What to do in the Stateline - Friday, May 19 - Friday, May 26


DALL-E AI prompt: pelicans at a garage sale with geraniums

This week: pelicans in Rockton, garage sales everywhere, it's all about the fiber at Macktown, live music, homeschool expo, scrapbooking and homemade cards, free tennis for juniors, cybersecurity and mobile phone tips, and geraniums.

Events this week on our calendar: Friday, May 19 - Friday, May 26

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Rockton Pelican Fest - Sat May 20 10:00 am

Downtown Rockton

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Celebrate the annual return of the American White Pelicans and other migrating birds to the Rock River. This year we will be teaming up with the Natural Land Institute, the Sinnissippi Audubon Society, the Village of Rockton and JR Finally Art Studio & Gallery to create a day filled with activities and sights sure to delight everyone. Read our Pelican Fest article or check out the Facebook event page for details. [more details]

Prairie Ridge Subdivision Garage Sale - May 19 & 20 - Fri May 19 8:00 am


Antiques/collectibles, child and adult clothing (including plus size women’s clothing), misc household items, curtains & bedding, lawn mower, pressure washer, men’s bicycle, golf clubs, party supplies (including local school colors for graduation), school supplies and misc books (including nursing school titles), toys, games, and much more. Items are priced to sell! [more details]

Chicory Ridge Subdivision Garage Sales - Fri May 19 8:00 am

Chicory Ridge Subdivision

Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21 More than 80 families will be participating in the annual Chicory Ridge Garage Sales, all the way from Roscoe Road and Chicory Ridge Way, to Meadowsweet. Parking is on only the EVEN side of streets again. There will be two food trucks at the park / pond too: Windsor Pizza Parlor and Fuego. The Cutie Face will be at the park doing face painting and balloon animals [more details]

Homeschool Expo - Wed May 24 10:00 am

Stateline STEM Academy

Check out these great vendors ready to show you what the Stateline area has to offer our homeschool families. Meanwhile, kids get free playtime in KidSpot. [more details]

Other Events

Live Music: Todd Lorenc at After the Vine - Fri May 19 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6-8 p.m. Mr. Todd Lorenc is returning to After the Vine with new ukulele music and vocals. [more details]

Live Music: Minimal at Louie's - Fri May 19 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

7 - 10 p.m. Minimal's playlist includes songs from Led Zeppelin, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Black Sabbath, but also from Post Malone, Justin Bieber, and Breaking Benjamin. Bassist and vocalist Greg DeCarlo said, "We are a true variety band." They have won at least 15 awards from the Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI). [more details]

Fiber Weekend at Macktown Living History - Sat May 20 9:00 am

Macktown Living History

Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: MLH members - free; Children under 8 - free; Others - $5 suggested donation. Watch demonstrations of weaving, spinning, crocheting, knitting, felting, and more from skilled crafters and artisans at the beautiful Macktown Living History Education Center and adjoining marquee tent. Get ideas for projects you would like to create. Purchase hand-crafted items from some of our fiber vendors Stroll the beautiful Macktown Living History paths on a fine spring day. Saturday Classes: Great Lakes Twined Bag: 9 a.m. Beginning Spinning: 9 a.m. Beginning Caning: 9 a.m. Tunisian Crochet: 9 a.m. The History of Quilting 1830-1945: 11 a.m. Cordage: 1 p.m. Needle Felting: 1 p.m. Rug Hooking: 1 p.m. There are openings in these classes only. Register now. You may register Saturday on a first come basis if space is available. [more details]

National Scrapbooking Day Crop - Sat May 20 9:00 am

The Roscoe Community Center

Learn about new tools, make a 4 page layout together, work on your own, and earn chances to win prizes. Products will be available for purchase. Your registration also includes a box lunch and beverage. (Dinner is on your own) Cost is $35.  [more details]

Kid's Day at It's All About Fiber - Macktown Living History - Sun May 21 12:00 pm

Macktown Living History

Noon-3:30 p.m. Children under 8 are free. Young people will have an opportunity to pet lambs and try their hands on various fiber related skills: washing fleece, wet felting, card weaving, cordage, carding wool. All will be able to create a yarn doll to take home. ADMISSION: free for Macktown members. Adults $5, Children under 8 are free. [more details]

Scrapbooking and Cards Beginner Class - Sat May 20 10:00 am

The Roscoe Community Center

$10: two time slots to choose from: 10 a.m. - noon or 2 - 4 p.m.  Do you take photos and don't know what to do with them? Are you a new mom? A grandma? Do you know a special graduate? This beginner class will introduce you to simple and fun techniques in card making and scrapbooking. Bring 3 to 5 photos that go together and bring a friend! RSVP for the class or just stop by to check it out.  [more details]

National Tennis Month - Sun May 21 1:00 pm

Hononegah High School Tennis Courts

Free interactive tennis activities, games and play for juniors (ages 7-16) 1 to 3 p.m. Sign up online.  Hosted by Hononegah head tennis coach John Torrence and team.  [more details]

Cybersecurity: Protecting Yourself Online - Mon May 22 10:00 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

Free. No registration required.
"Successful Technology Skills" classes are offered in partnership with Roscoe Township.
Getting to Know Your Mobile Device,  Cybersecurity: Protecting Yourself Online,  Basic Troubleshooting, Discovering Apps and Optimizing Productivity. Schedule: Evening Sessions: every other Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. - May 30, June 13
Morning Sessions: every other Monday, 10 a.m. - noon. - May 22, June 5, June 19  [more details]

Rockton Village Special Board Meeting - Tue May 23 6:30 pm

Village of Rockton Municipal Center

The Rockton Village Board of Trustees will hold a special Village Board meeting to discuss the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year budget. [more details]

Geranium Sale - Wed May 24 9:00 am

Rockton Township Historical Society

Selling geranium plants in four inch pots, red, white, pink and peach. Benefits Rockton Township Historical Society.  Call for details. [more details]

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