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1. Attend Chicago Tribute Anthology’s Mount Morris debut concert
Mount Morris Jamboree will present the debut appearance of the band Chicago Tribute Anthology from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 at the bandshell at Wesley Avenue and Front Street in Mount Morris. Concessions will be provided by the Mount Morris Moose Lodge starting at 6 p.m. Food will include grilled burgers and pulled pork served with coleslaw, chips, soda, water and brownies. The fourth annual National Strawsculpting Competition will be on display with 10 new sculptures through Aug. 24 at the south end of the campus. The Airbrush Art Show will be open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Old Sandstone Gallery, 122 Wesley Ave. The Mount Morris Farmers market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Illinois Route 64 and Wesley Avenue. For information: encoremtmorris.com.
2. See a historical portrayal of Grace Kelly at the Freeport Public Library.
The Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas St., will host a free presentation on Grace Kelly, portrayed by Leslie Goddard, at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. No reservations are required. For information: 815-233-3000; freeportpubliclibrary.org.
3. Catch the last weekend of ‘Man of LaMancha.’
Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, will present the Tony Award-winning musical “Man of LaMancha” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 18. An imprisoned Miguel de Cervantes gets his fellow inmates to enact the story of his novel, Don Quixote, about an aged nobleman who declares himself a "knight errant." The play will star Broadway veteran William Michals as Don Quixote, Christina Pecce as Aldonza and Chicago actor Aaron Choi as Sancho. It also will star the TLP Resident Acting Co. Michals also will be in concert at 4 p.m. Aug. 17 on the Timber Lake Main Stage. The concert will consist of Michals singing from the American Songbook, as well as classic songs from some of the most recognizable musicals of the last 50 years. He will be accompanied by TLP's music Director Michael McBride and a three-piece band. The concert will run about 90 minutes. Ticket cost for play: $30, adults; $25, ages 60 and older; $20, students and military. Ticket cost for concert: $15, TLP subscribers; $20, general public. For information: 815-244-2035; timberlakeplayhouse.org.
4. Celebrate the new school year and browse a sale at Faith Center Freeport.
Faith Center Freeport, 203 W. Pleasant St., will host its second annual yard sale and back-to-school celebration from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17. The event will include a bounce house, games, tattoos and prizes. Backpacks will be available for grades 1-5. Food will include sloppy joes, chips and soda for $2. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and household items will be available for purchase. For information: faithcenterfreeport.org.
5. Bring the family dogs to Dairy Dawg Days at Union Dairy.
Union Dairy, 126 E. Douglas St., will hold Dairy Dawg Days from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 17. The day will include events for families and dogs alike. For information: facebook.com/theuniondairy.
6. Hear Andrew Chastain perform at Logan’s.
Andrew Chastain will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 at Logan’s bar & Grill, 1805 S. West Ave., Freeport. Chastain employs a style of country music from the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. His original songs carry influences of red dirt, bluegrass and rock. For information: facebook.com/AndrewChastainBand.
7. Attend the Rock and ResQ event at the humane society.
The Friends Forever Humane Society, 966 Rudy Road, will hold the Rock and ResQ event from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Live music will be performed by Spotted Dog. The dog park will be free for the duration of the event. Food and drinks will be available, and a silent auction will take place. All dogs outside the parks must be leashed. People are asked to not use retractable leashes. Gate fee: $5. Ages 10 and younger will be admitted for free. For information: 815-232-6164.