7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 31 – at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. Hosted by the Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association, the evening of music, snacks and fun is free. Listen to local musicians playing banjos, guitars, violins, mandolins and bass cello, solo and in small groups.
7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, Oct. 28 – 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. For information, call 815-786-4106.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Millington United Methodist Church, 200 Orleans St. A hot lunch will be served. For information, call 815-695-5384, 815-695-5724 or 815-695-5656.
Open Roads ABATE
6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Agenda items include legislature updates, new products, safety, Train Fun Run, nominations and elections, and holiday projects. For information, go to the Open Roads ABATE Facebook page or call Cliff at 630-552-3828.
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the gym at St. Mary School, 817 N. Center St. Event is hosted by the St. Mary’s Council of Catholic Women. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 5 p.m. Refreshments available. For questions, call Chris at 630-552-9274 (daytime).
for 3’s, 4’s and 5’s
10:30 to 11:10 a.m. or 1 to 1:40 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 12 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 3- to 5-year-olds, without an adult. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
Me & My Grown-Up Storytime
6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 12 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For 3- and 4-year-olds with their grown-up. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
Me & My Grown-Up Storytime
10:30 to 11:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 13 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For 3- and 4-year-olds with their grown-up. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
for 4’s and 5’s
1 to 1:40 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 13 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 4- and 5-year-olds, without an adult. 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. For information, call 815-786-3962 or visit www.kishprograms.org.
10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 14 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
Knit and Crochet Group
10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Bring your own supplies.
10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 15 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
VFW Auxiliary Baked Potato Lunch
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at VFW Post 1486, 713 S. Main St. Tickets cost $10 for a lunch that includes of a baked potato with choice of a toppings including chili and barbecued pulled pork, as well as dessert. Carry-outs available. Open to the public.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Country Girl of Edgebrook Restaurant, 2100B Suydam Road. Event will feature bands, beer from four local breweries, contests and a train ride for children. For information, call 630-550-6879 or visit www.rjmusico.com.
Downtown Halloween Walk
Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in downtown Sandwich. Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to start at the gazebo in Veterans Park, 151 E. Railroad St., where they can get treat bags and maps of participating businesses where children in costume can trick-or-treat. For more information, call 815-786-9075.
and Candy Hunt
6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. Enjoy an evening of free fall fun. Free hayrides, hot chocolate, popcorn and a campfire from 6 to 8 p.m. The flashlight candy hunt will begin at 8 p.m. for toddlers through age 12. Bring a flashlight and container to collect sweet treats.
Sandwich High School Fall Play
7 p.m. 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.
IVT’s “Money Matters”
7:30 p.m. 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 email@example.com or call 888-365-8889.
3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Salem Lutheran Church parking lot at 1022 N. Main St. All children are welcome to visit the decorated trunks of vehicles and collect treats from church members. There is no cost to participate, however, a donation of nonperishable food items for Our Sharing Pantry is appreciated. Immediately following Trunk or Treat, the church will host a bonfire, hayride and hot dog roast on the church grounds. All are welcome.
Indian Valley Community Band
6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays in the Sandwich Middle School band room, 600 S. Wells St. For information, call 815-786-6752 and leave a message or visit the Facebook page.
Adult Painting Class
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Join Michelle Shepard from the Petite Palette for a special Halloween-themed class. There are only 10 available spots, so register early. Class costs $10. Payment must be made at time of registration; cash or checks. Checks should be made payable to Sandwich Public Library.
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.
4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The library will close early for Halloween.
6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. All November, the library will be celebrating all things dino, kicking it off with a special presentation with the T-Rexplorers. Learn about those prehistoric wonders and even meet Ranger the T-Rex before the program starts. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308.
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.
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. A Listen Local Friday Event. All tickets $5. Information: www.sandwichoperahouse.org.
Friends of the Library
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 in the public meeting room at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Informational meeting for group that is restarting. For questions, contact library director Amy Girmscheid at 815-786-8308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Carryouts are available by calling 815-496-2380. The Nov. 2 special is pulled pork, mac and cheese and baked applesauce and includes the salad bar.
Christmas Garage Sale
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish Center, 130 W. LaSalle St. A large assortment of trees, decorations, lights and ornaments.
2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St.
4 p.m. the last Monday of the month – next, Oct. 29 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to all children.
10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, Oct. 30 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month – next, Oct. 30 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Sign-up required.
3 to 5:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month – next, Nov. 1 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For young adults and older.
4 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month – next, Nov. 1 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Open to children grades K-5.
Movin’ On Cancer Support Group
5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 1 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Kendall County University of Illinois Extension office, 7775 Route 47. Hosted by the Kendall County Association for Home and Community Education, the program will include history, culture, geography and foods of the country. A light lunch of the foods of Australia will be served, with donations appreciated. For information, call Marge Vollman at 630-554-2671.