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Music, eagles happening Around the Sauk Valley

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.

Do you have information on an upcoming event or attraction? Be sure to let us know. Submit information for Sauk Valley Media’s weekly calendar to news@saukvalley.com. Include a contact person and phone number.

This Weekend

Clinton Bald Eagle Watch, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Lock and Dam 13 in Fulton. For information, call 815-259-3628.

Bald Eagle Days Environmental Fair and Wildlife Art Show is Friday to Sunday at QCCA Expo Center, 2621 Fourth Ave., Rock Island. It’s the largest event in the Midwest dedicated to the bald eagle. There are live eagle, hawk, owl and vulture flying demonstrations, educational programs and more than 200 exhibits. Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-15, free 6 and younger. It is open 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The First Fridays Open Mic moves to a new location: K’s Sports Bar, 408 East Washington (Route 64) in Oregon. The next show will be 7 p.m. Friday. Admission is free, although a jar is available for donations. Sign-up for performers is at 6:45. For information, call 815-449-2660.



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.

Rosbrook Studio Second Saturday Open Mic 6 to 11 p.m., 107 S. Peoria Ave., Dixon. $3 suggested donation

Theater productions

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.

Art exhibits

17th Regional Survey of Art opens Friday and runs through Feb. 12 at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St., Dixon. A reception and awards presentation will be 6 p.m., Jan. 14.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles opens Saturday and runs through March 31 at KSB Hospital’s Commerce Towers. Exhibit is free and opens daily at 9 a.m.


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.

All Aglow holiday display continues through Jan. 9 at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford. The event is free, though donations are accepted.

Information on events and attractions for Sauk Valley Media’s weekly calendar should be submitted to news@saukvalley.com. Include a contact person and phone number.