Here is a list of current events and upcoming activities in the Sauk Valley. Don’t forget to check out 5 things to do for other opportunities.
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– Dre and Zion Quintana will perform at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 19, at Books on First, 202 W. First St., Dixon.
– Britbeat Beatles Tribute, November 19, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll.
Friends of the Hennepin Canal. Muskrat 5-Mile Hike, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20, Bridge 23 on Highway 78 near Annawan.
Starlight Theater, 314 First Ave., Sterling
Jerry Criss Band, 7:30 p.m. November 26
Clinton Symphony Orchestra, Clinton, Iowa
Holidays with the Symphony, 7:30 p.m. December 10, Vernon Cook Theater, Clinton High School
Musical Friendships, 2 p.m., Jan. 15, Zion Lutheran Church, Clinton
Stories in Music, 2 p.m. Feb. 19, Morrison High School Auditorium, Morrison
The Breadth of Greatness, 7:30 p.m. April 22, Vernon Cook Theater, Clinton High School
Pops Concert, June 4, Riverview Park Bandshell, Clinton
Dixon Municipal Band
Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., December 4, James A. Wiltz Auditorium, Dixon
2023 Season Premiere, 7 p.m. March 4, Dixon Theater
Studio Rosbrook, 107 S. Peoria Ave, Dixon.
Second Saturday Open Mic, registration at 6 p.m., performances from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., suggested donation of $3.
Miles Nielsen and the Rusty Hearts, 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 2.
American Legion Post 902, 712 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls.
Jam Session, 7 p.m. every Thursday.
Blues in the Woods Bluesfest, 3 p.m. May 21, Timber Lake Playhouse, Mount Carroll
Kevin Burt, Birddog Blues Band, Russ Green Band
Historic Dixon Theater
Tickets are on sale for the following shows at the Historic Dixon Theater, 114 S. Galena Ave. Visit dixontheatre.com/events/ for tickets or more information.
Cinderella (A Community Theater Production), December 9-11.
The Prophecy Show: The Music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, December 30.
Motor City: The Motown Revue, January 14.
Still Collins, January 28.
Shanghai Circus, February 24.
Doug Allen Nash, March 11.
Comedian Yakov Smirnoff, March 24.
Heading east, April 7.
Adventures of Tortoise and the Hair Next Generation, April 23, 2023
The Machine: The Music of Pink Floyd, April 28, 2023
Under the lamppost, May 13, 2023
Illusionist Mike Super, May 27, 2023
Dixon Stage Left, 306 W First St, Dixon
Cinderella by Rodgers and Hammerstein, 7:30 p.m. December 9 and 10, 2 p.m. December 10 and 11
Rendezvous Arts: Matt Ulery and Matt Shevitz Quartet and Anne Hanley, December 14
Rendezvous Arts: Quatuor Kontras, January 11
Rendezvous Arts: Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic and Jen McNulty, February 1
12 angry jurors, TBC
The Laramie Project, March 2023
Rendezvous Arts: Steam Quartet and Benjamin Calvert, March 23
Rendezvous Arts: Metropolis Oboe Quartet and Faith Humphrey Hill, April 19
Revolutionaries, May 2023
Pride and Prejudice, July 2023
She Kills Monsters, August 2023
Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll.
Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, December 1-11
Rock River Jazz Band, May 7
Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos, May 14
The Style Catz with the Cocoloco Band, May 19
Blues in the Woods Bluesfest, May 21
White Pines Dinner Theater, 6712 W. Pines Road, Mount Morris
Branson on the Road, Christmas Style, Nov. 29-Dec. 1
Scrooge the Comedy, December 3-17
Polo Community Theater
A Candle in the Window, 7 p.m. Dec. 2-3, 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Dec. 10.
Masked Ball, 6 p.m., Jan. 21, Maxson Restaurant, Oregon
Junie B. Jones The Musical, February 24-26, March 3-4
Hyronomous A. Frog, May 5-7, 12-13.
Woodlawn Academy of the Arts, 3807 Woodlawn Road, Sterling
Shining Stars Musical Revue, 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 11, Centennial Auditorium, Sterling, Penguin Project of the Sauk Valley
School Rock! Live Jr., 7 p.m. Jan. 13-14, 2 p.m. Jan. 15, James A. Wiltz Auditorium, Dixon High School
Rock Falls High School
Bambi: A Life in the Forest, December 18
Miss Austen’s Choice, April 27-29
Morrison Music Theater Association, Bethesda Lutheran Church, 301 W. South St., Morrison
It’s a wonderful life, December 2-3
Performing Arts Guild, Pinecrest Grove Theatre, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris.
