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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:30 to 8:25 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. “Wonder,” the inspiring story of a boy with facial differences, will be shown. Rated PG.
Pizza & Pages
4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 7, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Students entering grades 6-9 will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Little ones can squish and smush their way to the benefits of messy play with us. Children can enjoy as many of the activities as they’d like and stay for as little as 10 minutes or the full 45 minutes. For ages 0-6, with a grown-up. Older siblings may wait in the Kids’ Library during the program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.
American Legion Auxiliary Membership Meeting
6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month –ánext, June 6 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. For information, call Yvonne at 630-332-4122.
Free Movie for Kids
1 to 2:50 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Disney’s “Coco,” rated PG, will be shown. Children younger than 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Free refreshments. No registration required. Attendance is limited to the first 80 people.
New Life for Old Bags
10:30 a.m. toánoon the second Saturday of each month –ánext, June 9 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Volunteers turn discarded plastic shopping bags into plastic yarn to be crocheted into sleeping mats for the homeless. Donations of plastic bags can be left at the library. Volunteers are also needed to crochet the mats. For information, call 708-846-1704 or email email@example.com.
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.
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.
1 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month – next, June 4 – 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 –ánext, June 5 – 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, June 5 – 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, June 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will make menu dry erase boards. 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, June 7 – 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.
10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, June 8 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.
Foreign Film Fridays
1 p.m. Fridays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Experience movies from different cultures every week during the course of the Summer Reading Program. Movies will be played from Germany, France, Italy and more. Popcorn included.
Andrew Collins Trio
7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $18-$20 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.
Summer Reading Kick-off Party
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Register for the Summer Reading program and enjoy free food, a bounce house, an exotic petting zoo, touch-a-truck and more. Also, guests can meet the new director and discuss future goals of the library.
Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger enter free. Free parking, multiple vendors, ATM available. No pets allowed. Schedule: July 8, Aug. 12 and Oct. 14. For more information, visit www.sundayatsandwichantiques.com.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3:30 p.m. Fridays – June 12-Aug. 24 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For children ages 3 to 5.
4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month – next, June 12 – 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, June 12 – and 1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, June 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Light refreshments provided.
Help for Seniors and People with Disabilities
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month – June 13 – at Fox Valley Older Adults Services, 1406 Suydam Road. 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
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.
6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sheridan American Legion Post 729, 300 W. Si Johnson Ave.
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 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.
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.
Church Garage Sale
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9, at Union Congregational Church, 305 S. Gage St. On Saturday, everything you can fit in a bag is $2.
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.
Chuck Breese Retirement
Sunday, June 3, at Indian Creek Middle School, 335 E. Garfield St. Waterman Police Chief Charles Breese is retiring after 37 years of service. A luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. A donation of $5 per person is requested for the luncheon. Proceeds will go to the local Waterman Boy and Girl Scout troops. An assembly will begin at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium. Photos of Breese are requested to show at the assembly. For information, contact Steve Simpson at 815-264-3351 or Jason Swanson at 815-264-3574 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com or 708-633-7771.