Rockford Register — March 4, 2010

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.–Sat., March 5–6

Auditions for “Hamlet & Eggs”—Friday from 6:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Practice for this play will begin April 5; performances on May 20-23. Roles include four men and five women of various ages. For more information, call Scott Phillips at (616) 696-3746.

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.

Halo 3 Tournament—team registration at 9:30 a.m. (limited number of teams), at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 E. Division, Rockford, to raise funds in support of the senior high mission trip to Beaver Falls, Penn. For more information or parent consent forms, visit, or call (616) 866-1818.

Sunday, March 7

Swiss Steak Dinner—noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Rockford Masonic Lodge. Cost is $8 for adults; $3 for children under age 10. Dinner includes Swiss steak, vegetable, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Adults receive $1 off with the donation of one or more cans of food in support of the North Kent Service Center.

Monday, March 8

Free Tofu Cooking Class—7 p.m. at North Kent Bible Church, 7210 Courtland Drive, Rockford, sponsored by Three Angels Fellowship Church. Enjoy a demonstration, recipes and samples. To register, call Amy Ortego at (616) 874-7499.

Tuesday, March 9

American Sewing Guild Meeting—Plainfield Senior Center, 5255 Grand River Drive, Grand Rapids. Bill Voetberg will present “Kickin’ It Up a Notch—Let Me Count the Ways.” Cost is $2 for nonmembers. For more information, call (616) 575-1677 or visit

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.

Thursday, March 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. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Schwan’s Sale—11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Rockford High School. 20% of sales go to the high school band for their trip to Disney World. To pre-order, visit or call (888) 724-9267, option 4, by March 9. Rockford Band Parent campaign ID # is 27099 (for pre-ordering). For more information, call Chris VanZee at (616) 361-7242.

Friday, March 12

Shamrock Cookie Bake—4 p.m. at Comstock Park High School, room A102, 150 Six Mile Rd., Comstock Park. Help White Pines United Methodist Church of Belmont make 500 fresh baked and decorated shamrock cookies to be donated to God’s Kitchen. All ages welcome. For details, call Pat O’Neill at (616) 866-5131 or visit

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