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Looks Like Another Cold and Snowy Weekend, But Here Are Some Good Events to Enjoy!


Freeport Community Luminaria Night – On Sunday, December 15 enjoy the beauty of Freeport’s Stephenson Street and Lincoln Boulevard on Luminaria Night. Residents of the neighborhood around FHN Memorial Hospital decorate their sidewalks with luminaria to celebrate the season.

Community Festival of Trees – At the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport. This event brings non-profit organizations together to decorate trees and compete for cash prizes. A panel of judges will award prizes in a number of categories, and you can vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice competition. The trees will be on display unit January 2.

William R. Bear Men’s Basketball Tournament – December 13 – 14 at Highland Community College Sports Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport. Friday: 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm; Saturday: 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm. Eight team Junior College men’s basketball tournament including: Harper, Iowa Central, Black Hawk East, Malcolm X, Midwest Elite Prep, Olney, Sauk Valley. Admission $5 815.599.3465

McConnell Cookie Walk and Santa Visit – 12 – 4 pm on December 14 at the McConnell Area Historical Society, 202 E. Main Street, McConnell. Select from a large assortment of homemade holiday cookies and other baked goods for Christmas gift giving. Santa will be there from 2 pm to 4 pm. Browse the museum decorated for the season. 815.821.2428

Congratulations to Lena-Winslow – Good Luck at State 1A Championship against Tri-Valley Downs at Huskie Stadium in Dekalb on Friday November 29 at 10:00 am. Bring Home another State Championship!

Some Holiday Events Not to Miss:

FHN Festival of Trees Events Continue

Holiday Movie Series for children on concludes on Saturday November 30 with the final movie, Frozen PG ($3.50), at 10 am at the Lindo Theatre, Freeport

Visit Santa at the Freeport Public Library and receive a holiday gift from FHN

December 3 5 – 7 pm
December 5 5 – 7 pm
December 7 1 – 3 pm
December 8 1 – 3 pm
December 10 5 – 7 pm
December 12 5 – 7 pm
December 14 1 – 3 pm
December 15 1 – 3 pm
December 17 5 – 7 pm
December 19 5 – 7 pm
December 21 1 – 3 pm
December 22 1 – 3 pm

The Annual Christmas Show presented by the Mighty Richland Players Dessert Threater, 203 W. High Street, Orangville, on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 1 at 2 pm. Enjoy this annual Christmas show written, produced and directed by Hanover’s Back Street Players. Performances are in dessert theater format. $20. For information call 815.819.1310; For tickets call 888.596.1249 or 608.325.5700

Annual Christmas Tea December 1 from 1 to 4 pm at the Stephenson County Historical Museum located at 1440 S. Carroll Avenue, Freeport. Celebrate this holiday tradition at the historic 1857 Oscar Taylor home decorated in Christmas finery. Enjoy music and homemade cookies with coffee, tea or punch as you tour the mansion. The Holiday Gift Shop will be open featuring a selection of historical books, toys and other unique gift items, and a Holiday Bake Sale. For information call 815.232.8419.