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Top 5 things to do this weekend

Published: Friday, May 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Music students play at Woodlawn

STERLING – Music students from Woodlawn Arts Academy will perform at 7 p.m. today in the J. Mark Beaty Performance Center at the academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road. Admission is free and open to the public.

Fourth Fridays in Sterling

STERLING – Fourth Fridays, with its new slogan – "Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local." – is today. Many participating businesses host cultural happenings, and there are special activities, events and savings opportunities to be found all day. Go to http://www.sterlingmainstreet.org/fourth-fridays/ for a list of participating businesses, specials and events.

Mayfest in Mount Carroll

MOUNT CARROLL – The 33rd annual Mayfest Music, Arts, and Sports Festival is today through Sunday. Entry buttons are $8 during the festival, and are required inside the fenced area that encloses the performance stage area and the Rotary Beer and Wine Garden.

Graduation day in the twin cities

The Classes of 2014 at Sterling and Rock Falls high schools will graduate into the real world, or college, Sunday. The ceremony for Rock Falls seniors begins at 1 p.m. at Hinders Field, and the Sterling commencement begins at 3 p.m. at the school.

Dance recital in Dixon

DIXON – Eastman School of Dance will present its 44th annual spring recital, "Dance! Dance! Dance!," at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dixon High School auditorium, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive. Doors will open at 6 p.m.Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door the evening of the performance. Children younger than 4 get in free.

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