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What's Happening for Nov. 11, 2017

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EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Nov. 15 – 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

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 15 – 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.

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 29 – 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, Nov. 26 – 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

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Nov. 21, 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 Charles C. Jett. He will discuss his new book "Super Nuke! A Memoir about life as a Nuclear Submariner and the Contributions of a Super Nuke – the USS RAY (SSN-653) Toward Winning the Cold War."

NEWARK

NORWAY

Norwegian Smorgasbord

4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Norway Community Building on Route 71. Two seatings. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $7 for ages 10 and younger. Tickets sold in advance only. Carry-outs available. Proceeds benefit the Norsk Museum Building Fund. Call 815-343-5070 for tickets.

PLANO

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, Nov. 11 – 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.

Veterans Day Dinner

5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Menu includes roast pork loin, stuffed chicken breast, seasoned mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and coffee. Guest speaker is Petty Officer 1st Class Ken B. Ridgeway. Cost is $15 adults, $12 seniors, $5 age 8 and younger. All veterans and active military personnel eat for free. Call 630-552-8313 for reservations.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.

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 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 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.

Independent Storytime for 4's and 5's

1 to 1:40 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays 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.

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 through Nov. 15, 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.

Wednesday Night Book Group

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

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.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays 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.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 16 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Illinois workNet Center will provide one-on-one assistance for job search and resumes. No registration required.

Turkey Supper

5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Plano United Methodist Church, Hale and Clark streets. Menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry salad, green beans, dinner roll and pumpkin pie. Carry-outs available. Free-will donations will benefit the Kendall County Community Food Pantry and Plano Ministerial Association. Call 630-552-3700 or Cindy at 630-552-1191 for reservations.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, Nov. 19 – 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.

Movie Matinee

1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. "The Eagle Huntress," rated G, will be shown. The true story of a 13-year-old girl who becomes her family's first female Eagle hunter in generations. Subtitles.

Music & Movement

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Children will use simple musical instruments, play with a parachute, and more For children 0 to 5 only, with a grown-up. Older siblings can wait in the Kids' Library during the program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

American Legion Auxiliary Membership Meeting

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

Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS)

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

Writers' Group

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

SANDWICH

Christmas In The Country Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Sandwich High School, Lynn Haskin Grade School and the Sandwich Middle School, 720 S. Wells St. There will be 150 crafters. Admission is $3 (proceeds benefit the Sandwich School Music Association) and a stamped hand will allow you into each building. No strollers and no smoking allowed in any building. Lunch will be available in the high school and middle school and the instant door prize drawing will be in the middle school.

E-Waste Collection

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, Nov. 11 – 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

The Journey to “Mollie’s War”

1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Cyndee Shaffer will share the experiences of her mother’s time in the women’s army during WWII based off of 350 letters between her mother and her aunt. No registration required.

Gertrude Rompf Veterans Dinner

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Open to all Sandwich VFW and Auxiliary members and guests, all Sandwich American Legion and Auxiliary members and guests, as well as veterans in the Sandwich voting district and their guests. RSVP required by Nov. 4 to attend. Call Sally at 815-786-8171 or Ginger at 815-786-8152.

Indian Valley Community Band

6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays in the Sandwich Middle School band room, 600 S. Wells St. This community band is made up of anyone who has ever played an instrument. Stop in to see what rehearsal is like. For information, call 815-786-6752 and leave a message or visit the Facebook page.

Preschool Story Time

10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays 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, Nov. 14 – 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, Nov. 14 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 15 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 15 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.

Alzheimer's Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 16 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Bookends Book Club

5 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 16 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For grades 9 through 12.

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.

Sandwich Computer Users Group

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 16 – at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. “Social Media for the Non-Tweeter” will be presented by Pam Holland, president of TechMoxie. Guests welcome. November’s meeting will be the final meeting in 2017 open to visitors, as December’s meeting is a member-only potluck and gift exchange. For information, visit www.scug.org.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month – next, Nov. 17 – 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.

Graffiti Glow Party

6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the Sandwich Park District, 1001 N. Latham St. Get under the black light and shine. Kids will receive a white T-shirt and have friends sign and draw graffiti on it. Music, drinks, snacks, highlighters, face paint and glow jewelry will be provided. Cost is $10. For information, call 815-786-8044.

Thanksgiving Make & Take

2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library to make Thanksgiving-themed crafts. No registration required.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Nov. 20 – 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, Nov. 20 – 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.

Fair City Quilters

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Merrie Woodward will show some of her helpful tips and tricks for quilting. Anyone interested in quilts or quilting is welcome.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Nov. 21 – 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.

Hedda! A Musical Conversation

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Jillan Gabrielle will perform in this special one-woman musical on the iconic Hollywood gossip columnist, actress and political pundit Hedda Hopper. No registration required.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month – next, Nov. 22 – 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.

