What's happening this weekend in farthest northern Illinois: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, Jun 2


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So much happening this weekend in Roscoe, South Beloit, and Rockton! We'll have to save next week's events for our Sunday edition. But this weekend alone... there's garage sales, a rummage sale, an estate sale, live music, a pop-up market with live music, food trucks with live music, a nature walk with live bird calls, a historic walking tour, tales of the Wagon Wheel Resort, a blood drive, free tennis lessons, yoga, summer story time, and a retirement party at Roscoe Methodist.

18 events this weekend on our calendar: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, Jun 2

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Grandview Subdivision Rummage Sale - Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am

Grandview Subdivision

Two-day, multi-family rummage sale. Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June first. 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Men's golf and regular clothing and shoes; women's clothing and shoes; children's clothing and shoes; housewares, small kitchen appliances, crafting items, toys and much more. Great buys! Come check it out!! Find the Grandview entrance off the Boone/Winnebago Countyline Rd between Elevator and McCurry, or access the subdivision through The Ledges subdivision via Kiowa Crossing. [more details]

Estate Sale - Friday and Saturday, 8:30 am

LaMaine Dr, Rockford IL

8:30 -3:00 Friday & Saturday: Tools & woodworking equipment, metal lathe, household goods, Holiday decor, John Deere attachments, wood lathe, wood plane, standing drill press, chop saw, boat motors, decorative garden rocks, and much more! Come and see. Most like new, gently used. Vintage items inside and out. [more details]

Other Events

Ledges Neighborhood Garage Sales - Fri May 31 8:30 am

Ledges Subdivision

Please join us for this year's Ledges Neighborhood Garage Sales! Participants are listed online and on our Facebook page. [more details]

Blood Drive at Stillman Bank - Fri May 31 9:00 am

Stillman Bank

Everyone will receive a pint of Culver's Custard. All registered donors will be put into the monthly drawing for a $500 gift card. Register online or contact Cassie Bull at 815-623-1800 for more information. [more details]

Food Truck Friday: Cantina Taco - Fri May 31 10:00 am

Village of Roscoe

Cantina Taco will serve lunch in the parking lot of Roscoe Village Hall from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. SCREW CITY TACOS! Fried flour tortilla, choice of pork or chicken, HOUSEMADE QUESO, corn, rice, sour cream and salsa. TRADITIONAL TACOS! Corn or flour tortilla, choice of chicken, pork, or steak, topped with cheese, lettuce, cilantro, onion, sour cream if you want it and salsa, Served with a side of lime. BEEF BIRRIA TACOS! (dipping tacos) Corn tortillas dipped in beef consommé (soup), then stuffed. [more details]

Food Truck Friday in Rockton: Frybabies - Fri May 31 4:00 pm

Village of Roscoe

4. - 8 p.m. Frybabies will be at Rockton American Legion's Food Truck Friday on May 31. Come down to the Rockton American Legion to enjoy some darn good food from Fry Babies. Don’t forget to wear a red shirt to honor and support those who are deployed! If you wear a red shirt, you get your second drink free. This is an OPEN event! All are welcome at the Rockton American Legion. Menu will be provided day of event. [more details]

Free Tennis Lessons - Fri May 31 4:30 pm

Beloit Tennis Association

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Ages: 5-12 4:30-5:30 Ages: 12+/Adults 5:30-Dark. Coach Larry Compton 608-290-2697. Private lessons are available $25 per hour. [more details]

Pauley at Crazy Llama Brewing Co - Fri May 31 5:00 pm

Crazy Llama Brewing Co

Pauley returns to Crazy Llamies this Friday from 5-8 p.m. Food truck, micro brews and classic oldies. Let's go! [more details]

Community Yoga - Sat Jun 1 8:00 am

Roscoe Township Community Center

$10 at the door. Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m. and Thursdays @ 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 levels. [more details]

Popup Market at Best of Beloit - Sun Jun 2 10:00 am

Best of Beloit Vintage Mall

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Come join us for YOUR first outside market of the year at Best of Beloit Vintage Mall. Pauley will provide live music from 2-4 p.m. with his acoustic stylings of classic oldies from the 50's-80's. On site, in the parking lot, a sea of all kinds of unique makers, finders, collectors, painters, flippers… you name it, you’ll find it. Farmers Market, Flea Market, Vintage Market oh my! It’s the BOB Pop-Up Market. Oh and it’s FREE for anyone to vend and attend. Family friendly fun.
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Backpacking with Burpee - Birding/Bird Calls - Sat Jun 1 10:00 am

Colored Sands Forest Preserve

Join us for the next Backpacking with Burpee program at Colored Sands Forest Preserve at 10602 Haas Road, west of Rockton. We focus on birding and bird calls. Colored Sands is known for its birds, its unique geology, and wonderful wildflowers. It offers outstanding panoramic views of the pristine Sugar River. Because of its sandy soil, it supports many plants & wildlife that are not found anywhere else in the county. [more details]

Rockton Historic Walking Tour: Part III - Sat Jun 1 11:00 am

Old Stone Church

Join the Rockton Historic Preservation Commission for the final historic walking tour in a three part series focusing on Rockton’s National Historic District, established in 1978. The district is significant because of the high concentration of Greek Revival buildings, from the late 1830s to the 1850s.
The free tours will all start at the Old Stone Church, 101 E. Union, Rockton at 11 a.m.[more details]

Summer Storytime at M & M Dari Ripple - Sat Jun 1 12:00 pm

South Beloit Public Library

Join the South Beloit Public Library at M & M Dari Ripple on June 1 at 12 noon for a special summer storytime. [more details]

Live Music: Todd Laurenc at After The Vine - Sat Jun 1 6:00 pm

After The Vine

6 - 8 p.m. Mr. Todd Lorenc is returning to After the Vine with new ukulele music and vocals. [more details]

Live Music: DuoSonic - Sat Jun 1 8:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

DuoSonic plays a wide variety of music. Using backing tracks gives them the sound of a full band. An absolute privilege to have them back, both of them.

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The Wagon Wheel Resort Presentation - Sun Jun 2 1:00 pm

Rockton Township Historical Society

Free presentation by Gary Glaser, Wagon Wheel historian. What started as a small hamburger stand grew into a premier entertainment venue in Northern Illinois during the mid-1900's in the small village of Rockton. Learn about the history of the Wagon Wheel Resort, the people who made it possible, and some of the interesting stories from that time. Walt Williamson's Wagon Wheel Resort included numerous restaurants, gift shops, a swimming pool, ice rink, theater, airstrip and much more. [more details]

Live Music: Pistol Pete at Louie's - Sun Jun 2 1:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Pistol Pete is well-known as one of the best guitar players in the Rockford area. He has played with many legends in the music industry including Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, and Eric Gales. Pistol Pete won guitar competitions including the Jimi Hendrix Foundation Electric Guitar Competition and the Chicago Blues Challenge. [more details]

Meyers Retirement Open House - Sun Jun 2 1:00 pm

Roscoe Methodist Church

A retirement celebration and open house from 1 - 5 p.m., honoring Rev. Dr. Paul and Kendra Meyers. A short presentation at 3 p.m. will be made by Harlem-Roscoe Fire Department. Paul and Kendra have made great contributions in many ways to our Stateline communities. They will be retiring to Maine. Only Food cash food truck will be on site. No gifts, please. [more details]

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