What's Happening

What's Happening for May 13, 2017

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

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.

LELAND

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, May 17 – 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.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, May 16, 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 Col. Ryan Yantis USA (Ret.), a 9/11 Pentagon survivor who will present “Pentagon 9/11: A Survivor’s Stories of Service, Providence, and Overcoming Challenges.”

PLANO

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 are also needed to crochet the mats. For information, call 708-846-1704 or email jackandceil@att.net.

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.​

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.

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.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, May 18 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Illinois workNet Center will provide one-on-one assistance for job search and résumés. No registration required.

KenGen Genealogy Group

1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, May 20 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Both experienced and new genealogy researchers can participate in the group.

SANDWICH

E-Waste Collection

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, May 13 – at the base of the East water tower, 750 Duvick Ave. Any item with a battery or cord, except smoke detectors, will be accepted. Most items can be recycled at no cost, except computer monitors cost $10, TVs smaller than 19 inches cost $20 and TVs larger than 19 inches cost $30. Information: 815-748-2408 or recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org

Read Story Club

4 p.m. Mondays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Drop-in afterschool 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 indianvalleycommunityband@gmail.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.​

Books & Bingo Night

7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month – next, May 16 – 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, May 17 – 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, June 13 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come for a lively discussion of “Wild,” by Cheryl Strayed. Light refreshments provided.

Coloring and Cocoa

1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Materials provided. Registration not required.

Cornerstone Church
Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, May 16 – 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.

Bunco

12:45 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Sandwich Park District. Cost is $5 for residents, $7 for non-residents. For more information, call 815-786-8044.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, May 18 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Bookworms Story Club

3:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Magic the Gathering

4 p.m. Thursdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Bookends Teen Book Club

4 to 4:45 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, May 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This book club is for ninth through 12th graders.

Sandwich Computer Users Group

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, May 18 – at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Club member Jerry Grommes will present “How the Internet Works.” The program is a series of short videos from Khan Academy that will offer an inside look into the foundational concepts of the whole internet picture. Guests welcome. For information, visit www.scug.org.

Let’s Play!

10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month – next, May 19 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This drop-in playgroup is geared toward babies and caregivers. No registration required.

SHERIDAN

Afternoon Movie Matinée
for Adults

2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the Robert Rowe Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call the library at 815-496-2031.

Friends of the Robert Rowe
Library Meeting

6 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 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 19 special is scalloped potatoes and ham and a vegetable and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Rosary Rally

Noon Saturday, May 13, at St. John the Baptist Church, 320 S. Depot St. The rosary will be recited in front of the grotto in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Virgin Mary’s appearance at Fatima, Portugal.

Adult/Teens Coloring

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.

Writers Group

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.

Our Sharing Pantry

4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, May 15 – 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.

5 B’s BBQ Supper

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 320 S. Depot St. Hosted by Somonauk Lions Club. Chicken, pork chop and combination meals are available. Meals served with applesauce, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and butter. Cost: $12 in advance, $13 at the door. Tickets available from Somonauk Lions Club members, Heartland Bank in Somonauk or Resource Bank in Somonauk.

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, May 17 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

“The Life of Alexander Hamilton”

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Historian Jim Gibbons will give a present the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, from his skyrocketing in popularity and fame to his sudden scandalous downfall and ultimately, his tragic death.

Valley West Auxiliary Luncheon

11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 320 S. Depot St. The auxiliary will hold its annual meeting, followed by volunteer recognition and lunch, concluding with musical entertainment by Ariana Abel. The public is invited. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased in the NM Valley West Hospital Unique Boutique Gift Shop.

Mystery Book Club

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, May 18 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

“Dressmaker to Mrs. Lincoln”

Noon Saturday, May 20, at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Kathryn Harris of Springfield will portray Elizabeth Keckley, who was not only the dressmaker to Mrs. Lincoln, but a trusted friend. Harris is a regional historian and retired services director at the Lincoln Library in Springfield.

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