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What's Happening for Feb. 17, 2018

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Feb. 21 – at the Earlville Library, 205 W. Winthrop St. Mary McCarver 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, Feb. 21 – at the Adams Township Building, 300 S. Mill Road. Mary McCarver 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.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Feb. 20, 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 Jack Altschuler. He will present “Money, Politics & Democracy: You Aren’t Getting What You Want.”

NEWARK

33rd Annual Kumla Supper

Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Newark Fire Station. There will be four seating times, 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Tickets are presale only. Cost is $13 for adults and $5 for children ages 8 and younger. Carry-outs available for 50 cents more. Purchase tickets at Heartland Bank in Newark or by mail at Fern Dell, P.O. Box 254, Newark, IL 60541. Include a check and preferred eating time. A silent auction will be held. Information: Van at 815-695-5656 or ferndell.org

Storytime

10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Dance, sing, listen to stories, and create a different themed craft. Registration required.

PLANO

Reading Rocks – Rock Painting

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. All ages are encouraged to show the library love by painting a library-, reading- or book-themed rock in collaboration with “Plano Area Rocks.” The first person who finds and posts one of the rocks on the Plano Area Rocks Facebook page will win a rock painting starter kit. Paint and brushes provided. Bring your own rocks. Call 630-552-2025 to register. Children younger than 8 must be with an adult.

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday of the month – next, Feb. 18 – 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.

Independent Storytime for 3’s, 4’s and 5’s

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. or 1 to 1:40 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 19 through March 12, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 3- to 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Me & My Grown-Up Storytime

6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 19 through March 5, and 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20 through March 13, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For 3- and 4-year-olds with their grown-up. Features simple stories, rhymes, movement activities, songs and art experiences. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Independent Storytime for 4’s and 5’s

1 to 1:40 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20 through March 13, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 4- and 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features simple stories, music, movement activities and a simple craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21 through March 14, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For babies to age 3 accompanied by an adult. This lap sit storytime features action rhymes, finger plays, songs, movement activities, a simple story and parent-child reading time. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 21 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

SANDWICH

Ashley Lewis

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $28-$32 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

Documonday

1 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month – next, Feb. 19 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Films vary in subject matter. Requests accepted. No registration required.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Feb. 19 – 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, Feb. 19 – 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.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Feb. 20 – 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.

Résumé & Job Interview Two-Part Workshop

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20 and 27, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Hone your résumé and job interview skills with professional Bob Schlacks in this two-part workshop. Feb. 20 covers résumé prep and Feb. 27 covers interview basics. No registration is required.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Feb. 22 – at the Wildwood Community Center. Mary McCarver 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.

ALR Meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Learn about the American Legion Riders from Sandwich Post 181. Agenda items include Bowl for Vets, group rides and calendar of events. For information, call Bob at 815-786-8334.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Feb. 23 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

SHERIDAN

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Feb. 20 – 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, Feb. 20 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. “Gifted,” rated PG-13, will be shown. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

SOMONAUK

Hopekeepers

10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Feb. 19 – 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.

Writers Group

3:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month – next, Feb. 19 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Register at the Patron Services Desk or by calling 815-498-2440.

Social Security Questions

7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Financial adviser Justin Gifford will present the seminar.

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 21 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

Paws for Reading

4 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Children in grades 1-6 can read to a canine friend. Sign-up is required for a 15-minute time slot.

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, Feb. 22 – 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, Feb. 22 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ’s and listen to stories.

WATERMAN

E-Waste Collection

9 to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of even months – next, Feb. 24 – 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.

YORKVILLE

‘A Night of Broadway’

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ, 409 Center Parkway. Fox Country Players will present its annual benefit concert featuring songs from modern musicals. The event will include a silent auction at 6 p.m. to benefit the group’s Theatre Arts Academy. Tickets cost $20, and can be purchased at the door or through www.foxcountryplayers.org.

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