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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Published: Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

Ghouls on parade

MORRISON – Downtown Morrison promises to be a very scary, and fun, place Saturday. The Morrison Chamber of Commerce and Cottonwood 4-H Club will have an annual Halloween parade at 1:30 p.m. There will be a fun fair after the presentation of trophies. Trick-or-treaters also can visit Resthave Nursing & Retirement Home from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call the Morrison Chamber of Commerce at 815-772-3757 for more information.

Come in costume

ROCK FALLS – The Coloma Township Park District's annual all-ages Halloween costume judging contest will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Louis J. Pignatelli Municipal Center, 1007 Seventh Ave. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded and there are many categories. All participants receive candy treats.

Oh, the Horror!

MOUNT CARROLL – Ready to do the Time Warp again? Timber Lake Playhouse presents an interactive viewing of the 1975 film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 9 p.m. Saturday at the theater at 8215 Black Oak Road. Concessions, beer and wine and a costume contest will be part of the festivities. Tickets are $15 and an interactive prop bag is $10. Go to timberlakeplayouse.org or call 815-244-2035 for more information.

Monster mash in Dixon

DIXON – Dixon Main Street and Lee County Council on Aging will host a Monster Breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Post House Ballroom, 100 W. Second St. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under, with $1 deducted if you wear a costume. The annual Dixon Noon Lions Halloween Parade follows at 10 a.m., beginning at Haymarket Square. There is a costume contest at 9:30 a.m. at Haymarket Square. Rain site for the costume judging will be at the Post House Ballroom.

Fright night Fridays special

STERLING – Trick or Treat on Main Street is the theme of this month's Fourth Fridays: Where People and Arts Collide. Businesses throughout the downtown will be open late, featuring a variety of artists and musical acts, and will welcome trick-or-treaters from 6 to 8 p.m. Walking maps, lists of venues and events, and more information are available at www.fourthfridayspac.com.

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