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Top 5 things to do this weekend, March 16-18, 2018

March 15, 2018 GMT

Have a Wonder-ful time at the movies

OREGON – Wondering what to do Friday night? How about a movie?

Oregon Together will wrap up its free winter movie series with 2017′s “Wonder,” about a boy with facial differences who attends a mainstream school for the first time.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Oregon Coliseum, 214 N. Fourth St.; showtime is at 7. Feel free to wear pajamas and bring pillows and blankets; those younger than 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Concessions will be sold.  

Deere’s doors are open again

GRAND DETOUR – The John Deere Historic Site, where he built his first self-scouring steel plow, is open for its 54th season at 8334 S. Clinton St.

It features a recreation of Deere’s original blacksmith shop, the Deere family home, and an archaeological site where, in 1963, a team uncovered the exact location where Deere forged his famous plow.

It’s open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday through December. Admission is free.

Go to shawurl.com/361c or call 815-652-4551 for more information and a calendar of events.

Exhibit honors cancer patients

DIXON – Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Center’s traveling exhibit, “This is Me! This is Hope! Collaboration of Artist and Cancer Patient” is on display at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., through March 23.

The exhibit, which showcases the personal journeys of local cancer patients through art, also will be on display at several other locations through the summer.

The Next Picture Show is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free; donations are welcome. Go to thenextpictureshow.org or call 815-285-4924 for more information.

Find Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers on Facebook or call 815-288-4673 for more information on the exhibit.

Dance the night away

AMBOY – A Teen Turf dance for fifth- through 12th-graders will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Boehle Youth Center, 235 W. Main St.

Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite musical group.

Admission is $5, and free for parents who act as chaperones. Door prizes will be awarded.

Call Teen Turf at 815-857-4800 or 815-440-8195 for more information.

The little town with the big toy show

SUBLETTE – The 36th annual Sublette Farm Toy and Antique Tractor Show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in seven buildings and on downtown streets.

The show features more than 200 antique tractors, a semitractor-trailer display, an operating train display, baseball cards, silent auction, and more.

A craft show and the volunteer fire firefighters’ pancake breakfast will be 7 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Find Sublette Farm Toy Show on Facebook for more information.