Symphony and Quilt Showcase Hits Across the Sauk Valley – Shaw Local

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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This week

Relay For Life Dine to Donate, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, Candlelight Inn, 2907 Locust St., Sterling. Supports the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Clinton Symphony Orchestra, Final Concert of the 68th Season 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Vernon Cook Theater, Clinton High School, Clinton, Iowa. Brian Dollinger conductor, Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony on the program. Featuring: violinist Naha Greenholtz, concertmaster with the Quad City Symphonies and Madison on violin for Mozart’s Fourth Violin Concerto. Tickets $20, students free.

Country Crossroads Quilt Guild of Forreston will feature 150 quilts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Rock River Center, 810 South 10th St., Oregon. Admission is $5, free for ages 10 and under, and includes a raffle for a Monique Jacobs patterned quilt titled All About Love quilt patterned by Monique Jacobs of Open Gate Quilts. For more information, call 815-262-0740.

The annual Diversity and Uniqueness Fundraising Gala hosted by the Sauk Valley Diversity Committee will take place on Saturday from 6-11 p.m. at the Brandywine Inn, Dixon. The outfit is formal with sneakers. Live band and DJ, dessert dash. Tickets $50, must be 21 or older. For more information, [email protected] or call 815-590-9350.

Hennepin Canal State Park Foundation Arbor Day Festival, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hennepin Canal State Park Visitor Center, 16006 East St., Sheffield.

Farm Open Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, P&C Little Rascals, 22351 Thomson Road, Chadwick. Admission fee.

The 45th Walk Through Spring, 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Black Hawk State Historic Site, 1510 46th Ave, Rock Island, IL. Ornithologists at 7, Wildflowers at 10.



Clinton Symphony Orchestra.

“A Symphonic Affair” fundraiser, June 4 at Rastrelli’s Tuscany Room, 238 Main Ave., Clinton, Iowa.

Pops Concert, 6:30 p.m. June 5, Riverview Park, 303 Riverview Drive, Clinton. Admission fee.

jam sessions, 7 p.m. every Thursday, American Legion Post 902, 712 Fourth Ave., Rock Falls.

Rosbrook Studio Second Saturday Open Mic, registration 6 p.m., performances 7 p.m.-11 p.m., 107 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. Suggested donation of $3.

Open Mic First Fridays, K’s Sports Bar, 408 East Washington (Route 64) in Oregon. The next performance is May 6. Admission is free, although a jar is available for donations. Artist registration is at 6:45 a.m. For information, call 815-449-2660.

Coronado Performing Arts Center, Rockford. Travis Tritt, June 12. 81-968-5222.

Theatrical productions

Historic Dixon Theater

Tickets are on sale for the following shows at the Historic Dixon Theater, 114 S. Galena Ave. for tickets or more information.

Rendezvous Symphony Orchestra with star soprano Michelle Areyzaga, 5 p.m. May 1. $15 to $50

Exile: The No Limit Tour, 7:30 p.m. May 7.

Joe Piscopo, 7:30 p.m., May 13.

Million Dollar Quartet, 7:30 p.m. May 26.

Menopause the musical, September 28-29.

Still young, October 7.

ABBA Mania, October 16.

Paul Childers, October 22.

Yesterday: A Beatles tribute endorsed by Sir Paul McCartney, November 5.

Annie Jr., November 18-19.

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

Vincent by Léonard Nimoy, 7:30 p.m. on May 6-7, 13-14, 19-21.

Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mount Carroll.

Escape to Margaritaville. June 2-12

Lend me a tenor, from June 16 to 26

Annie, June 30-July 10

Legally Blonde, July 14-24

Nunsense, July 28-August. 7

We Will Rock You, August 11-31

Hank Williams: Lost Highway, September 8-18

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, December 1-11

Performing Arts Guild, “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong,” May 13-15, May 20-22, Pinecrest Grove Theater.

Clinton Area Showboat Theater, 303 Riverview Drive, Clinton, Iowa. Call 563-242-6760 or email [email protected]

Sister Act, June 2, June 4-12.

Calendar Girls, June 16-26.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair, June 30, July 2-17.

The Wedding Singer, July 21-31.

The World Goes’ Round, August 4, August 6-14.

Art exhibitions

KSB Trade Towers, 215 E. First Street, Dixon. Au Bord de l’Eau, an art gallery on the importance of water. Presented by The Next Picture Show.

Prairie Arts Center, 24 Park Ave. East, Art and Pop Culture by Austin Burrows, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 30.

The next picture show, 113 W. First Street, Dixon.

38th National Exhibition of the Watercolor Society of Illinois. From April 30 to May 28. 60 original works by artists from across the country. The jury selection show will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. Information: 815-285-4924.

Art in a Bottle, 7 p.m. Friday, May 20. Fundraising with wine tasting, on-site expertise provided by Dalibor Brkovic of Winebrow Fine Wines and Spirits. Tickets $75. Cocktail outfit. 815-285-4924. Silent auction. Music by Carol Brown.


Twin Town Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, year-round indoors and outdoors; 106 Avenue A in Sterling, 815-626-8610, and Facebook.

Chana Route 64 Auction Barn Inc. auction, 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. Find Chana Auction Barn on Facebook or call 815-830-3898 for more information. Contact Market Manager Robin at 815-973-0728 for more details.

Byron History Museum, spring markets for Sunshine Park vendors, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14.

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; or 815-284-2741.

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. The museum’s permanent exhibits include; Agriculture then and now, the Underground Railroad, local veterans, the Byron business, outbuildings, trains and AG Spalding. Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 3pm, located at 110 North Union Street, Byron.

Special interest

Dixon Coin Club, 7 p.m., First Tuesday, American Legion, 1120 W. First St., Dixon.

Information about Sauk Valley Media weekly calendar events and attractions should be submitted to [email protected] Include a contact person and phone number.

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