Rockford Register — October 22, 2009

Saturday, October 24

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.

Think Pink Fashion Show—11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Reds on the River, 2 E. Bridge St., in the Promenade, downtown Rockford. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Heart of Rockford Business Association’s show emceed by WZZM’s Take Five Steph and Tara. Reservations required; proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Guests receive complimentary pink champagne, a rose, gift bags and prizes. No cost to attend with purchase of lunch. There will also be a silent auction featuring Heart businesses’ merchandise and gift cards. Reserve by calling (616) 863-8181.

Leisure Village Craft & Bake Sale—9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; soup luncheon at 11 a.m., at Leisure Village (first entrance on Chauncey, just north of Cannonsburg Rd.), sponsored by Leisure Village Council for Senior Citizens, Inc.

Monday, October 26

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting—6:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Auditorium at Cornerstone University,

3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids. Clayton Daughenbaugh, Midwest regional organizer of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will present “Utah’s Red Rock Canyonland Wilderness.” Guests welcome. Free program. For more information, visit www.glsga.org/grac or call Bea at (616) 676-2446.

Tuesday, October 27

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.

Rockford Garden Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple St., in the community room. Topic will be winter preparation in zone 5—free workshop and materials included. Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors—10 a.m. to noon at Rockford Ambulance Board Room. To schedule your half-hour appointment with Jason Jansma, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.

Wednesday, October 29

9th Annual Korth Conservation Speaker Series—7 p.m. registration; 7:30 p.m. program, at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline, Grand Rapids, featuring Buddy Hauffaker and Tom Kubala. Open to the public. Cost is $18 per person (includes admission to the gardens and indoor greenhouses). For reservations, please mail to Land Conservancy of West Michigan, 1345 Monroe Ave. NW, Ste. 324, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, or fax to (616) 451-1874. For more information, visit www.naturenearby.org.

Friday, October 30

3rd Annual Halloween Party—8 p.m. at Rockford American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford, to benefit Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Live music by Clockwork starts at 9 p.m. Win $200 cash and a night at the casino by entering the costume contest. Enjoy a cash bar, food and raffles. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and are available at the Rockford American Legion Lounge (must be at least age 21). For more information, call (616) 745-4896.

Saturday, October 31

Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (last market of the year), in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants.

Tuesday, November 3

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.

“Rain Gardens & More” Lecture—6 to 8 p.m. at Kent Conservation District office, 3260 Eagle Park Dr., Grand Rapids. Learn how to design a rain garden for your home. They’re an excellent way to limit the amount of stormwater in the county drain and Great Lakes, and a beautiful addition to your property. Pre-registration required; space is limited. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. To register, call (616) 942-4111 ext. 100.

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, November 4

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 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.

Saturday, November 7

Public Sight-In Day—10 a.m. at Sparta Hunting & Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta. For more information, call Morrie Seites at (616) 678-4523.

Holiday Bazaar—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 425 S. State St., Sparta. Enjoy 30 vendors, live music, raffles, homemade luncheon, baked goods, kids’ activities, door prizes and a cake walk. For more information, call Candy Fodor at (616) 887-1342.

Tuesday, November 10

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.

“The Real Alien Invaders” Lecture—6 to 8 p.m. at Kent Conservation District office, 3260 Eagle Park Dr., Grand Rapids. Participants will learn to identify and combat invasive species that are threats to Michigan biodiversity. Pre-registration required; space is limited. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. To register, call (616) 942-4111 ext. 100.

Sunday, November 15

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. Bring your papers for recycling! “Best dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org.

Monday, November 16

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.

Tuesday, November 17

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.

“Managing Your Land for Wildlife” Lecture—6 to 8 p.m. at Kent Conservation District office, 3260 Eagle Park Dr., Grand Rapids. If you have wildlife objectives for your property, you should attend. Get the knowledge and resources you need to manage your woodlot or open space. Pre-registration required; space is limited. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. To register, call (616) 942-4111 ext. 100.

Tuesday, November 24

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.

“The Dirt on Dirt” Lecture—6 to 8 p.m. at Kent Conservation District office, 3260 Eagle Park Dr., Grand Rapids. Understanding your soils is the first step for gardeners and landowners of all types. Pre-registration required; space is limited. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. To register, call (616) 942-4111 ext. 100.

Tuesday, December 1

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.

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, December 2

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 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.

Tuesday, December 8

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.

Tuesday, December 15

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.

Sunday, December 20

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. Bring your papers for recycling! “Best dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org.

Monday, December 21

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.

Tuesday, December 22

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.

Tuesday, December 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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