What's happening in the Stateline - Friday, Dec 15 - Friday, Dec 22


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This week in Rockton, Roscoe, and South Beloit: Christmas concerts, much live music, matchbox-sized cars, euchre, school board, holiday party, hot cocoa, and the outdoors. If you know about other events, you can add them yourself to our community calendar.

11 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Dec 15 - Friday, Dec 22

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Peter Mayer’s Stars and Promises Christmas Concert - Sat Dec 16 7:30 pm

Hononegah Performing Arts Center

Get your tickets for this truly special concert performance which benefits Gigi’s Playhouse and the Rockton Food Pantry. Peter Mayer is the front man for the Peter Mayer Group, an assemblage of absolutely stellar musicians. Peter was the lead guitarist for the Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band for 34 years. We are fortunate to bring this beautiful performance to our local community. [more details]


Other Events

Live Music: Ken Curtis at After the Vine - Fri Dec 15 6:00 pm

After the Vine

Ken E. Curtis is an acoustic Classic Rock musician, who performs more than 100 dates a year at restaurants. A talented singer/songwriter, he has won two Rockford Area Music Industry Awards: Best Folk/Solo Pop Performer and Album of the Year for his original album “Hours and Ours.” Ken covers a diverse list of popular recording artists from Johnny Cash to Bruno Mars, spanning genres and generations to create a live performance that appeals to a wide audience. [more details]

Live Music: Minimal at Louie's - Fri Dec 15 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

7 - 10 p.m. Minimal has won multiple Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) awards. The band has played at Old Settlers Days in Rockton and at Roscoe's Fall Festival. Minimal's playlist includes songs from Led Zeppelin, Crosby Stills & Nash, and Black Sabbath, but also from Post Malone, Justin Bieber, and Breaking Benjamin. [more details]

Matchbox Toy Show - Sat Dec 16 8:00 am

Life Church

8 a.m. -1 p.m. 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]

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa - Sat Dec 16 3:00 pm

Kids Spot

Come out to see Santa! Enjoy some hot cocoa at a gourmet hot cocoa bar, decorate cookies, and jump and play! Photos with Santa available. [more details]

Children's Christmas Program at Heritage Baptist Church - Sun Dec 17 5:00 pm

Heritage Baptist Church

Heritage Baptist Church's Annual Children's Christmas Program features the story of orphans who share the gift and hope God gave us at Christmas. A sweet story of friendship based on a classic holiday tale. Featuring the Heritage Children's Choir, Children's Chime Choir and drama. Free admission. Childcare provided. Light dessert reception following the program.
[more details]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Dec 19 1:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

Come join us for a Holiday party on Tuesday, December 19th, from 1-3 p.m.  There will be food, good cheer, and even a little Holiday surprise! Bring a friend to come celebrate Christmas together and our last meeting of 2023! Happy Holidays to all from 50 North! Hope to see you in 2024! [more details]

Career & Volunteer Open House - Tue Dec 19 2:00 pm

Headquarters Forest Preserve

Love this outdoors? This is the place for you! The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County will be hosting a career and volunteer open house on Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Headquarters Forest Preserve (5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL 61103). We will be highlighting seasonal positions for the 2024 season, as well as the various volunteer opportunities through the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County. Department managers and staff will be present to give information. [more details]

Euchre at Roscoe Township Community Center - Wed Dec 20 6:30 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

6:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. Euchre, tournament style play, small fee to play, top 3 players split registration fees. Dates in 2024: the first and fourth Mondays of the month. Questions? contact Lanny Wong, 815-315-2398. [more details]

Hononegah Community High School Board Meeting - Wed Dec 20 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.For questions about the school board, please call 815-624-5010.
http://www.hononegah.org/district/school_board_home [more details]

Winter Solstice Rejuvenation - Thu Dec 21 6:00 pm

Nature At The Confluence

Come take pause in serenity during the busy holiday season! Join us for a special Winter Solstice celebration that will connect you back to the basics and rejuvenate your entire being through intentional crafting, gentle movement, breathwork, sound healing, and snacks! The Winter Solstice Rejuvenation will include:- Themed snacks and warming beverages- Ambient and festive community care time- A guided journey connecting with the elements of water, air, earth, and fire by way of movement/breath. [more details]

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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