ROCKFORD REGISTER — April 26–May 3, 2012

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.

“The Ragweed Blues” American Comedy—8 p.m. at Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, or $4 for students. All proceeds are to benefit the Rockford Area Museum fund and Kent Theatre Project fund. For more information, call (616) 874-5264.

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.

Friday, April 27

“The Ragweed Blues” American Comedy—8 p.m. at Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, or $4 for students. All proceeds are to benefit the Rockford Area Museum fund and Kent Theatre Project fund. For more information, call (616) 874-5264.

Saturday, April 28

Benefit Concert for Haiti—7 p.m. at River Rock Church, 6060 Belding Rd. NE, Rockford, featuring David Parker, Cameron Blake, Val Nebbia, and Rock of Ages. Admission is $5, with all general admission proceeds to go to Christian Light Ministries. For more information, visit www.riverrockcommunity.com or call (616) 874-0400. 

“The Ragweed Blues” American Comedy—2 and 8 p.m. at Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, or $4 for students. All proceeds are to benefit the Rockford Area Museum fund and Kent Theatre Project fund. For more information, call (616) 874-5264.

Sunday, April 29

“The Ragweed Blues” American Comedy Special Showing—2 p.m. at Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, or $4 for students. All proceeds are to benefit the Rockford Area Historical Society. For more information, call (616) 874-5264.

Annual Walk for Autism Awareness—noon to 3 p.m. at Kuyper College, 3333 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.autismsupportofkentcounty.org or call (616) 752-8577.

“Hoot—Whoo—Who: Michigan’s Owls”—6 to 8 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Join naturalist Greg Swanson as he introduces you to owl biology and a number of owls during an indoor presentation, then head outdoors in search of these elusive nocturnal wonders. Cost is a $6 donation per person, or $10 per family. For more information, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Tuesday, May 1

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.

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.

Volunteer Tutors Needed—6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Literacy Center of West Michigan, 1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids, for an information session for prospective volunteer tutors. Find out more about the center and its programs. At the end of the hour-long session, there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. To register, please call (616) 459-5151 ext. 10. For more information, visit www.literacycenterwm.org.

Wednesday, May 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, May 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 Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Emiel Kempf will present “50 Years of Rockford, Then and Now.” Hostesses will be Billie Hunt and Janette Konkle. 

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.

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