The Lakeside Garden Walk is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25.

Happening every three years, the 2022 event captures a unique blend of shoreline residences, community gardens, and country estates. Eight gardens representing a variety of settings that display interest in design, passion for gardening, and distinctive style.

Tickets ($35 in advance, $45 after June 20) are available online at Tickets can also be purchased at Alapash in Three Oaks, Sawyer Garden Center, and Whistle Stop in Lakeside.

Sponsored by The Lakeside Association of Harbor Country’s Lakeside, Michigan, all proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund benefiting high school seniors in the River Valley School District.

Trivia game fundraiser

Trinity Lutheran Church in Sawyer is hosting a trivia-game fundraiser Friday June 17, at 6.30 pm, to help Cyndy Priest pay for Stem Cell Therapy in Mexico. Cyndy has been diagnosed with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), which is an autoimmune disease similar to MS. Individuals can register a team or join a team that evening. Suggested donation to play is $20 per person / $200 per team. Please bring food to share with your team – anything from snacks to dinner. Drinks & desserts are available for purchase. Bring lots of extra dollars for special games, the silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.

CIDP has affected Cyndy’s right leg and foot muscles. Walking has become increasingly more difficult. She is currently receiving IVIG plasma infusions and numerous immunosuppressants which sadly, are not slowing its progression. After much research and consideration, Cyndy has decided to undergo Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (aHSCT) which will be performed in Mexico by Mayo Clinic trained doctors. There have been many successful trials, but the treatment is awaiting approval in the US.

Trivia questions are delivered by an experienced facilitator. Doors open at 6 pm and trivia begins at 6.30 pm. For more information, please contact Jacquie at 269-932-8700.

Dog Park party

A Harbert Community Park Dogs Unleashed event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18.

Canines and their owners are invited to come out and play. Music will be provided by Radio Harbor Country. The dog park is located at 13535 Red Arrow Highway in Harbert.

Nature study hike

Harbor Country Hikers President Pat Fisher will share some of his experiences connecting students and adults with nature during a June 18 hike, which starts at 10 a.m. on the New Buffalo Area Schools Nature Study Trails in New Buffalo, a four-mile-plus trail system Fisher championed and stewards.

The trail system is contained in 60 acres and traverses a wide variety of habitats, including ancient beaches, a planted prairie, marshes, vernal pools, wide ravines and more. The trails connect the NBAS system with Chikaming Open Lands’ Turtle Creek Preserve and the City of New Buffalo’s Turtle Pond Nature Preserve.

An all-terrain rollator, a wheeled walker with oversized tires for unpaved areas, is available on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing The first part of the June 18 hike will be ideal for the rollator. Driving directions and other details are on the group’s website,, and its Facebook page, Harbor Country Hikers.

Summer reading in Galien

Join us for summer reading fun at the Galien Township Library! We are hosting our annual Summer Reading program, Oceans of Possibilities, Tuesdays at 1:00 pm starting June 28th, open to kids K-4th grade, the program runs six weeks. We are also hosting a Story Hour, Read With Miss Dede every Saturday at 11:00 am for kids 3-6 years old. Join us for summer reading fun!

Outdoor sing-along

The Harbor Country Singers present the first summer outdoor sing-along of the year, “Solstice Jamboree” on Tuesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

he free event will take place on the School of American Music’s Spring Creek Stage, 14 Maple St., Three Oaks (behind the Arts & Education Center). In case of rain, it will be moved to the Shelter House at Carver Memorial Park, US 12 and Elm St., Three Oaks,.

Music in the provided song book includes “California Dreamin’”, “I’m a Believer”, “Unchained Melody”, “When the Saints go Marching In”, and many other great songs. D. Garth Taylor will be accompanying the singing on the guitar, and Harbor Country Singers members Donna Mitchell, Diane Ruzevich, and Pat Putnam will be leading the singing. Everyone is invited to join in, and musicians are welcome to bring their instruments to play along. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

For more information, please contact the School of American Music at or by phone at 269-409-1191 or visit the website

Flag Day exhibit

A Tiny Room Gallery, 13 N. Elm, is featuring Bill Bielby’s photo exhibit “Three Oaks Flag Day Parade Thru the Years.”

The collection of 100 photos features images of Three Oaks’ Flag Day celebration throughout the years. Each matted photo is priced at $25, and all proceeds go to Three Oaks Makers and Merchants Alliance.

Music In the Park

Music in the Park is a free concert series held at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays during the summer in Dewey Cannon Park behind downtown Three Oaks.

The schedule follows: June 18 – Jenna Mammina; June 25 – Funky Mojo Daddy; July 2 – Airtight; July 9 – Greta Pope sings the Great American Songbook; July 16 – The Bergamot; July 23 – Callaloo (steel drums); July 30 – Stealin’ the Farm; Aug. 6 – Shakespeare at Notre Dame performs “All’s Well That Ends Well.”; Aug. 13 – Douglas Blue Feather; Aug. 20 – The Edgar Wilbury Experience; Aug. 27 – Modern Vultures; Sept. 3 – The Newports. For more information go to -in-the-park.

