ROCKFORD REGISTER

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.

Saturday, May 26

Annual Howard City/Tri-County High School Reunion—6 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church, 19931 Kendaville Rd., Pierson. The cost for the banquet is $15 per person. The evening will begin with punch and fellowship, with dinner served at 6:30. For reservations, call Vicky Paulen at (231) 937-5190.

Sunday, May 27

Forestry Discovery—2 to 4 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Participants will practice the skills that foresters use, including tree identification with a key and determining a tree’s health, size and age. Program is for ages 4 and up. Cost is a donation of $5 per person, $4 per senior, or $15 per family of four or more. For more information, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Tuesday, May 29

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 31

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.

Saturday, June 2

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.

Sunday, June 3

Ooey Gooey Day—1 to 3 p.m. at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Learn to craft/make fun slimy playdough silly-putty creatures and fun items that your children can make and take home. Best suited for children ages 3 to 8 years old (all ages welcomed); wear play clothing for messes to be made. For allergy concerns: flour, starch, salts, oils, coloring and Elmer’s glue will be used. Cost is a donation of $6 per child. For more information, call (616) 675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com.

Tuesday, June 5

Rockford Rotary Club Meetings— 7 a.m. at Rockford High School. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting—7 p.m. at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr. NE, next to Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church, Rockford. Club members enhance valuable leadership and public speaking skills through practice and encouragement, progressing through manuals at their own pace. Guests welcome. For directions, call Sue at (616) 866-3509 or visit www.nkctm.org.

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.

Wednesday, June 6

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.

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