ROCKFORD REGISTER

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.

Saturday, July 2

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.

Monday, July 4

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.

Tuesday, July 5

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.

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, July 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.

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.

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.

Beyond Magic—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. This high-impact show is loaded with amazing magic by Tom Plunkard, including many new tricks and silly stories. Of course, the bunny and birds will make an appearance. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Thursday, July 7

CSI Kent County—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Ever wonder how real CSIs work? Teens in grades 6–12 are invited to join Louis Hunt, a scientific support unit supervisor for the Kent County Sheriff’s Dept., to analyze crime scenes and hear about forensics in law enforcement. Strongly advised for ages 13 and up. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Summer Lecture Series—7:30 p.m. in the Gezon Auditorium of Calvin College, 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, presented by Seminars in Christian Scholarship. Gerardo Marti will speak on “Have You Seen Our Gospel Choir?” Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.calvin.edu/scs or call (616) 526-8558.

Saturday, July 9

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.

Monday, July 11

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.

Summer Carnival—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Celebrate summer and reading! Join us for games, crafts, prizes and tons of carnival-style fun! For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

 

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