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What's Happening for March 31, 2018

MILLBROOK

Easter Egg Hunt

Noon Saturday, March 31, at the Fox Township Building, 8495 Fox River Drive. The Egg Hunt will be followed by hot dogs, chips, drinks and treats for all.

NORWAY

Norway Temperance Association Dinner Theater

6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Norway Community Building, 3676 E. 2603rd Road, Sheridan. Fundraiser for restoration work at Norsk Museum. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the play will begin about 7:15 p.m. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Advance sales only; tickets cost $35 each. For tickets, call Rob Borchsenius at 815-712-3170 or visit norskmuseum.org.

PLANO

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, April 2-23, 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 to 6:40 p.m. Mondays, April 2-23, and 10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays, April 3-24, 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, April 3-24, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For independent 4- and 5-year-olds, without an adult. Features longer stories, music, activities and a craft. Parents must remain in the Kids’ Library during storytime. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

5-B’s Drive-Thru Dinner

4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Plano High School, 704 W. Abe St. Hosted by the Plano Sports Boosters. Choose from a pork chop or chicken dinner. Tickets cost $13 each. Drive-thru only. For information, visit planoreapersbooste.wixsite.com/boosters.

Pizza & Pages

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, and Thursday, April 5, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. For students in grades 6-9. The group will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. 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, April 4-25, or 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, April 5-26, 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.

Senior Bingo

1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the St. Mary Catholic School gym, 817 N. Center St. There will be free bingo for those age 55 and older. Park in the main parking lot. Come for fun, fellowship and refreshments.

American Legion Auxiliary Membership Meeting

6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month – next, April 4 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. For information, call Yvonne at 630-332-4122.

Movie Night 

6:30 to 8:25 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Victoria and Abdul,” rated PG-13 will be shown.

Managing College Costs

6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Learn about college financing and strategies for saving money, tips on scholarships and working on campus. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. No registration needed.

SANDWICH

Spring Egg Hunt

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. The Sandwich Park District will host this free event for children ages 12 and younger. Hunt starts promptly at 9:30 a.m., so get there early. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos.

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.

Documonday

1 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month – next, April 2 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Films vary in subject matter. Requests accepted. No registration required.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, April 3 – 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.

The Reading Pros

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, April 3 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For third through fifth graders.

Adult Craft Night

7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, April 3 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will make an herbal breath spray. Materials will be provided. For ages 18 and older. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308. There are only 10 open spots due to material provision restraints. Those interested can be added to a wait list.

Books & Beyond

4 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, April 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This book club is geared toward children in grades 6 through 8.

CCT’s ‘Grease: School Version’

7 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets: $12 adults, $6 ages 12 and younger. Tickets available at the door or online at www.cctgrease2018.ticketleap.com/grease.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month – next, April 6 – 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.

Fast and the Furriest 5K Run/Walk

8 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Indian Valley Vocational Center, 600 Lions Road. Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for K-12 students. This is a pet-friendly event. Proceeds benefit Fox Valley Therapy Dogs Club and IVVC Sports Medicine Class. To register, visit raceroster.com/16132. For information, visit www.ivvc.net.

Blackout Poetry

Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Celebrate National Poetry Month by creating a blackout poem. Use preprinted pages and blackout lines of text with a sharpie. Write your poem by leaving chosen words untouched on each line. All supplies provided.

Stone Mill Museum Hours

1 to 4 p.m. Sundays beginning April 8 at the Stone Mill Museum, 315 E. Railroad St. The museum is filled with is filled with local memorabilia, settings of rooms with antique furniture, farm tools and items that were manufactured locally. Members of the Sandwich Historical Society act as hosts. No admission, however donations are appreciated.

Minecraft Club

4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month ​– next, April 10 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 5 and older.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month ​– next, April 10 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, April 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.

SERENA

Easter Egg and Treasure Hunt

1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Serena United Methodist Church, 3801 E. 2268th Road. Children of all ages welcome. Call Karen Zink at 815-739-9432 with questions.

SHABBONA

Economic Development Meeting

6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at Indian Creek High School, 506 S. Shabbona Road. Area residents are encouraged to help organize a plan for economic development in Shabbona based on recent study findings. For more information, call Jerry Foster at 815-824-1212.

SHERIDAN

Rummage Sale

Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, at the American Legion, 300 E. Si Johnson Ave. Hosted by the Sheridan United Methodist Women, the sale includes gently used clothing, smaller household items, books and toys. A bake sale will be held Thursday and Friday. For information, call 815-496-2225 or 815-343-3117.

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 April 6 special is open-faced roast pork sandwiches, mashed potatoes, gravy and baked apple sauce and includes the salad bar.

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Beef and spaetzle with gravy, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

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.

Writers Group

3:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month – next, April 2 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Register at the Patron Services Desk or by calling 815-498-2440.

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.

Films for Tots

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, April 3 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Bingo

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

Movin’ On Cancer Support Group

5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, April 5 – 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.

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, April 9 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Teen Craft

4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, April 10 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Sign-up required.

Thursday Night Book Club

7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month – next, April 12 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Spring Garage Sale

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 13, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 130 W. LaSalle St.

Hopekeepers

10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, April 16 – 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.

After School Story Time & Craft

4 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, April 18 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For ages 6 to 9. Registration required.

Mystery Book Club

6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, April 18 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, April 23 – 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, April 24 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Teen Activity

4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month – next, April 24 – 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, April 25 – 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, April 25 – 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, April 26 – 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, April 26 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Come in your PJ’s and listen to stories.

WATERMAN

YORKVILLE

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