What's happening in far northern Illinois: Friday, Apr 12 - Friday, Apr 19


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This week in Roscoe, South Beloit, and Rockton: hostas, questions for local leaders, free baby trees, movie and popcorn, live music, gardening club, child entrepreneurs, historic walking tour, crafting together, blood drive, teen writers, local government meetings, library and school board meetings, food pantry, and story time. If you know of more events, you can add them to our community calendar.

23 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Apr 12 - Friday, Apr 19

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Oak Sapling Giveaway - Fri Apr 12 12:00 pm

Nature at the Confluence

For Earth Day, the public is invited to pick up free bare-root saplings at Nature At The Confluence on Friday from 12 from 12 – 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (or while supplies last). We will have red oak, burr oak, white oak, and pecan saplings available and you can take up to two per household. [more details]

Teen Movie Matinee - Paper Towns - Fri Apr 12 3:30 pm

Talcott Free Library

Join us for a showing of Paper Towns. Rated PG-13. Popcorn is provided! Bring your friends!
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Paul Hieser Music at Crazy Llama - Fri Apr 12 6:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Co.

Paul Hieser is an award winning singer/song writer, with classic oldies and dynamic originals.
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Music: Pistol Pete - Fri Apr 12 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Pistol Pete is well-known in the area and is known as one of the best guitar players around. He has played with many legends in the music industry and won several guitar competitions, including the Jimi Hendrix Foundation Electric Guitar Competition and the Chicago Blues Challenge. [more details]

Roscoe Gardening Club: Heavenly Hostas - Sat Apr 13 10:00 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

The Roscoe Gardening Club will hear from Hugo's Hosta Haven. Besides interesting speakers, each meeting has a seed swap, plant swap, magazine swap, and abundance table.
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Biz Kids Fair - Sat Apr 13 10:00 am

Kids Spot

Come support local child entrepreneurs. Kids Spot Academy & Narrow Gate Learning are hosting our Biz Kids Fair, open to the public. Encourage the kiddos that have worked so hard! [more details]

Rockton Historic Walking Tour: Part I - Sat Apr 13 11:00 am

Old Stone Church

Free. Join the Rockton Historic Preservation Commission for the first in a three part series of historic walking tours. We will tour a portion of Rockton’s National Historic District, significant because of the high concentration of Greek Revival buildings. [more details]

Live Music: Steve Weber - Sat Apr 13 6:00 pm

After the Vine

Singer guitarist Steve Weber will be at After The Vine, along with wine specials. [more details]

Live: 3 Good Men - Sat Apr 13 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

The Three Good Men (3GM) are a spinoff version of the widely recognized northern Illinois favorites Men of Our Times, in an informal, acoustic set. You're likely to hear some songs you wouldn't expect along with a bunch that you will recognize. [more details]

Crafting Day at the Roscoe Community Center - Sun Apr 14 9:00 am

Join crafty people, getting together to work on their own projects. A wide variety of crafting is brought by our attendees. A quick class is taught at 1 p.m. Bring your Easter pictures! Coffee and water provided, lunch is on your own. [more details]

Teen Writers Club - Mon Apr 15 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.
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South Beloit City Council Meeting - Mon Apr 15 5:00 pm

South Beloit City Hall

The regular City Council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend. [more details]

Talcott Library Board of Trustees - Mon Apr 15 7:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

The Talcott Free Library Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. All meetings are open to the public. [more details]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Apr 16 1:00 pm

Rockton Township Community Center

Come join us for a presentation by Brad Keyes on Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of WWII. He will talk about her secret, risky five-week Pacific mission at the request of her husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It will be engaging and interesting so bring a friend and come join us! Refreshments will be served! [more details]

Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Apr 16 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. [more details]

Village of Rockton Board Meeting - Tue Apr 16 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. [more details]

In-Person Story Time - Wed Apr 17 10:00 am

North Suburban Library

Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children ages 3-5 years old enjoy stories, music, movement, fingerplays and a craft with their caregiver. [more details]

SOBO Food Pantry - Wed Apr 17 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. [more details]

Your Community Forum for Roscoe & Rockton - Wed Apr 17 5:30 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

Bring your questions to learn more about Rockton and Roscoe with Roscoe Village President Carol Gustafson, Roscoe Township Supervisor Bob Nowicki, Rockton Mayor John Peterson and Rockton Township Supervisor Paul Williams. Sponsored by elev815, Rockton-Roscoe News, MembersAlliance Credit Union, and In Tandem Financial. [more details]

Hononegah Community High School Board Meeting - Wed Apr 17 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. [more details]

Roscoe Lions Blood Drive - Thurs Apr 18 12:00 pm

Roscoe Methodist Church

12 noon to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are Welcome! Make a reservation online to cut down on wait time. Please bring a photo ID and eat and drink before donating. [more details]

An Evening of Music: The Driftless Revelers - Fri Apr 19 7:00 pm

Pig Minds Brewing Co

The Driftless Revelers, based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, grooves merrily through early roots blues and jazz music, to hillbilly and string band howlers, all the way into the not-quite folk but not-quite psychedelic realms of their own creation. [more details]

Live Music: BMFT at Louie's Tap House - Fri Apr 19 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

A fun acoustic show from Brian Taylor with a small twist. [more details]

Now that you've read all this, you're in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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