Fall Seedling, Shrub and Native Plant Sale—The Kent Conservation urges citizens to please consider beautiful Michigan native plants for landscaping projects. The fall 2010 catalog is available on the website at www.kentconservation.org. under the ‘Tree Sale’ tab. Please click on “Fall 2010” at bottom of the page to view/print the catalog, or you may print only the order form on pages 7 and 8. Payment must accompany your order which is due September 17. If you would like to order by credit card, please call the office at (616) 942-4111. Pickup date is October 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3260 Eagle Park Dr. NE, Grand Rapids.
Thur., September 9
Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. For information please contact Lion Dianna Robach at (616) 866-1760.
Adult Book Discussion—6:45 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi.
Friday, September 10
End of Summer Festival–Rummage Sale/Bake Sale—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church on Myers Lake Avenue. Call (616) 866-4298 or visit www.coumc.com.
Fri.–Sat., Sept. 10–11
Annual Two-Day Yard Sale—9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 10, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, September 11 at Hope Community Church, 7000 Meyers Lake Avenue, in Rockford. All proceeds will benefit the Outreach Ministries of the church. Donations for the yard sale can be dropped off at the church anytime. All unsold items will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul World Mission.
Fri.–Mon., Sept. 10–13
Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 5-Mile Rd. Hardcovers–$1, softcovers–50¢ and paperback and children’s–25¢. Sunday and Monday only–Bag-of-Books for $2.
Sat., September 11
End of Summer Festival–Rummage Sale/Bake Sale—9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Chicken BBQ—4 to 7 p.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church on Myers Lake Avenue. Call (616) 866-4298 or visit www.coumc.com.
Sunday, September 12
Fall Festival—10:30 a.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational UCC Church, 7979 Belding Road, NE, Rockford. Kick off the season with Bostwick Lake Church’s annual Fall Festival combining scripture, reflective readings and musical selections. The 10:30 a.m. service will feature the musical ensembles Adams Family and Cantando. The central theme of “faith” will be explored through the eyes of historical figures Mary Queen of Scots and Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjold. Known for their blended vocals, the Adams Family sing gospel and socially relevant standard tunes. The all-female vocal ensemble Cantando is comprised of women from all religious walks. A picnic will follow the service. For more information call Jerry Demarest at (616) 884-0448.
Tues., September 14
Country Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks.
Women at Risk, International—7 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake Avenue in Rockford will be presenting their story and jewelry. Women at Risk, International empowers women attacked by crisis with the opportunity to wrap their lives in layers of beauty, turning devastation into hope. Hear about a way to reach arms of love around women at risk across the neighborhood and the ocean. Shop by purchasing beautiful jewelry made by women rescued from slavery. This helps us rescue, redeem, and empower women to stand tall and work with dignity. For more information and reservations, please call (616) 874-4673.
Tue. Sept., 14–Nov. 2
Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. For families who can’t come to the library during the day. Pajama Storytime offers an evening of stories and fun. Bring your teddy bear or other snuggly friend; pajamas optional. For children ages 3 to 6.
Wed., September 15
Blue Star Moms—6 p.m. at 669 Mead Road, Orleans, MI. For more information, call the Sally at (616) 761-2042.
Wed., Sept. 15–Nov.3
Toddler Time—10 to 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. Nurture your toddler’s love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop his or her language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and under with a caregiver.
Thur., September 16
Woodlot Management Workshop—6 to 8 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive in Kent City. Sponsored by Kent Conservation District. It is free of charge, refreshments will be served. An RSVP is appreciated, but feel free to drop in. Please call (616) 942-4111 for more information.