Top 5 things to do this week, April 12-14, 2019

April 11, 2019

Band finds an Avenue for their talents

DIXON – Sauk Valley Community Concert Association presents Chris Rupp and 7th Ave. at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Dixon Theatre, 114 S. Galena Ave.

Rupp, founder of Home Free and the grand prize winner of the Sing Off in 2013, and the band combine elements of pop, swing, rockabilly, country and more. Rupp also has collaborated with artists such as Kenny Rodgers, The Oakridge Boys, and Charlie Daniels.

Tickets cost $25. Find the association on Facebook for more information.

Barbershoppers to perform

STERLING – The Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus’ 68th annual show “Out Of This World” begins at 3 p.m. at Sterling High School’s Centennial Auditorium, 1608 Fourth Ave.

Tickets cost $10 for adults; admission is free to students with school ID.

Follow Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus on Facebook for more information.

All Hands on deck at church

ROCK FALLS – Nashville Bluegrass band The Farm Hands will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Open Bible Church, 2105 E. Rock Falls Road.

The group has been named Bluegrass Music’s Vocal Group of the Year, and Bluegrass Gospel Band of the Year. They have played at the Grand Ole Opry and are a Hall of Fame Grammy winner.

Donations will be accepted. Call the church at 815-625-1957 for more information.

Track down some trains and memorabilia

DAVENPORT, Iowa – The eighth annual Davenport Model Railroad & Memorabilia Show will run from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St.

The show will feature more than 300 tables of new and used models in different scales, including N, HO, S and O, along with American Flyer, Lionel Lanterns, locks, keys, and railroad items. Vendors will buy, sell and trade. Admission is $5 and no charge for children 12 and younger. There will be door prizes and food will be sold.

Spring Fling in Lanark

LANARK – A Spring Fling festival and vendor fair runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vendors will have wares available at the Heritage Center, 106 S. Broad St. Admission is free.

The Easter Bunny will be available for free photos from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Information Center, just south of Lanark City Hall, 111-A S. Broad St. Each child who visits the Easter Bunny will receive a goodie bag, cookie and decorating kit.

The Lanark Public Library in the City Hall building will give away gently used items from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and an indoor farmers market will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Valentine Building, 109 N. Broad St.

Other Lanark businesses are participating. Fine Celebrate Lanark on Facebook for more information.