Thursday, February 18
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program—10:10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, for seniors ages 60-plus. Admission is $1 donation.
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.
Breakfast—9 to 11 a.m. at Sparta/Grand Rapids Moose Lodge #50, 11510 N. Division, Sparta. Cost is $5 per person. Coffee, juice and milk included. Served by Moose On Bikes (M.O.B.), Lodge #50.
Monday, February 22
Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Auditorium at Cornerstone University, 3000 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids. Melanie Good, stewardship coordinator for the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, will present “Grassland Birds.” Guests welcome. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.glsga.org/grac or call Bea at (616) 676-2446.
Keeping Our Kids Safe—8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kent County Sheriff’s Office, 701 Ball Avenue NE, 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, and theft/drug abuse. Reduce the risk of pollution of our groundwater. Call 248-RXOTCWK or visit 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 of Venman’s Landscaping, will present “Gardening by the Moon.” Calendars will be available to purchase for $9 at the meeting. For more information call (616) 874-0186 or visit www.rockfordgardenclub.htmlplanet.com.
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.
Friday, February 26
Marvel-ous Mother/Son Dance—6:30 to 8 p.m. at East Rockford Middle School Cafe. Bring mom or that special someone to enjoy an evening of entertainment. Come dressed as your Alter Ego in your favorite Super Hero costume, or feel free to use your civilian identity. Join up with your ultimate alliance for an evening of adventure! Save the date!
Hoops for Haiti—6 p.m. at Rockford High School Gymnasium, presented by Rockford basketball in conjunction with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (HFAP). This “Orange-Out” event features the Rockford Rams versus Muskegon Big Reds, a Hoops for Haiti t-shirt sale, silent auction, kids’ games, face-painting, shooting contests, bake sale, giveaways, and information about HFAP. Proceeds to benefit HFAP and the work that a team of Rockford teachers will be doing there in August. For more information, visit haitifoundation.com.
Saturday, February 27
Free Soup Supper—4 to 6:30 p.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford.
Second-Hand Sale—9 a.m. to noon at American Legion Auxiliary Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr. (at Northland Dr., between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads). Admission is $1, to benefit the American Legion Auxiliary. Sale items for all kids, all seasons, pregnancy to teen, including clothing, toys, sports gear, baby gear and more! No strollers, please.