What to do in Roscoe and Rockton (Aug. 8-13)


Music, movies, history, gardening, public service, and of course, cars.

A dozen events this week on our calendar: Monday, Aug. 8 - Saturday, Aug. 13

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Roscoe VFW/RREACH Blood Drive - Tue Aug 9 2:30 pm

Roscoe VFW

This Roscoe VFW/RREACH Blood Drive will be a two day event. Double Red as well as whole blood collection will be available on both days.  The need for blood never ends.
One out of seven hospital patients need blood. Anyone in good health, at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental consent), and at least 110 pounds may donate whole blood. [more details]

Kinnikinnick School Board Meeting - Committee of the Whole - Tue Aug 9 7:00 pm

Kinnikinnick School Library

The Kinnikinnick CCSD No. 131 Board of Education will hold its Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting at 7:00 p.m. where board members can discuss ideas for a future vote. All meetings are open to the public. [more details]

Wednesday Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve - Wed Aug 10 9:00 am

Nygren Wetland Preserve

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Enjoy the beauty of the prairies and wetlands while you work amidst NLI’s most ambitious restoration to date, which hosts a complex of habitats and rare species.  [more details]

Rockton River Market: Rocksurfers - Wed Aug 10 5:00 pm

Settlers Park

This week’s musical artist for the Rockton River Market is The Rocksurfers, playing classic rock & roll and authentic surf music. [more details]

Cruise Night at the Museum - Wed Aug 10 5:00 pm

Historic Auto Attractions

Historic Auto Attractions will be hosting a monthly "Cruise Night at the Museum" - an evening of music, fun, food trucks, and show cars galore. The museum will be open for extended hours. [more details]

Inaects & Diseases of the Summer Vegetable Garden - Wed Aug 10 6:00 pm

University of Illinois Extension

In this class, we’ll look at some of the most common insects and diseases during the growing season with advice on how to identify them, treat them, and prepare for next season. [more details]

Roscoe VFW/RREACH Blood Drive - Thu Aug 11 12:30 pm

Roscoe VFW

In this two-day event, the Roscoe VFW & RREACH are asking for your support in helping to collect much-needed blood for our communities.  [more details]

Roscoe Village Center Cruise Nights - Thu Aug 11 5:00 pm

Roscoe Village Center

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Second Thursday of the month: Car show, DJ Joe Locke, games and prizes [more details]

Live Music: Lola Blu - Fri Aug 12 5:00 pm

After the Vine

5:00 -8:00 p.m.
Lola Blu is an up and coming country, indie, and bluegrass singer/ songwriter who values storytelling.  [more details]

Drive 815: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - Fri Aug 12 6:30 pm

Rockton Athletic Fields

Admission: $25 per carload but $20 per movie with an early bird pass, $40 for both movies: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on Friday and Back to the Future on Saturday.  The show starts at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.) but games, music, balloon-tying, and concessions open at 6:30 p.m.  Pizza, ice cream, theater popcorn, drinks, candy, and chips at reasonable prices. [more details]

Tavern Life, Cabinetmaking and Woodworking at Macktown Living History - Sat Aug 13 10:00 am

Macktown Living History

Free admission.
Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Experience tavern life in the 1800's at Whitman's Trading Post. Sunday: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday
See what working as a late 18th - early 19th century joiner/cabinetmaker was like. [more details]

Meadow Crest Music Fest - Sat Aug 13 3:00 pm

Volleyball, bags, bounce house, taco truck, and of course music. Did we mention a tiki bar? Games start at 3 p.m. Unsupervised jam session from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Music goes till 9 p.m. Bonfires all night long. [more details]

Drive 815: Back to the Future - Sat Aug 13 8:30 pm

Rockton Athletic Fields

Synchronize your watches! The show starts about 8:30 p.m. Games, music, balloon-tying, and concessions,  pizza, ice cream, theater popcorn, drinks, candy, and chips. Bathrooms are available anytime. [more details]

And more events have been added! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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