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Rockford Register — December 31, 2009

December 31, 2009 // 0 Comments

Saturday, January 2 Annual Kent County Christmas Bird Count—Birders of all skill levels are welcome. For details, please visit To register, contact Ranger Steve Mueller at (616) 696-1753 or Meet the Author Book Signing—7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Herman’s Boy Inc., 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. Get your copy of Tom Rademacher’s new book “Splitting Wood,” and get your book signed! For additional information call (616) 866-2900. Tuesday, January 5 North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7 to 8:45 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Drive, Rockford (at 11 Mile Road). Be more assertive and a better speaker. For directions, call Angela at (616) 560-4726 or visit the club’s website at Thursday, January 7 Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—1 p.m. at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford, hosted by Madge Bolt and Evie Swinehart. “Love Around the World,” an imaginary trip around the world through song, will be presented by Dick and Helen Prohaska. Saturday, January 9 Symphony Auditions—9 to 11 a.m. at Muskegon Community College. The West Michigan Youth Symphony is seeking musicians for the following instruments: strings, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trombone, tuba and percussion, for the 2010 winter season. All school-age musicians who are members of their school music ensembles through sophomore year in college are eligible to participate. To schedule an audition, please e-mail to youth or call (231) 726-3231 ext. 35. Walk-ins will be allowed and heard between scheduled auditions. Sat.–Sun., Jan. 9–10 Overstocked Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at the Plainfield Library, Grand Rapids. Monday, January 11 Babytime at the Library—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with baby while you enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and play time; for caregivers and babies 0-18 months. Babytime will also be held Mondays, Jan. 18 and 25, at 11 a.m. at the library. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit Calling All “Wimpy” Kids!—3 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Can you not get enough of the adventures of Greg and Rowley? Are you afraid of “The Cheese”? Then you’ll want to come for a time of wimpy fun based on […]