Thursday, February 24
Rockford Lions Club Meeting—6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner and 7 p.m. meeting at the Community Cabin., Rockford. Meetings held every second and fourth Thursday of each month.
Monday, February 28
Babytime—11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., 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.
Experience Egypt—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Come play games and make crafts related to all things Egyptian as we dress like a pharaoh, make ourselves mummies, and create a pyramid to celebrate Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicle series first title, “The Red Pyramid.” For more information, call the library at (616) 784-2007.
Tuesday, March 1
Pajama Storytime—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., 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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 2
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.
Preschool Storytime—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Preschoolers enjoy stories, rhymes, music, movement and more as they build their early literacy skills. 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, March 3
Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin. Hosted by Joan DeMaagd and Lois Armstrong. Joan Bunn and panel will present “The One Room School House Experience.” For more information, call (616) 866-2235.
Saturday, March 5
3rd Annual Bands on the Grand Festival—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Forest Hills Eastern High School Auditorium, 2200 Pettis Ave. NE, Ada; parking at Knapp Street entrance to the school. Admission is free; hosted by the Forest Hills Adult Community Band. Concessions will be available to purchase. Each band will perform a public 45-minute concert before adjudicators for critique and then receive a private 30-minute clinic with a professional/college level band directors. For more information, visit www.fhacb.org.