What to do in Roscoe and Rockton - Friday, Sep 2 - Friday, Sep 9

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Pianist Jim Hendricks comes to Rockton Sunday.

This week, we've got cars, crystals, and concert piano. And picnics! And village trustee meetings! Hononegah plays Harlem at Harlem on Friday night at 7:15 p.m.

More than a dozen events this week on our calendar: Friday, Sep 2 - Friday, Sep 9

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Live Music: Lola Blu - Fri Sep 2 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 from Rockford who believes country is so important in today's music because of its story telling and important messages. [more details]


Live Music: Acoustic Millennium Band - Fri Sep 2 7:30 pm

Louie's Tap House

7:30 -10:30 p.m. Come on out to Louie's Tap House for a rocking good time!  Acoustic Millennium Band (AMB) plays 60's-2000's cover music and original music. Prizes, giveaways, and good times with AMB!!!  [more details]


First Saturday Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley Preserve - Sat Sep 3 9:00 am

Burr Oak Valley Preserve/Natural Land Institute

9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Meet across from Cross and Crown Lutheran Church.
You can also volunteer each Thursday. The preserve is not open to the public otherwise.
Play a role in tackling the invasive threats in the remnant prairies and woodlands of this preserve. Tasks include removing and controlling the non-native woody brush, prescribed burns and seed collection. Enjoy fresh air, exercise and the beauty of this special place while you work.  [more details]


Autumn Open House at Synergy Collective - Sat Sep 3 5:00 pm

Synergy Collective

When we open the doors at 5 p.m., the store will be transformed into FALL! Be the first to shop our new autumn decor, apparel, books, blankets, etc. A complimentary glass of wine will be served, so make sure to bring a friend! Special Guest: Linkt Permanent Jewelry! (Walk ins are limited, first come/first serve) Delicious plant-based snacks will be available to purchase at Creations by Christy's table [more details]


Live Music: Jim Hendricks - Sun Sep 4 9:30 am

Rockton United Methodist Church

Free. Pianist Jim Hendricks has made sixteen piano recordings, and performed on ABC, CBS, TBN and PAX, and in approximately 1,400 Christian piano concerts in churches across the land.  He has performed with jazz and pop legends such as Dave Brubeck, Della Reese, Rita Moreno, Tito Puente, Maynard Ferguson, Jack Jones, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, John Davidson, Jon Faddis, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He teaches piano at the University of Chicago. As an actor, he appeared in three episodes of the hit TV series ER. He plays an estimated 55,000 notes per concert. [more details]


Blues & BBQ - Sun Sep 4 12:00 pm

Settlers Park

Benefiting the Rockton Police Association, this event includes live music by Mix Tape and lots of food and beverages from Fibs, Dairyhaus & The Mix.
Also, there will be a K-9 Demo, Bean Bag Tournament, Emergency & Military Vehicle Display, Silent Auction and 50/50 Raffle, Children's bounce house & face painting. [more details]


Labor Day - Mon Sep 5 8:00 am

The unofficial end of summer, this day of barbecues and parades originally recognized the accomplishments of the labor movement, which include the 8 hour work day and the 40 hour work week. More than 80 countries observe International Workers Day on May 1 instead. [more details]


50 North - Tue Sep 6 1:00 pm

Rockton Community Centre

50 North will be enjoying a back to school sack lunch and discussion of our school days! There will also be games!  We are open to anyone 50 and older and would love it if you could join us.  Hoping to see you there! [more details]


Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Sep 6 6:30 pm

Village of Roscoe

After the regular board meeting, the members 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]


Village of Rockton Board Meeting - Tue Sep 6 7:00 pm

Village of Rockton

The Village of Rockton Board of Trustees meets at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The public is invited, even invited to the committee meetings. [more details]


Every Thursday Stewardship Day: Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve - Thu Sep 8 9:00 am

Cross & Crown Lutheran Church

Thursdays: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m., otherwise not usually open to the public.
Play a role in tackling the invasive threats in the remnant prairies and woodlands of this preserve. Tasks include removing and controlling the non-native woody brush, prescribed burns and seed collection. Enjoy fresh air, exercise and the beauty of this special place while you work. The rare habitats found here were in peril until you stepped in to help out.
Meet across from Cross and Crown Lutheran Church. [more details]


Roscoe Village Center Cruise Nights - Thu Sep 8 5:00 pm

Roscoe Village Center

5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Classic cars and live DJ in the parking lot, second Thursday of the month. 
Car shop, DJ Joe Locke, Games and prizes [more details]


Live: Monday Morning Dixie Land Band - Thu Sep 8 6:00 pm

Fib's

6:00-9:00 p.m.
First Thursday of each month. They've been playing for decades and they're still hot, in that way that only Dixieland can be. [more details]


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