Saturday, February 19

Garth Fagan Dance—8 p.m. at Calvin College’s Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, presented by the Artist Series of Calvin College. For ticket information, call the box office at (616) 526-6282.

Sunday, February 20

Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3946, 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults; $3.50 for children. Come for the “best dinner in town,” prepared by Chef Fred Chambers. Also visit

Monday, February 21

Babytime—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and playtime. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills. For babies from birth to 18 months with a caregiver. For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007.

Tuesday, February 22

Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. For families who can’t come to the library during the day, this offers an evening of stories and fun. Bring your teddy bear or other snuggly friend; pajamas optional! For children aged 6 and under with a caregiver. For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007.

Rockford Garden Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, community room, 159 Maple St., Rockford. Tom Noreen, master naturalist and master woodland steward from the MSU Extension office, will speak on land management, local geologic history, species and land preservation. Open to the public. For more information, call Karen Chickering at (616) 874-0186 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.

Kent County Youth Fair Fundraiser—4 to 8 p.m. at the Ada/Lowell 5. Fifty percent of all sales at the concession stand will benefit the youth fair. There will also be a drawing for a five-day mega pass for this year’s fair, at the Fairgrounds in Lowell. For more information and to print a special coupon for the fundraiser, visit

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Preschool Storytime—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, Rockford. Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills and develop a love of reading. For children ages 3 to 6. For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007.

Toddler Time—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Nurture your toddler’s love of books through music, movement and stories while helping to develop their language, motor and social skills. For children ages 3 and under with a caregiver. For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007.

Thursday, February 24

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.

Friday, February 25
Creston Varsity Basketball Autism Awareness Night—5:15 p.m. at Creston High School, 1720 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids. Creston and Grand Rapids Christian boys and girls basketball teams will compete. Boys tip off at 6 p.m. and girls at 7:30 p.m. Each student in attendance will be eligible to win prizes. Autism awareness products such as pins, car magnets, water bottles and backpacks will be for sale. Tickets are $5 each and available at the door; $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to Autism Support of Kent County (ASK). For more information on the programs and services offered by ASK, call (616) 752-8577 or visit

About Squire News
The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

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