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Coming Soon Shindig III to Benefit Highland Community College, Saturday, August 17 – One of the Fun Events of the Year Which You Do Not Want to Miss!

The Highland Community College Foundation is preparing for “Celebrating the Oscars: A Night of Stars,” a charity fundraising event and auction. On Saturday, August 17, 2013, guests at the home of Hank and Linda Fortney will find themselves magically transported to Hollywood and a walk down the red carpet as part of a charity fundraiser for Highland Community College, entitled “Celebrating the Oscars: A Night of Stars.” Throughout the Fortney property near Red Oak, IL – a very modern, luxurious home beautifully landscaped on rolling acres – attendees will mingle with their favorite stars and fellow nominees, while savoring big screen hors d’oeuvres, desserts and spirits, and soft drinks. Celebrity attire is encouraged as the paparazzi will be present. “Celebrating the Oscars” begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction. Live auction will begin at 7 p.m., with local auctioneer and HCC nursing graduate Doug Munda, Munda and Associates, looking for the highest bidder. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by contacting the HCC Foundation at 815.599.3413 or online. Seating will be limited. Donors and auction items donated will receive special mention in the auction program. Several levels of sponsorships are available, and cash contributions are welcomed. Call the Foundation for details. Proceeds from the event will benefit HCC Foundation’s “Growing for tomorrow…Changing lives today” campaign that supports the Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing, Nursing and Allied Health programs, and the Wind Turbine Technician program.

To buy tickets online go to https://highland.thankyou4caring.org/celebratingtheoscars

Forreston Sauerkraut Day Car & Bike Show – This Year Includes Fallen Heroes Traveling Wall

Saturday, August 3, 8:00 am to 4 pm – Forreston Sauerkraut Day Car & Bike Show, Forreston City Park, in Forreston, Illinois. There will be food including brats and hot dogs. The Illinois Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall will be there to view. To learn about the Memorial Wall go to http://ilpatriotguard.com/Fallen_Heroes_Memorial_Wall.html

Good Food, Good Music at BBQ, Blues and Beer at Freeport Art Museum

Saturday, August 3, 5 – 9 pm at Freeport Art Museum, 121 North Harlem Avenue, Freeport. Your Choice of pulled pork or BBQ chicken, Mrs Mikes Chips and ice cream from Union Dairy, with live music by the Basement Blues Band. Sounds like fun!


It’s Time Again for the 44th Annual Threshing and Antique Show

August 2 – 4 at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut, Freeport, Illinois

Friday and Saturday: 7 am to 8 pm; Sunday: 7 am to 5 pm. The Stephenson County Antique Engine Club proudly presents this annual event. It offers over 300 antique steam and horse-powered engines and equipment, and gas engines. This year’s feature is Massey. There will be a huge parade daily at 1 pm, a large flea market, a large display building offering home antiques, crafts, demonstrations, and farm miniatures, a Sunday non-denominational church service beginning at 8:30 am, Gasoline Alley (featuring Stover engines), sawmill, and blacksmith shop. A variety of large and small steam engines will be in operation; there will be threshing demonstrations with both steam and gas tractors, and working demonstrations throughout the show grounds. Also ride the Silver Creek and Stephenson Railroad antique steam train (Adults: $7; Children Under 12: $3), and visit the Silvercreek Museum (Adults: $3; Children Under 12: Free). Great food is offered including a variety of food stands, plus breakfast from 7 am to 9:30 am and a Noon Dinner from 11 am until 1 pm. A Farmer’s Hitch Class Horse Pull will be offered on Friday at 6:30 pm. A Midwest Championship Antique Tractor Pull will be held on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be a kiddie tractor pull after the parade. Adults: $6; Children under 12: $3; Season Pass: $15; Senior Citizen (60 and above) Day on Friday Only: $10 (includes show admission, train ride and museum tour). (815-235-2198 or 815-235-7329)

Looking for Something to Do This Week End – Oregon Trail Days Looks Like Fun!

The annual Oregon Trail Days Festival celebrating Oregon’s American Indian and Western heritage will be this weekend, July 20 -21 at Lowden State Park. There will be entertainment running all day long on both days. From food and mountain men demonstrations to canoe rides this looks like an event not to miss!

For more information go to http://www.oregontraildays.org/