What's happening in the Stateline: Friday, Jan 19 - Friday, Jan 26


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This week in Rockton, South Beloit, and Roscoe: gardening club, library story hour, candy sushi, live music, toy car show, Spanish conversation, meat raffle, historic winter activities at Macktown, comedy night, Legos, and euchre (depending on your age group). If we missed an event, you can add it to our community calendar. (And if you do, it's also likely to appear in Google event listings and other places too, so a lot of people will see it.)

17 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Jan 19 - Friday, Jan 26

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Roscoe Gardening Club - Sat Jan 20 10:30 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

The Roscoe Gardening Club will have its very first gathering at the Roscoe Township Community Center. It will feature a seed and magazine swap, a presentation on seed starting by a Master Gardener, and fabulous conversation with other gardening enthusiasts! Bring a friend! [more details]

Other Events

Preschool Story Hour - Fri Jan 19 10:00 am

South Beloit Public Library

Families with preschoolers---Did you know that each Friday at 10 am the library holds storytime? Activities vary but are designed to encourage reading readiness and small motor skills.  [more details]

Teen Crafternoon: Candy Sushi - Fri Jan 19 3:30 pm

Talcott Free Library

Not a fan of traditional sushi? Join us for a sweeter alternative! All materials provided and while supplies last. For ages 6th through 12th grade.
[more details]

Live Music: Don’t Tell Mom at After The Vine - Fri Jan 19 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. Don’t Tell Mom is usually a sibling duo: Shannon Espinosa and Jason Reed performing all their favorite hits from yesterday and today. But this time, Jason has the night off while Shannon and their father, Mark Reed, play live cover tunes.
[more details]

Live Music: Pistol Pete - Fri Jan 19 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Pistol Pete is well-known in the area and is known as one of the best guitar players around. He is a winner of the Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Competition, Midwest Division.
[more details]

Matchbox Toy Show - Sat Jan 20 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. In the Life Church gym.     [more details]

Rockton Lions Meat Raffle at FIBS - Sat Jan 20 2:00 pm

FIBS -Upstairs

Tickets are available - and live music. We will sell tickets between each drawing. We will occasionally have specialty bakery items as well. There is no limit to the number of times you can win. Proceeds to benefit the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford, Illinois and the Rockton Lions Club.  [more details]

Live Music: Paul Bronson at Crazy Llama - Sat Jan 20 6:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Company

6 - 9 p.m. Paul Bronson Acoustic Music returns to the Crazy Llama Brewing Co in Roscoe, IL to provide a sonic backdrop.

[more details]

Live Music: Eli Parker at After the Vine - Fri Jan 20 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. Eli Parker will be playing originals as well as some fun sing along covers, in his first solo appearance at After The Vine. [more details]

Live Music: Paul Hieser in Rockford - Sat Jan 20 8:00 pm

Rock-A-Bago Hall/ Mama C's Pizza

South Beloit's Paul Hieser will be performing this Saturday at Rock-A-Bago Hall from 8-12pm. Paul has appeared in Roscoe at Crazy Llama and Poison Ivy Pub, and in South Beloit at Best of Beloit Vintage Mall.  Averaging 70 or more performances per year, Paul has been playing in the Stateline as a solo artist since 2013. Paul has two published projects: Follow (2012) & Getting Personal (2015). He and his former band, P-H-M, received two music awards from the Indie Music Channel from Hollywood CA in 2012 at the prestigious House of Blues. [more details]

Spanish Conversation Club - Sun Jan 21 10:00 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

Are you learning Spanish as an adult or want to freshen up your Spanish-speaking skills from years past? Join Spanish Conversation Club!
Enrich your travels as well as daily interactions and challenge your brain with Spanish conversation! Spanish conversation club is a place to have fun and gain confidence in speaking with the goal of progress over perfection.
We will practice greeting each other and introducing ourselves in Spanish and then read a short story geared towards beginners. [more details]

Winter Sunday at Macktown - Sun Jan 21 2:00 pm

Macktown Living History

2 - 4 p.m. It’s the early 1800’s - what was travel, work and fun like in the winter? Find out! Learn about skiing, skating, snowshoeing and ice cutting and more. Historic buildings and the settlement grounds will be open - everyone is welcome. Suggested donation: $5. Upcoming Macktown Sundays events: February 10 - 1840's Valentine Party, March 10 - Blacksmithing, April 14 - Atlatl (spear throwing) 
[more details]

LEGO Club at South Beloit Library - Mon Jan 22 6:00 pm

South Beloit Public Library

6 - 7 p.m. Third Monday of the month at 6-7 p.m. for ages 6 and up
[more details]

Euchre at Roscoe Township Community Center - Mon Jan 22 6:30 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

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

Toddler Time - Mon Jan 22 8:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

9:30 and 10:15 a.m. For children ages 1-2.  Sing some songs, listen to a book, do a craft, and spend time with friends at the Talcott Free Library's Toddler Time program!
[more details]

Storyhour - Wed Jan 24 10:00 am

Talcott Free Library

Two sessions: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. For ages 3-5. Stories, songs, crafts.
[more details]

Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed Jan 24 8:15 pm

Mustangs Bar Grill

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

In-Person Story Time - Thu Jan 25 10:00 am

North Suburban Library - Roscoe

10 - 11 a.m. Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver. Happens several times a month. [more details]

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

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