What's happening this week in farthest northern Illinois: Friday, Jul 5 - Friday, Jul 12


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This week in Rockton, South Beloit, and Roscoe: coloring for cancer, live music, teens at the library, a preacher at the park, travel to the Finger Lakes, jam at the Dari Ripple, food pantry, pool party, read outdoors, bike night, cruise nights, story time under a tree, practice your Spanish, and shop the sidewalks of Rockton.

23 events this week on our calendar: Friday, Jul 5 - Friday, Jul 12

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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 "cards of hope" that will be sent to cheer up cancer victims. Supplies are provided, all you've gotta do is color. [more details]


Other Events

Free Tennis Lessons - Fri Jul 5 4:30 pm

Hononegah High School

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. [more details]

Live Music: Vince Amore - Fri Jul 5 6:00 pm

Hidden Creek Estates

Wine bar open from 3 - 10 p.m., with sangria, wine, beer or whiskey.  Music by Vince Amore from 6 - 9 p.m. Vince has had the honor to share the stage with a vast variety of accomplished artists ranging from Frankie Avalon to Luciano Pavarotti. Be it songs performed by the likes of Tony Bennett, Bobby Darrin, Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli etc., or songs personally created by Vince, he strives to express the pure joy that the songs strive to portray.  [more details]

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

After the Vine

6 - 9 p.m. Free.
Carson Hall is an indie songwriter based out of Machesney Park. His songs include "A Million Miles Away" and "Time Machine." [more details]

Live Music: Lady and the Tramp - Sun Jul 7 11:00 am

Hidden Creek Estates

Lady and the Tramp can be a funky, classy & fun musical duo, or they can bring a 3 or 4 piece band for weddings, corporate, functions, wineries, cafes etc. They play 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The wine bar open is from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., with sangria, wine, beer and even whiskey, for those who drink whiskey.
[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]

Talcott Library Teen Advisory Board - Mon Jul 1 4:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

Calling all teens (grades 6-12)! Talcott Free Library wants to hear from you. Help us make decisions on teen programming, book choices, and more, while earning volunteer hours by joining our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Former and new members in grades 6-12 are welcome. [more details]

Teen Writers Club - Mon Jul 8 4:00 pm

Talcott Free Library

4-5 p.m. Do you like to write short stories, poetry, or prose (such as news articles, maybe)? Come share your work and get feedback from other writers like you. Optional writing prompts provided. For ages 13-19.
[more details]

Roscoe Travelers Club Meeting: Finger Lakes Fall - Mon Jul 8 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.
Join us to learn about the unique history, culture, and scenic beauty of New York's Finger Lakes region, near Lake Ontario.
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]

South Beloit Library Board Meeting - Mon Jul 8 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]

Monday Night Jazz Jam at M & M Dari Ripple - Mon Jul 8 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]

Rat Baxter at Bike Night - Tue Jul 9 6:00 pm

Mustangs Bar & Grill

Bike Night is every Tuesday at Mustangs Bar Grill. Great live bands in the outdoor bar.
On Tuesday July 9, Rat Baxter will play party rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.  [more details]

Summer Reading Pool Party at Rockton Pool - Tue Jul 9 6:30 pm

Village Green Park

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  South Beloit Public Library and Talcott Free Library invite all pre-K to 5th grade children signed up for our summer reading program, along with their caregivers, to join us at Walt Williamson Pool for a summer reading celebration. You don't even have to whisper. No library books allowed in the pool, though. No dogs allowed either, until maybe the end of the season. [more details]

Pages & Paths - Wed Jul 10 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.  [more details]

Rockton River Market: Bill and Jim's Most Excellent Acoustic Adventure - Wed Jul 10 5:00 pm

Settlers Park

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

Cruise Night at the Museum - Wed Jul 10 5:00 pm

Historic Auto Attractions Museum

Cruise Night at Historic Auto Attractions is back and better than ever! Check out cool cars, listen to great music and grab some yummy food. Join us for family fun with more games and contests than ever before! This free outdoor event is perfect for all ages. While you're here, don't forget to check out the museum with discounted admission. Groove to the beats, indulge in delicious food, and most importantly, check out the amazing cars! [more details]

Roscoe Township Board Meeting - Wed Jul 10 7:00 pm

Roscoe Township

Roscoe Township holds its monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at the Township Offices. The public is welcome to attend. [more details]

Spanish Club - Wed Jul 10 7:00 pm

Roscoe Township Community Center

2nd & 4rd Wednesdays of the month. Improve your Spanish for travel, work, and friendship. New topic each session and typically a fun game.
Topic this week: ¡Vamos des Vacaciones! Useful phrases for travel.

Enrich your travels as well as daily interactions and challenge your brain with Spanish conversation! Spanish Conversation Club is a place to have fun and gain confidence in speaking with the goal of progress over perfection.
This is a zero-pressure club. [more details]

Old Stone Church Food Pantry - Thu July 11 9:00 am

Old Stone Church

9 – 11 a.m. every Thursday. If you reside in the Hononegah/South Beloit School Districts, help is available for you. Please bring a photo I.D. and a piece of mail to provide proof of residency. That is all you need. It is that simple. This food pantry has been operating in Rockton for 30 years, assisting around 60 families each week on average. [more details]

Roscoe Village Center Cruise Nights - Thu July 11 5:00 pm

Roscoe Village Center

5- 8 p.m. Classic cars and live DJ in the parking lot, second Thursday of the month. Plus: car shop, DJ Joe Locke, games and prizes. [more details]

Little Science Storytime - Fri July 12 10:00 am

Nature at the Confluence

Our summer story time with the South Beloit Public Library returns! Join us on Friday mornings or Sunday afternoons for reading and activity time under our cottonwood tree. Recommended for children ages 3-5, this series will introduce our local plant and animal friends to help build nature vocabulary, as well as Spanish and American Sign Language vocabulary. [more details]

Downtown Rockton's Summer Sidewalk Sale - Fri and Sat July 12-13 10:00 am

Downtown Rockton

Join us for two days of sales galore on the streets of Downtown Rockton! Participating businesses are located along Main St., Hawick St., and Blackhawk Blvd. Then on Saturday, July 13, we'll close out the sales with the second Summerpalooza with live music starting at 5 p.m. and going until 10 p.m. We'll have retro and vintage games for people to play too, and we'd love to see you dressed up in your best vintage summer clothing! [more details]

Live Music: An Evening with Chris Lewis - Fri July 12 7:00 pm

Louie's Tap House

Chris Lewis brings soothing acoustic serenades aged in oak barrels with notes of smokey ambiance and velvety vocals. [more details]

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

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