What to do in Rockton & Roscoe - Friday, Sep 23 - Friday, Sep 30
This week we've found a dozen things to do in Rockton & Roscoe: there's Homecoming, or live music, acoustic music, loud music, or a book sale. Sure, it's getting cooler, but you can still enjoy a drive-in movie, hit the trail for a nature hike or a half marathon, or have fun while raising money to prevent overdoses, help cancer survivors, or preserve local history.
Events this week on our calendar: Friday, Sep 23 - Friday, Sep 30
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Fall Book Sale - Fri Sep 23 9:00 am
Talcott Free Library
Three days only. Sept. 23, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Sept. 24, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Sept. 26, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Stock up on gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs. All proceeds help support Talcott Free Library.
Hononegah High School 100th Birthday and Homecoming - Fri Sep 23 6:00 pm
Hononegah Community High School
Come celebrate 100 years! Hononegah Community High School opened its doors in 1923.
Events and activities will include:
- Friday, Sept. 23: Parade through downtown Rockton: 4:15 p.m., Race Street to Salem Street
- Homecoming football game, Hononegah vs East: 7:45 p.m., Kelsey Football Field
- Feast on the Field Tailgate Party: 6:30 p.m., on the field under the big white tent
- Saturday, Sept. 24: Homecoming dance: 7 - 10 p.m., Hononegah Fieldhouse - Students $20, guests $30
Drive 815: Luca - Fri Sep 23 6:30 pm
Rockton Athletic Fields
Admission: $25 per carload. Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer with his newfound best friend who doesn't know his deeply held secret: he is a sea monster from just below the water's surface. [more details]
Intro to Community Science Hike - Fall BudBurst! - Sat Sep 24 12:00 am
Hononegah Forest Preserve
2 - 4 p.m. Join fellow community scientists for a slow-paced walk where we will focus on wildlife and plant identification. Bring your camera and/or smartphone, connect with other community scientists, sharpen your ID skills, and learn more about how to get involved in Community Science. For this hike, we will be focusing more on our plants and the fall changes. [more details]
Stone Bridge Half Marathon and 5k - Sat Sep 24 7:30 am
A very fast, out and back half marathon course set up on the scenic Stone Bridge Trail in Roscoe, Illinois. Proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program-a 12 week small group program to help cancer survivors reclaim their health. [more details]
Antique Sale - Sat Sep 24 9:00 am
Attention antique lovers!
Hunt for bargains and show your support for one of Roscoe's most treasured places, the Cross Homestead.
Sale open 9/24 and 9/25 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., rain or shine.
Park in the new community center parking lot and follow signs.
All proceeds go towards the Cross Homestead restoration. Sponsored by the Roscoe Township Historical Society. [more details]
Hike at Nygren Wetland - Sat Sep 24 9:30 am
Nygren Wetland Preserve
Join us at Nygren Wetland for a 2.5-mile hike on their main trail that loops around the wetland. The trail is well maintained and has mild terrain. Nygren Wetland is an excellent location for birdwatching. We will take breaks to enjoy the wildlife we see. We will meet at the overlook. All ages are welcome! [more details]
Common Ground Pumpkin Fest - Sat Sep 24 11:00 am
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free. Everyone is invited! Pick your own free pumpkins.
Touch the Truck, Comfort Dogs, Rockton Police K-9, Make Your Own Scarecrow, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Food Truck
Septemberfest Vendor Event - Sat Sep 24 11:00 am
Obsessions Beauty Bar
Saturday, Sept. 24: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.$1 donation for entry. Live music, face painting by Obsessions Beauty Bar, food trucks, small businesses. Bring your family for a day full of fun! There's something to enjoy for everyone here at Septemberfest. [more details]
Live Music: Espinosa & Coffey - Sat Sep 24 5:00 pm
After the Vine
5 -8 p.m.
Espinosa & Coffey is an acoustic duo comprised of musicians Shannon Espinosa and David Coffey. Join us for delicious wine and live music. [more details]
Rockin' for Live R.E.A.L.! Benefit Concert - Sat Sep 24 6:00 pm
Raising funds to prevent death by substance use and related Live R.E.A.L. Foundation programs. Auctions, raffles and concert by Sunset Strip.
Event starts at 6 p.m. with silent auction & merchandise sales. Grab some dinner with some great District food before the band starts at 8 p.m.
Sunset Strip will be rockin' out the best 80's hairband tunes! They will hit the stage at 8pm.
FREE non-alcoholic drinks ALL night.
The District will have their delicious food and drinks available for purchase. [more details]
Drive 815: Lightyear - Sat Sep 24 6:30 pm
Rockton Athletic Fields
Admission: $25 per carload. Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion, Sox. As this motley crew tackles their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work together as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army that is never far behind. [more details]
You're in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.
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