ROCKFORD REGISTER — December 30, 2010

Saturday, January 1

Annual Kent County Christmas Bird Count—hosted by the Grand Rapids Audubon Club. Birders of all skill levels are invited to participate. For details, please visit www.glsga.org/grac. For inquiries, contact Ranger Steve at odybrook@chartermi.net or by calling (616) 696-1753.

Monday, January 3

Blood Drive—noon to 7 p.m. at Rockford Area Donor Site, Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe Street, Rockford.

Tuesday, January 4

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. 

Wednesday, January 5

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. 

Max and Ruby Party—10 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. This party, based on these lovable characters, will have bunny games, bunny crafts and other book-related bunny fun! For more information, call (616) 784-2007. 

Thursday, January 6

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—1:30 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford, hosted by Madge Bolt and Kathy Christensen. Bobbie Schirado will present “Write It or Lose It.” For more information, call (616) 866-2235. 

Friday, January 7

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids. Hardcovers for $1, softcovers for 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s for 25¢. Sponsored by Friends of the Plainfield Library. For more information, call (616) 784-2007. 

Saturday, January 8

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids. Hardcovers for $1, softcovers for 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s for 25¢. Sponsored by Friends of the Plainfield Library. For more information, call (616) 784-2007.

Sat., Jan. 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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