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What's Happening for May 18, 2019

EARLVILLE

Cruise Night

5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in downtown Earlville. Activities include door prizes, 50/50 raffle, vendor booths, DJ, food and event T-shirts. Dash plaques available for the first 200 vehicles, as well as goody bags. Twenty-five vehicles will be randomly selected for a free professional photograph. A $5 registration donation goes toward scholarship fund. For information, call Kevin at 815-246-9545 or Ken at 815-739-9431.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, May 21, 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. The speaker will be Capt. Leonard Wass, USN (Ret.), an Aurora Council board member. He will present “Poland: A Slide Tour of its History, Arts, Museums, Beautiful Cities & Culture.”

PLANO

Movie Night

6:30 to 8:50 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “First Man” (2018) will be shown. Rated PG-13.

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

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, May 23 – 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, May 23 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

SANDWICH

Filmology

1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, May 18 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, May 23 – 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 will be available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Heartless – Tribute to Heart

7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 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.

Art Therapy

10:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, May 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. De-stress by enjoying an hour filled with relaxing music, camaraderie and varying art mediums. This month the group will use kinetic sand.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, May 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

Bilingual Storytime

4 p.m. Mondays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. All Spanish and English speaking children are invited. For ages 3 and older.

Read & Watch: ‘Moana’

5 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. All ages are invited to hear the story of Moana read to them and then watch the movie. Light refreshments provided.

Cleaning with Essential Oils

6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This program is presented by representatives from DoTerra. No registration required.

The Fair City Quilters

7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Quilter Mickey Dupre will offer useful tips and tricks in addition to a short trunk show of some of her work. The group welcomes quilters of all levels. A $5 guest fee is asked, but guests are always welcome.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, May 21 – 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.

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.

Genealogy Club – GPS: Genealogy Proof Standard

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come learn about this fundamental genealogical concept. The group will look at and practice all five steps together.

Ageless Grace Summer Series

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 22, June 12, July 17 and Aug. 21, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Ageless Grace is a brain fitness program that teaches 21 exercises designed to maintain strong functionality for both physical and mental health. Series taught by certified instructor Cecilia Carruthers. Each class works off what is learned from the previous session, so be sure to sign up for all dates. Cost is $8 per class. Cash or check accepted. Payment must be made in person before first program date. Call 815-786-8308 or visit the library to register. Check out www.agelessgrace.com for information.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, May 23 – 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.

5-B’s BBQ Fundraiser

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Prairie View Elementary School, 1201 Castle St. Drive-thru fundraiser supports Sandwich Girls Softball. Meals include two pork chops or half a chicken or a combination. Sides are applesauce, baked beans, coleslaw and dinner roll. Tickets cost $13 and can be purchased in advance from any player or coach or by calling Jill Dudzik at 815-970-3243. Tickets also can be purchased at the event.

Pint-Sized Prom

6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Ages 3 and older can dress up for a night filled with music, dancing, treats and fun. This year’s theme is Wild West. Spots are limited; registration required. Call 815-786-8308.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, May 24 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Listen Local Friday – Foggy
Mem’ry Boys

7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $5 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

SHERIDAN

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, May 21 – 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, May 21 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. 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, May 22 – 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.

Bingo

6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sheridan American Legion Post 729, 300 W. Si Johnson Ave.

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 May 24 special is Italian beef with Sicilian, and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Junk in the Trunk Market

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of the month – next May 18 – through September (weather permitting) at DeKalb and Depot streets. Vendors pay $10 for a spot at the market. Proceeds will be donated to charity. Registration preferred. For information, call Rhonda Nemcek-Button at 815-685-8908 or Village Hall at 815-498-3500.

Adult Cookies & Coloring

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Features cookies and soft music.

Makerspace

4 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For tweens. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

Intro to Excel

6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Fee of $5 due at registration; limited space.

A Visit With Dolley Madison

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Barbara Kay will portray Dolley Madison and will share stories of her life and being the First Lady, with an emphasis on the War of 1812.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, May 22 – 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.

Bingo

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

Adult Crafternoon

4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month – next, May 22 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required; limit of 10 people. Call 815-498-2440.

Paws for Reading

4 to 5:15 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month – next, May 23 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For students in grades 1-5. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

YORKVILLE

Master Gardeners Plant Sale

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the University of Illinois Extension office, 7775 Route 47. Hosted by the Kendall County Master Gardeners, the sale also will include two gardening programs: “Raising Monarch Butterflies” at 9:30 a.m. and “Succulent Gardening” at 10 a.m. For information, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk/kendallmg or call 630-553-5823.

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