What's Happening

What's Happening for July 22, 2017

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, July 26 – at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.

PLANO

Dog Days of Summer

2 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Sit with a certified therapy dog and practice reading aloud. Bring a book along or choose one at the library. Register for a 15-minute time slot. For independent students entering grades 1 through 9 only. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Music & Movement

6 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 24, and 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Kids can use simple musical instruments, play with a parachute and more. For children 0 to 5 only, with a grown-up. 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.​

Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, July 27 – 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 Movie for Kids

1 to 2:55 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “The BFG,” 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.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, July 27 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

Dog Days of Summer

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Sit with a certified therapy dog and practice reading aloud. Bring a book along or choose one at the library. Register for a 15-minute time slot. For independent students entering grades 1 through 9 only. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

American Legion Auxiliary
Membership Meeting

6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 2 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. For information, call Yvonne at 630-332-4122.

SANDWICH

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.

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, July 25, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 340 W. Arnold Road. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-786-9266.

Creative Yarns

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.

Supply Swap

7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Exchange craft supplies with other community members. No registration needed.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month – next, July 26 – 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.

Bunco

12:45 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Sandwich Park District, 1001 N. Latham St. Cost is $5 for residents, $7 for non-residents. Snacks and prizes included.

Throwback Thursdays

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.

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.

Teen Movie Night

5 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, July 27 – 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, July 27 – 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, July 27, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Agenda items include group rides, welcome home celebrations, veterans’ events and more. Meetings are open. For details, call Linda at 630-552-3828.

Family Movie Afternoon

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

Indian Valley Theatre Production Auditions

1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 30, and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 31, in the community room of the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. The auditions will be for Indian Valley Theatre’s production of “Love, Lies and the Doctor’s Dilemma,” directed by Christine Johnson. Be prepared for a cold reading from the script. For information, call 815-593-0114.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 1 – 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, Aug. 1 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For third through fifth graders.

Adult Craft Night

7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 1 – 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.

SHABBONA

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of odd months – next, July 22 – 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

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every other month – next, July 26 – at the Sheridan Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. 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.

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 28 special is Italian beef sandwich and choice of house potatoes or french fries. It 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.

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.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, July 25 – 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, July 26 – 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, July 27 – 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, July 27 – 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.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the last Monday of each month – next, July 31 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Beginners and experienced welcome. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

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