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Thursday, Aug. 15

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.

TALCOTT FREE LIBRARY, 101 E. Main St., Rockton. "Organizing 101: Back to School Basics" with Jennifer Barnes at 6 p.m. Free program.

WILD ONES monthly program at 7 p.m. at Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, Physical Education Center PEC0110 (lower level). "Native Shrubs and Trees for Birds and Bees" with David Stevens. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 779-537-8939.

GRINNELL HALL SENIOR CENTER, 631 Bluff St., Beloit, "What the Tech" at 1 p.m. For members and non-members. Free class. Bring your cell phones, tablets or laptops and your questions. Pre-register by calling 608-364-2875.

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 NEW LIFE CHURCH, 1146 Grant St., will host a Free Community Dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 608-365-2652.

FRIENDS OF BECKMAN MILL will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Beckman Mill County Park shelter for a general meeting and pot luck. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass, their own table service and a beverage. A brief meeting will follow the picnic. For more information, call 608-751-1551.

Friday, Aug. 16

MUSIC AT HARRY'S PLACE free outdoor concert from 7-9 p.m. at Harry Moore Pavilion, 1160 Riverside Drive, Beloit, featuring Dave Potter Trio.

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 That Gurl. Lunch from Merrill and Houston's for $7.

Saturday, Aug. 17

SPRING CREEK UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, hosts the Concert on the Creek 7 p.m. with The Lone Canary. Admission is free. Donations welcome.

NATURE AT THE CONFLUENCE, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, Nature Kids: What Did the Ho-Chunk Grow? at 10 a.m. Free program for ages 7-11.

BMHS CLASS OF 1954 will hold its 65th high school reunion from 4-7 p.m. at Rotary River Center, 1160 Riverside Drive, Beloit. Attendees may bring beer and/or wine. A $5 contribution per person is requested. For more information, call John at 608-302-2577.

WESTSIDE FLAG CORPS Mini-Carnival and Raffle fundraiser from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Alibi, 1180 S. Madison Road.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH and UNITED CHURCH OF BELOIT will sponsor free school supplies for grades K-12 at noon at the Beloit Historical Society, 845 Hackett St., Beloit.

Sunday, Aug. 18

ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA CHURCH, 201 Buckbee St., Rockford, 38th Annual Polish Fest from 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Music, dancing, polish foods, games, Bingo, raffles and more. Free entry. All are welcome.

BECKMAN MILL will hold a special corn grinding day from 1-4 p.m. Museum and gift shop will be open. Admission is a requested donation of $3 per adult. For more information, call 608-751-1551.

Monday, Aug. 19

JUSTICE OVERCOMING BORDERS' Scoopie Night at Culver's in Beloit from 4-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

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.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 21

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

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

FOREST PRESERVES OF ROCK COUNTY Regular Board Meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at Severson Dells Nature Center, Rockford. Those wishing to address the board must call 815-877-6100 in advance.

Thursday, Aug. 22

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

Friday, Aug. 23

FRIENDS OF RIVERFRONT will host the Movie on the Big Lawn with activites and food starting at 6:30 p.m. Movie "Coco" starts at dusk. Raindate is Aug. 25.

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 Susan Picking and the Leg Up Band. Lunch will be available for purchase for $7.

Saturday, Aug. 24

SPRING CREEK UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, hosts the Concert on the Creek 7 p.m. with River City Sound Chorus/Sweet Adelines. Admission is free. Donations welcome.

DELAVAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 213 S. 2nd St., Delavan, grilled pork chop dinner from 4-7 p.m. Advanced tickets are $12, at the door is $13. Kids ages 3-10 are $6.

HOO'S WOODS will hold "Wings and Wine" from 4-7 p.m. at Tallgrass Prairie, 3129 E. County Road N, Milton. Tickets are $30 online or $35 at the door. Ages 3-12 are $10. More details at hooswoods.org.

Sunday, Aug. 25

MUSICA MAXIMA will feature Hannah Tobias, flute, Johanna Baldwin, piano, and Max Yount, organ and accompaniment, in concert at 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 801 Bushnell St., Beloit. Free admission, freewill offering will be taken.

