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Published: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 2:04 p.m. CDT

Memorial dedication in Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE – The Milledgeville Veterans Memorial will be dedicated at 1 p.m. Saturday, on state Route 40 west of Milledgville High School. The public is invited to attend. In case of rain, the ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Sunday.

For more information about Veterans Day events planned in the Sauk Valley, look in Saturday's edition of SV Weekend for the "Salute to Veterans" section.

Get in the holiday spirit

DIXON – St. Patrick Catholic Women’s Club’s annual holiday bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Holloway Center, 612 Highland Ave.

Crafts, new and gently used items, homemade candy, and holiday decorations will be sold, as will $1 cinnamon rolls and a lunch of vegetable beef soup, ham or turkey sandwiches, and dessert, $6 for adults and $3 for children.

A handmade Bears blanket and a St. Patrick rosary bracelet will be raffled.

Proceeds will support the parish, Meals On Wheels, Dixon Community Food Pantry, Gianna’s House, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Newman Center.

Second Saturdays 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.

‘Willy Wonka Kids’ on stage

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

The show runs at 7 p.m. today; 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. The show features local students in the second through fifth grades.

It's a wonderful play!

MOUNT MORRIS – Tickets are on sale now for “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” being performed Friday through Sunday and Nov. 15 to 17 at Pinecrest Grove Theatre, at Evergreen Lane and South McKendrie Avenue.

Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $12 for reserved seating and $10 for general admission. To order tickets, visit and click on tickets, or call 815-734-2103 for more information.

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