Rockford Register – May 14, 2009

Thursday, May 14

Rockford Lions Club Meeting-
6 p.m. at the Community Cabin. Program by Rockford Area Community Foundation.

Saturday, May 16

Community Garage Sale-9 a.m. to
3 p.m. at Resurrection Life Church,
3233 Ten Mile Road, RockfordProceeds go to a Christmas outreach program organized by Lean On Me Outreach Center of Rockford. For more infor-mation, e-mail dcroft@rockfordres.org.

Annual Rockford Garden Club Plant Sale-9 a.m. open sale; 11:30 a.m. live auction of remaining plants at the Rotary Pavilion on Squires Street, downtown Rockford. Funds from the sale will go to community enhancement projects and student scholarships. Open to the public. For more information, call Karen Chickering at (616) 874-0186.

Auction-10 a.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church on Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. Food and beverages available at 11 a.m. For more information, call (616) 866-4298 or visit www.coumc.com.

Bottle & Can Drive-10 a.m. to noon, fundraiser for Dream Riders 4-H Club. Members will collect door-to-door in Rockford. To arrange for pick-up or for more information, call Helen at (616) 755-0105. Proceeds will help send 4-H members and their project animals to the Kent County Youth Fair in August.

National Breakfast Festival-

8 a.m. to noon at the foothills of Cannonsburg Ski Lodge, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd., hosted by the Cannonsburg Breakfast Club. Local caterers and chefs will prepare their specialties. Cannonsburg Grist Mill butchers will attempt to break the Guiness World Record for longest breakfast sausage. All proceeds to benefit Kids Food Basket (kidsfoodbasket.org) and other local charities.

Sunday, May 17

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 $8 for adults, and $3.50 for children under age 12. Enjoy 

all-you-can-eat roast beef, potatoes, corn, beans, roll, dessert and beverage, prepared by Chef Fred Chambers. Bring your papers for recycling! “Best dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org.

Spring Concert-3 p.m. at Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium, sponsored by Rockford Area Arts Commission, featuring the Concert Band, the Chamber Orchestra, and the Community Choir. Free-will offering will be taken.

“North Meets West” Fine Art Sale-10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the new American Legion Hall, 330 Rockford Park Dr.  (off Northland Dr.). Outstanding northern Michigan artists are coming to West Michigan for a one-day-only sale,which includes handwoven items, jewelry, baskets, pottery, prints, pillows, baked goods, and more. A portion of all sales will benefit Rockford High School’s After Grad Celebration.

Monday, May 18

Free Food for Needy Families-
5 p.m. in the Mobile Food Pantry at St. 

Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 

Kuttshill Drive (corner of Northland Drive and Rogue River Rd.; entrance 

on Kuttshill), Rockford, providing free 

food for needy families in the North 

Kent community.

Tuesday, May 19

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting-7 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr., Rockford. Members enhance public speaking and leadership skills through practice and encouragement. Guests welcome. For directions, call Sue at (616) 866-3509 or visit www.nkctm.org.

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The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.
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