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The Week Ahead for Monday, Nov. 4, 2013


Dixon Council to meet at City Hall

DIXON – The Dixon City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 121 W. Second St., on the second floor in the council chambers.

The contract for city administrator will be placed on file during the meeting, where it will be for 7 days for public inspection.

Go to or call City Hall at 815-288-1485 for an agenda or more information.

Sterling Council

to discuss property

STERLING – The Sterling City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor council chambers, 212 Third Ave.

Business items are the donation agreement for the Stanley-National property, and the intergovernmental agreement with the city of Rock Falls for hearing services.

Go to or call City Hall at 815-632-6621 for an agenda or more information.


City administrator meet-and-greet

DIXON – There will be a public meet-and-greet for David Nord, who the city is expected to hire as city administrator, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St.

Rock Falls Council scheduled to meet

ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 603 W. 10th St. 

The agendas will be posted at and at City Hall. Call 815-622-1100 for more information.

The City Council meeting also can be viewed live on Channel 5.


What’s new at the movies this week?

THOR: THE DARK WORLD (PG-13): Set after the events of “The Avengers,” this new Marvel Studios adventure pits the hammer-wielding god of thunder (Chris Hemsworth) against a new foe, Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), more powerful than all of Asgard combined.


‘Willy Wonka Kids’ on at Woodlawn

STERLING – Woodlawn Arts Academy is set to present its fall theatre production, Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Kids”.

The show runs at 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road.

Tickets are $5 each and go on sale at 9 a.m. Nov. 4. The show features local students in second through fifth grades.

“Willy Wonka Kids” is directed by Faith Morrison, with music direction by Anne Whalen and stage direction by Ashley Frye.


Veterans program planned in Oregon

OREGON – A program to recognize veterans will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th St.

The public may attend the presentation, where Veterans of Foreign Wars members will conduct a flag ceremony. Patriotic readings and guest speakers will be featured.

Anyone who wants to honor a veteran by sharing a story may call Linda Duffy by Nov. 6 at 815-732-3252.

Second Saturdays returns in Dixon

DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues.

Go to or find the event on Facebook for a complete schedule and more details.

Volunteer Day planned in Dixon

DIXON – The Dixon Park District’s Volunteer Day will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, at Lowell Park, 2114 Lowell Park Road in Dixon.

Volunteers should meet at Woodcote Lodge, on the lower level of the park, and wear gloves and clothes for outside work.

Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to attend. Lunch and beverages will be provided at noon.

For more information call 815-284-3306.

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