Your Weekend Top 5
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Concert for Crime Stoppers
STERLING – “The Sweethearts of Branson,” duo Denny Yeary and Sheila Renee, are the featured performers at two concerts, at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Reformed Church, 230 E. 23rd St.
Advance tickets are $40 for the super family pass, which admits a household; $36 for three tickets, $30 for two, and $17 for one. Tickets will be $17 each at the door, starting an hour before each show.
Proceeds benefit Whiteside County Crime Stoppers. Call 800-280-9757 for more information.
WWII reenactment in Dixon
DIXON – “World War II Recreated: A Remembrance of our Greatest Generation” runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Elks Page Park, 7883 S. Lowell Park Road.
There will be public battles, armored vehicle displays, a German battle group, weapons and uniform demonstrations and authentic World War II camps.
People can bring military collectibles to buy, sell or trade; a tribute to World War II veterans will take place at noon Saturday, and “Hellcats of the Navy,” starring Ronald Reagan, will be shown at 7 p.m.
Admission is $10 per car; it’s free for WW II veterans.
Call 815-973-4933 for more information.
Shakespeare in Sterling
STERLING – Sauk Valley Community College and Woodlawn Arts Academy present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 6 p.m. today and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in Hoover Park, 3807 Woodlawn Road.
Admission is free; the audience can bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnic dinners and snacks.
In case of rain, the performances will be in the academy.
Call Woodlawn, 815-626-4278, or Sauk’s theater department, 815-835-6366, for more information.
Dog Days of summer
STERLING – Fourth Fridays: Where People and Arts Collide, actually collides with Sterling Main Street’s Dog Days festival this month. The event, from 6 to 8 tonight, will feature a “pup” crawl;” call 815-625-1248, go to www.fourthfridayspac.com or find it on Facebook to learn more.
Free doggie events will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Grandon Civic Center. The day continues with a blessing of the animals at 10 a.m., followed by a doggie costume contest at 10:30 a.m., and local K-9 cop demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Doggie judging begins at 11:30 a.m., with prizes for the largest, smallest dog, longest tail and quirky tricks.
Pooch-related vendors and organizations will have booths. Call Sterling Main Street, 815-626-8610, for more information.
TAMPICO – The annual Tampico Days festival, today through Sunday, features a beer garden, fish fry, ice cream social, classic car cruise-in, parade, co-ed mud volleyball, lawn mower races, citywide yard sales, fishing derby for kids, bean bag tourney, 5K run/walk, men’s fast-pitch softball tournament and a craft, vendor and farmers market.
The Ronald Reagan Birthplace and Museum also will be open.
Go to www.tampicoil.com for the complete schedule.
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