Saturday, April 2
Family Friendly Concert—10:30 a.m. in the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin College, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, presented by the college’s music department. performance is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.calvin.edu/academic/music/calendar.
Student Recital with Soprano Rachel Abma—3 p.m. in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at Calvin College, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, presented by the college’s music department. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.calvin.edu/academic/music/calendar.
Saturday, April 3
Rockford Masonic Lodge Swiss Steak Dinner—12 to 1:30 p.m. at 1430 Northland Dr. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children under 10 years of age. Dinner includes Swiss Steak, choice of two vegetables, mashed potatoes with gravy, salad, dinner roll, piece of pie and beverage. This is open to the community, so everyone is invited to join us.
Tuesday, April 5
North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr. NE (at 11 Mile Rd.), Rockford. Members enhance valuable public speaking and leadership skills through practice and encouragement, at their own pace. Guests welcome. For directions, call Sue at (616) 866-3509 or visit www.nkctm.org.
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.
Wednesday, April 6
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, April 7
Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford, hosted by Jan Trapp and Janette Konkle. Bob Boyer will share “The Lighter Side of World War II and Other Things.” For more information, call (616) 866-2235.
The Chamber Music Series: Chamber Winds—7:30 p.m. in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at Calvin College, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, presented by the college’s music department. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.calvin.edu/academic/music/calendar.
Thurs.–Sat. April 7–9
Festival of Faith and Music—at Calvin College, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, featuring musicians My Brightest Diamond, Matisyahu, Jon Foreman, and The Civil Wars, as well as speakers Shara Worden, Gregory Wolfe and Luke Powery. For more information, visit www.calvin.edu/admin/sao/festival/2011.
Saturday, April 9
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.