What's Happening - April 10, 2012
Learn about the Blue Stockings
Leland Town and Country Association will host a presentation by the Somonauk Blue Stockings at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 225 E. Lundy Lane.
This group of 22 men and women dress in vintage uniforms, have colorful nicknames and play vintage base ball following late 19th century rules. The founder of the team is Mike “Ace” Adrian.
Hear about the games and get the 2012 schedule. The Leland Town and Country Association is trying to get a team together to play the Blue Stockings for the July Fourth festivities. Anyone interested in playing, contact Laurinda Kidd at 815-495-2742.
Spring rummage sale set
Millington United Methodist Church, 200 Orleans St., will host a spring rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 13 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14. Donations may be dropped off at the church from 2 to 6 p.m., April 9-12. No computers or TVs will be accepted.
Home-cooked lunch will be available. The public is invited. For more information, call 815-695-5384 or 815-695-5378.
Library hosts book sale
Charles B. Phillips Public Library, 6 N. Jackson St., is having a book sale, April 25-28. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 25; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, April 27; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28. For more information, call the library at 815-695-5851.
Blood drive scheduled
Northville Township is sponsoring a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at Lake Holiday Lodge. For more information or to make an appointment, call township clerk Linda Swanson at 815-498-3416. Everyone is welcome. Sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. A photo ID is required.
Nominee Night scheduled
The Kendall County Young Republicans will host its first Nominee Night at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12 at the Oswego Taphouse, 123 Washington St. The evening starts at 7 p.m. with a social hour. Invited guests include all Republican nominees at the federal, state and county levels. It will be a chance to learn of volunteer opportunities.
The YRs reach out to registered Republicans, age 18 to 40, and provide them with better political knowledge, community awareness and an understanding of the issues of the day. All Republicans are encouraged and welcome to attend. For more information, find the Kendall County Young Republicans on Facebook, Twitter, www.kendallyr.com or email email@example.com.
Genealogy Guild meets
The LaSalle County Genealogy Guild’s next monthly meeting is set for 1 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the guild library, 115 W. Glover St. Laurie Kender will speak about the genealogy of LaSalle County.
A retired database analyst and systems integrator, Kender is a professional genealogist and historian. She is a board member of the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society, the Indiana Genealogical Society, the Polish Genealogical Society of America and the Illinois State Genealogical Society.
Line dance for Warrior Dog Project
American Legion Women’s Auxiliary Post 395 will host line dancing to benefit the Warrior Dog Project from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Shoe and boot shining will be offered for a donation. For more information, call LuAnn Whitmer at 630-552-8452.
Pancake breakfast set
Plano Building Community is hosting a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, April 15 at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Tickets are $7.
Plano Bible Church hosts concert
The One Accord Quartet will perform at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, April 15 at Plano Bible Church, 1111 W. South St. The quartet began its ministry in 1999, and entertains with a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary southern gospel. Also on that day, the trio Harmony will perform a mix of modern upbeat gospel tunes, as well as new arrangements of some old familiar hymns. All are welcome.
Gang information meeting set
The Plano Police Department and Aurora Police Special Operation Group are hosting a gang information meeting for adults only at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 18 at Plano High School, 704 W. Abe St.
Officers will discuss gang signs and colors, how people join a gang, how gangs are financed and how they attain power.
Special needs tumbling offered
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is starting a class just for children with special needs and their parent(s). This class will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, April 21, May 5, 12, 19 and 25. Cost is $45 for the session.
For more information, call Karen Oelker at 630-552-4100, ext. 228.
SYTF sets registration
Sign up for Sandwich Youth Tackle Football on Saturday, April 14 at Sandwich Middle School. Veteran players and cheerleaders can sign up from 8 to 10 a.m., newcomers from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Required forms, cost and more information is available at SYTF.org.
Fair City Quilters meet
Fair City Quilt guild will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, April 16 at the Federated Church, 430 N. Main St. Guest speaker Wanda Hansen will present a a trunk show of her quilts.
