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What's Happening for Sept. 30, 2017

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HINCKLEY

Hinckley Farmers Market

9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through September in the Brown Pub parking lot, 200 Somonauk Road. Fresh produce from Bountiful Blessings Farm will be available for purchase. Information: 320-217-9253

NEWARK

Fern Dell Historic Association Annual Meeting

7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Fern Dell Museum, 9 E. Front St. Norm Meier and Vic Stott will speak on their experiences in Vietnam. Refreshments will be served and a regular business meeting will follow. Community is invited.

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 through Oct. 2, 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

10:30 to 11:10 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 3, 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 Oct. 3, 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 Oct. 4, 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.

American Legion Auxiliary
Membership Meeting

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

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.

Readtaculars – Heroes of Olympus

4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Hear stories about some colorful characters of mythology, and play some Olympian games. For independent students in grades kindergarten through grade 3. Parents and younger siblings can wait in the Kids’ Library during the program. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Mental Health First Aid

6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Kendall County Health Department will present an overview of mental health issues, how to identify them, and how to help someone who has a mental illness, anxiety or depression. No registration needed.

SANDWICH

Afterschool Hang Outs

4 p.m. the first Monday of each month – next, Oct. 2 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Do homework together, eat some snacks, and just hang out. For grades 9 through 12.

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.​

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Oct. 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, Oct. 3 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For third through fifth graders.

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.

Adult Craft Night

7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Oct. 3 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will pine cone feeders. 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, Oct. 5 – 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.

Sing, Bounce, Read!

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

Family Movie Afternoon

1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Come to the library for a free movie. Refreshments provided. All ages welcome. Future date: Nov. 3

Adopt-A-Pet

1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The Paws & Purrs Humane Society will bring adoptable kittens to the library. Consider adopting a homeless pet and provide them with a “furr-ever” home. No registration required.

Lance Brown & Friends

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $18-$22 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 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. For more information, visit www.sundayatsandwichantiques.com.

Mobile Escape Room

4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Can you escape the locked room? Teen escape starts at 4:30 p.m. Adult escape starts at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308.

Minecraft Club

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

SHERIDAN

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.

​The Oct. 6 special is chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and corn. It includes the salad bar.

Monday Supper

5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Lasagna, 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. Mondays 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 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, Oct. 3 – 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.

Bingo

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

Movin’ On Cancer Support Group

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

Ask the Expert: Bob Schlacks

1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Since retiring from Waubonsee Community College, Schlacks has conducted more than 350 workshops in resume and interviewing skills. Those interested should register for a one-on-one 20-minute time slot at the library or call 815-498-2440 for an appointment.

History Book Club

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

Hopekeepers

10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month – next, Oct. 10 – 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.