Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 2-4, 2018
Farm toys your field of interest?
POLO – The 33rd annual Polo Farm Toy Show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Polo High School, 100 Union Ave.
The Polo Lions Club event will feature nearly 100 dealer tables and a 50-50 drawing and food will be sold by the Polo Boosters.
Admission is $3 for those 13 and older.
Come spend the weekend with Granny
AMBOY – The ninth annual Granny Rose Animal Shelter Top Dog fundraiser, featuring bags and poker tournaments, raffles, live and silent auctions, live music, concessions, and other games activities, returns to the the Lee County 4-H Center, 1196 Franklin Road, Friday through Sunday.
The schedule: Friday: blind draw bags tournament at 7 p.m., live music at 8 p.m. Saturday,: doubles bags tournament at 10 a.m.; live music at 3 p.m.; live auction at 6 p.m.; Sunday, seniors and women singles bags tournament at 9 a.m., open singles tournament at 11. A free shuttle will run from Quality Inn and various locations in Dixon every hour from 5:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
Find Granny Rose Animal Shelter on Facebook or call 815-288-7387 for more information.
Pitch will throw some laughs your way
MOUNT MORRIS – The David L. Rahn Junior High Theater Group will present “The Pitch” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pinecrest Grove Theater, 414 S. Wesley Ave.
The play is about an enthusiastic, aspiring screenwriter who pitches her crazy ideas for shows and commercials, each more outlandish and hilarious than the one before, to an unenthusiastic producer.
Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students.
Crundwell film returns to Dixon
DIXON – The documentary “All the Queen’s Horses,” detailing Rita Crundwell’s $53.7 million embezzlement, returns to the Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave., with free screenings at 10 a.m., and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
The 71-minute film is about the city’s former comptroller, responsible for the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. It features interviews with forensic accountants, equestrians, attorneys, government officials and local residents.
Go to eventbrite.com and search for Dixon or “All the Queen’s Horses” for tickets.
A taste of Mardi Gras in Mount Morris
MOUNT MORRIS – A Mardi Gras-themed dinner adult prom, a fundraiser for the Let Freedom Ring Committee, runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Mount Morris Moose, 101 Moose Drive.
Goin’ Postal is the band. Tickets cost $10, or $15 per couple.
Dinner costs $10 and will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. On the menu: jambalaya, dirty rice, and cornbread.
Call Sara, 815-275-3360, for more information.