Rockford Register — April 22, 2010

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. 

Thur.–Sat., 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, 117 Williams St., Howard City. 

Fri.–Sat., April 23–24

YMCA White Elephant Sale—9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (free admission) on Friday, with “early birds” at 8 a.m. for $5; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (free admission all day) on Saturday, at 3450 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, next to Big Lots. Proceeds go to the YMCA’s Camp Manitou-Lin, a summer camp for kids. For more information, call (616) 893-9381 or visit www.ymcasale.com. 

Chili Cookoff, Spring Fling, Camp Cleanup—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, at Camp Concordia, 13400 Pinewood NE, Gowen. Youth and adults are invited to participate in “Join Hands Day” to rake leaves, pick up branches, and clean cabins. Tools, materials, refreshments, lunch and first aid provided by the camp. If interested in participating, call Paul Golke at (616) 754-3785 or e-mail to director@campconcordia.net.

Saturday, April 24

Christian Music Concert with Scott Michael Bennett—7 p.m. at the Rockford Freshman Center (enter at 4500 Kroes, Rockford), hosted by Three Angels Fellowship Church. Donations will be accepted to benefit the church’s building fund.

Concert Featuring Ivan Moshchuk, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist—8 p.m. in the Calvin Chapel at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, presented by the Artist Series of Calvin College. Moshchuk, 18, was born in Russia and moved to Michigan as a child, and is among the most promising young pianists of his generation. For more information, visit www.calvin.edu/artistseries/. For tickets, call (616) 526-6282, or e-mail tickets@calvin.edu; also on sale at, the door. Adults $20, students $10. 

Auditions—10 a.m. Saturday, and also 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at Hudsonville Cultural Center (corner of School and Vanburen), for ages 9 to high school. Rehearsals begin in May and will be held at the Cultural Center. The weeklong Theatre Training Camp runs June 14-18, culminating with three performances, June 18-19, at the Hudsonville High School. The camp in Mon.-Fri., 8:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will be held at the high school. Tuition is $190 for those cast. To register, come to one of the two audition times or call Master Arts Theatre at (616) 455-1001.

Sunday, April 25

Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 to 8 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Guest speaker will be Mayor Chi Chi Rogers. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday each month. For more information, contact Dianna Robach at (616) 866-1760. 

Annual Walk for Autism Awareness—noon to 4 p.m. at Kuyper College, 3333 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids. Free and open to the public. Also participate in the free Community Resource Fair with approximately 50 exhibitors providing info about local services and products. Activities for all ages, live music and raffles. If rain, walk and activities will be held inside the Boonstra Fitness Center. Registration at noon; walk at 1 p.m. For more information, call (616) 752-8577 or visit www.autismsupportofkentcounty.org. 

Akropolis Reed Quintet—5:00 p.m. at Basilica of St. Adalbert, 701 4th NW, Grand Rapids. Free concert and open to the public. Comprised of musicians from the University of Michigan dedicated to shining a new light on classics, and a brighter light on new chamber music works. 

Monday, April 26

Grand Rapids Audubon Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Bolthouse Hall, Room 100, at Cornerstone University, 1001 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids. Carolyn Weng and Ric Pedler of Muskegon County Nature Club will present “The Great Lakes Marsh Monitoring Program.” Guests are welcome. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.glsga.org/grac or call Bea at (616) 676-2446.

Tuesday, April 27

Rockford Garden Club Meeting—7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Community Room, 159 Maple St., Rockford. Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Deb Lea of Birdwatchers Marketplace will present “Care & Feeding of Hummingbirds—New Types of Feeders Made Locally.” For more information, call Karen Chickering at (616) 874-0186. 

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, May 2

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. 

Tuesday, May 4

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, May 5

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. 

Tuesday, May 11

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, May 13

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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