What's happening this week in farthest northern Illinois: Monday, Jun 10 - Saturday, Jun 15


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This week in Roscoe, South Beloit, and Rockton... well, OSD of course, but also Italy travel tips, a closely-watched zoning meeting, classic car cruise nights, library kids activities, township meetings, Spanish conversation, live music, garden tours, a blood drive, and a Swedish festival.

20 events this week on our calendar: Monday, Jun 10 - Saturday, Jun 15

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Old Settlers Days - Thu - Sun Jun 13-16 

Settlers Park, Rockton

The largest fundraiser of the year for Rockton Lions. Enjoy some thrilling carnival rides, sample some delicious treats from our food vendors, and listen to some amazing music from many local bands as well as national headliners Austin Williams, Warren Zeiders, Logan Crosby, PARMALEE, Preston James, and Nate Smith. A General Admission Pass is required for entry for everyone, except those 12 and younger. Main Stage concerts require a ticket. All ages require a concert ticket if attending a Main Stage concert. No refunds. Rain or shine. [more details]

South Beloit Library Board Meeting - Mon Jun 10 7:00 pm

South Beloit Public Library

Board meetings are held on the second Monday of every month, 7 pm in the library meeting room. The public is invited to attend. [more details]

Roscoe Travelers Club Meeting: Letterboxing the Toe and Heel of Italy - Mon Jun 10 7:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

7 - 8:30 p.m. 2nd Mondays. Share your experiences and learn from others about how to travel frugally and safely.
You may have been to Italy, but have you been to the toe or the heel of the boot?
You may have been to Italy, but have you letterboxed your way through Italy?
Join us to share one member’s experience traveling off the beaten path in a way that allows one to connect with prior travelers.
Connect, exchange ideas, and foster camaraderie over a shared love for travel. [more details]

In Person Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time - Tue Jun 11 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]

South Beloit School Board Meeting - Tue Jun 11 6:00 pm

South Beloit School District Office

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

Storyhour at Talcott Library - Wed Jun 12 1:30 pm

Talcott Free Library

Stories, activities, and crafts for three to five year olds with a parent/caregiver. Suitable for children who are able to follow directions, listen, participate, and sit quietly. No sign-up required. Each week has a theme. [more details]

Cruise Night at the Museum - Wed Jun 12 5:00 pm

Historic Auto Attractions Museum

Cruise Night is coming up! June 12th is the second Cruise Night of the 2024 season!
Check out cool cars, listen to great music and grab some yummy food. Cruise Night is a FREE public event that the owner, Wayne Lensing likes to put together for the community. There are games with prizes for the kiddos, and we will have them at the entrance to the museum!
The museum will be open until 8pm along with Cruise Night! Don’t forget DISCOUNT DAY on Wednesday. Get $8 OFF your admission to the museum! [more details]

South Beloit Zoning Board: Hidden Creek Estates - Wed Jun 12 6:00 pm

City of South Beloit

Hidden Creek Estates is asking for a special use permit for another outdoor seasonal venue on their new property at 13390 White School Road, adjacent to their existing event venue. They want to be able to offer "accessory food and drinks onsite, as well as merchandise sales, parking, housing and continued use of existing farming and barn uses." Testimony in favor or in opposition to the request will be heard. [more details]

Rockton Township Trustees Meeting - Wed Jun 12 7:00 pm

Rockton Township

Rockton Township Board of Trustees meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. [more details]

Roscoe Township Board Meeting - Wed Jun 12 7:00 pm

Roscoe Township

Roscoe Township will hold its monthly meeting on the second Wednesday of the month at the Township Offices. [more details]

Spanish Conversation Club - Wed Jun 12 7:00 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. Bring a friend! [more details]

Live Music: Josh Calhoun - Thu Jun 13 12:00 am

Pearl Lake Beach

Josh Calhoun Music will be at Pearl Lake from 6 - 9 p.m. [more details]

Darby Close, Machesney Park, Neighborhood Garage Sales - Thu - Sat Jun 13-15 8:00 am

Machesney Park

Off Highway 251, beginning at Brentwood. Follow signs.  [more details]

In-Person Story Time - Thu Jun 13 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]

Rockton Lions Club Blood Drive - Thu Jun 13 1:00 pm

American Legion Banquet Hall

1 - 8 p.m.
Register to receive a four-day pass to Old Settlers Days! And a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. To register, call RRVBC at 815-965-8751 or click for more details.

Roscoe Village Center Cruise Nights - Thu Jun 13 5:00 pm

Roscoe Village Center

5- 8 p.m.
Classic cars and live DJ in the parking lot, second Thursday of the month

Car shop. DJ Joe Locke. Games and prizes [more details]

Community Yoga - Thu Jun 13 5:30 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

$10 at the door. Saturday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

Join Ashley 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. [more details]

Preschool Storytime - Fri Jun 14 10:00 am

South Beloit Public Library

Join us for a fun-filled hour of activities every Friday for preschoolers and their caregivers. [more details]

Roscoe Gardening Club's 1st Annual Garden Walk - Sat Jun 15 9:00 am

Various Homes

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Are you a gardener seeking inspiration for your next garden bed? Perhaps you have a question about where a plant may be best situated? Or maybe you just enjoy strolling through beautiful gardens. Whatever the reason, you are cordially invited to join the Roscoe Gardening Club on its 1st Annual Garden Walk. [more details]

Midsommar Fest - Sat Jun 15 10:00 am

Swedish Historical Society, Rockford

Celebrate with us at a traditional Midsommar celebration. The event will feature a traditional maypole raising and Swedish folk dancing & music, a Swedish pancake eating contest and shopping, with food, crafts, games, wonderful music, and historic tours. Daytime admission is free! [more details]

Plus, you're in the loop! For more things to do, or to post your own event, visit our Community Calendar.

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