Rockford Register – September 18, 2008

Saturday, September 20

Farm Market – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday through October 25, in the South Squires parking lot located off Main Street in downtown Rockford. The market features Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, and flowers and plants.

8th Annual “Helping Our Neighbors in Need” Oil Change – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at John Decker Chevrolet, 4650 Fourteen Mile Rd. NE, Rockford. Get a lube, oil, and filter for only $15. (Light trucks and cars only, please. No diesels.) All proceeds to benefit North Kent Service Center.

Quilt Raffle – sponsored by Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Twp. Library, 4:00 p.m. at Ensley Park Pavilion during the Howard City Harvest Festival. Tickets are available at the Howard City Village Office, the library and Patchwork Dreams LLC. One of the two quilts is on display at the library. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. You need not be present to win. All proceeds to benefit the library and Howard City Harvest Festival.


Sunday, September 21

Roast Beef Dinner – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3.50 for children under age 12. Enjoy all-you-can-eat roast beef, potatoes, corn, beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Bring your papers for recycling! “Best roast beef in town!”

Breakfast – 9 to 11 a.m. at Sparta/Grand Rapids Moose Lodge #50, 11510 N. Division, Sparta. Cost is $5 per person, which includes coffee, juice and milk. Presented by Moose On Bikes, Lodge #50.

“Turkey Shoot” Family Fun Day – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta. Trap, archery, grilled chicken and barbeque dinners, raffle, running deer, BB gun range, and kids crafts. For more information, call Morrie at (616) 696-4523 or visit spartahuntingandfishingclub.com.


Tuesday, September 23

Blood Drive – noon to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation, Kateri Lodge, 520 Northland Dr., Rockford.

Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.


Thursday, September 25

Blood Drive – 4 to 8 p.m. at Bella Vista Church, student center, 5100 Belding Rd., Rockford.

Blood Drive – 1 to 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, fellowship hall, 310 East Division, Rockford.

Rockford Lions Club Meeting – 6 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin, with speaker Mike Dunlap of Dunlap & Associates, on the topic of “Michigan Economic Outlook.”

Native Plant Sale & Workshop – workshop at 6 p.m.; sale at 6:45 p.m. at the Eagle Park Business Complex, corner of East Beltline and Leonard (building no. 3260). Preregistration and a $5 admission fee is required for the workshop. Preorders accepted for the sale. Plants will also be available on a cash-and-carry first-come-first-served basis. Sale includes wildflowers, native grasses, rescued woodland plants and garden flats. Proceeds to benefit the community through various conservation programs offered by the Kent Conservation District. For more information, please visit www.kentconservation.org or call (616) 942-4111 ext. 100.


Saturday, September 27

Farm Market – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday through October 25, in the South Squires parking lot located off Main Street in downtown Rockford. The market features Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, and flowers and plants.


Monday, September 29

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting – 6:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Auditorium at Cornerstone University, 3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids. James Dunn, professor of biology at Grand Valley State University, will present “Fragmentary Blues: Endangered Butterflies of the Rare Michigan Oak Savannah,” regarding the role that landscape fragmentation plays in the dispersal of the endangered Karner blue butterfly. For more information, visit www.glsga.org/grac or call Bea at (616) 676-2446.


Tuesday, September 30

Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.


Wednesday, October 1

Business Counseling – Starting a new business or have questions about your existing business? The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) would like to help. SCORE is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is dedicated to helping the small-business community through no-fee mentoring, business counseling and low-cost workshops. A SCORE counselor will be at the Chamber starting at 9 a.m. Please call the Chamber at (616) 866-2000, Mon.–Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to schedule an appointment.


Saturday, October 4

Farm Market – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday through October 25, in the South Squires parking lot located off Main Street in downtown Rockford. The market features Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, and flowers and plants.


Tuesday, October 7

Mended Hearts Meeting – 7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, in Room 8815 on the eighth floor. Mended Hearts, a volunteer nonprofit support group affiliated with the American Heart Association, offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395.

Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.


Saturday, October 11

Farm Market – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday through October 25, in the South Squires parking lot located off Main Street in downtown Rockford. The market features Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, and flowers and plants.


Tuesday, October 14

Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.


Saturday, October 18

Farm Market – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday through October 25, in the South Squires parking lot located off Main Street in downtown Rockford. The market features Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, and flowers and plants.


Sunday, October 19

Roast Beef Dinner – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3.50 for children under age 12. Enjoy all-you-can-eat roast beef, potatoes, corn, beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Bring your papers for recycling! “Best roast beef in town!”


Tuesday, October 21

Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.


Saturday, October 25

Last Weekend of Farm Market – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the South Squires parking lot located off Main Street in downtown Rockford. The market features Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, and flowers and plants.


Tuesday, October 28

Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.

Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.


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