What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Sep 1 - Friday, Sep 8
This week: a blood drive in South Beloit, live music, more live music, football, Labor Day, Blues & BBQ in Rockton, a guided hike, toddler time, seniors go back to school (sort of), and cars, cars, cars. Coming next: the Fall Festival in Roscoe.
12 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Sep 1 - Friday, Sep 8
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Blood Drive at Faith Lutheran Church South Beloit - Fri Sep 1 9:00 am
Faith Lutheran Church South Beloit
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Rock River Valley Blood Center needs 800 donated units of blood each week to keep up with the demand in Northern Illinois. Labor Day weekend is a busy trauma time for local hospitals. [more details]
Live Music: Dave of Back 40 Band - Fri Sep 1 1:00 pm
1 - 3 p.m. $5 cover. Come to dance on a Thursday afternoon. [more details]
Live Music: Paul Bronson - Fri Sep 1 6:00 pm
Hidden Creek Estates
6 - 9 p.m. Paul Bronson is providing the acoustic background for Hidden Creek Estates's Wine Bar.
Football: Harlem vs Hononegah - Fri Sep 1 7:15 pm
Harlem and Hononegah High School, both 1-0, meet in a 2023 NIC 10 conference football game. [more details]
Cruise Night at M & M Dari Ripple - Sun Sep 3 3:00 pm
M&M Dari Ripple
First M & M Dari Ripple Cruise Night. Come join the fun! Cars, cars, cars! Classics, Hot Rods and Trucks… you can even bring your motorcycle if you want! Our Fall Menu will be out. Featuring Apple Hut apple donut sundaes. Come and enjoy the music and have a treat! [more details]
Labor Day - Mon Sep 4 8:00 am
The unofficial end of summer, this day of barbecues and parades originally recognized the accomplishments of the labor movement, which include the 8 hour work day and the 40 hour work week. More than 80 countries observe International Workers Day on May 1 instead. [more details]
In Person Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time - Tue Sep 5 9:30 am
North Suburban Library - Roscoe
Fun program for children ages 9-36 months with a parent or caregiver (one caregiver per every 2 children). Join us for fun stories, music and movement. Stay and explore age appropriate learning stations while socializing with other parents and toddlers. Repeats at 10:30 a.m. [more details]
50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Sep 5 1:00 pm
Roscoe Township Community Center
Back to School time again! Come join us for lunch and speakers from various school districts as we talk about our schools and mark the new 2023-2024 school year. Please note that our location has changed and we will be meeting at the Roscoe Township Community Center at 1 p.m. Bring a friend and join us as we learn more about our community schools and reminisce about the "good old school days." Lunch is free and will be served in a brown paper bag! [more details]
Rockton Police Association Blues & BBQ - Wed Sep 6 5:00 pm
Mark your calendars for the annual Rockton Police Association Blues & BBQ! On September 6 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Activities include:
FIBS pulled pork sandwiches & chips, Dairyhaus ice cream, DeeDee's coffee, The Mix, beer, water, & pop. Music by Mixtape, K-9 demo, emergency and military vehicle display, silent auction and 50/50 raffle, children's bounce house & face painting, bean bag tournament ($20 cash to play and download Scoreholio App). All proceeds benefit the Rockton community and the Jaimie Cox Memorial Scholarship. [more details]
FPWC Guided Hike at Kieselburg Forest Preserve - Wed Sep 6 5:30 pm
Kieselburg Forest Preserve
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Join our FPWC Natural Resource staff on a fun and educational guided hike at Kieselburg Forest Preserve. We will look for wildflowers, wildlife, and learn about the native flora and fauna! This hike will consist of a moderate 2 miles. This event is FREE and open to all ages. Leashed dogs are welcome. Register on our website. [more details]
Sophia's Restaurant Cruise Night - Thu Sep 7 5:00 pm
5 – 8 p.m. See the cool cars, first Thursday of the month, since at least 2009. With your favorite Hits DJ. [more details]
Live Music: Minimal at Louie's - Thu Sep 7 7:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
7 - 10 p.m. You may have heard their afternoon shows, but Minimal rules the night too. The band has won at least 15 awards from the Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) organization, including Best New Act in 2015. The band played at Old Settlers Days in Rockton and at Roscoe's Fall Festival. Zach DeCarlo, the lead singer, also plays drums. No cover; however, donations are welcome [more details]
2023 Roscoe Lions Fall Festival - Friday-Sunday, Sep 8-10
The 113th Roscoe Lions Fall Festival is one of the longest running events of its kind in the Stateline area. Once again, activities, music, parades and food will be packed into three full days
and nights of music, great food, a carnival and two parades. [more details]
Yes, you're in the loop now! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.
More News from Roscoe
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- 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.