ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, August 30

Rockford Rotary Club Meeting—7 to 8 a.m. during the summer at Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch, 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

Saturday, September 1

“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.

Tuesday, September 4

 Rockford Rotary Club Meeting—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.

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, September 5

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.

Auditions—6 to 9 p.m. at Community Center, 8450 Shaner, Rockford, for “A Ship of Dreams,” a story of the Titanic, with the Rogue River Community Theatre Company. Looking for actors of all ages. For more information, call (616) 874-5264.

Thursday, September 6

Rockford Rotary Club Meeting—7 to 8 a.m. during the summer at Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch, 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470.

Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Public is invited to share in the “Progress Report of the New Museum.” Hostesses will be Billie Hunt and Joan Bunn.

Storytime Hike: All About Harvest—6 to 7:30 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, for ages 7 and under and their family. Program begins with a season story and short craft, followed by hiking the trails and looking for objects or characters from the book. Cost is $5 per member or $6 per non-member. For more information, call (616) 735-6240 or visit blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Friday, September 7

Auditions—6 to 8 p.m. at Rockford Reformed Church, 11 Mile Road, Rockford, for “In the Eye of the Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe, with Actors del Arte Ensemble. For more information, call (616) 874-5264.

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (also Sat., Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 9, 1 to 4 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at Plainfield Township Library, 2650 Five Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids. Hardcovers $1, softcovers 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books only 25¢. Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Library. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Giant Rummage Sale—9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (also Sat., Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 11 Mile and Peterson).

Saturday, September 8

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.

“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.

Spectacular Book Sale—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (also Sun., Sept. 9, 1 to 4 p.m.; Mon., Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at Plainfield Township Library, 2650 Five Mile Rd. NE, Grand Rapids. Hardcovers $1, softcovers 50¢, and paperbacks and children’s books only 25¢. Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Library. For more information, call (616) 784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org.

Annual Chicken BBQ—4 to 7 p.m. at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 11 Mile and Peterson). Cost is $7.95 for half chicken and all the fixin’s. Dine in or carry out.

Invasive Species Control—1 to 3 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, for ages 13 and up. Volunteer and learn about five invasive shrubs you should never have in your yard. For more information, call (616) 735-6240 or visit blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Overwinter Your Harvest: Root Cellaring at Home—2 to 3:30 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, for ages 12 and up. Program addresses how to best store your garden abundance, especially those root crops, including tips on how to put your garden to bed for maximum crop production next year. Cost is $5 per member or $6 per non-member. For more information, call (616) 735-6240 or visit blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Youth Day—10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Muskegon County Fairgrounds, 6621 Heights Ravenna Rd., Fruitport. Educational and fun for children. Absolutely free. Enjoy hands-on activities and special demonstrations, door prizes, free lunch for kids and more! Sponsored by Sportsmen for Youth.

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