What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Oct 6 - Friday, Oct 13
This week, we're looking at lower temperatures, live music everywhere, high school football, a healthy walk in Rockton, an active run in Roscoe, historical apple cider, tentative tax levies, comedians in South Beloit, a blood drive, and a guided cemetery tour. If something is missing, please accept my apologies and please add it to our community calendar.
15 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Oct 6 - Friday, Oct 13
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Live Music: Paul Hieser - Fri Oct 6 6:00 pm
Poison Ivy Pub
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Paul Hieser is an award winning artist (Indie Music Channel-Hollywood, CA 2012) singer & songwriter. Entertaining audiences with acoustic hits from the 50’s - 80’s, and original tunes, Paul has two CD’s to his credit and is currently working on his third project. He performs solo at public, private and corporate events. He donates his talent to fundraisers such as Rockford's Alpine Kiwanis. [more details]
Live Music: That Gurl - Fri Oct 6 7:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
That Gurl is a 70s dance party band, covering funk, disco, and rock. We infuse every show with fun and pride ourselves on filling the dance floor. Go back in time as we recreate the timeless tunes of anything from Stevie Nicks to Stevie Wonder. [more details]
Football: Belvidere North vs Hononegah - Fri Oct 6 7:15 pm
Belvidere North and Hononegah High School Football Game. 2023 NIC 10 Conference football game, with the NIC-10 lead once again in contention. [more details]
Walk with U - Sat Oct 7 9:00 am
Colored Sands Forest Preserve
9 - 10 a.m. Free. Sponsored by the University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine in Rockford (UICOMR). Community members, students, staff, and faculty are invited to hear some health tips and then take a walk along the recreation path at Colored Sands Forest Preserve & Bird Sanctuary (No dogs please). Meet at parking lot. Dr. Thomas Schiller, a UICOMR clinical assistant professor and UW Health family medicine physician, will give some health tips and lead this walk. [more details]
Jaime Cox Memorial Run 5K - Sat Oct 7 10:00 am
Roscoe Middle School
Year 6 of supporting and honoring Jaimie Cox. Come join us in Roscoe, IL for an active day, Jaimie's way!
Our nature based 5K Run/Walk or 2 mile walk will begin at Roscoe Middle School (RMS). The route proceeds west to the historic Stone Bridge Trail before turning south as you continue to pound the crushed limestone path. You will reach the halfway point, turn around and return to RMS.
*Please note that our course features a variety of running surfaces, including gravel. [more details]
Live: Kristin Toon - Sat Oct 7 10:00 am
Best of Beloit Vintage Mall
Singer/songwriter Kristin Toon will be performing live at Best of Beloit, which is in South Beloit.
Kristin Toon from South Beloit has been singing since a very young age but taught herself how to play guitar at 17. Her influences include Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Martina Mcbride, U2 and more. She now hopes to entertain with her songs and influence others to not be scared of what makes you feel alive. [more details]
Open House at Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek - Sat Oct 7 11:00 am
Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ongoing guided walks and wagon rides will be available and guests may explore on their own. Easy hiking. Parking on site.
Snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration is requested for this free event. Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek is open to the public daily. It consists of two tracts of land totaling 387 acres. [more details]
Apple Cider Sunday at Macktown - Sun Oct 8 2:00 pm
Macktown Living History
$5 suggested donation (you can taste it)
It's All About the Apples!
Discover the long and storied history of apple cider. See how folks used to make apple cider, and the equipment they used. Learn about the types of apples that were used, and take part in a cider tasting.
Live Music: Spare Change - Sun Oct 8 2:00 pm
After the Vine
Spare Change is a duo that plays country, bluegrass, folk, and acoustic gospel music with tight vocal harmonies.
Roscoe Township Board Meeting - Wed Oct 11 7:00 pm
Roscoe Township will review and set tentative levies, which probably won't increase your taxes. [more details]
Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed Oct 11 8:00 pm
Mustangs Bar Grill
Every Wednesday night until May. No cover for a great time. Laughter is medicine.
Mobile Blood Drive - Bucciferro McDonald's - Thu Oct 12 9:30 pm
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registered donors receive 2 FREE MEAL coupons from McDonald's!
Reserve a time slot at the Rock River Valley Blood Center website, or contact the coordinator by email or phone. [more details]
Rockton Township Cemetery Tour - Fri Oct 13 5:00 pm
Rockton Township Cemetery
All are welcome to a tour of the Rockton Township Cemetery to learn about some of the fascinating history buried right in our backyard. Walk at your leisure to the featured graves where a guide will impart the interesting history behind its resident. You do not have to be present right at 5 pm, but you are encouraged to allow yourself at least one hour to visit the featured gravesites. [more details]
Football: Belvidere vs Hononegah - Fri Oct 13 7:15 pm
Kelsey Field, Hononegah
Belvidere and Hononegah High School play a 2023 NIC 10 conference football game. [more details]
Live: Lola Blu at Ye Olde Pub - Fri Oct 13 9:00 pm
Ye Olde Pub
Singer-songwriter Lola Blu captivates her audience wherever she goes with her passionate voice and energetic vibe. [more details]
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