ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, December 8

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.

Saturday, December 10

14th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk—9 a.m. until gone, at North Kent Presbyterian Church, 6175 Kuttshill Dr. NE, Rockford (one block west of Wolverine Blvd., just north of Blythefield Country Club). Still only $6 per box. Public welcome; come early for best selection. Choose from more than 25 varieties of homemade Christmas cookies. Church cookbook will also be available. For more information, call the church office at (616) 866-2230 Tuesday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Leave No Family Inside” Winter Survival—9 a.m. to noon at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Learn ways to stay warm outside, including fire starting and shelter building. Also discuss a variety of adaptations that allow animals to survive Michigan winters. Cost is $6 per person, or $10 per family. Registration and payment due by December 4. For more information or to register, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Full Moon Series: “Full Moon Names, Legend & Lore”—7 to 8:30 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Learn about the various names given to each month’s full moon, as well as the explanations behind the names. Also uncover some myths, legends and lore associated with full moons. Short indoor program will be followed by full-moon hike. Cost is $6 per adult, $4 per student/senior, or $12 per family. Registration and payment due by December 6. For more information or to register, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Sunday, December 11

Christmas Vespers—6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Rd., Rockford, for a new twist on Christmas classics. Piano and cello music by MacRaven, Roger MacNaughton and Steve VanRavenswaay, and “Cantando” Women’s Chorus. There will be a freewill offering.

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

Tuesday, December 13

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 15

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.

RHS Choir Christmas Concert—7 p.m. at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium.

Sunday, December 18

Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3946, 4195 Thirteen Mile Rd., Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults; $3.50 for children. Takeouts and deliveries are available. Come enjoy the “best dinner in town!” prepared by our chef Fred Chambers. For deliveries, call (616) 866-2675 by 11:30 a.m. the day of the dinner. For more information, visit www.RockfordVFWPost3946.org.

Christmas Vespers—6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Rd., Rockford, for a new twist on Christmas classics, featuring Joe Cisler and Steffan Copenhaver. There will be a freewill offering.

Monday, December 19

Car Seat Safety Check—noon to 3:30 p.m. at Rockford Fire Department, 7 S. Monroe St., Rockford, no appointment necessary. Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to help you make sure your child is riding safely in the car. For more information, please call Safe Kids Greater Grand Rapids at (616) 391-7233.

Tuesday, December 20

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.

Wednesday, December 21

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.

Thursday, December 22

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.

Tuesday, December 27

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.

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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