Thursday–Sunday, April 15–18 Texas Hold ‘em Tournament Fundraiser—5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on April 15 and 16 and 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. on April 17 and 18 at Westwood at the Crossing on West River Drive. Hosted by Meadow Ridge Elementary as a fundraiser for the school and for families in need. Friday– Saturday, April 16–17 Blood Drive—8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford High School, 4100 Kroes NW, Rockford. Saturday, April 17 Up In The U.P.—2:00 p.m. at Algoma Baptist Church, 10515 Grange Avenue, Rockford, located between Pine Island Drive and Algoma Avenue, south of 13 Mile Road. A musical tribute to the Upper Peninsula by William Jamerson, filmmaker, songwriter and author. Sponsored jointly by the Historical Societies of Algoma, Sparta and Tyrone Township. Refreshment will be served following the program. There is no cost. You may visit Bill’s website at billjamerson.com. Saturday, April 17 Whitecaps Autism Awareness Night—6:35 p.m. at Fifth Third Ballpark. The Whitecaps will be hosting the Great Lakes Loons. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and pre-game activities begin at 5:30 p.m. During the pre-game, Autism Support of Kent County (ASK) families will be allowed on the field for autographs and to play catch in the outfield. The first 100 kids to stop by the ASK display table located in front of the Whitecaps Customer Service window will receive a coupon good for a free hotdog meal. Tickets start at only $5 each and $1 from each individual ticket sold will be donated to ASK. To purchase tickets, go to www.whitecapsbaseball.com and click on “tickets,” or, call (616) 784-4131 or (800) CAPS-WIN. Saturday, April 17 Cardio Dance Revolution (CDR) Fundraiser—11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Rockford Reformed Church, 4809 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford. Hosted by the Rockford Reformed Church Relay for Life team. CDR is a mix of many dance genres including hip hop, Latin and belly dancing. The moves are easy to catch on to and it’s a fun way to exercise and raise money for the American Cancer Society. Cost is $8 person. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. For more information call Deb Coon at (616) 866-4829. Sunday, April 18 Roast Beef Dinner—11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VFW Post 3946, located at 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults;, $3 for children. Monday, April 19 Free Food for Needy Families—5 […]
April 15 2010
The Rockford Police Department has launched NIXLE, a community notification system, to provide important information to residents instantly through e-mail and, cell phone text messages. The NIXLE system is currently being used in other cities across the country with great success. Chief Dave Jones feels that bringing NIXLE to Rockford is valuable because it allows the Police and other City Departments to provide real time information about events that occur in the City such as accidents or street closings. “We are able to notify residents immediately if a child is lost, or a crime is occurring within the City. This real time communication will benefit everyone,” Jones said. The Police Department encourages everyone to enroll in Nixle. The service is free of charge. Enrollment information is available at Nixle.com or the City of Rockford Website www. Rockford.mi.us.
On Tuesday, April 27, the Rockford Garden Club will hold their April meeting featuring Deb Lea from Birdwatchers Marketplace, 4981 Plainfield, Grand Rapids She will present, Care & Feeding of Hummingbirds. She will also discuss new types of feeders made locally. The meeting will be held at the United Methodist Church, Community Room, 159 Maple, Rockford, at 7:00 p.m. It is free, open to the public and light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit the club’s website at www.rockfordgardenclub.htmlplanet.com/ondex_1html.