Rockford Register — May 7, 2009

Thursday, May 7

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting-7 p.m. at the Community Cabin. Hosts Kirsten Carlson Farmer and David Carlson will speak about the Hunter Carlson family history. Meeting is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 8

Spaghetti Dinner-5 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 3946, corner of 13 Mile Road and Summit. Enjoy spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, garlic bread and desserts. Proceeds to help the veterans and their families.
For more information, call Fran
at (616) 866-1483.

Saturday, May 9

Charity Co-Ed 4-on-4 Volleyball Tournament-10 a.m. at Rockford High School gym. Entry forms can be obtained at the high school athletic office, or online at Deadline for entries is May 7. Entry fee is $40; all teams must register in advance. Proceeds to benefit Relay for Life. Checks may be made payable to American Cancer Society. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams in three divisions: grades 6-8, grades 9-13, and adult (each team must contain at least one female player).

Relay for Life Card-Making Event-10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church. Join us for fun and stamping! All proceeds donated to Relay for Life and American Cancer Society. Cost is $35, which includes 10 cards, plus cookies, coffee and lots of door prizes.

3-D Archery Youth Appreciation Day-9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start, at Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta. Free lesson, prizes and shoot for ages 8 to 16. Bring your own equipment or share ours. For details, contact Tom at (616) 855-2857.

Sunday, May 10

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, May 12

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.

Rockford Rotary Club Meeting-Rotary Board-club assembly, 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 Plainfield Senior Center, 5255 Grand River Dr., Grand Rapids. Janet Dapson will present “Pants Presentation!,” a PowerPoint on the basics of fitting pants. Cost is $2 for non-members; $1 for members. Refreshments served; Sew & Show presented. For more information, call Mary at (616) 698-9554 or Barb at (616) 949-6669, or visit


May 15-16

The Screwtape Letters-7:30 p.m. both days, and 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday at Master Arts Theatre in Grand Rapids. Tickets are $14 for adults; $2 discount for seniors and students. All seats reserved. For reservations or more information, call (616) 455-1001 or visit

Saturday, May 16

Community Garage Sale-9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Resurrection Life Church, 3233 Ten Mile Road, Rockford. Proceeds go to a Christmas outreach program organized by Lean On Me Outreach Center of Rockford. Sellers: 18’x18′ for $40, or double spot for $60; limited space; for more information, e-mail Donations: drop off in parking lot behind the church from 9 a.m. to noon on April 18, 26 and May 2 and 9; between services on April 19 and May 3; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 5; from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 7. For more information, e-mail or call
(616) 866-3377.

Annual Rockford Garden Club Plant Sale-9 a.m. open sale; 11:30 a.m. live auction of remaining plants at the Rotary Pavilion on Squires Street, downtown Rockford. Club members sell their homegrown perennials, ground covers, small bushes/shrubs, annuals, herbs, bulbs and vines. Members will be on hand to answer questions. Funds from the sale will go to community enhancement projects and student scholarships. Open to the public. For more information, call Karen Chickering at (616) 874-0186.

Auction-10 a.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church on Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. Food and beverages available at 11 a.m. For more information, call (616) 866-4298 or visit

Bottle & Can Drive-10 a.m. to noon, fundraiser for Dream Riders 4-H Club. Members will collect door-to-door in Rockford. To arrange for pick-up or for more information, call Helen at (616) 755-0105. Proceeds will help send 4-H members and their project animals to the Kent County Youth Fair in August.

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