Toy show in Polo
POLO – Polo Lions Club Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Polo Community High School, 100 S. Union Ave.; concessions, 50-50 drawing; $3 for 13 and older; 815-499-0176.
Shades of Gray exhibit reception at TNPS
DIXON – Opening reception for Shades of Gray, 6 p.m. Friday; music by Al and Jeannie Brown, The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., it’s open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 815-285-4924 or Facebook.
Three-part show at Rosbrook
DIXON – Rosbrook Studio’s March & The Muse on Saturday; doors open at 6, show begins at 7 p.m., at 107 S Peoria Ave.; three-part show with Kendra Swanson, Jody McGill, and Incredible Folk, plus artists and their wares and into from local honey makers; pizza and beverages; find Rosbrook Studio on Facebook or call or text 815-973-4476.
Midwinter concert at DHS
DIXON – The Dixon Public Schools Choral Department’s annual Midwinter Concert will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the James A. Wiltz Auditorium at Dixon High School, 300 Lincoln Stature Drive; featuring Reagan Middle School choirs, including the Glee Choir, followed by the concert, Honors and Jazz choirs; seniors will be recognized; donations accepted for the choral department.
‘The Lion King,’ poolside
OREGON – Nash Recreation Center’s First Fridays in the Pool, 6 p.m. at 304 S. Fifth St.; watch “The Lion King” from the pool or deck; popcorn and fish snacks provided until 7:30 p.m.; free to members and preschoolers, otherwise, $2 for students, $3 for other residents, add $1 if you’re a nonresident; 815-732-3101.
Antique show, sale in Rock Island
ROCK ISLAND – Spring Antique Spectacular Vintage Market, 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 Fourth Ave.; 70 exhibitors with antiques and vintage items from around the world; $8 for ages 15 and older, free parking; go to www.antiquespectacular.com for a $1 off coupon; 712-326-9964.
John Deere Historic Site opens
GRAND DETOUR – The John Deere Historic Site, 8334 S Clinton St., is open for its 56th season; the site is the original Illinois homestead of John Deere and where he built his first self-scouring steel plow; new this year, an updated archaeological exhibit with new hands-on features that explore a blacksmith anvil and a replica of John Deere’s first plow, and the story behind the birthplace of the company; gift shop on site; hours, 1-5 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; free; 815‑652‑4551 or VisitJohnDeere.com.
First Fridays in Oregon
OREGON – First Fridays Open Stage Music Show, 7 p.m. at the Oregon VFW Club, 1310 W. Washington St., (new location); registration at 6:30 p.m., musicians and bands play for 15 minutes; instruments are all acoustic and professional sound system engineering is provided; music includes country, bluegrass, blues, Gospel, folk, soft rock, and eclectic mixes of all of the above; concessions available; admission is by donation; info: Ron Colson at 815-973-0942.