest to the community. Past topics have included taxes, senior citizen programs, political perspectives and conservation issues. Admission is free. This will be the last Men's Breakfast until the fall. For information, call 815-786-4106.

MILLINGTON

MONTGOMERY

Beers, Bands and Barns

2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the Dickson-Murst Farm, 2550 Dickson Road. The music festival, held rain or shine, will include performances by local bands plus open mic time slots. Event includes a food vendors and a beer truck. Antique cars and trucks welcome. Bring a chair. For information, call 630-272-0686.

NEWARK

NORWAY

PLANO

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.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinics

9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at KishHealth System Physician Group, 12700 Route 34 in Plano, and Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main St. in Sandwich. 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 www.kishprograms.org.

Dog Days of Summer

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Sit with a certified therapy dog and practice reading aloud. Bring a book along or choose one at the library. Register for a 15-minute time slot. For independent students entering grades 1 through 9 only. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

American Legion Auxiliary Membership Meeting

6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 2 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. For information, call Yvonne at 630-332-4122.

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.

Legos at the Library

6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Open to all ages, children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Creations will be displayed in the Kids' Library after the program. No registration required.

Shop for Kourage

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Emily G. Johns Elementary School, 430 Mitchell Drive in Plano. Fundraiser to help the family of 2-year-old Kycen Schimandle, who was diagnosed with opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome. Event includes home-based business consultants, bake sale, raffles, face painting, silent auction and door prizes. For information, call 630-636-8928 or 618-562-7977.

Taste of St. Mary's

Noon Saturday, Aug. 5, at St. Mary School grounds, 817 N. Center St. The event will feature a variety of foods including hot dogs, hamburguers, corn on the cob, lemon shake-ups, tacos and desserts. There will be live music, raffles, crafts and kids' games. Proceeds benefit the church's building fund. For information, call the rectory at 630-552-1505.

Pizza & Pages

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, and Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For students entering grades 6-9. The group will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Dog Days of Summer

6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Sit with a certified therapy dog and practice reading aloud. Bring a book along or choose one at the library. Register for a 15-minute time slot. For independent students entering grades 1 through 9 only. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, Aug. 10 – through May at Plano Bible Church, 1111 W. South St. Find support and encouragement from other moms. Child care and breakfast provided. This year, the group will work through the book, "No More Perfect Moms," by Jill Savage, founder of the Hearts at Home ministry. www.planobiblechurch.org.​

Writers' Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 10 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Aug. 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 are also needed to crochet the mats. For information, call 708-846-1704 or email jackandceil@att.net.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 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, Aug. 17 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Illinois workNet Center will provide one-on-one assistance for job search and resumes. No registration required.

Explore Your Family History

1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Aug. 19 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Both experienced and new genealogy researchers can participate in the group.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, Aug. 20 – at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Sons of the American Legion will serve the all-you-can-eat meal featuring scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, pancakes and made-to-order omelets. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 11 and younger.

SANDWICH

Mid Summer Showdown

Noon Saturday, July 29, at Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. The event includes a cruise night, live music, kids' pedal pull, Illini State Pullers Tractor and Truck Pulls, beer tent, food and more. Money raised will benefit the Somonauk Education Foundation's scholarships and educational resources. Information: Mid Summer Showdown on Facebook

Indian Valley Theatre Production Auditions

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 31, in the community room of the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. The auditions will be for Indian Valley Theatre’s production of “Love, Lies and the Doctor’s Dilemma,” directed by Christine Johnson. Be prepared for a cold reading from the script. For information, call 815-593-0114.

Read Story Club

4 p.m. Mondays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Drop-in afterschool story club for kindergarten through second graders.

Preschool Story Time

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For children ages 3 to 5.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 1 – 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.

The Reading Pros

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 1 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For third through fifth graders.

National Night Out

5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Veteran’s Park, 143 E. Railroad St. Family-oriented event sponsored by the city of Sandwich, Sandwich Police Department and Sandwich Fire Department, will feature a car show, raffles and activities for all ages. Other organizations and businesses supporting the event include the Sandwich Lions Club, Heartland Bank, Sandwich Park District, Rosati’s Pizza and Target.

Creative Yarns

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.

Adult Craft Night

7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 1 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will create a stone photo holder. Materials will be provided. For ages 18 and older. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308. There are only 10 open spots due to material provision restraints. Those interested can be added to a wait list.

Throwback Thursdays

1 p.m. Thursdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Enjoy a classic film at the library. All ages welcome. Popcorn provided.

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.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month – next, Aug. 4 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Children ages 6 to 24 months can sing songs, play fun bouncing games and read stories.

Bingo and Banana Splits

1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, in the multipurpose room at the David A. Francis Center, 1001 N. Latham St. The Sandwich Park District will host an ice cream social with bingo for prizes. Cost is $7 for residents and $10 for nonresidents; registration is required by Aug. 1. Call 815-786-8044.

Clothing and backpack giveaway

8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Cornerstone Church, 17347 Pratt Road. Free gently used clothes, shoes, accessories, household items, and a limited number of backpacks and school supplies will be available. Donations of clothes, backpacks or school supplies can be dropped off at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. July 31 or Aug. 1. No electronics. For questions, call 815-786-6300 or visit www.cornerstoneofsandwich.com.

Book Signing

Noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Angie's Sugar Buzz Bakery, 1004 E. Church St. Somonauk native and Northern Illinois University alum Darcia (Dettore) Kunkel will sign her debut book, "40-Something and Fried."

