ROCKFORD REGISTER

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 www.rockfordmicarshow.com.

Sunday, June 5

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

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 www.nkctm.org.

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, June 8

Bright Beginnings Storytime and Play Group—10 and 11 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Hear stories and have fun with crafts, stories, rhymes, songs and more! For ages 6 and under with a caregiver. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Thursday, June 9

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, June 10

Start of Summer Celebration Tribute Show—6:30 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. show starts at American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford. Limited ticket sales; available at the Legion lounge or by calling (616) 866-2001 or (616) 745-4896. Show stars Irv Cass as Elvis and Tom Jones, Steve Bobbit as Rod Stewart, John L as Neil Diamond, and more! Tickets are only $20 and include a cash bar. Dinner in the lounge is sold separately. For more information, visit www.rockfordmichamber.com.

Saturday, June 11

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.

Monday, June 13

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 (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Around the World—Easy As 1-2-3—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Young children love to count! Explore new cultures with stories, songs, activities and crafts that celebrate counting around the world. For children ages 6 and under. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Wednesday, June 15

Blue Star Moms—6 p.m. at 669 Mead Road, Orleans, Mich. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Sally at (616) 761-2042.

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 and develop a love of reading. For children ages 3-6. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

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 (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Monday, June 20

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 (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Wednesday, June 22

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 and develop a love of reading. For children ages 3-6. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

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 (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Thursday, June 23

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.

Monday, June 27

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 (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Wednesday, June 29

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 and develop a love of reading. For children ages 3-6. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

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 (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

 

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