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Top 5 things to do this weekend, May 24-26, 2019

Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.
Looking for something fun to do in the Sauk Valley this weekend? Here are some suggestions.

Mayfest in Mount Carroll

MOUNT CARROLL – Mayfest returns to the grounds of the old Shimer College, 203 E. Seminary St. Friday through Sunday, with a Civil War reenactment, arts and crafts, a car show on Sunday, the Mayfest 5K run, a Kids Zone, and lots of live music and food.

Find Mayfest on Facebook or call 224-442-0469 for more information.

Tickling the ivories

MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, presents Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos at 7 p.m. Friday.

Admission is $25. Go to for more information.

National exhibit leaving TNPS

DIXON – The 35th Illinois Watercolor Society National Exhibit ends, featuring 59 works from across the country and overseas, ends Friday at The Next Picture Show, 113 W. First St.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

Call 815-285-4924 or find The Next Picture Show on Facebook for more information.

Bands blowout, car show at Poopy's

SAVANNA – Poopy’s Pub & Grub will be rockin' this Memorial Day weekend with scores of live bands Friday through Monday, and a car show from 11 a.m. to 4 pm Monday at the bar at 1030 Viaduct Road.

Find it on Facebook or call 815-273-4516 for all the details.

Haunted history tours

OREGON – The Old Road House Steakhouse Landmark Building presents a haunted history dinner tour and show from 5 to 7:30 or 8 p.m. Sunday at 807 S. Seventh St.

The cost is $32.50, which includes a seven-course buffet and nonalcoholic beverages, a haunted history slide show, and a building tour, including a secret basement gambling room.

Find The Roadhouse on Facebook or call 815-535-7486 for reservations and more information.

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