New Troy American Legion Post 518 will be having a Memorial Service at the Glendora Cemetery on Sunday, May 30, at 10 a.m., and a Memorial Service at the Riverside Cemetery on Three Oaks Road on Sunday, May 30, at 11 a.m. A parade is planned for Sunday, May 30, starting at 2 p.m. at the Weesaw Township fire station in New Troy. The parade will end at the New Troy Cemetery with a Memorial Service. The public is invited.
Memorial Day services also are planned at New Buffalo’s Pine Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m. May 31 and at Lakeside Center at noon that day.
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: May 30 – Past Time; June 13 – Top Secret; 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.
The 2021 Bridgman 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run, and 1.1 Mile Fun Run is set to take place on the morning of July 10. To register go to: runsignup.com/race/mi/bridgman/5k10k.
Acorn shows, competition
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.
The Eagles tribute band Heartache Tonight will return to the Acorn for two in-theater shows at 5 and 9 p.m. June 19.
For more, go to aocrnlive.org.
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: 3:30 p.m. June 1 at Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Sawyer; 4:30 p.m. June 2 at Woodland Shores Baptist Church, 3555 Shawnee Rd, Bridgman; 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/
Young adult 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.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, is turning “Firekeeper’s Daughter” into a Netflix TV series. Boulley, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a former director for the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
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 day
The Michigan DNR Volunteer Stewardship Program will have an invasive removal work day at Warren Dunes State Park on June 5 from 10 am to 1 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Showing at the Vickers
The Vickers Theatre, 6 North Elm St., Three Oaks, is showing “Dream Horse” and “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street.”
Coming soon is “The Dry.” Virtual Cinema also is offered. For more, go to https://vickerstheatre.com.
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 email@example.com.
Heritage Hall rentals
In conjunction with its season opening May 1, The Region of Three Oaks Museum (TROTOM) announced the availability of its Heritage Hall, 8 E. Linden, for rent to the public for meetings and events.
Built in 1866, the former Three Oaks Township Hall was purchased by the museum in spring of 2020 to preserve it for community use, as stipulated in the original land deed from the Warren Family. Since then, TROTOM has painted and cleaned the historic building and hung pictures in tribute to some of the area’s founding families.
The 1,000-square-foot space has a 50-person capacity. Rental rates include: non-profit group meetings, $15 per hour; other group meetings, $20 per hour; partial-day rentals, $50 (8 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.); and full-day private events, $250. A $100 refundable cleaning deposit is required for large events.
Persons interested in renting the space can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Julie Sittig, 269-756-3547. The Museum is located at 5 Featherbone Ave., next to the Acorn Theater, and is open Friday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., through October.
Back to work help
Is there something that Neighbor by Neighbor can do to help you get back to work? Do you need a car repair, help with filling out a job application, clothing, a birth certificate, or something else that holds you back from jumping back into working? Do you need help with training for your dream job?
Employers are waiting for you – reach out and ask Neighbor by Neighbor for help by calling or texting 269-231-0648 to see if we can help.
The Three Oaks Township Library offers in-person Story Time for all ages each Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Space is limited to 25 people, social distancing and masks will be required, and when weather permits Story Time will be held outside.
The Kitting/Crocheting Circle is meeting every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a project they are working on and sit and visit, socially distanced and wearing a mask.