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What's Happening for Nov. 17, 2018

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

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

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

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

MILLBROOK

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, Nov. 25 – 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.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Nov. 20, 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 Kane County States Attorney Joseph H. McMahon, who will present “Combating Local Human Sex Trafficking.”

NORWAY

Norwegian Smorgasbord

4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Norway Community Building, 3676 E. 2603rd Road, Sheridan. Two seatings. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $7 for ages 10 and younger. Tickets sold in advance only. Carry-outs available. Proceeds benefit the Norsk Museum Building Fund. Call 815-343-5070 for tickets.

PLANO

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 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.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 21 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

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

Pancake Breakfast

8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the United Church of Sandwich, 512 E. Lions Road. Tickets are available at the church office or on the day of the breakfast. Cost is $7 for adults; $4 for ages 10 and younger; $20 per family (up to five people). The local Girls Scouts in Sandwich will be assisting in this fundraiser.

Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Chorale

4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Benefit concert for Open Door Rehabilitation Center. Tickets: $20 general admission, $16 seniors and students. Call 815-786-2555 or visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org.

Piano Man Mike Sigman

3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Billy Joel and Elton John tribute show. Tickets: $27 to $33. Call 815-786-2555 or visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org.

Thanksgiving Make & Take

2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library for some Thanksgiving-themed crafts. No registration required. For all ages.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Nov. 19 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

Fair City Quilters

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Lisa Furleigh of Quilting in the Valley of LaSalle will discuss tips and tricks and talk about her Mariners’ Star workshop on Dec. 1 in Sandwich. Guests are welcome; a $5 guest fee is asked. For information, visit www.facebook.com/FairCityQuilters.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Nov. 20 – 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.

King Arthur and Robin Hood

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Presenter Mike McCann will share the history of the iconic King Arthur and Robin Hood. Co-hosted with the Sandwich Park District.

Library Closed

The Sandwich Public Library will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 21, for a staff in-service day and Thursday, Nov. 22, for Thanksgiving.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Nov. 23 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Indian Valley Community Band Holiday Concert

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Free. Nonperishable food items or monetary donations will be accepted at the door for the Lions Club Franklin Mall Project Christmas Food Drive. Punch and cookies served after the concert. For information, call 815-786-6752.

Library Book Sale

Monday, Nov. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The book sale will take place during normal business hours. Also featured will be unique Sandwich merchandise, including pottery, bags, book lights and more.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-786-9308.

Ted Talks Tuesday

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The group will watch a Ted Talks video and discuss the subject afterwards. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration required.

SERENA

Pancake and Sausage Supper

5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Serena High School cafeteria, 2283 N. 3812nd Road. Hosted by the Serena Lions Club, this fundraiser will help support services for the hearing and visually impaired, and other community projects. Donation is $6 per person, preschool age children eat free.

SHERIDAN

UFO (Unfinished Objects)
Crafting Group

10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For adults. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Nov. 20 – 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, Nov. 20 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. 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, hushpuppies and a complete salad bar for $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

The post is closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 23.

The Nov. 30 special is creamed chicken over biscuits and includes the salad bar.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, Nov. 28 – 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.

Blood Drive

2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Sheridan Fire Department, 405 N. Bushnell St. For information, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

SOMONAUK

Reading with Dewey

2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Dewey will read “How the Moonjar Was Made,” by Eulalie Scandiuzzi. Each child will make and take home their own moonjar. Registration required; call 815-498-2440 or stop at the Patron’s Service Desk.

Hopekeepers

10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Nov. 19 – 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.

Preschool Story Hour

10:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

No School Movie

3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Library Closed

The Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for Thanksgiving.

Lego Mania

4 p.m. the last Monday of the month – next, Nov. 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to all children.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, Nov. 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, Nov. 27 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Teen Activity

4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month – next, Nov. 27 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Sign-up required.

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