What's Happening - April 24, 2012
Daddy-daughter dance set
The Leland Music Boosters are sponsoring a masquerade daddy-daughter dance from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 28 in the Leland High School gym. The event includes music, dancing, pictures, refreshments and prizes. Bring a nonperishable food item for Our Sharing Pantry to be entered in a special prize drawing.
Tickets are available at the school or by calling 815-495-3007 or 815-495-9051. Advance tickets are $10 per couple and $3 for each additional daughter. Tickets at the door are $12 per couple.
Planting lunches served
The ladies of the Suydam United Methodist Church, at the corner of Illinois Route 23 and Suydam Road, are serving planting lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Wednesday, April 18 through May 9. A varied menu is prepared each week with a choice of two soups, hot sandwich, side dish and dessert or casserole with side dish and dessert. Homemade pickles and beverages are included.
Carryouts are available by calling the church at 815-498-2626 after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A free-will offering is accepted. Area farmers, farm wives, friends and neighbors are invited for food and fellowship.
Roast beef dinner served
Millington United Methodist Church, 200 Orleans St., will host a roast beef dinner from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 28. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 8 and younger. Beverage and dessert are included. Carryouts will be available. Proceeds will help pay for the renovation of the social center; donations are accepted.
For more information, call Irene at 815-695-5384.
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.
P.E.O. hosts garage
sale, flea market
P.E.O. Chapter FO Sandwich will sponsor a group garage sale and flea market at Meadowlands Farm. The sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, the same weekend as the village of Newark garage sales. This is a huge sale with many individuals and outside vendors participating. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will be used for scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship.
More information about P.E.O. is available at www.peointernational.org. To be a vendor, for a minimal space fee, call Karen at 815-695-5821.
Family History Day
Fern Dell Historic Association will sponsor its third “Reminisce Day” from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 29 at the Fern Dell Museum, 9 E. Front St. The focus of the day will be family history. The association is planning to compile family history data for patrons to use for genealogy research. Items will be copied with the family’s permission and filed alphabetically for future research. Items such as obituaries, birth announcements and wedding announcements are helpful.
Fern Dell Historic Association operates three historic sites in Newark. The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. The phone number at the museum is 815-695-5240.
Dickson Valley Camp, 8250 Finnie Road, is hosting a mentor and discipleship program for 12- to 16-year-olds to learn and lead activity areas, participate in Bible studies and activities, and get to know other youth. There are four two-week sessions from which to choose: June 11-22, June 25-July 6, July 9-20 or July 23-Aug. 3.
For more information and registration, visit www.dicksonvalley.com or call 630-553-6233.
Swing dance at the Legion
Plano American Legion Leon Burson Post 395 and Talk of the Town Swing Band will host a big band swing dance from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 6 at the Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. A free lesson will be offered from 3 to 4 p.m.
Admission is $5, and all donations benefit Honor Flight Chicago to send World War ll veterans to Washington, D.C. Nondancers are invited as well to enjoy the music of days past.
Reulands dinner At St. Mary’s
Grilled pork chops and chicken will be featured at a drive-thru or dine-in dinner hosted by the St. Mary’s Council of Catholic Women from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 7 at St. Mary School, 817 N. Center St. Reulands from Aurora will do the cooking.
A presale special is in effect through April 29 and each meal ticket is $11. Ticket prices will increase after April 29. Diners have a choice of a two-piece pork chop or chicken meal or a combo. Each meal comes with German potatoes, applesauce, coleslaw, roll and butter.
Tickets can be purchased at the parish office, at the Wash House Dry Cleaners or by calling Barb at 630-569- 4866. Drive-thru dinners will be distributed in the west parking lot of the school. Dine-in guests are asked to park in the angled parking spaces in the front of the school.
Waubonsee Community College’s Adult Literacy Project is partnering with the Plano Community Library District to offer an open conversation group for adults who are new English speakers. The group meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St.
No registration is required for this free group. For more information call 630-801-7900, ext. 4106 or 630-552-8003.
Salem Lutheran hosts blood drive
Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St., will host a blood drive from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 26. Heartland Blood Center’s mini-coach will be in the church parking lot.
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments would be appreciated. Call the church office at 815-786-9308 to reserve a donation time. Donors are asked to eat a good meal before donating. A photo ID will be required.
Touch a truck
Sandwich Fire Department will have firetrucks, firefighters and Sparky the Fire Dog available from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at McDonald’s. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of all sales during that time to the fire department’s dodgeball fundraiser for the local food pantries.
For more information, contact Derek Hagerty at email@example.com or 630-270-9847.
Dodgeball tourney aids pantries
The Sandwich Fire Department’s third annual dodgeball tournament is set for Saturday, May 12 and will benefit the Harvest Chapel and Cornerstone food pantries. Fees are $12 per person for teams of six with three alternates. Spectators are welcome for $5 each or $8 per family. Concessions will be available from Johnny K’s with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the pantries.
Registration deadline is Saturday, April 28. For more information or to register, contact Derek Haggerty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-270-9847.
Tickets available for wine tasting
The Valley West Community Hospital Auxiliary is planning a wine tasting from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at the Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road.
This fundraiser features wines from August Hill Winery in Utica, as well as wines available from Art’s Food Market in Sandwich. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in advance from auxiliary members or in the hospital gift shop. Tickets are also available at the door. The ticket price includes a hand-painted wine glass (while supplies last) hors d’oeuvres, desserts, door prizes and raffles.
The public is welcome to this fundraiser event. For more information, call Jana Kingston at 815-786-3704. All proceeds benefit the Valley West Community Hospital Auxiliary.
Laser toenail fungus removal
Are you embarrassed to let people see your feet because of toenail fungus? It’s important to treat this before it spreads to all of your toes. Join podiatrist Amy Schroeder, DPM, for an in-depth look at the pros and cons of laser treatment. All participants are eligible to win a free laser treatment.
The class is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 2 in the Valley West Medical Office Building. 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.
St. Paul hosts rummage sale
The St. Paul Catholic Church gigantic annual rummage sale is back from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 3 and 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 4 in the parish hall, 340 W. Arnold St. Park in back and enter through the south entrance.
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 27, baked chicken, one-quarter white or dark meat, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and salad bar for $8.
Fourth Tuesday Feast
The next Fourth Tuesday Community Fellowship Feast, sponsored by the Sandwich/Somonauk Ministerial Alliance, is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 at Union Congregational Church, 305 S. Gage St. All are welcome for a free meal and fellowship. Each church in the ministerial alliance provides a different course for the meal.
Vote in baby contest
The GFWC IL Somonauk Junior Woman’s Club is conducting a baby photo contest in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Vote for your favorite baby at the Somonauk Public Library, Citizen’s First National Bank in Somonauk, Bud’s Citgo and Casey’s in Somonauk.
Cast votes with cash in the container of the cutest baby. Voting ends May 1. Winners receive gift certificates.
Early registration available
Somonauk Christian School is accepting applications for the 2012-13 academic year. Request an application by phone at 815-498-2312 or online at www.somonaukchristian.com. SCS is a non-denominational Christian School providing quality educational training for students in pre-K (age 3) through high school. Call the school to visit and learn more about Somonauk Christian School.
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