ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, May 17

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 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.

Effective Spiritual Response to Healthcare—7 p.m. at Grand Rapids Township Hall, 1836 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids. International speaker Suzanne Riedel will share ideas based on the book “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, including experiencing God’s presence in your life, freeing from fear and bringing healing, and practicing effective prayer that establishes your ability to respond to God’s healing answers. For more information, call (616) 334-9944.

Friday, May 18

Old-Fashioned Family Game Night—6:30 to 8 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Tables will be set up with Monopoly, checkers, chess, Scrabble, Candy-Land, Life and other classics. Hot chocolate by the fireplace and some snacks will be provided. You are encouraged to bring in your favorite games. Cost is a donation of $5 per person or $18 per family of four or more. For more information, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids. Sale also Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hardcovers are $1, softcovers 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books 25¢. Sunday and Monday only, buy a bag of books for $2. Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Library.

17th Annual May Fest—May 18-20 at Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 S. Hudson St., Lowell, promoting and preserving bluegrass music in West Michigan, sponsored by West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. All concerts are indoors. Enjoy a songwriting contest, band scramble, music workshops, a barn sale, silent auction, 50/50 drawings, a bake sale, pie-eating contest, kids activities, crafts for non-musicians, plus plenty of jamming! For tickets and more information, visit www.wmbma.org.

Saturday, May 19

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids. Sale also Sunday 1-4 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hardcovers are $1, softcovers 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books 25¢. Sunday and Monday only, buy a bag of books for $2. Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Library.

Euchre Party—6:30 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Church, 7979 Belding Rd., Rockford. Cash donation, cash prizes. All are welcome!

Annual Rockford Garden Club Plant Sale—9 a.m. open sale; 11:45 a.m. live auction of remaining plants, at Rotary Pavilion on Squires St., downtown Rockford. Club members sell their homegrown assortment of perennials, ground covers, small bushes/shrubs, annuals, herbs, bulbs, vines and many native plants. Members will be on hand (many master gardeners) to answer questions and assist with your gardening selections. Funds earned from the sale go for community enhancement projects and student scholarships. Rain or shine. For more information, call Karen Chickering at (616) 460-2557.

Sunday, May 20

Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3946, 4195 Thirteen Mile Rd., Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults; $3.50 for children. Takeouts and deliveries are available. Come enjoy the “best dinner in town!” prepared by our chef Fred Chambers. For deliveries, call (616) 866-2675 by 11:30 a.m. the day of the dinner. For more information, visit www.RockfordVFWPost3946.org.

Insects Exploration—1 to 3 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Grab a net and jar and we’re off to the prairie and woods to see what six-legged creatures live there. Look for eggs and larvae while learning about insects’ life cycles, find predators and prey, and catch and release a bug or two. Program suitable for children in grades kindergarten through fifth. Cost is a donation of $4.50 per person. For more information, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Spectacular Book Sale—1 to 4 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids. Sale also Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hardcovers are $1, softcovers 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books 25¢. Sunday and Monday only, buy a bag of books for $2. Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Library.

“Turkey Shoot” Family Fun Day—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta. Enjoy trap, archery, grilled chicken and barbeque dinners, a raffle, running deer, BB gun range, and kids crafts.

Monday, May 21

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Plainfield Township Branch Library, 2650 Five Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids. Hardcovers are $1, softcovers 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books 25¢. Sunday and Monday only, buy a bag of books for $2. Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Library.

Tuesday, May 22

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, May 24

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.

 

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