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What's Happening for Oct. 20, 2018

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Oct. 21 – 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

Fall Craft & Vendor Fair

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Leland High School gym, 370 N. Main St. Bethany First Step Preschool event will include vendors, a 50/50 raffle and other prizes. For information, call 815-495-3111.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 21 – 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.

PLANO

Children’s Halloween Party

1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Event, hosted by the Auxiliary, includes crafting, cookie decorating, an ice cream bar and a costume parade. Members’ children can attend for $3; nonmembers cost is $5. Party sign-up sheet is posted in the bar area at the Legion or call 630-552-8313. Information: facebook.com/WeSupportVeteransAndActiveDuty.

German for Kids

2:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. This play group is targeted to ages 3 to kindergarten. Contact Meeli at meeli.wright@eesti.ee to sign up.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 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.

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, Oct. 22 through Nov. 12, 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, Oct. 22 through Nov. 12, 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.

Movie Night

6:30 to 8:10 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Mister Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” will be shown. Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be served.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

10:30 to 11:10 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 13, 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, Oct. 23 through Nov. 13, 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.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 24 through Nov. 14, 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.

Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, Oct. 25 – through May at Plano Bible Church, 1111 W. South St. Find support and encouragement from other moms. Child care and breakfast provided. www.planobiblechurch.org.​

SANDWICH

FORCE Fundraiser

8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Fox Valley YMCA’s west branch, 707 S. Main St. Intense partner workout raises money for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. There will be raffle prizes, guest speaker and swag bag. Tickets cost $20 each and can be purchased in advance online on Eventbrite or at the Y. Tickets also can be purchased the day of the event.

Fall Rummage Sale

9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20, at United Church of Sandwich, 512 E. Lions Road. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women, the sale includes clean, good-quality clothing, furniture, books, home décor items, glassware, jewelry, seasonal items and more. There also will be a bake sale. For more information, call 815-786-9243.

Community Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Sandwich American Legion/VFW, 713 S. Main St. Donors of all blood types are needed to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this fall, especially after Hurricane Florence and subsequent flooding forced the cancellation of more than 6,000 blood and platelet donations last month.

Donut Dash 5K/10K

8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Registration from 7 to 8:15 a.m. Cost is $35 the day of the race, $28 before Oct. 8. Bring your dog and have fun running or walking with them. To register, visit https://sandwichparkdistrict.org.

21st Annual Music Fest

1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Sandwich High School, 515 Lions Road. A total of 13 bands from across northern Illinois will participate in this event hosted by Renegade Regiment, Sandwich High School’s competitive marching band. Gates open at 1 p.m., competition at 2 p.m. Adults $10, students and seniors $5, families $25.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-786-9308.

History of Halloween

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Presenter Mike McCann will discuss the history of Halloween. Event is co-hosted with the Sandwich Park District.

Bunco

12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the David A. Francis Center of the Sandwich Park District. Prizes are awarded in this monthly dice game and beverages are included in the fee; players may bring a snack to share. Cost is $5 for park district residents and $7 for nonresidents.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Oct. 25 – at the Wildwood Community Center. 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.

Sandwich High School Fall Play

7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27, at Sandwich High School, 515 Lions Road. “Our Town” will be performed. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at www.sandwichdrama.com or at the door.

Mental Health First Aid

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Eight-hour course teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use disorders. Program is coordinated by Northwestern Medicine and DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board and is open to the public.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Oct. 26 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

IVT’s ‘Money Matters’

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $15 each in advance at www.indianvalleytheatre.com or $18 at the door one hour before curtain. For information, email info@indianvalleytheatre.com or call 888-365-8889.

SHERIDAN

Drive Thru-Pork Chop Dinner

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell St. The cost is $10 for a one chop dinner and $12 for two chops. The meal includes 3 sides. Tickets sold in advance only; call JoAnn at 815-496-2021 or 815-488-2946.

Spaghetti Dinner

4:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Norway United Methodist Church, 2642 N. 3650th Road. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, homemade dessert and drinks. Eat in or carryout. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for ages 5 and younger. Tickets available at the event or by calling Brenda at 815-488-2567.

SOMONAUK

Hometown Harvest Celebration

1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Heartland Bank parking lot, 128 S. Depot St. Free events include an Antique and Working Truck and Tractor Show, a local author fair, a fireman obstacle course and raffle baskets. The Olmstead Museum will be open. Food will be available. For information, call Village Hall at 815-498-3500.

​2018 Indie Author Fair

1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Somonauk Village Hall, 131 S. Depot St. Meet local authors at book signings.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, Oct. 22 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

STEM Activity

4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. For ages 10 to 13. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

An Evening with Joe & Sharon Dillett

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Hear about the Dilletts’ experiences with Wounded Warriors and the Red Cross.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 24 – at the Somonauk Library, 700 E. Lasalle 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.

YORKVILLE

Halloween on the Farm

1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, Lyon Farm, 7935 State Route 71. Hosted by the Kendall County Historical Society, event will include a children’s parade with prizes for best costume, trick-or-treat, games, hayrides and haunted barn. Food, pumpkins, fall decor for sale. Cost is $4 per person; children younger than 2 get in free. For information, visit www.lyonfarmkchs.org.

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