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What's Happening for Aug. 12, 2017

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Aug. 16 – 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.

HINCKLEY

BBQ Pork & Corn Dinner

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Dinners are for dine-in or carry-out. Donation of $12 for adults and $6 for children.

LELAND

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 16 – 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.

Social Night

7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Relax with friends, talk, play cards and visit the new Game Room for pool and video games.

MONTGOMERY

Dickson-Murst Day at the Farm

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Dickson-Murst Farm, 2550 Dickson Road. Activities include thrashing machine and corn shelling demonstrations, wagon rides pulled by antique tractors, live bluegrass music, food and live animals. The event will take place rain or shine. For information, visit theconservationfoundation.org.

PLANO

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Aug. 12 – 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 jackandceil@att.net.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 16 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. 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, Aug. 17 – 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.

Smallville Superfest Book Sale

Friday, Aug. 18 through Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held in the meeting room during regular library hours. Beginning Aug. 26 all items will be sold for $4 a bag, and VHS tapes and audio cassettes will be free.

Back to School BASH

5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Plano High School, 704 W. Abe St. Plano students in grades Pre-K through 12 and their families will gather in Reaper Stadium for Purple and White Night with football and soccer scrimmage games beginning at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy concessions, music and giveaways from community organizations. Plano students will receive a free hot dog, chips and a drink. For more information, call 630-552-3178.

Smallville Superfest

5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, in downtown Plano. The family-friendly festival commemorates the filming of the blockbuster movie, “Man of Steel.” Events include a parade, live music, children’s games, car show, flea market, a rock climbing wall, inflatables for the kids, food and several contests. For information and a schedule of events, visit smallvillesuperfest.com.

Explore Your Family History

1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Aug. 19 – 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, Aug. 20 – 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.

SANDWICH

Woodcarving Art Festival

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. The Gathering of Woodcarvers brings artists together from across the country. Admission to the public exhibition is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children. Visit gatheringofwoodcarvers.com or call 630-730-3490 for more information.

E-Waste Collection

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, Aug. 12 – 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 recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org

Chicken Barbecue and Auction

4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on the corner of Pratt Street and West Sandwich Road. Dinner includes a half chicken, baked beans, apple slaw, roll, applesauce, beverage and homemade cookies. The live auction begins at 5 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Auction items include carved birds; Cubs World Series locker room hat; autographed pictures of the Bears’ Gale Sayers, Walter Payton and Dick Butkus; other sports memorabilia; a gas grill; and homemade baked goods. Tickets cost $12 and are available from church members or by phone at 815-786-6406.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Aug. 15 – 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, Aug. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. “This is Where I Leave You,” by Jonathon Tropper will be discussed. Light refreshments provided.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 17 – 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, Aug. 17 – at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. “Digital Scrapbooking,” a video presentation by Ann Knutson, will be presented. It was first shown by APCUG at its 2016 Virtual Technology Conference. Guests welcome. For information, visit www.scug.org.

Let’s Play!

10:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month – next, Aug. 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This drop-in playgroup is geared toward babies and caregivers. No registration required.

Family Movie Afternoon

1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library for a free movie showing. Refreshments provided. All ages welcome.

Downtown Sandwich Cruise Night

5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, on Railroad Street in downtown Sandwich. Sponsored by the Sandwich Lions Club, the night will include antique and classic vehicles on display, music provided by Carousel Sound Company, plus awards and raffles. There is no admission fee. Last cruise night will be Sept. 27.

Music and Movies in the Park

6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. The Wave Runners go on stage at 6 p.m., followed by the movie “Moana” after the sun goes down at approximately 8:40 p.m. Free. The Boy Scouts will provide concessions.

IVVC’s Farmers Market

8 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month through September – next, Aug. 19 – at Indian Valley Vocational Center, 600 Lions Road. Fresh produce and products from local farmers and artisans will be available for purchase. Information: 815-786-7616

Discovery of Magic

1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Join presenter, William Pack, “The Chicago Magic Expert,” as he cracks open his magic history scrapbooks to reveal a secret world of colorful characters, amusing adventures and arcane knowledge. Program is open to all ages. Space is limited; attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

SHABBONA

DeKalb County Barn Tour

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at barn sites throughout DeKalb County. Participants will receive a map and guide book containing hand-drawn sketches of each barn and its history, style and use. Participants will drive to each location, in any order, for a guided tour of the barns. Cost is $25 per vehicle. Information and tickets: www.gliddenhomestead.org, www.daaha.org, 815-756-7904 or 815-756-8737

SHERIDAN

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Pork loin, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

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, hushpuppies and a complete salad bar for $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

​The Aug. 18 special is pulled pork, macaroni and cheese and Linda’s baked apple sauce. It includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Aug. 14 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse

11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Children age 4 and older can hear stories of the eclipse, learn about the live NASA feed on Aug. 21, and receive activity sheets, free solar glasses and snacks. Register at the Patron Services Desk.

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 16 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

Somonauk Farmers Market

3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, on DeKalb Street in downtown Somonauk. Local produce, meat, baked goods, eggs, raw honey, fair trade coffee, chocolate, jellies and jams and homemade crafts available. Information: angie@sweetseedsorganics.com.

Mystery Book Club

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 17 – 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.

Paws for Reading

4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Children in grades 1 through 6 can sign up to read to a therapy dog. Register at the Patron Services Desk.

Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales

6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Jim Gibbons will give a historical presentation on the interesting facts about Princess Diana’s life, death and the effect of her life today.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Somonauk Baptist Church, 315 E. North St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-498-2312.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every other month – next, Aug. 25 – at the Somonauk Library, 700 E. Lasalle 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.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the last Monday of each month – next, Aug. 28 – 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, Aug. 29 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Bounce Time

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

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 31 – 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, Aug. 31 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ’s and listen to stories.

Films for Tots

10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Sept. 5 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Movin’ On Cancer Support Group

5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 7 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Hopekeepers

10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Sept. 12 – at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 Green St. Support group for people coping with chronic illness or pain to find encouragement in a small group, nondenominational, Christian environment. Call Jean Lunt at 815-498-1001 for information.

Thursday Night Book Club

7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 14 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

WATERMAN

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of even months – next, Aug. 26 – 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 recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org.

YORKVILLE

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