What's Happening

What's Happening for May 26, 2018

LELAND

Movie Night

7 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month – next, May 30 – 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, May 26, 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, May 27 – 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.

Spring Fling Country Breakfast

7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Drive. All-you-can-eat meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, coffee and juice. A donation of $8 is requested.

11th annual Village of Millbrook Spring Fling

2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Event includes village-wide garage sales, a car show and pig roast at 3 p.m., egg drop competition at 4 p.m. and line dancing at 7:30 p.m. Clowns, balloon art, face painting and kids’ games will be ongoing.

NEWARK

Fossil Craft

1 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Space is limited. Registration required; call 815-695-5851.

Movie Day

1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. “Early Man,” rated PG, will be shown. Refreshments and popcorn provided.

T-Rexplorers

1:45 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. See dinosaur fossil types from numerous species including favorites such as Triceratops and T-Rex. Free event tickets can be picked up at the library. Tickets must be presented the day of program.

Author Talk

6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Local author Lynnette Diane Hall Johnson will discuss her memoir, “Growing Up Hall and Tall: A Memoir of Living in the Bosom of a Large Family.” The book addresses living on a farm, memories of attending Newark High, and other memories of local towns including Lisbon and Morris.

NORWAY

Taste of Norway

8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Norway Community Building on Route 71. Breakfast benefits the Norsk Museum in Norway. Menu includes fried kumla, Norwegian waffles, ham, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs with chives, fresh fruit and coffee cake. Tickets in advance cost $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 8. Tickets at the door cost $10 for adults and $7 for children. The Norsk Museum on Route 71 will be open. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. For information and tickets, call 815-343-5070 or email david7dog@yahoo.com.

PLANO

Moonlight Tour of Farnsworth House

7 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Farnsworth House, 14520 River Road. Discover Mies van der Rohe’s celebrated Farnsworth House in a new light. Guided tour starts at dusk and returns after dark, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Guests will be led along a lighted path between woods and the Fox River. Cost is $30 for tour and interior photo permit. For information, visit farnsworthhouse.org.

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.

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.

SANDWICH

47th Annual Auto Show

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 27, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Sponsored by the Silver Springs Chapter of the AACA, the show will feature antique and classic cars and trucks, a flea market and a parts swap. Fees are $15 to show cars; $20 to sell cars in the corral; $20 for swap spaces; $30 to sell cars in the show area; and $5 general admission. Children younger than 12 are admitted free. Breakfast and lunch will be served on the grounds. For more information, call 815-414-1239 or 815-405-3656.

Stone Mill Museum Hours

1 to 4 p.m. Sundays 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, guiding visitors to areas of special interest. No admission, however donations are appreciated.

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.

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.

American Legion Riders Post 181

6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Sandwich VFW, 713 S. Main St. Agenda items include planning the Patriot Run in July, group rides and summer events. Meetings are open; stop by and see what the ALR is all about. 

Sing, Bounce, Read!

10:30 a.m. the first and third Friday of each month – next, June 1 – 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. No story times in May.

Blood Drive

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Sandwich VFW Post 1486, 713 S. Main St. To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Swing Dance

4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the Sandwich Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road. Swin, jazz and Latin music will be provided by Talk of the Town under the direction of Rob Nordli. The band is composed of local musicians who enjoy playing the music of the Big Band era. A cash bar will be available.

SHERIDAN

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 June 1 special is lasagna with garlic bread and includes the salad bar.

The June 8 special is meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy and vegetable with garlic bread and includes the salad bar.

The June 15 special is chicken parmesan and pasta and includes the salad bar.

The June 22 special is open faced roast pork sandwich, mashed potatoes, gravy and baked applesauce and includes the salad bar.

The June 29 special is sausage, sauerkraut and German potato salad and includes the salad bar.

Men’s Cookout

6 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Centennial Park in Sheridan. Hosted by the Men’s Ministry of Fox River Lutheran Church, this free event will include brats, burgers, hot dogs, a guest speaker, testimonials and a skit. For information, call 815-695-9926.

UFO (Unfinished Objects) Crafting Group

10 a.m. to noon Mondays – next June 4 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For adults. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Fried chicken from Calico Café, dessert and beverage will be served. All are welcome. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.

SOMONAUK

Men’s Group

10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month – next, May 29 – 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. No bingo on the last Wednesday of the month.

Mommy & Me Coloring

4 p.m. the last Thursday of each month – next, May 31 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Cookies and milk will be served at this event for all ages.

‘The Reign of Queen Elizabeth ll’

7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Historian Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of the longest-reigning and longest-living queen.

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.

Adult/Teens Coloring

4 to 6 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Features cookies and soft music.

Adult/Teens Coloring

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays – June 4 – 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, June 4 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Register at the Patron Services Desk or by calling 815-498-2440.

Films for Tots

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, June 5 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

YORKVILLE

Relay for Life of Kendall County

3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Go For It Sports, 9231 Galena Road. This fundraiser for the American Cancer Society honors those who have died from cancer and celebrates survivors of the disease. For more information, contact Karen Bruck at Karen.bruck@cancer.org or 708-633-7771.

Movin’ On Cancer Support Group

5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, June 7 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

History Book Club

6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, June 11 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Teen Craft

4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, June 12 – 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, June 14 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Hopekeepers

10 to 11:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, June 18 – 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.

Mystery Book Club

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

Genealogy Group

6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month – next, June 25 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Beginners and experienced welcome. Registration preferred. Call the library at 815-498-2440 for information.

Teen Activity

4 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month – next, June 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 month – next, June 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.

WATERMAN

YORKVILLE

Relay for Life of Kendall County

3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Go For It Sports, 9231 Galena Road. This fundraiser for the American Cancer Society honors those who have died from cancer and celebrates survivors of the disease. For more information, contact Karen Bruck at Karen.bruck@cancer.org or 708-633-7771.

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