Thanksgiving Closing

The Sandwich Public Library District will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 23.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Nov. 24 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Doctor Who-A-Thon

10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library for a day of fun, games and a Doctor Who marathon. For ages 13 to 18. No registration required.

Indian Valley Community Band Holiday Concert

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Free. Nonperishable food items or monetary donations will be accepted at the door for the Lions Club Franklin Mall Project Christmas Food Drive. Punch and cookies served after the concert. For information, call 815-786-6752.

Fourth Tuesday Community Feast

4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Salem Lutheran Church, 1022 N. Main St. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-786-9308.

Teen Movie Night

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

Afterschool Hang Outs

4 p.m. the first Monday of each month – next, Dec. 4 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Do homework together, eat some snacks, and just hang out. For grades 9 through 12.

The Reading Pros

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Dec. 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, Dec. 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will make watercolor paper leaf and branch mobiles. 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.

Books & Beyond

4 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 7 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This book club is geared toward children in grades 6 through 8.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – Dec. 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

Lego Club

5 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 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.

The Allegro Ballet of Oswego's "A Nutcracker Fantasy"

7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $18-$20 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

Ashley Lewis

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $28-$32 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

Ethan Bell Band

7 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $15-$18 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

Thomas Pandolfi – Into the Night with Gershwin

3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $18-$20 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

Andrew Collins Trio

7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $18-$20 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

SERENA

Kumla Supper

4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Serena High School cafeteria, 2283 N. 3812nd Road. Sponsored by Serena United Methodist Church. Tickets cost $9 and are available at the door. Preschoolers eat free.

Blood Drive

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at Serena High School, 2283 N. 3812nd Road Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

SHABBONA

124th Annual Turkey Dinner

4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Shabbona United Church of Christ, 104 E. Navaho St. The buffet-style dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children age 4 and younger. Carry-outs cost $12 and can be picked up between 4 and 6 p.m. A bazaar featuring baked goods and crafts will be held.

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of odd months – next, Nov. 25 – at 206 S. Blackhawk Road. 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

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.

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Deep-fried turkey, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

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, hushpuppies and a complete salad bar for $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380.

​The Nov. 17 special is liver and onions, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans and includes the salad bar.

​There will be no meal on Nov. 24. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Nov. 21 – 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, Nov. 21 – 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.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every other month – next, Nov. 22 – at the Sheridan Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. 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.

Mendota Area Senior Services Representative

1 to 3 p.m. the last Wednesday of every month – next, Nov. 29 – 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.

Blood Drive

3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Sheridan Fire Department, 405 N. Bushnell St. Make an appointment at redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

SOMONAUK

Book and Bake Sale

10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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, Nov. 13 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Hopekeepers

10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Nov. 14 – 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.

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 15 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

Spaghetti Supper

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Union Congregational Church, 305 S. Gage St. Menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, dessert and beverages. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 kids age 4 to 10. The meal is free for ages 3 and younger. Tickets available at the church office or at the door.

Our Sharing Pantry

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Nov. 20 – 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.

'Pana: the Crossroads of Crisis'

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Author Heinz-Dietrich Suppan will discuss the growth of the labor unions during the 20th century, the major strikes and the Haymarket Riot. For information, call 815-498-2440 or visit somonauklibrary.org.

Mystery Book Club

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 16 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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.

The Hindenburg

6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Historian Jim Gibbons will share facts, pictures and interesting points about this tragic accident. For information, call 815-498-2440 or visit somonauklibrary.org.

Community Thanksgiving Service

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. Pastors from five Somonauk churches will participate. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 815-498-3667.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the last Monday of each month – next, Nov. 27 – 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, Nov. 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Bounce Time

10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Nov. 29 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For babies ages 6 to 24 months. Registration required.

'Gone With the Wind'

2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Come for the movie, refreshments and discussion. For information, call 815-498-2440 or visit somonauklibrary.org.

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Nov. 30 – 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, Nov. 30 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ's and listen to stories.

Films for Tots

10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Dec. 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, Dec. 7 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Thursday Night Book Club

7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 14 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

10 a.m. to noon the fourth Wednesday of every other month – next, Dec. 27 – 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.

WATERMAN

Waterman Lions Club Gobbler Gallop 5K

9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Clinton Township Community Building, 160 W. Lincoln Highway. Pre-registration fee is $25. Packet pick-up and same-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Same-day registration is $30 and T-shirts will be given while supplies last. For information, visit gobblergallop5k.com.

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of even months – next, Dec. 23 – 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.

YORKVILLE

Veterans Appreciation Program

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at Chapel on the Green, 107 W. Center St. Those sharing their experiences include: Jerry Sperry, John Patterson, Henry Cryder, David Ralston, William (Bill) Bijou and Scott Carter. For more information, call Carol at 630-608-7909.

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