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Festival of Trees concludes

STERLING – The Hospice of the Rock River Valley's Festival of Trees continues through Sunday at Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road.

Tonight and Saturday, come see the Woodlawn Dance performances at 5:30 and 6:30 and the Woodlawn Arts performance at 7:30. The Festival and Country Store are open all three days, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dixon school puts on 'Peter Pan Jr.'

DIXON – Disney’s "Peter Pan Jr." will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dixon High School Auditorium, 315 Lincoln Statue Drive.

The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school-aged performers, is based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film. Starring 37 Reagan Middle School students, the cast, with the help of their parents, has worked hard on this magical re-telling of Peter Pan.  

Tickets will be available at the door, 30 minutes before each performance, and are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and a $12 family pack which includes two adults and up to three children. 

Fourth Fridays in Sterling

STERLING – Fourth Fridays: Where People and Art Collide brings art and music to a variety of downtown venues. Most events are from 6 to 8 p.m., although many places have musicians performing into the night.

Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at or at any participating venue, or call Sterling Main Street at 815-626-8610, email or find it on Facebook.

Hometown Holidays in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – The Rock Falls Chamber presents Hometown Holidays, featuring events for the whole family.

The Love Light Ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. today. Names of loved ones are read during the lighting of the Love Light Christmas Tree.

The Christmas Walk will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. The downtown will be filled with fun for the family, including performances by the Sauk Valley Barbershop Chorus and Woodlawn Arts Academy. There will be wagon and firetruck rides offered.

Go to for more information on all events.

'End Days' at SVCC

DIXON – Sauk Valley Community College’s theater department dissects the meaning of life in Deborah Zoe Laufer’s quirky comedy "End Days." The shows will run Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Mathis Theatre, 173 State Route 2.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.

To purchase tickets in advance call 815-288-5511, ext. 0. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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