What's happening in far northern Illinois: Friday, Apr 5 - Friday, Apr 12


Bing Image Creator (DALL-E AI) prompt: cribbage, music, story time, chair yoga

This week in Roscoe, South Beloit, and Rockton: your chance to play cribbage! Plus, activities for the very young and the young at heart. Listen to live music, have a say in your community, enjoy story time, stretch gently, give blood, and laugh, though not all at the same time. You can also add events to our Community Calendar. And subscribe to our free daily email newsletter so you don't miss anything.

14 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Apr 5 - Friday, Apr 12

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Live Music: Pauley at Crazy Llama Brewing - Fri Apr 5 5:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Co

Local solo artist, Paul Hieser, who goes by "Pauley," returns to Crazy Llamies this Friday with live classic oldies. There will be a food truck on site and wonderful brews inside. Music starts at 5 p.m. [more details]

Faith and Family Storytime - Sat Apr 6 10:30 am

Talcott Free Library

Join us for an inspiring morning at Talcott Free Library April 6 for another in-person story reading from BRAVE Books collection. We'll have coloring and other activities for the kids.
Together, we'll create a positive space where children can experience the magic of storytelling and find comfort amidst today's challenges.
Bring your kids or grandkids, and join us with enthusiasm in spreading hope, faith, and love through the power of books!  [more details]

Music: Todd Lorenc on Ukulele - Sat Apr 6 6:00 pm

After The Vine

It’s a Hawaiian party evening at the wine bar.  Hawaiian leis for the first 25 who wear their Hawaiian shirt / outfit AND get half off your first glass or bottle of wine (no coupons or gift cards accepted that night). Listen to our favorite ukulele player, Todd Lorenc. Todd will play our favorite songs 6-8 p.m. ukulele style. Umbrella and flowered wine cocktails served 6-9. [more details]

Live Music: Lola Blu Duo at the Rusty Wheel - Sat Apr 6 7:00 pm

Rusty Wheel Tavern

7 - 10 p.m.
Hailing from Rockford, Illinois, country singer-songwriter Lola Blu draws inspiration from the likes of Lainey Wilson, Miranda Lambert, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. She can transform personal stories into universally relatable anthems. She has been recognized by The Josie Music Awards for the 2023 "Vocalist of the Year (Multi-Genre)," with a captivating single under her belt, "Better Believe" and a debut EP releasing spring 2024. [more details]

Music: Random AF Band - Sat Apr 6 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

This high energy party band will be playing all of your random favorite tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, 90's to today! Rock, Pop, Funk & more!  [more details]

Talcott Library Teen Advisory Board - Mon Apr 8 4:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

Calling all teens (grades 6-12)! Talcott Free Library wants to hear from you. Help us make decisions on teen programming, book choices, and more, while earning volunteer hours by joining our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Former and new members in grades 6-12 are welcome. [more details]

Chair Yoga - Tue Apr 9 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]

In Person Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time - Tue Apr 9 9:30 am

North Suburban Library

Fun program for children ages 9-36 months with a parent or caregiver (one caregiver per every 2 children). Join us for fun stories, music and movement. Stay and explore age appropriate learning stations while socializing with other parents and toddlers. Repeats at 10:30 a.m.  [more details]

Cribbage at the Roscoe Township Community Center - Tue Apr 9 1:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

1 -3 p.m. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
Join us for an opportunity to connect with your neighbors, share stories, and make new friends. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon filled with laughter, cribbage, and great conversations. Feel free to bring a friend! 
For more information, call Activities Director Mary Ryan at 815-988-5354. [more details]

South Beloit School Board Meeting - Tue Apr 9 6:00 pm

South Beloit School District Office

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month and affect the futures of hundreds of children. Visitors are welcome. [more details]

Roscoe Township Annual Meeting - Tue Apr 9 7:00 pm

Roscoe Township Town Hall

All registered voters of Roscoe Township are invited to this annual town meeting. Reports will be given by the Township Supervisor, the Road Commissioner, and the Cemetery Board.  [more details]

Rockton Township Annual Town Meeting - Tue Apr 9 7:00 pm

Rockton Township Hall

Rockton Township's 180th (more or less) annual town meeting, where every resident has a vote. On the agenda: a 10-year lease where Lamar will pay the Township $1,200 per year to lease a billboard. Also, a loan of up to $50,000 to the Village of Rockton for the water engineering costs of Subdivision Wright & Kiles Blackhawk.

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Wednesday Night Comedy - Wed Apr 10 8:00 pm

Mustangs Bar & Grill

Comedy and more comedy, every Wednesday night until May. No cover, great time, good for health. Featuring the funniest comics in the Midwest in random consecutive order. [more details]

Mobile Blood Drive - Bucciferro McDonald's - Thu Apr 11 9:00 am

Bucciferro McDonald's

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome, but registered donors receive 2 FREE MEAL coupons from McDonald's! 
Reserve a time slot at the Rock River Valley Blood Center website, or by phone or email. [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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