Rockford Register – July 16, 2009

Thur.-Sat., July 16-18

Rockford Sidewalk Sales-starting at 10 a.m., downtown Rockford, sponsored by HEART of Rockford Business Association. See pages 4 and 5 of this week’s Squire for individual store sales!

Saturday, July 18

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.

Rogue River Artists Association 5th Annual Garden Art Sale/Show-11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the home of Shirley Dean, 9620 Summit, Rockford (look for signs). Members’ artwork will be on display and for sale, featuring watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, pottery, woodcarvings and jewelry. For further information, contact Lila Harmon at (616) 866-0523 or e-mail

Yard Sale and Bake Sale-8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 7711 Young Ave. NE, Rockford, to benefit Rockford Scout Venture Crew 2228.

Pig Roast-5 to 7 p.m. at the Heritage Methodist Church, 19931 W. Kendaville Rd. (corner of old 131), Pierson, sponsored by Friends of the Timothy Hauenstien Township Library. Cost is $7.50 for adults; $3 for children under 10. Tickets available at the library or at the door; all proceeds benefit the library.

Annual Mentoring Youth Range Day-registration at 9:30 a.m.; shooting begins at 10 a.m. Young people will be mentored in different shooting venues that the Rockford Sportsman’s Club offers, including BB gun, 22 rifle, archery, skeet, pistol, trap and cowboy shooting. Cost is $5 per event. Proceeds benefit the Algoma Twp. Fire Department youth programs. To register, call Judy Mayhak at (616) 540-1099 or visit Lunch will be available.

Sunday, July 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 $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. “Best dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit

Monday, July 20

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. For more information, contact the church at (616) 866-1556.

Summer Pet Show-2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. If you think your pet is cute, talented, smart, funny or special in another way, then enter it in the Summer Pet Show! You and your pet can be part of the library’s outdoor pet show by picking up a registration form at the library (for ages 4 and up). Rain date: Mon., Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit

Tuesday, July 21

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 Harper.

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