Reader’s Haven Book Club

7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month ​– next, Aug. 8 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come for a lively discussion of "State of Wonder," by Ann Patchett. Light refreshments provided.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – Aug. 9 – at Fox Valley Older Adults Services, 1406 Suydam Road. 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.

Library Camp Out

5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. S’mores, stories and a campfire at the library. Held outdoors. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag. If the weather is bad, event will be held inside. Registration required; call 815-786-8308.

Lego Club

5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 10 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Children ages 5 and older can build with a team or alone. Lego donations are welcome, but leave your personal collection at home.

E-Waste Collection

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, Aug. 12 – at the base of the East water tower, 750 Duvick Ave. Any item with a battery or cord, except smoke detectors, will be accepted. Most items can be recycled at no cost, except computer monitors cost $10, TVs smaller than 19 inches cost $20 and TVs larger than 19 inches cost $30. Information: 815-748-2408 or recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org

An Evening with Elizabeth Berg

6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Author Elizabeth Berg will visit with her dog, Gabby. She will read from her new book "The Story of Arthur Truluv" and answer questions. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Cash or check only. Space is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Alzheimer's Support Group

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

Sandwich Computer Users Group

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 17 – at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Club President Jerry Kell will demonstrate how to use the Windows 10 Photo App. Guests welcome. For information, visit www.scug.org.

Let's Play!

10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month – next, Aug. 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This drop-in playgroup is geared toward babies and caregivers. No registration required.

Downtown Sandwich Cruise Night

5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, on Railroad Street in downtown Sandwich. Sponsored by the Sandwich Lions Club, the night will include antique and classic vehicles on display, music provided by Carousel Sound Company, plus awards and raffles. There is no admission fee. Last cruise night will be Sept. 27.

Discovery of Magic

1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Join presenter, William Pack, “The Chicago Magic Expert,” as he cracks open his magic history scrapbooks to reveal a secret world of colorful characters, amusing adventures and arcane knowledge. Program is open to all ages. Space is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month – next, Aug. 23 – at the Wildwood Community Center. 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.

Family Movie Afternoon

1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library for a free movie showing. Refreshments provided. All ages welcome.

Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 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. Next event: Oct. 8. For more information, visit www.sundayatsandwichantiques.com.

Teen Movie Night

5 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 31 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Popcorn and drinks provided. Stop by the Youth Services Reference Desk for rating and run time. For ages 13 to 18.

Paintbox

5 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 31 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Art club for age 7 and older. Call 815-786-8308 to sign up.

SERENA

The Chosen Ones Performance

8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 30, at Serena United Methodist Church, 2259 E. US Highway 52. Popular Southern Gospel vocal group The Chosen Ones will perform. A potluck brunch will be held after the service. For more information, call 815-792-8401.

SHABBONA

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of odd months – next, Sept. 23 – at 206 S. Blackhawk Road. Any item with a battery or cord, except smoke detectors, will be accepted. Most items can be recycled at no cost, except computer monitors cost $10, TVs smaller than 19 inches cost $20 and TVs larger than 19 inches cost $30. Information: 815-748-2408 or recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org

SHERIDAN

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, hushpuppies and a complete salad bar for $8.50. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Pork loin, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every other month – next, Sept. 27 – 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.

SOMONAUK

Adult/Teens Coloring

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays and 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Features cookies and soft music.

Writers Group

3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Register at the Patron Services Desk or by calling 815-498-2440.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the last Monday of each month – next, July 31 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Beginners and experienced welcome. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

Story Time for Children

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 2 to 5. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

Films for Tots

10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 1 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Bingo

12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Our Sharing Pantry

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Aug. 21 – at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. Doors open 15 minutes before distribution begins. The pantry is closed on holidays. Our Sharing Pantry provides free food to low-income families living in Sandwich, Somonauk and Leland. A photo ID and current electric bill are required at every visit. Use the entrance by the alley. Look for the sign on the door. For information, call 815-498-2742.

Movin' On Cancer Support Group

5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 3 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Summer Reading Closing Program

1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. There will be awards, completion prizes, drawings, ice cream and Ollie The Snowman.

Knitting & Crocheting Circle

3 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Beginning knitting will be featured on the first Friday of the month. Yarn and needles can be purchased for $4.50.

Church Movie Night

Dusk Friday, Aug. 4, at Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, 14030 Chicago Road. A free family-friendly outdoor movie will be held at the church grounds. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your own drink (no alcohol). There will be free popcorn. Rain date is Aug. 5. For information, call 630-618-6506.

Hopekeepers

10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 8 – at St. John's Lutheran Church, 235 Green St. Support group for people coping with chronic illness or pain to find encouragement in a small group, nondenominational, Christian environment. Call Jean Lunt at 815-498-1001 for information.

Thursday Night Book Club

7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 10 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

History Book Club

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

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 16 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

Mystery Book Club

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

Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales

6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Jim Gibbons will give a historical presentation on the interesting facts about Princess Diana's life, death and the effect of her life today.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Somonauk Baptist Church, 315 E. North St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-498-2312.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every other month – next, Aug. 25 – at the Somonauk Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. 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.

Men’s Group

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

Bounce Time

10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 30 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For babies ages 6 to 24 months. Registration required.

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 31 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Cookies and milk will be served at this event for all ages.

PJ Tales

6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 31 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ's and listen to stories.

WATERMAN

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of even months – next, Aug. 26 – at the City Lot on Route 30. Any item with a battery or cord, except smoke detectors, will be accepted. Most items can be recycled at no cost, except computer monitors cost $10, TVs smaller than 19 inches cost $20 and TVs larger than 19 inches cost $30. Information: 815-748-2408 or recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org.

YORKVILLE

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