ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, July 5

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.

Open Mic—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Garden Park Stage, downtown Rockford near the dam, every Thursday through August 16, 2012. Performers sign up at the stage at 5:30 p.m.

Rockford Rotary Club Meetings
7 to 8 a.m. at the Rams Den in Rockford High School, 440 Kroes St. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

Storytime Hike: “The Honeybee and the Robber”—6 to 7:30 p.m.at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Join us as we read Eric Carl’s classic take about a bear who really likes honey  and the bees who try to stop him; the story is followed by a short hike. For ages 7 and under. Cost is $5 per member, or $6 per non-member. For more information, call (616) 735-6240 or visit blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Saturday, July 7

“America’s Favorite Farm Market”—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through October 27 in the S. Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring “Pure Michigan”-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and much more.

Sunday, July 8

Praise in the Park—6 p.m. at Garden Park in Rockford. Open to the public. Christian music every Sunday through August 26, 2012.

Monday, July 9

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 tutor training. To register, please call (616) 459-5151 ext. 10. For more information, visit www.literacycenterwm.org.

Tuesday, July 10

Huntington Rogue River Blues Series—7 to 9 p.m. at Garden Park Stage, along the White Pine Trail near the dam, downtown Rockford, every Tuesday through July 24. This week’s band is Root Doctor. “After the Blues” series is July 31 through August 14.

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

Free Zumba Class—7 p.m. at Dr. Nylaan’s office, 5011 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, to raise funds for local charities. Open to the public; led by Kate Rehmus of Live Dance Move. Classes held every Tuesday through September 4, 2012.

Country & Gospel Music—9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, 8540 Shaner Ave., Rockford. Free coffee, tea and snacks. For more information, call Keith at (616) 866-2459.

Free Zumba Class—5 to 5:45 p.m. at 72 W. Maple St., Cedar Springs. Open to the public; led by Monica Sanders, licensed Zumba Fitness instructor. Classes held every Tuesday.

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 tutor training. To register, please call (616) 459-5151 ext. 10. For more information, visit www.literacycenterwm.org.

Wednesday, July 11

Beading with Barb Keeney
6:30 p.m. at Alvah N. Belding Library, 302 E. Main St., Belding. Create your own beautiful beaded bookmark. Space is limited to 20 people and registration is required. This program is free. Call (616) 794-1450.

Thursday, July 12

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.

Open Mic—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Garden Park Stage, downtown Rockford near the dam, every Thursday through August 16, 2012. Performers sign up at the stage at 5:30 p.m.

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, 440 Kroes St. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

Backyard Composting

6 to 7:30 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Learn the basics about backyard composting and how to turn your kitchen waste into that black gold that gardeners love so much. For ages 12 and up. Cost is $5 per member, or $6 per non-member. For more information, call (616) 735-6240 or visit blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Saturday, July 14

Rogue River Artists Association Annual Garden Art Show/Sale
10 a.m. to 4 p,m. at the home of Shirley Dean, 9620 Summit, Rockford. There will be art featuring watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, fabric art, jewelry and woodcarving. Light refreshments will be served.

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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