Help for Seniors and People
1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – June 21 – 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 Community Summer VBS
9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, at Leland & Suydam United Methodist Church, 280 N. Locust St. For students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The theme is “Mighty Fortress! In Jesus, the Victory is Won!” Free. For information, contact director Jen Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help for Seniors and People
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, June 21 – 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.
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Relax with friends, talk, play cards, etc.
Leland Community Movie Night
3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Leland & Suydam United Methodist Church, 280 N. Locust St.
“Courageous,” a Christian movie focusing on fatherhood will be shown. All are welcome. Information: 815-459-3761
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5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, June 20, 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 Sgt. Heather Daniel of the Chicago Police Department who present “Politics and Policy: The Legislative Process and Its Role in Police Reform.”
1 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. “The Lego Batman Movie,” rated PG, will be shown.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Registration required; call 815-695-5851.
4 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St.
Fairy Garden Jar Craft
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. For adults.
Registration required; call 815-695-5851.
Hand & Foot Canasta
1 p.m. Friday, June 23, 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.
Explore Your Family History
1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, June 17 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Both experienced and new genealogy researchers can participate in the group.
8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, June 18 – 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.
1 to 3:15 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Free movie targeted to teens, but open to all ages. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” rated PG-13, will be shown. Refreshments served.
Town Hall Meeting
6:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Plano High School, 704 W. Abe St. State Rep. David A. Welter, R-Morris, will answer questions from the public and give a brief presentation on current state issues, with an emphasis on the state budget. Welter serves the 75th District, which includes portions of Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle and Will counties. For questions or more information, visit repwelter.com.
Movie Night at the Library
6:30 to 8:05 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The true story of a boy, unable to speak, until he and his family discover a way for him to make sense of the world through Disney animated films. Rated PG. Refreshments served.
2 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Kids figure out how to build tall, strong towers using a variety of materials, including marshmallows and gum drops. Limit 30. For independent students entering grades 1-5 only. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
Wednesday Night Book Group
7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, June 21 – 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.
Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, June 22 – 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.
Free Movie for Kids
1 to 2:50 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Moana,” rated PG, will be shown. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Free refreshments. Attendance limited to the first 80 people.
6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, June 22 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.
Garage and Bake Sale
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 24, at the United Methodist Church of Plano at 201 N. Hale St. Glassware, clothing, collectibles, linens, children’s items, and more offered for donations. Pies, brownies, cookies and other treats available. Enter the church building from Clark Street and proceed downstairs. Information: 630-552-3700
More on 34
Saturday, June 17, along more than 100 miles of Route 34. More than 20 communities will host yard sales. In Sandwich, Timber Creek Inn and Suites will host the town’s largest garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Other participating communities include Galesburg, Wataga, Oneida, Galva, Kewanee, Neponset, Sheffield, Wyanet, Princeton, Dover, LaMoille, Mendota, Earlville, Somonauk, Plano, Yorkville and Aurora. For information, call the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce at 815-786-9075 or visit www.moreon34.com.
Sandwich High School Music Department Bowl-a-thon
3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Idle Hour Lanes by Pinheadz, 927 E. Railroad St. Two sessions available. Cost is $20 and includes three games and shoe rental. There also will be a silent auction. To reserve a spot or make a donation to the auction, text or call 309 525-1161.
Cornerstone Church Food Pantry
12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, June 20 – 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.
Watercolor Painting Class
6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Join professional artist David Zoberis as he teaches how to paint a watercolor masterpiece. No artistic skill level is required. For ages 18 and older. All materials provided. Registration required; call 815-786-8308. 15 openings.
Reader’s Haven Book Club
1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, June 21 – and 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, July 11 – and at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come for a lively discussion of “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett. Light refreshments provided.
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.
Somonauk-Leland-Sandwich FFA Alumni Picnic
6 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Meat, beverage and paper products will be provided. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass.
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 23 special is open-faced roast pork sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable and includes the salad bar.
Our Sharing Pantry
4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, June 19 – 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.
9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of even months – next, June 24 – at the City Lot on Route 30. 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 email@example.com.
Fox Valley eBay & eCommerce Sellers Meeting
7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21. The program will focus on one member whose questions will take precedence and whose listings will be examined, tweaked or improved. The group plans to follow this format periodically in future months. For information and meeting place, call 630-640-7382.