“Holiday Carols” will be heard at Lakeside Park (Red Arrow Highway and Lakeside Road) beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

Join in with some folks from the Harbor Country Singers to celebrate the season.

Light refreshments will be served.

Bridgman Holiday Village

The Holiday Village returns to downtown Bridgman from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.

A full afternoon and evening of fun is planned including a pet parade down Lake Street, festive activities at local merchants, a Holiday Pop-Up Market, a tree lighting ceremony with caroling, dancing with a live band, free trolley stops throughout town from 12:30 to 6 p.m., and more.

The schedule includes: Movie – “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” at Bridgman Public Library (11 a.m. to noon); Paint Christmas Ornaments ($5) at Rebecca’s Ceramics (noon to 6 p.m.); Warm Spiced Wine from 12-6 p.m. plus DIY Snow Globes with Turquoise Top Hat from 2-4 p.m. at Lazy Ballerina Winery Tasting Room; Movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at Bridgman Public Library (1-2 p.m.); Free Holiday Rumba Class with Lake Side Fit in the Transient Parking Lot 1-2 p.m.); Free Chili Samples at Tapistry Brewing (1-6 p.m.); Pop-Up Market in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Gym (1-5 p.m.); Live Nativity Scene in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Yard (2-5 p.m.); Pet Parade from Paws to Wash to Accents (begins at 3 p.m.); Scavenger Hunt Starts and Finishes at Accents (3-6 p.m.); Cookies & Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Sandpiper & Hoof to Hanger (3-6 p.m.); Free Temporary Tattoos at Ink About It (3-6 p.m.); Photos with Santa at Small Town Grounds (3-6 p.m.); Axe Throwing, Outdoor Games & Fire Pits in Transient Parking Lot (3-6 p.m.); Christmas Carolers Strolling Through Town (3-6 p.m.); Free Pet Photo Booth at Transient (3-9 p.m.); Canned Food Drive & “The Real Christmas Movie” Drive In with Popcorn & Cocoa at Woodland Shores Baptist Church (5-7 p.m.); Tree Lighting Ceremony with Caroling along Lake Street Near Train Tracks (starts at 6 p.m.); Live Band & Dancing at Bridgman American Legion Post 331 (6:15-9 p.m.)

Warren Dunes hike

The Harbor Country Hikers will visit Warren Dunes State Park at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

Hike leader and Hikers President Pat Fisher will lead the group through about 1.8 miles of the Park’s six miles of trails, and discuss the sounds of winter.

“Winter can have a silver lining for those who take the time to listen to the sound of trees, the lake and boots crunching through the snow,” Fisher says. “In winter, one of the greatest rewards of listening can be silence.”

Though membership in the group is preferred, all are welcome at this event. Those who attend are advised to dress in layers. wear sturdy shoes or boots and a warm cap, and bring plenty of water. An all-terrain rollator (a wheeled walker with oversized tires for use on unpaved surfaces) is available on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing harborcountryhikers@gmail.com. For driving directions and parking instructions, visit the group’s website, harborcountryhikers.com, or its Facebook page, Harbor Country Hikers.

Holiday Film Series

The Vickers Theatre Holiday Film Series is scheduled as follows (Tickets are $5 except for the Dec. 15 screening): 7 p.m. Dec. 15 – “Elf” (free); 6 p.m. Dec. 16 – “Home Aline;” 6 p.m. Dec. 17 – “Christmas Vacation;” 6 p.m. Dec. 18 – “Die Hard;” 6 p.m. Dec. 19 – “The Shop Around the Corner;” 3 p.m. Dec. 23 – “A Christmas Story;” 3 p.m. Dec. 24 – “The Grinch.”

Also playing are: “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “The Menu.”

The theatre is located at 6 North Elm St. in Three Oaks. For more, go to vickerstheatre.com.

Free Coats

Friends of New Troy’s annual Winter Coat Drive has caused a lot of generous people to open their closets and bring gently used coats to the New Troy Community Center. The Center, at 13372 California Road, now has a wide selection of coats available.

Anyone in need is invited to stop by and select something. Items are located on a rack just outside the Center entrance, which is accessible any time of day or night. Proof of income or residency is not required.

If you have coats, boots, hats or mittens to donate, please place on the rack.

Pickleball, a fun game for all ages played with paddles in the Community Center’s gymnasium, is open to the public on Mondays, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a tutorial for beginners, followed by open play. There is no charge to participate, although donations are always welcome.

Acorn holiday shows

Upcoming holiday shows at the Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks, include: The Bergamot – A South Shore Christmas at 8 p.m. Dec. 9; A Community Film Screening of It’s A Wonderful Life at 3 p.m. Dec. 11; A Holiday Open Mic Night featuring Abbie Thomas at 7 p.m. Dec. 15; Char Jones presents Season of Love at 8 p.m. Dec. 16;Harbor Country Opera presents Christmas at The Acorn at 8 p.m. Dec, 23.

For more, go to acornlive.org.

Grand Kankakee film

The Harbor Country Hikers heads indoors (to the at the New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St.) at noon on Saturday, Dec. 10 for an award-winning documentary on the Grand Kankakee Marsh.

The Grand Kankakee Marsh once covered 1,500 square miles across Indiana, from South Bend into eastern Illinois. Known as the “Everglades of the North,” the marsh was a hunter’s paradise. In the 1920s, the meandering Kankakee River, which created the marsh, was straightened and dredged to improve navigation, and the marsh was drained for farmland. Except for a few protected areas, the Grand Kankakee Marsh is no more.

Winter Dance Concert

The Berrien County Dancers will hold their Winter Dance Concerts on Thursday, Dec. 15, and Friday, Dec.16 (both shows begin at 7 p.m.) in the Lakeshore Community Auditorium, Stevensville.

General Admission is $7 at the door.

The Friday night concert will also be live-streamed at lps.anywhereseat.com. Tickets for the live-stream can be purchased at the Anywhere Seat website. Live-stream tickets are on sale starting Dec. 12 for $7 per ticket.

The concert will feature works by Theresa Graziano, BCD Artistic Director, and guest choreographer, Skyler Newcom, from Giordano Dance Chicago, and members of the Advanced Dance class.

Berrien County Dancers is a countywide program that allows students to receive high school credit for dance classes. Lakeshore Public Schools and the Lakeshore Excellence Foundation sponsor BCD. For more information, email tgraziano@lpslancers.net.

Invasive removal

The Michigan DNR Volunteer Stewardship Program will have invasive removal work at Warren Dunes State Park on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Meet at park headquarters. Volunteers will help remove invasive garlic mustard. No experience is necessary and volunteers will be trained to identify the target invasive plant. Bring a pair of work gloves and a water bottle.

To make a reservation email Volunteer Coordinator Wayne Gleiber at: gls@glslab.com.

Blanket project

The Harbor Country Rotary Club blanket appreciation project is seeking volunteers to help tie blankets to be donated to emergency personnel, senior citizens, Ronald McDonald House and others at the Three Oaks Township Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

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