ROCKFORD REGISTER

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. during the summer at Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch at 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

Super Sub Sampler—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford, for teens in grades 6–12. Come to the library and sample submarine sandwiches from local restaurants and vote for your favorite! For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.org.

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

“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.

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

Secret Garden Tour—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Howard City. For information and to purchase tickets, call the Timothy C Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library at (231) 937-5575 or Kindel & Company at (231) 937-9090. Tickets are $10 in advance or $1 the day of the tour.

Sunday, July 15

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 $9 for adults; $3.50 for children. Music by Keyboard World. 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.

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

Tuesday, July 17

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 performer is Jimmie Stagger. “After the Blues” series is July 31 through August 14. 

Rockford Rotary Club Meetings— Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St. Rockford. Visitors welcome.

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.

Bats of the World—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Learn the truth about bats. Explore their nocturnal habits in this exciting live animal presentation. You will get to meet bats from North America, South America and Africa! For all ages. For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit www.kdl.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.

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.

Wednesday, July 18

Concert—7 p.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford, featuring David’s Harp vocal ensemble.

Blue Star Moms—6 p.m. at 669 Mead Road, Orleans, Mich. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Sally at (616) 761-2042.

Thursday, July 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.

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. during the summer at Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch at 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

Saturday, July 21

“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.

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