ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, October 27

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.

Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

Friday, October 28

FREE Female Urinary Incontinence Seminar—10:30 a.m. at Spectrum Health Medical Group Offices, 4069 Lake Drive SE, 3rd Floor Conference Room, Grand Rapids. Free parking in Lot K. Seminar presented by Dr. Philip Hoekstra, Division Chief, Spectrum Health Medical Group Urology. Call (616) 267-8432 to RSVP. For more information, visit shmg.org.

Saturday, October 29

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

5th Annual Halloween Party (G.R. Home for Veterans Benefit)—doors open at 7 p.m.; live music by Mustang begins at 8 p.m. at Rockford American Legion Post 102, 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford. Open to the public, ages 21 and over. Enjoy cash bar, food and a costume contest. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of, and are available at the Legion Lounge. For more information, call (616) 866-2001.

Fall Fest—1 to 4 p.m. at Resurrection Life Church, Rockford, for a family-friendly, free Halloween alternative Western-style afternoon of food, fun, games and candy. Over 35 carnival games, Dixie Twister, Moonwalk, Dual Lane Slide, obstacle course and famous “Chuckwagon” food tent. All food and drink items just 50¢ each. For more information, visit www.rockfordres.org or call (616) 866-3377.

Happy Hounds Dog Walk—9 a.m. at Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford, presented by Hyer Luv Kennels, Chow Hound and Rockford Animal Hospital to raise funds for future Rockford Dog Park. This family-friendly event is open to dogs and their owners of all ages. Two walks to choose from. Register your dog at www.rpmoll.com/happy hounds. Other events same day include dog-friendly vendor booths, demonstrations and a dog costume contest. For more information about the dog park, visit www.rockforddogpark.com.

Leisure Village Craft & Bake Sale—9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Leisure Village Lodge, 5305 Circle, Belmont (near Chauncey and Cannonsburg Rd.).

Night-Owl Walk—8 to 10 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, in celebration of Halloween. Walk along a two-mile guided night hike on a trail lit only by jackolanterns. Listen to nature’s sounds of the nigh, such as the barn owl, screeching, possibly a bullfrog and many others. Cost is $5 per adult, $4 per student/senior, or $12 per family. For more information, visit www.lilysfrogpad.com or call (616) 675-3158.

Trunk or Treat—6 to 8 p.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE, Rockford. All kids are welcome to enjoy treats, hot dogs, hot chocolate in a very safe environment. Don’t forget your costumes!

Harvest Party—5:30 p.m. at Cedar Creek Community Church, 2969 14 Mile Rd. NE, Sparta. All are welcome to enjoy hayrides (straw), pumpkin painting, dunking for apples, bounce houses, cake walk, games for all ages, pumpkin bowling, face painting, trunk or treat, soup, hot dogs, popcorn and lots of fun and fellowship. For more information, call (616) 866-9829.

Monday, October 31

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 www.griefshare.org.

Tuesday, November 1

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 & Gospel Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, 8540 Shaner Ave., Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. For more information, call Keth at (616) 866-2459.

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, November 2

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.

Thursday, November 3

Free Meal for Northern Kent County Families—6 to 7 p.m. at the Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford, every Thursday. No charge; no registration required. Provided by a partnership between Our Lady of Consolation Parish and God’s Kitchen, a program of Catholic Charities West Michigan.

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Jon Stamp will present “The Arms of Our Fathers.” Hostesses will be Janet Matthews and Carlene Stamp.

 

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