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.
Now through April 24
Rockford Band Boosters Burger and Brat Sale-Spring fundraiser.
1 lb. of ground chuck for $3.75, 1 lb.
of brats for $4.50. Meat is from Story’s Fresh Meat & Deli, Rockford. For more information contact Tom Doane at (616) 581-5643.
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 email@example.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.
Spring Fling, Leisure Village Mini Expo-1:00-4:00 p.m., entrance just north of the corner of Cannonsburg and Chauncey NE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 in town… Bring the whole family!” Music by Keyboard World. Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org.
Free Concert-3 p.m. at Rockford High School’s auditorium, for the school’s annual “University Showcase.” The Grand Rapids Community College Wind Ensemble, Grand River Winds Adult Band, and Rockford High School Wind Ensemble will perform.
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.
North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting-7 p.m. at 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 more information, call Sue at (616) 866-3509 or visit www.nkctm.org.
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.
Thur.-Sat., 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.