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October 2017

Winter Farmers Market

October 4, 2017 - 09:00 AM St. John's Lutheran Church, 302 N Parker Dr, Janesville, Wisconsin 53545

The Janesville Farmers Market will host an indoor winter market from November through March on the first Saturday of the month. Enjoy local produce, baked goods and artisans. FREE

Story & Stroll in the Gardens

October 4, 2017 - 05:30 PM Rotary Botanical Gardens - 1455 Palmer Dr - Janesville, WI 53545

Story & Stroll in the Gardens
Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville
5:30pm-7:30pm.
Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, and a stroll through the gardens for children ages 2-6 and their caregivers. $2/child (2+), $1/adult.

October JANESVILLE AAUW Meeting

October 4, 2017 - 06:45 PM 108 South Jackson Street Janesville, WI 53548

Janesville AAUW (American Association of University Women) Meeting
Program: Black Point: Victorian Historical Overview, presented by David Desimore
6:45 Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Janesville Woman's Club, 108 S. Jackson
Guests and potential members are welcome. Please call (608) 290-1911

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 5, 2017 - 07:30 PM Rock County Historical Society, 915 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville, WI 53548

Set in a three-act format, Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller is a splash of Victorian tradition mixed with themes of horror, murder and the supernatural. Stop in for food, drink, and fun before or after the tour at the SpookEasy in the newly renovated Carriage House, open 6:30pm - 11:30pm. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered Thursdays through Saturdays in October except Saturday, October 6. Tickets are available online. Walk in ticketing is subject to availability. Tours begin every 10 minutes from 7:30pm - 10pm on Thursdays, and 7:30pm -10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Creekside Manor Annual Health Fair

October 6, 2017 - 09:00 AM 102 Maple Street, Evansville, WI 53536

Annual Health Fair at Creekside Place, 102 Maple St.,
Evansville. Flu shots, blood pressure checks, door prizes
and more

Night of the Bite Party

October 6, 2017 - 06:30 PM Rock County Historical Society Carriage House, 450 N Jackson St, Janesville, WI 53548

Kick off the Spirits in the Night "evil" tour season with a bloody fun bash! Tours are open only to party guests on this night. Eat and drink at the vampire-themed carriage house, located behind the Lincoln-Tallman House, while enjoying live music by Gary the Band. Each ticket includes light appetizers and one complimentary drink, plus a special meet & greet with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer! A limited number of tickets are available, so buy yours early!

Comedy on Main

October 6, 2017 - 08:00 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville

Comedy on Main - Featuring Nathan Timmel.

Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville.

8pm-9:30pm.

$12.

Beloit Farmers Market

October 7, 2017 - 08:00 AM State Street & Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI 53511

Shop in a wonderful open-air market in the heart of historic Downtown Beloit. An award-winning community tradition, the Downtown Beloit Farmers’ Market continues to grow with over 85 vendors weekly selling local produce, organics, baked goods, honey, jams & jellies, bedding plants, fish, meat, eggs & cheese, fresh flowers, artisan crafts, scents & skin care.

Janesville Farmers Market

October 7, 2017 - 08:00 AM Downtown Janesville - 100 N Main St - Janesville, WI 53545

Downtown Janesville, 100 N Main St, Janesville.
8am-1pm. Free.

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 7, 2017 - 07:30 PM Rock County Historical Society, 915 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville, WI 53548

Set in a three-act format, Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller is a splash of Victorian tradition mixed with themes of horror, murder and the supernatural. Stop in for food, drink, and fun before or after the tour at the SpookEasy in the newly renovated Carriage House, open 6:30pm - 11:30pm. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered Thursdays through Saturdays in October except Saturday, October 6. Tickets are available online. Walk in ticketing is subject to availability. Tours begin every 10 minutes from 7:30pm - 10pm on Thursdays, and 7:30pm -10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Folk at 408

October 7, 2017 - 08:00 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI 53545

Folk at 408 at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville.
8pm-11pm.
Folk at 408 features Wisconsin’s singer/songwriter community of musicians.
$10.

Rock County Farmers Market

October 8, 2017 - 09:00 AM Nature's Touch Garden Center, 5013 Hwy 11 West, Janesville 53545

Back Bar Car, Truck & Bike Show

October 8, 2017 - 09:00 AM The Back Bar - 1901 Beloit Ave - Janesville, WI 53546

The Back Bar hosts this 8th annual car, truck and bike show. In addition to seeing the beautiful vehicles, there will be concession stands, vendor booths and exhibitions, plus a DJ and live music by Smokin' Gorillas. Proceeds from this event will be donated to ECHO and the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin.