SKIP'S FRIENDLY VILLAGE, 5321 Jefferson St., Afton, will host the 11th annual Hospice Breakfast from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost is $13 for steak, eggs, cheesy potatoes, toast or $7 for eggs, cheesy potatoes, toast. Proceeds benefit Beloit Regional Hospice.

Monday, Aug. 26

DANCING AT HARRY'S PLACE at Harry Moore Pavilion, 1160 Riverside Drive, Beloit. Lessons at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m.

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

TALCOTT FREE LIBRARY, 101 E. Main St. "Sordid and Scandalous Lake Geneva" program at 6:30 p.m. with Michael Rehberg.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

NATURE AT THE CONFLUENCE, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, Cameras at the Confluence from 6:30-8 p.m. Free progrgam. "Light, Camera, Action!" Sports photography, action shooting. For photographers of all skill levels, no registration is required.

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.

KIDS FUN AND DRAMA (KFAD) registration for their new fall show "Madagascar Jr." from 4-5 p.m. The cost is $125. Every child will receive a part.

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

Wednesday, Aug. 28

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

BELOIT PUBLIC LIBRARY and FIRST CLASS COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL 4th Annual Reading For Haircuts from 3-6 p.m. at 306 State St., Beloit. School-aged children 5-18 receive free hair cuts while reading in the stylist chair. No appointment necessary.

Thursday, Aug. 29

KIDS FUN AND DRAMA (KFAD) registration for their new fall show "Madagascar Jr." from 4-5 p.m. The cost is $125. Every child will receive a part.

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

Friday, Aug. 30

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 Denny Diamond. Lunch will be available for purchase from Fresco Fajita House for $7.

Saturday, Aug. 31

SPRING CREEK UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, hosts the Concert on the Creek 7 p.m. with Barb City Stompers. Admission is free. Donations welcome.

Tuesday, Sept. 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

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

Thursday, Sept. 5

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

THE BELOIT INTERMEDIATE WOMEN'S CLUB will meet for lunch at noon at the Ironworks Hotel, 500 Pleasant St., Beloit. The program will be "Becca's Closet." To cancel your reservation, call Sandi at 815-543-4194 by Sept. 1.

Friday, Sept. 6

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 Detour. Lunch will be available for purchase from Lucy's #7 Burger Bar for $7.

ROSCOE LIONS CLUB Fall Festival from 5-10 p.m. at Leland Park, 5727 Broad St., Roscoe. Rides, Bingo, food, music, raffles.

Saturday, Sept. 7

SPRING CREEK UCC, 4500 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, hosts the Concert on the Creek 7 p.m. with Arch Smith. Admission is free. Donations welcome.

NATURE AT THE CONFLUENCE, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, Nature Kids: Who Lived in These Woods? at 10 a.m. Free program for ages 7-11.

ROSCOE LIONS CLUB Fall Festival from noon-10 p.m. at Leland Park, 5727 Broad St., Roscoe. Rides, Bingo, food, music, raffles.

BELOIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Historical Cemetery Walking Tour from 10-11 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery, 1221 Clary St., Beloit. No cost. All ages welcome, no pets please.

AMERICAN LEGION WEST-FIELD POST 48, 236 St. Lawrence Ave., Beloit, will hold a flag retirement ceremony with gun salute at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

Sunday, Sept. 8

MACKTOWN LIVING HISTORY, 2221 Freeport Road, Rockton, 2nd Sunday event from 2-4 p.m. Free admission. "Archaeology at Macktown." Buildings and grounds also open.

BECKMAN MILL, 11600 So. County Road H, Heritage Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic demonstrations, soldiers, food, music.

ROSCOE LIONS CLUB Fall Festival from noon-8 p.m. at Leland Park, 5727 Broad St., Roscoe. Rides, Bingo, food, music, raffles, fireworks.

ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC PARISH, 716 Shu-Lar Lane, Clinton, Annual Pork Chop Dinner, bake sale and meat raffle will be from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tickets are: adults, $12; kids aged 6-12, $6; age 5 and younger, free. There will also be a Mass at 10 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 9

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

Tuesday, Sept. 10

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.

ST. JOHN'S WOMENS GUILD will have a Scoopie Night from 4-8 p.m. at the Beloit Culver's, 2676 Cranston Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

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

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.

Friday, Sept. 13

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 will be available 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.

MERICAN 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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

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

Thursday, Sept. 26

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

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.

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.

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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