ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, November 24

Turkey Trot Food Drive—9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Rotary Pavilion, corner of Courtland and Squires streets, across from Arnie’s Restaurant, sponsored by Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church to benefit North Kent Community Services. Walk or run north on the White Pine Trail. Bring a nonperishable food item(s) for the North Kent Community Services Food Pantry. Hot beverages will be served. The church will be giving away homemade pies as door prizes!

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, November 26

Annual Songs of the Season—7:30 p.m. at Basilica of St. Adalbert, corner of 4th and Davis, in northwest Grand Rapids, presented by the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids. Tickets available at the door or in advance at all Schuler Books and Music stores in Grand Rapids; $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, or $10 for students.

Sunday, November 27

Annual Songs of the Season—3 p.m. at Basilica of St. Adalbert, corner of 4th and Davis, in northwest Grand Rapids, presented by the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids. Tickets available at the door or in advance at all Schuler Books and Music stores in Grand Rapids; $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, or $10 for students.

Monday, November 28

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.

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Orchard View Church, 2777 Leffingwell NE, Grand Rapids. Geologist/Naturalist Mary Jane Dockeray will present “Isle Royale.” Guests welcome to attend this free event. For more information, visit www.glsga.org/grac or call Bea at (616) 676-2446.

Tuesday, November 29

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.

Thursday, December 1

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.

Rockford Area Historical Society Annual Christmas Potluck—6:30 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Bring your own table service and a dish to pass. Hostesses will be Pat Frye and Carla Blandford.

Saturday, December 3

Fine Art & Craft Holiday Sale—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes, Lowell, presented by Rogue River Artisans. More than 120 juried artists and craftsmen will be selling their creations, featuring sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, glass, metal, wood, soaps, wearables, naturals, holiday and floral, specialty foods, furniture, wildlife art, painting, candles and more. Holiday lunch will be available. Admission is $1; proceeds to go to Red Arrow special activities. For more information, visit www.lowellholidayartshow.com.

30th Annual Crafty Christmas Bazaar—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, Greenville. There will be a raffle, homemade baked goods and crafts from many vendors.

Christmas Parade of Homes—12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the homes of Deb Dingman, Michael and Derrin Miller, Jim and Cathy Loder, and Glen and Veronica Smith, sponsored by Kindel & Company. Advance tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library or Kindel & Company. Tickets are also available the day of the event for $12. Admission includes refreshments at the library and a Christmas ornament worth up to $6.99, and a chance to win a Willow Tree Nativity valued at $199.99. There will also be prize drawings.

Sunday, December 4

RAAC Christmas Show—3 p.m. at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Center.

Showshoeing—8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Enjoy snowshoeing on scenic trails with a guide. Build a team and join the fun, snow permitting. Cost is $3.75 per person, or $3 per student or senior. Registration and payment due before November 30. For more information, visit www.lilysfrogpad.com or call (616) 675-3158.

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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