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Apr
23

2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee

04/23/2014
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
La Casa Grande %u2014 618 Fourth St., Beloit

Come avenge your childhood spelling errors at the second annual Adult Spelling Bee! Set for Wednesday, April 23 at La Casa Grande, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Teams of four (4) are $100 (must be paid in advance) and spectators are $5 at the door. Teams are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign up early! Prizes for loudest heckler, spirit awards & team prizes! All proceeds go to support the Beloit Public Library.

http://beloitlibrarybash.com/adult-spelling-bee/

Apr
24

Beloit Public Library's 5th Anniversary Gala

04/24/2014
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Center

We will be hosting a variety of events during the week leading up to our anniversary party including an Adult Spelling Bee, Battle of the Books & book sales.

Apr
24

Play and Learn

Weekly on Thursdays
09:00 am - 10:30 am
Beloit Exchange Family Resource Center - 1221 Henry Avenue - Beloit

Open to caregivers and young children; there is no cost to attend.  Join us for playtime, circle time, songs, art time and more!

Apr
24

Friends at Beloit Library Annual Book Sale

09:30 am - 08:30 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Blvd. - Beloit

Join FABL for their Annual Book Sale this Thursday thru Saturday!

Thursday, April 24th -

9:30-10:30 AM: Preview for FABL members only (Memberships sold at the door)

10:30 - 8:30 PM: Open to Public

Friday, April 25th - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 26th - 9:30 Am - 1:00 PM

All books are 25 cents! OR buy a whole bag!

  • Thursday - $3.00/bag
  • Friday - $2.00/bag
  • Saturday - $1.00/bag

Find books for children and adults, hidden treasures and best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, and reference books! All proceeds are donated to the library!

Apr
24

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Weekly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beloit College Neese Theatre 700 College St. Beloit WI

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Beloit College theatre production
Thursday-Saturday, April 24-26, and Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3, 8 p.m.
Neese Theatre
Known as William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be featured as the first Shakespeare production by the Beloit College Theatre Department since 1997. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts John Kaufmann, this play portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors who stumble into an enchanted forest. Once there, they get caught in the crossfire of a quarrel between Oberon, the king of the fairies, and his queen Titania. When the mischievous fairy Puck applies a love potion to the wrong mortal and puts a donkey head on one of the actors, the comical confusion begins. General admission is $8.50, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students. Call the box office at 608-363-2755 for tickets.

Apr
25

Friends at Beloit Library Annual Book Sale

04/25/2014
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

Join FABL for their Annual Book Sale this Thursday thru Saturday!

Thursday, April 24th -

9:30-10:30 AM: Preview for FABL members only (Memberships sold at the door)

10:30 - 8:30 PM: Open to Public

Friday, April 25th - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 26th - 9:30 Am - 1:00 PM

All books are 25 cents! OR buy a whole bag!

  • Thursday - $3.00/bag
  • Friday - $2.00/bag
  • Saturday - $1.00/bag

Find books for children and adults, hidden treasures and best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, and reference books! All proceeds are donated to the library!

Apr
26

The Gathering at Macktown

04/26/2014 - 04/27/2014
12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Macktown Living History - Rockton

Macktown Living History is offering four free workshops for people interested in local histor, clothing construction, cam0ping, cooking, weaponry and tools of the early 1800's. Most of the participants are also interested in re-enacting, but there are always other areas of volunteerism that can be utilized during The Gatherings at Macktown. Participants will learn specific skills during each workshop and they do not have to attend all four. Participants may attend without obligation to the organization. Just come and learn in a fun environment!

For detailed information on Macktown Living History

Apr
26

Celebrating Nature's Kaleidoscope - A Community Earth Day Celebration

04/26/2014
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Riverside Park

Join the Welty Environmental Center, Visit Beloit, Friends of Riverfront, and the City of Beloit as we welcome community organizations to help us all celebrate Earth Day in Riverside Park.  At 10am the city will dedicate a plaque on the walking bridge on the river, at 11am Friends of Riverfront will have an art installment, and throughout the morning community organizations will have booths to help families celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature.  This event is free for families.  

