What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Oct 13 - Thursday, Oct 19
This week: a mystic market, Fire Prevention Week, a solar eclipse, live music, guided cemetery tour (but guided by whom?), Belvidere vs Hononegah, craft show at Roscoe VFW, wine paired with history, apple cider and donuts, board meetings, high school concerts, comedy night, and an immersive look at engineering & manufacturing careers.
22 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Oct 13 - Thursday, Oct 19, 2023
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Mystic Market - Sat Oct 14 3:00 pm
It's our biggest event of the year! Join us for this FREE community market-style event happening at Synergy Collective in Roscoe, IL as we take over our Main St. parking lot from 3 - 9 p.m. Shop over 30+ local vendors, enjoy live music from 4 - 7 p.m. , amazing food and drinks from The Iron Salamander food truck, sign up for all types of readings + services (Tarot/Oracle cards, Psychic, Medium, Past Lives/Akashic, Reiki, Astrology, Medical Intuitive, and so much more!) [more details]
Live Music: Mr. Ed - Fri Oct 13 3:00 pm
Hidden Creek Estates
Mr. Ed (they are a duet) is playing at Hidden Creek Estates's Wine Bar sometime between 3 - 9 p.m. Food by L'Osteria.
Live Music: Espinosa & Coffey - Fri Oct 13 6:00 pm
After the Vine
Espinosa & Coffey is an acoustic duo comprised of musicians Shannon Espinosa and David Coffey. Join us for delicious wine and live music. [more details]
Live Music: Paul Bronson at Crazy Llama - Fri Oct 13 6:30 pm
Crazy Llama Brewing Company
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Paul Bronson is providing the sonic backdrop for the evening.
Football: Belvidere vs Hononegah - Fri Oct 13 7:15 pm
Belvidere and Hononegah High School meet in a NIC 10 conference football game. [more details]
Live Music: An Evening with Chris Lewis - Fri Oct 13 8:00 pm
Louie's Tap House
1 - 4 p.m. Chris Lewis brings soothing acoustic serenades aged in oak barrels with notes of smokey ambiance and velvety vocals.
Live Music: Lola Blu - Fri Oct 13 9:00 pm
Ye Olde Pub
9 p.m. - midnight. Singer-songwriter Lola Blu captivates her audience wherever she goes with her passionate voice and energetic vibe.
Craft Show at Roscoe VFW - Sat Oct 14 11:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Roscoe Post 2955
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Roscoe Post is holding a craft show on Saturday, October 14, 2023.
From 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., different vendors will be there. [more details]
Fire Prevention Week Open House - Sat Oct 14 11:00 am
Harlem-Roscoe Fire Station #1
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Featuring: hot dogs, chips, and cookies, smoke house, extinguisher simulator, fire trucks, slide, spray water, station tours, activity table including coloring, puzzle pages, etc.
Annular Solar Eclipse - Sat Oct 14 11:30 am
Nature at the Confluence
10:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Free. Learn about the special occurrence of the annular solar eclipse from local science educator Sean Weinberg, make a solar inspired craft, and join us in witnessing this celestial event. Solar eclipse viewing glasses provided. Presented by the South Beloit Public Library and Nature At The Confluence. All ages welcome, please RSVP in advance. This event is free and donations are appreciated.
Wine-ding Through Time - Sat Oct 14 7:00 pm
Historic Auto Attractions
Tickets: General Admission Ticket- $45 or Couple Ticket- $80
(Includes admission to the museum, a special wine glass for tasting to take home, and the tasting). This event is for adults 21 years and older. Identification will be required to enter event. Historic Auto Attractions, in collaboration with local winery, After the Vine, is proud to announce a sophisticated and immersive wine tasting event [more details]
Fire Prevention Week Open House - Sun Oct 15 11:00 am
Rockton Fire Station
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Visit your local first responders. Refreshments will be served.
Spray the fire hose. Visit with BLAZE the fire dog. See the fire trucks and ambulances. Free fire safety information. [more details]
50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Oct 17 1:00 pm
Roscoe Township Community Center
Come celebrate fall with 50 North and enjoy apples, cider and apple doughnuts on Tuesday, October 17th from 1-3 pm. Savor the tastes of fall, followed by a presentation on mental health issues by a speaker from NAMI/Lifescapes. Bring a friend or come alone, come and join us! Hoping to get in a game of LRC before we leave! [more details]
Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Oct 17 6:30 pm
Village of Roscoe
The semi-monthly meeting of the Village of Roscoe Board of Trustees. After the regular board meeting, the trustees reconvene as the Committee of the Whole to talk over future plans and ideas. Citizens are invited to give public comments to the board at the beginning and end of each meeting.
Please attend in person, or join virtually. [more details]
Rockton Village Board of Trustees - Tue Oct 17 7:00 pm
Village of Rockton Municipal Center
The Village of Rockton Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The public is invited.
Committee meetings are also open to the public. [more details]
Hononegah Marching Band Concert - Tue Oct 17 7:00 pm
Hononegah Performing Arts Center
Live performance, free admission. [more details]
Wednesday Stewardship Days – Nygren Wetland Preserve - Wed Oct 18 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]
Hononegah Fall Choir Concert - Wed Oct 18 7:00 pm
Hononegah Performing Arts Center
7– 8 p.m. Live performance, free admission.
Hononegah Community High School Board Meeting - Wed Oct 18 7:00 pm
Hononegah High School Library
School Board meetings take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Hononegah High School Library, typically the 3rd Wednesday of every month. [more details]
Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed Oct 18 8:00 pm
Mustangs Bar Grill
Every Wednesday night until May. No cover, great time. Laughter is medicine. [more details]
Regional Engineering & Manufacturing Immersion Night - Thur Oct 19 6:00 pm
Hononegah High School
A close look at the modern field of manufacturing, the education available in that field, and the career opportunities in the Stateline region. More than 20 manufacturers and training programs will be represented. [more details]
Rockton Township Cemetery Tour - Fri Nov 3 5:00 pm
Rockton Township Cemetery
5-7 p.m. 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 p.m, but you are encouraged to allow yourself at least one hour to visit the featured gravesites. Thank you in advance for your respectful behavior at an active cemetery of many loved ones. [more details]
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