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What's Happening for Sept. 15, 2018

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors
and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Sept. 19 – at the Earlville Library, 205 W. Winthrop 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.

LELAND

Help for Seniors
and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Sept. 19 – at the Adams Township Building, 300 S. Mill 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.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Sept. 18, 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 Capt. Raymond C. Leung, commanding officer at Naval Station Great Lakes. He will discuss training activities at Naval Station Great Lakes.

NORWAY

165th Anniversary Celebration

4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Norway United Methodist Church, 2642 N. 3650th Road, Sheridan. Bishop Sally Dyck will dedicate the new steeple and there will be an open house with refreshments and displays starting. There also will be outdoor children’s activities at 4:30 p.m. The worship service will begin at 5:30 p.m. featuring a choir composed of the three co-op churches, a children’s message with magic by the Rev. Meyers, three generations of reflections, plus the message by the bishop.

Rosemaling Workshop

1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Norway Community Building, 3676 E. 2603rd Road in Sheridan. Beginners can learn the basics of this unique painting style in this free workshop. Seating is limited to the first 20 who register. All paints and materials will be provided. To secure a seat, call Dave Johnson at 815-343-5070.

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. 1 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 through Oct. 1 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.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

10:30 to 11:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 2 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.

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. 2 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.

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. 3 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. Active adult participation is an integral part of this program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Sept. 19 – 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, Sept. 20 – 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.

SANDWICH

Stone Mill Museum Hours

1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Stone Mill Museum, 315 E. Railroad St. The museum is filled with is filled with local memorabilia, settings of rooms with antique furniture, farm tools and items that were manufactured locally. Members of the Sandwich Historical Society act as hosts, guiding visitors to areas of special interest. No admission, however donations are appreciated.

Takin’ It to the Streets

4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at First Apostolic Church, 221 N. Eddy St. Sandwich community invited to nondenominational event. Interspersed with prayer times, there will be activities for fun and fellowship, such as lawn games, DIY craft tables, and sidewalk chalk art. For information, call Nathan Wells at 815-786-4906.

Documonday

1 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month – next, Sept. 17 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Films vary in subject matter. Requests accepted. No registration required.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Sept. 17 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

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.

Fair City Quilters

7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. This month’s meeting will feature projects from club members, many of which were entered into the Sandwich Fair. A $5 guest fee is asked, but guests are always welcome.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Sept. 18 – 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.

Chicago Ghost Stories

7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Co-hosted with the Sandwich Park District, presenter Mike McCann will share historical ghost stories set in Chicago. No registration required.

Chess Club

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 20 – 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.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 20 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Valley West Auxiliary Annual Meeting

2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Tea and refreshments precede the meeting, followed by volunteer recognition. Fashions from Dress Barn will conclude the afternoon. Public is welcome. Guests are asked to bring their favorite tea cup and are encouraged to wear a “tea hat.” Tickets ($8 each) are available at the hospital gift shop through Sept. 17. For information, call Deanna Francis at 815-786-3775.

SHERIDAN

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Sept. 18 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Afternoon Movie

1 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month – next, Sept. 18 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

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, hushpuppies and a complete salad bar for $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

The Sept. 21 special is scallopped potatoes and ham and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Hopekeepers

10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Sept. 17 – 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.

Bingo

12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. No bingo on the last Wednesday of the month.

Pre-Owned Jewelry Fundraiser

1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. For information, email braidedlady@gmail.com.

Writer’s Group

3 to 5:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month – next, Sept. 20 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For young adults and older.

STEM Activity

4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.. Open to all children.

Mystery Book Club

6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 20 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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