Apr
26

Treasure Island Bash: Beloit Public Library\\\'s Five Year Anniversary

04/26/2014
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Center, Beloit

Ahoy, mateys! We're preparing to celebrate five grand years in our new building, how about joining us? Deadline to RSVP is Friday, April 18. Tickets: www.beloitlibrarybash.com

Apr
26

Healthy Kid's Day

04/26/2014
01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Stateline Family YMCA - 1865 Riverside Dr. - Beloit

On Saturday, April 26, the Stateline Family YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day® , the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, features games, healthy cooking demonstrations, family swim, family obstacle course and dodgeball to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.   

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, aims to get more kids moving and learning, so they can keep up the habit all summer long – a critical out-of-school time for kids’ health. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year.

Apr
26

Friends at Beloit Library Annual Book Sale

04/26/2014
09:30 am - 01:00 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

Join FABL for their Annual Book Sale this Thursday thru Saturday!

Thursday, April 24th -

9:30-10:30 AM: Preview for FABL members only (Memberships sold at the door)

10:30 - 8:30 PM: Open to Public

Friday, April 25th - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, April 26th - 9:30 Am - 1:00 PM

All books are 25 cents! OR buy a whole bag!

  • Thursday - $3.00/bag
  • Friday - $2.00/bag
  • Saturday - $1.00/bag

Find books for children and adults, hidden treasures and best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, and reference books! All proceeds are donated to the library!

Apr
26

The Gathering at Macktown

09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Macktown Living History 2221 Freeport Rd Rockton, Il 61072

You can talk with voyageurs, trappers, Native Americans, militiamen, settlers & craftsmen who have gathered to trade news and goods. We'll have demonstrations of blackpowder shooting, skirmishes, tomahawk throwing, and early crafts and lifeways. You can visit the Native American Village, Whitman Trading Post, the 1839 Mack House, voyageur camp, and more. The restoration of the furniture shop and school will be underway. This building was moved to Rockton and later donated to the history center. Volunteers dismantled the building and stored it for later reconstruction.

Period foods and crafts will be available for purchase.

Admission:
Adults $7.00
Students $5.00
Children under 6, FREE

Saturday April 26th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday April 27th, 9:00am-4:00pm

Rain or Shine, free parking for more information call 815-624-4200 or visit our Facebook page for Updates!

Apr
27

Volunteer Training Day

04/27/2014
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Beckman Mill County Park

BECOME A PART OF HISTORY AT BECKMAN MILL PARK
Visit Beckman Mill Park in rural Rock County to see a fully restored turn-of-the-century grain mill, museum in the original Beckman family home, visitor’s center, gift shop, beautiful gardens, and mill pond. Beckman Mill is operated and managed exclusively by volunteers. These Friends of Beckman Mill (FBM) are interested neighbors and friends who enjoy history and want to make a difference in their community.
Volunteers come from every walk of life and every age bracket too, from blue collar to professional, teen to college student, young parent to senior citizen. You are invited to join the fun while you help make history come alive: create, educate, and inspire!
There are volunteer opportunities to suit almost any interest. Tour guides for the mill and docents for the museum are always needed. Added opportunities include working in the gardens, maintaining the oak savannah, and even managing the gift shop. No experience? No problem! We train every volunteer to perform the tasks they most desire.
Learn more by attending one of these special Training Days at the Mill: Saturday, April 12th at 9:00am or Sunday, April 27th at 2:00pm. Training Day provides an overview of all the Mill Park has to offer, and the opportunity to meet and ask questions of current volunteers. Refreshments will be served at these orientation meetings.  

