What's Happening

What's Happening for Dec. 22, 2018

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 26 – at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.

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. Past topics have included taxes, senior citizen programs, political perspectives and conservation issues. Admission is free. For information, call 815-786-4106.

NEWARK

Hand & Foot Canasta

12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Learn how to play and enjoy the afternoon playing with other card lovers.

PLANO

Library Closed

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St., will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Christmas Eve Services

4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at United Methodist Church of Plano, 201 N. Hale St. The services will be officiated by Pastor Stevan Saunders. For information, call 630-552-3700.

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.

Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, Dec. 27 – 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.​

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.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 27 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

American Legion Auxiliary
Membership Meeting

6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 2 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. For information, email Lori Minick at lorileemini@gmail.com.

Glass Art Class

2 to 3:15 p.m. or 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Independent students in grades 6-12 can create a small glass art project with artist Jeanne Dennis. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

SANDWICH

Library Closed

The Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St., will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

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.

Preschool Story Time

10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old.

Big Kids Story Time

4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For children in grades K through 2.

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.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Dec. 28 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Preschool Story Time

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays (Jan. 8) and Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old.

Creative Yarns

6 p.m. Tuesdays – next, Jan. 8 – 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.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month ​– next, Jan. 8 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – Jan. 9 – at Fox Valley Older Adults Services, 1406 Suydam 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.

SHERIDAN

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.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, 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.

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. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

The Dec. 28 special is cornish hen, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable and includes the salad bar. Cost is $12.

The Jan. 4 special is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable and includes the salad bar.

The Jan. 11 special is beef stew and biscuits and vegetable and includes the salad bar.

UFO (Unfinished Objects)
Crafting Group

10 a.m. to noon Mondays – next, Jan. 7 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For adults. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

SOMONAUK

Library Closed

The Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St., will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

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.

Preschool Story Hour

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

Bingo

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

Adult Craft

4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Registration required; limit of 10 people. Call 815-498-2440.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 27, 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.

Adult & Teens Coloring

4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Features cookies and soft music.

Minute to Win It

4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. For ages 10-13. Registration required.

Paws For Reading

4 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. For first through fifth grades. Registration required.

PJ Tales

6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Dec. 27 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Open to all children.

STEM Activity

3 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month – next, Jan. 3 – 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, Jan. 3 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. For young adults and older.

Movin’ On Cancer Support Group

5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 3 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St.

Mystery Book Club

6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 3 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St.

Preschool Story Hour

10:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays – next, Jan. 7 – and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

Adult & Teens Coloring

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays – next, Jan. 7 – and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Features cookies and soft music.

Craft Tuesday

4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Jan. 8 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. For ages 10-13. Sign-up required.

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