What to do in Rockton and Roscoe - Sunday, Jan 15 - Saturday, Jan 21
This week begins with a holiday that's observed with marches in some places, with public service in others.
Next week, three public boards will try to make decisions to benefit their constituents. Constituents are invited to offer comments and direction.
And near the end of next week, I'll be leading a hands-on workshop for business people on how to promote your business for free on Google, social media, and in local news. I've been working in this area - search engine optimization and media relations - for more than twenty years. Speaking of local media, you can share your events, thoughts, and tips anytime by posting them on Rockton-Roscoe News.
6 events this week on our calendar: Sunday, Jan 15 - Saturday, Jan 21
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Mon Jan 16 8:00 am
MLK Day marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. which is observed on the third Monday of January each year. His actual birthday was January 15, 1929. He championed nonviolent action against racial discrimination from the 1950s until he was assassinated in 1968. The day was officially observed for the first time in every state in 2000. [more details]
50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Jan 17 1:00 pm
Rockton Community Centre
50 North will be hosting Stateline Mass Transit and Rockton Township staff at our event on Tuesday, January 17th, from 1-3 p.m. Come join us as we hear about services offered to seniors in our area. We are also planning a game of LRC so bring your quarters! As always, we will be serving refreshments to enjoy. Bring a friend or come make a new one, we hope to see you next Tuesday! [more details]
Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Jan 17 6:30 pm
Village of Roscoe
The semi-monthly meeting of the Village of Roscoe Board of Trustees. After the regular board meeting, the members reconvene as the Committee of the Whole to talk over future plans and ideas. 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 Jan 17 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 are also open to the public. [more details]
Hononegah Community High School Board Meeting - Wed Jan 18 7:00 pm
Hononegah High School Library
School Board meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Hononegah High School Library, typically the 3rd Wednesday of every month. For questions about the school board, please call 815-624-5010. [more details]
Workshop: How to Promote Your Business on the Web - Without a Website - Thu Jan 19 11:30 am
Meraki Salon + Studio Meeting Room
A free elev815 Lunch and Learn Event
Discover how to make your business more visible through Google Maps, Google Business Profile, social media, and even the local news. Led by our editor Michael McGinnis. RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 17 to allow for more specific consulting and hands-on practice during the workshop. Topics include: How do I get my business to come up first in searches?
How can I make Google say what I want them to say about my business? [more details]
That's all we have! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.
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