Rockford Register – September 24, 2009

Thursday, Sept. 24

Blood Drive—1 to 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 310 E. Division, Rockford.

Seniors “Out to Lunch Bunch”—Enjoy lunch at Maxfields Restaurant (on your own), stopping at Mary’s Bakery for Amish baked goods and Klackles Orchards for apples on the way back. Cost is $2 for the bus fee. For reservations and bus pick-up times/locations, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.

Friday, September 25

Fall Plant Sale—6 to 8 p.m. at Kent Conservation District office, 3260 Eagle Park Dr., Grand Rapids. Preorders taken from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15. For more information, visit

FREE Petting Farm—11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bishop Hills Elder Care, 4951 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford. For more information, call Katie at (616) 866-2002.

Saturday, Sept. 26

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.

Annual Fall Craft Show—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 E. Division, Rockford. For more information, please go to or call (616) 866-1818.

Pancake Breakfast & Archery 3-D Shoot—7 to 10 a.m. at Sparta Hunting & Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta. Cost for breakfast is $4 for adults, and $2 for kids 14 and under. Archery shoot cost is $6 for adults, or $3 for kids 14 and under. For more information, call Jim at (616) 887-8771.

Breakfast Fundraiser—7 to 10:30 a.m. at Honey Creek Inn Restaurant, to benefit the Rockford varsity dance team. Enjoy scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage links, coffee, orange juice and water. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids, and a $15 family max.

Sunday, September 27

Fall Festival—10:30 a.m. at Bostwick Lake United Church of Christ, corner of Belding Road and Young Avenue, Rockford. Worship will feature music by the Micah MacLaughlin Group. Everyone is then invited to lunch, outdoor games for kids, and the raising of the Festival House on the church’s front lawn.

Monday, Sept. 28

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting—6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone University, Bolthouse Hall, Room 100 (enter off East Beltline). John Mugg, instructor of environmental studies at Michigan State University, will present “Birds in Paradise: Diversity in the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Hawaii.” Guests are welcome. Free admission. For more information, visit or call Bea at (616) 676-2446.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

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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