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Top 5 things to do this weekend: Dec. 15-17, 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.

Singin’ the blues

FRANKLIN GROVE – If it’s the third Friday of the month, it’s 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, beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building.

PJ’s, popcorn, prizes – and a bull

STERLING – The Sterling Theater will host a pajama party today for the 7 p.m. showing of the cartoon “Ferdinand,” the story of a big-hearted bull that gets captured and has to find his way back home.

Doors open at 6:30 at the theater, 402 Locust St., and kids who wear their pajamas will get free popcorn. There also will be drawings for prizes.

Admission is $5 for ages 12 and under and 60 and older, and $8 for the rest.

Find the theater on Facebook, or call 815-632-3708 for more information.

Santa’s gone to market

STERLING – Santa will be at the Twin City Farmers Market from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday for the market’s Christmas Celebration.

In addition to the jolly man with belly like a bowl full of jelly, the Scarecrow Cafe will be serving a holiday meal.

The market is open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the historical Twin City Produce Building, 106 Ave. A. Find it on Facebook, go to, or call 815-499-7268 for a list of vendors, upcoming events and more information.

A musical, madrigal market

DIXON – The Dixon Winter Farmers Market will welcome some special guests Saturday: The Dixon High School Madrigal singers will perform, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The market runs from 9 a.m. to noon in the lower level of Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St.

Find Dixon Winter Farmers Market on Facebook or contact or 815-244-4451 for more information.

Adore music? Head to Morrison

MORRISON – Emmanuel Reformed Church will present “Adore!,” a mix of Christmas music by choirs from several area churches, at 7 p.m. today and Sunday and 3 p.m. Saturday at 202 E. Morris St. A fellowship hour follows.

The church is handicapped-accessible, and a free shuttle bus will provide rides before and after the performance, picking up at Ebenezer Reformed Church’s parking lot 2 blocks south.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Call 815-772-3890 for more information.

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