What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Sep 29 - Friday, Oct 6


Bing Image Creator (DALL-E AI) prompt: "pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins, cornhole, car show, fall market"

This week: pumpkins in Rockton, family fun fair in South Beloit, live music, pumpkins in Roscoe, some serious cornhole, car shows, fall market, the Vintage Shop Hop, wild birds, toddler time, euchre, blood drive, fire prevention for seniors, knitting & crocheting, give a pint get a pint, LEGOs, and more. Not enough for you? Post your own event on our Community Calendar.

20 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Sep 29 - Friday, Oct 6

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Pumpkin Patch Food Drive - Sat Sep 30 10:00 am

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church

Donate 3 or more non-perishable food items and receive a free pumpkin from our very own Pumpkin Patch. There will be food, games, bingo and inflatables as well. [more details]

Family Night at South Beloit City Park - Sat Sep 30 5:00 pm

South Beloit City Park

Bring a lawn chair & join us for a family friendly event of live music and delicious food at the South Beloit City Park! [more details]

Other Events

Live Music: Paul Hieser at Crazy Llama - Fri Sep 29 5:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Company

Come out and enjoy some amazing food, music and beer. Cheezy’s Grilled Cheeses will be here at 5 p.m. and Paul Hieser will be playing at 6 p.m. [more details]

St Andrew Common Ground 2nd Annual Pumpkin Fest - Sat Sep 30 11:00 am

St Andrew Lutheran Church

Free pumpkins! Games for kids, scarecrow building, bean bag toss, wagon rides around our back area. The REACT helicopter will make a landing and be available for young ones and older ones to explore. There will be horseback rides and plenty more to keep everyone busy. We will also have entertainment by a local group "Some Friends of Mine." The Festival is entirely free with the exception of two food trucks that will be available at this family-friendly event. [more details]

The Fall Brawl Cornhole Tournament - Sat Sep 30 1:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

1 p.m.$40 per team, 100% payout plus $200. Think you got what it takes to play world class bags, accurately tossing them into a cornhole? Join Louie's and Airmail 815 (Rockford's cornhole professionals) to enjoy the fall weather, get some great food and drinks, and show off your certain set of skills! Signups start at noon, bags will fly at 1 p.m. Sign up. [more details]

Music: Carson Hall at After the Vine - Sat Sep 30 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. Free. Carson Hall is an indie songwriter based out of the Quad Cities and the Rockford area. He recently released "Unpolished Vol. 1." [more details]

5th Annual Rockton Lions Last Roar Car And Bike Show - Sun Oct 1 9:00 am

Settlers Park

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free admission for spectators. Car & bike show, multiple classes of awards. Free spectator admission, food truck, DJ. Registration & check in begin at 8 a.m. [more details]

Fall Market at Hidden Creek Estates - Sun Oct 1 11:00 am

Hidden Creek Estates

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Get ready to indulge in a day of shopping, delicious food, and great company. Discover unique products from over 30 local vendors, ranging from handmade crafts to delectable treats. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or simply want to treat yourself, this market has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to support local businesses and enjoy the vibrant autumn atmosphere. Tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the door for $5/per person. [more details]

Photographic Phollies with Kurt Van Galder - Sun Oct 1 2:00 pm

Nature at The Confluence

$5 per ticket. Kurt will present a smorgasbord of wildlife photographs that illuminate the bird world. Travel visually through Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, and Newfoundland along the way, along with many photos from our beloved Confluence. This presentation includes a series of short photographic vignettes. Each vignette has a story of its own and some are quite unique. All ages are welcome to come and appreciate these lovable, laughable, and amazing flyers and non-flyers! [more details]

Toddler Time - Mon Oct 2 10:15 am

Talcott Free Library

For children ages 0-3. Come learn about fall this week with Miss Holly! Sing some songs, listen to a book, do a craft, and spend time with friends. [more details]

TFL Book Club - Mon Oct 2 1:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

This month's book topic... mysteries. Coming in November... Thanksgiving. [more details]

Euchre at Roscoe Township Community Center - Mon Oct 2 6:30 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Euchre, tournament style play, small fee to play. Twice a month event. [more details]

Rockton Community Blood Drive - Tue Oct 3 1:00 pm

American Legion Banquet Hall

1- 6 p.m. All donors will be entered in a monthly drawing for a $500 gift card.To reserve your place, visit the RRVBC website or call RRVBC at 815-965-8751. Free rides to and from courtesy of SMTD, a pint of Culvers, and even golf tickets. [more details]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Oct 3 1:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

Come join us on Tuesday, October 3rd from 1-3 pm at Roscoe Township Community Center for a speaker . October is fire prevention month and this presentation from Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department will help us learn about fire safety for seniors. We will be serving refreshments and also playing a game of LRC. Mark your calendars for breakfast together on Thursday, October 12th too! [more details]

Sunset Birding Stroll - Tue Oct 3 5:00 pm

Nature at The Confluence

End 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. Space is limited so please register in advance through our event website. Ticket is $5/person. [more details]

NAMI Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch - Wed Oct 4 4:00 pm

Pizza Ranch

Your generous tips for volunteers that help server and bus your tables will go toward NAMI Northern Illinois. We will have a NAMI Northern Illinois Resource table for anyone who wishes to pick up literature on mental illness or about our organization. [more details]

Talcott Free Yarns - Wed Oct 4 6:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

6 - 7 p.m. A monthly group for knitters and crocheters for adults around Rockton, IL. Share ideas and projects, learn something new, show what we know, and sometimes just to knit and crochet with friends and neighbors. All experience levels welcome! Bring a project or some yarn and curiosity!

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Vintage Shop Hop - Thu Oct 5 9:00 am

Various Locations

This semi-annual event showcases over 400 vintage shops, antique stores, barn sales, and ladies' boutiques in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. [more details]

LEGO Club - Thu Oct 5 3:30 pm

Talcott Free Library

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come and have fun creating a masterpiece. LEGOs provided by the library. Open to ages 7-13. [more details]

Sophia's Restaurant Cruise Night - Thu Oct 5 5:00 pm

Sophia's Restaurant

5 – 8 p.m. See the cool cars, first Thursday of the month. This event has been ongoing in the warmer months since at least 2009 - DJ Joe Locke probably knows for sure. [more details]

Are you in the loop now? Yep! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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