Apr
28

UW-Rock County Chamber Orchestra Concert

04/28/2014
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
UW-Rock County

The UW-Rock County Chamber Orchestra, which is comprised of students and community members, will present a concert that is free and open to the public. Event will be held in Kirk Denmark Theatre, Wells Cultural Center

Apr
28

Dave Potter and The Alley Kings Blues Jam

Weekly on Mondays
Sara's Pub - 1567 Madison Rd. - Beloit

Join us for Monday night Blues with Dave Potter and the Alley Kings Blues Jam

Apr
29

Zonta Club of Beloit Area Tribute to Women-Women of Distinction

04/29/2014
05:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Country Club of Beloit

The 37th Annual Zonta Tribute to Women Awards banquet pays tribute to women whose professional achievement, leadership, community service, integrity, and dedication to the lives of others and to the quality of life for all, recognizes them of women of distinction.

Contact information: Linda Hutson at 608-757-1000 or hutson@rccs.us for information and nomination forms.

Apr
30

"Perception: Where Mind Begins"

04/30/2014
07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

The Selzer Visiting Philosopher lecture by Tyler Burge, professor of philosophy at UCLA.

Co-sponsored by Phi Beta Kappa and the Selzer Visiting Philosopher program.

 

For full calendar and sign up

Apr
30

UW- Rock County Big Band Concert

04/30/2014
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
UW-Rock County - 2909 Kellogg ave - Janesville

Fun concert for everyone!

Apr
30

Aaron Shust Morning Rises Concert w/ Mikeschair

04/30/2014
07:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 N. Pontiac Dr. Janesville WI 53545

Coming off the successful album, Morning Rises, Aaron Shust will be featured with MIKESCHAIR, Jonny Diaz and Lauren Daigle to fulfill a night of music and ministry. Aaron Shust will be featuring the hit song “God of Brilliant Lights” (#2 Billboard AC).  Throughout the evening, Aaron will include popular radio singles like “My Hope is In You” and “My Savior My God” hoping to carry encouragement and peace through music.

May
01

Info Session at Cardinal Stritch University

The First Thursday of the Month
05:30 pm - 06:30 pm
Cradinal Stritch University: 27 Eclipse Center Dr. Beloit WI

See for yourself how Cardinal Stritch University’s College of Business and Management can help you continue your education. Each month, we hold information sessions at our Beloit learning center for prospective students. This will give you the opportunity to meet with current students, alumni, and faculty. Call now to reserve your spot.  414-410-8729.
You’ll learn about:

Our Programs: Choose from undergraduate or graduate programs in business, management, human services, information systems management, and more.

Where You Can Study: Weekly evening classes and online learning options make balancing work, family, and school more attainable.
Our Community: Cardinal Stritch University is values-based learning community, where you can build meaningful connections with industry-tested faculty and motivated classmates.

You’ll also have the opportunity to tour our facilities and receive information about financial aid.

Please reserve your spot by calling Angela at 414-410-8729

May
03

FISHING FOR KIDS

05/03/2014
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

For kids ages 7 to 12 only.  Introduction to fishing, fishing gear, tying a knot, casting demonstrations and the Backyard Bass Game.  Parent participation is strongly recommended.  Limit of 20 participants.  Registration is required. Presented by Dave Hoffman, Community Coordinator for Rock County Parks and licensed DNR Angler Instructor.

May
03

BIRDING 101

05/03/2014
08:00 am - 10:00 am
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

For adults. Join Tom Klubertanz of UW-Rock for a birding hike at Big Hill City Park.  Registration required.  Limit of 20 adults, call 608-364-2905.

