What's happening in the Stateline - Saturday, Aug 12 - Friday, Aug 18
Coming up this week in the Stateline: classic cars, living history, house history, food trucks, memorable music, a picnic, an ice cream social, village board meetings, free document shredding, and rubber ducks. If we missed anything, you can post your own events on our Community Calendar.
15 events this week on our calendar: Saturday, Aug 12 - Friday, Aug 18
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Free Shredding Day - Sat Aug 12 9:00 am
First National Bank and Trust
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free. First National Bank and Trust recommends shredding receipts, bank statements, and unused credit card offers as sound advice to prevent identity fraud. Limited to six boxes of shred per person.
Faith Annual Ice Cream Social - Sat Aug 12 11:00 am
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Beloit
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us this Saturday for our Annual Ice Cream Social. Fun and games for all ages for free. Grab lunch at our brat stand and 10% will be given to Lutheran World Relief to end world hunger. [more details]
Roscoe VFW/RREACH Blood Drive - Sat Aug 12 12:30 pm
Day 2 - Saturday: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. The need for blood never ends. Double Red as well as whole blood collection will be available. One out of seven hospital patients need blood. Anyone in good health, at least 110 pounds, and at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental consent) may donate whole blood every 56 days. [more details]
Live Music: Water'd Down - Sat Aug 12 2:00 pm
After the Vine
2-5 p.m. Free.
Local trio Wateredown (Bootleg Soul) will be performing acoustic rock music. With fun interactions with the crowd. And wine. And it's someone's 40th birthday. [more details]
The Vice Food Truck at Crazy Llama - Sat Aug 12 4:30 pm
Crazy Llama Brewing
4:30 - 8 p.m. Come and get your island food truck fix!
Live Music: Mike Owens - Sun Aug 13 1:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
1 - 4 p.m.
The amazing Mike Owens will be making his way to Louie's and bringing his amazing voice. Mike has a wide range of songs and brings an excellent atmosphere for your entertainment. [more details]
Watercolor Collage – Nature Jars - Sun Aug 13 2:00 pm
Nature at The Confluence
If you are new to watercolors and like to play with paper, this class is for you. Space is limited so please register in advance. Recommended for ages 13 and up. We will start the class by painting different patterns with watercolor and then let our imaginations run wild as we cut, tear, and piece together our collages. All supplies will be provided. [more details]
Surveying: Sundays at Macktown - Sun Aug 13 2:00 pm
Macktown Living History
2 - 4 p.m.
Find out how surveying in America got started and how it shaped the development of our area. Take part in interactive action by studying maps and plats.
Historic buildings and settlement grounds will be open and everyone is welcome! A suggested donation of $5 helps to cover the cost of this and other future educational events.
Retired surveyor and researcher Don Sonneson will be in the Mack house. Items from his research and historic collection will be on display. [more details]
50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Aug 15 1:00 pm
50 North and Winnebago County Sheriff Department are hosting a picnic for seniors. Lunch is free! Plan to join us for brats and hot dogs and fun. There will be a short presentation by the Sheriff Department about their services in our county. Come eat lunch in the park and enjoy the weather and friends. [more details]
Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Aug 15 6:30 pm
Village of Roscoe
The semi-monthly meeting of the Village of Roscoe Board of Trustees. After the regular board meeting, the trustees 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.
Rockton Village Board of Trustees - Tue Aug 15 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.
August Calendar for various committee meetings - also open to the public. [more details]
House Research: Getting your house to talk - Wed Aug 16 5:00 pm
Talcott Free Library
Every house is unique. Michael Rehberg, Lead Interpreter for Lake Geneva's Black Point Estate and Gardens will discuss the strategies for researching the history of your house. learn about many of the resources available locally at libraries, historical societies, and city and county offices as well as how to utilize maps, old newspapers and other important online resources. [more details]
Rockton River Market: Nauti-Nauti - Wed Aug 16 6:00 pm
Boasting a four-decade résumé in local music, Nauti-Nauti is setting sail for the cool, crystal-blue ocean waters of the 1970s and the pre-MTV 1980s.
The Rockton River Market takes place every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. during the summer at Settlers Park in Rockton. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. with vendors and lots of food trucks. [more details]
Rockton McDonald's Cruise Nights - Thu Aug 17 5:00 pm
McDonald's Parking Lot
5 -8 p.m. every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Bucciferro Family McDonald's is honored to have now combined with the incredible Gentlemen’s Car Club and former Meadows Mart cruise night.
Nostalgic prices and live DJ. Amazing cars to check out, $100 cash drawing, kids remote car racing and prize. [more details]
The Great Turtle Creek Duck Race - Thu Aug 17 6:15 pm
Nature At The Confluence
Support Nature At The Confluence by purchasing a rubber duck (or a handful of ducks) which will race down Turtle Creek before our Community Fire & Drum Circle on August 17th at 6:15pm. The first three ducks to cross the finish line win a prize! All funds raised help us to continue offering our many free and low-cost programs. [more details]
Now, don't you feel you're in the loop? For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.
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