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Rockford Register — March 18 2010

March 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

Fri.–Sat., March 19–27 Charlott’s Webb—7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Saturday manitees at 2 p.m. Presented by at Master Arts Theatre, adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on. the book by E.B. White. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. All seats reserved. Call (616) 455-1001 for reservations or visit for more information Saturday, March 20 Wild Game Dinner—6 p.m. Algoma Baptist Church gym, 10515 Grange Ave. (south of 13 Mile, between Algoma Ave. and Pine Island Dr., Rockford. The speaker is Vern Oosterhouse a hunting and fishing guide in Alaska. Tickets are $5. Call the church office at (616) 866-1274 or pastor Dave (616) 866-4760 to purchase tickets. Please bring a wild game dish to pass. Garage Sale—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile, Rockford. All proceeds benefit the youth ministry of the churh. Donations can be dropped off at the church Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 21 Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VFW Post 3946, located at 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults; $3 for children. Tuesday, March 23 Country Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. Rockford Garden Club March Meeting—7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Community Room, 159 Maple, Rockfod. Meeting topic discussion is “knowing your sunlight for a successful garden.” Guest speaker is Kerry VerMeulen. For more information call (616) 874-0186 or visit Thursday, March 25 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, March 27 Blood Drive —9 am. to 1 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake Avenue, Rockford. Cannonsburg Elementary Family Fun Day —11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids and adult games, silent auction, lunch, free babysitting for kids from 2 to 5 p.m. Free entrance, small cost for tickets. For more information call (616) 874-1293. Pancake Breakfast —8 to 11 a.m. at Courtland Township Fire Department, 7480 14 Mile Rd. Pancakes, […]

Rockford students featured in Cinderella ballet production

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  The West Michigan Youth Ballet is gearing up for their spring performance of the ballet Cinderella – a favorite ballet for all ages. Three Rockford students are part of the ballet company, and they invite their friends, teachers and school mates come and see them perform this Saturday. In the title role during the 1p.m. performance,  Kathleen Bomer,  a Rockford High School senior, will play the role of Cinderalla.  Elizabeth Hekman from Ada will dance the role of Cinderella during the 4:30 show. In that show, Kathleen can be seen in the solo role of the Winter Fairy. Kathleen, who has been with the WMYB since 2007,  has been dancing since she was two years old, so this is her 16th year in ballet shoes. When not rehearsing with WMYB, she is a student and apprentice teacher at her home dance studio, Academy of Dance Arts in Comstock Park. At RHS, this honor student plays the flute and the piccolo in the Wind Ensemble. Kathleen’s college plans are not firmed up at this point, but we know that she will not just be playing a “little flute” wherever she goes.  A newcomer to the WMYB this year is Katerina Rozelle, a fifth grade student at Valley View Elementary. Katerina is a Numeral in both the 1 and 4:30 p.m. shows. She hails from Russia, and her mom said that she had the dance gene in her when she was adopted at the age of five, and joined a family of five other siblings. Katerina is a student of Rhythm Dance in Belmont. Back on stage with the WMYB is Lauren Hyink, a fifth grader at Cannonsburg Elementary. If Lauren’s name sounds familiar it is because she was recently featured as an Example of Excellence by Douglas photography, Rockford Public Schools and The Rockford Squire newspaper. In Cinderella, Lauren will be a mouse, a ballroom girl and a summer sprite. Lauren is a student at the Ada Dance Academy.  Besides dancing, she keeps busy with piano lessons and singing in her church’s choir.   We invite all children to come to the performances dressed in their favorite Cinderella costume. A drawing will be held at each show, and two girls from the audience will be […]