What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Nov 10 - Friday, Nov 17


Veterans Day, Belleville IL 2012. Photo: U.S. Air Force/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane)

Things to do this week: honor veterans, eat food, donate food, live music, live comedy, traveler's club, holiday open house, holiday sale, history, Native culture, prepare for winter, and restore grasslands. You can add your own events on our community calendar.

12 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Nov 10 - Friday, Nov 17

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Erik Koskinen Band - Tue Nov 14 7:00 pm

Pig Minds Brewery Co.

Erik Koskinen Band is an outstanding group of musicians from the Twin Cities. The event is a fundraiser for Severson Dells Nature Center. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of show. Purchase tickets at www.seversondells.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. [more details]

Other Events

Live Music: Lola Blu Duo at the Rusty Wheel - Fri Nov 10 7:00 pm

Rusty Wheel Tavern

7 - 10 p.m.
Hailing from Rockford, Illinois, country singer-songwriter Lola Blu draws inspiration from the likes of Lainey Wilson, Miranda Lambert, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. She can transform personal stories into universally relatable anthems. She has been recognized by The Josie Music Awards for the 2023 "Vocalist of the Year (Multi-Genre)," with a captivating single under her belt, "Better Believe" and a debut EP releasing spring 2024, and an incredibly talented band. [more details]

Live Music: Nathan Crawford - Fri Nov 10 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

7-10 p.m. Nathan Crawford returns to Louie's Tap House on November 10 with his amazing collection of acoustic music and his amazing voice.

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Veterans Day - Sat Nov 11 8:00 am

Veterans Day honors the military veterans who served honorably in the United States Armed Forces. It was originally called Armistice Day because the armistice with Germany took effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, officially ending World War I. It was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans are traditionally given free meals by the Roscoe VFW, while others can enjoy turkey dinners at a reasonable price there and at the Old Stone Church in Rockton.
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Pack the Bus for Old Stone Pantry - Sat Nov 11 8:00 am

Rockton Grade School

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. You can donate instant potatoes, frozen turkey, cranberry sauce, desserts, canned vegetables, stuffing, gravy, and much more needed. All donations will be brought to Old Stone Food Pantry that same day to help feed our local community members in need. School bus donated by First Student. [more details]

Event: Paul Hieser at Crazy Llama Brewing Co - Sat Nov 11 6:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Co

Let's celebrate our Veterans at Crazy Llama this Saturday! Batchz BBQ food truck (5pm), live music from Paul Hieser 6-9pm and cool drinks.  [more details]

Ready for Winter Sunday - Sun Nov 12 2:00 pm

Macktown Living History

2 - 4 p.m.
We will be having a special speaker Kim Mclver. Kim is an Illinois Humanity Road Scholar Speaker. Kim will focus on Native women, primarily Singing Bird (Blackhawk’s wife) & Hononegah (Stephen Mack’s wife). She will introduce Native Ojibwa language and music. This is an interactive experience with an opportunity to play drums, jingles & rain sticks. Kim will present two times: 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. The gardens and hands-on opportunities will be available from 2-4 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 [more details]

Roscoe Travelers Club Meeting - Mon Nov 13 7:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

7 - 8:30 p.m.2nd Mondays. Share your experiences and learn from others about how to travel frugally and safely. Connect, exchange ideas, and foster camaraderie over a shared love for travel. Free and open to the public. All are welcome - experts and novices alike!
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Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed Nov 15 8:00 pm

Mustangs Bar Grill

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

Every Thursday Stewardship Day at Lost Flora Fen - Thu Nov 16 9:00 am

Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek is Natural Land Institute’s second largest preserve at nearly 400 acres. Raccoon Creek meanders through it, there is a boardwalk in the northern part where the fen is, there are agricultural fields and natural areas.
Volunteers will help with restoring fields to native grassland habitat, maintenance of the boardwalk, mowing, seeding, prescribed burns and other tasks as needed.
Dress for the weather and wear sturdy closed toe shoes.  [more details]

Santa's Attic Sale - Fri Nov 17 9:00 am

Rockton Township Historical Society

Everything you need or want for your holiday decorating, all at bargain prices. All proceeds will benefit the Rockton Township Historical Society. [more details]

Bushnell-Wheeler Open House - Nov 17-19 4:00 pm

Bushnell-Wheeler Home

No charge for admission. The South Beloit Historical Society will hold its annual holiday open house at the historic 1856 Bushnell-Wheeler home on Nov. 17-18-19. We will have the home decorated with Christmas trees in every room, an early kick off of the holidays. We give free refreshments and tours of the 1856 home. Our barn has an addition with new Beloit displays. Home made crafts, breads and Beloit books will be on sale. [more details]

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