Rockford Register — February 11, 2010

Thursday, February 11

Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Our district governor will be visiting this meeting. For more information, contact Dianna Van Antwerp at (616) 866-1760. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Friday–Saturday, February 12–13

Adult Comedy “For Marrieds Only”—by J. Thomas Graham, presented at 7:30 p.m. at Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs. Tickets available at the door for $10. Advance tickets are $8, available at (616) 696-7469, Independent Bank, Chase Bank, Cedar Springs Public Library, or Soul Infusions. Not suitable for children under 14; contains adults content and situations.

Saturday, February 13

Rockford’s 2010 Sweetheart Splash!—1 p.m. downtown Rockford at the dam. Watch friends, family and coworkers take the leap into the icy/warm waters of the Rogue River! Watch for area businesses’ specials!

The Black & Blue Ball—7 p.m. to midnight at Sparta Moose Lodge #50, 1510 N. Division Ave., Sparta, presented by Moose On Bikes (the M.O.B.). All proceeds to benefit Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding. Cost is $10 donation, or $15 per couple; tickets available at the door. Enjoy live music by OTC, food, dancing, raffles and fun!

Sunday, February 14

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.

Monday, February 15

Free Food for Needy Families—5 p.m. at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 6070 Kuttshill Drive, Rockford, with a Mobile Food Pantry providing free food for needy families in the North Kent community. For more information, call the church at (616) 866-1556.

Tuesday, February 16

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.

Sunday, February 21

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.

Sunday–Friday, February 22–26

Keeping Our Kids Safe—8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kent County Sheriff’s Office, 701 Ball Avenue, N.E., Grand Rapids. Be a part of this nationwide campaign to educate parents across America. Bring your unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medication to the presentation for proper disposal. Reduce the risk of mis-medication, accidental poisoning, theft/drug abuse. Reduce the risk of pollution of our groundwater. Call (248) rxotcwk or visit our website at www.rxotcawarenessweek.com.

Tuesday, February 23

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 Garden Club Meeting—7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Community Room, 159 Maple, Rockford. “Gardening by the Moon” with guest speaker, John Venman, owner Venman’s Landscaping. John will explain the 12 month lunar planting calendar, including the best days to plant specific types of plants, best time to harvest for fresh use, canning and freezing, and best time to weed for optimum control. Calendars will be available to purchase for $9 at the meeting. For more information call 874-0186 or visit our website at www.rockfordgardenclub.htmlplanet.com/index 1.html.

Thursday, February 25

Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month.

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