Rockford Register

Thursday, October 4

Rockford Rotary Club Meeting—

7 to 8 a.m. during the summer at Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch,

220 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.


Rockford Area Historical Society—at the Community Cabin 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. “One Hundred Years of Rockford Football” presented by Terry Konkle. Hostesses are Geri Winegar and Paula Lindsley.


Story Time Hike: A Seed is Sleepy—at Blanford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids; children under 7, $5 members, $6 non-members. A very fun time for little ones and their family. We begin this program with a season story and a short craft. The rest of the program will be spent on the trails looking for objects or characters from the book. This month is all about harvesting from the garden. For more information, visit or

call (616) 735-6240.



October 5­–6

Fall Family Campout, Rain or Shine—3 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr. Kent City. Donation is $20 per person or $45 for a family of four or more. Enjoy a night of nature on the grounds of the Nature Center. You supply the tent and sleeping bag; we will supply the nature (and indoor bathrooms). Join us for a weenie roast, and then explore our moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of owls and other night creatures. Cap off the evening with S’mores by the fire. Limited to 10 families. Reservations required. Each tent must include a minimum of one adult. Pancake breakfast in the morning. For reservations and additional information call (616)675-3158 or visit


Saturday, October 6

“America’s Favorite Farm Market”—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through October 27 in the S. Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring “Pure Michigan”-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and much more.


Adventures Into Michigan’s Past—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 East Bridge St., Rockford. Larry B. Massie, bestselling author, historian and dynamic storyteller, takes his audience on a pilgrimage into our beloved state’s past. Sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library, the Rockford Area Historical Society, Bishop Hills Elder Care Community and Meijer. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit


Fun For You & Your Dog—10 a.m to 3 p.m. at 9100 Ladner Farms NE, east of Cannonsburg on 5 Mile (1/2 mile south of McCabe). $10/adult (includes lunch and an opportunity to try agility and ralley obedience). Large fenced play area for dogs, raffles & prizes. Dogs must be up to date on vaccines. Proceeds go to the Australian Shepherd Rescue in MI (a 501c).


“Rocktastic” Fall Festival Concert—Want a family-friendly reason to stay in town after the Red Flannel Day parade in Cedar Springs? The Springs Church is holding its first ever Red Flannel Day Awesome Rocktastic Fall Festival Concert right after the parade, in the church parking lot at the corner of Oak and First Streets. Come enjoy some of your favorite tunes from 89.9 WAYFM, let the kids jump in the free bounce house or make their way through the free obstacle course, and munch out on free hotdogs. Come party with The Springs—you’ll have a rockin’ good time! For more information, call the church

at 696-2970.


Sunday, October 7

Rockford Masonic Lodge Ham Dinner—12 to 2 p.m. at 1430 Northland Drive, Rockford. $8 per person, $3 for children 12 and under. Dinner includes ham, mashed potatoes, corn or green beans, roll, dessert and drink (coffee, tea or punch). Take out available.

Everyone welcome.


Tuesday, October 9

Rockford Rotary Club Meeting—noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Visitors welcome.


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.


Vegetarian Cooking Class—7 p.m. at North Kent Bible Church, 7210 Courtland Drive. Sponsored by Three Angels Fellowship Church. This class is free. Call Amy Ortego at (616) 481-1596 to register.


Thursday, October 11

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.


Rockford Rotary Club Meeting—

7 to 8 a.m. during the summer at Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch, 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

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