What's Happening

What's Happening for Feb. 24, 2018

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 28 – at American Legion Post 570, 168 N. Main St. Take commander’s choice or bring your own DVD.

MILLBROOK

Bluegrass Jam Session

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. Enjoy an evening of bluegrass music performed by local performers on banjo, guitar, violin, mandolin and bass cello, both solo and in small groups. Refreshments available.

Men’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m. the fourth Sunday of the month – next, Feb. 25 – 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. For information, call 815-786-4106.

NEWARK

Hand & Foot Canasta

12:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Don’t know how to play Hand & Foot Canasta? Don’t fret, learn how to play and enjoy the afternoon with other card lovers.

PLANO

ABATE Pool tournament
and chili cook-off

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Registration for the pool tournament is at 11:30 a.m.; play begins at noon. Chili for the cook-off should be entered by noon; judging from noon to 3 p.m. Donations are $10 to enter the pool tournament and $5 to sample chili; those entering chili in the cook-off eat for free. For information, call 815-545-6114.

Open Roads ABATE

6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Updates from the State Seminar, legislature, safety and ed, local projects, 2018 Summer Book and train run will be discussed. For information, call Cliff at 630-552-3828.

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 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 through March 5, and 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays 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 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.

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.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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.

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.

Rhyme Time

10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through March 15, 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.

SANDWICH

Drop-in Tai Chi

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 26 and March 12 and 26, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The library has partnered with Catalyst Physiotherapy for this drop-in beginner class. Cost is $10 per session. Registration is required; class limit of 15 participants. Register for each session separately. Cash or checks made out to Catalyst Physiotherapy accepted. Payment required before each planned date.

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, Feb. 27 – 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, Feb. 27, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish Center, 340 W. Arnold St. Enter from the south side of the building. Everyone is invited to this free dinner presented by the Sandwich-Somonauk Ministerial Alliance. For information, call 815-786-9266.

Job Interview Workshop

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Hone your job interview skills with professional Bob Schlacks. No registration is required.

Books & Beyond

4 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, March 1 – 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.

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.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month – next, March 2 – 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.

SHERIDAN

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.

​Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month – next, Feb. 28 – at the Sheridan Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. 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.

Bingo

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

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.

Lego Mania

4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. All age invited. Legos provided.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, Feb. 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Beginners and experienced welcome. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 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 Activity

4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month – next, Feb. 27 – 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 month – next, Feb. 28 – at the Somonauk Library, 700 E. Lasalle 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.

Bounce Time

10:30 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. For babies ages 6 to 24 months. Registration required.

Movin’ On Cancer Support Group

5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, March 1 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St.

Preschool screening

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Somonauk School District 432 will offer free screenings to children ages 3-5 that reside within the district. This service is one way of finding preschoolers who may need extra help before the start of kindergarten. To schedule a screening, call 815-498-2338, ext. 1321.

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.

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