What's Happening

What's Happening for Jan. 26, 2019

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Jan. 30 – at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.

MILLBROOK

Jam Session

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 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.

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, Jan. 27 – 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.

Spaghetti Dinner

4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Drive. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat or meatless sauce. Spaghetti squash in place of spaghetti noodles also will be available. The meal includes coffee, iced tea or water, and a dessert. Suggested donation is $8.

NEWARK

Winter Treasures Garage Sale

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Carlson Building (old Baptist Church property), 101 S. Ottawa St. Fundraiser for the Fern Dell Historic Association. Lunch will be available.

PLANO

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, or 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 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. 29, 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.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 6 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. This lap sit storytime features action rhymes, finger plays, songs, movement activities, a simple story, and parent-child reading time. Active adult participation is an integral part of this program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Feb. 7 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. This lap sit storytime features action rhymes, finger plays, songs, movement activities, a simple story, and parent-child reading time. Active adult participation is an integral part of this program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, or 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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.

Pizza & Pages

4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Students in grades 6-8 will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

American Legion Auxiliary Membership Meeting

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

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Feb. 9 – 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.

SANDWICH

The Recycling Hour

Noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month – next, Jan. 26 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The library will recycle items such as plastic bags, ink cartridges, batteries and more.

Bowl for Veterans

4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sandwich Idle Hour Lanes, 927 E. Railroad St. American Legion Riders Post 181 will host this 9-pin, no tap event. Prizes for first-, second- and third-place bowlers, 50/50, and raffles. Proceeds will benefit Rolling Thunder, a nonprofit organization that advocates for POW-MIA service members. For information and to reserve a spot, call 815-786-8334.

The Jimmys

7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $22-$28 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

ALR Meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Learn about the American Legion Riders from Sandwich Post 181. Agenda items include veterans projects, Bowl for Vets donation to Rolling Thunder and upcoming events. For information, call Bob at 815-786-8334.

Indoor Garage Sale

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Paul’s Parish Center, 340 W. Arnold St. Sellers can purchase an 8-foot table space for $15. Sellers can begin setting up at 7:30 a.m. and must be ready by 9 a.m. or forfeit their space and fee. No clothing racks. Electric for a table is available for an additional $10. Register with the Sandwich Park District. For information, call 815-786-8044.

Red Cross Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Sandwich American Legion/VFW, 713 S. Main St. For information or to make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Gerry Grossman

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $8-$10 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Feb. 5 – 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.

The Reading Pros

4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Feb. 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For students in grades 3 through 5.

Adult Craft Night

7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Feb. 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will make book page roses. Materials will be provided. For ages 16 and older. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308. There are only 10 open spots due to material provision restraints. Those interested can be added to a wait list.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Feb. 8 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Salem Lutheran Church’s “Come to the Cabaret”

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Musical entertainment for listening and dancing will be provided by PARTY of 3. The $20 admission will include entertainment, appetizers, door prizes and more. There also will be a cash bar, a silent auction and raffles. Proceeds benefit the ministries of Salem Lutheran. For information or to reserve tickets, call the church at 815-786-9308. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Ethan Bell Band

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $12-$18 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

SERENA

Fish Fry Dinner

4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Serena High School Cafeteria, 2283 N. 3812nd Road. The menu includes a choice of pollock (one piece for $7 and two pieces for $9) or cod (one piece for $8 or two pieces for $10). Carryouts available. Proceeds will benefit the Adult Education Initiative (GED, ESL, citizenship, basic education) of the Serena United Methodist Church.

SOMONAUK

Lego Mania

4 p.m. the last Monday of the month – next, Jan. 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to all children.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, Jan. 29 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

An Evening with C.L. Gibson

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Christi Gibson, local author of the psychological thriller “The Urge,” will answer questions, sign books and read from her novel. Books will be available for purchase or bring your own to get signed.

Bounce Time

10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 0 to 3 months. Registration required.

“Groundhog Day”

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Continuous showing of the movie. Refreshments provided.

Computer Coding

4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For tweens. Registration required.

Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. New York Times best selling author William Hazelgrove reveals the story of Al Capone and the World’s Fair of 1933. No registration required.

Teen Advisory Group

4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required.

Movie for Kids

12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. “Boxcar Children” will be shown. Registration required.

STEM Activity

3 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month – next, Feb. 7 – 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, Feb. 7 – 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, Feb. 7 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Mystery Book Club

6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Feb. 7 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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