What's Happening

What's Happening for Feb. 9, 2019

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road. Dinner includes a choice of three entrées (fish, chicken or beef), soup or salad, dinner rolls, vegetables, dessert and nonalcoholic drink. Cost is $20. A lower cost salad entrée can be purchased for $12. Lt. Peter Besser, USN, from the Great Lakes Recruit Training Center, will present “How we transform a young high school graduate into a U. S. Navy sailor in eight weeks”. 

PLANO

Interested in Learning German?

2:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 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.

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.

ABATE Pool Tournament
and Chili Cook-off

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Registration for the pool tournament is at 11:30 a.m.; play begins at noon. Chili for the cook-off should be entered by noon; judging from noon to 3 p.m. Donations are $10 to enter the pool tournament and $5 to sample chili; those entering chili in the cook-off eat for free. For information, call 815-545-6114.

Movie Matinée

1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Operation Finale” 2018, rated PG-13, will be shown. A team of secret agents sets out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the holocaust. Based on a true story.

Pizza & Pages en Español

6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Students in grades 2-3 will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. Call 630-552-2025 to register. Leamos el mismo libro antes de la reunión, hablar de ello y comer pizza! Enseñado por la Sra. Maria Elena Hernández.

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, Feb. 14 – 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, Feb. 14 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

SANDWICH

Valentine Sweet Swap

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Purchase baked goods and treats at this special event or bring a sweet to swap. Buyers will be eligible for a prize drawing of flowers, library swag and more.

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.

Valentine’s Day Make & Take

2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. All ages can make a Valentine’s Day craft to take home. No registration required.

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.

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.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month ​– next, Feb. 12 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 20 – 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 – Feb. 13 – 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.

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.

Chess Club

6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 13 – and 1 p.m. the third Thursday – next, Feb. 21 – 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, Feb. 14 – 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.

Filmology

1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Feb. 16 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Feb. 28 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The new movie club will meet to watch the movie on Saturday and discuss it on Thursday. Copies also will be available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Minute To Win It

2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Play fun and silly time-challenged games, enjoy light snacks, and win prizes. For age 7 and older.

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.

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.

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Lasagna with lettuce salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

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.

SOMONAUK

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.

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Feb. 11 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Craft Tuesday

4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Feb. 12 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 10 to13. 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.

Special Valentine Movie

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. “Romeo & Juliet,” rated PG-13, will be shown. For teens. Registration required.

Thursday Night Book Club

7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Feb. 14 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Knitting & Crocheting Circle

3 to 5 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. All levels welcome.

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