ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, January 5

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 Meeting—1 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Terry Konkle will speak on Julia Moore, “The Sweet Singer of Michigan.” Hostesses will be Madge Bolt and Kathy Christensen.

Friday, January 6

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids. Sale also Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with special “bag of books for $2” on Sunday and Monday only. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Saturday, January 7

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids. Sale also Friday, Sunday and Monday, with special “bag of books for $2” on Sunday and Monday only. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Sunday, January 8

Spectacular Book Sale—1 to 4 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids. Sale also Friday, Saturday and Monday, with special “bag of books for $2” on Sunday and Monday only. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Monday, January 9

Be a Miner 49’er—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Mosey on down for some good, old-fashioned, Gold Rush-inspired fun! Crafts, games and activities for all ages. For more information, call (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.

Babytime—11 a.m. every Monday through February 27 at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver. For more information, call (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org. 

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids. Sale also Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with special “bag of books for $2” on Sunday and Monday only. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Tuesday, January 10

Evening Storytime—6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through February 28 at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. For families who can’t come to the library during the day, Evening Storytime offers an evening of stories and fun. Bring your teddy bear or other snuggly friend; pajamas optional. For children ages 6 and under with a caregiver. For more information, call (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.

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 Keith at (616) 866-2459.

Wednesday, January 11

Toddler Time—10 and 11 a.m. every Wednesday through February 29 at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Nurture your toddler’s love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and under with a caregiver. For more information, call (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.

Preschool Storytime—10 and 11 a.m. every Wednesday through February 29 at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages 3 to 6. For more information, call (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.

Thursday, January 12

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 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, January 14

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.

Sunday, January 15

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.

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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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