What's happening in far northern Illinois - Friday, Feb 16 - Friday, Feb 23


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This week in the Stateline: early voting continues, celebrating Pop Tarts in Rockton, relaxing to live music, family dancing in Machesney Park, watching government at work, being in nature, or donating scholarships. Know about something we don't? It's possible. Please add it to our community calendar.

20 events this week on our calendar: Feb 16 - 23

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Early Voting - Fri Feb 16 8:30 am

Winnebago County Clerk

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Early voting will continue until March 18 in the General Primary Election, March 19, 2024. Hours may vary.  [more details]

Teen Crafternoon: DIY Pop-Tart Plush - Fri Feb 16 3:30 pm

Talcott Free Library

We’re making a no-sew pop-tart plush that looks good enough to eat! All materials provided. May include real Pop-Tart treats. While supplies last. For grades 6-12.
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Live: Steve Weber at Poison Ivy Pub - Fri Feb 16 5:30 pm

Poison Ivy Pub

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Poison Ivy Pub welcomes singer guitarist Steve Weber. [more details]

Ties & Tiaras Family Dance - Fri Feb 16 6:30 pm

Twisted Tulip

Join Stateline Events for a fun night celebrating Valentines Day! The evening will be filled with magic & memories: dancing, activities, refreshments, & photos. Ticket price is for one adult and one child. Dads bring your daughters, moms bring your sons as we dance the night away! Additional tickets can be purchased for $10 each. [more details]

The Life of AJ Lovejoy - Roscoe Township Historical Society - Sun Feb 18 12:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

12 noon  - 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Please join us and take a step back in time to learn about Roscoe resident AJ Lovejoy (1845-1919).  AJ grew up on a farm along the Rock River in Harlem Township, spent years as a traveling salesman while running the farm, and was nationally known as a premier Berkshire hog breeder. His accomplishments include being selected as the President of the International Livestock Exposition and being inducted into the Saddle and Sirloin Club in 1920.  [more details]

Teen Writers Club - Mon Feb 19 4:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

4-5 p.m.
Do you like to write short stories, poetry, or prose (such as news articles, maybe)? Come share your work and get feedback from other writers like you.  Optional writing prompts provided. For ages 13-19. [more details]

South Beloit City Council Meeting - Mon Feb 19 5:00 pm

South Beloit City Hall

The regular City Council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL.
All meetings are held in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend. [more details]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Feb 20 1:00 pm

Rockton Community Centre

Come join us for a presentation from Talcott Public Library.  You will be surprised to hear about new services and learn even more about current services offered to our community!  Refreshments will be served!  Bring a friend...or two!   [more details]

Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Feb 20 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 Feb 20 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.
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Wellness Wednesday: Nourish, Refresh, and Recharge - Wed Feb 21 12:00 pm

NorthPointe Wellness

Sponsored by Rising Professionals of Beloit. Non-members: $5.00. Lunch provided by NorthPointe Wellness
We’ll start with a delicious lunch for the first 30 minutes, followed by a brief presentation on the amazing NorthPointe Wellness facility and services.
Next, we’ll take a group tour and have a fun yoga demonstration suitable for all levels. Don’t forget to dress comfortably for the yoga exercise if you plan to participate! [more details]

SOBO Food Pantry - Wed Feb 21 4:00 pm

Blackhawk Elementary School

4 - 6 p.m. each month. Food pantry for ALL families in South Beloit. First come, first served.· Park your car and walk to door #12· We encourage you to wear a face mask

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Where Do I Look For Genealogy Information About My Family? - Roscoe Township Community Center - Wed Feb 21 6:30 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

6:30  - 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public.  Family History for Beginners, and Detective Techniques for Experienced Genealogists, Part 2: More extensive information on learning how to decide which genealogy databases and software to use. Effectively search archives and on-line, analyze and record facts.
With Vicki Ruthe Hahn of Stateline Genealogy Club. [more details]

Hononegah Community High School Board Meeting - Wed Feb 21 7:00 pm

Hononegah High School Library

School Board meetings take place at 7 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.  [more details]

Every Thursday Stewardship Day at Lost Flora Fen - Thu Feb 22 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]

Community Yoga at the Community Center - Thu Feb 22 11:30 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

$10 at the door. Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m. Whether it's your first time on the mat or you've been practicing for years, join Ashley at Roscoe Township Community Center in Founders Park as she leads you through the basics of yoga, adaptable for all body types, ages, and skill. [more details]

South Beloit Knights of Columbus Blood Drive - Thu Feb 22 2:00 pm

Didier Hall

2 - 6 p.m.
Whole blood donations are needed. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health on the day they give blood.  [more details]

Wander at the Wetland: Full Moon Snowshoe & Hike - Thu Feb 22 4:30 pm

Nygren Wetland Preserve

4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Take a winter hike, snowshoe, or ski along the prairie trail lit with hundreds of luminaries (sponsored by NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus) on the night of a full moon at Nygren Wetland Preserve in Rockton, IL. Come on your own or bring your friends and family to this free event as you explore the winter landscape. Listen for night sounds like owls, coyotes, or just the stillness.  [more details]

elev815 Annual Scholarship Kickoff Event - Thu Feb 22 5:30 pm

Louie's Tap House

Free. Sponsored by the members of elev815. Guests welcome too! Come learn about what you can do for the community and your business.
Social will begin at 5:30 pm with a cash bar and taco bar, with the program beginning at 6:30 pm.Please plan on attending to hear about 2024 scholarship sponsorship opportunities (could your business sponsor one?), hear about upcoming elev815 events and opportunities, and connect with elev815 members.
[more details]

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