What to do in Rockton and Roscoe - Oct. 14 - 21
This week: experience two days of pre-1850s life at the county's first settlement, thousands of toys and die cast cars, live music three nights this week, and five local, innovative small businesses most people have never heard of. The people who know how to put out fires also know how to put on a party. Also, a monthly seniors gathering (with interesting games) and village trustee meetings (games discouraged, but still interesting). Of course, lots of ghoulish activities coming up, which you can find on Ghoulgle.
10 events this week on our calendar
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Live Music: The Stevee Nix - Fri Oct 14 7:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
7 -11 p.m.
No cover. The Stevee Nix is one of the hottest area bands and they're back at Louie's Tap House. Rocking clubs & festival stages since 2004, The Stevee Nix forms a potent blend of genres that is refreshing in this day and age of ordinary cover bands. Each member’s personal creativity and influences are wired into the songs they cover. The Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nix is not a member of the band. [more details]
Northern Illinois Toy Show - Sat Oct 15 8:00 am
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Admission: $3 at the door, age 15 and under free. Formerly known as the Rockford Toy Show, it has over 50 tables of toys and die cast cars - ranging from Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Johnny Lightning, TMNT, DC, GI Joe, M2, Greenlight and even a vendor selling loose rubber tires for your custom Hot Wheels. Plus, 6 lane Hot Wheel racing for the kids! Door prizes!
Food and beverage will be available for purchase. [more details]
Frenchman's Frolic - Sat and Sun, Oct 15-16 9:00 am
Macktown Living History
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Immerse yourself in a two-day pre-1850s rendezvous camp, featuring historic games & contests, black powder shooting, period crafts, historic skills and lifeways, traders & trade blankets, and a bunch of people who look very much like early French trappers and friends letting the good times roll at Macktown, Winnebago County's earliest settlement, the home of Stephen Mack and Hononegah. [more details]
Fire Prevention Week Open House - Sat Oct 15 11:00 am
Harlem-Roscoe Fire Station #1
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fun in every direction, for the whole family: Smoke House, Sparky's Fire Truck, Kids Spray Water, Fire Pole, Refreshments, Station Tours, Sparky the Fire Dog, Fire Extinguisher Simulator
Live Music: Rick Marchione - Sat Oct 15 5:00 pm
After the Vine
50 North, Senior Citizen Group - Tue Oct 18 1:00 pm
Rockton Community Centre
1-3 pm. 50 North will be hosting a discussion about herbal and over the counter supplements with a nurse practitioner from OSF. Anyone over 50 is invited. There will be a fruit and nuts Bingo game following the talk, so come join us and bring a friend! [more details]
Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Oct 18 6:30 pm
Village of Roscoe
The semi-monthly meeting of the Village of Roscoe Board of Trustees. See your local government at work and give your input. In person or on Zoom. [more details]
Rockton Village Board of Trustees - Tue Oct 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.
Various committee meetings - also open to the public. [more details]
Multi Small Business Highlight - Wed Oct 19 5:30 pm
HD Jameson House
Open to the public.
Learn about some of our Stateline's small businesses:
Katie Gray of Katie Gray Coaching, Erin Sturm of Stateline Kids, Karen Arce of Medicare 411, Michael McGinnis of Rockton-Roscoe News, Karen Radtke of Integral Health. Plus a tasting table of Main Street Meat Co. smoked product. Sponsored by elev815. We're meeting in the Carriage House at HD Jameson House. [more details]
Live Music: That Gurl - Fri Oct 21 7:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
7 -10 p.m.
That Gurl is bringing back your favorite 70s classics to make you want to stand up, get down, and take you right back to the musical mood of the 1970s - the dawn of disco and the emergence of soft, glam & progressive rock - the good old days. Renée Scrivano is the lead singer and manager. [more details]
Now you know as much as anybody! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.
More News from Roscoe
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- Rockton Police Department welcomes new deputy chief Justin Jobst has served in the Rockton Police Department for 20 years.