What's Happening

What's Happening for Sept. 23, 2017

HINCKLEY

Hinckley Farmers Market

9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through September in the Brown Pub parking lot, 200 Somonauk Road. Fresh produce from Bountiful Blessings Farm will be available for purchase. Information: 320-217-9253

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Sept. 27 – 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.

NEWARK

Storytime

10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Dance, sing, listen to stories and create a craft. Registration required; call 815-695-5851.

PLANO

Independent Storytime
for 3’s, 4’s and 5’s

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. or 1 to 1:40 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 2, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 3- to 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 3, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For 3- and 4-year-olds with their grown-up. Features simple stories, rhymes, movement activities, songs and art. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Independent Storytime
for 4’s and 5’s

1 to 1:40 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 3, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 4- and 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Movie Night at the Library

6:30 to 8:10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Gifted,” 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.

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.​

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 4, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. This lap sit storytime features action rhymes, finger plays, songs, movement activities, a simple story and parent-child reading time. 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, Sept. 28 – 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.​

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.

Ballet Storytime

1 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The program will include a story followed by a basic ballet class. For independent 3- to 5-year-olds, without an adult. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during the program. Parents will be asked to sign a waiver and photo release. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 28 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

SANDWICH

Community Shred Day

1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Heartland Bank and Trust Co., 200 E. Church St. Local residents and businesses are invited to bring personal documents for secure, onsite shredding. Free. For more information, visit www.hbtbank.com.

Indian Valley Community Band

6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays in the Sandwich Middle School band room, 600 S. Wells St. This community band is made up of anyone who has ever played an instrument. Stop in to see what rehearsal is like. For information, call 815-786-6752 and leave a message or visit the Facebook page.

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.​

Minecraft Club

4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month ​– next, Sept. 26 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 5 and older.

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.

Retirement: Making Your
Money Last

7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Financial adviser Justin Gifford will discuss ways to lead a successful retirement. Topics include considerations and tradeoffs when developing a withdrawal strategy and ways to plan for expected and unexpected expenses with insurance. No registration required.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month – next, Sept. 27 – 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.

59th annual Hill Family
Fall Festival of Crafts

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. The craft show will feature more than 275 vendors. Entrance fee is $2 per person; parking is included. Strollers and carts are not allowed in the buildings.

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 information, call 815-498-4592.

Teen Movie Night

6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month –ánext, Sept. 28 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Refreshments provided. For ages 13 to 18.

Library Closed

The Sandwich Public Library District will be closed Friday, Sept. 29, for a Staff Training Day.

SHERIDAN

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.

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 Sept. 29 special is open-faced roast beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes, gravy and peas. It includes the salad bar.

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, Sept. 25 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Beginners and experienced welcome. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, Sept. 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Union Congregational Church, 305 S. Gage St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-498-2277.

Bounce Time

10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Sept. 27 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For babies ages 6 to 24 months. Registration required.

Bingo

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

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 28 – 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, Sept. 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ’s and listen to stories.

Loop Group

3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For knitting and crocheting. Beginners class on the first Friday of the month.

Paws for Reading

4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Students in first- through sixth-grade can sign up for a 15-minute slot to read to a service dog. Call the library at 815-498-2440 or visit the Patron Service Desk to register.

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