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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

Watching the wheels

STERLING – Cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles will be on display Sunday at Sterling Moose Family Center, 2601 E. Lincolnway. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon, with awards presented at 3:30 p.m. The event is free to attend. Food will be sold, and there will be raffles, a live auction and a 50/50 drawing.

Recital weekend at Centennial

Recital weekend
at Centennial

STERLING – Centerstage Dance in Dixon will have recitals at 7 p.m. today and at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday at Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School at 1608 Fourth Ave.

On Saturday, students of Rhonda Hulteen at Woodlawn Arts Academy in Sterling will perform music recitals at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 16th Avenue and LeFevre Road in Sterling. Admission is free. Because of a scheduling conflict, the recitals were moved from Centennial Auditorium.

Fresh start for Fourth Fridays

STERLING – Fourth Fridays, with a new slogan, "Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local." and a new daylong schedule, is today. The new approach is intended to get greater participation from downtown businesses, nearly 30 of which are participating today. Go to for a list of participating businesses, specials and events.

Rummage for deals in Dixon

DIXON – More than 50 locations are part of Dixon's Annual City-Wide Garage Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday. The sales, presented by Dixon Main Street, will go on rain or shine. Sales sites were listed in Thursday's paper, and are available at

Dads, have a dance with your daughter

MORRISON – The ninth annual St. Mary's Father and Daughter Dance, "Denim & Lace," is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at St. Mary Parish Hall, 13220 Garden Plain Road. Admission to the western-themed event is $20 at the door for all escorts, and free for all young ladies.

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