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Date: Friday, November 17, 2017
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November 17, 14TH ANNUAL REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. 5 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy the opening reception for this annual juried exhibition which features recent work by contemporary artists from the tri-state region of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Created to encourage contemporary art, the show provides an opportunity for both established and emerging artists to debut their latest work. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016
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March 12, 4TH ANNUAL SPRING THAW FUNDRAISER. The Rafters Restaurant and Catering, 9426 W. Wagner Road, Lena. Social Hour: 5 pm; Dinner: 6 pm. Join the Friends of the Pecatonica River Foundation in this benefit featuring a buffet and silent auction. Adults: $20; Children 3-10: $9; Children Under 3: Free. (815-369-4366 or 815-238-6895)

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Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
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March 19, A.B.A.T.E. OF ILLINOIS FREEPORT CHAPTER 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. Masonic Temple, 305 W. Stephenson Street, Freeport. 5 pm. Celebrate 30 years with dinner at 6 pm, a program at 7 pm and a dance at 8 pm. Reservations requested by March 1, 2016. Meal: $20. (815-238-6262)

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Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
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March 3, ASPIRING ARTISTS 2017 EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION. Freeport Art Museum, 121 N. Harlem Avenue, Freeport. 5 pm to 7 pm. The public is invited to the exhibition reception of this annual student exhibition featuring art work from grades K-12 from regional schools. Students, teachers, family and friends plus the public are invited. Awards will be presented to students with outstanding art work. Refreshments. Free, but donations appreciated. (815-235-9755)

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Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
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June 11, BREWS, BLUES & BBQ. The Freeport Club, 1614 S. Park Boulevard, Freeport. 5 pm. Kick off the summer with cold brews, smokin’ hot blues and award-winning BBQ. The Freeport Club will offer food specials including pulled pork sandwiches and slow smoked Kansas City Style Ribs. Rib orders taken until June 8. Big Dirty will perform blues, funk and rock tunes beginning at 6 pm. No cover charge and open for all ages. (815-232-2012)

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Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
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November 14, CELEBRATION FOR THE RENOVATION FOR MADONNA RENEWAL CENTER. Eagles Club, 1200 Galena Avenue, Freeport. 5 pm to Midnight. The event will feature two bands, Mad Men, rock and roll, and Cross Cuts, country. Plus there will be food, cocktails, a silent auction and 50/50 drawing. In Advance: $10; At the Door: $12. (815-275-6378)

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Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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June 1, CHEESE AND CHEERS TOUR 2016 KICK OFF. Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Center, 4596 US Highway 20 East, Freeport. 5 pm to 7 pm. The public is invited to the Cheese and Cheers Tour 2016 Kick Off. The evening will include a chance to sample the wonderful cheeses from The Cheese Market and Megz Country Cheese as well as enjoy craft beer samples from Generations Brewing Company and Lena Brewing Company. Wine drinkers will enjoy the specialties made at Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery.  Each business will not only have a sample of their product for visitors to enjoy, but will also present a display about their business as part of the Cheese and Cheers Tour Expo at the Visitors Center which will be on display daily from 8 am to 7 pm through mid-July. The event kicks off the Cheese and Cheers Tour for 2016.  This year’s tour is available from June 1 through December 31, 2016.  Participants can, at their leisure, visit each of the businesses on the tour.  Pick up a passport for the tour at the Visitors Center at the kick off event or at any of the businesses.  Each location will have a customized Cheese and Cheers reward that can be earned by visiting all five locations by December 31. Once the passport is fully stamped, turn it in at the business of your choice to claim your reward (only one prize at one business per passport). Participating Cheese and Cheers Tour businesses are The Cheese Market, Freeport; Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery, Freeport; Generations Brewing Company, Freeport; Lena Brewing Company, Lena; and Megz Country Cheese, Davis.  The Stephenson County Farm Bureau and the Freeport/Stephenson County Visitors Bureau are co-sponsors of the Tour. (815-233-1357)

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Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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April 20, May 18, June 15, COMPLIMENTARY COMMUNITY SUPPER. Lena Living Center, 1010 Logan Street, Lena. 5 pm to 6 pm. Every third Wednesday of the month, the public is invited to enjoy a complimentary meal and fun fellowship. (815-369-4561)

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Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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April 20, May 18, June 15, COMPLIMENTARY COMMUNITY SUPPER. Lena Living Center, 1010 Logan Street, Lena. 5 pm to 6 pm. Every third Wednesday of the month, the public is invited to enjoy a complimentary meal and fun fellowship. (815-369-4561)

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Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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April 20, May 18, June 15, COMPLIMENTARY COMMUNITY SUPPER. Lena Living Center, 1010 Logan Street, Lena. 5 pm to 6 pm. Every third Wednesday of the month, the public is invited to enjoy a complimentary meal and fun fellowship. (815-369-4561)

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