What's happening in far northern Illinois: Friday, Mar 15 - Friday, Mar 22


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This week in Rockton, South Beloit, and Roscoe: corned beef & cabbage, Moana in Shirland (you're welcome), live music, gardening, fun fair in South Beloit, The Addams Family visits Hononegah, coloring eggs, village meetings, school board, genealogy, band concert, choir concert, food bank, lost flora in the fen, knitting, crocheting, young writers, and staff vs. student games for charity.

23 events this week on our calendar: Saturday, Mar 16 - Friday, Mar 22

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Live Music: An Evening with Chris Lewis - Fri Mar 15 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Chris Lewis brings soothing acoustic serenades aged in oak barrels with notes of smokey ambiance and velvety vocals.

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Disney's Moana, Jr. at Shirland School - Fri Mar 15 7:00 pm

Shirland School

Disney’s Moana Jr. is playing at Shirland School, 8020 North St, Shirland, IL, on Thursday, March 14 and Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m.. This musical adventure, designed for middle school-aged performers, is based on the 2016 Disney film Moana. The Shirland School Music Department cast includes approximately 50 third through eighth grade students directed by Ms. Dawn Heavilin and assisted by Mrs. Heather Dobnick, Mrs. Ciara Fischer-James, Mrs. Rebecca Clinite, Mrs. Hannah Pals, and many others. [more details]

Roscoe Gardening Club: The Wild World of Composting - Sat Mar 16 10:00 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

The Roscoe Gardening Club will hear about the art of composting from the talented Randy J Mermel. Mark your calendars March 16th at 10am, see you there!
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Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner: South Beloit - Sat Mar 16 11:00 am

South Beloit Businessmen's Association

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Dine in or carry-out: $15. 
It's finally time to dig out that green leprechaun hat you've been storing in the back of your closet all year and wear it on Saturday, March 16 for the annual Corned Beef & Cabbage fundraising event. This classic Irish dish will be available at the S. Beloit Businessmen’s Hall (525 Washington Street) and prepared by Mary’ Place Custom Catering. Cost is $15 for hearty portion of corned beef and cabbage (or ham), potatoes, carrots, rolls, and dessert. [more details]

South Beloit Community Fun Fair - Sat Mar 16 12:00 pm

South Beloit High School

Join us for another great fun fair at South Beloit High School on March 16! Tons of fun 25 cent games, great concessions, raffle prizes, and a cake/treat walk will be featured at this year’s event! All proceeds support the 5th-12th grade South Beloit music program. Raffle prizes will be called at 2:30 pm. [more details]

Music: Rick Marchione at After the Vine - Sat Mar 16 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. 
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Musical: The Addams Family - Sat Mar 16 7:00 pm

Hononegah Performing Arts Center

March 15 and 16 at 7:00 and March 17 at 2:00 p.m. Hononegah’s fantastic students of the cast, crew, and live pit will be featured in this comical feast based on the eccentric characters of the beloved family. Performances of his year’s all school musical will be American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at the March 17th performance. 

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Live Music: Rock 5ive Band - Sat Mar 16 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Rock 5ive Band comes to Louie's and plays rock, pop, R&B, country, and love songs. Dance, sing along, and have fun.
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Live Music: L A Drive at After the Vine - Sun Mar 17 1:00 pm

After the Vine

1 - 4 p.m. Free.
Longtime friends Al Buisker + Laura Lanza put a new spin on classic tunes. Toe tapping leads, soul soothing harmonies, and instrumental variety are the heartbeat of LA Drive. This band plays easy listening acoustic music: contemporary and vintage, country, oldies, folk. [more details]

Teen Writers Club - Mon Mar 18 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]

50 North Senior Activities - Tue Mar 19 1:00 pm

Rockton Township Community Center

The focus will be on Easter with games and the long time tradition of egg coloring. Come join us for Easter doings!

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Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Mar 19 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]

Spring Band Concert - Tue Mar 19 7:00 pm

Hononegah Performing Arts Center

Featuring the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble, playing works by Clifton Williams, David Holsinger, Randall Standridge, Michael Markowski, and Dmitri Shostakovich. [more details]

Village of Rockton Board Meeting - Tue Mar 19 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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SOBO Food Pantry - Wed Mar 20 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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Knit & Crochet Circle Meeting - Wed Mar 20 6:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

6 - 7 p.m.
The Talcott Free Yarns knit & crochet circle meets on the first & third Wednesdays of the month. Bring a project to work on or start something new! Not a class, but all are welcome. We come together at the Talcott Free Library once a month to share ideas and projects, learn something new, show what we know, and sometimes just to knit and crochet with friends and neighbors. All experience levels welcome! 

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Outer Space: South Beloit All-District Band Concert - Wed Mar 20 6:00 pm

South Beloit High School

South Beloit Music presents an all-district band concert featuring the Blackhawk, Junior High, and High School concert bands. [more details]

How Do I Get My Genealogy Stuff Organized? - Roscoe Township Community Center - Wed Mar 20 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 3. More extensive information on techniques to organize your genealogy photographs, paperwork, & computer folders. With Vicki Ruthe Hahn of Stateline Genealogy Club.  [more details]

Spring Choir Concert - Wed Mar 20 7:00 pm

Hononegah Performing Arts Center

Featuring the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Prep Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, with a guest performance by the ASL Club, performing works by James Q. Mulholland, Andrea Ramsey, Jacob Narverud, and Mary Lynn Lightfoot. [more details]

Hononegah School Board Meeting - Wed Mar 20 7:00 pm

Hononegah Community High  School

School Board meetings take place at 7 p.m. in the Hononegah High School Library, typically the 3rd Wednesday of every month. [more details]

Every Thursday Stewardship Day at Lost Flora Fen - Thur Mar 21 9:00 am

Lost Flora Fen, Rockton

Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek is Natural Land Institute’s second largest preserve at nearly 400 acres. Volunteers will help with restoring fields to native grassland habitat, maintenance of the boardwalk, mowing, seeding, prescribed burns and other tasks as needed. [more details]

Tony Barlow Charity Game - Thur Mar 21 4:30 pm

Willowbrook Middle School

Two staff vs. student games on day 133 for Prairie Hill School District 133. Admission: 3 or more non-perishable food items. 4:30 p.m. - Staff vs. the girls varsity volleyball team. 5:15 p.m. - Staff vs. the boys varsity basketball team. Proceeds donated to DEFY Domestic Abuse in Beloit. The concession stand will be open. [more details]

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