Calendar

Apr
17
Sat
Free Oak Sapling Giveaway for Earth Day at Nature At The Confluence
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nature At The Confluence celebrates Earth Day with a Free Oak Sapling distribution.

Saturday, April 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m – Free Oak Sapling Distribution (available while supplies last). Nature At The Confluence, 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit. Learn more.

Take home a free bare-root Bur Oak, Red Oak, or Swamp White Oak sapling to plant as part of Rock River Trail’s efforts to restore habitat along this 320-mile National Water Trail.

For the 11th year in a row, the Rock River Trail will distribute 10,000 Bur Oak, Red Oak, and Swamp White Oak 1-3 ft. tall bare-rooted saplings along the Rock River corridor in mid-April. Chad Pregracke, president of Living Lands and Waters’ One Million Trees program, has graciously donated over 100,000 trees to the Rock River Trail Initiative and our watershed over the last 11 years. The trees are distributed to eleven counties in Illinois and Wisconsin which border the Rock River. The goal is to re-establish native, nut-bearing, hardwood trees along waterways to help reduce erosion, improve water & air quality, provide shelter and food for wildlife, and to improve biodiversity. The trees should be planted near the Rock River or near the mouth of one of its tributaries. Trees are available for the public sector: city, county, state, parks, preserves and conservation areas, and for private individuals on farms, residences and businesses along the Rock River—all free of charge.

Apr
19
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

May
3
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
May 3 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

May
10
Mon
Library Board Meeting
May 10 @ 7:00 pm

South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Monday at 7 pm.

May
17
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
May 17 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Jun
7
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Jun
14
Mon
Library Board Meeting
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm

South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Monday at 7 pm.

Jun
21
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Jul
5
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Jul
11
Sun
“This Land Is Your Land” Folk Songs of Woodie Guthrie featuring Bucky Halker | Time Traveler Series @ Nature at the Confluence
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is a program Of Our “Time Traveler Series” which is supported by a grant from the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.  Bucky’s performance is brought to the community through the Illinois Road Scholar program.

  • This is a free program for all ages.
  • This program will be held outdoors. Please bring lawn chairs.

Program Details: Illinois Folk Singer Bucky Halker will  have you spellbound as he musically weaves the story of the people who labored and lived at the confluence land…from the men who rode the rails and lived in encampments during the depression era, to the Irish workers who toiled to build the railroads, and the men who labored in the foundries We invite you to join Bucky Halker for a musical program with commentary that features folksongs of Illinois and songs from Woodie Guthrie.

Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) is America’s most legendary folksong writer. His music continues to uplift and excite musicians and audiences around the world. Inspired by Guthrie’s most famous song, This Land Is Your Land features the performance (guitar and vocal) of several Guthrie songs, as well as commentary on the time period and each song. The program also places Guthrie and his music in a larger historical context while also offering details on his life.

About the presenter: Bucky Halker is a musician and historian with 15 albums to his credit, including “Anywhere But Utah: Songs of Joe Hill” (2015), honoring martyred Swedish labor songster Hill, “The Ghost of Woody Guthrie” (2012), an original music tribute to Guthrie, and “Welcome to Labor Land,” featuring renditions of historic labor protest songs from Illinois. Halker, a Ph.D. in labor history, is the author of For Democracy, Workers, and God: Labor Song-Poems and Labor Protest, 1865-1895 and the producer-scholar for the Folksongs of Illinois CD series, vols. 1-5. He has received numerous awards, including the Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center in 2012, and served as guest professor in Germany at Carl von Ossietzky University in 2016. Since 2007 he has been the director of Company of Folk, an organization devoted to folk and ethnic arts and traditions in Illinois.

Website: http://www.buckyhalker.com

Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Illinois General Assembly [through the Illinois Arts Council Agency], as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by speakers, program participants, or audiences do not necessarily reflect those of the NEH, Illinois Humanities, our partnering organizations, or our funders.

 

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Jul
12
Mon
Library Board Meeting
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Monday at 7 pm.

Jul
19
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Aug
2
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Aug
9
Mon
Library Board Meeting
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm

South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Monday at 7 pm.

Aug
16
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Sep
6
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Sep
7
Tue
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Please note, this is meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 7 due to Labor Day. 

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.

Sep
10
Fri
Beloit Heritage Days Weekend
Sep 10 – Sep 12 all-day

We invite you to come dig up some historic adventures during Beloit Heritage Days – September 10-12, 2021.

The Beloit Heritage Days Passport will  be your guide on your history-hunting trek throughout Beloit as you explore over 12 free events & historic sites over the three-day celebration. Come delve into the rich and fascinating history of the people who made this beautiful place along the Rock River their home. 

Nature At The Confluence and the Beloit Historical Society are teaming up to bring over 12 organizations together to offer an exciting weekend of learning, hands on activities, tours, and other fun activities for the whole family. 

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Sep
13
Mon
Library Board Meeting
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm

South Beloit Library Board of Trustees will meet virtually through Zoom online this Monday at 7 pm.

Sep
20
Mon
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting @ South Beloit City Hall | South Beloit | Illinois | United States

Regular City Council Meetings are scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 5:00PM.
All meetings are held at South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd. in the City Council Chambers. The public is welcome to attend.

All special City Council Meetings, Council Committee Meetings, and Council Advisory Meetings will be held with at least a 48 hour notice.