Rockford Register — November 11, 2009

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.

Thur.–Sat., Nov. 12–14

“On Wings of Valor” 2-Act Drama—8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, presented by Rogue River Community Theatre about the life of Joan of Arc. Door prizes at each performance. Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for students, $8 for senior citizens, $12 for premium seating, and are available at the door. For more information or tickets, call (616) 874-5264 or (616) 696-7469.

Friday, November 13

Silent & Live Auction Fundraiser—6 p.m. at Grandville Baptist Church, 4325 40th St. SW, Grandville, held by Pine Ridge Bible Camp. This year’s theme is “Lights, Christmas, Auction!” Child care is available at no cost for children ages 2 to 12. No admission fee. For more information, call the camp at (616) 696-8675 or visit www.pineridgecamp.com.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Rockford Bunco—7 to 11 p.m. at Rockford Ambulance, 8450 Shaner Ave., Rockford. Entrance fee of $10 benefits Rockford AfterGrad 2010. Coffee, pop and snacks will be furnished, prizes awarded, and a 50/50 raffle will be held. Space limited, so reserve early! Call Sally Schaberg at (616) 866-8173.

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.

Breakfast—9 to 11 a.m. at the Sparta/Grand Rapids Moose Lodge #50, 11510 N. Division, Sparta. Cost is $5 per person with coffee, juice and milk included. Presented by the Moose On Bikes (M.O.B.), Lodge #50.

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.

Mon.–Tue., Nov. 16–17

Auditions—7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs, for the play “For Marrieds Only,” an adult comedy. Performances will be Feb. 12-13. Characters needed are a man and woman in the ages of 20s to 30s, two men ages 40s to 60s, and a girl aged 16-18. Also needed are volunteers to work backstage, initiate publicity and assist the director. For more information, call Kristian at (231) 924-0248 or (231) 225-1983.

Tuesday, Nov. 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.

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7 to 8:45 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr., Rockford (at 11 Mile Rd.). Members brush up on public speaking and presentation skills. Open to the public. For directions, call Angela at (616) 560-4726 or visit www.nkctm.org.

“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.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Downtown Rockford Holiday Lighting Ceremony—Enjoy carolers and a band at 5:45 p.m. at the dam prior to the lighting at 6:00 p.m. Downtown Rockford merchants present their holiday open houses all day and through Thursday, Nov. 19.

Tuesday, Nov. 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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