ROCKFORD REGISTER — October 13, 2011

Thursday, October 13

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.

Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

Thursday-Saturday

October 13-15

Used Book Sale—10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library, 117 W. Williams St., Howard City, sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Saturday, October 15

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.

Gougeburg School Reunion—2 p.m. at Algoma Twp. Hall, 10531 Algoma Ave., Rockford, presented by Algoma Twp. Historical Society, with speaker Beverly Haskins Reyner, Gougeburg teacher, “One Room Schoolhouses.” Please bring pictures or papers that could be copied for records. Refreshments provided. Public invited.

WWW Family YMCA Fall Festival—1 to 3 p.m. at YMCA in Belmont. Enjoy hayrides, bounce house, free food, games, prizes and more. Free to everyone.

Sunday, October 16

Breakfast with the M.O.B.—9 to 11 a.m. at the Sparta Moose Lodge #50, 11510 Division, Sparta, presented by Moose On Bikes (MOB) to benefit local children and charities. All you can eat for $5. For more information, call (616) 890-8789.

Monday, October 17

Griefshare—7 p.m. at Resurrection Life Church, fireside room, on 10 Mile Rd., Rockford. This grief recovery support group, where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one, meets every Monday through December 5. No sign-up is necessary. Learn more at www.griefshare.org.

Tuesday, October 18

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 & Gospel Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, 8540 Shaner Ave., Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. For more information, call Keth at (616) 866-2459.

North Kent Toastmasters Club Open House—7 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr. NE, next to OLC Catholic Church at 11 Mile Rd., Rockford. The club teaches confidence to communicate, persuade and lead. For directions, call Sue at (616) 866-3509 or visit www.nkctm.org.

Wednesday, October 19

Blue Star Moms—6 p.m. at 669 Mead Road, Orleans, Mich. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Sally at (616) 761-2042.

Community Outreach Program—7 to 8 p.m. every third Wednesday at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, Belding Road (across from Lakes Elementary). At this first program Deputy McCutcheon from Kent County Sheriff Department will be speaking on identity theft and other related topics. A complimentary light supper of smoked pulled turkey sandwiches, coleslaw, chips and cookies will be offered from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Childcare provided. RSVP for supper and/or childcare. For more information, call.

Bike Cyclist Ride—8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. One day only bikes get a chance to ride beautiful well-marked trails. Cost is $5 for adults, $4 for students/seniors, or $12 for families. Registration and payment due October 16.

Thursday, October 20

Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

Saturday, October 22

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.

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