ROCKFORD REGISTER

Now through August 13

Kent County Youth Fair—Lowell Fairgrounds, 225 South Hudson. Free admission, daily free horse-drawn wagon rides, 4H and FFA livestock and still exhibits. For more information, call (616) 897-6050, or visit www.kcfg.org, or on Facebook for an up-to-date schedule of daily activities.

Thursday, August 11

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, August 13

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.

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.

Super Heroes Away!—11 a.m. at the Rockford Rotary Pavilion, corner of Courtland and Squires streets, downtown Rockford. To celebrate the Reading Rocks in Rockford festival, come dressed as your favorite super hero and have a blast listening to stories, playing games, and making your very own comic book! For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Making Your Memoir Memorable—10:30 a.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Bob Tarte, author of the humorous pet memoirs “Enslaved by Ducks,” “Fowl Weather,” and the forthcoming “The Funnel of Happiness,” will talk about the two main components that agents and publishers look for in a memoir. He’ll also share his own publishing experiences. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Monday, August 15

15th Annual STRIVE Golf Outing—1 p.m. shotgun start, at Blythefield Country Club. STRIVE provides mentoring to at-risk West Michigan students, as well as life skills coaching and scholarships. Bring a foursome and play at the championship course or, if you’re not a golfer, join in the evening’s dinner celebration and auctions to support Rockford’s STRIVE program. Registrations and sponsorships are available online at www.grrotary.org/Events/GolfTournament or call Ramona Hinton at (616) 866-1500 or Jenni Aiello at (616) 459-5640.

Tuesday, August 16

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, August 17

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.

Friday, August 19

Hots N Brats Night—at the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium, behind the home bleachers. Enjoy hot dogs, brats, munchies, desserts, beverages photos with your favorite varsity Ram (4:45–5:30 p.m.), and watch a Ram varsity practice (5:40–6:50 p.m.). Cookout begins at 6:50 p.m. There will also be a huge door prize giveaway from local merchants! Everyone is welcome.

Saturday, August 20

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.

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