May
03

Heritage Quilt Show 2014

05/03/2014
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church - 212 W. Grand Ave., Beloit

 The show will feature ten antique quilts from the Beloit Historical Society and 125 quilts and quilted items loaned by members and friends of the parish.  Show hours are from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and from noon to 4 pm on Sunday.
Admission is $5 with children under 10 years old free when accompanied by a paying adult.  A salad luncheon will be available at a cost of $5. There are four items – three quilts and a hand knit afghan - being raffled off as well, with chances only $1/ticket.  A “bed turning” features twelve of the quilts with the most interesting “histories” that will be revealed one at a time as the quilts are unfolded.  Door prizes will include 10 pair of tickets to Quilt Expo 2011 in Madison WI.  Come and spend some time with us in air conditioned comfort!  Money from the show and raffle will support the Heritage Building Fund which enables the parish’s ongoing renovation of our beautiful historic building.  

May
04

Heritage Quilt Show 2014

05/04/2014
12:00 pm - 04:00 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church - 212 W. Grand Ave., Beloit

The show will feature ten antique quilts from the Beloit Historical Society and 125 quilts and quilted items loaned by members and friends of the parish.  Show hours are from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and from noon to 4 pm on Sunday.
Admission is $5 with children under 10 years old free when accompanied by a paying adult.  A salad luncheon will be available at a cost of $5. There are four items – three quilts and a hand knit afghan - being raffled off as well, with chances only $1/ticket.  A “bed turning” features twelve of the quilts with the most interesting “histories” that will be revealed one at a time as the quilts are unfolded.  Door prizes will include 10 pair of tickets to Quilt Expo 2011 in Madison WI.  Come and spend some time with us in air conditioned comfort!  Money from the show and raffle will support the Heritage Building Fund which enables the parish’s ongoing renovation of our beautiful historic building.  

May
06

Spring Senior Preview Event

05/06/2014
11:30 am - 01:30 pm
UW-Rock County - 2909 Kellogg ave. - Janesville

High school seniors and their parents are invited to a special campus preview at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County in the Hyatt Smith Commons. It's the perfect chance to see why UW-Rock County really is the U for YOU! While you're here, look into academic programs, take a tour of our campus, meet UW-Rock County students, learn about admissions, get financial aid questions answered and discover more about campus life. Lunch is included. To register call 608-758-6565 ext. 200, register online at http://www.rock.uwc.edu/aboutus/visit/ or e-mail rckinfo@uwc.edu.

May
06

BIFF at UW-Rock: Jimmy in Pienk

05/06/2014
12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
UW-Rock County - 2909 Kellogg Ave. - Janesville

The Beloit International Film Festival will offer a free showing of this quirky romantic comedy from South Africa. Learn more at http://beloitfilmfest.org/biff/jimmy-pienk/.

May
08

UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra Concert

05/08/2014
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
UW-Rock County - 2909 Kellogg Ave. - Janesville

The UW-Rock County Youth Orchestra features promising young musicians from several communities. The concert is free and open to the public.  Will be held in Kirk Denmark Theatre.

May
09

Madrigal Dinner: Shakespeare, Lovers and Fools

05/09/2014
06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
UW-Rock County - 2909 Kellogg Ave. - Janesville

Delight in an evening of entertainment and dining that will take you back to the 15th century. Music, theatre, fencing and even a few potions will entertain guests while they enjoy a traditional madrigal dinner. The dinner will feature roasted pig, fish and fowl, as well as soup, salad, bread, green beans, roasted potatoes, cheese and fruit all capped off with a little wassail and some figgy pudding. The cost is $35 per person, which includes dinner and entertainment. To register, contact the Office of Continuing Education at (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or register online at http://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x15923538ac2.

May
10

OGHAM!

05/10/2014
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare!  Musical group Ogham will perform music as heard during Shakespeare's era in celebration of his "birthday."

May
13

FABL annual meeting

05/13/2014
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

Jessie Garcia presenting her book "My Life With the Green and Gold" in the meeting room.  Admission is free, refreshments provided.

May
14

UW-Rock County Concert Band

05/14/2014
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
UW-Rock County - 2909 Kellogg Ave. - Janesville

The UW-Rock County Concert Band, which is comprised of students and community members under the direction of Dr. Jeff Suarez, will host a performance featuring Jen Loomis on the bass clarinet. Admission is free, but a $2 donation is suggested to support the music program.
 