Acorn shows

The Acorn, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks, is proud to present a new summer concert series, Midwest Made, on Wednesdays this summer. The upcoming schedule follows” 6.22 | Water Street Wranglers; 6.29 | Abbie Thomas Band; 7.06 | Open Mic Night Edition with host The Edgar Willbury Experience; 7.13 | Kaitlin Rose & The Band of Thorns; 7.20 | Mike Struwin Band; 7.27 | Sankofa; 8.03 | Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes; 8.10 | The Backups & The Get Downs; 8.17 | Lake Effect Jazz Big Band

Tickets available at (general admission $15, reserved seating available $40, and more packages available).

For more (including Robbie Fulks at 8 p.m. June 17; Cathy Richardson at 8 p.m. June 18; The Water Street Wranglers at 7 p.m. June 22; Cracker at 8 p.m. June 23; The Newports’ Last Dance at 8 p.m. June 24; and Modern English at 8 p.m. June 30), go to

Nature writing program

Wendy Jones, Director of Environmental Education at the Bubolz Preserve in Appleton, Wisc., will discuss the history of nature writing in a program at the New Buffalo Library on June 21 at 5:30 p.m. EDT. Jones is a frequent speaker at the Friends of the Library's Community Forum lecture series. Her energetic and knowledgeable presentations have made her a Forum favorite.

"Nature writing has been a distinct tradition for over 200 years," Jones says, "with journals, essays and books describing personal encounters with the outdoors, the interconnection of all living things, the solace and healing spirit to be found in nature, and human responsibility to take care of Planet Earth."

Among her selections: writings of George Catlin, William Bartram, Ursula LaGuin, Charles Darwin, Henry David Thoreau and more.

Jones will be presenting live via Zoom on the Library's screen. The New Buffalo Library is located at 33 N. Thompson St. in downtown New Buffalo. The Community Forum programs are free and open to all. In accordance with current CDC guidelines, use of face masks is optional.

Bridgman Garage Sale

The Friends of the Bridgman Public Library are pleased to present their Annual Community-Wide Garage Sale on June 24 and 25, 2022, from 8 am to 5 pm on both days.

$10 Permits are available at the Bridgman Public Library. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the library to support library activities. Permits must be purchased by Saturday, June 18th, to have your location included on the garage sale map. Maps will be hand-distributed at the Library on Friday, June 24th, from 8 to 10 am and available for pick-up subsequent to that.

All are invited to sell or find their treasures.

Mobile food pantry

A Feeding American Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled for: 4 p.m. June 20 (Drive Thru), at Galien River Church @ Galien Township Hall & Fire Department, 305 Kiley Dr., Galien.

For information on other upcoming Mobile Food Pantry visits, log on to: -schedule/

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 26 – Whateverly Brothers; July 10 – Top Secret; July 24 – The Van Dyke Review; Aug. 7 – Red Deluxe; Aug. 21 – Chicken Dolphin; Sept. 4 – Saturday June Band. For updated information go to

Memories of Michigan

Focusing on the local charm of southwest Michigan, artist Annie Hickman has created Memories of Michigan, a colorful and whimsical collection of 65 acrylic paintings depicting her favorite places in Three Oaks, Michigan, and nearby towns.

The works will be at the Vickers Theater, 6 N. Elm Street in Three Oaks. Opening on June 30, the show will remain open during theater hours through late August. Each painting will sell for $50 and the proceeds go directly to Vickers Theater.

Hickman spent many days camped out sketching the buildings and the park with the cannon and Gazebo. She developed her own techniques that combine using black permanent markers and acrylic paint on inexpensive stretched canvas making the works unique yet affordable.

“Living near Three Oaks has given me the opportunity to focus my art on the community I see every day,” said Annie Hickman of Harbert, Michigan. “I am so inspired by the buildings and parks, I took advantage of having many childhood memories here: shopping for school clothes, going to the beach, the bakeries, and the park.”

Hickman’s art has evolved from performance art with her handmade, basketry-woven costumes, to these acrylic paintings that depict the personality and love she has for these buildings. “Some of them look lost in time, but I see the poetry and elegance of their simple grandeur,” she added.The Vickers Theater has a history of exhibitions featuring art of interest to the community.

Basketball Camp

Boys Basketball Camp will take place Monday June 20th through Friday June 24th in the Bridgman High School gymnasium.

The schedule is (grade next fall) 3rd-6th from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; 7th-10th from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost is 35 (includes prizes and a T-shirt, register by June 1 to get a shirt). Participants need to bring gym shoes with non-marking sole.

Registrations can be turned in to the office at BHS, RMS or BES; or emailed to Coach Mike Miller. For questions contact Mike Miller at:

Bridgman Run/Walk

The 2022 edition of the Bridgman 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, and 1.1 Mile Fun Run will take place July 9, 2022, in downtown Bridgman. Both in-person and virtual options are available ( Sign up now through June 19 ($25 for all runners/walkers); June 20-July 9 and Day of Race Registration is $30 for all runners/walkers; The 1.1 Mile Fun Run is $5 for all participants.

Story Hour in New Troy

Wiggles & Giggles with Miss Ollie, New Troy Community Center’s Story Hour for pre-schoolers takes place Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. throughout the school year.

In addition to stories, children will do projects, games, crafts, and other learning experiences with former elementary school teacher, Ollie Jane Rosenthal, who always provides fo a fun, enriching time.

All children 3 years or older are welcome to attend. You do not need to be a resident of New Troy, but parents are required to remain with their children. Friends of New Troy recommends that visitors wear masks in the Community Center, located at 13372 California Road, New Troy. For more information, call 269-426-3909.

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