What's Happening

What's Happening for March 24, 2018

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, March 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, March 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, March 25 – at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. Admission is free. For information, call 815-786-4106.

MILLINGTON

Millington Easter Party and Egg Hunt

12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Millington United Methodist Church social center, 200 Orleans St. There will be a visit from the Easter Bunny, crafts, coloring, balloons, games, hot dogs and snacks. Bring a basket for the egg hunt. Admission is cookies to share or an item for the food pantry.

NEWARK

Breakfast with the Bunny

10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Gather around for a story, eat treats, take a photo with the Bunny and go on an egg hunt. Registration required; call 815-695-5851.

PLANO

Messy Munchkins

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Little ones can squish and smoosh their way to the benefits of messy play. Come dressed for fun. For ages 0 to 5 with a grown-up. Older siblings can wait in the Kids’ Library during the program. 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.

Dog Day Afternoon

1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Register for a 15-minute time slot to practice reading aloud to a certified therapy dog. For independent students entering grades K-8 only. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Library Closed

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St., will be closed on March 30 for Good Friday.

Good Friday Kids Event

10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 30, at First Lutheran Church of Plano, 200 N. Center St. There will be music, crafts, snacks, a special kids talk by Pastor Black and more. Everyone is welcome.

SANDWICH

Spring Gardening Workshop

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the David A. Francis Center, 1001 N. Latham St. Speakers will be on hand at this free Sandwich Park District event with fun and interesting gardening topics. Gardening items and concessions will be for sale. Pre-register and receive a gift; call 815-786-8044.

Painting with Rapunzel

1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library to meet Princess Rapunzel and paint a paper lantern. Registration is required. All ages welcome.

Sports-O-Rama Spring Break

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 26-30 at Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. Ages 8 to 12 will play organized games such as kickball, capture the flag, dodgeball, basketball, whiffleball, flag football and soccer. Bring your friends or make new ones. In case of rain, crafts and games will be held indoors. Cost is $25 for residents and $28 for nonresidents. Call 815-786-8044 to register.

Drop-in Tai Chi

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 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. Registration is required; class limit of 15 participants. Cash or checks made out to Catalyst Physiotherapy accepted.

Indian Valley Community Band

6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays in the Sandwich Middle School band room, 600 S. Wells St. For information, call 815-786-6752 and leave a message or visit the Facebook page.

Open House

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Visitors can enjoy lunch, activities, game, raffles, entertainment and tours. RSVP for lunch reservations at 815-786-9404, ext. 9.

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, March 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, March 27, at Somonauk Baptist Church, 315 E. North 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.

The Power of Faith

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Lake Holiday resident and author Joan Aubele will share her journey of survival through cancer by harnessing the power of her faith. No registration required.

Family Game Night

5 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Families are invited to the library for a night of board games and fun. No registration required. All ages welcome.

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. For information, call 815-498-4592.

ALR Meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Learn about the American Legion Riders from Sandwich Post 181. Agenda items include group rides, Armed Forces Run and events. For information, call Bob at 815-786-8334.

Fish Dinner

5 to 9 p.m. Fridays during Lent at Country Girl of Edgebrook (Edgebrook Golf Course), 2100B Suydam Road. Call 815-341-5786 or 815-786-1459 for information.

Easter Brunch

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Country Girl of Edgebrook (Edgebrook Golf Course), 2100B Suydam Road. Menu includes ham, haddock, prime rib, omelets, pierogi, egg casserole, fresh fruit and cheese, waffles, sausage, kumla, salads, bread, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. Cost: $27.99 adults, $14 children younger than 8. Reservations encouraged; call 815-341-5786 or 815-786-1459.

SHERIDAN

Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities

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

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, hushpuppies and a complete salad bar for $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380. The March 30 special is creamed chicken over biscuits and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

Community Easter Egg Decorating

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 235 S. Green St. Free fun for all age groups.

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.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, March 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.

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, March 27 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

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, March 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, March 28 – at the Somonauk Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. 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, March 28 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For babies ages 6 to 24 months. Registration required.

Bingo

12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Free with prizes.

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, March 29 – 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, March 29 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ’s and listen to stories.

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.

Community Choir

7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at St. John’s Lutheran, 235 S. Green St. The choir will sing during the Good Friday service.

YORKVILLE

2018 Easter Eggstravaganza

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24, at Your Performing Arts Center, 2161 Illinois Route 47. Free egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. Then take part in photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, live performances, games and free registration for YPAC classes. Food, refreshments and raffle tickets available for purchase. RSVP at ypacarts.com/egghunt.

Kendall Arts Guild

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the lower level community room of the office building at 215 Hillcrest Ave. Members and guests are invited to share what they are working on. New art techniques will be demonstrated. Guests welcome. For information, contact Joan at 630-567-6407 or mcskikat@gmx.com.

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