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Your weekend roundup

A look at some things to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley

Sauk Valley Water Ski Show

ROCK FALLS – Ski Broncs Water Ski Team from Loves Park will perform two shows, noon and 5 p.m. Saturday in Seward Riverside Park, 604 E. Second St.; bands Monarch at 10:15 a.m., Finding Home, 1:15 p.m. and McCrae, 3:15 p.m.; admission is free. Craft, business and food vendors invited; Matthew Hicks, 815-564-0311 and Sauk Valley

Tampico Fest

TAMPICO – Tampico Festival 2019 runs through Sunday; live music, parade, craft show, car show, bags tournament, youth dance, family activities, dunk tank, watermelon-eating contest, mud volleyball, fishing derby, 50-50 raffles, paint the town, fireworks, food and more; Tampico Festival 2019 on Facebook, or

New exhibit at TNPS

DIXON – Absolutely Abstract Art Exhibition opens Friday at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St.; open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 815-285-4924 or Facebook.

Hittin’ for Hospice

ROCK FALLS – Co-ed volleyball tournament, silent auction, 50-50 raffle, food and drinks; register at 9 a.m. Saturday at Triple P’s, 3312 W. Rock Falls Road; 6-member teams, at least 3 women; $150 per team, cash prize to winning team; register in advance at Triple P’s or Gaffey, 3408 River Road, Sterling; 815-626-3467; proceeds benefit Gaffey Hospice. Spectators admitted free; bring blankets and chairs, no outside food or drinks.


ROCK FALLS – Big rigs, tractors, firetrucks and more; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday at a new location: Hinders Field, the Rock Falls High School athletic field, at 400 15th Ave.; more than 60 vehicles from various professions that kids can look at, learn about, and touch; plus concessions, giveaways; Optimist Club of Rock Falls on Facebook.

"Mamma Mia" at Timber Lake

MOUNT CARROLL – "Mamma Mia," 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road; 815-244-2035 for tickets or, Facebook, 815-244-2048 for information.‘

‘The Misanthrope’ at Stage Left

DIXON – “The Misanthrope,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dixon Stage Left, 306 W. First St.; tickets, $20, general admission $15, group tickets $5, students at, Treins, Crystal Cork; 815-440-2999.

Othello’ and 'I Do, I Do,'

PRINCETON – Festival 56 presents "I Do, I Do;" 2 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, next Friday at 24 Park Ave.; tickets, $29 regular, $26 senior, $14 students; 815-879-5656. Also “Othello,” 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Sailors and Soldiers Park, 14 Park Ave. E; free; 815-879-5656 or

Free music

• Mary Townley, noon Friday, Heritage Crossing Dixon.

• Dave Weld and the Imperial Flame, 7 p.m. Friday in the Mount Morris bandshell.

• Jerry Menzel Band; 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 111 E. Main St.; Amboy.

• The Kramers, 6 p.m. Sunday Spring Valley Reformed Church, 10960 Spring Valley Road, Fulton.

• "'Music at the Mill' free; 7 p.m. Saturday, Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road, Franklin Grove; musicians perform for 20 minutes; free, but donations to support the Franklin Creek Preservation Association welcome.

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