What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Dec 8 - Friday, Dec 15


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This week: Hometown Holidays in Roscoe, with music, baby rein-goats, games, barbershop singing, kids games at the fire station, boho holiday shopping, cookies, candy, broken bowl painting, fine arts festival at Hononegah, Christmas in the 1840s at Macktown, trees for kids, and crocheting.

15 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Dec 8 - Friday, Dec 15

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Annual Holiday Party - Wild Birds Unlimited - Fri-Sat Dec 8-9 10:00 am

Wild Birds Unlimited

WBU's annual Holiday Party at both locations.  20% off entire purchase, free coffee and treats, get free bird seed, and spin for a chance at our three grand prizes. [more details]

Hometown Holiday Celebration in Roscoe - Sat Dec 9 3:00 pm

Village of Roscoe

3-7 p.m. The Village of Roscoe, together with elev815 and the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District invites you to join us on Main Street. 
There will be music, baby rein-goats, games and prizes and crafts for kids at the Fire Station, food trucks at Main Street Square, choirs from all the local schools, soup and gospel music at Roscoe United Methodist Church, letters to Santa at Village Hall, cookies, hot chocolate, and a friendly snowball fight, with wassail and an appearance by Santa. [more details]

Other Events

The Holiday Market - Dec 8-10 11:00 am

Synergy Collective

Free. Come out and support local by doing some holiday shopping in Roscoe IL. Our entire store will be on sale, and we're bringing in new sets of local artisan vendors each day of the Holiday Market for you to shop! Stop by for one date, or all three! Enjoy hot cocoa, kid's coloring activity, store sales and giveaways. [more details]

Live Music: Paul Bronson at Crazy Llama - Fri Dec 8 6:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Company

6 - 9 p.m.
Amazing guitarist Paul Bronson is providing the sonic backdrop for the evening. Sabores Mobile Kitchen is providing the food from 3 - 7 p.m.

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Live Music: An Evening of Fun with Bill and Jim - Fri Dec 8 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Join us at Louie's as we bring you Bill and Jim's Most Excellent Acoustic Adventure. With a wide selection of beverages, food and most importantly a night of fun, Louie's will be the place to be this evening.

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Cookie Walk - Sat Dec 9 9:00 am

First Congregational Community Church, Roscoe

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cookies by the dozen, candy by the pound. Lunch available for purchase. Some crafters on site. [more details]

Live: Kristin Toon - Sat Dec 9 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. [more details]

Bowl Painting Workshop For Survivors - Sat Dec 9 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence

According to the Japanese art of Kintsugi, there is beauty in mending what has been broken. In this interactive art workshop, therapists from Stateline Mental Health Services will guide participants in painting, breaking, and repairing ceramic bowls that represent the journey of trauma. During the lunch hour, participants can choose to take a guided walk on our nature trails, talk one on one with a therapist, or get lunch, before resuming. [more details]

Benny's and HRFD Holiday Giveaway - Sat Dec 9 1:00 pm

Benny's Slots Wine Spirits

Raise money for the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department to help fund their food drive. MRN Agency with American Family will match the donation given to the fire department.
Lola Blu is an up and coming country/rock singer-songwriter from Rockford, IL.
BMFT is a drummer, an acoustic singer, and a comedian. [more details]

Live Music: Paul Hieser at Best of Beloit - Sat Dec 9 3:00 pm

Best of Beloit Vintage Mall

Award winning singer/songwriter Paul Hieser, known for his classic oldies and dynamic originals, will be performing live at Best of Beloit.
Christmas time at the Vintage mall. Let's sing and shop! [more details]

Music: Carson Hall at After the Vine - Sat Dec 9 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. Free.
Carson Hall is an indie songwriter based out of Machesney Park. His songs include "A Million Miles Away" and "Time Machine." [more details]

Christmas Sunday at Macktown - Sun Dec 10 2:00 pm

Macktown Living History

2 - 4 p.m.

The story behind Twas the Night Before Christmas. Listen to readings of the story in the historic Mack House at 2:10, 2:50, and 3:30 p.m. Join us as we explore the traditions, revelry, and observations of what Christmas season meant to the early residents of Macktown and Illinois in the first half of the 19th century. 
$5 suggested donation. Children 6 and under are free.  [more details]

Hononegah Winter Fine Arts Festival - Mon Dec 11 6:30 pm

Hononegah Performing Arts Center

Performances start at 6:30pm and will be featuring performances by the Jazz Band, Choirs, and Bands. Student Art will be on display in the PAC Lobby.
[more details]

Little Scientists: Trees - Tue Dec 12 10:00 am

Nature At The Confluence

10 - 11:30 a.m. Use your senses to investigate the life cycle of leaves, explore on a guided hike, and enjoy a winter craft. This program is best suited for children ages 4-6 and their caretakers, siblings are also welcome. Cost is $7/child per session. Register by Dec. 10. [more details]

Crocheting: Next Steps - Wed Dec 13 6:00 pm

Synergy Collective

This is the second step in your crocheting journey. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll receive your own set of hooks and a skein of yarn. We’ll discuss more advanced types of stitches and techniques. Hosted by Hooked by Holly. Complimentary water, tea and coffee will be available. Synergy Collective will remain open for shopping after class, and you'll receive a 10% shopping discount anytime you shop before/after class!
Free for Synergy members. [more details]

And now you're in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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