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. This week’s guest speaker is Bruce Schedlbauer of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. For more information, contact Dianna VanAntwerp at (616) 866-1760.
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.
Sunday, February 28
Grand Rapids Youth Symphony Concert—3 p.m. at DeVos Performance Hall, downtown Grand Rapids. General admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students/seniors. Tickets available at the door or in advance. For more information, call (616) 866-6882 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 2
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.
Mended Hearts Meeting—7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St., Grand Rapids, room 8815 on eighth floor. This nonprofit support group—affiliated with 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.
Wednesday, March 3
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.
Thursday, March 4
Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Guest speakers will be Eleanor Palmer and Stan Hone of Rockford Lions Club on the history of the Lions.
Fri.–Mon., March 5–8
Spectacular Book Sale—Plainfield Township Branch, 2650 Five Mile Rd., Grand Rapids, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday. Hardcovers $1, softcovers 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books only 25¢… used books at bargain prices! For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007.
Saturday, March 6
2nd Annual Bands on the Grand Festival—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Forest Hills Eastern High School Auditorium, 2200 Pettis Ave. NE, Ada, sponsored by Forest Hills Adult Community Band. Admission is free. For more information, call (616) 493-8830.