Thursday, May 26

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.

Saturday, May 28

Howard City/Tri County High School Annual Alumni Banquet—6 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church, 19931 Kendaville Rd., Pierson. Cost is $15 per person. For reservations, call Vicky Paulen at (231) 937-5190

Tuesday, May 31

Rockford Rotary Club Meetings—7 a.m. at Rockford High School, and 12:10 p.m. at Rockford Community Cabin. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

Free Digi Scrap Demonstration—7 to 8 p.m. Learn about digital scrapbooking. To register, visit or call (616) 828-2402. Space is limited.

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, June 1

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, June 2

Rockford Area Historical Society Annual Picnic and Election of Officers—6:30 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Please bring your own table service and a dish to pass. For more information, call (616) 866-2235.

Rockford High School Jazz Band Concert—7:00 p.m. at Rockford Freshman Center, cafeteria. Admission is free.

Saturday, June 4

Shopping Extravaganza—9:00 a.m. to noon at First Congregational Church, 192 East Bridge Street, Rockford. Several vendors will display their wares: makeup, jewelry, purses, food products, sunglasses, and more! Each vendor has agreed to donate a share of their profits to the Christian Education Building Fund. There will also be a used book sale and refreshments will be served.

Classic Car Show—Lot opens at 9:00 a.m. and the show starts at 11:00 a.m. at the Rockford American Legion Post #102, 330 Rockford Park Drive (off Northland Drive), Rockford. Proceeds are to benefit local veterans, the American Legion, Wounded Warrior Project and Pets for Vets. Awards presented at 3:30 p.m. Each car requires a $10 entry fee. Enjoy BBQ and food specials all day. The Post will be open to the public. Prizes include: goodie bags and dash plaques for the first 100 cars, Top 20 awards, Best in Show, Commander’s Choice, and People’s Choice. Free fun for the entire family all day! Climb a 30-foot rock wall with the U.S. Army. Enjoy a chili cook-off, contests, raffles, and auctions. For more information, call (616) 866-1081 or visit

Tuesday, June 7

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7:00 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Drive (at 11 Mile Road), Rockford. Members enhance valuable public speaking and leadership skills through practice and encouragement. Members progress through the manuals at their own pace. Guests welcome. For directions, call Sue at (616) 866-3509 or visit

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.


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