What's happening in far northern Illinois: Friday, May 10 - Friday, May 17


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This week in Roscoe, South Beloit, and Rockton: food trucks, a competitive dog race, live music, meet an author, blood drives, rummage sale, school boards, food pantries, cruise night, comedy. And there's always something happening at your local library. Did we miss something? Add it to our community calendar.

16 events this week on our calendar: Friday, May 10 - Friday, May 17

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Music on Mother's Day Eve with The Rough & Tumble - Sat May 11 7:00 pm

Pig Minds Brewery Co

The Rough & Tumble are a folk/Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler. Forming in 2011, they spent 8 years touring full time in a 16 foot camper with two big dogs.  Doors 5:30pm Show at 7:00pm Tickets $15 Day of Show $22 (after 5pm) Hosted by Meridian Music Shed.  [more details]

Other Events

Food Truck Friday: Frybabies - Fri May 10 11:00 am

Village of Roscoe

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Frybabies brings the next food truck adventure to Roscoe Village Hall. They were recently at Pour in the Park. At Roscoe Fall Festival, they featured cheesy fried combos. They'll be at Rockton American Legion's Food Truck Friday on May 31.

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Paul Bronson and The Vice at Crazy Llama - Fri May 10 4:30 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Co.

Paul Bronson is still a solo acoustic act. I don't know if The Vice can sing, but they will be serving up their trademark Hawaiian food from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. while Paul creates the musical backdrop from 6 - 9 p.m. and Crazy Llama provides the craft beer.
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Live Music: Steve Weber - Fri May 10 6:00 pm

After the Vine

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

All-Breed Fast Coursing Ability Tests (FastCAT) - Sat May 11 8:00 am

Keiselburg Forest Preserve

Free. Sponsored by the Winnebago Labrador Retriever Club. Also includes the newest AKC Fetch competition.

Sure, you think your dog is fast. But have you ever wondered how fast? Well, you no longer have to wonder. FAST CAT® – which stands for Coursing Ability Test – is a timed 100-yard dash where dogs run one at a time, chasing a lure. It’s over before you know it — and it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring to watch your dog run at top speed, ears back, eyes focused, legs strong.  [more details]

Author Event: Erin Sturm at Inkwell - Sat May 11 2:00 pm

Inkwell Books & Threads

Come celebrate Mother’s Day with an in-person reading & discussion of Erin Sturm’s new book, Best Mom Rockford! This book will give you all the ideas for the best places for your family to have fun this summer in the Rockford area! Erin will have books available for purchase. Erin will also have a flower craft for kids to make for their moms while supplies last. Bring the kiddos and check out our great kids books and the many fun downtown events happening to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend in Rockton. [more details]

Life Church Food Pantry  - Tue May 14 9:00 am

Life Church Roscoe

Every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at Life Church in Roscoe. Drive up and get in line with your trunk open. [more details]

Roscoe VFW/RREACH Blood Drive - Tue May 14 2:30 pm

Roscoe VFW

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 2:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursday, May 16, 2024 too. All donors will receive a free pint of Culver's Custard and be entered to win a $500 gift card.
Double Red as well as whole blood collection will be available.
The Roscoe VFW & RREACH are asking for your support in helping to collect much-needed blood for our communities. The need for blood never ends. [more details]

South Beloit School Board Meeting - Tue May 14 6:00 pm

South Beloit School District Office

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month.  [more details]

Board Meeting - Rockton Fire Department - Tue May 14 7:00 pm

Rockton Fire Department

Regular business meetings typically take place at the fire station, starting at 7 pm, on the second Tuesday of each month. The public is encouraged to attend the board meetings; time for public comment is at the beginning of the meeting. The Rockton Fire Protection District is governed by a five person elected Board of Trustees.  [more details]

SOBO Food Pantry - Wed May 15 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. 

Rockton McDonald's Cruise Nights - Wed May 15 5:00 pm

McDonald's Parking Lot

5 -8 p.m. every 3rd Thursday of the month. Bucciferro Family McDonald's is honored to have now combined with the incredible Gentlemen’s Car Club for our new monthly Thursday night cruise to support VetsRoll.[more details]

Hononegah Community High School Board Meeting - Wed May 15 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]

Comedy Night at Mustangs - Wed May 15 8:00 pm

Mustangs Bar Grill


Comedy and more comedy, every Wednesday night through May. No cover, great time. Featuring multiple comedians each week. We could tell you more, but you'd just laugh. [more details]

Roscoe VFW/RREACH Blood Drive - Thu May 16 12:30 pm

Roscoe VFW

12:30 - 4:40 p.m. All donors will receive a free pint of Culver's Custard and be entered to win a $500 gift card. Double Red as well as whole blood collection will be available. The Roscoe VFW & RREACH are asking for your support in helping to collect much-needed blood for our communities. The need for blood never ends. One out of seven hospital patients need blood.  [more details]

Trash to Treasure Sale- Fri May 17 9:00 am

Rockton Township Historical Society

Two day sale, May 17 & 18, 9:00 am -l 4:00 pm. Selling household goods, decor, linens, outdoor items and more. Large doll collection, many from other countries. Also selling nice geraniums in 4 inch pots, red, white, pink and watermelon. In addition we will hold a Mini Rhubarb Fest, selling rhubarb cakes, pies, breads, crisps and fresh rhubarb. All proceeds benefit the Rockton Township Historical Society. [more details]

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