There’s another workshop coming up at the Izaak Walton League

May 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

demonstrating the principles of “rocket stoves.” They burn small pieces of wood, with a vertical chimney, creating high combustion and temperatures. Rocket stoves of many forms have gained interest as alternative methods for heating and cooking. Examples vary from tiny tin-can cookers to beautiful mass heaters sculpted with clay. Since they are capable of reaching very high temperatures, they can be potentially dangerous, so careful consideration should be taken in their design, placement, and function. Some designs have won awards for their fuel efficiency. On Saturday, May 30, Shane Celeste will set up some simple examples outdoors. He has spoken at the “Ikes” before, about permaculture. Anyone interested should contact The class is $10 for non-members. It will last a few hours, so bringing a picnic lunch is a good idea. Of course, a fire will be available. The Izaak Walton League is located at 5641 Myers Lake Ave., near Cannonsburg Ski area.

Rockford Register – September 18, 2008

September 18, 2008 // 0 Comments

Saturday, September 20 Farm Market – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday through October 25, in the South Squires parking lot located off Main Street in downtown Rockford. The market features Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, and flowers and plants. 8th Annual “Helping Our Neighbors in Need” Oil Change – 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at John Decker Chevrolet, 4650 Fourteen Mile Rd. NE, Rockford. Get a lube, oil, and filter for only $15. (Light trucks and cars only, please. No diesels.) All proceeds to benefit North Kent Service Center. Quilt Raffle – sponsored by Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Twp. Library, 4:00 p.m. at Ensley Park Pavilion during the Howard City Harvest Festival. Tickets are available at the Howard City Village Office, the library and Patchwork Dreams LLC. One of the two quilts is on display at the library. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. You need not be present to win. All proceeds to benefit the library and Howard City Harvest Festival. Sunday, September 21 Roast Beef Dinner – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3.50 for children under age 12. Enjoy all-you-can-eat roast beef, potatoes, corn, beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Bring your papers for recycling! “Best roast beef in town!” Breakfast – 9 to 11 a.m. at Sparta/Grand Rapids Moose Lodge #50, 11510 N. Division, Sparta. Cost is $5 per person, which includes coffee, juice and milk. Presented by Moose On Bikes, Lodge #50. “Turkey Shoot” Family Fun Day – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta. Trap, archery, grilled chicken and barbeque dinners, raffle, running deer, BB gun range, and kids crafts. For more information, call Morrie at (616) 696-4523 or visit Tuesday, September 23 Blood Drive – noon to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation, Kateri Lodge, 520 Northland Dr., Rockford. 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. Thursday, September 25 Blood Drive – 4 to 8 […]