7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Relax with friends, talk, play cards, etc.
Post 570 Business Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St.
Stop by the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St., on Monday, June 5, and sign up for the Reading by Design summer reading program open up to all ages. Earn prizes as you read this summer. The library will be bursting with fun youth activities including movies, crafts, activities and special presentations.
1 p.m. Monday, June 5, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Stop in and watch “Rock Dog.” Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.
Hand & Foot Canasta
1 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Learn how to play Hand & Foot Canasta and enjoy the afternoon playing with other card lovers.
6 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 5, and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Little ones can squish their way to the benefits of messy play. Things to touch, smell, see, hear and lots of other sensory experiences will be available. Children can enjoy as many of the activities as they’d like and stay for as little as 10 minutes or the full 45 minutes. For children 0 to 5, with a grown-up. Come dressed for fun. 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.
American Legion Auxiliary
6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month –ánext, June 7 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. For information, call Yvonne at 630-332-4122.
Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, June 8 – 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.
Free Kids Movie
1 to 2:20 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Rock Dog,” rated PG will be shown. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Free refreshments. No registration required. Attendance limited to the first 80 people.
6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, June 8 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.
Open Saturday Storytime
10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The program is designed for ages 3 to 6. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Features simple stories, rhymes, movement activities and songs. No registration required.
New Life for Old Bags
10:30 a.m. toánoon the second Saturday of each month –ánext, June 10 – 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 email@example.com.
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Celebrate the beginning of this year’s Summer Reading Program. The festivities include a bounce house, a concert by kid’s musician Leonardo, Strawberri the Clown, hot dog and prize raffles.
Read Story Club
4 p.m. Mondays – next June 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Drop-in after-school story club for kindergarten through second graders.
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 –ánext, June 6 – 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.
The Reading Pros
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, June 6 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For third through fifth graders.
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.
Adult Craft Night
7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, June 6 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will create terrarium necklaces. Materials will be provided. For ages 18 and older. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308. There are only 10 open spots due to material provision restraints. Those interested can be added to a wait list.
1 p.m. Thursdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Enjoy a classic film at the library. All ages welcome. Popcorn provided.
5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, June 8 – 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.
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.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, June 10 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger enter free. Free parking, multiple vendors, ATM available. No pets allowed. Schedule: July 9, Aug. 27 and Oct. 8. For more information, visit www.sundayatsandwichantiques.com.
Usborne Book Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Robert Rowe Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave.
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 June 9 special is meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable and includes the salad bar.
The June 16 special is chicken Parmesan and pasta and includes the salad bar.
5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Fried chicken, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.
Free Gospel Concert
6 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Union Congregational Church, 305 S. Gage St. The Assemblymen will perform. All are invited to attend. A free-will offering will be taken. The church is handicapped accessible.
Vacation Bible School
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 5, through Thursday, June 8, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. To register or for more information, visit elcastjohns.com or call 815-498-3667.
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 call 815-498-2440.
Films for Tots
10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, June 6 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
Story Time for Children
10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 2 to 5. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.
12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. Hosted by Heartland Blood Centers. For information, visit www.heartlandbc.org.
Thursday Night Book Club
7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, June 8 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Festivities include a bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, snow cones, and Summer Reading registration. The program is open to all ages.
Knitting & Crocheting Circle
3 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Beginning knitting will be featured on the first Friday of the month. Yarn and needles can be purchased for $4.50.