What's happening in the Stateline: Aug 4 - 11, 2023
There are a lot of things to do this week in the Stateline area. Enjoy the last summer weeks with sales, a pizza party, sports, tours, a lot of live music, sometimes exciting township meetings, activities filled with interesting history, an end-of-summer barbecue, and more! You are welcome to add more events.
17 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Aug 4 - Friday, Aug 11
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Summer Sale - Fri Aug 4 8:00 am
Sale to benefit Rockton Township Historical Society. One day only, Friday, August 4th, 8:00 till 4:00. Lots of infant and children's toys, books & clothing, all in top condition, some new, including Halloween costumes, baby gear, Jonny Jump Up, Pack N Go, wooden toy or storage chest, etc. Small kitchen appliances, home decor, some small furniture including rocking chair, new steam mop, tables, etc. [more details]
Mama Mia! It's a Pizza Party! - Fri Aug 4 5:30 pm
Roscoe Township Community Center
You're invited! Join the Northern Winn Dems at our Pizza Social. Meet your neighbors and have great conversation and better food! The event is FREE! Please RSVP here so we know how much food to prepare. [more details]
KNIB Mud Volleyball - Sat Aug 5 8:00 am
For more than 40 summers, teams from around the Rockford area have played volleyball in the mud to benefit Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB), a non-profit environmental resource center for recyclable items. There are actually rules in this event and we tell you what they are. [more details]
Historic Downtown Rockton Walking Tour: Part I - Sat Aug 5, 10:00
Rockton Village Hall
Interested in learning more about unique Rockton architecture? Join the Village's Historic Preservation Commission in the first of a three-part series of historic architecture in downtown Rockton. Those interested should meet at Settlers Park on the path along Blackhawk Blvd. near the cottonwood trees (look for the sandwich board sign on the path). The tour will last approximately one hour, plenty of time for you to return to catch the band's performance at the Rockton River Market. The second and third walking tours will occur on Saturday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, September 16. [more details]
World War II: The Mantel- U.S. decision to drop the atomic bomb - Sat Aug 5, 12:00 pm
Historic Auto Attractions
Discover a riveting journey back in time on August 5th, from 12pm to 2pm, as we delve into one of the most critical moments in history - the day President Truman made the momentous decision to drop the Atomic Bomb on August 6th, 1945. Join us for an extraordinary event at our venue, where Chief Historian, Tony Farrell, will lead you through the events that shaped the world forever. Get an exclusive, up-close look at the very mantel piece that President Truman used to sign the historic order. Adults $35, Members $5 *Mature Audience recommended. [more details]
Music: Rick Marchione at After the Vine - Sat Aug 5 6:00 pm
After the Vine
6 - 9 p.m. Free. Rick will be singing favorites from Elvis, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and many more! Come warm up with local music and a glass or bottle of wine with your friends or loved one. After the Vine has a huge selection of wines and a fantastic atmosphere. [more details]
60th Rockton American Legion Post #332 Corn Boil - Sun Aug 6
12 - 4 p.m.
The 60th annual Rockton American Legion Post #332 Rifle Squad Corn Boil is coming back to the American Center, (American Legion) on Sunday, Aug. 6. Catch up with friends as you enjoy all-you-can-eat sweet corn, brats, or a pork chop sandwich plus side dishes. The event starts at noon and runs until around 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per adult, and $6 for children ages 6-12, under five years of age are free. [more details]
Live Music: VanDwellers - Sun Aug 6 1:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
1 - 4 p.m.
VanDwellers officially formed in 2020, but the two brothers who make up the band--Tyler and Tanner Burt--have been playing music together throughout all of their lives. As children, they grew up in a very musical household constantly making music with their parents and other siblings. Their parents performed for weddings as a duo when they were younger, and overall were involved in many forms of music throughout
most of their own lives. [more details]
Inner Prana Yoga
- Sun Aug 6 4:00 pm
Nature at The Confluence
In this beginner-friendly class, yoga instructor Amelia Morris will explore joint rotation and a classic Hatha flow. With an emphasis on pairing the breath to the asana practice, we will gain a better understanding of how to work through all the kinks and tensions and create an easy flow within. Enjoy the focus on yogic foundations and readying your body for the days ahead. Class takes place outdoors, or indoors in the event of rain. [more details]
Adult Book Club - Mon Aug 7 1:00 pm
Talcott Free Library
An open book club that comes together once a month to talk about different books on a single topic. We choose the topic, you choose the book. Come in and select a book from our TFL Book Club Recommendation
Shelf or choose a title on your own. Meetings are on the second Monday of the month 1-2pm. [more details]
Wednesday Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve - Wed Aug 9
Nygren Wetland Preserve
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Volunteer tasks include control and removal of bush honeysuckle and garlic mustard or other invasive species, planting/collecting seeds, helping in the greenhouse, planting plugs, general maintenance, bird and mammal monitoring, prescribed burns, and set-up for special events. Enjoy the beauty of the prairies and wetlands while you work. NLI’s most ambitious restoration to date hosts a complex of habitats and rare species.
NLI provides tools and gloves. [more details]
Cruise Night at the Museum - Wed Aug 9 5:00 pm
Historic Auto Attractions
Enjoy great company and a relaxing time out at the museum. If you're at all into cars, you're gonna love this event. Last night of the season is September 10th and will include a car show, music, and food. Don't miss out! [more details]
River Market: Rock Surfers - Wed Aug 9 6:00 pm
This week’s musical artist for the Rockton River Market is The Rocksurfers, playing classic rock & roll and authentic surf music. 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. The Rock Surfers call themselves a straight ahead rock 'n' roll band from Rockford: John Copeland on lead guitar and vocals, Dave DeFay on drums, Steve Lee on bass guitar/vocals and Tracy Smith on lead vocals. [more details]
Rockton Township Board Meeting - Wed Aug 9 7:00 pm
Rockton Township Hall
All regular Board Meetings are held at 7:00 pm in the Rockton Township Hall located at 1315 North Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, Illinois. [more details]
Roscoe Township Board Meeting - Wed Aug 9 7:00 pm
Roscoe Township will hold its monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of the month. 7 pm at the Township Offices [more details]
Volunteering at Macktown - Thu Aug 10 4:30 pm
Macktown Living History
6:30-8:00 p.m. For current and new volunteers - anyone interested in learning about MLH volunteer opportunities. We will be serving ice cream at the meeting. All ages are welcome! Volunteers are needed for Docents, support staff for Education Days, Special Events, Maintenance, Sewing, Greeters, Fundraising, Interpreters for Special Events, and many more miscellaneous tasks. Macktown Living History is working on new and exciting programming and volunteers are the key to making these programs successful. [more details]
End of Summer BBQ - Thu Aug 10 4:30 pm
Roscoe Chiropractic Centre
Come and join us on Thursday, August 10, 2023, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm for the end-of-summer/back-to-school party! With food, games, prizes, and fun. Everyone is welcome, no entrance fee, make sure to add it to your calendar. [more details]
More News from Roscoe
- Strong spirits: what really scares you? What terrifies me is the thought that in the storms of my life, I will foolishly think that I can take care of things myself.
- Roscoe antique sale to benefit restoration of first settler's homestead Roscoe Township Historical Society's antique sale is Sept. 23-24, 2023 at the Community Center.