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Tuesdays

Now through April 21

Free Health Program-6:00 to
8:30 p.m. at Sparta Health Center, 475 S. State St., Sparta. The Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) workshop provides knowledge and skills to adults with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, bronchitis, asthma and depression. Registration is
necessary; enrollment limited. For
more information or to register, call (616) 685-1300.

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.

Rockford Rotary Club Meeting-noon at the Community Cabin, 

220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Members enjoy lunch, socializing and speakers, while organizing local and international service projects. To find out more about the Rotary Club or to visit as a guest, contact any local Rotarian.

American Sewing Guild Meeting-6:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Senior Center, 5255 Grand River Drive NE, Grand Rapids. Joyce Bolthouse will present “A Woman’s Perogative,” along with jacket patterns. Cost is $2 for non-members or $1 for members. Refreshments will be served and Sew & Show presented. For more information, visit www.grasg.org or call Mary at (616) 698-9554 or Barb at
(616) 949-6669. 

Thursday, April 16

Spring Outdoor Archery League-
7 p.m. every Thursday through June 4, 2009, at Rockford Sportsman’s Club. FITA range rules and targets, six arrow ends; all shooting 122 cm targets. Fun for the whole family! For details, call (616) 292-8183 or e-mail amcintyre
@mcintyrehomes.com.

Saturday, April 18

Pancake Breakfast & Seedling Pick-Up-8-11 a.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Have breakfast when you come for a hike or to pick up your seedling order. Cost is $5 for adults; $3.50 for children ages 4-12. For directions and more information, visit www.kentconservation.org/hcnc.

4th Annual Gently Used Spring Sale-9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at North Kent Service Center on Northland Dr., Rockford. All items in the Market Place Showroom will be for sale, and everything priced less than $10, to make room for summer items. Proceeds from this sale go back into the Center’s food pantry. Admission is a nonperishable food item.

Auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace”-10 a.m. (and Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m.) at Master Arts Theatre, 75 77th St. SW, Grand Rapids. Performances will be June 11-20, 2009. Nine men and one woman needed. For more information, call (616) 455-1001 or e-mail director

@masterarts.org.

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 i
n town… Bring the whole family!”
Music by Keyboard World.
Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org.

Earth Week Benefit Concert for WMEAC-7 p.m. at Fountain Street Church. Come at 5 p.m. for food and EcoAction Expo. Live music by Richie Havens with Harry Manx. Tickets at all Schuler Books and online at liveatthefountain.org.

Monday, April 20

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, April 21

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 Rotary Club Meeting-noon at the Community Cabin, 

220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Van Andel Institute scientist, Rich West, will be this week’s speaker. Members enjoy lunch, socializing and speakers, while organizing local and international service projects. To find out more about the Rotary Club or to visit as a guest, contact any local Rotarian. 

Thursday, April 23

Rockford Lions Club Meeting-
6 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Program by Richard Hert, CEO West Michigan Film Office and executive director West Michigan Tourist Association.

Thursday-Saturday

April 23-25

Used Book Sale-Thur. 10-7, Fri. 10-4 and Sat. 10-2 at Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township Library, 117 Williams St., Howard City, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Book donations are needed and appreciated.

Saturday, April 25

Auction-doors open at 4:30 p.m. at North Kent Bible Church, 7210 Courtland Drive NE, Rockford. Live auction along with hot dogs, chips and drinks start at 5 p.m. There will also be silent and raffle auction items. Proceeds to benefit repairs to the church. For more information, call (616) 866-9888 or visit www.northkentbiblechurch.com.

Salamander Survey-10 a.m. to noon at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Amphibians are said to be indicators of environmental health. Learn more about these little-known creatures, their life cycle, and threats to their habitat. Children welcome. Cost is $5 per family (members), or $7 per family (non-members). Register at www.stewardshipnetwork.org, or call the nature center at (616) 675-3158 by April 22.

About Squire News

The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.
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