Hinckley Farmers Market
9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through September in the Brown Pub parking lot, 200 Somonauk Road. Fresh produce from Bountiful Blessings Farm will be available for purchase. Information: 320-217-9253
7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 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.
7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Aug. 30 – at American Legion Post 570, 168N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.
1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Norway Community Center, 3676 E. 2603rd Road, Sheridan. Presenter Dave Johnson has been a genealogy enthusiast for nearly 50 years and board president of the Norsk Museum for the past six years. He has authored a book titled “Norwegian Immigration to LaSalle County and Beyond,” as well as assisted with the publishing of the collector’s edition on “The Sloopers,” which came out in 2015. For information, visit www.norskmuseum.org.
Smallville Superfest Book Sale
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.
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.
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.
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, Aug. 24 – 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.
6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Aug. 24 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.
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
Sandwich Park District’s
9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 9 at James Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. Fresh produce, jewelry, woodworking items ad artisan crafts will be available for purchase. Information: 815-786-8044
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.
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.
Job Search Online
7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Join presenter and professional employment skills adviser Amanda Munoz to learn how to navigate the internet and search for the right job.
Help for Seniors and People
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month – next, Aug. 23 – 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.
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.
The Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St., will be closed Friday, Aug. 25, for a technology upgrade. The building will be open to the public for the blood drive.
Sunday at Sandwich
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger enter free. Free parking, multiple vendors, ATM available. No pets allowed. Next event: Oct. 8. For more information, visit www.sundayatsandwichantiques.com.
Radium Girls of Ottawa
7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Author and historian Heinz Suppan will discuss how the seemingly prosperous “radium cure” rapidly evolved into tragedy and how this occurrence drastically impacted local communities. Copies of Heinz Suppan’s book, “Marking Time: The Radium Girls of Ottawa,” will be available for purchase (cash or check only).
“Radium City” Documentary
1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Learn about the history of the Radium Girls. Documentary length is 1 hour, 45 minutes. Refreshments will be provided. No registration needed.
Teen Movie Night
5 p.m. the last Thursday of each month –ánext, Aug. 31 – 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.
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 $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.
The Aug. 25 special is chicken breast and alfredo noodles. It includes the salad bar.
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.
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.
Our Sharing Pantry
4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Aug. 21 – 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For knitting and crocheting. Beginners class on the first Friday of the month.
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 email@example.com.