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What's Happening

What's Happening for Sept. 9, 2017

DeKALB

DeKalb County Retired Teachers’ Association

11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. The guest speaker will be dietitian Lisa Brandt from Hy-Vee who will talk about cooking healthy. Invite a fellow retired teacher to the buffet-style lunch in the dining room. Call Dick Stipher at 815-895-6752 by Sept. 7 to let him know how many are attending.

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

PLANO

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, 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.

Independent Storytime
for 3’s, 4’s and 5’s

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. or 1 to 1:40 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 2, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 3- to 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 3, 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.

Independent Storytime
for 4’s and 5’s

1 to 1:40 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 3, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 4- and 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Pizza & Pages

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, and Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For students entering grades 3-5. The group will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. 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.​

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 4, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. This lap sit storytime features action rhymes, finger plays, songs, movement activities, a simple story and parent-child reading time. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Mothers Offering Mutual
Support (MOMS)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, Sept. 14 – 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.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 14 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

Explore Your Family History

1 to 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Sept. 16 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Both experienced and new genealogy researchers can participate in the group.

Ninth Annual Jason’s Hogfan Party

4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Fundraiser for leukemia and lymphoma research features a trivia night, raffles, food, drinks and a homemade dessert table. Jason Gould, a resident of Elburn and Oswego, died in January 2006 from a viral-related complication of leukemia. For more about his story, visit friendsofjasongould.com. For event information, contact Sandy Gould at 630-267-6374 or Rainbowday85@aol.com.

SANDWICH

Dave DiNaso’s Traveling
World of Reptiles

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Dave DiNaso and his band of reptilian friends are coming to the library for a fun presentation. Sign up at the library.

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

Don’t Tell The Pigeon
About The Party … Again

6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Help us celebrate the start of Story Time with a special Mo Willems-themed party. For ages 3 and older.

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.​

Minecraft Club

4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month ​– next, Sept. 12 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 5 and older.

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.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month ​– next, Sept. 12 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Sept. 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – Sept. 13 – at Fox Valley Older Adults Services, 1406 Suydam 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

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.

Lego Club

5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Sept. 14 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Children ages 5 and older can build with a team or alone. Lego donations are welcome, but leave your personal collection at home.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month – next, Sept. 15 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This story time is for children ages 6 to 13 months. Call or stop in to register.

IVVC’s Farmers Market

8 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month through September – next, Sept. 16 – 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

SHERIDAN

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.

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 Sept. 15 special is scalloped potatoes and ham with mixed vegetables. It includes the salad bar.

Dungeons & Dragons

10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Robert Rowe Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. Program for young adults.

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.

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.

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.

Bingo

12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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.

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