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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Celebrate MLK

STERLING – The Big Red Church First Congregational is celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. during a Community Celebration of Peace and Justice on Sunday at the church, 311 Second Ave. There will be a Peace Art Show and Service Fair at 5 p.m., followed by the Inspirational Program at 6. Refreshments will be served.

Woodlawn's Winter Recitals

STERLING – Woodlawn Arts Academy music students will take the stage for Winter Music Recitals at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, 703 Third Ave. The recitals will feature vocal and instrumental students of all ages. Admission is free.

Blues it up in Franklin Grove

FRANKLIN GROVE – Friday is the monthly Blues and Bluegrass night at the H.I. Lincoln Building, 136 N. Elm St. Open stage acoustic gospel, folk, country, blues and bluegrass will be performed, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free, with donations being accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building.

Go see a band

From our weekly Plan!t listings:

• The country band Brushville will play Saturday at Champs, 216 Locust St. in Sterling.

• Ambushed will play Saturday at Cragel's, 345 Washington St. in Prophetstown.

• 2nd Wind will play Saturday at Long Shot Sports Bar & Grill, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road in Rock Falls.

See the Ramblin' band

STERLING – Country gentlemen Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers will play from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Wagon Wheel, 1711 W. Fourth St. Go to to learn more about the band.

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