What's Happening

What's Happening for Jan. 13, 2018

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Jan. 17 – 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.

LELAND

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 17 – 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.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Jan. 16, 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 Ryan Dowd, executive director of Hesed House in Aurora, the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois.

PLANO

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Jan. 13 – 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. For information, call 708-846-1704 or email jackandceil@att.net.

Open Roads ABATE

6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St., Plano. Topics to be discussed are the chili cook-off, pool tournament, book run, group rides and updates on the legislature. Everyone is invited. The meeting will be followed by the chapter Christmas party. Members with last names beginning A through I are asked to bring salads, J through Q are asked to bring appetizers, and R through Z are asked to bring a dessert. For information, call Cliff at 630-552-3828 or Kevin at 815-545-6114.

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 Jan. 29, 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

6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays through Jan. 30, 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 experiences. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

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. For information, call 815-786-3962 or visit www.kishprograms.org.​

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 17 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers welcome.

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.

SANDWICH

Soup’s On Fundraiser

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Sandwich VFW Post 1486, 713 S. Main St. The Auxiliary will serve a variety of homemade soups, cornbread and dessert. Tickets cost $5 for a 16-ounce cup of soup. Choices include: Chicken noodle, cheesy broccoli, potato, lima bean and ham, stuffed green pepper and chili. Funds raised will be used for the Auxiliary’s veteran and troop support projects. Open to the public.

E-Waste Collection

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, Jan. 13 – 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

Documonday

1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The library will show a documentary the first and third Mondays of every month at 1 p.m. Films will vary in subject matter. If you have a documentary in mind that you’d like to see, let them know. No registration required.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Jan. 15 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

Teen Advisory Group

5 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Jan. 15 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. TAG allows teens to plan programs and find new books or graphic novels for their use.

Fair City Quilters

7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Mary Wakely will show some of her helpful suggestions for batting selection as well as some routine machine maintenance. Fair City Quilters welcome quilters of all levels. A $5 guest fee is asked, but guests are always welcome.

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, Jan. 16 – 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.

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.

Social Security: Your
Questions Answered

7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Justin Gifford from Edward Jones Financial will discuss how social security fits into your retirement plan, when you should begin taking benefits, and how taxes function with social security. No registration required.

Adult Craft Night

7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will make mini tree globes. Materials will be provided. For ages 16 and older. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308. There are only 10 open spots due to material provision restraints.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 17 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 18 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Bookends Book Club

5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For grades 9 through 12.

Sandwich Computer Users Group

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 18 – at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Guests welcome. For information, visit www.scug.org.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month – next, Jan. 19 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This story time is for children ages 6 to 13 months. Call or stop in to register.

Let’s Learn

1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. New monthly program for ages 7 and older. Each month there will be a different topic or activity to learn.

SHERIDAN

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Jan. 16 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Afternoon Movie

2 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month – next, Jan. 16 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. “Gifted,” rated PG-13, will be shown. 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.

Preschool Playgroup

11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

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 Jan. 19 special is chicken Italian and spaghetti and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Hopekeepers

10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Jan. 15 – 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.

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.

Bingo

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

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 17 – 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, Jan. 18 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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.

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