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  • Annual coat drive that benefits shelters seeks donations, volunteers

    BYRON – The annual Coats For Hope coat drive, created and organized by a dedicated 12-year-old, begins Oct. 10.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Saturday, Oct. 1Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., Gateway Faith Fellowship parsonage, 701 14th Ave., Ful ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 3:27 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and services

    Thursday, Sept. 29Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Healt ...
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 1:55 pm
  • Apple cider doughnuts to benefit Shannon homecoming

    SHANNON – Apple cider doughnuts will be sold for $12 a dozen to raise money for Shannon homecoming. Orders are due by Monday at homecoming@jcwifi.com ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • Quarter Mania to support Dixon Christian preschool

    DIXON – This month’s Dixon Quarter Mania will benefit the nonprofit Morning Star Christian Preschool of Dixon.
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 8:32 pm
  • Junior Optimist Club of Sterling will hold bake sale

    STERLING – The Junior Optimist Club of Sterling will have a bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 during the Pumpkin Dash at Hoover Park, 3807 Woodl ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 5:36 pm
  • Support groups, clubs and service

    Tuesday, Sept. 27Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family plann ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Details available on adult protection

    DIXON – A presentation on the Adult Protective Services program will be at 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Tales to be told during walk

    STERLING – Whiteside County Genealogists and Sterling Public Library will have their annual cemetery walk Oct. 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery ins ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Conference on growing older

    STERLING – Aging: Everybody’s Doing It! will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at New Life Lutheran Church, 702 W. Lynn Blvd. The program starts a ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Writing course designed for life

    Chapter Two will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. each Monday, Oct. 17 to Nov. 28, except Oct. 31, at Post House Community Center, 100 W. Second St.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Species become memories

    Not so many years ago, during the autumn season, literally hundreds of thousands of passenger pigeons would have been migrating through the Rock River ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • COMMUNITY EVENTS

    SaturdayFarmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, Haymarket Square, 317 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-3306.Farmers ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS, AND SERVICES

    SaturdayFarmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, Haymarket Square, 317 W. Third St., Dixon, 815-284-3306.Farmers ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Foster parent applicants sought

    OTTAWA – Applications for families to provide foster care for children with complex medical needs are being accepted by Youth Service Bureau of Illino ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Flu clinics throughout area

    OREGON – Seasonal flu quadrivalent vaccinations for adults and children will be offered by Ogle County Health Department.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Event to feature Chicago comedian

    ROCHELLE – Evening with Tim Clue, a benefit for Pegasus Special Riders of Oregon, will be Oct. 22 at Abraham’s Bar and Grill, 1127 N. Seventh St.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Benefit planned to help kids

    DIXON – A fundraiser for Buddy Bags of Dixon will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 1 at Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Contest open to student writers

    SPRINGFIELD – Students in fourth through 12th grades can enter the 2017 Letters About Literature national reading and writing contest.
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Culinary, horse show, highlights of fair

    MORRISON – Results of the Whiteside County Fair that ran Aug. 16-20 are:Open CulinaryPremier Exhibit ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Support offered to families

    DIXON – The Sauk Valley Community College nursing department had its annual Significant Other Support Group meeting in August to foster an atmosphere ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am
  • Certification class for food services

    ROCK FALLS – A food service sanitation manager certification course will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at Rock Falls Community Building, Rock Falls ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 1:15 am


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