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July 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Thursday, July 12 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. Open Mic—6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Garden Park Stage, downtown Rockford near the dam, every Thursday through August 16, 2012. Performers sign up at the stage at 5:30 p.m. 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.  Rockford Rotary Club Meetings—7 to 8 a.m. during the summer at Herman’s Boy Coffee Ranch at 220 Northland Drive, Rockford. For more information, call Mark Bivins at (616) 866-1470. Super Sub Sampler—2 p.m. at Krause Memorial Library, 140 E. Bridge St., Rockford, for teens in grades 6–12. Come to the library and sample submarine sandwiches from local restaurants and vote for your favorite! For more information, call the library at (616) 647-3940 or visit Backyard Composting—6 to 7:30 Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. Learn the basics about backyard composting and how to turn your kitchen waste into that black gold that gardeners love so much. For ages 12 and up. Cost is $5 per member, or $6 per non-member. For more information, call (616) 735-6240 or visit Saturday, July 14 “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. Annual Garden Art Sale & Show—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Shirley Dean, 9620 Summit, Rockford. The Rogue River Artists Association members will feature watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, fabric art, jewelry and woodcarving. Light refreshments will be served. Secret Garden Tour—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Howard City. For information and to purchase tickets, call the Timothy C Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library at (231) 937-5575 or Kindel & Company at (231) 937-9090. Tickets are $10 in advance or $1 the day of the tour. […]