Rainbow Film Series: Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 8, 2017 - 02:00 PM Hedberg Public Library - 316 S Main St - Janesville, WI 53545

Yellow Brick Road Organization and Hedberg Public Library present the cult classic movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Attendees are invited to dress up, but please dress appropriately for the Library (no props). Intended for adults; middle and high school students must be accompanied by a parent. Discussion will be led by members of Yellow Brick Road after the movie. A counselor from Attentive Counseling Services will also be present.

Girls Night Out Rock County

October 11, 2017 - 05:00 PM Lounge 1848, 112 W. Fulton St, Edgerton, Wisconsin 53534

Please join us at the October GNO event to benefit Rock County Cancer Coalition. This months free event is to be held at Lounge 1848 in Edgerton. Free Admission and Free Appetizers 50/50 Raffle and Wine Pull! To make donations or raffle contributions please contact Sandra at SMascari-Devitt@mhemail.org We look forward to having you join us for this fun night! Please invite other women to join us!

Chefs Cookin’ for a Cause

October 12, 2017 - 05:00 PM Janesville Country Club - 2615 W Memorial Dr - Janesville, WI 53548

Chefs Cookin’ for a Cause at Janesville Country Club, 2615 W Memorial Dr, Janesville. 5pm. Proceeds benefit the YWCA. $75 in advance, $100 at the door.

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 12, 2017 - 07:30 PM Rock County Historical Society, 915 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville, WI 53548

Set in a three-act format, Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller is a splash of Victorian tradition mixed with themes of horror, murder and the supernatural. Stop in for food, drink, and fun before or after the tour at the SpookEasy in the newly renovated Carriage House, open 6:30pm - 11:30pm. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered Thursdays through Saturdays in October except Saturday, October 6. Tickets are available online. Walk in ticketing is subject to availability. Tours begin every 10 minutes from 7:30pm - 10pm on Thursdays, and 7:30pm -10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 13, 2017 - 07:30 PM Rock County Historical Society, 915 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville, WI 53548

Set in a three-act format, Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller is a splash of Victorian tradition mixed with themes of horror, murder and the supernatural. Stop in for food, drink, and fun before or after the tour at the SpookEasy in the newly renovated Carriage House, open 6:30pm - 11:30pm. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered Thursdays through Saturdays in October except Saturday, October 6. Tickets are available online. Walk in ticketing is subject to availability. Tours begin every 10 minutes from 7:30pm - 10pm on Thursdays, and 7:30pm -10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

October 13, 2017 - 07:30 PM 408 S Main St Janesville, WI 53545

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. Presented by Stage One.
Performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. $16 adults, $10 students.

Tennessee Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955 for this classic play that examines the relationships among family members of Big Daddy, a wealthy Mississippi cotton tycoon, including son Brick and daughter-in-law Maggie the Cat. Presented by Stage One.

Janesville Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM Downtown Janesville - 100 N Main St - Janesville, WI 53545

Downtown Janesville, 100 N Main St, Janesville.
8am-1pm. Free.

Beloit Farmers Market

October 14, 2017 - 08:00 AM State Street & Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI 53511

Shop in a wonderful open-air market in the heart of historic Downtown Beloit. An award-winning community tradition, the Downtown Beloit Farmers’ Market continues to grow with over 85 vendors weekly selling local produce, organics, baked goods, honey, jams & jellies, bedding plants, fish, meat, eggs & cheese, fresh flowers, artisan crafts, scents & skin care.

Cargill United Methodist Women’s Craft & Bake

October 14, 2017 - 09:00 AM 1301 Craig Ave, Janesville, WI 53545

Cargill United Methodist Women’s Craft & Bake
Sale at the Rock County Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave.,
Janesville. 9am – 3pm. Free.

Rachel’s Race for Long QT Syndrome

October 14, 2017 - 09:00 AM 2713 S Hayner Rd, Janesville 53548

Rachel’s Race for Long QT Syndrome at Skelly’s Farm Market, 2713 S Hayner Rd, Janesville. 9am-12pm. This 5k and 10k run will take place on scenic roads and the Skelly farm, while a 1 mile walk will take place on the farm with family activities along the way. This race is in memory of Rachel Lancour who died in her sleep May 20, 2015 and
was a victim of Long QT Syndrome. $25.

