Stateline Area Community Calendar

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Thursday, Sept. 12

BHS CLASS OF 1948 will meet at 1 p.m. for lunch at Sophia's Restaurant, 3201 S. Riverside Drive. No reservations required. Guests are welcome.

THURSDAY MORNING AL-ANON will meet at 10 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 749 Bluff St., Beloit.

BMHS CLASS OF 1958 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Sophia's Restaurant, 3201 S. Riverside Drive, for lunch. No reservations needed, guests are welcome.

ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN will hold a Memory Cafe from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd. For those with mild memory loss, cognitive impairment or early Alzheimer's.

BMHS CLASS OF 1959 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Cartunes, 2640 Prairie Ave., Beloit.

NAACP BELOIT BRANCH #3251 will meet at 6 p.m. at 2639 Sunshine Lane. Membership is $30 and includes a subscription to Crisis magazine.

Friday, Sept. 13

BELOIT PUBLIC LIBRARY, 605 Eclipse Blvd., First Brigade Band will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. Civil War period brass band performs on antique instruments. No cost to attend.

FRIDAYS IN THE PARK free live music from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at First National Bank Plaza, corner of State Street and Grand Avenue, Beloit, featuring The Bluegrass Reunion Band. Lunch for purchase from Zen Shushi for $7.

Saturday, Sept. 14

RESONATE CHURCH, 2707 Bond Place, Janesville, hosts swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. with a social dance for teens/adults from 7:45-10 p.m. Cost is $5. Beginners welcome.

ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Greenwich Village Art Fair at the Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5. Over 100 juried artists, music, food, kids activities.

ROCK RIVER VALLEY CARVERS 14th annual Carving Show and Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rock County Fairgrounds, Craig Center, 1301 Craig Ave., Janesville. Admission is free, donations accepted. For more information, visit www.rockrivervalleycarvers.com.

BELOIT'S 10TH ANNUAL RIBFEST to benefit Beloit Regional Hospice will start at noon at The Rock Bar and Grill, 101 Maple Ave.

BELOIT COLLEGE Folk and Blues Music Festival from 7 p.m.-midnight at Pearsons Quad, 700 College St., Beloit.

AMERICAN LEGION WEST-FIELD POST 48, 236 St. Lawrence Ave., Beloit, monthly combined Legion Family meeting at 10 a.m. All honorably discharged veterans and their families who have served at least one day since World War II are invited to attend and join the American Legion family.

FAIRBANKS SOUTH PLANT annual breakfast at 9 a.m. at Sophia's Restaurant, 3201 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit. Guests welcome. For more information, call 608-365-8621.

PRO-LIFE WISCONSIN-ROCK COUNTY CHAPTER will meet at 10 a.m. in the classroom at the Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd. All are welcome. For more information, email plwrcc@charter.net.

BRODHEAD CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, E201 23rd St., Brodhead, will have their 25th Annual Fall Fish Boil from 4:30-7 p.m. Cod, potatoes, carrots, coleslaw, dump cake. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 at the church office, 608-897-2917.

Sunday, Sept. 15

ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Greenwich Village Art Fair at the Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $5. Over 100 juried artists, music, food, kids activities.

MONROE ARTS CENTER will feature David Newman in concert at 2 p.m. at MAC's Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall, 1315 11th St., Monroe. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 or younger. Tickets available online at www.monroeartscenter.

KLEHM ARBORETUM AND BOTANIC GARDENS Hot Diggity Dog Festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pet-related vendors, adoption agencies, doggy costume contest, entertainment, food and drink for purchase. Dogs welcome. Tickets are $8 at the gate, $5 for members and ages 4-12.

Monday, Sept. 16

ROCK COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING will present Dementia Live from 1-5:30 p.m. at the Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd. Briefly experience the challenges of a person living with dementia. To reserve a time slot, call 608-758-8455.

TALCOTT FREE LIBRARY, 101 E. Main St., Rockton, program at 6 p.m. "From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830-1861" with Kevin Wood.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

BELOIT REGIONAL HOSPICE Grief Support Group will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the BRH office, 655 3rd St., Suite 200. Group is free; pre-registration is requested.

ROCK COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY meets at 6:30 p.m. at the restored carriage house at 450 N. Jackson St., Janesville, behind the Tallman House. Program is "Leaving Europe for the new World: Documents of Emigration from German-Speaking Europe" with Antje Petty. Free and open to the public.

AL-ANON will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 212 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. Use Garden Lane entrance off Bluff Street. District Al-Anon Helpline is 608-756-1720.

GOLDEN K KIWANIS CLUB final meeting at 9 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 749 Bluff St., Beloit. Program by new superintendent. The public is welcome.

BMHS CLASS OF 1955 will meet at 11 a.m. at Road Dawg in Beloit. All classmates are welcome.

