New Troy’s first annual Mom2Mom Sale will be held at the New Troy Community Center, 13372 California Road, on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Gently used baby and children’s clothing and equipment will be available, with a special large-item room for items too large to fit on a table. Crafters and other vendors will also be offering family-specific merchandise. For more information e-mail or call Mandi at (269) 338-5302.

Registration fees will benefit the New Troy Community Center, an all-volunteer facility run by the non-profit organization, Friends of New Troy, which provides a weekly preschool Story Hour and summertime Reading Program, plus many other family-friendly events. The Center is located at 13372 California Rd., New Troy. A map is available on

Weko concerts

The Bridgman Concert Series at Weko Beach features free music beginning at 7 p.m. as follows (June 10 - VanDyke Review; June 24 - Jerry Hunt Trio; July 15 - Red Deluxe; July 22 - Mark Ficks; Aug. 5 - Not So Acoustic; Aug. 19 - Top Secret; Sept. 2 - Summer Reunion Band.

For more, go to or call (269) 465-3406.

Makers Trail Festival

The inaugural Makers Trail Festival at Weko Beach, 5239 Lake St., Bridgman, is scheduled for 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Wineries, breweries and distilleries from Berrien County and live music by Billy Strings, James Neary and the Bevy Blue StarHeart The Andrew Fisher Quartet The Undertaker Blues Band are on the agenda. Free shuttles will run from Bridgman Elementary School, 3891 Lake St.; the Middle School at 10254 California Road, and the High School, 9964 Gast Road. Food choices will be cash only. Tickets $10 in advance or $15 at the entrance.

For more, go to or call (269) 465-4413.

Wednesday night music

New Buffalo Township’s weekly Wednesday night Music in Memorial Park series begins at 7 p.m. June 13 with Letters From Home. Blue Ice is slated to perform on June 20 and Red Deluxe takes the stage June 27.

Paws and Pints

The Michiana Humane Society will have a “Paws and Pints” event at Friendship Botanic Gardens, 2055 East U.S. Highway 12, Michigan City, from 2 to 5 p.m. CDT Sunday, June 10.

Your $10 admission includes a beer from Burn ‘Em Brewing and treats for your furry friend. Kids 12 and under are free.

Flag Day celebration

Three Oaks’ Flag Day celebration is scheduled for June 15-17 in downtown Three Oaks. The World’s Largest Flag Day Parade steps off at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 17. Line-up begins at 1:30 p.m. and a pre-parade ceremony will be held downtown at 2:30 p.m.

Other highlights include a fireworks display on Saturday, June 16 at dusk at  American Legion Post 204 on West Linden Street; the beginning of the weekly Music in the Park series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in Dewey Cannon Park; and a June 16 Brownie Memorial Poker Run for “anything with wheels” with registration beginning at 9 a.m. at American Legion Post 204. Participants will begin hitting the road at 11 a.m. (for more, go to

For more information on the Flag Day celebration, log on to

Heartland Alliance Home & Garden Tour

The Heartland Alliance Home & Garden Tour tour of splendid, professionally designed homes and gardens in Southwest Michigan scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 9, benefits the work of the Alliance to to transform the existing spaces of other non-profits through pro bono design services and in-kind donations, allowing them to provide comfortable, supportive and healing physical environments for the populations they serve. For more, go to or call (312) 660-1344.

New Buffalo Farmers Market

   The opening of the 2018 New Buffalo Farmers Market is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 7, in dowtnown New Buffalo. (the market runs each week until Sept 6).

   Celebrate the amazing construction project of downtown with the City of New Buffalo’s Opening Ceremony on Thursday, June 14th at 3:30 p.m., free goodies (postcard attached). Afterwards stay for the farmers market offering 50-60 vendors, music, food, market bag giveaway and the debut of the NB Elementary Kids Art on items available for purchase.

The Farmers Market offers different vendors each week including produce, meats/seafood, artisan cheeses, baked goods/desserts, artists, crafts, food vendors, clothing, antiques, and food trucks. Follow us on Facebook for updates and announcements:

The Classic Car Cruise-in in downtown New Buffalo is slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 (weather and construction depending).

Acorn shows

Upcoming shows at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks include: Casey Abrams at 8 p.m. June 10; and California Surf on June 8. For more, log on to www.acorntheater,com or call (269) 756-3879.

Disc Golf 101

Learn to play Disc Golf. The Sand Ridge Disc Golf Club will be teaching people the basics of this exciting game at Lake Township Park, 10801 Gast Road, Bridgman, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays June 7,14, 21, and 28.

Discs will be available to purchase $7 For more, call the Bridgman Public Library at (269) 465-3663.

Child ID program

Three Oaks Masonic Lodge 239 will be providing a free child identification program from 6 to 8:30 p.m Thursday, June 14, at the Haymarket Brewery and Taproom, 9301 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman.

