What's Happening

What's Happening for Aug. 3, 2019

PLANO

Music & Movement

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Children ages 0 to 6, with an adult, will use simple musical instruments, play with a parachute, and more. Registration required.

Pizza & Pages

4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Students entering grades 6-9 will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. Registration required.

American Legion Auxiliary
Membership Meeting

6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 7 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Agenda items include induction of 2019-2020 board members; planning for packages for the troops, the quarter auction, and the fall paint and sip; and committee updates.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 8 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Aug. 10 – 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.

Taste of St. Mary’s

Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the St. Mary School and Parish grounds, 817 N. Center St. Event features ethnic and American food, live music, activities for the family and raffles. Free admission and parking; dining tent available.

SANDWICH

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt

1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Children ages 3 and older can hear a classic children’s story and go on a hunt of their own.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 6 – 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.

The Reading Pros

4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 6 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For students in grades 3 through 5.

Adult Craft Night

7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 6 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will make upcycled glass flower vases. Materials will be provided. For ages 16 and older. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308. There are only 10 open spots due to material provision restraints. Those interested can be added to a wait list.

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 kid zone with free face painting and games, and food vendors. For schedule, visit www.rjmusico.com/shows.

Afternoon Bingo

1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Winners will receive a small prize of their choice. No registration required.

Family Lego Night

5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 8 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. No registration required.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Aug. 9 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Sunday at Sandwich Antiques
Flea Market

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger enter free. Free parking, multiple vendors, ATM available. No pets allowed. For more information, visit www.sundayatsandwichantiques.com. Future dates: Oct. 13.

Family Game Night

6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library to play board games, card games, and more. For all ages.

Potluck Paper Craft Party

6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Craft your own cards, banners or gift bags featuring various holiday themes. Class taught by master paper-crafter Jennifer Boring. For ages 16+. Cost is $5. Program is first-come, first-served while supplies last.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month ​– next, Aug. 13 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 21 – 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 – Aug. 14 – 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.

Chess Club

6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 14 – and 1 p.m. the third Thursday – next, Aug. 15 – 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.

Chess Club

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 15 – 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, Aug. 15 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Filmology

1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Aug. 17 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Aug. 22 – 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, Aug. 19 – 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.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Aug. 19 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Ageless Grace Summer Series

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 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 prior to first program date. Call 815-786-8308 or visit the library to register. Check out www.agelessgrace.com for more information.

SHERIDAN

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 Aug. 9 special is chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy and peas, and includes the salad bar.

The Aug. 16 special is pulled pork, macaroni and creese and Linda’s baked applesauce, and includes the salad bar.

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Aug. 20 – 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, Aug. 20 – 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, Aug. 28 – 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.

SOMONAUK

Thursday Night Book Club

6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 8 – 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.

DeKalb County Barn Tour

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at barn sites in Leland, Somonauk and Waterman. Participants will receive a map and guide book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn and its history, style and use. Participants will drive to each location, in any order, for a guided tour of the barns. Cost is $25 per vehicle. Information and tickets: www.dekalbcountybarntour.com

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Aug. 12 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Craft Tuesday

4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 13 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 10-13. Sign-up required.

Writing Group

3:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 15 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

STEM Activity

4 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month – next, Aug. 15 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Open to children grades K-5. Registration required.

Mystery Book Club

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 15 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Junk in the Trunk Market

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of the month – next Aug. 17 – through September (weather permitting) at DeKalb Street and Depot streets. Vendors pay $10 for a spot at the market. Proceeds will be donated to a charity of the committee’s choice. Pre-registration preferred. For information, call Rhonda Nemcek-Button at 815-685-8908 or Village Hall at 815-498-3500.

Paws for Reading

4 to 5:15 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 22 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For students in grades 1-5. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

YORKVILLE

Kendall County Fair

Through Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Kendall County Fairgrounds, 10826 IL Route 71. The fair includes exhibitors, 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 listing of all activities and events.

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