What's Happening

What's Happening for Feb. 2, 2019

EARLVILLE

Cabin Fever Garage Sale

8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 2, at Immanuel Lutheran Preschool, 415 S. East St. Lunch will be available for purchase. For information, call 815-246-7069.

PLANO

Interested in Learning German?

2:15 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Feb. 2, 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.

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

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. or 1 to 1:40 p.m. Mondays, through Feb. 4, 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.

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.

Independent Storytime
for 4’s and 5’s

1 to 1:40 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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.

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.

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.​

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.

American Legion Auxiliary
Membership Meeting

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

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.

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.

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. toánoon the second Saturday of each month –ánext, 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

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.

Indian Valley Community Band

6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays in the Sandwich Middle School band room, 600 S. Wells St. This community band is made up of anyone who has ever played an instrument. Stop in to see what rehearsal is like. For information, call 815-786-6752 and leave a message or visit the Facebook page.

Road to Financial Independence

6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. (Rescheduled date.) Rick Ryder from Primerica will discuss how to manage your income to the best of your ability and manage your money effectively and independently.

Valentine’s Day Card Making

6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Each participant will create five cards. Class taught by master paper-crafter Jennifer Boring. Program costs $5.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

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

Creative Yarns

6 p.m. Tuesdays 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.

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.

Wellness Wednesdays

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Each week the health-themed program will feature a variety of learning outlets including presenters, documentaries, exercises and more.

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, Feb. 8 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

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.

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, hush puppies and a complete salad bar for $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

The Feb. 8 special is Italian beef and french fries and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

“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.

Preschool Story Hour

10:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 1 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 and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Features cookies and soft music.

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.

Bingo

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

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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