The next Berrien County Community Recycling Event is Wednesday, June 9, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the New Buffalo Township Fire Station and Water Department, 17655 Clay Street, New Buffalo. This event is for Berrien County residents only. Participants are asked to stay in their vehicle. Staff will unload items for them.

Accepted items include electronics, which will be unloaded from vehicles first, and household hazardous waste, which will be unloaded last. Electronics will be collected by Green Earth Electronics Recycling of St. Joseph. Accepted electronics include household items that have a cord or run on batteries, such as computer monitors ($10/monitor fee), printers, computers & accessories, phones, tablets, televisions ($20/TV fee), power tools, routers, DVD/VCR players, small and large appliances, Freon containing items ($10/item fee), holiday light strings, cameras, printer/ink cartridges, stereo equipment, vacuum cleaners, microwaves, etc. Freon containing items include air conditioners, refrigerators and dehumidifiers. Call 269-326-1232 for electronics recycling information.

Accepted household chemicals and hazards include home, garden, yard, garage, bathroom, and workshop liquids, oils, fuels, solvents, cleaners, chemicals, and cosmetics. Oil-based paint is accepted, but latex paint is not accepted. Residents can drop off batteries of all sizes, fluorescent light bulbs, and mercury items. Also accepted is home medical waste such as pills, liquids, aerosols, and sharps. Pills should be dumped out of pill bottles into zip-lockable bags. Sharps must come in a puncture proof container.

Check out www.berrien county.org, click Recycling Services, or call the Berrien County Parks Department, 269-983-7111, ext. 8234, or email recycle@berriencounty.org, for more information.

Wednesday Concerts in the Park

New Township Wednesday evening concerts at the Memorial Park Pavilion are slated to begin at 7 p.m. June 9 with the Edgar Willbury Experience performing.

‘Happy Songs’ sing-along

What better way to kick off summer than with “Happy Songs of Spring & Summer,” the first sing-along of the season sponsored by the Harbor Country Singers (HCS). The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, on the School of American Music’s Spring Creek Stage, 14 Maple St., Three Oaks, Mich, behind the Arts & Education Center. The rain date will be Tuesday, June 22, at the same time.

The program for the evening will include songs such as “High Hopes,” “Singing in the Rain,” and “Sunshine On My Shoulders.” School of American Music Executive Director and voice teacher, Donna M. Mitchell, Pat Putnam, (HCS producer), and SAM music instructor Ron Spears will be song leaders, and Spears will accompany the singers on guitar. Everyone is invited to join in, and musicians are welcome to bring their instruments to play along. The event is free and current Covid-19 restrictions will be observed.

For more information, visit the School of American Music’s website, schoolofamericanmusic.com, or call (269) 409-1191. The Harbor Country Singers is a program of the School of American Music and is supported by a grant from the Pokagon Fund.

Bike-N-Brunch

The 8th annual Radio Harbor Country Bike-N-Brunch will take place at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 6.

Departing from the private home/studio of a local artist in New Buffalo Township, riders of all levels will enjoy 9-, 20-, 30- or 40-mile loops through some of Harbor Country’s most beautiful back roads.

At the end of the ride, participants will enjoy a gourmet brunch of locally grown and prepared food provided through the generous support of Luisa’s Cafe, Harbert Swedish Bakery, Sawyer Garden Center, Red Arrow Road House, Red Barn Bakery, Heston Supper Club, The Peasant’s Pantry, and Infusco Coffee Roasters.

Rain or shine, this boutique ride and brunch will be limited to the first 150 registrants. This is an all outdoor event. Space is still available by registering online at radioharborcountry.org/events. Proceeds go to Radio Harbor Country, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit public radio station that brings music, culture, arts and community to the Harbor Country Area.

Mobile food pantries

Upcoming Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry visits are scheduled as follows: 4 p.m. June 7 at Baroda Bible Church, 9058 Third Street, Baroda; 10 a.m. June 9 (sponsored by Neighbor to Neighbor) at 9147 Old U.S. 31, Berrien Springs; 3:30 p.m. June 17 at Harbert Community Park, 13443 Red Arrow Hwy., Harbert.

For more, log on to: https://www.feedwm.org/ mobile-pantry-schedule/

Bridgman Run/Walk

The 2021 Bridgman 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run, and 1.1 Mile Fun Run is set to take place at 8 a.m. July 10 (packet pick-up and late registration at 7:30 a.m.). To register go to: runsignup.com/race/mi/bridgman/5k10k.

The Bridgman Area Road Runners will sponsor weekly races beginning June 15.

For information send an email to Bridgman.area.road.runners@gmail.com.

