The following is a list of current events and upcoming activities going on in the Sauk Valley. Don’t forget to check out 5 Things To Do for other opportunities.
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History of Christmas Trees is on display through the end of December at the Owen P. Miles Museum, 107 W. Broadway, Mt. Carroll. Display includes items from the late 1800s up to the 1960s, including tree ornaments, Christmas cards and nativity sets. Museum hours during December will be Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Family donation of $10 for this special event.
The Harlem Globetrotters will bring its Spread Game Tour at 7 p.m. Thursday at BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford. Tickets start at $26 and are available at Ticketmaster.com or the arena box office.
Clinton Symphony Orchestra has performances Jan. 16 at Lutheran Church in Clinton, Iowa, Feb. 19 at Morrison High School, and April 30 at Vernon Cook Theater in Clinton.
The First Fridays Open Mic at K’s Sports Bar, 408 East Washington (Route 64) in Oregon. The next show will be 7 p.m. Jan. 7. Admission is free, although a jar is available for donations. Sign-up for performers is at 6:45. For information, call 815-449-2660.
Rosbrook Studio Second Saturday Open Mic 6 to 11 p.m., 107 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. $3 suggested donation
Historic Dixon Theatre
Tickets are on sale for the following shows at Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave. Go to dixontheatre.com/events/ for tickets or more information.
Capriccio Piano Quartet, part of the Rendezvous Arts tour, will be 5:30 p.m. Jan. 13.
Reza: Edge of Illusion, a ground-breaking grand scale production, will be 4 p.m. Jan. 23.
Lions, Tigers and Bears exhibit, presented by The Next Picture Show, runs through Dec. 31 and can be viewed during regular business hours at KSB Commerce Towers, 215 E. First St. in Dixon. The exhibit features more than 40 works by local and regional artists.
Twin City Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, year-round indoors and out; 106 Avenue A in Sterling, 815-626-8610, twincitycarmersmarket.com 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 details.
Museums, exhibits and attractions
Loveland History Museum, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Loveland Community House, 513 W. Second St., Dixon; free; lovelandcommunityhouse.org or 815-284-2741. The museum will be closed in observance of Christmas and New Year and will re-open for normal hours on Jan. 6.
Discovery Center Museum in Rockford has posted its holiday hours. It will be open 9:30 to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 30 and Jan. 1-2. It will open 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 31. The New Year’s Eve “Countdown to Fun” will be Dec. 31.
All Aglow holiday display continues through Jan. 9 at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford. The event is free, though donations are accepted.