What's Happening

What's Happening for Nov. 25, 2017

BIG ROCK

Cookie Walk

6 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 8, at English Congregational United Church of Christ, 301 Rhodes Ave. There will be an assortment of home-baked cookies, sweet breads and candies. Cookies will be sold for $7 per pound. Candies and breads will be priced separately.

LELAND

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.

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 20 – 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.

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.

PLANO

Movie Matinée

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.

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.​

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.

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.

Visit with Santa

5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Part the Plano Rockin’ Christmas Festivities. Bring a camera. Numbers will be distributed to hold your place in line, but the wait may be long.

SANDWICH

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

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. 28 – 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, 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.

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.

Ted Talks Tuesday

7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Attendees will watch a Ted Talks video and discuss the subject afterwards. Light refreshments provided. No registration required.

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, Nov. 30 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Refreshments provided. For ages 13 to 18.

ALR Meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Agenda items include upcoming events and welcome home celebrations. Elections for 2018 will take place. Meetings are open. For details, call Bob at 815-786-8334.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month – next, Dec. 1 – 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.

DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Participants required to bring their own blank sweater. All other materials provided. Program is for ages 16 and older. Registration is required.

Living Nativity

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pratt and West Sandwich roads. Inside seating also will be available.

SERENA

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).

Pancake and Sausage Supper

5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Serena High School Cafeteria, 2283 N 3812nd Road. Hosted by the Serena Lions Club. Donation is $6 per person and free for preschool-age children. Money will support services for the hearing and vision impaired, and other community projects

SHABBONA

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

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

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, 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the fourth 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.

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.

Teen Activity

4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month – next, Nov. 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Sign-up required.

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.

Bingo

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

“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.

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