Bogs and fens hike

“Bogs Clog and Fens Flow” is theme for the Harbor Country Hikers when they head to the Pinhook Bog Trail System atop the Valparaiso Moraine on Saturday, June 5, beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Hikers President Pat Fisher will lead the way on the packed dirt trail on the Upland Hike in the Indiana Dunes National Park. The trail highlights a rich beech/maple forest atop the glacial moraine. Pinhook Bog is viewed along the way, where insect-eating plants and the most unexpected environments in the dunes can be found.

The two-hour, two-mile hike is rated moderate difficulty with plenty of hills. The trail entrance is at 946 N. Wozniak Road, La Porte. Long pants, preferably tucked in, a sun hat, sturdy shoes or boots, insect repellent and plenty of water are recommended. For complete details or HCH membership information, visit harborcountryhikers.com.

Acorn shows

Renowned WXRT radio personality Terri Hemmert, will be one of the judges for The Acorn Theater’s 2021 Singer Songwriter Competition Finals.

Now in its ninth year, the competition offers cash prizes totaling $1,500 plus opportunities to perform at future events. All different types of music are welcome. The entry submission deadline is June 15 at 11 p.m.

Brad Cole & Friends with opener James Neary will perform to a limited-capacity audience at the Acorn at 8 p.m. June 11; The Eagles tribute band Heartache Tonight will return to the Acorn for two in-theater shows at 5 and 9 p.m. June 19; and Bruce In The USA will perform an Acorn Anywhere! Outdoor concert at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso, Ind., at 6 p.m. June 27.

For more, go to acornlive.org.

Author at forum

Young adult author Angleine Boulley, a 1983 graduate of New Buffalo High School, will be the guest for the next Community Forum on Thursday, June 3, beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern. This Zoom presentation is sponsored by the New Buffalo Friends of the Library.

Author of “Firekeeper’s Daughter,” an Amazon Best Book of the Month selection, Boulley is a New York Times young adult best selling author. The book tells about a young woman with Ojibwe roots who witnesses a shocking murder. The murder forces her into an undercover investigation that unearths corruption and raises issues of identity in a Native American community.

The Zoom link to join the Forum is found under Activities/Events on either the library’s Facebook page or its website, or email new.buffalo.FOL@gmail.com.

Steam-powered passenger ships on the Great Lakes in the mid-19th Century will be examined at the New Buffalo FOL Community Forum via Zoom on Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. Eastern. Historian Valerie van Heest will describe the history of these passenger ships.

Other upcoming Community Forum programs include: “Ring Lardner, Niles’ Native Son” on Thursday, June 24; “Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair” on Thursday, July 8, and “Clara Barton: The Union Army’s Angel of Mercy” on Tuesday, July 20. All are currently planned as Zoom presentations beginning at 7p.m. Eastern.

Invasive removal

The Michigan DNR Volunteer Stewardship Program will have an invasive removal work day at Warren Dunes State Park on June 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants will meet at the Floral Lane parking lot, 1.5 miles north of the main entrance. Volunteers will help remove invasive garlic mustard from dune areas. No experience is necessary and volunteers will be trained to identify the target species. Bring a pair of work gloves and a water bottle.

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

Trash & Treasure Sale

Harbert Community Church will hold its annual Trash & Treasure Sale on Saturday, June 12, from 9 am to 2 pm. Proceeds benefit the women’s mission and ministry projects.

This is a HUGE sale with too many items to list, but don’t forget to browse their antique collection. The church is located on the corner of Three Oaks and Harbert roads in Sawyer, Michigan. www.harbertcommunitychurch.org.

Basketball camp

Bridgman Boys Basketball Camp will be June 14-18 at Bridgman High School.

The Camp will focus on FUNdamentals and a program of skill development for the off-season.

Grades 3-6 will meet from 9am-10:30am; Grades 7-10 will meet from 10:45am-12:30 pm. Cost is $35 and includes a T-Shirt and prizes. To register contact Mike Miller at mmiller@bridgmanschools.com.

Weko Beach Concerts

The Bridgman Concert Series at Weko Beach (5239 Lake St., Bridgman) features free music beginning at 7 p.m. This season’s schedule follows: June 27 – Van Dyke Review; July 11 – The Edgar Willbury Experience; July 25 – Red Deluxe; Aug. 8 – Generation Gap; Aug. 22 – Saturday June Band; Sept. 5 – Time Travelers. For updated information go to www.bridgman.org.

Showing at the Vickers

The Vickers Theatre, 6 North Elm St., Three Oaks, is showing “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street;” and “The Dry.”

Coming soon is “Hope.” Virtual Cinema also is offered. For more, go to https://vickerstheatre.com.

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