Rockford Register—April 15, 2010

Thursday–Sunday, April 15–18

Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Fundraiser—5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on April 15 and 16 and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. on April 17 and 18 at Westwood at the Crossing on West River Drive. Hosted by Meadow Ridge Elementary as a fundraiser for the school and for families in need.

Friday– Saturday, April 16–17

Blood Drive—8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes NW, Rockford.

Saturday, April 17

Up In The U.P.—2:00 p.m. at Algoma Baptist Church, 10515 Grange Avenue, Rockford, located between Pine Island Drive and Algoma Avenue, south of 13 Mile Road. A musical tribute to the Upper Peninsula by William Jamerson, filmmaker, songwriter and author. Sponsored jointly by the Historical Societies of Algoma, Sparta and Tyrone Township. Refreshment will be served following the program. There is no cost. You may visit Bill’s website at billjamerson.com.

Saturday, April 17

Whitecaps Autism Awareness Night—6:35 p.m. at Fifth Third Ballpark. The Whitecaps will be hosting the Great Lakes Loons. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and pre-game activities begin at 5:30 p.m. During the pre-game, Autism Support of Kent County (ASK) families will be allowed on the field for autographs and to play catch in the outfield. The first 100 kids to stop by the ASK display table located in front of the Whitecaps Customer Service window will receive a coupon good for a free hotdog meal. Tickets start at only $5 each and $1 from each individual ticket sold will be donated to ASK. To purchase tickets, go to www.whitecapsbaseball.com and click on “tickets,” or, call (616) 784-4131 or (800) CAPS-WIN.

Saturday, April 17

Cardio Dance Revolution (CDR) Fundraiser—11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rockford Reformed Church, 4809 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford. Hosted by the Rockford Reformed Church Relay for Life team. CDR is a mix of many dance genres including hip hop, Latin and belly dancing. The moves are easy to catch on to and it’s a fun way to exercise and raise money for the American Cancer Society. Cost is $8 person. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Deb Coon at (616) 866-4829.

Sunday, April 18

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, April 19

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.

Monday–Thursday, April 19–22

Annual Pasty Sale—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple St., Rockford (follow signs). Special pricing on orders of a dozen or more is available Monday and Tuesday only. A portion of the proceeds go to the North Kent Service Center. For more information, call (616) 866-9516.

Tuesday, April 20

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, April 22

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.

Thursday–Saturday, April 22–24

Used Book Sale—10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 23 and 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. at the Timothy C. Hauenstien Reynolds Township Library at 117 Williams Street, Howard City.

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