Thursday, October 29
Free Seminar—Health is a Choice, Learn how to choose it with Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Ph.D., International Bodyworks Fitness 8830 Belding Rd. Rockford 874-5933
Friday, October 30
3rd Annual Halloween Party—8 p.m. at Rockford American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford, to benefit Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Live music by Clockwork starts at 9 p.m. Win $200 cash and a night at the casino by entering the costume contest. Enjoy a cash bar, food and raffles. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, and are available at the Rockford American Legion Lounge (must be at least age 21). For more information, call (616) 745-4896.
Saturday, October 31
Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (last market of the year), in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants.
Sat.-Sun., Oct. 31–Nov. 1
RSC Annual Sight-In Days—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford Sportsmans Club, 11115 Northland Drive, Rockford (between 13 and 14 Mile roads). There will be 25-, 50-, 100- and 200-yard ranges, pistols, shotguns, rifles and muzzleloaders. A donation of $5 per gun is requested. For more information, visit www.RockfordSportsmansClub.com.
Monday, November 2
Babytime at the Library—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Enjoy one-on-one bonding time with baby while you enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and play time. For caregivers and babies 0-18 months. For more information, visit www.kdl.org or call (616) 647-3940.
Tuesday, November 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.
North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7 to 8:45 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr., Rockford. Join members who are interested in brushing up on public speaking and presentation skills. For directions, call Angela at (616) 560-4726 or visit www.nkctm.org.
“Rain Gardens & More” Lecture—6 to 8 p.m. at Kent Conservation District office, 3260 Eagle Park Dr., Grand Rapids. Learn how to design a rain garden for your home. They’re an excellent way to limit the amount of stormwater in the county drain and Great Lakes, and a beautiful addition to your property. Pre-registration required; space is limited. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested. To register, call (616) 942-4111 ext. 100.
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, Nov. 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.
Toddler Time at the Library—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Babies, toddlers and parents are invited for stories, music and rhymes, for ages three and under. Registration required. To register or for more information, visit www.kdl.org or call (616) 647-3940.
Preschool Storytime at the Library—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Stories, songs, crafts and other book-related fun with a theme, for ages 3-6. Registration is required. To register or for more information, visit www.kdl.org or call (616) 647-3940.
Thursday, November 5
Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Mike Cuneo will speak on Rockford Public Schools’ additions and improvements. Meeting hosted by Joan DeMaagd and Lois Armstrong.
Gaming Unplugged at the Library—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Play tabletop sports games, test your knowledge of major league trivia and decorate sports pennants and helmets, for ages 6 and up. For more information, visit www.kdl.org or call (616) 647-3940.
Wacky Science with Doug Scheer—1 p.m. at Cannonsburg Elementary School. Dr. Science makes science easy to understand by putting it in the hands of students. With jokes and experiments disguised in goofy antics, Scheer demonstrates how science can seem magical.
Saturday, November 7
Public Sight-In Day—10 a.m. at Sparta Hunting & Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta. For more information, call Morrie Seites at (616) 678-4523.
Holiday Bazaar—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Holy Family Parish, 425 S. State St., Sparta. Enjoy 30 vendors, live music, raffles, homemade luncheon, baked goods, kids’ activities, door prizes and a cake walk. For more information, call Candy Fodor at (616) 887-1342.
Fingers Chicken Dinner—3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford. Four-piece dinner includes mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuit and honey, coleslaw and a vegetable, all for only $9.