IRISH MARCHING SOCIETY will hold "An Evening of Irish Music" featuring One For the Foxes from 7-9 p.m. at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 406 N. Main St., Rockford. Tickets are $25 at the door. For more information, visit www.irishmarchingsociety.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

FRIENDS OF AL-ANON will meet at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell St., Beloit.

ROCK COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING Family Caregiver Information Series at 2 p.m. at 3328 Highway 51 N., Janesville. No cost to attend. Pre-register by calling 608-758-8455.

BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD: GREAT MUSICALS at 6 p.m. at the Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd. Film is "Dangerous When Wet." Refreshments provided.

Thursday, Sept. 19

WALWORTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY welcomes historian Jim Gibbons at 3 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 103 E. Rockwell, Elkhorn. Program will be highlights of the life of Alexander Hamilton. Admission free, donations accepted.

NATURE AT THE CONFLUENCE, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, Community Fire and Drum Circle from 6:30-8 p.m. Free family event, s'mores.

THURSDAY MORNING AL-ANON will meet at 10 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 749 Bluff St., Beloit.

DIVERSITY ACTION TEAM OF ROCK COUNTY presents "Anti-Human Trafficking in Rock County" from 6:30-8 p.m. at Craig High School, 401 S. Randall Ave., entrance #37, Janesville. Free program, the public is invited. For more information, call 608-752-5445, ext. 218.

BELOIT NOON LIONS monthly board meeting will be at 11 a.m., with regular meeting to follow, upstairs at Boundaries, 3807 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit. Lunch will follow downstairs after the meeting.

WILD ONES monthly program at 7 p.m. at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, Physical Education Center PEC0110 (lower level). "Common Spiders of the Midwest" with P.J. Liesch. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 779-537-8939.

BELOIT NEW LIFE CHURCH, 1146 Grant St., free Community Dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Food and fellowship. For more information, call the church office at 608-365-2652.

ECOLAB RETIREES luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Domenico's, 547 E. Grand Ave., Beloit. For more information, call Duane at 608-752-3735.

BELOIT POLICE RETIREES breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. at Sophia's Resturant, 3201 Riverside Drive, Beloit. For more information, call Kurt at 608-365-4145.

Friday, Sept. 20

FRIDAYS IN THE PARK free live music from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at First National Bank Plaza, corner of State Street and Grand Avenue, Beloit, featuring Zweifel Brothers. Lunch will be available for purchase from Velvet Buffalo for $7.

NICHOLAS CONSERVATORY AND GARDENS, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, Glow in the Garden Festival from 6-9 p.m. 5K run and kids fun run. Lanterns for $5. For more information, visit www.nicholasconservatory.com.

DOWNTOWN BELOIT ASSOCIATION Oktoberfest from 5:30-11 p.m. at the 300 block of State Street. German beer, music and food. $5 admission.?

ROCK COUNTY SENIOR FAIR will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Convention Center, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville. No cost to attend. Exhibitors, health screenings, pneumonia, flu and shingle shots, free workshops and more.

ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL performance at 7 p.m. at The West Side Show Room, 1414 N. Main St., Rockford. Free admission. For more information, visit www.thewssr.org.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENT 623 will meet at 1 p.m. at the Beloit VFW, 2711 S. Afton Road.

Saturday, Sept. 21

NICHOLAS CONSERVATORY AND GARDENS, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, Glow in the Garden Festival from 6-9 p.m. Family activities with admission, lanterns for $5. For more information, visit www.nicholasconservatory.com.

BRITISH INTEREST GROUP OF WISCONSIN AND ILLINOIS (BIGWILL) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon at the Community Church, 5714 Broadway, Richmond, Ill. Guest speaker will be Tina Beaird on "Adding Social Media to Your Genealogy Repertoire."

ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL performance at 7 p.m. at The West Side Show Room, 1414 N. Main St., Rockford. Free admission. For more information, visit www.thewssr.org.

Sunday, Sept. 22

ROCKFORD INTERFAITH COUNCIL will hold Open Houses of Worship from 1:30-4:30 p.m. beginning at Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Drive, Rockford, and then driving to the Muslim Community Center, 5921 Darlene Drive. Individuals and groups welcome. For more information, call Phyllis Peterson at 815-633-0492.

Monday, Sept. 23

OLD STONE CHURCH, 101 E. Union St., Rockton, Substance Abuse/Suicide Grief Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

BELOIT REGIONAL HOSPICE Grief Support Group will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the BRH office, 655 3rd St., Suite 200. Group is free; pre-registration is requested.

AL-ANON will meet at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 212 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. Use Garden Lane entrance off Bluff Street. District Al-Anon Helpline is 608-756-1720.

BELOIT EVENING LIONS meeting at 7 p.m. at Boundaries, 3807 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. off the menu. For more information, call Joe Murray at 608-751-5503.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN will have a unit meeting and program at 9:30 a.m. at River of Life UMC, 2345 Prairie Ave., Beloit. "Senior Lifestyle Concierge" presented by Laura Doll. All are invited.

