ROCKFORD REGISTER

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.

Open Mic Night—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Garden Club Park stage, downtown Rockford, behind Arnie’s. Sign-up starts at 5:30 p.m.

Salsa Dancing for Grades 6–12—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Professional salsa dancers briefly explain the roots of Cuban music and its evolution into what we now call salsa music. Teens will then participate in an entertaining dance class that will leave them with the skills to start dancing salsa and other Latin rhythms. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Saturday, June 25

Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 29 in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and much more.

Free Community BBQ—Noon until 2 p.m. at The Ridge Covenant Church on Fruitridge Ave. NW, Grand Rapids.

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.

Animal Crackers Petting Zoo—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Hang out with animals from one of the largest exotic traveling petting zoos in the area. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Tuesday, June 28

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.

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 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.

Participation Folktales—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. The KDL Players, Allison Brito and Diane Forbes, present participation folktales from three different countries: “The Lion and the Mouse” (Greece), “The Turnip” (Russia) and “The Goat and the Chilies” (Mexico), that center around a single theme of “Something Small Can Do Big Things.” For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Thursday, June 30

Open Mic Night—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Garden Club Park stage, downtown Rockford, behind Arnie’s. Sign-up starts at 5:30 p.m.

Caricaturist Corey Ruffin—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. In this course for teens in grades 6–12, Corey teaches the fine art of caricature and basics of cartooning and illustration. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

 

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