What to do in Rockton and Roscoe - Oct 21 - 28

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Justin Jones: one of the musical opportunities in Rockton and Roscoe this week.

This week, not far from you, at least 10 events are happening: acoustic music, group running, eager discussion and October holiday celebrations. You can add your own events too. 

We'll even tell you what's not happening: because After the Vine is having a Pumpkin Paint and Pour this Sunday afternoon (walk-ins are welcome), they are probably not having live acoustic music this week - unless someone brings a guitar, of course. 

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Justin Jones Acoustic Show - Fri Oct 21 5:00 pm

After the Vine

5 - 8 p.m.
Justin Jones performs a variety of acoustic music from past and present: classic rock, country, pop & soul. [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.  [more details]


KQR 2022 - Run for Good - Sat Oct 22 8:00 am

Leland Park

Kaylin Carlson says Kaylin's Quarantine Run "is a race I put together during COVID lockdown and we’ve been going strong since!" Though she says she is "most certainly not famous or special," about $8,600 has been donated through previous events. This year, all profits are going to the Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford.
Events: 10K, 5K, Kid's Run, Virtual Run. [more details]


Harvest Fest at Macktown - Sat Oct 22 10:00 am

Macktown Living History

Oct. 22, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Oct. 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Historic recipes, games, costume contest, more! [more details]


Truck or Treat at Porter Park - Sat Oct 22 3:00 pm

Porter Park

This family-friendly Halloween event with a truck theme will take place at Porter Park. There will be Touch a Truck with public works, local police, and fire departments as well as food trucks to fill everyone’s bellies. We will also have FREE kids games, activities, and yard games. The evening will end with a glowing pumpkin walk along the path.  [more details]


County Candidates Meet and Greet - Sun Oct 23 2:00 pm

Hope Fellowship Church, Rockford

All Winnebago County candidates have been invited to a public Meet and Greet on Sunday, October 23, 2–4 p.m. at the Hope Fellowship Church, 1135 East State St. in Rockford, Illinois. The event is cohosted by Go Vote 815, the NAACP, and the League of Women Voters of Greater Rockford [more details]


Prince of Peace Book Club - Wed Oct 26 6:30 pm

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Join the Prince of Peace book club as they meet for discussion and fellowship around the book The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. [more details]


Mobile Blood Drive - McDonald's Parking Lot - Thu Oct 27 9:30 am

McDonald's Parking Lot

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registered donors might receive 2 FREE MEAL coupons from McDonald's! Reserve a time slot at the Rock River Valley Blood Center website, or sign up over the phone or by email. [how? Read the details]


Live Music: Lola Blu - Fri Oct 28 5:00 pm

After the Vine

5:00 -8:00 p.m.
Lola Blu is an encouraging up and coming country, indie, and bluegrass singer/ songwriter from Rockford, who started her debut on social media and is now performing at local bars, restaurants, fairs. [more details]


National First Responders Day - Fri Oct 28 9:00 am

The United States Congress has designated October 28 as National First Responders Day to honor 911 dispatchers, firefighters, police offers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics for their commitment to public safety. The members of elev815 will be delivering gift baskets. [more details]


That's what we've got! Find more things to do in the future, or post your own event, on our Community Calendar.

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