May
14

SIMPLY SYMPHONY--ZINGS WITH STRINGS

05/14/2014
06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

Beloit Janesville Symphony presents music for the whole family.

May
15

READ WITH LILLY, THE LIBRARY DOG

05/15/2014
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

Kids love to read with Lilly, our library dog!  Registration and parental permission required.  Lilly is a trained Reading Education Assistance Dog.

May
15

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

The Third Thursday of the Month
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Alibi, Bonnie's Bar & Grill, 11 80 Madison Rd., Beloit, Wi.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner served every third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

May
16

ArtWalk

05/16/2014 - 05/17/2014
Various participating businesses throughout Downtown Beloit

Join us to celebrate arts in Beloit! Enjoy a weekend of art and entertainment! Downtown businesses transform into fine-art galleries.  Featuring FREE Trolley rides.

Casual lookers and serious buyers will find hundreds of works from about 50 artists featured at over 25 venues, many offering hors de’oeuvres and live music!

Friday after hours, various venues heat up with live music, and restaurants and lounges offer enticing specials. Friday night, catch the free trolley connecting all parking and exhibition areas throughout the event.

Friday, 5pm-9pm and Saturday, 10am-2 pm

2014 Sponsors: 89.5 WNIJ News,Beloit Daily News, 99.9 WJVL, 1230 AM WCLO, BMO Harris Bank,and Jones Travel.

May
17

ACT Strategies Course Begins for those testing on 6/14

05/17/2014
08:00 am - 12:00 pm
UW-Rock County -2909 Kellogg Ave - Janesville

High school students taking the ACT on June 14 can get prepared and boost test scores with a series of prep classes offered by the Office of Continuing Education. Call (608) 758-6565 ext. 360 or register online at http://rock.uwc.edu/ce/collegePrep/.

May
17

FLY FISHING

05/17/2014
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

Bill Lazor of Trout Unlimited will present a program on everything you need to know to become a fly fisher.  For teens and adults.

May
18

VetsRoll Week

05/18/2014 - 05/21/2014
05:29 am - 09:25 pm
Eclipse Center- 3 Eclipse Blvd- Beloit

Join one of the most heartwarming and patriotic events in the nation when VetsRoll takes another 200 true American heroes of the WWII and Korean Eras to Washington, DC and back!!

This award-winning event kicks off early Sunday when the 11 coach caravan of ten Badger Buses, a media pilot coach and a support van, rolls out of the Eclipse Center and down Hwy 51 through a Beloit Fire Department water arch and returns Wednesday evening at approximately 9:30pm (time to be updated) to an unforgettable Victory Parade through Downtown Beloit; culminating in a massive welcome home and fireworks display!!

May
26

Memorial Day Parade

05/26/2014
09:00 am - 11:00 am
Starts in South Beloit

LIne up starts in South Beloit, IL at 8:00am. Parade starts at 9:00 follows Illinois Hwy 2, Blackhawk Blvd into downtown Beloit. Veteran's Memorial Service will be held at 11am in the South Beloit City Park.

For information 815-389-2716

 

 

May
29

READ WITH LILLY, THE LIBRARY DOG

05/29/2014
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Beloit Public Library - 605 Eclipse Center - Beloit

Kids love to read with Lilly, our library dog!  Registration and parental permission required.  Lilly is a trained Reading Education Assistance Dog.

Jun
07

Beloit Farmers' Market

Weekly on Saturdays
08:00 am - 01:00 pm
300 Block of State Street, 400 Block of East Grand Avenue and Gantry parking lot

Shop in a wonderful open-air market in the heart of historic Downtown Beloit. An award-winning community tradition spanning over 45 years, the Downtown Beloit Farmers’ Market continues to grow with over 90 vendors weekly selling local produce, organics, baked goods, honey, jams & jellies, herbs, bedding plants, fish, meat, eggs & cheese, fresh flowers, artisan crafts, scents & skin care. Rain or Shine!

