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Graduation Sunday in Dixon

DIXON – Members of the Dixon High School Class of 2014 will graduate Sunday during a ceremony at 1 p.m. at the football field, 300 Lincoln Statue Drive, or in Lancaster Gymnasium in case of bad weather. The forecast includes a 40 percent chance of rain with isolated thunderstorms.

Mini-golf, music, food and drinks in Dixon

DIXON – The Dixon Open downtown miniature golf outing and festival is this weekend on the Riverfront. The Dixon Main Street festival is free to attend. The mini-golf course if $5 to play, but free for kids younger than 8. The course is open to the public from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. During those times there will be live music, food vendors, and a beer and wine tent from Crystal Cork.

Blessing of the bikes in Fulton

FULTON – The 25th annual Blessing of the Bikes will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday downtown. The Rev. Arley Downie will bless motorcycles, bicycles, or anything with wheels. Organizers expect more than 500 cycles. There also will be a swap meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a beer tent and live music from 4 to 9 p.m.

Farm in the Park in Rock Falls

ROCK FALLS – There is a lot of work to do on the farm! Learn all about it at the free, interactive, hands-on Farm in the Park event, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park. Among the chores visiting “farmhands” can do: Make a water bottle pig, design a farm animal ear tag, create your own worm farm, help make soybean lip balm, collect eggs from the chicken coop, milk Bessie the “cow,” pet real farm animals, climb on tractors and have your picture taken as a giant ear of corn. Everyone will get a bag with take-home materials, and the first 100 farmhands will get something t take home and plant.

Dance recitals in Sterling

STERLING – Woodlawn Dance Academy's 2014 recitals, "All-Stars," are at 6:30 p.m. today, and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, in Centennial Auditorium at Sterling High School. Tickets are $10 in advance (at Woodlawn's main office, 3807 Woodlawn Road) or $12 at the door. All seating is general admission.

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