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Top 5 things to do this weekend: Jan. 18-20, 2019

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 Knight of wine, craft beer tasting

DIXON – A "Knight of Wine and Beer Tasting" runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Dixon Kay Cee Club, 506 W. Third St.

Craft beer and 30 wines will be available to sample. Tickets cost $15 for 10 taster coupons, hors d'oeuvres, and chances to win two door prizes. Additional coupons will be sold.

Tickets are available at St. Anne Elementary School, 1112 N. Brinton Ave., St. Mary School, 704 S. Peoria Ave., from Gary Gornik, 815-994-1368, or 815-288-1821, and at the door.

Proceeds benefit both schools. Call Gornik for more information.

Have a ball dressing up

POLO – Polo Area Community Theatre's fifth annual Masquerade Ball runs from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Polo Town Hall, for anyone high school age and older.

Formal attire and masks are required. Masks will be available for rental or purchase.

There will be hors d'oeuvres and a chocolate fountain from 7 to 9:15 p.m., a glitter henna artist, a photo booth, raffles (you must be present to win) and nonalcoholic drinks.

Tickets cost $10 per person, $15 per couple in advance at; they will cost $15 and $20 at the door.

Go to the website or find the theater group on Facebook for more information.

Blues and Bluegrass

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; donations are accepted to help with the upkeep of the historic building.

Call 815-456-3030 or go to for more information.

Upcoming: March 15

Woodlawn academy recitals

STERLING – Students 6 through adult taking private vocal and instrumental music lessons at Woodlawn Arts Academy will showcase their talents in two free recitals, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1701 16th Ave.

Each session will feature different students.

Call 815-626-4278 for more information.

Let's flammingle!

STERLING – Dress up, socialize and “flamingle” at Newman Central Catholic High School's annual Ann Hermes Ladies Luncheon, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school, 1101 St. Mary’s St.

The theme is “Let’s Flamingle.” Along with several games and prizes, there will be a disc jockey, photo booth and a costume contest. Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and assorted beers and wine will be sold.

Tickets cost $25, and are available at the school or at Smoked on Third, 14 E. Third St., and at the door. Proceeds benefit the school.

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