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What's Happening for Oct. 21, 2017

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 25 – at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.

MILLBROOK

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, Oct. 22 – at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. Each month includes a speaker who presents on topics of interest to the community. Past topics have included taxes, senior citizen programs, political perspectives and conservation issues. Admission is free. This will be the last Men’s Breakfast until the fall. For information, call 815-786-4106.

MILLINGTON

Fall Rummage Sale

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Millington United Methodist Church, 200 Orleans St. Lunch will be available for purchase during the sale. For information, call 815-695-5384, 815-695-5724 or 815-695-5656.

PLANO

Rock Painting – Family Event

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Painting event held in collaboration with “Plano Area Rocks” Facebook group. Bring your own rocks, paint and brushes will be provided. Attendees can hide the rocks around town and choose to post clues on the Facebook page for others to find them. Registration required; call 630-552-2025.

Euchre Tournament

4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the gym at St. Mary School, 817 N. Center St. Event is hosted by the St. Mary’s Council of Catholic Women. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 5 p.m. Refreshments available. For questions, call Chris at 630-552-9274 (afternoons).

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, Oct. 23 through Nov. 13, 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

6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 23 through Nov. 13, or 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 24 through Nov. 14, 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.

Planning for Life’s Surprises

6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Attorney Rick Law of Law ElderLaw will discuss retirement tax savings, planning ahead for nursing home costs, and reducing taxes and debt in retirement. Registration required. Call 630-552-2030, stop by the library or email jvalentine@planolibrary.info.

Independent Storytime
for 4’s and 5’s

1 to 1:40 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 24 through Nov. 14, 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.

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.

Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month – next, Oct. 26 – 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.​

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 26 through Nov. 16, 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.

Writers’ Group

6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month – next, Oct. 26 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Adults and high school students are invited to share their work with other writers.

SANDWICH

Basement Sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Proceeds benefit Open Door. For questions, call the church at 815-786-8595 between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday.

Fall Rummage Sale

9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at the United Church of Sandwich, 512 E. Lions Road. The sale, sponsored by the United Methodist Women, will include clean clothing, furniture, books, home decor, glassware, jewelry, seasonal items and more. There also will be a bake sale. For information, call 815-786-9243.

Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Sandwich American Legion Post 181, 713 S. Main St. To make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Library Spooktacular!

Noon Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Families can enjoy spooky pictures at a photo booth, a creepy craft, pumpkin painting and more. Those who plan on pumpkin painting, should bring their own pumpkin. All other materials are included. No registration required.

Sandwich High School Fall Play

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Sandwich High School, 515 Lions Road. “Parfumerie” will be performed. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at www.sandwichdrama.com or at the door.

“Love, Lies and the Doctor’s Dilemma”

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. An Indian Valley Theatre production. Tickets cost $15 in advance and $18 at the door and can be purchased online at indianvalleytheatre.com or at the Opera House Box Office. For information, visit www.indianvalleytheatre.com.

Halloween Make & Take

2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Kids can make Halloween-themed crafts and take them home. No registration required.

Minecraft Club

4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month ​– next, Oct. 24 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 5 and older.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-786-8595.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month – next, Oct. 25 – 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.

Teen Movie Night

6:30 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Oct. 26 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Refreshments provided. For ages 13 to 18.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Oct. 27 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

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.

Mendota Area Senior Services Representative

1 to 3 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month – next, Oct. 25 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. Free help with Medicare and Medicaid issues. 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.

Rummage sale

Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28, at the American Legion, 300 E. Si Johnson Ave. Hosted by Sheridan United Methodist Women. Adult and child clothing and household items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 26. Computers and televisions will not be accepted. A bake sale will be held Oct. 26 and 27. For information, call 815-343-3117 or 815-252-9317.

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. Carryouts are available by calling 815-496-2380.

​The Oct. 27 special is beef stew and biscuits. It includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every other month – next, Oct. 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.

Bounce Time

10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Oct. 25 – 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, Oct. 26 – 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, Oct. 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ’s and listen to stories.

WATERMAN

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of even months – next, Oct. 21 – 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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