Guided Hike: Migration & Fall Colors

October 14, 2017 - 09:00 AM 7355 Cleophas Rd, Beloit, WI 53511

Guided Hike: Migration & Fall Colors
at Androne Woods, 7355 Cleophas Rd, Beloit. 9am-10am.
This hike focuses on Fall Colors and Migration. Free.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

October 14, 2017 - 07:30 PM 408 S Main St Janesville, WI 53545

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. Presented by Stage One.
Performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. $16 adults, $10 students.

Tennessee Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955 for this classic play that examines the relationships among family members of Big Daddy, a wealthy Mississippi cotton tycoon, including son Brick and daughter-in-law Maggie the Cat. Presented by Stage One.

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 14, 2017 - 07:30 PM Rock County Historical Society, 915 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville, WI 53548

Set in a three-act format, Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller is a splash of Victorian tradition mixed with themes of horror, murder and the supernatural. Stop in for food, drink, and fun before or after the tour at the SpookEasy in the newly renovated Carriage House, open 6:30pm - 11:30pm. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered Thursdays through Saturdays in October except Saturday, October 6. Tickets are available online. Walk in ticketing is subject to availability. Tours begin every 10 minutes from 7:30pm - 10pm on Thursdays, and 7:30pm -10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Rock County Farmers Market

October 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM Nature's Touch Garden Center, 5013 Hwy 11 West, Janesville 53545

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

October 15, 2017 - 02:00 PM 408 S Main St Janesville, WI 53545

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. Presented by Stage One.
Performances Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. $16 adults, $10 students.

Tennessee Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955 for this classic play that examines the relationships among family members of Big Daddy, a wealthy Mississippi cotton tycoon, including son Brick and daughter-in-law Maggie the Cat. Presented by Stage One.

Evening Garden Seminar: Unique Conifers

October 17, 2017 - 06:30 PM Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville, Wisconsin 53545

Evening Garden Seminar: Unique Conifers at Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Dr, Janesville. 6:30pm-8pm. No registration required. $5 for non-members, $3 for RBG Friends members.

Enchanted Forest and Hollywood Hayride

October 18, 2017 / October 21, 2017 - 05:30 PM 2501 Palmer Dr, Janesville, WI 53545

Enchanted Forest and Hollywood Hayride at Palmer Park, 2501 Palmer Dr, Janesville.
5:30pm-8:30pm. The Enchanted Forest & Hollywood Hayride is a non-scary event for families with young children. Other activities include barrel rides, goblin games, and concessions. Wednesday & Thursday, 5:30-8pm and Friday & Saturday, 5:30-8:30pm. Forest: $3 for children, $2 for adults; Hayride: $3 per person.

Rock Regional Business Expo Kick-Off Luncheon

October 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM 2809 N. Pontiac Drive Janesville, WI 53545

Keynote Presentation: "Arise Now, A Downtown Janesville Public Private Partnership"
Through a panel presentation, you will take a brief journey of the history of ARISE, while learning from key community leaders on how the ARISE plan is becoming reality. Join us at the Expo Business Luncheon, where plans will become reality, images will be unveiled, and transformative news will be shared.

Rock Regional Business Expo

October 19, 2017 - 01:00 PM 3100 Wellington Place Janesville, WI 53546

Holiday Inn Express & Janesville Conference Center, 3100 Wellington Place

1 pm - Expo Floor opens showcasing 80+ business booths covering 9,000 square feet

4 pm - Business After Four networking party! Appetizers and beverages on the Expo floor

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 19, 2017 - 07:30 PM Rock County Historical Society, 915 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville, WI 53548

Set in a three-act format, Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller is a splash of Victorian tradition mixed with themes of horror, murder and the supernatural. Stop in for food, drink, and fun before or after the tour at the SpookEasy in the newly renovated Carriage House, open 6:30pm - 11:30pm. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered Thursdays through Saturdays in October except Saturday, October 6. Tickets are available online. Walk in ticketing is subject to availability. Tours begin every 10 minutes from 7:30pm - 10pm on Thursdays, and 7:30pm -10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 20, 2017 - 07:30 PM Rock County Historical Society, 915 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville, WI 53548

Set in a three-act format, Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller is a splash of Victorian tradition mixed with themes of horror, murder and the supernatural. Stop in for food, drink, and fun before or after the tour at the SpookEasy in the newly renovated Carriage House, open 6:30pm - 11:30pm. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered Thursdays through Saturdays in October except Saturday, October 6. Tickets are available online. Walk in ticketing is subject to availability. Tours begin every 10 minutes from 7:30pm - 10pm on Thursdays, and 7:30pm -10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

City-Wide Rummage Sales

October 21, 2017 - All Day

City-Wide Rummage Sales Throughout Janesville. Check the local papers (Janesville Gazette, Shopper) for listings, both in print and online, as well as Craigslist.

