What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Nov 17 - Friday, Nov 24


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This week in Rockton, South Beloit, and Roscoe: holiday decorating shopping, live music, teen movie & popcorn, toy show, village board meetings,  The Lion King at Hononegah PAC, senior luncheon, live comedy, kid's adventure, historic home open house, the 14th Annual Turkey Trot, and Thanksgiving Day. Please add your own events on our community calendar.

13 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Nov 17 - Friday, Nov 24

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Santa's Attic Sale - Fri and Sat, Nov 17-18 9:00 am

Rockton Township Historical Society

November 17-18, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Everything you need or want for your holiday decorating, all at bargain prices. We offer new and gently used items including trees, garlands, ornaments, Santas and Snowmen, Nativities and angels, candles, centerpieces, books, puzzles, linens and more. On Saturday, December 2nd we will open in conjunction with the Rockton Christmas Walk Weekend and will also offer some baked goods along with reduced prices on many items. All proceeds will benefit the Rockton Township Historical Society.  [more details]

Other Events

The Lion King Jr.- Fri-Sun Nov 17-19 10:00 am

Hononegah Performing Arts Centre

CYT Rockford is bringing a live theatrical production of the Disney musical favorite all weekend. [more details]

Music Event: Pauley at Best of Janesville Vintage Mall - Fri Nov 17 10:00 am

Best of Janesville Vintage Mall

Orange Friday at Best of Janesville Vintage Mall! 10am-12pm live music from South Beloit's Paul "Pauley" Hieser (Indie Music Channel award winner 2012 Hollywood CA). [more details]

Teen Movie Matinee - Guardians of the Galaxy 3 at Talcott Library - Fri Nov 17 3:30 pm

Talcott Free Library

Friday, November 17, at 3:30 p.m. we will be watching Guardians of the Galaxy 3. Rated PG-13. Popcorn & snacks provided. Bring a friend! [more details]

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

Bushnell-Wheeler Home

No charge for admission. Tour this historic 1856 home. The South Beloit Historical Society will hold its annual holiday open house at the Bushnell-Wheeler home on Nov. 17-18-19..We will have the home decorated with Christmas trees in every room, full of holiday cheer. It is our 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]

Live Music: Minimal at Louie's - Fri Nov 17 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

7 - 10 p.m. You may have heard their afternoon shows, but Minimal rules the night too. The band has won at least 15 awards from the Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) organization, including Best New Act in 2015. The band played at Old Settlers Days in Rockton and at Roscoe's Fall Festival. No cover; however, donations are welcome and 100% matched by Louie’s, so it’s a win/win for everyone. Minimal's playlist includes songs from Led Zeppelin, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Black Sabbath. [more details]

Matchbox Toy Show - Sat Nov 18 8:00 am

Life Church

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission: $3 at the door, ages 15 and under free Over 40 tables with popular matchbox cars, collector’s items and both current and vintage toys! A low entrance fee is required at the door. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There’s something for everyone! [more details]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Nov 21 1:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

Come join us for a Thanksgiving luncheon on Tuesday, November 21st at 1 pm at the Roscoe Township Community Center. We will be enjoying a light meal of sandwiches, salads and desserts together. We are planning on ending the day playing games! Bring a friend and come join us! Hope to see you there! Happy Thanksgiving to all from 50 North! [more details]

Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Nov 21 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 Nov 21 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. Meeting Agendas November Calendar for various committee meetings - also open to the public. [more details]

Kids Adventure Day - Wed Nov 22 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy an action-packed day of learning and exploring! We will take a history hike with metal detectors, practice fire starting, roast s’mores, and end with games including the tomahawk toss courtesy of Atwood Center. This event is best suited for ages seven and up. Parent supervision is optional, but required for children younger than seven. Please bring a sack lunch. Dress for the weather, as we will be enjoying the great outdoors throughout the day. Cost: $13/person.  [more details]

Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed Nov 22 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]

14th Annual Turkey Trot - Thu Nov 23 8:30 am

NorthPointe Wellness

The Turkey Trot is a fun family tradition, We’ll walk/run 5k while enjoying the beautiful fall weather. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Rockton Food Pantry. Register online. [more details]

Thanksgiving Day - Thu Nov 23 12:00 pm

Rockton-Roscoe News

Thanksgiving traditionally recalls a day of thankfulness observed by the Plymouth, MA colony in 1621. In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that Thanksgiving Day should be observed each year in "humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience." In December 1941, as World War II had begun, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a joint resolution of Congress setting Thanksgiving Day as the fourth Thursday in November. [more details]

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