What's happening in far northern Illinois: Friday, Mar 22 - Friday, Mar 29


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This week in South Beloit, Roscoe, and Rockton: guided nature hike, The Great Migration,  one-man acoustic music show, biscuits and gravy for a cause, a thoughtful musical drama, game day, euchre games, and caring for the fen. 

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Guided Hike at Colored Sands Forest Preserve - Sat Mar 23 9:00 am

Colored Sands Forest Preserve

Join FPWC volunteer & retired deputy Tim Speer as he leads you on a guided hike at Colored Sands Forest Preserve. This preserve is known for its birds, unique geology, wonderful wildflowers, and outstanding panoramic views of the pristine Sugar River.​This is a FREE family-friendly hike. Please, no dogs. Register on our website.  [more details]

The Great Migration - Mon Mar 25 7:00 pm

Rockton Township Historical Society (RTHS) Museum

The March program for the Rockton Township Historical Society (RTHS) will be presented by Mr. Tom Polaski on "The Great Migration" covering the era of African-American migration from the South to the Beloit area and their contributions to the building of the Fairbanks Morse company and other industries following WWI. [more details]

Other Events

Music: Kevin Burns - Fri Mar 22 6:00 pm

After The Vine

Fun night with Kevin Burns' one-man guitar/vocals acoustic show.  The composer/musician/vocalist plays all genres of acoustic music and he often does it at After the Vine. [more details]

Biscuits & Sausage Gravy Fundraiser Breakfast - Sat Mar 23 7:00 am

Roscoe United Methodist Church

7 – 11 a.m. Adults $8, Children 6-12 $5, Under 6 Free Menu: Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Assorted Fruit Cup, Kringle, Juice, Milk and Coffee Entertainment by Nola Carnine, pianist. This RUMM fundraiser benefits: Rockton Food Pantry, Young Life Wesley Woods & Camp Reynoldswood Retreat Centers, GiGi’s Play House, Rock House Kids, Vets Roll, Carpenter's Place, Jaimie Cox Foundation. [more details]

Community Yoga - Sat Mar 23 8:00 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

$10 at the door. Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. and Thursdays at 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. This 6-week series is designed to explore and improve overall flexibility, mobility, strength, and balance with emphasis on alignment, prop use and breathwork. 60 minute Hatha inspired flow, adaptable for all body types, ages, and skill. [more details]

Live Music: Paul Hieser at Crazy Llama - Sat Mar 23 6:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Company

Paul Hieser returns to Crazy Llama Brewing Company in Roscoe IL. Hot Classic Oldies & cold brews. Party starts at 6pm! Award winning artist (Indie Music Channel-Hollywood, CA 2012) singer & songwriter. [more details]

No Church In Churchville - Sat Mar 23 6:00 pm

The Old Stone Church

What happens when the only church in town is torn apart by a character named "Division"? Will the Lord's work in this little fishing village end? Will the prayers of generations past and present hold this family together or will Division tear a beautiful fellowship of believers apart? Watch as the innocence and faith of children bring a community back together when they formulate a plan used by God to restore the ministry which spanned generations. A timely message for a historic church community. [more details]

Live Music: Nauti-Nauti at Louie's Tap House - Sat Mar 23 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Nauti-Nauti sails back to Roscoe, boasting a four-decade résumé of local bands. Come on out and show off your Yacht Rockin' love. Set sail for the cool, crystal-blue ocean waters of the 1970s and the pre-MTV 1980s. [more details]

Game Day at Roscoe Township Community Center - Mon Mar 25 1:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

Roscoe Township will be hosting a once-a-month game day at the Roscoe Township Community Center,  the 4th Monday of each month from 1 - 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, call 815-988-5354. [more details]

Euchre at Roscoe Township Community Center - Mon Mar 25 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 Questions? Contact Lanny Wong, 815-315-2398. [more details]

Chair Yoga - Tue Mar 26 9:00 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

Chair yoga is a more gentle form of yoga that can be done while seated or supported by a chair, so almost anyone can do it. [more details]

Valentines Day Dance Rave Club Kids Only - Tue Mar 26 5:30 pm

South Beloit Boys & Girls Club

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  Organized by Stateline Boys & Girls Club. For more information, call 608-365-8874 or email chall@statelinebgc.org[more details]

Every Thursday Stewardship Day at Lost Flora Fen - Thu Mar 28 9:00 am

Lost Flora Fen

Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek is NLI’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]

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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