Rockford Register — April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29

Pink Polo Power—6 p.m. at Rockford High School Natatorium to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Lady Rams varsity and JV water polo teams will host two games against Zeeland, decked in pink caps with pink balls and plenty of pink polo power. Event also includes contests, games, face painting, and t-shirts and ribbon items for sale, along with breast cancer awareness literature.

Kevin Cole & The Gershwin Brothers in Concert—7:30 p.m. in Calvin Chapel in Grand Rapids, as part of the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. For tickets, call (616) 526-6282; adults $20, students $10; or e-mail; also on sale at the chapel on the day of the concert.

Mary Tocco Seminar—5 to 8 p.m. at Rockford American Legion Post #102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., covering vaccination awareness topics to help parents make informed decisions on vaccinations. Visit for more information.

Thursday–Sunday, April 29–May 2

Texas Hold ‘Em Fundraiser—5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, at Westwood at the Crossing on West River Drive in Comstock Park, to raise funds for Meadow Ridge Elementary School.

Saturday, May 1

Spring Art & Fine Craft Sale/Show—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple St., Rockford, held by the Rogue River Artists Association.

Cloth-It-Up Fashion Show—7:17 p.m. at the Rockford dam. VIP seating available for $5. General admission is free. All proceeds go toward the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund. For more information, call (616) 874-4113.

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

El Dia de los Niños/El Dia de los Libros—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Celebrate the Day of the Child with traditional Mexican crafts, music and other activities.

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.

Book Discussion—7 p.m. at The Reading Tree in Grand Rapids, for middle-schoolers. The book discussed will be “Elijah Buxton” by Greg Schmidt.

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.

Thursday, May 6

Rockford Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Nancy Wood and Mary Anne Burns will speak. Hosts will be Carlene Stamp and Joan Bunn.

Thursday–Sunday May 6–9

Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament—5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thur./Fri., and 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sat./Sun. at Westgate Bowl on Alpine Avenue in Comstock Park. Proceeds support the Rockford band program.

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.

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