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What's Happening for Dec. 15, 2018

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

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

MILLBROOK

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, Dec. 23 – at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. Each month includes a speaker who presents on topics of interest to the community. Admission is free. For information, call 815-786-4106.

NEWARK

Storytime

10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Dance, sing, listen to stories and create a holiday themed craft. Registration required; call 815-695-5851.

The Legend of St. Nicholas presented by Terry Lynch

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Learn the origin of St. Nicholas characters in various countries, popular Christmas symbols and Worldwide Christmas Traditions.

Friday Matinee

1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. “The Christmas Train” will be shown.

PLANO

Cookies with Santa

1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at First Baptist Church, 116 N. Hale St. Everyone is invited to share their wish list and have their picture taken with Santa. Cookies, milk and a craft to make will be available. Use the Hale Street door to the basement Fellowship Hall.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 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.

Feasting on Fiction for Teens

5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at First Baptist Church, 116 N. Hale St. Ages 13 to 19 will discuss the book, “Code of Silence,” by Tim Shoemaker. Refreshments will be served. Email fbcplanoilcares@gmail.com for more information or to borrow the book.

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, Dec. 19 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers welcome.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 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

Who is the real Santa Clause?

11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Mike McCann will discuss the history and lore of the iconic figure: Santa Claus. Co-hosted with the Sandwich Park District.

Brunch with Santa

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Edgebrook Golf Course, 2100B Suydam Road. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for ages 6 to 11 and free for ages 5 and younger. Reservations are encouraged; call 815-786-1459 or 815-341-5786.

Creative Club

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

Merry Movie Mondays

5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Families invited. Refreshments included. No registration required.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

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

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 19 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 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.

Chess Club

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

Candlelight Service of Holy Communion

5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St. The service will be family-friendly and will include music, scripture readings and Bible-based preaching. The community is welcome.

SHERIDAN

Afternoon Movie

1 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month – next, Dec. 18 – 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 Dec. 21 special is pot roast, potatoes, gravy and green beans and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Food for Fines

Through Dec. 21 at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. The library will accept food donations of nonperishable canned and boxed food donations (no expired labels) at the Patron Services Desk. Receive $1 off for each donation with a limit of 20 items for $20. Donation will be given to local churches and food pantries.

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.

Lego Mania

4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to all ages. No registration required.

Teen Night

6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Interactive movie with refreshments and ugly sweater contest. Registration required.

STEM Activity

3 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month – next, Dec. 20 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Open to children grades K-5. Registration required.

Writer’s Group

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

Mystery Book Club

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

Musical Christmas Celebration

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. All ages are welcome for Jeanie B’s holiday program with singalong. No registration required.

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, 14030 Chicago Road. The service, led by the Rev. Dr. Anne Hoflen, will contain scripture readings and carols. The church is handicap accessible. For information, call 815-627-9626.

WATERMAN

Holiday Lights Train

4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16; 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19-23 at Lions Community Park, 435 S. Birch St. Free train rides, hot chocolate and popcorn. Santa will visit from 6 to 8 p.m. each day. www.petestrain.com

YORKVILLE

Christmas in the Village Display

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Chapel on the Green, 107 W. Center St. Department 56 porcelain houses, business buildings and accessories will be displayed in three rooms. Christmas music and refreshments available. Free, but donations accepted. For information, call Howard Manthei at 630-553-6287.

Home Town Christmas and Open House

3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Historic Kendall County Courthouse, 110 W. Madison St. A Christmas concert, gingerbread house decorating workshop, visits with Santa, a bake sale, art exhibit, refreshments and caroling are all on the schedule. Concert tickets cost $10 online, $15 at the door. Pre-registration for gingerbread workshop is $20 or $25 at the door. Event proceeds go to help preserve Yorkville historic buildings and sites. To purchase concert tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com. To sign up for a gingerbread workshop, go to the Facebook page “Go Directly to Jail” and click on the Home Town Christmas.

Holiday Swing Dance

6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Yorkville American Legion, 9054 E. Veterans Parkway. Swing dance lessons will be offered by Patricia Ray followed by live music performed by the 21-piece Yorkville Big Band at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, $5 for ages 18 and younger. For information, visit yorkvillebigband.com.

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