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.
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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.”
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.
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.
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. 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.
Ice Rink Installation
9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. The Sandwich Park District and the City of Sandwich needs help installing the boards and fencing of the ice rink and then the liner. The initial water fill will be monitored by the Sandwich Fire Department and staff and volunteers will assist them. For questions or to volunteer, call the Park District at 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help for Seniors and People
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.
The Sandwich Public Library District will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 23.
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. For more information, call 815-498-4592.
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.
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.
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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.
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 email@example.com
UFO (Unfinished Objects)
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.
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.
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
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.
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. There will be no meal on Nov. 24. Happy Thanksgiving.
Piano Concert Service
9:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Fox River Lutheran Church, 2875 E. US 52. Matt Wilder from the musical group Adam’s Road Ministry will play the piano and share his testimony about his struggles breaking away from the Mormon Church. All are welcome. www.foxriverlutheran.org
Advent & Christmas
Decoration Making Party
10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. Free event for the community. There will be Advent wreaths, Christmas ornaments and small decorations. The crafts will be tailored for different ability levels: preschoolers, school-age children and teens, and adults.
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.
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.
Our Sharing Pantry
4 to 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Nov. 20 – 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. For information, call 815-498-2742.
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.
12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St.
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.
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.