What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Sep 15 - Friday, Sep 22


Rockton Historic Walking Tour, Aug. 26, 2023. Group photo by April McGinnis

This week: a bird hike in South Beloit, a history walk in Rockton, two classic car shows, golfing with Scandinavians in Rockford, live music, high school football, games in Roscoe for young and old, another Talcott Library board meeting, and a blood drive. There must be more - you can add events that you know about.

13 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Sep 15 - Friday, Sep 22

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Morning Bird Hike - Fri Sep 15 6:30 am

Nature at The Confluence

$5/person. Start your day with a slow, calming walk as we observe and identify the many birds that call The Confluence home, including those migrating for the fall! Binoculars and bird lists are provided and all experience levels are welcome. Register online.  [more details]

Kauffman's 3rd Annual Car Show - Fri Sep 15 3:00 pm

Kauffman's Country Store

3 - 7 p.m.

Come join us in our 3rd Annual Kauffman's Car Show. Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy some of your favorite classics. Vote for your favorite classic car for their chance to win the trophy. Enjoy music from Sugar River Sound and Lil' Franks BBQ and Autentica will be there for your dinner needs. Along with the store extended hours, come support some of your favorite vendors. [more details]

Night at the Range - Fri Sep 15 4:00 pm

Golf Shack

Join the Swedish Historical Society for a family friendly “Night at the Range” at Golf Shack, located at 1631 N Bell School Rd Rockford, IL 61107 and in partnership with Garrett's on September 15th from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM.
Enjoy drinks and appetizers by Garrett's as you hit a bucket of balls in support of your Scandinavian friends!  [more details]

Live Music: Paul Bronson Acoustic - Fri Sep 15 6:00 pm

Hidden Creek Estates

3 - 9 p.m.
Paul Bronson Acoustic Music is providing the sonic backdrop at Hidden Creek Estates. On the menu: Sausage Platter with German potato salad, beer kraut and mustard sauce (GF, DF, NF) & Roasted Peppers, Beans, and Bulgur with feta cream, parsley and Greek olive and walnut dressing (VEG *V). Reserve a firepit! [more details]

Live Music: Minimal at Louie's - Fri Sep 15 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

7 - 10 p.m.
You may have heard their afternoon shows, but Minimal rules the night too. This award,-winning band has played at Old Settlers Days in Rockton and at Roscoe's Fall Festival. No cover; however, your donations go to the musicians. [more details]

Football: Freeport and Hononegah - Fri Sep 15 7:15 pm

Kelsey Field

Freeport and Hononegah High School meet in this 2023 NIC 10 Conference game.  [more details]

Historic Downtown Rockton Walking Tour: Part III - Sat Sep 16 10:00 am

Rockton Village Hall

The third and final tour for the summer of 2023, this tour will provide an overview of Rockton’s early industries as it moves to River Street to learn about early building materials, Greek Revival style architecture, and about the interesting people who lived here.

The tour will meet at Rockton Village Hall, 110 E. Main St. [more details]

Talcott Library Board Meeting - Mon Sep 18 7:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

The Talcott Free Library Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. All meetings are open to the public.

[more details]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Sep 19 1:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

Come join us for a day of small group games.  We have games to play or bring your own. Come learn something new or teach a new game to others!  Refreshments will be served and we will be updating everyone on plans for 50 North as we move into this fall and winter!  Bring a friend as all are welcome! [more details]

In-Person Story Time - Thu Sep 21 10:00 am

North Suburban Library - Roscoe

10 - 11 a.m.
Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver. Happens several times a month. [more details]

Roscoe Lions Blood Drive - Thu Sep 21 12:00 pm

Roscoe United Methodist Church

12 noon - 6 p.m.

To schedule a time to donate, contact Tom Mann at 815-623-3190 or register online. All blood types needed. Walk-ins welcome.
Please bring a photo ID and have plenty to eat and drink before donating. [more details]

Rockton McDonald's Cruise Nights - Thu Sep 21 5:00 pm

McDonald's Parking Lot

5 -8 p.m. every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Bucciferro Family McDonald's combined with the incredible Gentlemen’s Car Club and former Meadows Mart cruise night.
$2 burger and fry special. 50 Ice Cream Cone. Live DJ w/ Joe Locke Hits DJ. Amazing cars to check out. $100 cash drawing. Kids remote car racing and prizes. [more details]

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

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