What's Happening

What's Happening for March 16, 2019

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – March 20 – 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.

LELAND

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, March 20 – at the Adams Township Building, 300 S. Mill 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.

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, March 27 – at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, March 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. Tom Champion, a teacher and coach at Naperville School District 203, will present “Increasing the Value of a Diverse, Adaptable Education by Serving in the United States Navy.”

NEWARK

Storytime

10 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Dance, sing, listen to stories and create a themed craft. Registration required; call 815-695-5851.

Chair Yoga for Seniors

10 a.m. Tuesdays, March 19 and 26, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Thirty minutes of gentle exercise.

Hand & Foot Canasta

12:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Learn how to play and enjoy the afternoon playing with other card lovers.

PLANO

Mexican Dance Performance

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Local children’s dance group, Los Colores De Mi Tierra, will perform traditional folk dances. All ages welcome. No registration needed.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Sons of the American Legion will serve the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring scrambled eggs, egg casserole, potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, made-to-order omelets and more. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 11 and younger.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Mondays through March 18 or 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays through March 19 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.

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 March 20 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.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, March 20 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through March 21 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.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, March 21 – 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

Filmology

1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, March 16 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, March 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.

Art Therapy

10:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, March 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. De-stress and relax by enjoying an hour filled with relaxing music, camaraderie and varying art mediums. This month the group will use kinetic sand.

Illinois ICASH

Noon to 3 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Discover if you have any funds owed to you from Illinois unclaimed property. Meet with a representative from the Treasurer’s Office to see if you can receive money back. No registration required.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, March 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

Big Band Memories

6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Musician and historian Steve Cooper will share stories on big bands and vocalists with “behind the scenes” features and some humorous clips.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, March 19 – 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.

Illinois Inventors

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Terry Lynch will depict an early newspaper hawker who will give the “inside scoop” on various Land of Lincoln legends and their inventions including: Marvin Camras, tape recorder; Laurens Hammond, electronic keyboard; Levant Richardson, ball bearing roller skates; Charles Pajeau, tinker toys; Ives McGaffrey, vacuum cleaner; and Whitcomb Judson, zipper.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, March 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Chess Club

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, March 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.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, March 21 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Centennial Farms in Southern DeKalb County

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Two Centennial farmers, Jerry Hipple and Ron Klein, will share their stories documenting when their families arrived in DeKalb County and how their families have adapted over the years. 

“Guys & Dolls”

7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, through Saturday, March 23, at Sandwich High School, 515 Lions Road. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and active military. Tickets are on sale at www.sandwichschoolsmusic.com.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, March 22 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Molly Tuttle

7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $32-$38 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

SHERIDAN

Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner

4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Sheridan American Legion Post 729, 300 W. Si Johnson Ave. Dinner includes a salad bar. Cost is $12. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, March 19 – 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, March 19 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org

SOMONAUK

St. Patrick Story Hour and Teddy Bear Workshop

1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 3-6.

Makerspace

4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 10-13. Sign-up required.

DNA Testing

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Janice Fritsch will explain the basics of the most popular DNA tests.

Writer’s Group

3 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month – next, March 21 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For young adults and older.

Mystery Book Club

6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, March 21 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

WATERMAN

People-for-People Auction

12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Indian Creek Middle School, 335 E. Garfield St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the auction will begin at 12:30 p.m. Lunch is available from the Indian Creek Music Boosters starting at noon. All proceeds go toward programs for the K-12 students in the Indian Creek School District 425. Visit indiancreekschools.org for a list of items.

YORKVILLE

St. Patrick Dinner Dance

6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Parish Center, 406 Walnut St. Traditional Irish meal catered by Rouland’s, a full cash bar, DJ, dancing, door prizes and more. Tickets cost $20 a person and are available at StPatrickYorkville.org. Tickets also can be purchase after Masses. Seating is limited, so reserve your seats early.

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