DeKalb County Retired Teachers’ Association
11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Oak Crest, 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive. Guest speaker will be John Holliday of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office. He will discuss frauds and scams. Lunch will follow in the dining room. Bring a fellow retired teacher and call Joyce McConkey at 815-895-5494 by March 7 to RSVP. The buffet lunch is $11.
Ash Wednesday Service
6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Harding United Methodist Church, 4009 E. 1553rd Road. Evangelist Michael Imhof, former Navy Seal and author, will speak. All are invited to hear Imhof’s inspirational message. For information, call Pastor Rich Fassig at 815-751-2290.
7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at St. James Parish Hall, 221 W. Kirke Gate. Sponsored by St. James Knights of Columbus Council 15153, this is an all-you-can-eat event with pancakes, sausage and biscuits and gravy. There also will be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets cost $10. Family tickets cost $25. Children age 5 and younger eat free. For tickets, call Mike Fulco at 815-762-1200, Steve Voris at 815-761-6222 or Paul Aloisio at 815-263-9262.
Country Breakfast and Bake Sale
7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Drive. Menu includes all-you-can-eat meal of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and hash browns. Coffee and juice included. A donation of $8 is requested. Homemade baked goods will be available for sale.
Interested in Learning German?
2:15 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Would you and your little ones like to learn German? This play group is targeted to age 3 through kindergarten. Contact Meeli at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Bowl for Fun
1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Plano Hometown Lanes, 209 W. Main St. Sponsored by United Methodist Church of Plano Fellowship Team. Donations are $8 a person, which includes two games of “crazy bowling,” shoes, pop, a chance to win prizes and snack foods. Colored pins and prizes are added incentives. Everyone is invited. For information, call Linda at 630-552-3828 or the church at 630-552-3700.
Dick Cole Memorial Breakfast
7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Plano American Legion, 510 E. Dearborn St. Quad County Hawg Hunters Muskies will host the all-you-can-eat meal. Menu includes biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, French toast, orange juice, milk and coffee. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and ages 6 to 12. Children age 5 and younger eat for free.
College 101 – and Other Options
6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Learn about your options after high school – finding schools, examples of careers with different educational degrees, deciding on a college and major, and more. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. No registration needed.
Pizza & Pages
4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, and Thursday, March 7, at the Plano Community Library, 15 W. North St. Students in grades 6 to 8 will read the same book before the meeting, talk about it, and have some pizza. 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.
Soup and Bread Supper
5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at United Methodist Church of Plano, 219 N. Hale St. Ash Wednesday worship will be at 7 p.m. Soups, breads and desserts. Free-will offering taken for vacation Bible school. For information, call Linda at 630-552-3828 or the church office at 630-552-3700.
American Legion Auxiliary
6 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month – next, March 6 – at the American Legion Post 395, 510 E. Dearborn St. For information, email Lori Minick at email@example.com.
New Life for Old Bags
10:30 a.m. to noon the second Saturday of each month – next, March 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 also are needed to crochet the mats. For information, call 708-846-1704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IVT’s ‘Don’t Hug Me – County Fair’
7:30 p.m. March 2, 8 and 9, and 2 p.m. March 3 and 10, at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. Tickets cost $18 in advance at www.indianvalleytheatre.com or $20 at the door. For information, email email@example.com or call 888-365-8889.
4 p.m. Mondays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. All Spanish and English speaking children are invited. For ages 3 and older.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day Card Craft
6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Class taught by master paper-crafter Jennifer Boring. Each participant will create five cards. Program costs $5 and is limited to 15 participants. It is first-come, first-served. For ages 16 and older.
Cornerstone Church Food Pantry
12:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month – next, March 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
4 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month – next, March 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For students in grades 3 through 5.
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, March 5 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. This month the group will make felt shamrock pins. Materials will be provided. For ages 16 and older. Registration is required; call 815-786-8308. There are only 10 open spots because of material provision restraints. Those interested can be added to a wait list.
Big Kids Story Time
4 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. For children in grades K-2.
6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Each week the health-themed program will feature a variety of learning outlets, including presenters, documentaries, exercises and more.
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.
6 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Follow the clues to figure out who made a mess in the library. For ages 5 and older.
10:30 a.m. the second and fourth Friday of each month – next, March 8 – at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Story and play time for toddlers.
Easter in the Country
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Sandwich High School, Lynn Haskin Grade School and the Sandwich Middle School, 720 S. Wells St. The 40th annual event features arts, crafts and a bake sale. Admission is $3; a hand stamp will allow guests into each building.
Corn Beef Dinner
4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Sandwich VFW Post 1486, 713 S. Main St. Menu includes corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, dinner roll and dessert. Cost is $13. Carry-outs available. For information, call 815-786-1486.
6:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main St. Presenter Mike McCann from the Sandwich Park District will discuss the history and legends of Irish mythology. Program is coordinated with the Sandwich Park District.
UFO (Unfinished Objects) Crafting Group
10 a.m. to noon Mondays 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, hush puppies and a complete salad bar for $9. Carry-outs are available by calling 815-496-2380. The March 8 special is smelt and fries or sloppy joes and fries, and includes the salad bar.
5 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Sheridan United Methodist Church, 219 S. Bushnell. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, dessert and beverage will be served. Carry-outs are available. Donations appreciated. For in-town delivery, call 815-496-2021.
Preschool Story Hour
10:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Registration required; call 815-498-2440.
Adult & Teens Coloring
2 to 4 p.m. Mondays and 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. No bingo on the last Wednesday of the month.
3 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month – next, March 7 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. Open to children in grades K-5. Registration required.
3:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month – next, March 7 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. For young adults and older.
Movin’ On Cancer Support Group
5 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month – next, March 7 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.
Knitting & Crocheting Circle
3 to 5 p.m. Fridays at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St. All levels welcome.
History Book Club
6 p.m. the second Monday of each month – next, March 11 – at the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.