Rockford Register – January 29, 2009

Jan. 1 – Feb. 28

Lego/K*Nex Challenge - Build a design with Lego or K*Nex pieces and display in at Krause Memorial Library. All participants will receive certificates. All ages welcome. Designs accepted from January 1 through February 28 at the library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. For more information, call (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.


Thursday, January 29

“Rain” at DeVos Hall - $50 per guest (includes bus fee); lunch at Applebees (on your own). For reservations and bus pick-up times/locations, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.


Tuesday, February 3

Mended Hearts Meeting - 7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, in Room 8815 on the eighth floor. Mended Hearts, a volunteer nonprofit support group affiliated with the American Heart Association, offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395.

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.

CHADD’s Adults with AD/HD Group Meeting - 7 to 9 p.m. at Calvin College, Meeter Center Lecture Hall. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., author and associate director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders, will present “The Unrecognized Role of Emotions and AD/HD.” No cost or pre-registration required. All welcome. For more information, call Linda Brauer at (616) 874-5662.


Wednesday, February 4

Business Counseling - Starting a new business or have questions about your existing business? The Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) would like to help. SCORE is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is dedicated to helping the small-business community through no-fee mentoring, business counseling and low-cost workshops. A SCORE counselor will be at the Chamber starting at 9 a.m. Please call the Chamber at (616) 866-2000, Mon. – Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to schedule an appointment.

Bingo! - 1 to 3 p.m. at Rockford Ambulance Community Room, corner of Ten Mile Road and Shaner Ave., Rockford. Four cards for $1. Refreshments served. For more information, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.


Friday, February 6

Rogue River Artists Association Open House - 7 to 9 p.m. at Frenz Coffee House, 10 E. Bridge St., Suite 100, Rockford. The association’s artwork will be on display and for sale at Frenz Feb. 2 – 28. For more information, contact Lila Harmon at (616) 866-0523 or by e-mail at dlaharmon@prodigy.net. Rogue River Artists Association meetings are held the first Monday of every month at D&W-Rockford, community room at 6:30 p.m.


Saturday, February 7

Stewardship Network Event - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hager Park. Cost is $10/$15. Those interested in helping to restore a preserve, have a few acres to restore, or just want to get outside and explore should take this opportunity to ask questions and connect with others who care about the land. Join David Mindell to learn how to set up a management plan that meets the needs of your organization and your property. Find out what a small group of people can accomplish in just a few hours. For more information, call the Land Conservancy of West Michigan at (616) 451-9476.


Sunday, February 8

Breakfast - 8 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post #102, 330 Rockford Park Drive, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads on Northland Dr.). Cost is $6 for 8-year-olds to adults, $3 for children ages 4 to 8, and free for children under age 4. Breakfast includes eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. Bring family, friends and neighbors!

Lipizzaner Stallions Trip - 2 p.m. at VanAndel Arena, Grand Rapids. Cost is $25 per person. We will stop for dinner at the Rio Grand (on your own) on the way home. For reservations and pus pick-up times/locations, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.


Tuesday, February 10

American Sewing Guild Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at Plainfield Senior Center, 5255 Grand River Dr., Grand Rapids. This month: a trunk show, “Getting Personal: Looking into a Designer’s Closet.” Cost is $2 for non-members or $1 for members. Refreshments will be served; Sew & Show presented. For more information, call Mary at (616) 698-9554 or Barb at (616) 949-6669, or visit www.grasg.org.

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 Bicentennial Chapter of ABWA Reunion - 6 p.m. at Boulder Creek, 5750 Brewer Ave., Belmont. For a reservation or more information, please call Lucy Sawinski at (616) 866-8416.


Thursday, February 12

Rockford Lions Club Meeting - 6 p.m. at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St. Sue Arends, trustee/administrator of Rockford Education Foundation, will be the speaker.

Free Income Tax Preparation for Seniors - 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Rockford Ambulance Center, board room, corner of 10 Mile Rd. and Shaner Ave. Tom Bland, of Senior Neighbors, will take half-hour appointments. To schedule an appointment, please call Melisa at (616) 233-0747.


Saturday, February 14

Elvis Show - 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at the American Legion Post 102 in Rockford, presented by the Auxiliary. There will be a Prime Rib dinner available in the lounge before the show, and karaoke afterward. Tickets are $5; open to the public.


Monday, February 16

Free Food for Needy Families - 5 p.m. in the Mobile Food Pantry at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 Kuttshill Drive (corner of Northland Drive and Rogue River Rd.; entrance on Kuttshill), Rockford, providing free food for needy families in the North Kent community. For more information, contact the church at (616) 866-1556.


Tuesday, February 17

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.


Tuesday, February 24

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.


Saturday, February 28

All Kids Sale - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 102, banquet hall, hosted by the Auxiliary. Clothes, toys, furniture and more will be for sale; plenty of bargains!


Tuesday, March 3

Mended Hearts Meeting - 7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, in Room 8815 on the eighth floor. Mended Hearts, a volunteer nonprofit support group affiliated with the American Heart Association, offers hope, information and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers through those who have experienced heart disease. For more information, contact Jim Oldfield at (616) 891-9395.

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.


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