Rockford Register — July 15, 2010

Now–August 7

KDL Summer Reading Club—Make reading fun and rewarding this summer, and sign up for the “Make a Splash at your Library” Summer Reading Club at any Kent District Library branch—for kids entering grades five and under, readers and pre-readers. For more information visit www.kdl.org. 

Thursday, July 15

Alive & Well Performance at Lowell Summer Sizzlin’ Series—7 to 9 p.m. at the Lowell Riverwalk. This classic rock band includes Roger MacNaughton of Bostwick Lake Congregational Church.Free admission. 

Wildlife Safari—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Go wild with the Animal Guy and encounter exotic animals from around the world! For all ages. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940. 

Friday, July 16

Nature Discovery Hour—10–11 a.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Children ages 2 to 6 are invited to explore the Red Pine Center, visit “nature stations” indoors and hear a story. Afterward, families are encouraged to take a hike and bring a sack lunch to eat back in the interpretive center. This event is free. Please contact the Nature Center online at www.kentconservation.org/hcnc or call (866) 675-3158 to RSVP so we know how many children to expect (child’s name, age and phone number or e-mail address). 

Saturday, July 17

Christmas in July Sale—noon to 5 p.m. at the Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive (just off Northland Drive), Rockford, sponsored by the Rockford American Legion Auxiliary. Books and gifts for all ages. 

Sunday, July 18

Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VFW Post 3946, located at 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults; $3 for children. 

Monday, July 19

Free Food for Needy Families—5 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 Kuttshill Drive, Rockford, with a Mobile Food Pantry providing free food for needy families in the North Kent community. For more information, call the church at (616) 866-1556.

Beyond Magic with Magician Tom Plunkard—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. This high-impact magic show is loaded with new tricks! For all ages. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940. 

Tuesday, July 20

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, July 21

Teen Iron Chef—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Are you an aspiring world class chef? Enter Kitchen Stadium and battle other teens in preparing dishes with a secret ingredient. Registration is required and participation is limited. For grades 6–12. For more information or to register, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org. 

Thursday, July 22

Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Monday, July 26

WaZoBia—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Hear the beat! Feel the rhythm of Africa! You won’t sit still for this program full of percussion play and dance for all ages. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940. 

Tuesday, July 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. 

Wednesday, July 28

Interactive Story Adventure—10:30 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Help the book “In the Small, Small Pond” by Denise Fleming come to life by wiggling through a tunnel, stacking like a beaver, and much more! For children ages 6 and under with a caregiver. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940.

Thursday, July 29

Summer Archery League—7 p.m. at Rockford Sportsman’s Club. Outdoor shooting with targets from 18 to 70 meters. Open to compound bows, recurve bows and crossbows. For more information or to sign up, visit rockfordsportsmansclub.com or call Bill at (616) 485-7373.

Monday, August 2

Blood Drive—noon to 7 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford.

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