ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, April 19

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.

Annual Spring Pasty Sale—10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rockford United Methodist Church, 159 Maple St., Rockford. Pasties are $3.50 each. Volume and early pick-up discounts available! To place your orders, call the church at (616) 866-9515 or just walk in. Pasty Sale runs April 16–19.

Rockford Rotary Club Meetings—7 to 8 a.m. at the Rams Den in Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes St., unless school is delayed or canceled. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

Saturday, April 21

“Michigan Back Roads—A Road Trip Show” by Ron Rademacher—2 p.m. at Algoma Township Hall, 10531 Algoma Ave., Rockford. Enjoy a program about a road trip to unique destinations on the back roads of Michigan. This is the annual meeting and election of officers of the Algoma Township Historical Society. The public is cordially invited and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, April 22

University Showcase Concert—3 p.m. at the Rockford High School Fine Arts Auditorium. The public is invited to experience the Rockford High School Wind Ensemble in concert with the Grand Rapids Symphonic Band. Admission is free; no tickets required.

Earth Day Walk—8 to 10 a.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Enjoy a gorgeous walk/excursion through the nature center’s scenic trails in the beauty of the morning light, hosted by a tour guide with a wealth of knowledge on nature and all it has to offer. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is a $4 donation for adults, $3 for seniors, or $15 for a family of four or more. For more information, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Volunteer for Earth Day—10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Please come help the nature center with spring clean-up by spreading mulch, cleaning waterways, painting benches, building birdhouses, picking up winter debris, lopping branches, raking ground, and planting flowers. Lunch will be served. For more information, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Monday, April 23

Meet the Author: Bob Tarte—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Local author Bob Tarte will talk about his newest book, “Kitty Cornered,” which chronicles Bob and his wife Linda’s life in their small house with six demanding cats. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The author will also answer questions. Sponsored by Friends of the Krause Memorial Library. This program is for adults. For more information, visit www.kdl.org or call (616) 647-3940.

Tuesday, April 24

Rockford Rotary Club Meetings— 7 a.m. at Rockford High School. 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 Keith at (616) 866-2459.

Thursday, April 26

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 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. 

Rockford Rotary Club Meetings—7 to 8 a.m. at the Rams Den in Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes St., unless school is delayed or canceled. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

About Squire News

The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.
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