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Your Weekend Top 5

Barbershoppers croon

STERLING – The Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus presents “Barbershop Island” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Sterling High School's Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for students with an ID or $12 each for groups of five or more, and are available at Community State Bank locations in Sterling and Rock Falls; Select Employees Credit Union; The Precinct; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, all in Sterling; The Crystal Cork in Dixon; at 815-625-1248, 815-631-6110; and at the door.

Sounds from Germany

CLINTON, Iowa – The Clinton Symphony Orchestra presents "German Splendor" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Vernon Cook Theater, 817 Eighth Ave. S.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for high school students at the door or in advance at Wagner Pharmacy in Clinton, Fitzgerald Pharmacy in Morrison, and Grummert's Hardware in Sterling.

Go to, or call 815-625-0922 for more information.

Egg hunts Saturday in Dixon

DIXON – First United Methodist Church is holding an egg hunt from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Wooden Wonderland in The Meadows Park, 1300 Washington Ave. There also will be carnival games, bouncy houses, the Easter bunny, stories and snacks.

Admission is free. Call 815-284-2849 for more information.

The Dixon Elks Lodge and Dixon Park District's free egg hunt begins at 1 p.m., also at The Meadows.

Age divisions are 2 and younger; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 and 10; and 11 and 12.

Call 815-284-3306 for more information.

Concert and more for PADS

STERLING – A benefit for the PADS homeless shelter will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church of West Jordan, 20314 Hickory Hills Road.

The String-A-Longs, a local dulcimer group, will perform, and there will be other musical events, a bake sale, a craft sale, a raffle, and a plant sale. Refreshments will be served after the program. Donations will be accepted.

Call 815-336-2125 for more information.

Branson performer in town

STERLING – Branson, Mo., singer Allen Edwards, whose vocal style is reminiscent of Jim Reeves, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sterling High School's Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave.

Advance tickets are $17 for one, $30 for a pair, $12 for three to 15 and $10 for 16 or more, or $40 for a family superpass good for everyone in the household, and are available at 800-280-9757. All tickets will be $17 at the door.

The show is a fundraiser for the Whiteside County Senior Center. Call Doug Vandersee, 815-622-9230, for more information.

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