DeKalb County Retired
11 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. Lunch will follow in the dining room. Bring a fellow retired teacher. Call Joyce McConkey at 815-895-5494 by June 7 to RSVP. The buffet lunch is $11.
Taste of Norway
8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Norway Community Building on Route 71. Breakfast benefits the Norsk Museum in Norway. The menu includes fried kumla and ham, Norwegian waffles with lingonberries, Guma, Lefse, Kringla and coffee. Also, samples of modern Norwegian fare will include open-face sandwiches, fish, hard-boiled eggs and brown cheese. Tickets in advance cost $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 8. Tickets at the door cost $10 for adults and $7 for children. The Norsk Museum on Route 71 will be open. For information and tickets, call 815-343-5070 or email email@example.com.
Plano Heritage Festival
11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in downtown Plano and the John Street parking lot. There will be activities for children, vendors, a beer garden, food and live music. Admission is $5. At 9 a.m., there will be a ruck march with Veterans Outreach of Kendall County. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Danielle at 630-270-6783.
6:30 to 8:40 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Green Book,” rated PG-13, will be shown.
Pizza & Pages
4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, and Thursday, June 6, 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. 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.
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.
Dog Days of Summer
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Independent students entering grades 1-9 can practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. Stop by beginning 20 minutes before the program starts to get a number to hold a place in line.
American Legion Auxiliary
6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month – next, June 5 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. For information, email Lori Minick at email@example.com.
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.
New Life for Old Bags
10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, June 8 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking “The Way” (El Camino)
6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Take a pilgrimage down a 1,000-year-old path with local doctor Tess Grant and learn something you never thought possible. The accompanying slide presentation brings Grant’s experiences alive.
Stone Mill Museum Hours
1 to 4 p.m. Sundays at the Stone Mill Museum, 315 E. Railroad St. No admission fee; donations appreciated.
4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Sandwich Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Music will be provided by the Talk of the Town Swing Band. The band will play swing, cha cha, rumba, jitterbug, and tango. Admission is $10 and a cash bar is available. For information, call 815-570-9004.
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.
Cornerstone Church Food Pantry
12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, June 4 – 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, June 4 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For students in grades 3 through 5.
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.
Adult Craft Night
7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, June 4 – 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.
Big Kids Story Time
4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For children in grades K-2.
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Each week the health-themed program will feature learning outlets, including presenters, documentaries, exercises and more.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Weigh-in is from 5 to 6 p.m., and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. Get support in reaching your weight-loss goals. For more information, call 815-498-4592.
“Dairies to Prairies” documentary
2 p.m. Friday, June 7, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Film accompanies exhibit from the Elgin History Museum that runs through June 12. The project connects new homeowners to the history of the land, while remembering Elgin’s dairy heritage.
Sunday at Sandwich
Antiques Flea Market
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 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: July 14, Aug. 11.
Reader’s Haven Book Club
7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, June 11 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, June 19 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.
Help for Seniors and People
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – next, June 12 – 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.
UFO (Unfinished Objects)
10 a.m. to noon Mondays – next, June 3 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For adults. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.
“The Norway Murder Mystery”
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Sheridan Historical Society, 185 N. Robinson St. Guest speaker Rob Borchsenius will discuss a solved mystery from his book collection, “Way Back When.” A free-will donation will be taken for the historical society. Borchsenius will have his books for sale. For information, find the Sheridan Historical Society Illinois on Facebook.
6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sheridan American Legion Post 729, 300 W. Si Johnson Ave.
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. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.
5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Fried chicken, vegetable, dessert and beverage will be served. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.
Preschool Story Hour
10:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.
Adult Cookies & Coloring
2 to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Features cookies and soft music.
12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. No bingo on the last Wednesday of the month.
3:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month – next, June 6 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
4 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month – next, June 6 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to children in grades K-5. Registration required.
Movin’ On Cancer Support Group
5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, June 6 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Bambi Harris, local author of more than 30 books, will share her story of migration from Australia and discuss her novels. There will be a Q&A, book signing and refreshments.
1 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 7, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Friends of the Somonauk Library will hold a sale of gently used items.
Knitting & Crocheting Circle
3 to 5 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. All levels welcome.
History Book Club
6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, June 10 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Lyon Farm, 7935 Route 71. Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association event. Admission is $20 at the door or $18 in advance. Visit nibaweb.org or the NIBA Facebook page for details.