Rockford Register – July 9, 2009

Thurs.-Fri., 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 or call 1-800-MIBLOOD.

Saturday, July 11

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.

Blood Drive-9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at River Rock Church, 6060 Belding Rd., Rockford, in the gym inside Rockford Christian School. Everyone who registers to donate may enter to win a summer “Staycation.”

Sunday, July 12

Breakfast-8 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post #102, 330 Rockford Park Drive, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads on Northland Dr.). Cost is $6.50 for adults, $5 for seniors over 70, and $3 for kids, which includes eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice.

Tuesday, July 14

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 Steve Hilger Blues Band.

Blood Drive-2 to 8 p.m. at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 6369 Belmont Rd., Belmont, in the gym. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a free t-shirt and may enter to win a summer “Staycation.”

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. 

Thurs.-Sat., July 16-18

Rockford Sidewalk Sales-downtown Rockford, sponsored by HEART of Rockford. See pages 4 and 5 of this week’s Squire for individual store sales!

 Fri.-Sun., July 17-19

“Salute to the U.S.-A Musical Tribute” Standard Flower Show-
at Frederik Meijer Gardens,
3 to  5 p.m. on Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, sponsored by Kent Garden Club. Free to the public. Floral designs will take you on a musical journey through some of America’s most popular wartime songs. There will be demonstrations on creating floral designs, an opportunity to judge the designs, and educational exhibits about current environmental issues. For more information, visit, or call Sue at
(616) 957-0818 or Lynn at (616) 676-2274. Freewill donations will help support the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.

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