Rockford Register – March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12

Rockford Lions Club Meeting - 6 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe, Rockford – Spouses Night. Dr. Michael Shibler, superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, will be speaking about RAM Goals for 2009-2010.


March 13 – 14
Friday & Saturday

“Contents Under Pressure” Comedy Improv Team - 7 p.m. at Master Arts Theatre, 75 77th Street SW, Grand Rapids. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.masterarts.org or call (616) 455-1001.


Saturday, March 14

4th Annual Rockford Girl Scouts Daddy/Daughter Cake Auction - 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center. Open to all registered Rockford Girl Scouts and their families. Auction at 2:15 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly McLellan at troop2074@gmail.com or (616) 863-0350. All proceeds to benefit the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Financial Assistance Fund.

Annual Community Irish Stew Dinner – 4:30 – 7 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Road. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children – - 12, and free for children 4 and under. Macaroni and cheese available for children. For ticket information, call (616) 874-6607.


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 $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 dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org.

Metropolitan Choir of Praise - 6 p.m. at Blythefield Christian Reformed Church, 6350 Kuttshill Drive NE, Rockford, for a special area-wide worship hour including a meditation based on Psalm 18 entitled, “A Psalm Suited for Our Evening.” Nursery available. A fellowship hour with refreshments will follow. Everyone is invited.

Miss Sunburst Model Search & Baby Contest - Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville. Entries accepted now. Winners go to state finals in May. Everyone receives a trophy. Baby pageant is for boys and girls ages up to 3. Model search is for girls ages 4 to 27. Entry forms available at the mall and www.SunburstBeauty.com, or call pageant headquarters at (813) 839-8054.


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

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting - 7 p.m. at a new location: Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Drive NE, Rockford (at 11 Mile Rd.). Members enhance public speaking and leadership skills through practice and encouragement. Guests welcome. For directions, call Sue at (616) 866-3509 or visit www.nkctm.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.


Wednesday, March 18

Lenten Series - 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Rockford, United Church of Christ, 192 E. Bridge St., on March 4, 18 and 25. Discussion topic: best-selling novel “The Shack” by Paul Young. Discussion for senior high teens and adults. Nursery provided for children up to 3. Lenten-themed crafts and snacks for children 4 and up in the Fellowship Hall. Community is welcome to attend. For more information, call the church at (616) 866-2412.


Saturday, March 21

St. Patrick’s Day Party - 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rockford American Legion Post 102, hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Tickets are $10, which include Irish entertainment, raffle, and dinner of corned beef, cabbage, and soda bread cobbler; available at the Legion bar. Open to the public.


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.


Thursday, March 26

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 28

Spaghetti Dinner - 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Post 3946, 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $6 for adults or $3 for kids. Dinner includes spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, dessert and beverages.


Monday, March 30

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Auditorium at Cornerstone University, 3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids. Ray Adams, senior research biologist of Kalamazoo Nature Center, will present “Michigan Breeding Birds Atlas.” Guests welcome. For more information, visit www.glsga.org/grac or call Bea at (616) 676-2446.


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.


Saturday, April 4

Old-Fashioned Pancake Breakfast - 8 to 11 a.m. at Courtland Township Fire Station, 7480 Fourteen Mile Road. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice, and milk. Cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under, or $12 for families (2 adults, 3+ children). Proceeds to benefit Courtland Fire Department. Sponsored by Courtland Fire Auxiliary. For more information, call (616) 866-3511.


Tuesday, April 7

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.


Sunday, April 12

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, April 14

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, April 19

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 $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 dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org.


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