Thursday, September 8

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.

Auditions—6 to 8 p.m. at Reformed Church, 4890 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, for Actors del Arte Ensemble (adult) Dinner Theater group’s Shakespearean comedy. For more information, please call (616) 874-5264.

Friday, September 9

Charlie Rockits Performance—8 to 11:30 p.m. at Rockford American Legion Lounge (rock, oldies, country).

Friday-Monday, September 9-12

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Plainfield Township Branch of the Kent District Library, 2650 Five Mile Road NE, Grand Rapids. Find great book bargains! Hardcovers are $1, softcovers are 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books are 25¢ each. Get a bag of books for just $2 on Sunday and Monday only. For more information, please visit or call (616) 784-2007.

Saturday, September 10

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.

Monday, September 12

Griefshare—7 p.m. at Resurrection Life Church, fireside room, on 10 Mile Rd., Rockford. This grief recovery support group, where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one, meets every Monday through December 5. No sign-up is necessary. Learn more at

Rockford American Legion Auxiliary Meeting—6 p.m. at the Rockford American Legion Post 102.

Tuesday, September 13

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.

Friday–Sunday, September 16–18

Fallfest 2011—stage shows begin at 6 p.m. Friday; workshops at 10 a.m., band scramble at noon, featured performers at 1:30 p.m. Saturday; gospel begins at 10 a.m., followed by auditions and $100 drawing on Sunday; jamming all weekend, presented by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. Also enjoy a bake sale, pie-eating contest, kids’ activities, and crafts for non-musicians. Weekend tickets at the gate are $25; all children age 15 and under are free with an adult. Day passes are $10 Friday, $17 Saturday, and $5 Sunday. For more information, visit or call Dave Simmonds at (616) 897-6220.

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