Rockford Register – October 1, 2009

Thursday, October 1

Super Foods Lifestyle—8 to 9:30 p.m. at International Bodyworks Fitness, 8830 Belding Rd., Rockford. In this free seminar with Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, learn how to achieve amazing health benefits, 20 foods that will change your life, and how your diet is making you sick.

Saturday, October 3

Rockford Fiddle Fest—“2nd Annual West Michigan Fiddle Competition,” beginning at noon, rain or shine, at Garden Club Park on the stage by the Rogue River. For more information, contest rules or registration forms, visit or e-mail Presented by Rockford Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association.

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.

Flu Shots—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at D&W Fresh Market, Rockford, in the second-floor café.

Cystic Fibrosis Garage Sale—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 193 Courtland St., Rockford. Proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Sunday, October 4

Flu Shots—noon to 3 p.m. at D&W Fresh Market, Rockford, in the second-floor café.

Rockford Lions Pancake Breakfast—9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 330 Rockford Park Dr. (corner of Northland Dr.), Rockford. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for kids 5-12, and free for kids under 5.

CROP Walk—2 p.m. (registration at 1:30 p.m.) at Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA, 6555 Jupiter Ave., Belmont. Donations help the food pantry at Church of the Holy Spirit, Belmont, plus national and international relief agencies. Walk 3.2 miles on the White Pine Trail. For more information or to sign up, contact Pat O’Neill at (616) 866-5131 or visit

Monday, October 5

Cub Scouts Recruitment Night—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Rd., Rockford, for boys interested in joining. Come have fun and learn more! Hosted by Pack 3228.

Tuesday, October 6

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.

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7 to 8:45 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr. (corner of 11 Mile Rd.), Rockford. Brush up on public speaking and presentation skills. For more information, call Angela at (616) 560-4726 or visit

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, October 7

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, 598 Byrne Industrial Dr., Rockford, 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.

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