Celebrate the Christmas season at upcoming events in the Stateline


Story hour at Williams Tree Farm, each Monday morning at 10:30.

The spirit of Christmas is in the air, with a chance to make memories to last a lifetime at upcoming events in the Stateline.

Williams Tree Farm is keeping the Christmas season rocking with a variety of events, each with details listed on their Facebook page. To help others in need, they are collecting dried goods, hats, mittens, scarves, or gloves. Items that are collected will be distributed to students at Ellis Arts Elementary in Rockford, Hackett Elementary in Beloit, and Lac Du Flambeau Elementary in northern WI, part of the Lake Superior Chippewa tribe.

Shop at the Rockton PTO's Winter Wonderland Holiday Shoppe on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 in the Whitman Post gymnasium. This annual event provides a unique experience where children can pick out gifts for their family. Siblings are also welcome to browse for that special present from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gift prices range from $1 to $10. Shopping assistance and free gift wrapping are two extra bonuses. There is no entry fee. Refreshments will be served, along with the opportunity to participate in various activities.

Roscoe's fourth annual Hometown Holiday is on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4-7 pm. Bring your family and your friends to take part in a variety of fun options, both on Main Street and in Main Street Square. This event is a partnership between the Village of Roscoe, Harlem Roscoe Fire Department and elev815.

Talcott Free Library,  101 E. Main St. in Rockton, has their “Giving Tree” up and welcomes donations of hats, mittens, scarves, baby items, toys and hygiene products. A full list of accepted items can be picked up at the library. Collections will be taken from now until Dec. 23. This yearly tradition helps to make the season bright for those in need of these basics and are shared within the community.

Give a true gift from the heart by Adopting a Book at Talcott Free Library, from now until Dec. 16. Choose a book, customize the message inside, and earn rights to be the first to check it out of the library. Books are donated to the library as a gift for a loved one. The book then becomes part of the library's permanent collection. Librarians will give you an official certificate of adoption. As a bonus, a bookplate is placed inside the book along with the names of those who Adopt a Book and the recipient. This is truly a gift from the heart to give to anyone who loves to read. Books have the perfect home at the library and has longevity of being read by many different patrons. Another unique idea is to purchase a library card for someone who resides outside of the Talcott district.

Every year Miss Andrea's Dance Factory displays talents on the Performing Arts Center Stage with their annual Christmas recital. Watch the holiday spirit spring to life as the best dance routines guarantee Christmas cheer on Friday, Dec. 16; with two show times; one at 5:30 p.m., and another at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $7 at the Rockton studio, or for $10 at the door.

Feel the true meaning of the season at the 27th annual Christmas Candlelight service at Church by the Side of the Road on Sunday evening, Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. Neala Jensen and Chip Messinger are returning to share their musical talents. As always the church will be lovingly decorated in celebration of Jesus's birth through the telling of the Christmas story in song, Bible verses and the singing of Christmas carols.

All of these events are certain to lead to a bright and cheery Christmas season!

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