Help for Seniors and People
1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – May 17 – 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.
Post 570 Business Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St.
Spring Rummage Sale
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the United Methodist Church, 200 N. Orleans St. Lunch will be sold during the sale. For information, call 815-695-5384, 815-695-5724 or 815-695-5656.
Library Open House
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Come see the library’s renovation, including new paint, toilet, circulation desk and carpet donated by the Friends of the Library. Refreshments with be provided.
Tuesday Morning Book Chat
10 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Enjoy tea, pastries and discussion of “My Name is Lucy Barton,” by Elizabeth Strout.
Let’s Have a Tea Party!
1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Presented by Teas by Jo and Ceil, this event for independent students in grades 1 through 5, will include talk about manners, tea history and tea stories. There also will be crafts and more. Attendees are invited to dress up. Parents and younger siblings may wait in the Kids’ Library during the program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
Pizza & Pages
4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For students in grades 3 through 5. Attendees 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.
Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, May 11 – through May at Plano Bible Church, 1111 W. South St. Find support and encouragement from other moms. Child care and breakfast provided. This year, the group will work through the book, “No More Perfect Moms,” by Jill Savage, founder of the Hearts at Home ministry. www.planobiblechurch.org.
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.
6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, May 11 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.
New Life for Old Bags
10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, May 13 – 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 also are needed to crochet the mats. For information, call 708-846-1704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Night Book Group
7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, May 17 – 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.
4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at VFW Post 1486, 713 S. Main St. Dinners include grilled chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, roll and dessert. Desserts provided by the VFW Auxiliary. Carry-outs available. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and younger. Open to the public. Proceeds will be used for various VFW projects.
FVOAS Spring Gala
5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. The $50 ticket benefits Fox Valley Older Adult Services and includes deluxe hors d’oeuvres, dessert buffet and entertainment provided by Ferris and The Wheels with a guest appearance by comedian Gerry Grossman. There will be a cash bar, live auction and quarter auction. Call 815-786-9404 for tickets.
SHS Color Guard Pancake
7 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 7, at the Sandwich Fire Department, 310 E. Railroad St. Pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and milk will be served. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children ages 4 to 12. The meal is free for active-duty military and children age 3 and younger. Call Bonnie Talty at 815-498-2112 for questions.
Indian Valley Community Band Spring Concert
1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Entrance into the band’s 31st annual concert is free, but donations will be accepted at the door and will go directly to the Sandwich Opera House. Information: 815-786-6752.
Read Story Club
4 p.m. Mondays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Drop-in after-school story club for kindergarten through second-graders.
Indian Valley Community Band
6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays in the Sandwich Middle School band room, 600 S. Wells St. This community band is made up of anyone who has ever played an instrument. Stop in to see what rehearsal is like. All instruments are needed, especially clarinets, percussion and trombones. For information, search the group on Facebook or email email@example.com.
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.
Minecraft Gaming Club
3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month – next, May 9 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Join the student run club and learn the rules of online gaming. Suggested for grades 3 and up. Registration required, must have library card with internet permission to participate.
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.
Help for Seniors and People
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – May 10 – at Fox Valley Older Adults Services, 1406 Suydam 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.
Magic the Gathering
4 p.m. Thursdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.
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 information, call 815-498-4592.
5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, May 11 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Children ages 5 and older can build with a team or alone. Lego donations are welcome, but leave your personal collection at home.
Family Movie Afternoon
1 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Refreshments provided. All ages welcome.
Friday, May 12, at Harvey Creek Conservation Park, Dayton Street and Lyons Road. Join Park District staff for some family fun under the stars. For $10 a person, the event includes dinner, s’mores, beverages and breakfast. Bring your own tent and sleeping gear. This is a kid-friendly night that will involve crafts, games, stories around the fire, an outdoor movie and a snipe hunt. Information: 815-786-8044
Free Comic Book Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Robert Rowe Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call the library at 815-496-2031.
5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Meatloaf, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.
Coloring for Adults
1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Robert Rowe Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call the library at 815-496-2031.
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. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.
The May 12 special is pulled pork with mac and cheese and Linda’s baked applesauce and salad bar.
2 to 4 p.m. Mondays and 4 to 6 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Features cookies and soft music.
3:30 p.m. Mondays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Register at the Patron Services Desk or by calling 815-498-2440.
History Book Club
6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, May 8 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, May 9 – at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 Green St. Support group for people coping with chronic illness or pain to find encouragement in a small group, nondenominational, Christian environment. Call Jean Lunt at 815-498-1001 for information.
Thursday Night Book Club
7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, May 11 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.