ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, Dec. 16

FREE Holiday Carriage Rides through Rockford—5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in front of Custard by the Dam, Squires St., downtown Rockford, sponsored by Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Horse-drawn rides provided by Grand Carriages. 

Friday, December 17

FREE Holiday Carriage Rides through Rockford—5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in front of Custard by the Dam, Squires St., downtown Rockford, sponsored by Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Horse-drawn rides provided by Grand Carriages. 

“Drop Off Your Kids” Night—sponsored by the Rockford varsity softball team. Contact Casey Munger at (616) 863-6141 ext. 1258 for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 18

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus—2 to 4 p.m. at Courtland Fire Station #1, 7480 Fourteen Mile Rd., Rockford, for a photo opportunity!

Sunday, December 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. 

Monday, December 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 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. 

Wednesday, Dec. 22

Santa Claus Comes to Town—5 to 8 p.m. at the Rotary Pavilion, corner of Squires and Courtland streets, sponsored by Trendwell Energy Corporation. Cookies and hot cocoa provided by D&W Fresh Market. 

Thursday, Dec. 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. 

Tuesday, Dec. 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, January 15, 2011

The Capitol Steps—8 p.m. at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium, presented by the Rockford Education Foundation. The Capitol Steps is an evening of ribald cutting edge political satire. Don’t miss out. Get your tickets early. For more information or ticket purchase (reserved seating) contact the REF office at (616) 863-6317 or visit their website at www.rockfordschools.org/ref.

About Squire News
The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

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