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Top 5 things to do this weekend: Jan. 12-14, 2018

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.

A celebration fit for a King

STERLING – People are invited to celebrate both the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and local residents who are living his dream during the Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Celebration at First Church of the Nazarene, 411 13th Ave.

The free celebration will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, There will be music, a Living the Dream awards ceremony, and refreshments.

Call 815-625-0864 for more information.

Naturalist will tell prairie’s story

STERLING – Paul L. Rieger will present the story of the Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society’s next meeting at Lincoln Learning Center, 611 E. Third St.

Rieger, a master naturalist and educator, will discuss the history of bison in America through to the creation of the preserve near Franklin Grove.

The program is free and refreshments will be served.

A bumper crop of local goods

DIXON – The Dixon Winter Farmers Market returns from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the lower level of Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., and again Jan. 27, Feb. 10 and 24, and March 10 and 24.

The producer-only, handicapped-accessible market features produce, crafts, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, all-natural soaps and skin care products, jewelry, kids’ things, dog treats, and décor.

Soup and sandwich lunches are available.

Find Dixon Winter Farmers Market on Facebook or contact DWFM2015@gmail.com or 815-244-4451 for more information.

Serving up some local history

MORRISON – If you like local history and good grub, stop by the Morrison Historical Society’s annual meeting and potluck meal at Morrison United Methodist Church, 200 W. Lincolnway.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Sunday with the meal at 1 p.m. Those attending should bring a dish to pass and table service. Beverages will be provided.

A presentation will be given on Gen. Samuel Whiteside, for whom Whiteside County is named, at 2 p.m., with information on his military career, the county, and the U.S. cargo ship named after the general.

Find Morrison Historical Society on Facebook for more information.

Second Saturdays returns

DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings returns to downtown Dixon this weekend. Most of the happenings run through the evening at various venues between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Second Saturdays features art, music and other cultural events.

Open mic night runs from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at Rosbrook Studio, 107 S. Peoria Ave. Doors open at 6, and registration takes place at and after that time. After 6, acts also can message Rosbrook Studio on Facebook or call or text 815-973-7824.

Admission is a suggested $3 donation. Pizza and beverages will be sold.

Find the event on Facebook for more information.

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