She also will give a “Stack and Slash” workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 21. The cost is $30 due at the meeting. The workshop location will be announced at the meeting. There is a $5 guest fee.
Quilters of all experience levels are welcome. For more information, call Donna at 815-498-2580 or Louise at 815-498-1518.
AARP driver safety course
This two-session class, for people age 50 and older, features the nation’s first and largest classroom refresher for mature drivers. The class includes workbook assignments, video instruction and class lectures. The class does not include a driving test. All participants will receive a certificate of completion for auto insurance discount. The class is from 1 to 5 p.m., April 16 and 17 in the Valley West Medical Office Building.
The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. Registration is required and closes three days before the program. A minimum number of participants is required. Call 815-786-3962 or visit www.valleywest.org/programs.
Legion hosts fish fries
The Sheridan American Legion hosts a fish fry every Friday offering a choice of catfish or cod, fried or poached, with fries or baked potato and a complete salad bar for $7.50.
Specials for April are:
On April 13, prime rib with choice of potato and vegetables, carmelized onions by request, with the salad bar, all for $18.
On April 20, deep fried tacos, beef or chicken, with red beans and rice, corn and the salad bar for $8.
On April 27, baked chicken, one-quarter white or dark meat, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and salad bar for $8.
Rummage and bake sale set
Sheridan United Methodist Women will host a rummage sale April 12 to 14, and bake sale the first two days, at the American Legion, 300 E. Si Johnson Road. Clothing for adults and children, accessories, household items, music and books will be offered. Items will be sold by donation and proceeds support the outreach missions of the United Methodist Women.
Donations for the sale may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 7 at the Legion. There will be people available in the morning to help with unloading.
Sale hours are from noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 12; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 13 and 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 14.
Baby photos wanted
The GFWC IL Somonauk Junior Woman’s Club would like baby photos for a baby photo contest to raise awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Send a wallet-sized photo of your baby, born between March 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012 to Donna Reiss, 2533 Governor Beveridge Highway, Somonauk, IL 60552. Photos will be accepted until April 11. Prizes will be awarded.
To have photo returned, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your submission.
Rummage sale set
The women’s group of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church has scheduled its annual rummage sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 12 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 13 at the parish center on LaSalle Street. Everything is sold by donation.
Nighthawk registration set
Registration for Nighthawks youth football and cheerleading is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at Somonauk High School. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-885-8727.
Daddy Daughter Dance scheduled
Save the Date for the Somonauk Junior Woman’s Club’s Daddy Daughter Dance on April 14 at Somonauk Middle School. Tickets are on sale at DeKalb Street Floral. For more information, contact Mandi at 815-712-7244.
Church hosts ham dinner
Union Congregational Church, 305 S. Gage St., will host its 58th annual ham dinner on Wednesday, April 18. Dine in at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Carryouts will be available at James R. Wood Elementary School from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and then at the church from 6 to 7 p.m.
The meal is served family style and features ham, au gratin potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, salad and homemade pies. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-10 and kids 5 and younger eat for free. All carryout meals are $10. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the church or at the door.
Special program presented
Women of the Word (WOW) is inviting all area residents to a special program, “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19 at Waterman Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Cedar St., Waterman.
Gayle Haas of Aurora will present a dramatic monologue called “A Visit with Corrie.” Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) was a Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II.
Special music will be presented by Mallory Wilson, a 17-year-old Serena High School junior.
For more information, contact Karen at 815-264-396, or email@example.com.
EBay Sellers Club meets
The Fox Valley eBay Sellers Club will meet from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 10 at Panera Bread at U.S. Route 34 and Illinois Route 47. The program will be a mentoring session with members and guests asking, “How do I … ?”
Membership is open to those who sell on eBay and are interested in expanding their selling skills. Meetings start promptly at 7 p.m., but many members arrive early to share a meal, talk and problem solve.
Interested sellers are encouraged to contact membership secretary Sheri Kohout at 630-640-7382 for more information or to reserve a place at an upcoming meeting. Visit the club’s website at foxvalleyebaysellers.com.
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