Fall Seedling 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 by 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.
Wed., September 15
Blue Star Moms—6 p.m. at 669 Mead Road, Orleans, MI. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call the Sally at (616) 761-2042.
Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., 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.
Toddler Time—10 to 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., 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.
Friday, September 17
Adult Book Discussion—1:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan.
Sat., September 18
Blythefield Christian Reformed Church Fall Festival—3 to 6 p.m. at 6350 Kuttshill Dr., Rockford. Free food and carnival games. Inflatable games and petting zoo! www.blythefieldcrc.com. Call 866-2962 for more information.
Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants.
Saturday, Sunday, September 18, 19
Living History Encampment—9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at the Grand-Rogue Campground, 6400 Block of West River Drive, northeast of Grand Rapids.. The Grand Rogue Living History Encampment. See how Native Americans, soldiers and their families lived in authentic campsites during several periods of American History, including the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, Civil War and current conditions presented by the National Guard. Hand craftsmen and period traders will avail their wares. As always–open and free to the public. Handicapped parking is available. Please join us in this educational and fun filled weekend for the entire family. For more information, you may visit the website at www.grandrogueencampment.com.
Sunday, September 19
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.
Adult Book Discussion—6:45 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi.
Mon., September 20
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.
Blood Drive—4-7 p.m. at Blythefield Christian Reformed Church, 6350 Kuttshill Dr. NE, Rockford.
Tue., September 21
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.
Thur., September 23
Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more information please contact Lion Dianna Robach at (616) 866-1760.
Tom Radamacher Visit—6:30 p.m . at the Krause Memorial Branch Library, 140 E Bridge St., Rockford. A seasoned columnist for the Grand Rapids Press will discuss his new book Splitting Wood, a collection of 100 columns featuring stories “about ordinary people doing extraordinary thins.” Books will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds donated to the library. A book signing will follow the presentation, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. Registration is required and participation is limited. For more information or to register, please call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.