Rockford Register — October 7, 2010

Tuesdays, through November 2

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.

Wednesdays, through November 3

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.

Thursday, October 7

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Polly Bolt will present “Alaskan Culture and Traditions.” Hostesses will be Geri Winegar and Meradel Eberlein.

Saturday, October 9

Parkside Walk-A-Thon—11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a DJ and lots of food and fun. Everyone is welcome.

Flu Shot Clinic—9 a.m. to 12 noon at First Congregational Church of Rockford, 192 East Bridge Street. Flu shots available to 50 people ages 18 and over. Bring medicare insurance card or $30 to cover the cost. There will be five pneumonia vaccines available for $35 or medicare insurance if you are a person over age 60. While at the church you are invited to browse the Books, Bling and Children’s sale in the lower level.

Tuesday, October 12

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.

Thursday, October 14

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.

Adult Book Discussion—6:45 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford.

Thursday–Saturday, October 14–16

Howard City Friends Of The Library Used Book Sale—10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. Book donations are needed and appreciated. You can leave donated books at the Timothy C. Hauenstien Library. Come and check out our great selection.

Friday, October 15Adult Book Discussion—1:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. “Maisie Dobbs” by Jacqueline Winespear. 

Saturday, October 16

MS Awareness Event—noon to 3 p.m. at Frenz Coffee House in Rockford. The Mary J. Szczepanski “Never Give Up” MS Scholarship Foundation, a national program for multiple sclerosis, will provide information on its scholarship opportunities. There will also be prize raffles. For more information, visit

Sunday, October 17

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.

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