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What's Happening for Feb. 16, 2019

EARLVILLE

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – Feb. 20 – at the Earlville Library, 205 W. Winthrop St. Beverly Dunfrund 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.

LELAND

Help for Seniors and People
with Disabilities

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 20 – at the Adams Township Building, 300 S. Mill Road. Beverly Dunfrund 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.

MILLBROOK

Jam Session

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Road. Hosted by the Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association, the evening of music, snacks and fun is free. Listen to local musicians playing banjos, guitars, violins, mandolins and bass cello, solo and in small groups.

MONTGOMERY

Navy League Aurora Council 247

5:15 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Grandma’s Table Restaurant, 1700 Douglas Road. Dinner includes a choice of three entrées (fish, chicken or beef), soup or salad, dinner rolls, vegetables, dessert and nonalcoholic drink. Cost is $20. A lower cost salad entrée can be purchased for $12. Lt. Peter Besser, USN, from the Great Lakes Recruit Training Center, will present “How we transform a young high school graduate into a U. S. Navy sailor in eight weeks”. 

NEWARK

34th Annual Kumla
and Ham Dinner

Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Newark Fire Station, 101 E. Main St. Sponsored by Fern Dell Historic Association. There will be four seating times: 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Tickets are presale only; call 815-695-9429. Cost is $13 for adults and $5 for children ages 8 and younger. A silent auction will be held.

Read to Sydney the Therapy Dog

4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. Program encourages children to improve their reading skills. Sydney and her handler have been certified by an accredited organization. Registration ends Feb. 18; limited spots available.

The Illinois Rogues Gallery: Our Infamous Politicians

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Charles B. Phillips Library, 6 N. Jackson St. The stories of jailed Govs. George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich are familiar, but public corruption in Illinois is nothing new. Since 1976, federal prosecutors secured more than 1,800 convictions of public officials statewide. Presenter David Clark will explore whether Chicago and Illinois will ever be “ready for reform.” Open to the public.

PLANO

Breakfast Buffet

8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Plano American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. Sons of the American Legion will serve the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet featuring scrambled eggs, egg casserole, potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, waffles, made-to-order omelets and more. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 11 and younger.

Sounds Fun

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Explore letter sounds and handwriting in a fun, interactive and multisensory way. There will be a variety of phonics stations for self-paced exploration. Targeted to ages 3-6, with an adult. Call 630-552-2025 to register.

Wednesday Night Book Group

7 to 8 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 20 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. No registration required. Newcomers are welcome at any time.

Drop-in Search and Résumé Help

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Feb. 21 – at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. The Illinois workNet Center will provide one-on-one assistance for job search and resumes. No registration required.

SANDWICH

Filmology

1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month – next, Feb. 16 – and 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month – next, Feb. 28 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. The new movie club will meet to watch the movie on Saturday and discuss it on Thursday. Copies also will be available at the circulation desk for checkout.

Minute To Win It

2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Play fun and silly time-challenged games, enjoy light snacks, and win prizes. For age 7 and older.

River Road Trio

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $12-$18 plus applicable fees. Visit www.sandwichoperahouse.org or call the box office at 815-786-2555.

Bridal & Prom Expo

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Country Girl of Edgebrook, 2100B Suydam Road. More than 20 vendors. Fashion show at 2:30 p.m. For information, visit https://www.facebook.com/countrygirlofedgebrook/.

Art Therapy

10:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Feb. 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. De-stress and relax by enjoying an hour filled with relaxing music, camaraderie and varying art mediums. This month the group will use kinetic sand.

Creative Club

4 p.m. the third Monday of each month – next, Feb. 18 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For ages 7 and older.

Kids Painting Class

5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Michelle of the Petite Palette will teach this class for ages 7 and older. Space is limited; registration starts Feb. 1. Cost is $5 and payment is due before the class.

Magic Show with Jeanette Andrews

6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Chicago’s own nationally recognized magician Jeanette Andrews will perform mind-bending sensory illusions and mystifying magic.

Fair City Quilters

7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Federated Church, 403 N. Main St. Lisa Furleigh of Quilting in the Valley in LaSalle will discuss her upcoming workshop in Sandwich on the Mariner Star. Quilters of all levels welcome. A $5 guest fee is requested.

Cornerstone Church Food Pantry

12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, Feb. 19 – 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.

Money Coaching: Will You Be Ready for Retirement?

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Join Rich Ryder from Primerica and learn how to manage your finances to prepare for a successful and comfortable retirement.

Reader’s Haven Book Club

1 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month – next, Feb. 20 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St.

Chess Club

1 p.m. the third Thursday – next, Feb. 21 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Group is open to all skill levels. There is no instruction. Three chessboards will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month – next, Feb. 21 – at Fox Valley Older Adult Services, 1406 Suydam Road. For information, call 815-786-9404.

Baked Goods Giveaway

Friday, Feb. 22, at Open Door, 405 S. Wells St. Stop by and pick out a treat, then consider making a monetary donation to the Fruit of the Room, a program that brings fresh fruits and vegetables to elementary schoolchildren in the Sandwich district. Held by Open Door Aktion Club. For more information, call Gene Stephens at 815-786-8468, ext.239, or visit www.odrc.org.

Little Movers

10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, Feb. 22 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.

SHERIDAN

Sock Knitting Group

9:30 a.m. to noon the third Tuesday of the month – next, Feb. 19 – at the Robert W. Rowe Public Library, 120 E. Si Johnson Ave. For information, call 815-496-2031 or visit rwrlibrary.org.

Afternoon Movie

1 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month – next, Feb. 19 – 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 Feb. 22 special is pulled pork, mac-and-cheese and Linda’s baked applesauce and includes the salad bar.

SOMONAUK

President’s Day Games & Trivia

1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required.

Makerspace

4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For tweens. Registration required.

The Hershey Chocolate Company

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Laura Keys will present the behind-the-scenes story of this beloved company. Enjoy samples of Hershey candy, too.

STEM Activity

3 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month – next, Feb. 21 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. Lasalle St. Open to children grades K-5. Registration required.

Writer’s Group

3:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month – next, Feb. 21 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For young adults and older.

Mystery Book Club

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

YORKVILLE

A Night of Broadway

6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Trinity Church United Methodist, 2505 Boomer Lane. Fox Country Players will present its annual cabaret-style concert benefiting the group’s Theatre Arts Academy for kids. The Saturday show will include silent auction; doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $22 and are available at www.foxcountryplayers.org or 630-234-5459. Tickets also will be available at the door with payment by cash or check.

Wedding Expo

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Chapel on the Green, 107 W. Center St. In addition to visiting vendors, attendees can tour the facility and learn about the chapel’s offerings. The expo is free and open to the public. The 1855 chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located across from Yorkville’s Town Square. For information, contact Howard Manthei at 630-553-6287 or hmanthei@comcast.net.

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