Rockford Register – February 19, 2009

Events of Interest in the Area

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.


Monday, February 23

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting – 6:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Auditorium at Cornerstone University, 3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids. Roger Sabine, director of Kent County Parks, will present “Kent County Parks – Our Natural Treasures” in Dolby surround-sound, covering the status of current projects in general park development, trail development and land acquisition. Guests welcome. For more information, call Bea at (616) 676-2446, or visit www.glsga.org/grac.

Dogs for Dollars Night - 5 – 10 p.m.at The Corner Bar, 31 N. Main St., Rockford. The Corner Bar will donate 15 percent of your purchases to the Soccer Club of Rockford (SCOR). For more information, please call (616) 723-1178.


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.

Free Legal Assistance for Seniors - 10 a.m. to noon at Rockford Ambulance, board room, corner of Shaner Avenue and 10 Mile Road. Jason Jansma will take appointments to assist with legal issues. To schedule your half-hour appointment, please call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.

Rockford Garden Club Meeting - 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, community room, 159 Maple St., Rockford. Kathy Rohn, of Fruit Basket Flowerland, will present “Carring for Your Lawn,” including soil testing, starting a new lawn, spring/fall lawn prep and care, lawn patch, mowing and fertilizer, and more. Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Karen Chickering at (616) 874-0186, or visit www.rockfordgardenclub.htmlplanet.com. Should Rockford schools close due to weather, meeting is automatically canceled.


Wednesday, February 25

“Apprentice for Life” Presentation – 11:30 a.m. at Northview Senior Center. Birgit Klohs is president of “The Right Place,” which is a nonprofit Economic Development Corporation, which seeks out other businesses to bring to West Michigan. A light lunch will follow (no charge). For more information, bus pick-up locations/times, or to reserve your spot, please call Marcia at (616) 863-6322. Bus fee is $2 per person.


Thursday, February 26

Rockford Lions Club Meeting - 6 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe, Rockford. Ken Punter of Michigan Pork Producers will present “It Takes One to Know One.” Also, the 2008 Peace Poster winner, Gina Kimball, will be recognized.

“Out to Lunch Bunch” at Meijer – New Rockford mayor, Chi Chi Rogers, will guide the group through the Meijer on 10 Mile Road, Rockford. Before the “behind the scenes” tour, we will have lunch in the Meijer cafeteria (on your own). For more information, bus pick-up locations/times, or to reserve your spot, please call Marcia at (616) 863-6322. Bus fee is $2 per person.


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!

CPR/First-Aid Class - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. Cost is $10. Please register by Feb. 26 by calling Mary at (616) 863-9079.

Backyard Habitat Workshop - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kent Conservation District Office, Grand Rapids. Cost is $20 per person, lunch included. Topics include site selection and preparation, plant selection, site design, and follow-up and maintenance. Space is limited; registration required. E-mail to hcnc@kentconservation.org.


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.


Wednesday, March 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.


Saturday, March 7

Relay For Life Fundraiser - Little River Casino bus trip. Cost is $35 per person (includes $18 in casino credits); games, prizes and snacks provided. For more information, bus pick-up locations/times, or to sign up, please contact Cheryl, Cindy or Michelle at Independent Bank, Rockford, by calling (616) 866-4471 or e-mailing to ckoster@ibcp.com.

Organ Concert - Steve Chlesing, from the Fox Theater in Detroit, will entertain with music on the organ, along with a silent film. Before the concert, we will have lunch (on your own) at The Pearl Street Grill, and browse around the museum. Cost is $10 per guest (includes concert ticket and bus fee). For more information, bus pick-up locations/times, or to reserve your spot, please call Marcia at (616) 863-6322.


Sunday, March 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 $6.50 for adults, $5 for seniors over 70, and $3 for kids, which includes eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice.


Tuesday, March 10

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.


Sunday, March 15

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 $8 for adults, and $4.50 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 dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org.


Monday, March 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, March 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, March 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.


Tuesday, March 31

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.


Notices run free in the Rockford Register as space allows. Free or low-fee community activities are accepted. To submit Register items, fax at (616) 866-4465 or email, attention Beth to: squiremail@aol.com. Rockford-area events are given first consideration.

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