What's happening this week in farthest northern Illinois: Monday, Jul 1 - Sunday, Jul 7


Bing Image Creator (DALL-E AI) prompt: "in an impressionist style without text: Independence Day, Rockton River Market, classic car cruise night"

This week in Roscoe, South Beloit, and Rockton: Independence Day, Rockton River Market, playtime at the library, village meetings, coloring for cancer, chair yoga, food pantry, blood drive, jazz jam at the Dari Ripple, bike night, books at the Confluence, cruise night, knit & crochet, and pizza and ice cream if you're old enough.

20 events this week on our calendar: Monday, Jul 1 - Sunday, Jul 7

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Coloring for Cancer - Sun Jul 7 12:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

12 - 3 p.m. Join us to color for cancer. Supplies are provided, all you've gotta do is color. [more details]

Other Events

South Beloit City Council Meeting - Mon Jul 1 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]

Little Builders - Mon Jul 1 6:00 pm

South Beloit Public Library

Join us for an hour of play for ages 6 and under. A time for brick-building fun just right for preschoolers and their fun-loving adult. Using our building blocks, children strengthen problem solving, building, and vocabulary skills. [more details]

Chair Yoga - Tue Jul 2 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]

Life Church Food Pantry - Tue Jul 2 9:00 am

Life Church

9 - 11 a.m. Every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at Life Church in Roscoe. Drive up and get in line with your trunk open. [more details]

In Person Wiggle-Giggle-Grow Toddler Time - Tue Jul 2 9:30 am

North Suburban Library - Roscoe

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]

50 North, Senior Activity Event - Tue Jul 2 1:00 pm

Rockton Township Community Center

Come join us for a pizza party and ice cream to celebrate the 4th of July!   Wear your red, white and blue as we enjoy lunch together!  We will meet at 1 pm at the Rockton Township Community Center in Rockton. If there is time after lunch, we will play a game of left, right, center to wrap up the afternoon. Feel free to bring a friend too!  [more details]

Mobile Blood Drive - Tue Jul 2 1:00 pm

All World Machinery Supply

Our area is currently facing a critical blood shortage and we urgently need donations to support the 14 local hospitals in our region. Most blood types and platelets are below one-day levels, putting patient care at risk. Your donation today can save lives.[more details]

Monday Night Jazz Jam at M & M Dari Ripple - Tue Jul 2 6:00 pm

M&M Dari Ripple

Weekly jazz jam session at M&M Dari Ripple hosted by the Beloit Memorial High School Jazz Band members. From 6 pm to 8 pm bring your horn and sit in! Any age welcome! Weather permitting. [more details]

Shifty Shafer at Bike Night - Tue Jul 2 6:00 pm

Mustangs Bar & Grill

Bike Night is every Tuesday at Mustangs Bar Grill. Great live bands in the outdoor bar. Shifty Shafer rolls their rock and roll dance party to Mustangs Bar Grill's famed Bike Night, playing until 10 p.m. It's going to be a rockin Bike Night!  [more details]

Village of Roscoe Board Meeting - Tue Jul 2 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 Jul 2 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]

Pages & Paths - Wed Jul 3 2:00 pm

Nature at the Confluence

Enjoy the benefits of a book club without the commitment, with the added bonus of exploring the great outdoors! Join us on Wednesdays as we take time to stretch our minds, expand our social circles, and exercise our bodies.  Bring your current reading selection.  Find a comfy spot to spend 30 minutes reading your book of choice.  Then, for the next 30 minutes attendees will gather to share about their selections, facilitated by staff from South Beloit Public Library.  Finally, the group will spend 30 minutes walking the trails of The Confluence.  [more details]

Rockton River Market: Lola Blu - Wed Jul 3 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 by Lola Blu is provided for entertainment.

[more details]

Knit & Crochet Circle Meeting - Wed Jul 3 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]

Sophia's Restaurant Cruise Night - Thu Jul 4 5:00 pm

Sophia's Restaurant

5 – 8 p.m.
See the cool cars, first Thursday of the month. [more details]

Independence Day - Thu Jul 4 9:00 pm


The holiday commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, 
"It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. " [more details]

Free Tennis Lessons - Fri Jul 5 4:30 pm

Hononegah High School

Free tennis lessons from the Beloit Tennis Association- All ages and skill levels are welcome! Ages: 5-12 4:30-5:30, Ages: 12+/Adults 5:30-dark.   Private lessons are available $25 per hour. Coach Larry Compton 608-290-2697.

Music: Carson Hall at After the Vine - Fri Jul 5 6:00 pm

After the Vine

Carson Hall is an indie songwriter based out of Machesney Park. His songs include "A Million Miles Away" and "Time Machine." [more details]

Preacher In The Park - Sun Jul 7 4:00 pm

Village Green Park

Free event with live worship service and a message from Mike Maragia about the Good News found in God's Word and how to apply it to your life. A meal will be served following the message. Bring a lawn chair and an open heart.  [more details]

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

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