FRIENDS OF AL-ANON will meet at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell St., Beloit.

DELAVAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 213 S. 2nd St., Delavan, will hold a Harvest Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Turkey and biscuits, squash, beans, jello, pie. Tickets are $12, ages 6-12 are $7, under 6 is free. Carry-outs available.

ROCK COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL and WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS are hosting their 9th Annual Resource Fair from 1-3 p.m. in Room K of the Rock County Job Center, 1900 Center Ave., Janesville, supporting anyone involved with the criminal justice system, their families, friends and supporters.

Thursday, Sept. 26

THURSDAY MORNING AL-ANON will meet at 10 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 749 Bluff St., Beloit.

Friday, Sept. 27

NATURAL LAND INSTITUTE (NLI) 6th Annual Nature Poetry and Prose event at 6:30 p.m. at Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit. Admission is free for NLI members and $5 for non-members. Registration requested by Sept. 26 at www.NaturalLand.org.

Saturday, Sept. 28

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION Walk to End Alzheimer's event at 10 a.m. at Riverside Park Pavillion, Beloit. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. or online at alz.org/walk.

Sunday, Sept. 29

NATURE AT THE CONFLUENCE, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, Cameras at the Confluence from 6:30-8 p.m. Free progrgam. "Capturing Color and the Golden Hour" Get ready to capture the beautiful colors of fall. For photographers of all skill levels, no registration is required.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

BELOIT SENIOR FAIR will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Eclipse Center, corner of Riverside Drive and Henry Avenue. Live music, door prizes, over 60 exhibitors, shots and health screenings. Free admission, wheel chairs available.

Saturday, Oct. 5

WILLOW GLEN ALPACA FARM, 21000 Leroy Center Road, Capron, Ill., will hold an open house from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn about alpacas, additional vendors. Free event.

ST. ANSKAR CHURCH, 4801 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, Candy Cane Bazaar and Bake Sale from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Handmade gifts, holiday items, door prizes.

Sunday, Oct. 6

BELOIT JANESVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will perform "Music of America: Dvorak's New World Symphony and Beyond" at 2 p.m. at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S. Main St. Pre-concert chat at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students 16 and older, free for ages 15 and under. Tickets available at the door or at www.janesvillepac.org.

Saturday, Oct. 12?

DOWNTOWN BELOIT ASSOCIATION Wine Walk from 2-5 p.m. Wine tastings at several shops throughout historic downtown. Cost is $25. For more information, visit downtownbeloit.com.

RESONATE CHURCH, 2707 Bond Place, Janesville, hosts swing dance lessons at 7 p.m. with a social dance for teens/adults from 7:45-10 p.m. Cost is $5. Beginners welcome.

Sunday, Oct. 13

MACKTOWN LIVING HISTORY, 2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, 2nd Sunday event from 2-4 p.m. Free admission. "Preserving the Harvest." Find out how people preserved food before refrigeration. Buildings and grounds also open.

NATURE AT THE CONFLUENCE, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, Free program at 1 p.m. Kim Sigafus, Ojibwa author and speaker, will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language and history. Free program for all ages.

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Monday, Oct. 14

OLD STONE CHURCH, 101 E. Union St., Rockton, Substance Abuse/Suicide Grief Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

ROCK COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY meets at 6:30 p.m. at the restored carriage house at 450 N. Jackson St., Janesville, behind the Tallman House. Program is "Spooky Stories Volumne 1: The Salem Witch Trials" by Tom Skinner. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, Oct. 17

WALWORTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY welcomes historian Jim Gibbons at 3 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 103 E. Rockwell, Elkhorn. Program will be on the story of "The Iron Lady," Margaret Thatcher. Admission free, donations accepted.

Friday, Oct. 19

MACKTOWN LIVING HISTORY CENTER, 2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, Frenchman's Frolic from 5-8 p.m. Historic games, period crafts and traders. Free, family friendly.

KIWANIS CLUB OF BELOIT Pancake Day from 7 a.m.-noon at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 2222 Shopiere Road, Beloit. Pancakes with sausage. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 5-12, free for under age 4.

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE DETACHMENT 623 will meet at 1 p.m. at the Beloit VFW, 2711 S. Afton Road.

Saturday, Oct. 20

MACKTOWN LIVING HISTORY CENTER, 2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, Frenchman's Frolic from 5-8 p.m. Historic games, period crafts and traders. Free, family friendly.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

BELOIT TASTE OF THE CHAMBER from 5-8 p.m. at the Eclipse Center, Beloit. Food samples, beer tasting and more.

Saturday, Oct. 26

DOWNTOWN BELOIT Halloween Costume Parade and Party from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids costume parade on Grand Avenue followed by live music, entertainment and more.

Monday, Oct. 28

OLD STONE CHURCH, 101 E. Union St., Rockton, Substance Abuse/Suicide Grief Group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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