What's Happening

What's Happening for Sept. 7, 2019

DeKALB

DeKalb County Retired
Teachers’ Association

11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. The guest speakers will be from the Egyptian Theatre. Lunch will follow in the dining room. Bring a fellow retired teacher and call 815-895-5494 to RSVP by Sept. 5. The buffet lunch is $11 and the annual dues of $15 will be collected.

PLANO

Read and Play Everyone

1 to 1:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, and 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For ages 2-6, with an adult. Drop in for fun with stories, songs and free play. No registration required.

Free ESL Classes

6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Led by local volunteer Betty Ross, this informal group meets to develop and increase English language speaking and reading skills. Newcomers welcome anytime.

Pizza & Pages

4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The group will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

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.

Citizenship Information Night

5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Those who want to become an American citizen can learn about the citizenship application, exam eligibility, and possible obstacles. The presentation will be in Spanish and English. A free 10-session citizenship class will be offered if there is interest.

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. Bring your own supplies.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 12 – 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, Sept. 14 – 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.

“Better Than the Reaper”

6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Hear about Plano’s history as the birthplace of the Harvester when local author Jeanne Valentine introduces her new book, “Better Than the Reaper.” The book is available at the library for purchase for $10, or to checkout. All proceeds benefit the library.

SANDWICH

Sandwich Fair

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. General admission is $10; ages 6 to 12 is $6; children age 5 and younger get in free. www.sandwichfair.com

A Musical Afternoon
with Tom Sharpe

1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Mannheim Steamroller’s Tom Sharpe will give an educational concert. He will discuss techniques related to his music in this “behind the music” look at his compositional process.

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.

Card Making Craft

6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The class, taught by paper-crafter Jennifer Boring, will make five all-occasion blank cards. For ages 16-plus. Class costs $5.

Preschool Story Time

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Event is geared toward children ages 2 1/2 to 5.

Study Hour

3:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Work on homework with friends. Free snacks and drinks.

After School Martial Arts Program

3:30 to 4:20 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Sandwich Park District. Ages K-12 can learn self defense, get in shape and build respect. Classes taught by BH Martial Arts School. Cost is $40 a month and includes uniform. Register at https://sandwichparkdistrict.org.

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.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month ​– next, Sept. 10 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Sept. 18 – 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 – next, Sept. 11 – 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.

Big Kids Story Time

4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For children in grades K-2.

Chess Club

6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – next, Sept. 11 – and 1 p.m. the third Thursday – next, Sept. 19 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Group is open to all skill levels. There is no instruction.

9/11 Remembrance

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at VFW Post 1486, 713 S. Main St. Conducted by the city of Sandwich, Brown-Miller American Legion Post 181 and the Lewis P. Schultz Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1486.

Family Lego Night

5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 12 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. No registration is required.

Filmology Club

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. What do the boy who lived, a hobbit, and a young Jedi have in common? Drawing from the work of literary master Joseph Campbell, the group will examine the journey of some of the most beloved characters of contemporary cinema.

Mum Sale

9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital lobby, 1302 N. Main St. The sale, hosted by the hospital auxiliary, runs until the plants are sold out. Grown by Schaefer Greenhouses in Montgomery, the mums cost $10 each. Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary Healthcare Scholarship Program.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Sept. 13 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Sammy from Miami
& the Roadkill Rangers

7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Part of Listen Local Fridays. All tickets $5. www.sandwichoperahouse.org

Armed Forces Run

Saturday, Sept. 14, beginning at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Registration will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All bikes depart at 10:30 a.m. and ride at their own pace. Stops include the Dixon VFW, Mendota VFW, Ottawa Legion and Yorkville Legion. The ride ends at the Sandwich VFW. Donation of $20 per rider/$15 per passenger includes food before and after the ride. All proceeds go to Gifts to the Yanks Who Gave. For information, visit the American Legion Riders Post 181 Facebook page or call Bob at 815-786-8334.

Huntley Brown in Concert

6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at The Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Brown is a world-renowned musician whose talent has been appreciated by many. Refreshments will follow the free concert in Fellowship Hall. A free-will offering will be taken. Nursery provided. For information, call the church office at 815-786-8595.

SERENA

Service of Peace and Hope

6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Serena United Methodist Church, 2259 Route 52. Residents are invited to come together for a patriotic service of worship, prayer, song and inspiration. For information, call the Rev. Rich Fassig at 815-751-2290.

SHERIDAN

Bingo

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

Preschool Playgroup

11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Fall Rummage and Bake Sale

Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at the American Legion, 100 E. Si Johnson Ave. Hosted by the Sheridan United Methodist Women. Gently used clothing and household items can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and noon Thursday. Computers and televisions will not be accepted. A bake sale will be Thursday and Friday. For information, call 815-496-2225 or 815-531-4378.

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 Sept. 13 special is Italian beef and Sicilian spaghetti and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Preschool Story Hour and Craft

10:30 a.m. Mondays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

Adult Cookies & Coloring

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays and 3 to 5 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Features cookies and soft music.

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Sept. 9 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Teen Programs

4 p.m. Tuesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Coding, crafts, makerspace and STEM for ages 10-17. Signup is required.

Good Night Story Hour

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration is required; call 815-498-2440.

Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary Annual Meeting

11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. Redbud Creek Farm’s floral artist Nancy Christian will create woodland designs that will be available for purchase after the presentation.

Bingo

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

Thursday Story Hour

1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.

Thursday Night Book Club

6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 12 – 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.

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