What's happening this week in farthest northern Illinois: Friday Jun 14 - Friday, Jun 21


Bing Image Creator (DALL-E AI) prompt: country music, fine gardens, Swedish festival, food trucks

This week in Rockton, Roscoe, and South Beloit: OSD continues. Also, visit fine gardens, visit your library, learn tennis, get in touch with your inner Swede, watch local government in action, learn gentle yoga, experience living history, play bingo, eat Chinese, eat at a food truck, just eat, enjoy live music, knit and crochet.

21 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Jun 14 - Friday, Jun 21

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Old Settlers Days 2024 - Fri Jun 14 7:30 pm

Settlers Park

June 13-16, 2023 at Settlers Park, 150 E. Hawick St, Rockton, Illinois.
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.  [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]

Free Tennis Lessons - Fri Jun 14 4:30 pm

Beloit Tennis Association

FREE TENNIS Lessons - 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]

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

Roscoe Township Community Center

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.

This self-guided, free event is sponsored by the Roscoe Gardening Club. Donations are welcome and gratefully received. [more details]

Midsommar Fest - Sat Jun 15 10:00 am

Swedish Historical Society

Midsommar will soon be upon us – it is one of the most popular celebrations for Swedes, both in Sweden and in this country. This is the season when music fills the air — a time when relatives and friends gather in the open meadow around flower-bedecked tables of food. This festival is traditionally as beautiful as it is entertaining. Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. as we invite you to celebrate with us at a traditional Midsommar celebration. [more details]

Toddler Time at Talcott Library - Mon Jun 17 10:15 am

Talcott Free Library

Every Monday at 9:30 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. for one and two year olds along with their parent/caregiver. We sing, we read a book, we make a craft, and we play! Younger siblings are always welcome. No sign-up required. Each session has themes. [more details]

South Beloit City Council Meeting - Mon Jun 17 5:00 pm

South Beloit City Hall

The regular City Council meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL.
All meetings are held in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend. [more details]

Talcott Library Board of Trustees - Mon Jun 17 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]

Chair Yoga - Tue Jun 18 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 for half an hour. [more details]

NSLD's Macktown Living History Tour & Stuffed Pet Parade - Tue Jun 18 10:00 am

Macktown Living History

North Suburban Library District invites adults, teens, children, and seniors to come some of the oldest historic sites in Winnebago County. Kids are invited to bring their favorite toy or stuffed animal and have fun "parading with their pets" in nature. Get supplies to make a butterfly feeder. All participants can get an ice cream treat afterwards! [more details]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Jun 18 1:00 pm

Rockton Township Community Center

Come join us on Tuesday, June 18, at 1 p.m. for an afternoon of bingo.  We will play several games of bingo, enjoy refreshments and spend an afternoon together.  Come see what 50 North is all about and get ready to yell "Bingo" with your friends and neighbors! [more details]

Happy Hour at China Palace - Tue Jun 18 5:30 pm

China Palace Restaurant

Join Elev815 for a Happy Hour at China Palace. Enjoy Rockton's Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese restaurant (serving the community for 30 years), see relics from the Wagon Wheel Resort,  and network with community and business members. Appetizers will be served. Reservations requested if you plan to have dinner. We look forward to seeing you there. [more details]

Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Jun 18 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.

Please attend in person, or join virtually. [more details]

Village of Rockton Board Meeting - Tue Jun 18 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]

Storyhour at Talcott Library - Wed Jun 19 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]

Rockton River Market: Nauti Nauti - Wed Jun 19 5:00 pm

Settlers Park

Come for the shopping, stay for the music! The Rockton River Market provides a comfortable atmosphere with food trucks, drinks, and local artisans. Live local music is provided for your entertainment. [more details]

Knit & Crochet Circle Meeting - Wed Jun 19 6:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

A group for knitters and crocheters around Rockton, IL. We come together at the Talcott Free Library once a month to share ideas and projects, learn something new, show what we know, and sometimes just to knit and crochet with friends and neighbors. All experience levels welcome. We meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. Bring a project or some yarn and curiosity. [more details]

Food Truck Friday: Big Jon's - Fri Jun 21 11:00 am

Roscoe Village Hall

Big Jon's will serve lunch in the parking lot of Roscoe Village Hall. [more details]

Community Meal at Cross & Crown Lutheran Church - Fri Jun 21 12:00 pm

Cross & Crown Lutheran Church

Join us Friday for our community meal, free and open to the public - all are welcome to fill their bodies and their spirits with conversation, fellowship and a meal. Help spread the word, and join us on the third Friday of each month. [more details]

Show & Tell from Historic Auto Attractions - Fri Jun 21 5:00 pm

After the Vine

Free. Some John F Kennedy artifacts will be on display 5-8 p.m. at After The Vine. Listen to Alex share with us the history about these items and enjoy discounted wines. [more details]

Music: Bill and Jim at Louie's - Fri Jun 21 7:00 pm

Louie's Taphouse

Friends for over 20 years, Bill and Jim have been perfecting their performances for just as long. They've pieced together material from prior and current bands to create the most versatile set list: classic rock, country, 80's and 90's. [more details]

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

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