What's happening in the Stateline: Friday, Jan 26 - Thursday, Feb 1


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This week in farthest northern Illinois: crafting for adults, storytime for little ones, movie for teens, live music, a winter dazzle day, geocaching, native plants, comedy, nature work, and outer space. 

13 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Jan 26 - Thursday, Feb 1, 2024

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Crafting Day - Sun Jan 28 9:00 am

Roscoe Community Center

Join us for a fun day of crafting! Like minded people coming together to do what they love. Some do scrapbooking, card making, diamond dots and more. Bring your own supplies. Different mini classes will be offered each day. Cost $10, coffee and water provided. Lunch is on your own. If you have any questions, call Ann 815-979-4941 [more details]

Other Events

Preschool Storytime at South Beloit Library - Fri Jan 26 10:00 am

South Beloit Public Library

10 – 11 a.m. Join us for a fun-filled hour of activities every Friday for preschoolers and their caregivers! [more details]

Teen Movie Matinee - 'Are You There God? It's Me Margaret' at Talcott Library - Fri Jan 26 3:30 pm

Talcott Free Library

You won't want to miss this timeless coming-of-age classic based on the novel written by Judy Blume. Join us for a showing of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." Rated PG-13. Popcorn provided! [more details]

Music: Carson Hall at After the Vine - Fri Jan 26 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. Free. Carson Hall is an indie songwriter based out of Machesney Park. His first studio recorded single, A Million Miles Away, has been released on all streaming platforms. [more details]

Winter Dazzle Day - Sat Jan 27 1:00 pm

Nature At The Confluence

1:00-2:30 p.m. We’re offering you lots of dazzling ways to have outdoor winter fun! Enjoy an outdoor hike and scavenger hunt, craft a tie dyed snowflake, learn about identifying animal tracks, then warm up around our blazing fire with hot chocolate and tea! Children’s story time will take place indoors at 1:00pm.Want to try snowshoeing? A limited supply of snowshoes will be available to try out (conditions permitting).  [more details]

Music: Clareisa Merwin and the Bob Band at Poison Ivy Pub - Sat Jan 27 6:00 pm

Poison Ivy Pub

6 to 9 p.m. Jazz and blues with Clareisa Merwin and the Bob Band: Bob Rub III and AP DeVita [more details]

Music: Rick Marchione at After the Vine - Sat Jan 27 6:00 pm

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. Free. Rick will be performing favorites "my way" from Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and many more. Stop by and cool down with some wine with your friends or loved one. After the Vine has a huge selection of wines, and a fantastic atmosphere.  [more details]

Live Music: The Stevee Nix - Sat Jan 27 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Free, no cover. Time for dancing & grooving as The Stevee Nix bring the party to Louie's Tap House Saturday. The Stevee Nix is one of the hottest area bands, rocking clubs and festival stages since 2004. The band forms a potent blend of genres that is refreshing in this day and age of ordinary cover bands. Each member’s personal creativity and influences are wired into the songs they cover.  [more details]

Intro to Geocaching - Sun Jan 28 1:00 pm

Nature At The Confluence

Connect with nature in a new way with guidance from local geocachers! Participants will learn the basics of this GPS based activity, including how to find a cache, followed by a hike to search for caches along our trails. All experience levels are welcome, best suited for ages 8 and up. Please RSVP on Nature At The Confluence website so we can plan accordingly.  [more details]

Lecture: Native Plants of the Midwest - Mon Jan 29 2:00 pm

Macktown Golf Course Clubhouse

Alan Branhagen, Executive Director, Natural Land Institute, will speak on Native Plants of the Midwest at the Macktown Golf Course Clubhouse and will also give a Powerpoint presentation. Admission for the lectures is $5 for non-members, members free. Register online at macktownlivinghistory.com. [more details]

Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed Jan 31 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 Feb 1 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]

Outer Space Family Night at Riverview - Thu Feb 1 5:00 pm

Riverview Elementary School

5:00-6:30 pm. Free. Riverview students and families are invited to an interactive evening of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Night hosted by the Discovery Center! Discover the fun of STEM through hands-on activities and experiments for the whole family. [more details]

As they say, that puts you in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar, the most complete list of events for Rockton, South Beloit, and Roscoe.

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