Thursday, May 6 Rockford Historical Society Meeting—7 p.m. at the Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe St., Rockford. Nancy Wood and Mary Anne Burns will speak. Hosts will be Carlene Stamp and Joan Bunn. Thur.–Sun., May 6–9 Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament—5 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thur./Fri., and 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sat./Sun. at Westgate Bowl on Alpine Avenue in Comstock Park. Proceeds support the Rockford band program. Friday, May 7 Book Discussion—11 a.m. at the home of Diana Koslowske (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for directions). “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett recently topped the N.Y. Times Best Seller List. Saturday, May 8 Euchre Club—6 p.m. at Peppermill Grill, 8 S. Squires St., Rockford. New players welcome. Cost is $1.50. Donations accepted for North Kent Service Center. Bring a snack to share. For more information, call (616) 485-3736. Monday, May 10 Early Childhood Essentials “Outdoor Games”—6:30 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford. Registration is required. Learn some great information about early childhood topics. Perfect for parents or childcare providers. Childcare is not provided; classes for adults only. Tuesday, May 11 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. Wednesday, May 12 Blood Drive—4 to 8 p.m. at Crossroads Wesleyan Church, 8331 Myers Lake Road, Rockford.
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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 […]
Thursday, August 27 Seniors “Out To Lunch Bunch” at Candlestone Inn—Have lunch at the newly remodeled inn in Belding. Return around 2 p.m. Cost is $2 for bus fee. For reservations and bus pick-up times/locations, call Marcia at (616) 863-6322. Saturday, August 29 Rockford Farm Market—8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October 31, in the South Squires Street parking lot, off Main St., downtown Rockford, featuring Michigan-grown produce, fresh baked goods, flowers and plants. “Shootin’ for Home” 3-D Archery Fundraiser—8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sparta Hunting and Fishing Club, 13218 Long Lake Dr., Sparta, to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Enjoy 30 targets, homemade food, raffles, door prizes, and Church Archery Teams Challenge. For further details, call Jeffrey deJager at (616) 696-9666. “Little Princess” Auditions—10 a.m. at Master Arts Theatre, 75 77th St. SW, just off Division, Grand Rapids. Five men, five women and 13 youth ages 8-13 are needed. There will be 12 performances, Thur.-Sat., Nov. 19 to Dec. 5, 2009. For an appointment, please call (616) 455-1001. 3rd Annual Driving Fore Conservation Golf Outing—9 a.m. at Tyler Creek Golf Course & Campground. Four-person scramble begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by reception and prizes. Register online at www.natureandpeople.org. Your participation benefits conservation programs of Kent Conservation District, Timberland RC&D, and Trout Unlimited of West Michigan. Monday, August 31 “Little Princess” Auditions—7 p.m. at Master Arts Theatre, 75 77th St. SW, just off Division, Grand Rapids. Five men, five women and 13 youth ages 8-13 are needed. There will be 12 performances, Thur.-Sat., Nov. 19 to Dec. 5, 2009. For an appointment, please call (616) 455-1001. Tuesday, September 1 Mended Hearts Meeting—7 p.m. at Spectrum Health Fred & Lena Meijer Heart Center, 100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids, in Room 8815 on the eighth floor. Mended Hearts, a volunteer nonprofit support group affiliated with the 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. 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. Wednesday, Sept. 2 Business Counseling—Starting a new business or have […]