Thursday, March 3

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford, 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.

Friday, March 4

In-District Office Hours with Peter MacGregor—3 to 4:30 p.m. at Cedar Springs City Hall, 66 S. Main St., Cedar Springs.

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

Sunday, March 6

Swiss Steak Dinner—noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Rockford Masonic Lodge, 1430 Northland Dr., Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults, and $3 for children under age 10. Dinner includes Swiss steak, choice of two vegetables, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, dinner roll, piece of pie, and beverage. Open to the community.

Monday, March 7

Super Heroes Away!—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Come dressed as your favorite super hero and get ready to have fun listening to a story, playing games and making your own comic book! For more information, call (616) 784-2016 ext. 2159 or visit

In-District Office Hours with Peter MacGregor—7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr., Grand Rapids.

Tuesday, March 8

Culinary Herbs Class—7 p.m. at the Springs Free Methodist Church, 135 N. Grant St., Cedar Springs, presented by Cedar Springs Garden Club. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Joyce Kebless of Midwest Michigan Herb Association will speak on oils, vinegars and other ways to use garden herbs.

Stress and Parenting—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Learn about stress as it relates to parenting and caring for children ages 5 and under with Jill Urbane. One hour of professional development for child care providers is available. Adults only. Registration is required; participation limited. Sponsored by Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. For more information, call (616) 784-2016 ext. 2159 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.

American Sewing Guild Meeting—6:30 p.m. at the Plainfield Senior Center, 5255 Grand River Dr. NE, Grand Rapids. This month’s program is “Creative Couture from Montrose Studio.” Couturier John Koch will showcase some of his unique bags, gloves, hats, jewelry and gowns. Cost is $2 for nonmembers. For more information, call (269) 207-2924 or visit

Tuesday–Thursday March 8–10

“Annie Jr.” Play—at East Rockford Middle School, 8615 Nine Mile Rd., Rockford, presented by the sixth-grade fine arts, at 7 p.m. on March 8 and 10, and 9 a.m. on March 9. Free admission.

Thursday, March 10

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.

Auditions for “Devil May Care” Musical Play—6:30 to 9 p.m. at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Practices will begin in early April and continue until performances in the end of May. Cast includes three men and five women of various ages. Some singing required for most parts. For more information, contact Scott Phillips at (616) 696-3746.

Saturday, March 12

Used Book Sale—9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Buck-a-bag special from 3 to 4 p.m.! Sponsored by Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. Donations are welcome and may be dropped off at the library during open hours. For more information, call (616) 784-2016 ext. 2159 or visit

Euchre Club—6:30 p.m. at the Peppermill Grill, 8 S. Squires St., Rockford. New players welcome. Donations will be accepted for North Kent Community Services. For more information, call (616) 884-0757.

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