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Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 22-24, 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.

Antique treasures in Oregon

OREGON – The Oregon Woman’s Club’s 69th annual antique show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Blackhawk Center, 1101 W. Jefferson St.

More than 50 dealers from five states will sell antiques, furniture, glass,toys, primitives, clothing, jewelry, dolls, and for the first time, a fine arts dealer.

Appraisals, at $5 an item, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $6, which is good for both days, and there will be concessions and door prizes.

Call 815-732-2219 for more information.

Craft beer and wine-tasting

DIXON – Twin Cities Sunrise Rotary Club is hosting a beer and wine-tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Brandywine Banquet and Event Center, 441 state Route 2.

Local musician Bobbi White will perform.

Tickets cost $30; table sponsorships cost $300; patron sponsorships cost $100 and include two tickets, appetizers, 10 taste tickets for two guests and the business or individual's name in the program. Proceeds help fund scholarships.

Find Twin Cities Sunrise Rotary Club – Sterling Illinois on Facebook or contact Allen Przysucha at or 815-718-3863 for tickets and more information.

Canterbury Singers

DIXON – The Canterbury Singers present an all-Renaissance program for Lent at 5 p.m. Sunday in the 1870s Gothic Revival church of St. Luke, 221 W. Third St.

The English-style Evensong will feature works by Tallis, Paletrina, and Smith. Ross Jallo is the organist and Tim Boles the conductor.

Admission is free; reservations are requested but not required.

Go to for more information.

Bands rockin' out at fundraiser

STERLING – Multiple bands, a live auction of celebrity items, a 50-50 raffle and food all will be part of a benefit Saturday for Heather Rahn, a Walnut woman with an aggressive form of MS.

The benefit begins at 1 p.m. at Starlight Theatre, 314 First Ave. The music begins at 2 p.m.; Chris Stevens, Brian Pankey, The Beaux, Magic By Gambit, and Cigar Box Skinny will perform.

Tickets cost $20 and include a lunch and dinner and the chance to win a door prize.

Numerous autographed items from celebrities, including a signed script for the series finale of "Newhart," signed by Bob Newhart, and hoodies signed by Tommy Chong ,will be sold at a live auction.

Tickets are available at 815-719-2307, 779-239-0463 and at the door. Find Heather’s Fight Against MS Benefit on Facebook for more information.

Music, more at Post House

DIXON – Fourth Fridays Open Mic begins at 7 p.m. at Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St.

Each musician or band performs four songs, and a jam session follows. Instruments are acoustic, a sound system is provided, and poets and short-story writers are welcome.

A donation is required to help cover utility costs. Call 815-288-9236 for more information.

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