What's Happening

What's Happening for Jan. 5, 2019

DeKALB

Farm Show

Northern Illinois Farm Show 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway. The event will feature more than 200 companies showcasing the latest innovations available to farmers in the Midwest, live indoor and outdoor equipment demonstrations and a full schedule of meetings and educational programs. Admission is free. Information: www.ideaggroup.com

Wedding Expo

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at Faranda’s Banquet Center, 302 Grove St. Brides, grooms and their friends and families can meet with local vendors to help plan their wedding. The free event will include a fashion show, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Information: www.farandas.com or 815-981-3304

EARLVILLE

Red Cross Blood Drive

2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 407 East St. For information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Jan. 16 – 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.

PLANO

Interested in Learning German?

2:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Would you and your little ones like to learn German? This play group is targeted to age 3 through kindergarten. Contact Meeli at meeli.wright@eesti.ee to sign up.

Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, Jan. 10 – 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.​

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 10 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Jan. 12 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Volunteers turn discarded plastic shopping bags into plastic yarn to be crocheted into sleeping mats for the homeless. Donations of plastic bags can be left at the library. Volunteers are also needed to crochet the mats. For information, call 708-846-1704 or email jackandceil@att.net.

Open Roads Christmas Party & Meeting

5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Topics to be discussed are the chili cook-off, pool tournament, 2019 summer book, group rides and updates on legislature. Chapter Christmas Party will follow meeting. Meat course and table service will be provided. Members with last names beginning with A through I should bring a dessert, J through Q a salad or side dish, and R through Z an appetizer or snack. Guests welcome. For information call Cliff at 630-552-3828 or Kevin at 815-545-6114.

Independent Storytime for 3’s, 4’s and 5’s

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. or 1 to 1:40 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 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.

Movie Matinee

1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Dog Days,” rated PG, will be shown.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, or 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 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. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 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.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 16 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 17 – 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

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.

Chess Club

6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 9 – and 1 p.m. the third Thursday – next, Jan. 17 – 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.

Family Lego Night

5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 10 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. No registration required.

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, Jan. 11 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Jan. 15 – 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, Jan. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Chess Club

1 p.m. the third Thursday – next, Jan. 17 – 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, Jan. 17 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

IVT’s ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $12 for adults or $6 for ages 12 and younger at www.indianvalleytheatre.com or at the door. For information, email info@indianvalleytheatre.com or call 888-365-8889.

SHERIDAN

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

The Jan. 18 special is chicken Italian and spaghetti and includes the salad bar.

The Jan. 25 special is open-faced pork sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable and includes the salad bar.

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Baked chicken, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Jan. 15 – 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, Jan. 15 – 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. the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, Jan. 23 – 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.

SOMONAUK

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.

Bingo

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

Thursday Night Book Club

7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Jan. 10 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Jan. 14 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

STEM Activity

3 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month – next, Jan. 17 – 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. 17 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For young adults and older.

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