Jun
16

BELOIT YOUTH TEAM TENNIS

Weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays
05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Wootton Park Tennis Courts - 1451 Fourth Street, Beloit

Early Registration by 5/23/14: $55
Registration by 6/6/14: $75
no refunds given after 5/23/14

Jun
20

Music and More

06/20/2014
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Riverside Park

Our first concert of the 2014 season and we bring back a friends favorite - Little Vito and The Torpedoes. Maybe you will see Elvis, maybe Tina Turner but you will have fun and it is free! Our sponsor is Beloit Health System.

Jul
04

Traditional Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks

07/04/2014
07:30 pm - 09:30 pm
Harry C. Moore Pavilion - Riverside Park - 1240 Riverside Dr.

Bring your lawn chairs and picnics; sit out under the stars for Beloit's Traditional "Pops on the Rocks" Concert preformed by the Beloit Janesville Symphony. This is a FREE Family FUN Event! Then enjoy the exciting display of amazing fireworks.

Enjoy a family picnic and activities in the park before the concert

Aug
01

Celebrate Weekend Street Dance

05:30 pm - 11:00 pm
300 Block of State Street - Downtown Beloit

This is the largest fundraiser for the DBA. On Friday, August 1st Sidewalk sales will run from 8am-2pm. The gates will open at 5:30pm for our Street Dance with Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys playing until 7:30 pm. Headlining will be The Eddie Butts Band playing from 8-11 pm.  Come check out the beer tent for some amazing deals!  Admission for adults is $5;
Children 4-11 are $1; 3 and under are free. On Saturday, the festivities continue with the Farmers' Market, Sidewalk Sales & more!

Aug
02

Celebrate Weekend - Sidewalk Sales

08/02/2014
08:00 am - 02:00 pm
Downtown Beloit

On Saturday, the festivities continue with the Farmers' Market from 8:00am-1:00pm and Sidewalk Sales until 2:00pm

Aug
02

Rock, Paper, Kubb

08/02/2014
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Riverside Park on the Big Lawn 1160 S. Riverside Dr. Beloit, WI 53511

PROGRAM NAME - Rock, Paper, Kubb                
DATE: - Saturday, August 2nd           
TIME: - 9am Registration – 10am event
LOCATION - Big Lawn in Riverside Park
FEES - 30.00 per team – 2 person team
INFORMATION - Contact Matt at Visit Beloit at 608-313-1366, Sonya with Parks and Recreation at 608-364-2890 or visit teamsideline.com/beloit

Kubb (pronounced koob) is one of the funnest outdoor games....ever!  Kubb is an easy to learn, yet strategy-rich, lawn game that has been played for over 1,000 years. It is said to be invented by the Vikings, and has been nicknamed "Viking Chess."

Kubb can be simply described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes. Today's version is said to have originated on the island of Gotland, Sweden.  The ultimate object of the game is to knock over the opposing team's kubbs and the King, before they knock over yours. There is a certain level of strategy that needs to be used by players, and there are many variants and different ways to play the game...it never gets old.  And in this game the king rules all...if a team knocks over the king before the end of the game, you lose.

 

Sep
21

38th Annual Beloit Lions Autorama

09/21/2014
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Preservation Park 3444 Hwy 51

38th Annual Autorama car show & swap meet. OVer 1200 cars at previous years show. Hand made wooden clock trophies.

Oct
26

Halloween Costume Parade & Party

10:00 am - 02:00 pm
Participating Downtown Businesses

Children show off their costumes in a walking parade down Grand Avenue visiting Downtown Beloit businesses and Farmers' Market vendors for treats during the last Farmers’ Market of the season. The fun includes The Mr. Steve Show at 10:45 a.m., carnival rides and activities for all ghouls and goblins!

For more detailed information or on Facebook