Rockford Register — October 28, 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 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 & More9 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.

Halloween Party—7 p.m. at Rockford American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr. (corner of Northland Dr.), to benefit the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. This year’s theme of “Hollywood” includes live music by The Outer Vibe at 8 p.m., a costume contest (prizes awarded at 10 p.m.), a cash bar, food and raffles. Tickets in advance are $15, or $20 the day of, and are available at the Rockford American Legion Lounge. Must be at least age 21. Open to the public. For more information, call (616) 745-4896 or visit www.rockfordlegion.org.

Saturday–Sunday, October 30–31

Annual Sight-In Days—10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 6-7, at Rockford Sportsman’s Club, 11115 Northland Dr., Rockford. A donation of $5 per gun includes 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-yard ranges for pistols, shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders. For more information, visit www.rockfordsportsmansclub.com.

Sunday, October 31

Candy at Church—5:30 to 8 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple Street, Rockford. The church would like to share Halloween with your little ghosts and goblins. Stop by during Rockford’s trick-or-treating time and candy will be handed out.

Monday, November 1

Blood Drive—noon to 7 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford.

Tuesday, November 2

Mended Hearts Meeting—7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St., Grand Rapids, room 8815 on eighth floor. This nonprofit support group—affiliated with American Heart Association—offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395.

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.

Wed., November 3

Business Counseling—Starting a new business or have questions about your existing business? The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) would like to help. SCORE is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is dedicated to helping the small-business community through no-fee mentoring, business counseling and low-cost workshops. A SCORE counselor will be at the Chamber starting at 9 a.m. Please call the Chamber at (616) 866-2000, Mon.–Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to schedule an appointment

Thursday, November 4

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Jon Stamp will present “In the Arms of Our Ancestors.” Hostesses will be Arlene Obetts and Janet Matthews.

Friday–Saturday, November 5–6

“Contents Under Pressure” Comedy Improv—7:00 p.m. both days at Master Arts Theatre in Grand Rapids. This is good, clean, family comedy. Tickets are $5 each. After the improv, stay for the stand-up and comedy skits, which will begin about 8:45 p.m., for free! For more information, call (616) 455-1001 or visit www.masterarts.org.

Saturday, November 6

Euchre Club—6:30 p.m. at Peppermill Grill, 8 S. Squires St., Rockford. Admission is $5. Bring a snack and non-alcoholic beverage. New players welcome! For more information, call (616) 884-0757.

“The Wonder of Christmas” Silent & Live Auction—registration from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School (just one mile east of US-131, off Exit 104), sponsored by Pine Ridge Bible Camp, Cedar Springs. Enjoy one-stop shopping for gift certificates, mountain bikes, Disney tickets, homemade items, gift baskets, scrapbooking items, and much more! Auctioneer will be Art Smith. Childcare for ages 2 and up is free. An RSVP is appreciated.

For more information, call (616) 696-8675, e-mail to info@pineridgecamp.com, or visit www.pineridgecamp.com.

Public Sight-in Day—10 a.m. at Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta. For more information, contact Morrie Seites at (616) 678-4523.

Holiday Bazaar—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 425 S. State St., Sparta. There will be 30 vendors, live music, raffles, homemade luncheon, baked goods, kids’ activities, door prizes and a cake walk! For more information, call Candy Fodor at (616) 887-1342.

Saturday–Sunday, November 6-7

Annual Sight-In Days—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford Sportsman’s Club, 11115 Northland Dr., Rockford. A donation of $5 per gun includes 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-yard ranges for pistols, shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders. For more information, visit www.rockfordsportsmansclub.com.

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.

Codes, Secrets and Adventure: A 39 Clues Party—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Uncover secrets, solve codes and mysteries, and enjoy activities related to the popular book series “39 Clues!” For school-age children, ages 6 and up.

Wed., November 10

Rhyme Time Music and Movement—10:30 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games, and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills. For children ages 6 and under with a caregiver.

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