Thursday, November 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.
Adult Book Discussion—6:45 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay.
Friday, November 12
Rummage Sale—noon to 5 p.m. at Sparta Baptist Church, corner of Division and State Street. Proceeds go to Women of Domestic Violence.
Saturday, November 13
Widow’s Weekend Bazaar—9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cedar Springs American Legion Post, hosted by the Auxiliary. There will be “garage sale” merchandise, arts, crafts, a bake sale and silent auction. For more information, call (616) 570-2830.
Benefit for Amber Ward—11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wenger’s Bowling Alley, to help her with her medical bills and future expenses since being diagnosed with terminal cancer. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, food, spirits and live entertainment. Cash donations accepted. For more information, contact Desireé Minnema at firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 318-5910.
Rummage Sale—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sparta Baptist Church, corner of Division and State Street. Proceeds go to Women of Domestic Violence.
Monday, November 15
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.
Tuesday, November 16
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.
Art Workshops for Families: Fabric Collage—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Make a textile collage by layering a variety of fabric shapes and textures on a thick collage board base. For families with kids of all ages.
Learn About Muslim Women—6 to 8 p.m., hosted by Our Lady of Consolation’s Women’s Ministry, for a ladies evening of fellowship with women of Islamic faith, with homemade soups and chili, breads, salads, desserts and beverages. Space is limited. Childcare provided. To reserve your spot or for more information, call Karen at (616) 874-9543 or Debby at (616) 874-5469.
Wednesday, November 17
Blue Star Moms—6 p.m. at 669 Mead Road, Orleans, Mich. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Sally at (616) 761-2042.
Thursday, November 18
Great Lakes Great Ships Presentation—6 to 7 p.m. at Frenz Coffee House, in the Promenade, downtown Rockford (across from the dam), by local photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki. Her 2010 ArtPrize photography entry will be on display at Frenz from November 6 to 19. She will also have 2011 photo calendars, books, prints and other items for sale.
Friday, November 19
Adult Book Discussion—1:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. “Islam: A Short History” by Karen Armstrong.
Turkey Time Bowling—at Westgate Bowling to benefit Olivia’s Gift, a Belmont nonprofit organization to raise awareness for residential housing for adults with severe disabilities. This event is filled with crazy games, team competitions, prizes, and 100 frozen turkeys to be given away.
39 Clues Party—6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Uncover secrets, solve codes and mysteries, and enjoy activities related to the popular book series “39 Clues.” For ages 6 and up. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.