Sterling Area

Sterling Area

Sterling, IL
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Faith Christian School of Grand Detour Open House (Tue. Apr 25, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Faith Christian School
7571 S. Ridge Road
Dixon, IL 61021

Faith Christian School is currently accepting new students for the 2017-2018 school year. This school offers quality education with a Christian worldview from preschool through high school. Our open house will be held in the elementary building as well as the main building.


Please visit us at the website listed above for more information. Hope to see you there!

HOPE for your future (Sat. Apr 29, 2017 8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

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New Hope Church of the Nazarene
30 N 6th Street
Princeton, IL 61356

This conference is for anyone struggling with mental health issues, as well as for friends and/or family who would like to better understand what their loved one's are going through. You can choose to attend three breakout sessions (from a list of 10) on PTSD, healthy boundaries, anger, abuse, depression, and much more.


Space is limited, so please pre-register for these sessions (refer to the website listed above)!


Registration, breakfast and lunch are all FREE! 

Handbell Concert (Sun. Apr 30, 2017 3:00 pm)

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First United Methodist Church
316 S Church St
Princeton, IL 61356

This concert will feature the Handbell choirs from St. Matthews Lutheran Church and First United Methodist Church. Music will include a wide variety of pieces including folk songs, hymns and classical music. Enjoy a special treat with a performance by Kids Bells. The final number will be a mass ring with both choirs playing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.


Admission is a can of food for the Bureau County Food Pantry. There will also be a free will offering.


Hope to see you there!  

National Day of Prayer (Thu. May 4, 2017 6:30 am)

Contact Info:

New Life Church
702 W Lynn Blvd
Sterling, IL 61081

Join us for a National Day of Prayer breakfast/prayer meeting. Feel free to come and go as needed.


Hope to see you there!

Spuds & Splits Fundraiser (Sat. May 6, 2017 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church
2035 IL Route 26
Dixon, IL 61021

Join us for a fundraiser that will help pay for the church's new roof. This is also an opportunity to contribute to the Comfort Dog Ministry! Enjoy a delicious baked potato with your choice of toppings followed by a banana split with all the fixings.


Tickets are available at the church from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, or they can be purchased from a church member. Advance tickets are $7.00 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. At the door adults will be $9 and children are $5. Limited tickets are available, so make your purchase soon!


Hope to see you there!

Mother Knows Best #3 (Sat. May 13, 2017 8:30 am - 1:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Sauk Valley Community Church
498 IL Rt. 2
Dixon, IL 61021

This event is a Mother's Day celebration and luncheon that is not your typical tea and finger sandwiches. Join us for a comedy and fiesta! This event is an inspirational, stress relieving and musical celebration!


We will have guest speakers Heidi Cleaveland, Pastor June Harmon, Lolly O'rorke, Kimberly Henry and Lisa Janes. Enjoy chips and salsa, chicken taco salad, beans and rice, dessert and drinks. The cost is $20.00 a person due by May 8th. Refer to the contact information above for more information, and/or to make a payment.


This event is all denominations, and men can come too! Hope to see you there!  

Outdoor Adventure Fest (Sat. May 20, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Contact Info:

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


Join us for free outdoor family activities! The goal of the event is to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun, and families will get to experience traditional and non-traditional outdoor activities.


This event will offer a mix of information centers and activities where guests-especially kids-can learn to fish in the Y pool, try out archery, and much more. Learning centers will offer critter talks featuring native and zoo animal presentations that run throughout the event.


Admission, activities, and a meal will all be available for free. For more information, please refer to the contact information listed above.


Hope to see you there!

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage IN CONCERT (Fri. May 26, 2017 6:30 pm)

Contact Info:

First Open Bible Church
2015 East Route 30
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Please join us for an up close and intimate evening with Rhonda Vincent and the band, as well as a special "meet and greet" time after the concert! There are no reserved seats, but every seat is a good seat!


You won't want to miss it! For more information, please refer to the contact information above.