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Top 5 things to do this weekend: April 13-15, 2018

April 12, 2018 GMT

Looking for something fun to do this weekend in the Sauk Valley? Here are five suggestions from the Sauk Valley Media news staff.

Enjoy some Unni-que music

STERLING – Woodlawn Arts Academy will present Norway’s Unni Boksasp Ensemble at 7 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Auditorium in Sterling High School, 1608 Fourth Ave.

The folk band’s performance is part of Arts Midwest World Fest, a program of Minneapolis-based Arts Midwest, which named Woodlawn Arts Academy a partner through 2019. The program brings international music ensembles to communities.

Tickets are $10, available through cash or check at the academy, 3807 Woodlawn Road, or at shawurl.com/38xc.


It’s canal cleanup time

ROCK FALLS – Volunteers are needed for the annual Hennepin Feeder Canal cleanup, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

People should meet at Days Inn, 2105 First Ave., shortly before the start of the cleanup. Wear old shoes and protective clothing. Volunteers – you can come alone or get a team together – will get a T-shirt, photos will be taken and snacks will be served after the cleanup. A raffle also will be held.

The rain date is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Call 815-590-6404 to sign up, or for more information. Find Rock River Development Authority on Facebook or e-mail rockriverda@outlook.com for more information.

A play in Milledgeville’s neck of the Woods

MILLEDGEVILLE – Head “Into the Woods” this weekend at Milledgeville High School, 100 E. Eighth St., where students will present a musical that brings together elements and characters from well-known stories and fairy tales for a dark comedy.

Shows are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the gym.

Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for infants to kindergartners.

Call 815-225-7141 for tickets or more information.

A tour of artists’ talents

Painters, photographers, potters, fiber and glass artists, carvers and sculptors from Byron to Sterling will open their studios and welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the Rock River Valley Studio Tour.

During the tour, people will get to meet the artists while they talk about their work or give demonstrations.

$5 tickets and a $5 map are available on tour day at Byron Museum of History, 110 N. Union St.; The Old Sandstone Gallery, 122 S. Wesley, Mount Morris; Eagle’s Nest Art Gallery, 201 N. Third St, Oregon; The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., Dixon; The Corner Gallery, 202 Fourth Ave., Sterling; and Woodlawn Arts Academy, 3807 Woodlawn Rd, Sterling.


Email rrvpg.cindy@gmail.com for more information.

Take a trip back in time

MOUNT MORRIS – Volunteers will open the doors of the Mount Morris History Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The museum is located at Village Hall, 105 W. Lincoln St.

New items of interest arrive at the museum on a regular basis, and donated items are always welcome. A featured exhibit this month will be a display of antique radios.

The museum is normally open only on special occasions and voting days, but curator Jerry Stouffer said organizers are experimenting with opening more regularly, depending on the public’s response. People are welcome to stop by and share memories of Mount Morris and enjoy light refreshments.

Go to mtmorrisil.net/museum for more information.