What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Jun 16 - Friday, Jun 23


DALL-E AI prompt: old settler at a concert

OSD continues at Settlers Park for the rest of the weekend. But that's not all: a golf fundraiser, village meetings, live music that is not at Settlers Park, Juneteenth, a combined school board meeting, wildscaping your yard, two or three outdoor movies, and an informative talk on blood pressure. And we welcome you to add more events.

15 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Jun 16 - Friday, Jun 23

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Old Settlers Days 2023 - Jun 15 - 18 

Settlers Park

June 15-18, 2023 at Settlers Park in Rockton, Illinois.
Concerts, vendors, midway rides. The largest fundraiser of the year for Rockton Lions charities. The event includes music, food & drinks, a carnival, a mobile blood drive, a 5K Run for Carrie Lynn, and the OSD Parade.
[more details]

Other Events

Birdies for Ben - Ledges Golf Course - Fri Jun 16 8:00 am

Birdies for Ben @ Ledges Golf Course

The Birdies for Ben fundraiser is a celebration of the power of friendship and community by raising funds and awareness for a local organization helping people struggling with mental health and substance abuse.
All proceeds go to the LIVE R.E.A.L Foundation. [more details]

Old Settlers Days: Marcus King - Fri Jun 16 4:00 pm

Settlers Park

GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist, performer, and songwriter Marcus King is set to take the main stage Friday at Old Settlers Days in Rockton, IL. He has called his musical style "soul-influenced psychedelic Southern rock."

Tickets are on sale at OldSettlersDays.com. [more details]

Live Music: Distilled at Louie's - Fri Jun 16 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

8 p.m. - 12 a.m.  Distilled is a RAMI Award winning acoustic duo with a combined 70 years experience in getting you laughing, clapping, and singing along. Performing songs from the 50’s through today and covering all popular genres, Distilled’s repertoire covers hundreds upon hundreds of songs. [more details]

Old Settlers Days: Jackson Dean - Sat Jun 17 1:00 pm

Settlers Park

Fast-rising Country singer/songwriter Jackson Dean is quickly earning a reputation for his old school, gritty, lyric-driven, outlaw style of Country following a breakout year that landed him on a slew of artist-to-watch lists. Mature beyond his years, the Maryland native’s single, “Don’t Come Lookin’” cemented Jackson as the youngest solo male Country artist to reach the top of the charts with his first release.  [more details]

Old Settlers Days 2023: Josh Turner - Sun Jun 18 12:00 pm

Settlers Park

For two decades, the deep, velvet voice of Josh Turner has been the most recognizable on country radio. Josh describes his music as "South Carolina Low Country." His debut album, 2003's Long Black Train, sold more than a million copies and his second effort, Your Man, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Top Country Albums chart. [more details]

Juneteenth - Mon Jun 19 8:00 am

Juneteenth celebrates African-American culture and the gradual emancipation of slaves in the United States.  On June 19, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger landed on Galveston Island, Texas and announced that all slaves in Texas had been free for two years. News of the Emancipation Proclamation had already traveled by word of mouth through much of the Confederacy. [more details]

50 North, a Senior Activity - Tue Jun 20 1:00 pm

Rockton Community Centre

Come join us on Tuesday, June 20th from 1-3 for an informative talk on blood pressure! We will have a Nurse Practitioner from OSF speak to us on all things blood pressure and its effects on our bodies.  We will be serving refreshments and we will have the opportunity to play games, including left, right, center!  [more details]

South Beloit City Council Meeting - Tue Jun 20 5:00 pm

South Beloit City Hall

This meeting will be held on Tuesday not Monday due to the Juneteenth holiday.   The regular City Council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL

[more details]

Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Jun 20 6:30 pm

Roscoe Village Hall

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this meeting in person or remotely via video conference.   [more details]

Village of Rockton Board Meeting - Tue Jun 20 7:00 pm

Roscoe Village Hall

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. [more details]

Rockton River Market: That Gurl - Wed Jun 21 6:00 pm

Settlers Park

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.
The Rockton River Market takes place every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at Settlers Park, 150 Hawick Street in Rockton. Music starts at 6:00 p.m.

[more details]

Hononegah Nations Annual Joint School Board Meeting - Wed Jun 21 7:00 pm

Hononegah High School Library

A meeting of the school boards of Hononegah, Kinnikinnick, Rockton, Prairie Hill, and Shirland school districts. Village trustees from Rockton and Roscoe will also attend. School Board meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Hononegah High School Library, typically the 3rd Wednesday of every month. [more details]

Wildscaping Your Yard - Fri Jun 23 5:00 pm

Nature at the Confluence

Curious about the practice of No Mow May, or how you can go beyond to provide habitat for local wildlife? Kaelyb Lokrantz, Manager of Community Action’s Merrill Community Sharing Garden and Julie Uram from Nature At The Confluence will provide ideas and inspiration for wildscaping your outdoor spaces. This event is free but space is limited so please register in advance. [more details]

Outdoor Movie Night: Encanto - Fri Jun 23 8:00 pm

South Beloit High School

Free movie, free popcorn. Winnebago County Sheriff presents the movie Encanto. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Sadie, the Saint Bernard therapy dog, will also be joining us. In case of inclement weather, we will reschedule. [more details]

Drive 815: Toy Story 3 - Fri Jun 23 8:30 pm

Rockton Athletic Fields

One $25 ticket admits a full carload! Early-bird tickets are available for only $20 per car to see Toy Story 3. And Finding Dory is Saturday night. The show starts at sunset (about 8:30 p.m.) but bounce houses, glitter tattoos, games, music, balloon-tying, and concessions open at 6:30 p.m. Pizza, ice cream, theater popcorn, drinks, candy, and chips at reasonable prices. Bathrooms are available anytime. [more details]

Well, you're in the loop now! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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