What's Happening

What's Happening for March 23, 2019

LELAND

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.

MILLBROOK

Jam Session

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 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.

NEWARK

Reminisce Day

2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Fern Dell Museum, 9 E. Front St. All ages are invited to share stories, memories and photos about Newark’s history. The museum scrapbooks, yearbooks and newspapers will be on display. Newark vs. Yorkville basketball DVDs and Fern Dell notecards will be available. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 815-736-6190 or 815-695-9429.

Chair Yoga for Seniors

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

PLANO

Interested in Learning German?

2:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 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.

Movie for Kids

1 to 2:45 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Christopher Robin,” rated PG, will be shown.

Movie Night

6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Christopher Robin,” rated PG, will be shown. Refreshments served.

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.

Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, March 28 – 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, March 28 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

SANDWICH

FVOAS Mattress Sale

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Fundraiser hosted by Essential Bed will help Fox Valley Older Adult Services resurface its Great Hall floor.

Tea with Mary Poppins

11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Ages 3 and older can meet Mary Poppins. Spots are limited; registration required.

Soup’s On Luncheon

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Hosted by the American Legion Riders Post 181. Donations of $6 are requested to sample soups, desserts and cornbread. Funds will go to the Sandwich VFW Auxiliary to prepare packages for deployed soldiers. For information, call Bob at 815-786-8334.

The Recycling Hour

Noon to 1 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month – next, March 23 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The library will recycle items such as plastic bags, ink cartridges, batteries and more.

“Guys & Dolls”

7 p.m. 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.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 340 W. Arnold St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-786-9243.

Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Author William Hazelgrove will share how Chicago worked to rid the city of Al Capone’s crime reign in order to host the World’s Fair in 1933.

Wellness Wednesdays

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

Genealogy Club – Using Census Records

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Exploring primarily the U.S. Federal Census, the group will learn about its history, purpose, how to use it, and where to find it.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, March 28 – at the Wildwood Community Center. 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.

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. For more information, call 815-498-4592.​

Spring Gardening Workshop

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the David A. Francis Center, 1001 N. Latham St. This is a free Sandwich Park District event. Register early and receive a gift for your garden; call 815-786-8044.

Fur Ball

1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at Country Girl of Edgebrook, 2100 B Suydam Road. Sandwich Park Foundation gala will raise money for a new dog park. The event features a tapas bar, silent auction and live entertainment. Tickets cost $30 each, $50 for a couple and $200 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets, call 815-786-8044, stop by 1001 N. Latham St. in Sandwich or visit www.sandwichparkdistrict.org.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, April 2 – at Cornerstone Church, 17347 Pratt Road. Cornerstone provides food for families in Sandwich, Somonauk, Plano and Sheridan.

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.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, March 27 – 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.

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 March 29 special is creamed chicken over biscuits and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Lego Mania

4 p.m. the last Monday of the month – next, March 25 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to all children.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, March 25 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, March 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

STEM Activity

4 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 10-13. Sign-up required.

Helen Keller

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss Helen Keller’s childhood and how she became a role model.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, March 27 – at the Somonauk Library, 700 E. Lasalle 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.

Family Movie

4 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Adult Craft

4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month – next, March 27 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required; limit of 10 people. Call 815-498-2440.

Virtual Reality Comes to the Library

6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Ages 16 and older can experience the excitement of Virtual Reality using Oculus. Drop in for 15-minute intervals. First come, first served.

Heartland Blood Drive

3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Schedule a donation by registering online at www.hearlandbc.org or by calling the library at 815-498-2440.

Paws for Reading

4 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to students in grades 1-5.

PJ Tales

6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, March 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to all children.

Craft Day

10:30 a.m. Friday, March 29, 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.

YORKVILLE

Kendall Arts Guild

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the lower-level community room of the office building at 215 Hillcrest Ave. A short business meeting will be followed by updates on the Yorkville Library Mural Project and a demonstration of alcohol inks on Yupo paper by Sharyl Iwanski, KAG president. For information, contact Joan at 630-567-6407.

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