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some), 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10, 2 p.m. Dec. 11
The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., Dixon.
Batavia’s Water Street Studios features works by 23 Chicago-area artists, October 29 through December 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Eagle’s Nest Art Group, Conover Square Mall, 201 N. Third St., Oregon
Candlelight Walk, 4 p.m. Nov. 26. Original artwork created by artists from Ogle, Winnebago and Lee counties.
Winter Farmer’s Market, Dec. 3, Dec. 17, Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon. 815-284-2741 for booth rental information.
Twin Town Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, year-round indoors and outdoors; 106 Avenue A in Sterling, 815-626-8610, twincitycarmersmarket.com and Facebook.
Chana Route 64 Auction Barn Inc., 10 a.m. (first and third) Sunday; flea market, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (second and fourth) Saturday and Sunday at 620 S. Stone Hill Road.
Byron History Museum, 110 N. Union St., Byron, indoor market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 10.
Museums, exhibitions and attractions
Loveland History Museum, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon; free.
Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center at Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. Open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, 7071 Riverview Road, Thomson. Dial 815-273-2732.
Reagan Childhood Home, 810 S Hennepin Ave, Dixon, March 29-December 17, is open for tours Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., last tour departing at 3 p.m.
Historic Center of the Northwest Territories, 205 West Fifth St. Dixon, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Birthplace/Museum of Ronald Reagan, 111 Main Street, Tampico., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (except Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day). 815-622-8705.
Byron History Museum, Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., located at 110 North Union Street, Byron.
Roberts Armory WWII Museum, Route 251 and intermodal parkway, Rochelle. Open by appointment.
Village of Chaplin Creek, large-scale historic restoration project depicting a typical mid-19th century prairie settlement, 1715 Whitney Road, Franklin Grove.
Rock River Center, 810 S. 10th Street, Oregon. Cancer Support, 2 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday in November. Support for caregivers, 10 a.m., first and third Tuesday. Diabetic support, 11 a.m., first Wednesday. Low vision care, noon second and fourth Tuesday.
Alcoholics Anonymous for Carroll, Lee, Ogle and Whiteside counties. 1-800-452-7990. www.aa-nia.org.
Dixon Coin Club, 7 p.m., First Tuesday, American Legion, 1120 W. First St., Dixon.
Crossroads Quilting Guild, 7 p.m. third Monday, Forreston Grove Church, 7246 Freeport Road; Forreston.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Franklin Grove Chapter, 7 p.m. first Monday, Atlasta Park, Franklin Grove.
Bureau County Fairgrounds, Princeton. Northern Illinois Model Train Show and Farm Toy Show, 9 a.m. Nov. 19, $5. Sauk Trail Gun Collectors Show and Sale, Nov. 26-27, $5. Home for the Holidays lighted promenade, Fri, Sat and Sun 25 Nov-Dec 25. Boxing Day Parade, 1:30 p.m. December 3 Christmas craft and vendor display and flea market, December 10.
house of hope, 1637 Plock Drive, Dixon. Getting Through the Holidays, from certified grief specialist Ken Lawson, will be at 6 p.m. on November 17. Call 815-288-4673 to reserve.
Sterling Public Library. Preschool story time, 10 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Role-Playing Club-Dungeons and Dragons, Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Lego Club 10 a.m. first and third Saturday. Teen games evening, 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday. Roleplaying Game Club-Call of Cthulhu, 3:30 p.m. third Tuesday. 5 star book club bed, 11:30 a.m. second Saturday; Nanowrimo, noon, Nov 19, Nov 26, 5 p.m. Nov 29
Dixon Public Library. Preschool story time, ages 3-5, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Baby-Toddler Story Time, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; Orbital Reading Group, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; Morning Mysteries, 10:30 a.m. Monday; Computer Coding Club, every other Thursday K-1, 2:45 p.m., 2nd-3rd grade, 3:30 p.m., 4th-5th grade, 4:15 p.m. DINO-vember, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Holiday Fun, 2:30 p.m. on December 15.
Rock Falls Public Library. Book clubs, 6:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m. the first Thursday of the month. Morning Makers, 10 a.m. Monday. Lego Builder, 3:45 p.m. Nov. 21.
Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison Street, Morrison. Sale of books until November 19.
Whiteside Forum, Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St., Morrison
Ukraine: How You Can Help with English-Ukrainian Intercultural ENGin Volunteer Paula Schares and Iowa Newcomer Integration and Exchange Vice President Paula Purcell, 2 p.m. Nov. 27. Free admission.
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