Thursday, January 14
Relay for Life Kickoff Meeting—6:30 p.m. at Wolverine World Wide, Courtland Dr., Rockford. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/rockfordmi.
Saturday, January 16
All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti & Meatballs—4:30 to 7 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, corner of Belding Road and Young Avenue. Cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children under 12. Tickets available at the door, or call the church at (616) 874-7045.
Free Concert—6 to 8 p.m. at Grand Rapids First Church, 2100 44th Street SW, Grand Rapids; doors open at 5 p.m. for an evening with Tammy Trent & Band and special guests Anthony Evans & Band. Love offering proceeds will benefit the “Trent Lenderink Endowment Fund,” which provides financial assistance for Christian families and Tri Unity Christian Schools. For concert information, call (616) 532-8827. Limited seating.
Free Bluegrass Music Jam Session—7 p.m. at Fricano’s Pizza, 5808 Alpine Ave. NW (near 7 Mile Rd.), Comstock Park, presented by West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. House band Blue County Line will kick off the evening with the jam session to follow. Public is welcome. Bring your instrument and jam, or just come to listen! Food and beverages will be available to purchase. For more information, visit www.wmbma.org.
Sunday, January 17
Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VFW Post 3946, located at 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults; $3 for children.
Monday, January 18
Financial Aid Nite—7 to 9 p.m. at Rockford High School Auditorium, with speaker Jo Ann Litton, a Rockford parent and senior advisor of pre-professional programs and former associate director of financial aid for a local college, sponsored by the Rockford High School guidance office. Topics will include how the financial aid process works, important dates to remember, and specific instructions and tips on filling out the FAFSA. Presentation is general in nature and not college-specific. For more information, call the guidance office at (616) 863-6033.
Babytime at the Library—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with baby while you enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and play time; for caregivers and babies 0-18 months. Babytime will also be held Monday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. at the library. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.
Tuesday, January 19
Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Bedtime stories and night-time fun for ages 6 and under. Pajama Storytime will also be held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the library. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.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, Jan. 20
Toddler Time at the Library—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Babies, toddlers and their parents are invited to join us for stories, music and rhymes; for ages 3 and under. Toddler Time will also be held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 10 and 11 a.m. at the library. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.