What's Happening

What's Happening for Aug. 26, 2017

HINCKLEY

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

LELAND

Movie Night

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.

PLANO

ABATE Meeting

5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Topics to be discussed include nominations for officers, the Train Run on Nov. 4, group rides and the Summer Book Run Post Party on Oct. 7. For information, call 630-552-3828.

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.​

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.

American Legion Auxiliary
Membership Meeting

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

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. toánoon the second Saturday of each month –ánext, Sept. 9 – 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.

SANDWICH

Sandwich Park District’s
Farmers Market

9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Sept. 9 at James Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. Fresh produce, jewelry, woodworking items ad artisanal crafts will be available for purchase. Information: 815-786-8044

VFW Pig Roast

4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at VFW Post 1486, 713 S. Main St. The dinner includes pork, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, cornbread and dessert. Desserts will furnished by the VFW Auxiliary. Tickets cost $12 each and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Carry-outs available. The dinner is open to the public. All proceeds will be used for various veteran projects.

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.

“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.

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.

ALR Meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Agenda items include American Pride Ride, group rides and upcoming events. Meetings are open. For details, call Linda at 630-552-3828.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first Friday of each month – next, Sept. 1 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Children ages 6 to 24 months can sing songs, play fun bouncing games and read stories.

IVVC’s Farmers Market

8 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month through September – next, Sept. 2 – 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

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month –ánext, Sept. 5 – 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, Sept. 5 – 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, Sept. 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will create wood coasters. 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.

Sandwich Fair

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. General admission is $9; children age 6 to 12 admission is $6; children age 5 and younger get in free. Season pass and admission specials available. www.sandwichfair.com

E-Waste Collection

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, Sept. 9 – 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

Preschool Story Time

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays – starting Sept. 12 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For children ages 3 to 5.​

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 $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Grilled chicken, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

Friend Meet & Greet

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Robert Rowe Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. Learn more about the Friends of the Library Group. Hot dogs, chips and dessert provided. There will be a face-painter, story time for children and raffles including a “Night in Ottawa” prize of dinner at the Lone Buffalo and a movie.

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.

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.

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, Aug. 30 – 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, 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.

Loop Group

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.

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.

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Sept. 11 – 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.

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.

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