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What's Happening for Dec. 9, 2017

LELAND

Christmas in the Village

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and 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.

NEWARK

Christmas Cantata

7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Helmar Lutheran Church, 11935 Lisbon Road. The Helmar Worship Choir will perform “Forever God Is With Us,” by Marty Parks. All are welcome. For information, call 815-695-5489.

PLANO

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.

Kids’ Christmas Tea

1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Event offers delicious treats, a craft to take home, books to share, and of course, tea. Kids are encouraged to dress up. For independent students in grades 1 through 5 only. Parents and younger siblings can wait in the Kids’ Library. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Sounds Fun

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Explore letter sounds and handwriting in a fun, interactive, and multi-sensory way. For ages 3 to 6, with an adult. 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.​

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.

Legos at the Library

6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Walk into a room full of Legos and Duplos and let your imagination guide you. Creations will be displayed in the Kids’ Library after the program. Open to all ages; children younger 6 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

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.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, Dec. 16 – 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.

SANDWICH

E-Waste Collection

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 recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org

Merry Movie Mondays

5:30 p.m. Mondays, Dec. 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.​

Minecraft Club

4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month ​– next, Dec. 12 – 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, Dec. 12 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.

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

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.

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.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month – next, Dec. 15 – 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.

Holiday Lock-In

6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Parents, do you need some time for Christmas shopping or gift wrapping without the kids? Children ages 5 to 14 are invited to a night of games, crafts, movies, food and more. No one older than 18 is allowed, except for library staff and volunteers. Drop off starts at 5:45 p.m. and children must be picked up by no later than 8:45 p.m. Space is limited; registration is required. Call 815-786-8308.

SHABBONA

E-Waste Collection

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 recyclemailbox@dekalbcounty.org

SHERIDAN

Friends of the Library
Rummage Sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 100 Robinson St. Items for sale include household appliances, books, clothing, electrical appliances, kitchenware, Christmas decorations and more. For more information, call the library at 815-496-2031.

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, Dec. 11, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Swedish meatballs, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

Bingo

6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sheridan American Legion Post 729, 300 W. Si Johnson Ave.

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

​The Dec. 15 special is pot roast and includes the salad bar.

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.

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, Dec. 11 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St.

Hopekeepers

10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Dec. 12 – 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.

Teen Craft

4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Dec. 12 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Sign-up required.

Bingo

12:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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.

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.

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