ROCKFORD REGISTER

Thursday, September 13

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 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 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.

Friday–Sunday, September 14–16

FallFest 2012—presented by West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association, held at the Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 S. Hudson St., Lowell, Mich. Weekend tickets at the gate are $25 (members $23); all children age 15 and under admitted FREE with adult. Day passes are $10 for Friday, $17 for Saturday, and $5 for Sunday. Jamming all weekend! All concerts indoors! Enjoy band scramble, music workshops, 50/50 drawings, bake sale, kids’ activities, crafts for non-musicians, and more. For more information, visit www.wmbma.org.

Saturday, September 15

“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.

Little House at Blandford—2 to 3:30 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Cost is $5 per member or $6 per non-member. Be a Pioneer as we bake a treat in the woodfire oven, harvest herbs from our herb garden, go to school in our one-room schoolhouse, and visit the blacksmith shop. For ages 7 and up. For more information, visit blandfordnaturecenter.org or call (616) 735-6240.

Youth Archery Workshop—1 and 2 p.m. sessions, at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, for ages 10-16. Cost is $5 for members, or $6 for non-members. Come join Blandford and Scott Luce, a certified archery instructor, as we learn the basics of archery. There will be a booth at the event with information about whitetail deer and the hunts that will take place at Blandford during the season. Equipment provided. For more information, visit blandfordnaturecenter.org or call (616) 735-6240.

Sunday, September 16

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. 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.

Financial Peace University—3 to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday through November 11 at Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 Eleven Mile Rd. This biblically based, video-driven, small group study teaches families to beat debt, build wealth, and give like never before. The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months! For more information, please contact trained FPU counselor Dianne Bennett at (616) 874-8787, or go to rockfordreformedchurch.org/fpu2012.

Stories that Preach—10 to 10:50 a.m. in the Fireside Room at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. This three-week series (Sept. 16, 23 & 30) of interactive lectures will be presented by Jennifer Holberg, author and professor.

Tuesday, September 18

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

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.

OM Info Meeting—6:30 p.m. at Rockford Freshman Center, for grades 3-12.

Wednesday, September 19

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, September 20

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.

Goldsworthy Inspired Temporary Art—6 to 7:30 p.m. at Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids; free for all ages. Andy Goldsworthy is an artist known around the world for creating temporary nature art. Participants will work together to create a temporary piece that uses natural materials and is inspired by what is already there. For more information, visit blandfordnaturecenter.org or call (616) 735-6240.

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