Rockford Register — November 5, 2009

Thursday, November 5

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin. Mike Cuneo will speak on Rockford Public Schools’ additions and improvements, hosted by Joan DeMaagd and Lois Armstrong.

Gaming Unplugged at the Library—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. Play tabletop sports games, test your knowledge of major league trivia and decorate sports pennants and helmets, for ages 6 and up. For more information, visit or call (616) 647-3940.

Wacky Science with Doug Scheer—1 p.m. at Cannonsburg Elementary School. Dr. Science makes science easy to understand. Scheer demonstrates how science can seem magical.

Thur.–Sat.,Nov. 5–7

Huge Booksale—Thursday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Sand Lake VFW, corner of Lake and Fifth streets, for the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library. For more information, call (616) 636-4251.

Saturday, November 7

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

Holiday Bazaar—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 425 S. State St., Sparta. For more information, call Candy Fodor at (616) 887-1342.

Fingers Chicken Dinner—3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford. Four-piece dinner includes mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuit and honey, coleslaw and a vegetable, all for only $9.

Sat.-Sun., Nov. 7-8

RSC Annual Sight-In Days—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford Sportsmans Club, 11115 Northland Drive, Rockford (between 13 and 14 Mile roads). There will be 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-yard ranges, pistols, shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders. A donation of $5 per gun is requested. For more info., visit

Tuesday, Nov.10

Silent Auction Benefit—5 to 8 p.m. at Rockford High School’s cafeteria, to benefit terminal cancer patient Susan VanderMeulen. Cost is $5 per person, or $20 per family.

American Sewing Guild Meeting—6:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Senior Center, 5255 Grand River Dr. NE, Grand Rapids. Grand Valley State University professor, Ann Keister, will present “Color Your World.” The cost is $2 for non-members and $1 for members. Refreshments will be served, and Sew and Show presented. For more information, call Mary at (616) 698-9554 or Barb at (616) 949-6669, or visit

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Fred Meijer Book-Signing Event—7 p.m. at North Rockford Middle School auditorium, 397 E. Division (10 Mile Rd.), Rockford. Meet the authors of “Fred Meijer: Stories of His Life” and special guest Fred Meijer. There will be a short program, after which books may be purchased. Sponsored by Rockford Area Historical Society. Free and open to the public.

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

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.

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