Sterling Area

Sterling Area

Sterling, IL
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National Day of Prayer Breakfast (Thu. May 5, 2016 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

New Life Lutheran Church
702 West Lynn Boulevard
Sterling, IL 61081

Wake Up America! Let's come together to celebrate the 65th annual National Day of Prayer.   We will gather together for breakfast and prayer on May 5th. For at this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. Join us as we stand together in prayer for our churches, our towns, our state, and our nation.    Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Isaiah 58:1. 

Christ Our Savior Spuds & Splits (Sat. May 7, 2016 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Our Savior Spuds & Splits
2035 IL Route 26
Dixon, IL 61921

Get a baked potato with the works and a banana split.  


Tickets cost:

$7.00 for adults

$4.00 for children under 10

($9.00 and $5.00 at the door).  


Purchase tickets by calling the number listed above or from any church member.

Judson University Prayer Breakfast (Wed. May 11, 2016 7:30 am - 8:30 am)

Contact Info:

Judson University, Lindner Fitness Center
1151 N State St.
Elgin, IL 60123

This spring, hundreds of community service and business leaders will gather for Judson University’s Community Prayer Breakfast. This year’s theme, “See: Hope,” will be used throughout the morning to remember the importance of seeing hope as we pray for our families, our communities, our nation and our world. This networking and community event will offer you the opportunity to be seen as a community leader and supporter of higher education. 

Clean & Green (Sat. May 14, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Downtown Sterling
N Main St.
Sterling, IL 61081
815.626.8610 or 815.625.2400

Join us on Saturday morning as we work to clean up the downtown! The downtown belongs to all of us so lend a hand and help us keep it looking great.


Plastic gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Volunteer t-shirts will be given out to all who participate and a thank you cook out will be held at Noon that day (location and details to come). Sign up by April 29th to guarantee a shirt!


Sign up by contacting Sterling Main Street or Sauk Valley Chamber by using the numbers listed above.

Champions for Children Walk (Sat. May 21, 2016 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

Contact Info:

Lowell Park in Dixon
Lowell Park Rd.
Dixon, IL

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Now is your chance! Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center is activating the “bat signal” for all superheroes to join us in our fight against child abuse!


Countless caped crusaders, tall and small, will gather at Lowell Park in Dixon for the 8th annual Shining Star Children’s Advocacy Center Champions for Children Walk and we would like YOU to be a part of it!


I hope that you will consider joining our league of Superheroes by participating in this important event. Register online by visiting our website listed above.


The cost per participant is $20 for adults 18 and over (before April 22nd)and $10 for youth 17 and under. After April 22nd, registration for adults is $25 and $10 for youth.


This is a fun event that includes a free lunch, face painting, pictures with a superhero, and a costume contest. Check-in on the day of the walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. Early check-in will be available at Shining Star CAC on May 20th from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


So, dig out your costume, dust off your cape, and join us on May 21st!


Shelly K. Brantley Executive Director

Shining Star Children's Advocacy Center

215 E. 1st St., Suite 110 Dixon, IL 61021

Phone 815.284.1891 Fax 888.901.3617 

Outdoor Adventure Fest (Sat. May 21, 2016 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA
2505 YMCA Way
Sterling, IL 61081

FUN EDUCATION ADVENTURE Join us for FREE outdoor family activities at the Y. The goal of the event is to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Families will get to experience traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities, all free of charge. Outdoor Adventure Fest will offer a mix of information centers and activities where guests, and especially kids, can learn to fish in the Y pool, try out archery, play on giant inflatables, or race their parents to the top of a climbing wall. Over 30 activities will be available. In addition to the activities, learning centers will offer critter talks featuring native and zoo animal presentations that run throughout the event.


Admission, activities and a meal will be available to all, at no charge. Join the fun and connect your family to the great outdoors. Learn more by visiting the website or contacting the number listed above.

Family Fun Free Day (Sun. May 22, 2016 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Rock River Christian Camp
16486 West IL Route 64
Polo, IL 61064

Come and check out all that Rock River Christian Camp has to offer for FREE. Spend the day riding the zip line, lounging in the pool, playing disk golf, hiking, playing paintball, enjoy a meal, and so much more!