What's happening in the Stateline: Friday, Nov 3 - Friday, Nov 10


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This week: Roscoe's most famous biscuits & sausage gravy, the beginning of the holiday shopping season in Rockton, listening to nature in South Beloit, a friendly cemetery tour, war stories, live music, Shakespeare at Hononegah, yoga, Medicare explanations, comedy night, and municipal meetings

18 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Nov 3 - Friday, Nov 10

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Event: Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Fundraiser Breakfast - Sat Nov 4 7:00 am

Roscoe Methodist

7 to 11 a.m. Adults $8, Children 6 - 12 $5, Under 6 Free. Menu: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Assorted fruit cup, kringle, juice, milk and coffee. Take-out is available. Fundraiser benefits Rockton Old Stone Food Pantry, Young Life High School youth ministry, Wesley Woods & Camp Reynoldswood Retreat Centers, GiGi's Play House, Rock House Kids, Vets Roll, Carpenter's Place, and Jaimie Cox Foundation. [more details]

Other Events

Jingle Bell Rockton - Fri Nov 3 10:00 am

Downtown Rockton

Nov. 3-5, 2023: Downtown Rockton's official Christmas season open house all weekend long! Join us food, drinks, prizes, and ALL the holiday shopping. For those who want to win prizes, pick up a stamp card from participating locations and collect stamps as you shop. No purchase necessary to participate. [more details]

Earthwalk Group Reflection - Fri Nov 3 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence

10 -11 a.m. To recognize Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, we are bringing back the popular “EarthWalk Trail” for the month of November. We invite you to explore our prairie trail to find 15 stops where you’ll be able to read and ponder our favorite quotes from "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants" by Robin Wall Kimmerer. We hope you’ll be inspired by Robin’s wise words and insights into the natural world. [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 pm, but you are encouraged to allow yourself at least one hour to visit the featured gravesites. [more details]

Horse Soldier Whiskey & War Stories - Fri Nov 3 5:00 pm

Hidden Creek Estates

The Green Berets of ODA-595 were among the first U.S. Army Special Forces to enter Afghanistan following the infamous 9/11 attacks. Hear their story and enjoy a Horse Soldier Bourbon tasting and dinner served by Greenfire under our gorgeous tent, while our host, Alex Hernandez, shares his captivating life story. [more details]

Live Music Event: Paul Hieser - Fri Nov 3 6:00 pm

Paul Hieser @ Crazy Llama Brewing Co

Join us this Friday, Nov 3rd for live music from Paul Hieser, cold drinks and food truck at Crazy Llama. Crazy good times! [more details]

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Fri Nov 3 7:00 pm

Hononegah Performing Arts Center

November 3-5. Join us for this year’s fall play at Hononegah Community High School, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Arguably one of Shakespeare's most recognized and widely produced comedies, A Midsummer Night's Dream tells the story of four groups of characters: the royalty, the lovers, the craftsmen, and the fairies. Taking place over the course of one eventful night in the forest, characters find themselves under the spell of magical flowers, taunted by the mischievous magical entities, and acting out a crude play. [more details]

Ask A Veteran - Sat Nov 4 10:00 am

Talcott Free Library

Free event open to community members of all ages. Honor those who served our country and hear stories of bravery and valor from local veterans. [more details]

Live Music: Espinosa & Coffey at After the Vine - Sat Nov 4 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. 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: Nauti-Nauti at Louie's Tap House - Sat Nov 4 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Nauti-Nauti's first port of call in Roscoe. Louie's is so excited to bring Yacht Rock to Roscoe! Come on out and show off your Yacht Rockin' love. [more details]

Inner Prana Yoga - Sun Nov 5 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence

10 - 11 a.m. In this beginner friendly class, yoga instructor Amelia Morris will explore joint rotation and a classic Hatha flow. With an emphasis on pairing the breath to the asana practice, we will gain a better understanding of how to work through all the kinks and tensions and create an easy flow within. Enjoy the focus on yogic foundations and readying your body for the days ahead. Class takes place outdoors when the temperature is above 65 degrees, otherwise indoors. [more details]

Live Music: L A Drive at After the Vine - Sun Nov 5 2:00 pm

After the Vine

2 - 5 p.m. Free. Longtime friends Al Buisker + Laura Lanza put a new spin on classic tunes. Toe tapping leads, soul soothing harmonies, and instrumental variety are the heartbeat of LA Drive. This band plays easy listening acoustic music: contemporary and vintage, country, oldies, folk. [more details]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Nov 7 1:00 pm

Roscoe Community Township Center

Come join us for a discussion on Medicare and Medicare supplements from an insurance broker. Jesse Schwartz will try to answer all our questions on insurance during the open enrollment timeframe. This will be a general discussion for all attendees...those learning about Medicare and those with plans in place already. Bring your questions and come join us! If there is time after the conversation, we will play games! Refreshments will be served! [more details]

Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Nov 7 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 on Zoom. [more details]

Rockton Village Board of Trustees - Tue Nov 7 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. Various committee meetings are also open to the public. [more details]

Roscoe VFW/RREACH Blood Drive - Wed Nov 8 12:30 pm

Roscoe VFW

12:30 - 6:30 p.m. Double Red as well as whole blood collection will be available. The Roscoe VFW & RREACH are asking for your support in helping to collect much-needed blood for our communities. The need for blood never ends. One out of seven hospital patients need blood. Anyone in good health, at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with parental consent), and at least 110 pounds may donate whole blood every 56 days.
[more details]

Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed Nov 8 8:00 pm

Mustangs Bar Grill


Comedy and more comedy, every Wednesday night until May. No cover, great time. Laughter is medicine. [more details]

Healthy Holiday Charcuterie Boards - Thu Nov 9 6:00 pm

University of Illinois Extension

Charcuterie boards are fun to eat and make the perfect appetizer for entertaining. Treat your family and friends to a healthy charcuterie board this season by making simple modifications. Learn what a charcuterie board is, what elements go into making a traditional board, and how you can enjoy them without feeling guilty. Join Diane Reinhold, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, at the Illinois Extension Office in Winnebago County. [more details]

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