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Sauk Valley Weekend update for March 6-8, 2020

Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions picked by SVM news staff.
Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions picked by SVM news staff.

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.

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