What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Aug 25 - Friday, Sep 1


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This week: an acoustic music festival in Caledonia, shopping in Rockton, football opener at Hononegah, cars, trucks, bikes, and tractors on display, an historic walking tour, live music, games, and an ice cream truck in Roscoe. Know about something we don't? Click the gold button and add a post.

10 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Aug 25 - Friday, Sep 1

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Alfalfa Bluegrass Festival - Sat Aug 26 2:00 pm

Angelic Organics Learning Center

2 - 10 p.m. A gathering of acoustic bluegrass music, friends, and fun in support of the Learning Center's on-farm education programming. Tickets: $25 adults ($40 at the gate) $10 children 6-12 years (children under 5 do not need a ticket).  [more details]

Fall Open House in Downtown Rockton - Sat Aug 26 5:00 pm

Downtown Rockton

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: Each shop will be transformed into a fall wonderland. Offering the best antiques, vintage, home decor and boutique fashion. Participating Shops: HOME, VintageHOME, Truly Treasured Gifts & Thrift, Frosted Farmhouse, Pick-A-Dilly, Jill Rae Finally Art [more details]

Other Events

Football: Jefferson vs Hononegah - Fri Aug 25 7:15 pm

Kelsey Field

Rockford Jefferson and Hononegah High School will play in their 2023 opening NIC 10 conference football game.  [more details]

Time Rolls On Car, Truck, Bike & Tractor Show - Sat Aug 26 10:00 am

Roscoe Methodist Church

10 am - 2 pm. RUMM presents the Time Rolls on Car, Truck, Bike & Tractor Show.  Awards will be presented.  Music will be provided by The Rocksurfers. Food will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the RUMM local charities. [more details]

Historic Downtown Rockton Walking Tour: Part II - Sat Aug 26 10:00 am

Rockton Village Hall

Hear the stories of Rockton’s history through a walking tour of the Village’s historic buildings. This tour will explore secret societies, early firefighting, and the important structure that gave Rockton its industrial beginnings. The tour will meet at Rockton Village Hall, 110 E. Main St., and will last an hour. Special thanks to the Rockton Township Historical Society for their help in creating these tours. The third walking tour will occur on Saturday, September 16. [more details]

Live Music: Sunday Afternoon with Minimal - Sun Aug 27 1:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

1 - 4 p.m. Minimal will be at Louie's. Not much else to say. Except the band has won at least 15 awards from the Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) organization. They played at Old Settlers Days in Rockton and at Roscoe's Fall Festival. 
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Game Day at Roscoe Township Community Center - Mon Aug 28 1:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

Roscoe Township will be hosting a once-a-month game day at the Roscoe Township Community Center,  the 4th Monday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please feel free to contact Mary Ryan 815-988-5354. [more details]

The History of Hononegah High School - Mon Aug 28 7:00 pm

RTHS Museum

Program in Honor of the 100 year anniversary of the "new" Hononegah High School in 1923, given by Tom Polaski. Everyone welcome. [more details]

Wednesday Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve - Wed Aug 30 9:00 am

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. Bring your own water… [more details]

J&C Old Fashioned Ice Cream Truck at Stepping Stones - Thu Aug 31 4:30 pm

Stepping Stones Child Center

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream. Invite the whole family to join us for some delicious ice cream, root beer floats, and family fun. Cash only event. [more details]

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