Beloit Farmers Market

October 21, 2017 - 08:00 AM State Street & Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI 53511

Shop in a wonderful open-air market in the heart of historic Downtown Beloit. An award-winning community tradition, the Downtown Beloit Farmers’ Market continues to grow with over 85 vendors weekly selling local produce, organics, baked goods, honey, jams & jellies, bedding plants, fish, meat, eggs & cheese, fresh flowers, artisan crafts, scents & skin care.

Janesville Farmers Market

October 21, 2017 - 08:00 AM Downtown Janesville - 100 N Main St - Janesville, WI 53545

Downtown Janesville, 100 N Main St, Janesville.
8am-1pm. Free.

Bountiful Blessings Free Community Meal

October 21, 2017 - 04:00 PM

Bountiful Blessing Free Community Meal is hosted by Cargill United Methodist church on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 4 p.m. Enjoy fellowship and a tasty lovingly prepared meal. 2000 Wesley Ave, Janesville, WI 608-752-0548, www.cargillumc.org Church follows at 5 p.m. if you are interested in attending.

Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller

October 21, 2017 - 07:30 PM Rock County Historical Society, 915 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville, WI 53548

Set in a three-act format, Spirits in the Night: A Tallman Thriller is a splash of Victorian tradition mixed with themes of horror, murder and the supernatural. Stop in for food, drink, and fun before or after the tour at the SpookEasy in the newly renovated Carriage House, open 6:30pm - 11:30pm. This event is intended for those age 13 years and older. Tours are offered Thursdays through Saturdays in October except Saturday, October 6. Tickets are available online. Walk in ticketing is subject to availability. Tours begin every 10 minutes from 7:30pm - 10pm on Thursdays, and 7:30pm -10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Rock County Farmers Market

October 22, 2017 - 09:00 AM Nature's Touch Garden Center, 5013 Hwy 11 West, Janesville 53545

JPAC Page to Stage Project

October 26, 2017 - 07:00 PM

JPAC Page to Stage Project at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. 7pm-9pm. Over the course several weeks, the Page to Stage
students have worked together to create and develop short original scenes and monologues. $7 adults, $5 students.

Trick or Treat at the Market

October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM

Trick or Treat at the Market at Downtown Janesville, N Main St, Janesville. 8am-1pm. Dress the kids/family up in their Halloween costumes
and come trick or treat at the last outdoor Farmers Market of the 2017 season. Free.

Halloween Costume Parade and Party

October 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM Grand Avenue, Beloit WI 53511

Halloween Costume Parade and Party in downtown Beloit. 10 am-1 pm. Kids costume parade down Grand Avenue followed by live music, entertainment, fun zone,
and more.

Empty Bowls Soup Fundraiser

October 28, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Empty Bowls Soup Fundraiser at Parker High School, 3125 Mineral Point Ave, Janesville. 11am-2pm. Join ECHO for a bottomless bowl of soup and artisan breads
donated by local restaurants and bakers. Advance tickets available at ECHO, 65 S High St, Janesville or online.

Dr Frankenstein Meets Dr Tomaro: Film & Concert

October 28, 2017 - 07:30 PM 408 S Main St, Janesville WI 53545

Dr Frankenstein Meets Dr Tomaro: Film & Concert
at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St,
Janesville. 7:30pm-10pm. Featuring the Beloit Janesville
Symphony Orchestra. $20 adults, $5 students, children
with adults free.

The Emperor’s New Clothes

October 29, 2017 - 02:00 PM

The Emperor’s New Clothes at Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville. 2pm-5pm. Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale. Part of the UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department’s 2017 Children’s Tour. $7 adults, $5 students.

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2017 - All Day

Janesville Trick or Treating

October 31, 2017 - 05:30 PM

Janesville Trick or Treating at throughout Janesville, 18 N Jackson St, Janesville. 5:30pm-7:30pm.
If you wish to be visited by trick-or-treaters, please leave a front porch light on.