What's Happening

What's Happening for April 15, 2017

EARLVILLE

Easter Egg Hunt

1 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Harding United Methodist Church, 4009 E. 1553rd Road. All children welcome. Call Karen Zink at 815-739-9432 with questions.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – April 19 – at the Earlville Library, 205 W. Winthrop St. 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.

Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Earlville High School, 415 W. Union St. To make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

LELAND

Leland & Suydam United
Methodist Church Easter Program

9 a.m. Sunday, April 16, at Leland UMC, 280 N. Locust St. Worship service includes Children Choir concert. Egg Hunt will following at 10 a.m. All are welcome. For information, call 815-495-4561.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, April 19 – at the Adams Township Building, 300 S. Mill Road. 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.

Social Night

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Relax with friends, talk, play cards, etc.

Spring Play

7:15 p.m. Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at Leland High School. “How the West Was Dun (or ... Left High & Dry in Low Humidity Chasm)” will be presented. Admission: $5 adults, $3 students. The sophomore class will host a mostaccioli dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the school cafeteria. Menu includes homemade mostaccioli, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Cost: $10 for ages 10 and older and $6 for those younger than 10.

April Family Movie Night

3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Leland United Methodist Church, 280 N. Locust St. “War Room” will be shown. Snacks provided. All are welcome.

MILLBROOK

Easter Egg Hunt

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Fox Township Building, 8495 Fox River Drive. Bring an Easter basket to collect the eggs and stay for hot dogs, chips and treats.

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next April 23 – at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. Each month includes a speaker who presents on topics of interest to the community. Past topics have included taxes, senior citizen programs, political perspectives and conservation issues. Admission is free. This will be the last Men’s Breakfast until the fall. For information, call 815-786-4106.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, April 18, at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road. Dinner includes a choice of three entrées (fish, chicken or beef), soup or salad, dinner rolls, vegetables, dessert and nonalcoholic drink. Cost is $20. A lower cost salad entrée can be purchased for $12. The speaker will be Marc Buslik, Chicago Police Department District Commander of the 19th District. His topic will be “New Paradigms in Urban Policing.”

PLANO

KenGen Genealogy Group

1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, April 15 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Both experienced and new genealogy researchers can participate in the group.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, April 16 – at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Sons of the American Legion will serve the all-you-can-eat meal featuring scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, pancakes and made-to-order omelets. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 11 and younger.

Independent Storytime
for 3’s, 4’s and 5’s

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. or 1 to 1:40 p.m. Mondays, through April 24, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 3- to 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays, through April 25, 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.

Independent Storytime
for 4’s and 5’s

1 to 1:40 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays, through April 25, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 4- and 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. 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.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, April 19 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger will be discussed. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, April 20 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Illinois workNet Center will provide one-on-one assistance for job search and resumes. No registration required.

Rummage Sale

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at 417 W. Dearborn St. Hosted by the First Baptist Church of Plano, the sale includes household items, toys, books, clothing and miscellaneous items. All proceeds will go to the church roof fund. Note that this sale is not at the church on North Hale Street but at this alternative site.

SANDWICH

Spring Egg Hunt

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. The Sandwich Park District will host this free event for children ages 12 and younger. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and free vision screenings will be offered for kids thanks to the Lions Club.

Fair City Quilters

7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Meeting features a lecture by Mickey Depre on fabric selection followed by a short trunk show and a question-and-answer period. For information, visit www.mdquilts.com. Fair City Quilters welcome quilters of all levels. A $5 guest fee is asked, but guests are always welcome.

Preschool Story Time

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For children ages 3 to 5.​

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, April 18 – 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.

Books & Bingo Night

7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month – next, April 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Enjoy a good game and a pinch of literature. Registration is encouraged. For ages 18 and older.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, April 19 – and 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, May 9 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come for a lively discussion of “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed. Light refreshments provided.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, April 20 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Bookends Teen Book Club

4 to 4:45 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, April 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This book club is for ninth through 12th graders.

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.

Sandwich Computer Users Group

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, April 20 – at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Club member Roberta Dykstra will demonstrate Avery Design and Print App. This software makes it easy to customize Avery products in minutes, without an internet connection. Guests welcome. For information, visit www.scug.org.

Let’s Play!

10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month – next, April 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This drop-in playgroup is geared toward babies and caregivers. No registration required.

SHERIDAN

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 $8.50. Carryouts are available by calling 815-496-2380.

​The April 21 special is liver and onions, mashed potatoes, gravy and corn and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Our Sharing Pantry

4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, April 17 – and 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. Doors open 15 minutes before distribution begins. The pantry is closed on holidays. Our Sharing Pantry provides free food to low-income families living in Sandwich, Somonauk and Leland. A photo ID and current electric bill are required at every visit. Use the entrance by the alley. Look for the sign on the door. For information, call 815-498-2742.

Bingo

12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, April 19 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

Mystery Book Club

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, April 20 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Spring Garage Sale

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 21, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church parish center, 130 W. LaSalle St.

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