Your Weekend Top 5
Second Saturdays in Dixon
DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings, featuring art, music and other cultural events, returns to various venues, mostly from 6 to 8 p.m. downtown, between First and Second streets and Peoria and Galena avenues. Go to www.second-saturdays.com or find the event on Facebook for a complete schedule and more details.
A fair for brides-to-be
DIXON – Bridal Fair 2014, considered the area's largest bridal fair, will begin at noon Sunday at Sauk Valley Community College. The event, sponsored by Sauk Valley Media and Seno Formal Wear, is a one-stop shop for brides planning their wedding.
Exhibits will include cakes, tuxedos and everything in between. Seno Formal Wear and Satin 'N Lace will present a fashion show to feature the newest trends in tuxes and bridal gowns.
Tickets cost $5 and are available at the Sauk Valley Media office at 3200 E. Lincolnway in Sterling, at the Telegraph office at 113 Peoria Ave. in Dixon, or at the door on Sunday.
GenNex art work on display
DIXON – Project GenNex, the Dixon youth group, is sponsoring an art show called "Desire to Inspire" at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First. St., with an opening event from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The art will be on display at the gallery throughout the month. The art will be from area junior high and high school students who go to Reagan Middle School, Dixon High School, St. Anne Catholic School and St. Mary's, among others.
Pancake breakfast on Sunday
DIXON – Want to help send war veterans from Lee County on an Honor Flight to Washington? Have some pancakes. Lee County Honor Flight will have a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Dixon VFW Post 540, 1560 Franklin Grove Road. Breakfast will cost $6 for adults and $3 for kids 5 to 12, and is free for kids younger than 5.
All proceeds will be used to send World War II and Korean War veterans from Lee County on future Honor Flights in the spring and summer.
Celebrate new Girl Scouts center
ROCK FALLS – The Girls Scouts of Northern Illinois will have a public grand opening celebration from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday of its new Rock Falls Service Center, 229 First Ave. Free family activities will include a jewelry-making craft for kids, information on Girl Scout camp and upcoming local programs, and the opportunity for girls to register for Girl Scouts. And, yum, there will be a booth where you can buy Girl Scout Cookies!