Rockford Register — October 8, 2009

Saturday, October 10

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.

$10 Oil Change—8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at John Decker Chevrolet in Rockford, limited to first 250 cars. All proceeds go to the North Kent Service Center.

Market Place Sale—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Kent Service Center. The Center opens its doors twice a year for the public to purchase items at bargain prices. All proceeds assist with food purchases for winter months.

Countywide Food Drive—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Kent Service Center. Drop off your canned goods for area families in need. Also drop off canned goods at D&W in Rockford and Family Fare in Cedar Springs and Sparta.

FREE Cedar-Rock Community Resource Fair—10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at DollarVille, 4330 Fourteen Mile Rd., Rockford. This family-friendly event promotes health, wellness and education to encourage residents to utilize local resources. Representatives will provide “green” solutions, free health screenings, and discounts to local merchants. For more information, call Andy at (616) 554-0918.

Vendor Blender—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ballard Church of Christ, 1633 Ten Mile Rd., Sparta. Browse and shop nine different vendors. Enjoy door prizes from vendors and a baked goods sale.

27th Annual Colorburst Bicycle Ride—8 a.m. at Fallasburg Park, Lowell, hosted by Grand Rapids Rapid Wheelmen Bicycle Club to raise funds for MADD of Kent County, West Michigan Trails and Greenways, Lowell High School SADD program, League of Michigan Bicyclists and The Motion Initiative. Enjoy pancakes before the ride and a soup bar afterwards. For more information and to pre-register or volunteer, visit www.rapidwheelmen.com/colorburst.

Sunday, October 11

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

Tuesday, October 13

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.

Thur.–Sat., Oct. 15–17

Used Book Sale—10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township Library, 117 Williams St., Howard City, sponsored by Friends of the Library. Book donations needed and appreciated.

Friday, October 16

Seniors Unlimited Casino Trip—Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek. Cost is $41 per guest, which includes $20 in slot play, $5 in food credit, transportation by bus, breakfast at McDonalds, and driver’s gratuity. Dinner on your own at the Cracker Barrel on the way back. For reservations and bus pick-up times/locations, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.

Saturday, October 17

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.

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