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What's Happening for Oct. 14, 2017

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Oct. 18 – 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.

LELAND

Fall Brat Fest

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Brats, sauerkraut, onions, beans and coleslaw will be served. Cost is $5 for one brat, $7 for two. The game room is open. Come for a meal or stay all day.

Open House & Pancake Breakfast

7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Leland Fire Department, 145 E. Railroad Drive. A free-will donation pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Open House events include Fire Prevention Week information, the Fire Safety House, a membership drive for volunteers, the REACT Helicopter and MD1 mobile doctor (if available) and kids’ games.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 18 – 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, Oct. 18, at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Relax with friends, talk, play cards, and visit he new Game Room for pool and video games.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road. Dinner includes a choice of three entrées (fish, chicken or beef), soup or salad, dinner rolls, vegetables, dessert and nonalcoholic drink. Cost is $20. A lower cost salad entrée can be purchased for $12. The speaker will be Judge Margaret A. “Meg” Ryan, of the U.S. Military Court of Appeals. She will speak on “Justice in the Military Legal System.” She will discuss several landmark cases that have changed the course of military conduct and law.

NEWARK

Charlie’s Fall Fling

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Meadowlands Farm, 1320 County Line Road. Charles B. Phillips Library fundraiser will include old-fashioned games, fall crafts, corn maze, juggling performances from Dr. Gesundheit, free popcorn, performance by Sweet Tea & Spurs, hay rides and more. Admission fee is $5 and food will be available at an additional cost starting at 11 a.m.

NORWAY

Sons of Norway Lodge
45th Anniversary

Noon Sunday, Oct. 15, at Pitstick Pavilion, 3401 IL Route 23 in Ottawa. Festivities will begin at noon with a social hour (cash bar), then dinner at 1 p.m. followed by entertainment and guest speakers. All charter members who respond in advance will be gifted a $25 ticket to the event. To purchase tickets, call Rich Gunderson at 815-792-8506.

PLANO

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Oct. 14 – 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.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, Oct. 15 – at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Sons of the American Legion serves the all-you-can-eat meal featuring scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, pancakes and omelets. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 11 and younger.

Quarter Auction

2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Attendees can purchase a bid paddle for $5 or three for $10. First bid called at 3 p.m. Players are encouraged to pre-shop the participating businesses and bring at least one to two rolls of quarters to bid with. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar. The event supports the Plano American Legion Auxiliary’s Honor Our Troops care package drive. For details, search “Quarter Auction” on Facebook and RSVP to attend.

Messy Munchkins

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Little ones can squish and smush their way to the benefits of messy play. Children can enjoy as many of the activities as they’d like and stay for as little as 10 minutes or the full 45 minutes. Come dressed for fun. For ages 0 to 5 with a grown-up. Older siblings can wait in the Kids’ Library during the program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

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.​

Legos at the Library

6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Open to all ages; children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 18 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome.

SANDWICH

E-Waste Collection

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, Oct. 14 – 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

Spooky Sandwich: Featuring Midwest Ghost Society

1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The Midwest Ghost Society will visit the library to share some explorations and experiences with local Sandwich haunts. No registration required. Light refreshments will be available.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Oct. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

Teen Advisory Group

5 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Oct. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. TAG allows teens to plan programs and find new books or graphic novels for their use.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Oct. 17 – 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.

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

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.

SHERIDAN

UFO (Unfinished Objects)
Crafting Group

10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For adults. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Ping Pong Ghost Lights

3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For ages 5 to 10. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Oct. 17 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Afternoon Movie

2 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month – next, Oct. 17 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. “The Zoo Keepers Wife,” rated PG-13, will be shown. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Author Visit

7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. Chicago columnist and author Bull Garlington will appear. All ages welcome. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Preschool Playgroup

11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

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 Oct. 20 special is goulash and garlic bread, including the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Hometown Harvest Celebration

1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Heartland Bank parking lot, 128 S. Depot St. Free events include fire truck rides, wagon rides, the Resource Bank Conference Bike, a doughnut-eating contest, bounce houses, face painting, games and a visit from the Paw Patrol. There will be an Antique and Working Truck and Tractor Show, a local author fair, an open house at the fire department, a blood drive and raffle baskets. Food will be available. For information, call Village Hall at 815-498-3500.

Our Sharing Pantry

4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Oct. 16 – 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.

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 18 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

YORKVILLE

Yorkville Big Band

7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Yorkville American Legion Hall, 9054 E. Veterans Parkway. Everyone is invited. A dance lesson with Patricia Ray will start at 6 p.m. and be followed by the 21-piece Yorkville Big Band.

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