Rockford Register — October 21, 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. 

Saturday, October 23

Bailey’s Doggie Dash—9 a.m. at Wabasis Park. This 5K run/walk for owners and their dogs is a benefit for the Kent County Parks Foundation. For a registration form or more information, contact Kevin Sweeney at (616) 863-0669 or e-mail sweeneykevin10@yahoo.com. 

Harvest Party—5:30 p.m. at Cedar Creek Community Church, 2969 14 Mile Rd., Sparta. Enjoy hayrides (straw), pumpkin painting, dunking for apples, a cake walk, games for all ages, face painting, “trunk or treat,” soup and sandwiches, popcorn and lots of fun and fellowship. All are welcome. For more information, call the church at (616) 866-9829. 

Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squire Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigand-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants. 

Sunday, October 24

Forest Hills Adult Community Band Fall Concert—2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Forest Hills High School Auditorium, 2200 Pettis Ave., Ada. For more information, contact Denise Antonopulos at (616) 682-1560 or Greg Christensen at (616) 493-8830 or visit www.fhacb.org. 

Open House & Dedication—2 p.m. at a new adult foster care home, 2387 Banner Dr. SW, Wyoming, hosted by David’s House Ministries, a Christian organization which provides an array of services to developmentally disabled men and women. The home has been built for men and women with significant disabilities. For more information, call (616) 247-7861. 

Traditional African Dance & Music—5 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 134 N. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, presented by the African Drum and Dance Theater Bi-Okoto. This free event is part of the church’s annual concert series “Sacred Sounds at St. Mark’s.” For more information, visit www.bi-okoto.com. 

Charity Lunch & Fundraiser—2 p.m. at Neal E. Fonger Post #179 American Legion, 2327 Wilson Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, to help raise funds for Dave Emelander. Tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for children. There will be live entertainment, 50/50, games and a silent auction. For tickets or more information, call (616) 551-3332 or e-mail to emelandercharity@gmail.com. 

Monday, October 25

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Auditorium at Cornerstone University, 3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids. Bill Sweetman will present “Who’s Messing with Your Bird List?” Guests welcome. Free admission. For more information, visit www.glsga.org/grac or call Bea at (616) 676-2446. 

Tuesday, October 26

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 28

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. 

Friday, October 29

Fundraiser Showcase Banquet—6:30 p.m. at the Postma Center on the Pine Rest campus, 300 68th St. SE, Grand Rapids, for a dinner and entertainment by Master Arts Theatre. Donations will be received to directly support the work of the ministry. Please RSVP by calling (616) 455-1001 or by e-mailing director@masterarts.org. For more information, visit www.masterarts.org. 

Saturday, October 30

Craft/Bake Sale, Lunch & More—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Leisure Village Lodge, near the corner of Chauncey and Cannonsburg roads. 

Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squire Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigand-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants.

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