What's Happening

What's Happening for July 20, 2019

NEWARK

The Legends of Sun Records

6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Outdoor concert features Randy Walker sharing the hits and history by icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Free popcorn provided by Heartland Bank. Bring a lawn chair. Open to the public.

PLANO

Blood Drive

1 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. To schedule a donation, sign up at the library or online at https://ht.heartlandbc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5574929. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. All donors will receive a $5 library fine forgiveness coupon and a gift from Heartland.

Dog Days of Summer

6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Independent students entering grades 1-9 can read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Stop by beginning 20 minutes before the program to get a number to hold your place in line.

Messy Munchkins – Go Outside and Play!

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. This is a child-directed program. Kids can enjoy as many of the activities as they’d like and stay for as little as 10 minutes or the full 45 minutes. Bring a change of clothes and sunscreen. Rain date is July 31.

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.

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.

Pajama Storytime

6 to 6:40 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Come for bedtime stories, songs, rhymes and movement fun. For children ages 0-7, with an adult. Registration required.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, July 25 – 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, July 20 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, July 25 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The 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.

Rib Dinner

4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. A rib dinner can be purchased for $15. Carryouts are available. The public is invited.

Walk-in Blood Pressure Clinics

9 to 11 a.m. Mondays at Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main St. 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 kish-calendar.nm.org.

Free Lunch at the Library

12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The library is collaborating with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to offer free lunches throughout the summer to children ages 18 and younger. A limited number of lunches will be available.

Musical Monday Matinee

1 p.m. Mondays in July at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Experience classic and new musicals as part of the Summer Reading theme. Light refreshments provided. Call the library 815-786-8308 for the movie list.

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.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at United Church of Sandwich, 512 Lions Road. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-498-2312.

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.

Hamilton & Broadway Musicals

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Join the Chicago Tribune’s chief theater critic Chris Jones to learn about Chicago’s history of musical theater with a special note on the musical “Hamilton!”

Music in the Park
Summer Concert Series

5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 28 at Veteran’s Park, 143 E. Railroad St. Event includes kids zone with free face painting and games, and food vendors. For schedule, visit www.rjmusico.com/shows.

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.

Mega Shoe Sale

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital, 1302 N. Main St. Shoe Roads Productions sale benefits the Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary’s Healthcare Scholarship Fund. In addition to men’s and women’s clogs, Dansko, Alegria and Vera Bradley, handpainted shoes with sports teams and other logos will be available.

Retirement Q&A

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Wildwood Community Center, 1 Birch Drive. Hosted by Mendota Area Senior Services.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, July 25 – 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.

DIY Mini Terrarium

5 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come make a small plant for home and learn how to care for it. For ages 7 and older.

ALR Meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Sandwich VFW Post 181, 713 S. Main St. Agenda items include Armed Forces Run, dinner rides, upcoming benefit rides, veteran events, and more. For information, call Bob Lawrence, American Legion Riders Post 181 director, at 815-786-8334. 

Mid Summer Showdown

Noon Saturday, July 27, at Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. The event includes a cruise night, live music, kids’ pedal pull, Illinois State Pullers Tractor and Truck Pulls, beer tent, food and more. Money raised will benefit the Somonauk Education Foundation’s scholarships and educational resources. Information: Mid Summer Showdown on Facebook

End of SRP Awards Show

1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program. The inflatable obstacle course will open at 1 p.m. Grand prize winners will be announced at 2 p.m. along with secondary prize winners. A water balloon fight will start at 2:30 p.m.

SHERIDAN

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, July 24 – 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. Carryouts are available by calling 815-496-2380. The July 26 special is Italian beef sandwich and choice of house potatoes or french fries, 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 July 20 – through September (weather permitting) at DeKalb and Depot streets. Vendors pay $10 for a spot at the market. Proceeds will be donated to a charity of the committee’s choice. Registration preferred. For information, call Rhonda Nemcek-Button at 815-685-8908 or Village Hall at 815-498-3500.

Genealogy Group

4 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, July 22 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, July 24 – 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, July 24 – 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, July 25 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For students in grades 1-5. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

PJ Tales

6 p.m. the last Thursday of the month – next, July 25 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to all children.

Knitting & Crocheting Circle

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

Retirement Open House

2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, 14030 Chicago Road. The Rev. Dr. Anne Hoflen will be honored.

WATERMAN

Waterman Lions Summerfest
and Antique Tractor Show

7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Lions Park, 420 S. Birch St. Activities include breakfast, antique tractor and machinery display, tractor pull, train and hay rides, petting zoo, kids’ show, live music, cowboy quick draw, pedal pull, fireworks and Tractor & Truck Parade of Power. For information, visit www.watermantractorshow.com.

YORKVILLE

Kendall County Fair

Thursday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, 10826 Route 71. The fair includes exhibits, food and drink vendors, carnival rides and family entertainment. Cost is $5-$7 daily admission for adults, $4 for seniors and children. Visit kendallcountyfair.org for a list of all activities and events.

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