Rockford Register — June 25, 2009

Thursday, June 25

Seniors Unlimited “Out To Lunch Bunch”-tour Canteen Services in Comstock Park, a third-generation, family-owned, Michigan-based company that provides food service solutions in vending, dining and catering, office coffee and water programs, senior meals, and correctional commissary and food services. After the tour, lunch (on
your own) will be at Alpine’s Olive Garden. Cost is $2 per guest (bus fee). For reservations and bus pick-up
times/locations, call Marcia at
616) 863-6322.

Friday-Saturday, June 26-27

3rd Annual Rummage/Bake Sale
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, at Grattan Township Hall, 12050 Old Belding Rd., Grattan. There will be home-baked cakes, cookies, pies and breads, antiques, collectibles, knickknacks, clothing (all sizes), toys, stuffed animals, books, sports equipment, games and small household items. All proceeds to be used for the Veteran’s Memorial and other FFN-sponsored programs. Lunch will be available. For more information, contact Dianna at (616) 826-1872 or Vivian at (616) 691-7105.

Saturday, June 27

Rockford Farm Market-8 a.m. to
1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants.

Summerfest-10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League (Dwight Lydell Chapter) Conservation Center, 5641 Myers Lake Ave., just north of Cannonsburg Rd. on west side of Myers Lake Ave. Enjoy activities for all ages, food, and information on natural landscaping and invasive species. Activities include scavenger and treasure hunts, birdhouse assembly, wildflower identification and woodlot management. For more information, visit www.michiganikes.org.

Tuesday, June 30

Huntington Rogue River Blues Series-7 to 9 p.m. at the Garden Park Stage, along the White Pine Trail near the dam, every Tuesday through August 11. This week features James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers.

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, July 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, July 4

Rockford Farm Market-8 a.m. to
1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants.

Monday, July 6

Kid & Teen Crafts Sales-2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Kids and teens will show off their creativity and sell their handmade goods. For more information, visit www.kdl.org.

Tuesday, July 7

Huntington Rogue River Blues Series-7 to 9 p.m. at the Garden Park Stage, along the White Pine Trail near the dam, every Tuesday through August 11. This week features Tomas Esparza Blues Experience.

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.

Thursday-Friday, July 9-10

WCSG’s Summer Lifesaver Drive-8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Michigan Community Blood Centers, 1036 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids. Everyone who attempts to donate can register to win one of six family fun packages from the West Michigan Whitecaps, Craig’s Cruisers and Celebration Cinema. Food provided for donors courtesy of Max & Erma’s. For more information, visit www.miblood.org or call 1-800-MIBLOOD.

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