What to do in the Stateline: Friday, Apr 14 - Friday, Apr 21
This week in Rockton, Roscoe, and South Beloit: the grand opening of the Roscoe Township Community Center, historical photo scanning, a blood drive, board meetings, live music and spear throwing (not at the same time), and a track meet. Plus, for those who qualify, a game of left, right, center. Also, check out the events calendar at Nature at the Confluence too - free trees! If you think of any more, don't forget you can add events to our calendar yourself.
12 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Apr 14 - Friday, Apr 21
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Live Music: Lola Blu - Fri Apr 14 5:00 pm
After the Vine
5 -8 p.m.
Lola Blu is an up and coming country, indie, and bluegrass singer/songwriter from Rockford and a frequent guest at After the Vine.
Live Music: Bill and Jim's Most Excellent Acoustic Adventure - Fri Apr 14 6:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
Friends for over 20 years, Bill and Jim have been perfecting their performances for just as long. They've pieced together material from prior and current bands to create the most versatile set list: classic rock, country, 80's and 90's. [more details]
Grand Opening - Roscoe Township Community Center - Sat Apr 15 9:30 am
Roscoe Township Community Center
Ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m.
You're invited to join the celebration - the grand opening of the Roscoe Township Community Center - followed by a two-day Historical Photo Scanning Event.
Historical Photo Scanning Event - Sat Apr 15 and Sun Apr 16 10:00 am
Roscoe Township Community Center
Two days: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Do you have original photos, documents, letters, or other items which offer insight into the Roscoe area's past? Join in this Community Scan Day to preserve your documents as well as contribute to a local history community digital collection. Roscoe Historical Society will keep copies for our digital archives with your permission. We are seeking items that reflect local history, people, places, and events - in particular, photos of local scenes, buildings, and events in the Roscoe area. [more details]
Atlatl Sunday at Macktown Living History - Sun Apr 16 2:00 pm
Macktown Living History
2 - 4 p.m.
$5.00 admission. Join us for a hands-on educational program on the predecessor of archery: the atlatl (spear-thrower).
The historic buildings of Macktown will also be open. Come learn how the early natives of this area used their environment and the natural resources for their day-to-day needs of food, clothing and shelter.
See and handle the tools they used and learn how they were made.
Chop wood with a stone ax. Try your hand at bringing down dinner with an atlatl. [more details]
Mobile Blood Drive - Bucciferro McDonald's - Tue Apr 18 9:00 am
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registered donors might receive two free meal coupons from McDonald's! [more details]
50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Apr 18 1:00 pm
Rockton Community Centre
Come join us for a movie and popcorn at our next 50 North event. The movie, a comedy, starts at 1 p.m. at the Community Centre in Rockton. We will serve popcorn and drinks and look forward to an afternoon of laughter and socializing. We are also hoping to get in a game of left, right, center! [more details]
Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Apr 18 6:30 pm
Village of Roscoe
The semi-monthly meeting of the Village of Roscoe Board of Trustees. After the regular board meeting, the trustees reconvene as the Committee of the Whole to talk over future plans and ideas. Citizens are invited to give public comments to the board at the beginning and end of each meeting.
Please attend in person, or join virtually. [more details]
Rockton Village Board of Trustees - Tue Apr 18 7:00 pm
Village of Rockton Municipal Center
The Village of Rockton Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The public is invited.
Hononegah Community High School Board Meeting - Wed Apr 19 7:00 pm
Hononegah High School Library
School Board meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Hononegah High School Library, typically the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and are open to the public. [more details]
Stephen Mack Home Track Meet (co-ed): Harlem & Rockford Christian - Thu Apr 20 4:15 pm
Stephen Mack Middle School
Stephen Mack is hosting Harlem & Rockford Christian in a track (co-ed) meet. [more details]
Oak & Hickory Sapling Giveaway - Earth Day Event - Fri Apr 21 12:00 pm
Nature at the Confluence
Friday, April 21, 12:00p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m. (or while supplies last). You are invited to pick up a free bare-root oak or hickory sapling to take home and plant. We will have red oak, burr oak, white oak, and hickory saplings available and you can take up to three per household. Each sapling is 1-2 feet long and will need to be planted in a pot or in the ground within a few days of pick up. [more details]
There, now you're in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.