ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, August 4

3rd Annual Grattan Twilight Cancer Walk—Registration at 5 p.m.; walk at 7 p.m., at Grattan Raceway, 7201 Lessiter NE, Grattan. All proceeds are to benefit Gilda’s Club of Lowell. For more information, visit www.grattantlcwalk.com or call (616) 481-1718.

Saturday, August 6

Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 29 in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and much more.

Car Wash—9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of Rockford D&W, hosted by River Rock Church to raise funds for North Kent Community Services. Cars will be washed for a donation of cash or personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toilet paper, boxes of tissue, toothpaste, dish soap, and laundry detergent.

Monday, August 8

John Ball’s Traveling Zoo—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Animals across the world have unusual or interesting physical and behavioral characteristics that make them wildly fun to learn about, and John Ball Zoo wants to spread the word. The Z’s Kids’ Club Animal Outreach Program will consist of a 30- to 40-minute sit-down live animal presentation with animal biofacts (skulls, furs, etc.) and a take-home bookmark. For families with children ages 5 and up. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Tuesday, August 9

Rockford Rotary Club Meetings—7 a.m. at Rockford High School, and 12:10 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

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, August 11

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.

Saturday, August 13

Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 29 in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and much more.

Euchre Club—6:30 p.m. at the Peppermill Grill, 8 S. Squires St., Rockford. New players welcome. Donations will be accepted for North Kent Community Services. For more information, call (616) 884-0757.

Super Heroes Away!—11 a.m. at the Rockford Rotary Pavilion, corner of Courtland and Squires streets, downtown Rockford. To celebrate the Reading Rocks in Rockford festival, come dressed as your favorite super hero and have a blast listening to stories, playing games, and making your very own comic book! For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Making Your Memoir Memorable—10:30 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Bob Tarte, author of the humorous pet memoirs “Enslaved by Ducks,” “Fowl Weather,” and the forthcoming “The Funnel of Happiness,” will talk about the two main components that agents and publishers look for in a memoir. He’ll also share his own publishing experiences. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

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