Our network

Arts & Culture

Rockford celebrates the Year of the Ram

The Rockford dam over the Rogue River has been taken over by Rams.  In all, there are 46 decorated rams to celebrate the Rockford Community Art Project.

The rams were decorated by area businesses, organizations and schools.

On Monday, October 4th, the rams will be delivered to their "homes" for two weeks of display. Then, on Friday, October 15th, the Rams will be gathered up and displayed at the homecoming football game.  You will also be able to see the entire collection at this year's Santa Parade.

You can find more information at www.RockfordSchools.org.

Harvest Festival kicks off Saturday, October 2

Rockford, MI - The Rockford Harvest Festival officially kicks of on Saturday, October 2nd. Check out their event listing on Facebook for a complete rundown of everything you'll be able to enjoy over the weekend.

Rockfords Rouge River Artist work their talents!

 Ok Folks, Rockfords Rouge River Artist Group will be working their talents live Sept 25th, Oct. 2nd & Oct. 9th at Hermans Boy in downtown Rockford from 9 to 4 each day as part of Rockfords Annual Harvest Festival. Stop by & say Hi & watch the artist perform their creations & even have the opportunity to purchase their finished works. There will be a wide variety of Art on display to admire & All Art is available to purchase. And between You & I, You never know what Floyd, the owner of Hermans Boys has out to taste test. I do know its always a nice surprise. I hope to See ya There, Tom Scott

Rockford Choir Booster - A message from the president

From: http://www.rockfordchoirs.com

Dear Rockford Choir Parents,

Welcome to the 2010-11 school year. I am Carol Jewell, the Rockford Choir Booster Board’s president. Choir boosters help Mr. Duiven and Mrs. Scott in a variety of ways. We would love for you to take an active role in helping to make your child’s choir experience the best it can be. You can start by attending the booster meetings. This year they will be September 30, January 13, and April 21, at 7 p.m. in the choir room.

You will find quite a bit of information in the packets that came home today, but I would like to call your attention to a few pieces:

• Friends of the Choir letter and patron donor form - This year the Choir Booster Board is initiating Friends of the Choir, an idea to raise necessary funds while eliminating fund raising, an idea that I hope will be a raving success.

Tom Rademacher Visits the Kent District Library

The Krause Memorial Branch will host Tom Rademacher, seasoned columnist for the Grand Rapids Press, at 6:30PM on Thursday, September 23. He will discuss his new book Splitting Wood, a collection of 100 columns featuring stories “about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Books will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds donated to the library. A book signing will follow the presentation, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. Registration is required and participation is limited.

Tom Rademacher is also the featured speaker at the Friends Booked for Lunch event at 12:30 PM on Thursday, October 21 at the Cascade branch. Registration is required and participation is limited.

For more than three decades, Tom Rademacher endeared himself to readers of The Grand Rapids Press as a writer with a nose for news, a keen eye for detail, and a desire to provide a voice for people both struggling and soaring.

2010 Art in the Park

From: http://artsrockford.org/

September 11th, 9am-5pm
Garden Park, Rockford