The Rockford Lions Club had a very busy and fun week. We were the proud host of district’s semi annual meeting. Lions members came to Rockford to represent our district Region 11-C1. In attendance were fellow Lions from Rockford, Ravenna, Marne, Grand Rapids, Grand Haven, Wyoming, Allendale, Greenville, Sparta, Casnovia, Lyons-Muir and Muskegon (Northside). Ideas and stories were shared over dinner and a guest speaker. A great time was had by all! The Lions Club regularly meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Community cabin starting at 6pm with a social time. Everyone interested is invited to attend and learn more about the largest service organization in the world! Rockford Lion’s next activity is the Annual Fall Harvest Breakfast (formerly the Pancake breakfast) to be held at the American Legion Hall on Northland (Rockford Park Drive) this Sunday, October 7 from 9 am until 1pm. It will be a delicious feast for all. Tickets are available from any Lions member and will also be available at the door.
Thursday, March 19 Spaghetti Dinner & Used Book Sale – 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lakes Elementary School. Dinner is $5 per person or $25 per family. All books are priced under $1. Saturday, March 21 Rockford 5th Annual Community Expo – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rockford High School, 4300 Kroes, sponsored by Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Over 180 booths on display; entertainment; celebrity emcees; door prizes; “Taste of West Michigan”; four $500 cash giveaways. Free admission and free parking. Free shuttle service is available from Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, 6727 Kuttshill Rd., Rockford, to the high school. St. Patrick’s Day Party – 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rockford American Legion Post 102, hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Tickets are $10, which include Irish entertainment, raffle, and dinner of corned beef, cabbage, and soda bread cobbler; available at the Legion bar. Open to the public. Tuesday, March 24 Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. Free Legal Assistance for Seniors – 10 a.m. to noon at the Rockford Ambulance Center in the board room. To schedule your half-hour appointment with Jason Jansma, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322. Wednesday, March 25 Morning Movies for Seniors – $1 movie at Woodland Mall Celebration Cinema (movie title unavailable at this time). All movies are family-friendly and rated PG-13. Following the movie, enjoy lunch (on your own) at Red Robin. Bus fee: $2. For reservations and bus pick-up times/locations, please call Marcia at (616) 863-6322. Thursday, March 26 Rockford Lions Club Meeting – 6 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. “Mission India” will be presented by John Roelse. 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 […]
Thursday, March 12 Rockford Lions Club Meeting – 6 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe, Rockford – Spouses Night. Dr. Michael Shibler, superintendent of Rockford Public Schools, will be speaking about RAM Goals for 2009-2010. March 13 – 14 Friday & Saturday “Contents Under Pressure” Comedy Improv Team – 7 p.m. at Master Arts Theatre, 75 77th Street SW, Grand Rapids. Tickets are $5. For more information, visit www.masterarts.org or call (616) 455-1001. Saturday, March 14 4th Annual Rockford Girl Scouts Daddy/Daughter Cake Auction – 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center. Open to all registered Rockford Girl Scouts and their families. Auction at 2:15 p.m. For more information, contact Kelly McLellan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (616) 863-0350. All proceeds to benefit the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Financial Assistance Fund. Annual Community Irish Stew Dinner – 4:30 – 7 p.m. at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church, 7979 Belding Road. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children – – 12, and free for children 4 and under. Macaroni and cheese available for children. For ticket information, call (616) 874-6607. Sunday, March 15 Roast Beef Dinner – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 4195 Thirteen Mile Road, Rockford. Cost is $8 for adults, and $3.50 for children under age 12. Enjoy all-you-can-eat roast beef, potatoes, corn, beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Bring your papers for recycling! “Best dinner in town… Bring the whole family!” Visit www.rockfordvfwpost3946.org. Metropolitan Choir of Praise – 6 p.m. at Blythefield Christian Reformed Church, 6350 Kuttshill Drive NE, Rockford, for a special area-wide worship hour including a meditation based on Psalm 18 entitled, “A Psalm Suited for Our Evening.” Nursery available. A fellowship hour with refreshments will follow. Everyone is invited. Miss Sunburst Model Search & Baby Contest – Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville. Entries accepted now. Winners go to state finals in May. Everyone receives a trophy. Baby pageant is for boys and girls ages up to 3. Model search is for girls ages 4 to 27. Entry forms available at the mall and www.SunburstBeauty.com, or call pageant headquarters at (813) 839-8054. Monday, March 16 Free Food for Needy Families – 5 p.m. in the Mobile Food Pantry at St. […]
Thursday, March 5 Rockford Area Historical Society Meeting – 7 p.m. at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St. Fu Ping Tong (Tony), an exchange teacher from China, will speak on the new China and his perception of the United States. Free to the public. Friday, March 6 “A Mixed Up Fairy Tale” – 7 p.m. at East Rockford Middle School (ERMS) cafeteria, presented by ERMS Fine Arts Magnet. For more information, contact the school at (616) 863-6140. Friday – Monday March 6 – 9 Spectacular Book Sale – Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m., and Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plainfield Township Branch of the Kent District Library, 2650 Five Mile Road, Grand Rapids. Hardcovers $1, softcovers 50¢, paperbacks and children’s books 25¢. Bag of Books Sale on Sunday and Monday. Sponsored by Friends of the Plainfield Library. For more information, call (616) 647-3930. Saturday, March 7 Relay For Life Fundraiser – Little River Casino bus trip. Cost is $35 per person (includes $18 in casino credits); games, prizes and snacks provided. For more information, bus pick-up locations/times, or to sign up, please contact Cheryl, Cindy or Michelle at Independent Bank, Rockford, by calling (616) 866-4471 or e-mailing to email@example.com. Organ Concert – Steve Chlesing, from the Fox Theater in Detroit, will entertain with music on the organ, along with a silent film. Before the concert, we will have lunch (on your own) at The Pearl Street Grill, and browse around the museum. Cost is $10 per guest (includes concert ticket and bus fee). For more information, bus pick-up locations/times, or to reserve your spot, please call Marcia at (616) 863-6322. Sunday, March 8 Breakfast – 8 a.m. to noon at American Legion Post #102, 330 Rockford Park Drive, between 11 Mile and 12 Mile roads on Northland Dr.). Cost is $6.50 for adults, $5 for seniors over 70, and $3 for kids, which includes eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, coffee and juice. Tuesday, March 10 Country Music – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Rockford Ambulance Community Center, corner of 10 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue in Rockford. Music by the Rogue River Band. Enjoy free coffee, tea and snacks. Bunco with Northview – 1 p.m., […]