Rockford Register — September 23, 2010

Tues., through Nov. 2

Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library. 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., through Nov. 3

Toddler Time—10 to 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library. Nurture your toddler’s love of books through music, movement and storieswhile helping to develop his or her language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and under with a caregiver 

Thur., September 23

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 more information please contact Lion Dianna Robach at (616) 866-1760.

Meet The Author: Tom Rademacher—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library. Tom Rademacher, a local Rockford author, will talk about his book, “Splitting Wood,” a compilation of his columns in the Grand Rapids Press. Books will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds going back to the library. The author will sign books and answer questions. Registration is required and participation is limited.

Fri.–Sat., Sept. 24–25

2nd Annual Harvest on the Ridge—hosted by Sparta Chamber of Commerce, celebrating hardworking farming families representing the most fertile apple country in the nation. More information may be found online at

Fri.–Sun., Sept. 24–26

Annual Rockford Rotary Chicken BBQ Dinner— Friday from noon-8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Rockford. Enjoy chicken, baked beans, potato salad and a beverage for $9. Curbside service is available as well as dining at the Pavilion. Proceeds go toward improvements to the Pavilion such as doors, heat, paint, and new roofing. Please visit for more information.

Sat., September 25

Low-Cost Microchip Clinic for Pets—noon to 3 p.m. at the Kent County Animal Shelter, 740 Fuller Ave. NE, Grand Rapids. Shelter staff will implant the microchip for $20 per pet. No appointment necessary; based on first-come, first-served. Dogs must be on a leash; cats in a carrier. Dogs must be licensed, or licenses may be purchased at time of microchip implantation—owner ID, proof of current rabies vaccination and spay/neuter status required for license purchase.

Mon., September 27

Blood Drive—3-7 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational UCC, 7979 Belding Rd., Rockford.

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Orchard View Church of God, 2777 Leffingwell Ave., Grand Rapids. Wildlife biologist Fred Ignatoski will present “Michigan Mammals.” Guests welcome. Free program. For more information, call Bea at (616) 676-2446 or visit Drive—noon to 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Kateri Lodge, 520 Northland Dr., Rockford.

Tuesday, September 28

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.

Saturday, October 2

Used Book Sale—9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library. Find some great bargain prices. Donations are welcome and may be dropped off at the library during open hours.

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