Rockford Register — January 21, 2010

Friday, January 22

Benefit for Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids—6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at Pietro’s Backdoor Pizzeria, 2780 Birchcrest SE, Grand Rapids. Play games while enjoying sounds of Jimmy Buffett music by David Sisco. All funds raised will be donated to Gilda’s Club and support Rockford’s Parrot Head Club.

Strong Kids Campaign Auction—6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Wolverine World Wide Headquarters in Rockford, including both silent and live auctions, food and fun.

Saturday, January 23

Pancakes with an Attitude & Silent Auction—Grattan Academy, 9481 Jordan Road, Greenville. Adults $6; kids ages 4 and under free. Sponsored by Ed Koehn Ford. For more information, call (616) 754-9360.

Monday, January 25

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Auditorium at Cornerstone University, 3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids. “Birding in Winter” will be presented by Chip Francke, showing how to find winter species including waterfowl, raptors, owls, gulls and winter finches. Guests are welcome to attend this free program. For more information, visit or call Bea at (616) 676-2446.

Babytime at the Library—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St. Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with baby while you enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and play time; for caregivers and babies 0-18 months. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit

Tuesday, January 26

Rockford Garden Club Meeting7 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple St. Guest speaker Duane DeVries will present “Rain Barrels & Self-Watering Containers.” Open to the public. For more information, call (616) 874-0186.

Rogue River Wetland Meeting6:30 to 8 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin. RSVP by January 22 with Andy Bowman at (616) 776-7611 or

Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. Bedtime stories and night-time fun for ages 6 and under. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 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, Jan. 27

Toddler Time at the Library—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. Babies, toddlers and their parents are invited to join us for stories, music and rhymes; for ages 3 and under. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit

Preschool Storytime—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. Stories, songs, crafts and other book-related fun will have a different theme each week; for ages 3 to 6. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit

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