What's Happening

What's Happening for Dec. 16, 2017

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Dec. 20 – 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, 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.

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 27 – 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. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, hash browns and biscuits and gravy. For information, call 815-786-4106.

NEWARK

PJ Storytime

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Change into your pajamas and head to the library for stories about different holidays, music, and milk and cookies. Registration required; call 815-695-5851.

Kids’ Holiday Craft

4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Stop by library after school to create a festive gingerbread house craft. Registration required; call 815-695-5851.

Christmas at Marshall Fields

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Leslie Goddard’s illustrated lecture traces the store’s beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays, the toy department, Cozy Cloud cottage, and the Christmas catalog. See family photos with Santa Claus over the years and peek behind-the-scenes at the employee party. And of course, meet Uncle Mistletoe and his family.

Hand & Foot Canasta

1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Learn how to play and enjoy the afternoon playing with other card lovers.

NORWAY

Christmas Time in Norway

1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Norway Community Building on Route 71. Join the Cleng Peerson Lodge for a “Norway Christmas.” Learn about some of the Christmas customs in Norway. Bring your favorite dish to pass or dessert. There will be no gift exchange or tree trimming. Member’s volunteer hours are due at the meeting. There will be an election for 2018 officers. For information, call Charleen Seville at 815-498-2438.  

PLANO

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, Dec. 17 – 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.

New Life for Old Bags

10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 16, 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.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 20 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 21 – 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.

Christmas Eve Candlelight
Worship Service

8 and 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, at United Methodist Church of Plano, 219 N. Hale St. For information, call 630-552-3700.

SANDWICH

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.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Dec. 18 – 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, Dec. 18 – 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.

Merry Movie Mondays

5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 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.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Dec. 19 – 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.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 20 – 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, Dec. 21 – 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, Dec. 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For grades 9 through 12.

Sandwich Computer Users Group

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 21 – 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.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Dec. 22 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

Christmas Eve services

10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, at United Church of Sandwich, 512 Lions Road. For information, call 815-786-9243.

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.

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Dec. 19 – 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, Dec. 19 – 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.

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 Dec. 22 special is Cornish hen, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and a vegetable and includes the salad bar. Cost is $11.

SOMONAUK

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 20 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

Mystery Book Club

7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 21 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, at Somonauk United Presbyterian Church, 14030 Chicago Road. For more information, call 815-627-9626.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, Dec. 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Teen Activity

4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month – next, Dec. 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Sign-up required.

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.

Bounce Time

10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Dec. 27 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For babies ages 6 to 24 months. Registration required.

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Dec. 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Cookies and milk will be served at this event for all ages.

WATERMAN

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.

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