What to do in Rockton and Roscoe - Saturday, Oct 1 - Friday, Oct 7


Ethan Formea, age 3, celebrates collecting two milkweed pods at Nygren Wetlands. Photo: Jill Kennay

Two big events this week in Settlers Park, two blood drives, a charity run on Stone Bridge Trail, a mystic market on Roscoe's Main Street - and the Vintage Shop Hop is a big event across two states! Did we miss anything? You can add your own events for free, or feature them at the top of the calendar for $2 a day.

11 events this week on our calendar

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Mystic Market - Sat Oct 1 3:00 pm

Synergy Collective

The first annual Mystic Market at Synergy Collective. They're kicking off spooky season with all the Mystical vibes... and all the things for your mind, body and spirit.
You'll find: -20+ Local Vendors - including: Makers, Healers, Readings (tarot, intuitive, palmistry, etc.) - Local Food Truck - Live Music from 5-7pm by Kayla Seeber - Sales/Giveaways happening inside Synergy Collective
And MORE!  [more details] Want to post your own Featured Event like this one? You can!


Other Events

Jaime Cox Memorial Run - Sat Oct 1 10:00 am

Roscoe Middle School

Enjoy an active day Jaimie's way! Our nature-based 5K Run/Walk or 2 mile walk will begin at Roscoe Middle School (RMS). The route proceeds west to the historic Stone Bridge Trail before turning south as you continue to pound the crushed limestone path. The event benefits the Jaimie Cox Foundation[more details]

Hanz Brew Fest - Sat Oct 1 12:00 pm

Settlers Park

A festival for beer enthusiasts to celebrate their love of beer while raising a glass (and raising money) for the Todd Hansmeier Memorial Fund. $45 per person gets you a wristband, souvenir glass, and 15 samples. $15 gets you in as a designated driver/spectator. Must be 21 years or older to have beer or a selection of wine from After the Vine. Over 100 beers will be featured from noon until 6 p.m. but I think you must choose 15.  [more details]

Fall Prairie Harvest Day 2022 - Sat Oct 1 9:00 pm

Nygren Wetland Preserve

9 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Help collect seeds from native wildflowers and grasses which will be used in future prairie plantings at Natural Land Institute preserves. Start anytime and work as long as you like during the event hours of 9 a.m – 12 p.m.. Snacks and water will be provided. Dress for the weather.  [more details]

Last ROAR Carshow - Sun Oct 2 8:00 am

Settlers Park

Presented By Rockton Lions Club. Best of Show and Runner Up prizes. Music By Joe Locke w/Hits DJ. Food truck will be on-site. Free entry for spectators. Show entry fee: $10 in advance, $15 CASH day of event. Categories: Cars: Pre-1950, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000 and up. Trucks: any year. Motorcycles: any year. Awards starting at 2 p.m. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awards in each class.  [more details]

50 North Senior Activity Group - Tue Oct 4 1:00 pm

Rockton Community Centre

50 North, a senior activity group, will be hosting an event from 1-3 pm. Since October is fire safety month, Chief Wilson from the Rockton Fire Department will be giving a talk on fire prevention.  We will also be serving apple cider doughnuts and cider and there will be games! [There are always games.] Bring a friend.[more details]

Rockton Community Blood Drive - Tue Oct 4 2:00 pm

American Legion Banquet Hall

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Both whole blood and double red donations will be accepted. The Stateline Mass Transit District is partnering with Rock River Valley Blood Bank to offer free rides to any blood donor within the SMTD's service area of Rockton, Roscoe, and South Beloit. Call SMTD 877-561-3330 to schedule your free ride. For questions, contact Keith West at 815-624-7350 or RRVBC at 815-965-8751. [more details]

Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Oct 4 6:30 pm

Village of Roscoe

The semi-monthly meeting of the Village of Roscoe Board of Trustees. 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 Oct 4 7:00 pm

Village of Rockton Municipal Center

The Village of Rockton Board of Trustees meets at 7:00 m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The public is invited. Committee meetings are also open to the public. [more details]

Roscoe Lions Blood Drive - Thu Oct 6 12:00 pm

Roscoe United Methodist Church

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Blood is in desperately short supply right now. Donors will receive a Culver's Pint for Pint coupon for free ice cream (frozen custard). [more details]

Vintage Shop Hop - Fri Oct 7 9:00 am

9 Locations in Roscoe and Rockton

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 7-8. The Vintage Shop Hop is a self-guided day of vintage & boutique shopping held twice a year - 400+ vintage & antique shops, along with barn sales, women's boutiques & home decor shops in northern Illinois and much of Wisconsin to roll out the red carpet for you. [more details]

And now you're in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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