What's Happening

What's Happening for Sept. 21, 2019

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Sept. 25 – at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.

PLANO

Read and Play Everyone

1 to 1:40 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays, through Oct. 1, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For ages 2 to 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 any time.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Mondays, through Sept. 30, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For 3- and 4-year-olds with their grown-up. Features simple stories, rhymes, movement activities, songs and art experiences. 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.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. This lap-sit storytime for babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult features action rhymes, finger plays, songs, movement activities, a simple story and parent-child reading time. Registration required; call 630-552-2025 or stop by the Kids’ Library Desk.

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. 26 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

SANDWICH

Pet Expo

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Milestone Park, 1375 N. Castle St. Bring your pets (on a leash) to this free family event co-sponsored by the Sandwich Park District and Mid-Day Play. There will be a pop-up dog park, vaccinations, vendors, pet groups, K-9 demo, food trucks, raffle and more. Pet services may have a fee.

Library Anniversary
Ice Cream Social

Noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, the library will host an ice cream social. Everyone who stops by will be entered into a raffle to win library swag.

Filmology

1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Sept. 21 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Sept. 26 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The movie club meets to watch the movie on Saturday and discuss it on Thursday. Copies will be available at the circulation desk for checkout.

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.

Autumn Make & Take

4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For all ages.

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.

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.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St. 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.

Atoms to the Cosmos: Exploring the Universe at Fermilab

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Fermilab is dedicated to exploring our universe from the depths of the atom to the extremes of the cosmos. Paul Mantsch will present the story of discovery at Fermilab: past, present, future.

Big Kids Story Time

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

Taste of Sandwich
with Cruise Night

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, on Railroad Street in downtown Sandwich. Organized by the Sandwich Association of Merchants, the event will feature food samples from more than 35 area businesses, along with a cruise night, beginning at 5 p.m., sponsored by the Sandwich Lions Club. Food tickets cost $6 and can be bought at Prindi’s Antique Mall or by calling 815-570-2073.

Under the Big Top craft show

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, on Railroad Street in downtown Sandwich. For information, visit https://fvoas.org.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Sept. 26 – 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.

ALR Meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. The American Legion Riders Post 181 will discuss the recent Armed Forces Run, dinner rides, upcoming benefit rides, veteran events, and more. For information, call Bob Lawrence at 815-786-8334.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Sept. 27 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Storytime for toddlers.

Downtown Sandwich Cruise Night

5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, on Railroad Street in downtown Sandwich. Sponsored by the Sandwich Lions Club, the night will include antique and classic vehicles on display and a 50/50 raffle.

Fargo Chill ’N Grill Skate Event

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Skate Park in Milestone Park, 1375 Castle St. Fargo Skate Shop and the Sandwich Park District will host an afternoon of raffles, food, tricks, jumps and more. Free event. Professional skaters will demonstrate tricks and help beginners. Hot dogs and chips provided. Raffle tickets available for purchase. Register at https://sandwichparkdistrict.org/.

SHERIDAN

Fall Festival

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Redbud Creek Farm, 2930 N. 4351 Road. P.E.O. Chapter FO Sandwich and Redbud Creek Farm will sponsor a fall festival and craft show. Tickets cost $10 per person. Lunch will be available at Redbud Creek Farm from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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, Sept. 25 – 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.

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.

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. 27 special is liver and onions, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Junk in the Trunk Market

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at DeKalb and Depot streets. For information, call Rhonda Nemcek-Button at 815-685-8908 or Village Hall at 815-498-3500.

Annual Lake Holiday Tour of Homes

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, starting at Lake Holiday Lodge, 283 Easy St. Unique homes will be featured along with complimentary beverage and cookies. Lakeside Shoppe has crafts and seasonal gifts. Lunch is available. Tickets can be purchased at the Lodge for $8 before the tour and $10 at the door. For information and tickets, 815-498-9609.

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.

Genealogy Group

4 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, Sept. 23 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, Sept. 24 – 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, craft, makerspace and STEM for ages 10-17. Sign-up required.

Good Night Story Hour

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

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, Sept. 25 – 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. For information, call 815-539-9673, 815-539-7700 or 800-535-5970.

Movie Screening “The Public”

6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. “The Public” will be shown. A discussion will follow the movie. Open to teens and adults.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Bake sale also happening.

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