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Tuesday, Nov. 19

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 "Intro to Native American Resources" by Karen Weston. 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.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

BELOIT REGIONAL HOSPICE Grief Support Group meets from 12:30-2 p.m. at the BRH office, 655 3rd St., Suite 200. Group is free; pre-registration requested.

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

BELOIT COLLEGE Astronomy Observatory Night at Sanger Center for the Sciences at 6 p.m. Family friendly, dress for weather. For more information, email stanleyp@beloit.edu.

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

Thursday, Nov. 21

WALWORTH COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY welcomes historian Jim Gibbons at 3 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 103 E. Rockwell, Elkhorn. Program will be "The Life of Lincoln." Admission is free, donations will be accepted.

ECOLAB RETIREES will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at Domenico's, 547 E. Grand Ave. For more information, call Duane at 608-752-3735.

BELOIT NOON LIONS board meeting at 11 a.m., regular meeting at 11:30 a.m. upstairs at Boundaries, 3807 S. Riverside Dr., Beloit. Lunch to follow downstairs.

BELOIT COLLEGE Creative Strings Collective Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Eaton Chapel. Directed by Amber Dolphin.

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

BELOIT NEW LIFE CHURCH, 1146 Grant St., Beloit, will hold a free Thanksgiving Dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The community is invited. For more information, call 608-365-2652.

TALCOTT FREE LIBRARY, 101 E. Main St., Rockton, welcomes Kim Sigafus at 6 p.m. who will share local history of Native Americans in the area and perform Native drumming and singing.

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

Friday, Nov. 22

SOUTH BELOIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Christmas Open House from 4-8 p.m. at the Bushnell Wheeler House, 542 Wheeler Ave. Free event, donations accepted.

ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE MULTICULTURAL CLUB International Showcase at the RVC Stenstrom Center, 4151 Samuelson Road, Rockford. Dinner from 6-7, followed by entertainment from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $14 at the door or $10 in advance. For more information, call 815-921-4251.

Saturday, Nov. 23

CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 300 High St., Clinton, Holiday Cookie Walk and Harvest Luncheon from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cookies $3 per dozen. Lunch is $8 for adults, $3 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under.

SOUTH BELOIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Christmas Open House from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Bushnell Wheeler House, 542 Wheeler Ave., South Beloit. The event is free, donations accepted.

RIVER OF LIFE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2345 Prairie Ave., Beloit, Community-wide Thanksgiving Worship service at 7 p.m. Pastor James Ivy of New Zion Baptist is the preacher. Light refreshments afterwards.

Sunday, Nov. 24

SOUTH BELOIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Christmas Open House from 11 a.m-4 p.m. at the Bushnell Wheeler House, 542 Wheeler Ave., South Beloit. The event is free, donations accepted.

NATURE AT THE CONFLUENCE, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, Cameras at the Confluence at 2:30 p.m. Free program. "Sunrise, Sunset" with photographer Spencer Jelinkek who will discuss his technique. For photographers of all skill levels, no registration is required.

ROCKFORD INTERFAITH COUNCIL will hold an Interfaith Thanksgiving Program at 3 p.m. at Fisher Memorial Chapel, Rockford University, 5050 E. State St. Stanley Campbell will speak on "The History of Interfaith in Rockford." Free and open to the public. For more information, call Phyllis Peterson at 815-633-0492.

DURAND CHARM will host the 4th Annual Candy Cane Lane Craft Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Durand Schools, 200 W. South St., Durand, Ill. Christmas and holiday crafts and concessions. $2 per person, ages 12 and under are free.

Monday, Nov. 25

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

BELOIT COLLEGE Winds and Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Eaton Chapel, featuring the music of two Beloit College ensembles.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

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.

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.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW) will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Janesville Woman's Club Building, 108 S. Jackson St., Janesville. Program is "Downsizing Your Home" with Laura Doll.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 201 N. 1st St., Rockford, Sounds of the Season Noon Concert Series with Jean Anderson, organ, piano, bass and vocal. Soup lunch at 12:30 p.m, free will offering. Sponsored by Katie's Cup.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

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

Thursday, Nov. 28

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

Friday, Nov. 29

COIN CLUB will meet at 9 a.m. at Grinnell Hall Senior Center, 631 Bluff St., Beloit. Discussing counterfeit coins. You do not need to be a member to participate.

DOWNTOWN BELOIT Grand Lighted Holiday Parade from 5-8 p.m. Live music, tree lighting, followed by parade and festivities.

Monday, Dec. 2

BELOIT REGIONAL HOSPICE Grief Support Group will meet from 9-10 a.m. at the BRH office, 655 3rd St., Suite 200. Group is free; pre-registration is requested.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

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.

50 NORTH SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER presents a concert "Danny's Gone Rogue" from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Rockton Community Centre, 302 W. Main St., Rockton. The concert will feature traditional Irish tunes and is sponsored by First National Bank.

ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 925 5th Ave., Rockford, Sounds of the Season Noon Concert Series with Jodi Beach, piano, guiar, drum and vocal. Soup lunch at 12:30 p.m, free will offering. Sponsored by Katie's Cup.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

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

BMHS CLASS OF 1952 will meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Jerseys, 2770 Milwaukee Road, Beloit. Classmates in the area are welcome. No reservations are needed.

FABL FILM NIGHT at 6 p.m. at the Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd. "Welcome to Marwen" For adults. Free admission.

Thursday, Dec. 5

INTERMEDIATE WOMEN'S CLUB OF BELOIT will meet for lunch at noon at the Ironworks Hotel, 500 Pleasant St., Beloit. The program will be "The Beloit Memorial Jazz Band" To cancel your reservation, call Sandi at 815-543-4194 by Dec. 1.

BELOIT AREA RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION (BAREA) will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 749 Bluff St., Beloit. The program will be "The Musical Sounds of Christmas" with Rick Dehring and Lois Ulvin. Reservations to Sharon Prowse by Nov. 30 at 608-364-0539.

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

Friday, Dec. 6

DOWNTOWN BELOIT Holidazzle from 5-9 p.m. Artists in 30+ locations, live music, Santa visits, holiday treats, free trolley.

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SHARON invites the public to its village tree lighting from 5-9 p.m. There will be music, vendors, sled dogs riding up and down the streets, horse drawn wagons, lighted horse parade (7:30p.m.) and much more.

Saturday, Dec. 7

TINKER SWISS COTTAGE, 411 Kent St., Rockford, will host "Ghosts of Christmas Past" with Midwest Ghost Investigators at 7 p.m. The cost is $25 for non-members and $20 for Tinker members. Tickets can be reserved online at www.tinkercottage.com.

BETH EDEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3210 Huffman Blvd., Rockford, free Christmas event, "Love from Above," from noon-3 p.m. Local musical groups, Christmas shoppe, cookie walk, vendors.

RIVER OF LIFE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 2345 Prairie Ave., Beloit, will hold a Christmas Cookie Walk beginning at 9 a.m. until sold out. Cookies are $7 per pound.

WESLEY CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH will hold their Annual Holiday Breakfast and Bazaar from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 229 W. Grand Ave., Beloit. Price for breakfst is $10 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and under.

ST. HELEN'S PHILOPTOCHOS WOMEN'S ORGANIZATION will have a Christmas Bake Sale, Bazaar and Luncheon from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. 5th St., Rockford. Luncheon served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Special order spinach and cheese pie and pastichio by calling Kris at 815-865-5120.

Sunday, Dec. 8

MACKTOWN LIVING HISTORY, 2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, 2nd Sunday event from 2-4 p.m. Free admission. "Christmas." Find out what Christmas was like in the early 1800s. Buildings and grounds also open.

BELOIT COLLEGE Holiday Concert at 4:30 p.m. at Eaton Chapel. Holiday favorites conducted by Christopher Joyner.

Monday, Dec. 9

BELOIT REGIONAL HOSPICE Grief Support Group will meet from 9-10 a.m. at the BRH office, 655 3rd St., Suite 200. Group is free; pre-registration is requested.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 10

EMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 920 3rd Ave., Rockford, Sounds of the Season Noon Concert Series with Clea Arbogast, organ and piano. Soup lunch at 12:30 p.m, free will offering. Sponsored by Katie's Cup.

Thursday, Dec. 12

BELOIT JANESVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will hold a "pay what you can" Holiday Pops Concert at Beloit College's Eton Chapel at 7 p.m. Silent auction and raffle items, pictures with Santa, sing-along and refreshments.

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. Top is "Hymns and Christmas Carols Sing-a-Long."

Friday, Dec. 13

FRIENDS AT BELOIT LIBRARY, 605 Eclipse Blvd., Bag Day Book Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bag of books for $3.

Saturday, Dec. 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.

BELOIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY will have a Christmas Open House with Beloit native and author Jackie Dougan Jackson from 1:30-5 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 845 Hackettt St., Beloit. For more information, visit beloithistory.org.

FRIENDS AT BELOIT LIBRARY, 605 Eclipse Blvd., Bag Day Book Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Bag of books for $1.

Monday, Dec. 16

BELOIT REGIONAL HOSPICE Grief Support Group will meet from 9-10 a.m. at the BRH office, 655 3rd St., Suite 200. Group is free; pre-registration is requested.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 225 S 3rd St., Rockford, Sounds of the Season Noon Concert Series with Joseph Schenk, organ, piano, harpsichord and vocal. Soup lunch at 12:30 p.m, free will offering. Sponsored by Katie's Cup.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD: GREAT MUSICALS at 6 p.m. at the Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd. Film is "Meet Me in St. Louis." Refreshments provided.

Saturday, Dec. 21

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

Monday, Dec. 23

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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