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Top 5 things to do this weekend: Nov. 10-12, 2017

Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.
Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.

Holiday craft, vendor fair

DIXON – The Dixon Lioness Lions Club Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair, with more than 60 vendors and crafters, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St.

Lunch begins at 11 a.m, and there will be raffles.

Call Sheri Dysart, 815-994-1789, for more information.

Enjoy a little piece of her music

DIXON – Grab Bobby McGee, jump into your Mercedes Benz and come check out Cue Theatricals ’“A Night with Janis Joplin” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave.

The show celebrates Joplin and her biggest musical influences.

Tickets range from $46 to $54, and are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Dixon Chamber of Commerce/Main Street Welcome Center, 87 S. Hennepin Ave.; at cuetheatricals.com, at 888-445-4401 and at the door.

Time for Festival of Trees

STERLING – Festival of Trees begins this weekend and runs through Nov. 19 at Northland Mall, 2900 E. Lincolnway.

The 9-day event starts when The Country Store opens at the mall, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. That night, the Gala Evening and Auction at Timber Creek Golf & Banquet starts 6 p.m. Tickets are $55 – call 815-625-3858 to order; reservations are due today.

Sunday, decorators will customize Christmas trees for a silent auction. Bids will be taken thorugh the week; trees must be paid for at the close of the auction at 3 p.m. Nov. 19. More info: hospicerockriver.org.

Guild hopes you find your way home

MOUNT MORRIS – The Performing Arts Guild of Mount Morris presents “The Way Home,” based on the parable of the prodigal son, at Pinecrest Grove Community Center and Theater, just off McKendrie Street at 500 Evergreen Lane.

Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for students, senior citizens and groups of 10 or more.

Call 815-734-2103 or go to performingartsguild.com for tickets or more information.

Sharing his work with veterans

STERLING – Thomas Tegge will present “Oral History: My Work with Veterans” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society meeting at the Lincoln Learning Center, 611 Third St.

Tegge, a former high school and Sauk Valley Community College teacher, has interviewed more than 300 veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Much of his work was on behalf of the Veterans History Project, which is primarily an oral history program that collects and preserves firsthand interviews of America’s wartime veterans.

Refreshments will be served.

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