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What's Happening for June 24, 2017

HINCKLEY

Hinckley Family Fun and Fireworks Festival

3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Hinckley-Big Rock High School, 700 E. Lincoln Highway. Free activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses and bingo. Food trucks and vendor booths will feature food, drinks, face painting, raffles, chair massages, games and more. There also will be a dunk tank and bags tournament. A car show will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. The Mason Rivers Band will perform at 7 p.m. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Information: www.hinckleyfestivalassociation.org

LELAND

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

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, June 28 – at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.

MILLBROOK

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, June 25 – 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.

PLANO

Garage and Bake Sale

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

Construction Fun

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.

ABATE Meeting

3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Kevin and Patti Smith’s home followed by a picnic for ABATE members and their families. Call Kevin and Patti at 815-498-6025 for directions to the meeting.

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 July 17 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.

Teen Movie

1 to 3:05 p.m. Monday, June 26, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Free movie targeted to teens, but open to all ages. “Monster Trucks,” rated PG, will be shown. Refreshments served.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

6 to 6:40 p.m. Mondays through July 17 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.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays through July 18 (no class on July 4) 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 July 18 (no class on July 4) 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.

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.​

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays or 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through July 20 at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. This lap sit storytime features action rhymes, finger plays, songs, movement activities, a simple story and parent-child reading time. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

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.

Discover What’s Yours

Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Illinois State Treasurer’s Office connects people with their cash and other assets through the I-Cash program. Stop by the library to meet with a representative who will conduct a search for you.

Free Movie for Kids

1 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Sing,” rated PG, will be shown. For all ages, children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments served. Attendance is limited to the first 80 people.

SANDWICH

St. Paul’s Parish Fest

4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 340 W. Arnold St. After Mass at 4 p.m., a catered dinner of fried chicken, hot dogs, carnitas, side dishes and desserts will be served at 5 p.m., followed by face painting, balloons, games and a bounce house. Entertainment provided by Billy Sullivan. Event includes raffles and 50/50 drawing. Everyone is welcome. For questions, call the parish office at 815-786-9266.

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.

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.​

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at United Church of Sandwich, 512 Lions Road. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-786-9243.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month – next, June 28 – at the Wildwood Community Center. 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.

Teen Movie Night

5 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, June 29 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Popcorn and drinks provided. Stop by the Youth Services Reference Desk for rating and run time. For ages 13 to 18.

Paintbox

5 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, June 29 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Art club for age 7 and older. Call 815-786-8308 to sign up.

ALR Meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Agenda items include group rides, car/bike shows, toy and food drives. For details, call Linda at 630-552-3828.

Family Movie Afternoon

1 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library for a free movie showing. Refreshments provided. All ages welcome. Future dates: July 28 and Aug. 25

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, July 4? – 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.

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. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

​The June 30 special is sausage, sauerkraut and German-style potato salad and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

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.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the last Monday of each month – next, June 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Beginners and experienced welcome. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, June 27 – 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.

Bounce Time

10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, June 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For babies ages 6 to 24 months. Registration required.

Bingo

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

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, June 29 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Cookies and milk will be served at this event for all ages.

PJ Tales

6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, June 29 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ’s and listen to stories.

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.

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