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.
Cookie Walk and Bake Sale
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 324 W. McKinley Ave. Homemade cookies, candy and other baked goods will be sold for $8 per pound. There also will be a Grandma’s Attic of gift items and a raffle. For questions, call the church at 815-286-3391.
Community tree decorating
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Lions Club pavilion, 165 E. Railroad St. For information, call Kim Pollock at 815-495-2015 or Lee Sampson at 815-790-0029.
Christmas in the Village
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 10, on Main Street. Hear caroling from local talent and visit stores and restaurants. Donations of nonperishable items to support Leland’s food pantry will be collected. Maps and donation boxes will be available at all locations. For information, call Kim Pollock at 815-495-2015 or Lee Sampson at 815-790-0029.
Santa’s Coming to Town
4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Lions Club pavilion, 165 E. Railroad St. The event features hot cocoa, snacks, story time and ornament making. For information, call Kim Pollock at 815-495-2015 or Lee Sampson at 815-790-0029.MILLBR
Plano Rockin’ Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 3, in Plano. The annual event continues with coffee with the aldermen at the train depot from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday and delivery of food boxes on Sunday at Centennial School.
Plano High School Madrigals
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, in the Plano High School Cafeteria, 704 W. Abe St. Dinner includes grilled chicken, roast pork chop, potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, salad, dessert, wassail and coffee. Tickets: $20 for ages 7 and older, free for ages 6 and younger. Tickets sold at showtix4u.com. Search “Plano” to find the event. For information, email email@example.com.
Pizza & Pages
4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, and Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For students in grades 6-9. The group will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. 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.
1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the St. Mary School gym, 817 N. Center St. This event is for seniors age 55 and older. Park in the south lot.
American Legion Auxiliary
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.
Cookie and Candy Walk
8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at United Methodist Church of Plano, 219 N. Hale St. Donations are $7 per pound and containers will be provided. For information, call the church office at 630-552-3700 or Arlene at 630-552-7765.
“A Mostly Minnesota Christmas”
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. A holiday comedy presented by Indian Valley Theatre. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For information, visit indianvalleytheatre.com.
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.
Merry Movie Mondays
5:30 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Families are invited to enjoy a classic holiday themed movie. Refreshments provided. 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.
Cornerstone Church Food Pantry
12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Dec. 5 – 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.
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.
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.
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 constellation jars. 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.
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.
It’s Beginning to Look
a Lot Like Christmas
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Enjoy Christmas treats, ornament-making crafts, a holiday concert performed by the Sandwich High School Band, and a certain jolly-faced man in red.
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month – next, Dec. 9 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of odd months – next, Dec. 23 – 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.
6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sheridan American Legion Post 729, 300 W. Si Johnson Ave.
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 Dec. 8 special is chicken pot pie and includes the salad bar.
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.
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.
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.
12:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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.
6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Master puppeteer Dave Herzog, with his hand-carved marionettes, will perform a fun, holiday program for children of all ages. No registration required.
Waterman House Walk
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Five homes will be dressed up for the holidays and offer refreshments. Advance tickets cost $12 and are available at Simply IRZSTBL or by contacting 815-517-8071 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Each ticket holder will receive complimentary wine samplings from Waterman Winery. Day-of tickets cost $15 and will be available at the Clinton Township Community Building where there will be a vendor fair and crafts for children. Horse and wagon rides will be offered from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Waterman Presbyterian Church.
Christmas on the Farm
1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, at the Lyon Farm, Route 71. The Kendall County Historical Society will host this event that includes a visit with Santa Claus, make-and-take children’s crafts, cocoa and cookies. Admission is $4; children age 2 and younger attend for free.