What's Happening

What's Happening for July 15, 2017

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – July 19 – 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, July 19 – 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.

MILLBROOK

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, July 23 – 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.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, July 18, 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 Jack Altschuler, who will present “Money, Politics & Democracy: You Aren’t Getting What You Want.”

NEWARK

Kid’s Movie

1 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. “Spark: A Space Tail,” rated PG, will be shown.

The Art of Design

1 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Learn the basic elements of design using props, puppets and storytelling in a live demonstration presented by Dan Laib. The show includes audience participation. Open to the public.

Adult Movie Matinée

1 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. “A Quiet Passion,” rated PG-13, will be shown.

PLANO

Explore Your Family History

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

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, July 16 – 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.

Teen Movie

1 to 3:15 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Free movie targeted to teens, but open to all ages. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” rated PG-13, 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.

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, July 19 – 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.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, July 20 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Illinois workNet Center will provide one-on-one assistance for job search and resumes. No registration required.

SANDWICH

“The Unsinkable Molly Brown”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. A musical comedy presented by Indian Valley Theatre. Tickets cost $18 and can be purchased online or at the Sandwich Opera House box office. For information, visit indianvalleytheatre.com or call 888-365-8889.

Vacation Bible School

3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 17, through Thursday, July 20, at Salem Lutheran Church of Sandwich, 1022 N. Main St. Children from the community age 3 through sixth grade are welcome to attend. There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is appreciated. To pre-register or for more information, call 815-786-9308 or email salemlc@comcast.net.

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.

Library Mini Golf

4 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come and play with the family. All ages welcome. No registration required.

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 – next, July 18 – 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.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, July 19 – and 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month ​at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come for a lively discussion of “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett. Light refreshments provided.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, July 20 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Sandwich Computer Users Group

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, July 20 – at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Club President Jerry Kell will demonstrate how to use the Windows 10 Photo App. Guests welcome. For information, visit www.scug.org.

Let’s Play!

10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month – next, July 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This drop-in playgroup is geared toward babies and caregivers. No registration required.

Lego Batman Movie
and Talk of the Town Band

6 p.m. Friday, July 21 at Knights Park, 1001 N. Lathan St. The band Talk of the Town will also perform.

SHABBONA

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of odd months – next, July 23 – at 206 S. Blackhawk Road. 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

SHERIDAN

Movie at the Library

2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at the Robert Rowe Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. “Lion,” rated PG-13, will be shown. 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 July 21 special is beef burrito and Mexican corn. Includes salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Community Ice Cream Social

6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 16, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. Come for ice cream, pies, and special fun for all ages. For more information, visit elcastjohns.com or call 815-498-3667.

Our Sharing Pantry

4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, July 17 – 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.

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, July 19 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

Mystery Book Club

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, July 20 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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.

WATERMAN

Waterman Lions Summerfest
and Antique Tractor Show

Saturday, July 15, at Lions Park, 420 S. Birch St. Activities include breakfast, antique tractor and machinery display, tractor pull, train and hay rides, petting zoo, magic show, live music, cowboy quick draw, pedal pull, vintage baseball game, fireworks and Tractor & Truck Parade of Power. For information, visit www.watermantractorshow.com.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Saturday, July 15, during the Waterman Lions Summerfest in Lions Park. Free screening for people with diabetes or those at risk for diabetes. The screening is coordinated by the Lions Club and the Lions of Illinois Foundation.

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