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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.

Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

From: http://www.rockfordschools.org/

The Rockford Public Schools Hall of Fame celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of Rockford Alumni and Rockford residents in categories of Cultural/Performing Arts, Academic/Career Accomplishments, Service to the Rockford Public Schools/Community, and Honorary Achievement.

The Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is open to the public.
Reservations can be made for $50 per person.

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Appetizers
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner
7:30 – 8:15 p.m. – Guest speakers and presentations
8:15 – 8:30 p.m.

Cannon Township Fall Cleanup cancelled

Cannon Township will not be holding its annual Township Fall Clean Up this year.

In past years, the township provided dumpsters at the township hall for residents to throw out their large trash items.

The township says the event was cut as part of the elimination of non-essential services from the budget this year.

2010 Art in the Park

From: http://artsrockford.org/

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

Second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival will have plenty to eat, see, do

From The Rockford Squire - “This is going to be one absolute blast of a festival,” said organizer Meredith Gremel of this Saturday’s second annual Heirloom Tomato Festival held at Reds on the River from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Businesses throughout downtown are coordinating special pricing and giveaways to go with the ‘Show us your Tomatoes’ theme.

The Heirloom Tomato festival will feature music, events and food under at tent in Red’s parking lot, a marinara contest open to the public, a Little Miss Heirloom pageant for girls under 12 and a wide variety of tomato/harvest-themed fun.

For more on this story, check out the Rockford Squire.

Baby-Ready Pets workshop hosted by Humane Society of Kent County

From: http://www.hskc.org

Sept. 4
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Baby-Ready Pets
Humane Society of Kent County
The Humane Society of Kent County offers a workshop to help prepare your pet for the arrival of your bundle of joy. With a little training and assistance, you can make it a safe and (relatively) stress-free experience for the whole family. To register for Baby-Ready Pets, please contact Jennifer Self-Aulgur, Humane Education Coordinator, (616) 791-8066 or jennifer@hskc.org.