The program is being provided as a part of the Kid Strong event being hosted by The Southwest Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force. Each child that goes through the Child ID process will receive a dental impression as well as a flash drive containing a photo, video, digital fingerprints and their vital information.

Parents or legal guardians of children who participate must be present and fill out a permission slip for the child to receive this service. Children who have already received the service are encouraged to repeat the process every two years to keep the information in the completed packets current.

For more information, call (269) 612-7424 or consult the Michigan Child ID Web Site at

Three Oaks Farmers Market

Locally grown produce and more is offered every Saturday from June 2 through Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Three Oaks.

Honorary Officer

Three Oaks Police Chief Dennis Buller Sr. will make 7-year-old Kennedy Arnie an Honorary Police Officer with her very own Three Oaks Police uniform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at 104 N. Elm Street (Great Lakes Builders). While there, Kennedy will also receive her own Three Oaks SUV squad car, donated by Tom Korkos, owner of Three Oaks Ford.

For her very first assignment as a police officer, Kennedy will be escorting Princess Zoe Brault (her BFF) in the world’s Largest Flag Day Parade that starts at 3 p.m.

 Kennedy is among the youngest to be discovered with Juvenile ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She has had complex medical issues since birth, requiring a lifetime of care. She has a GoFundMe page named “Kennedy’s Health Journey”.

Celebrate Bridgman paraders sought

The City of Bridgman is seeking participants for its annual Celebrate Bridgman! Parade on Saturday, July 14.

The parade stages at Bridgman High School by 10 a.m. With a start time of 11 a.m. it then travels through the city west on Lake Street. Sign up by July 1 and join the fun! Information and sign-up forms are available at (click on the Celebrate Bridgman! Tent) or call Bridgman City Hall at (269) 465-5144.

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival

The 2018 Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival will be held at Warren Dunes State Park from 1 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16,  for its 13th year.

The festival will feature locally-grown-and produced varietals under a big top tent, regional live music, access to a beautiful beach and Lake Michigan and below the backdrop of the towering sands of Warren Dunes. Area food trucks will be featured.Guests will have the convenience of driving to the Dunes and parking directly adjacent to the festival, dunes and beach (Warren Dunes State Park does charge a nominal parking fee per car, or you can use the Michigan State Passport for free parking.

Tickets are on sale for $10 in advance (at or $15 at the door. Tickets also may be purchased at member wineries, at Harding’s Market in Bridgman and all 21 Martin’s stores in the region.

For more, go to

Chamber Mixer

The last Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce Mixer before a short summer break is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Fredman Design Group, 15998 Red Arrow Hwy., Union Pier.

Fredman’s team of interior designers, architects, and creative minds have been transforming lives in Harbor Country and Chicago for 40-plus years. Get to know them and explore the designer-curated store. Enter for a chance to win a special gift and take advantage of a 20-percent discount on store purchases during the event.

Bridgman boys basketball camp

Bridgman Boys Basketball Camp will be June 18 through June 22 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 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Grades 7-10 will meet from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $35 and includes a T-Shirt and prizes. To register contact Mike Miller at

Chemical & electronics recycling

Berrien County residents can recycle and safely dispose of unwanted household chemicals and electronics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the New Buffalo Township Fire Station, 17655 Clay St.

Accepted household chemicals include auto liquids, yard chemicals, cleaners, pool chemicals, solvents, oil-based paint, stain, and most other paint products (latex paint will not be accepted, it can be dried out and placed in with regular curbside trash). Also accepted are household batteries of all sizes and auto batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and home medical waste including pills and sharps. Unwanted pills can be brought in their original container or combined together in a bag. Medical sharps/needles must be brought in a puncture proof container. No loose sharps will be accepted. Other items that are not accepted are gas grill size propane tanks, ammunition, and waste from businesses.

Donations are accepted to offset the collection, transportation, and processing costs of the household chemicals.

Green Earth Electronics Recycling will be collecting all consumer electronics, which includes anything with a cord or runs on batteries. There is a fee of $10 per computer monitor and $20 per Television, due at the event by cash or check. Other electronics are accepted at no cost to the resident. Green Earth Electronics Recycling is located in St. Joseph (for more, call 269-326-1232).

More information the the recycling event can be found at, click Recycling Services, or call Jill Adams at 269-983-7111 x8234. The event is coordinated by the Berrien County Parks Department and hosted by New Buffalo Township.

Skip's Market

Every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) until early October from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Skip’s parking lot at the corner of Red Arrow Highway and Lakeshore Road. Wine tastings, featuring many Michigan wines, on the patio. Fresh local produce, herbs, flowers, cheeses, restaurant grade beef, jam/jellies, jewelry, art and more. Kid friendly activities. For more, call (269) 469-3330.

Warren Dunes work day

The next volunteer invasive species plant removal work day at Warren Dunes State Park takes place Sunday, June 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers w will meet at the Floral Lane park entrance which is 1.5 miles north of the main park entrance.

Father’s Day Wine Festival

Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E. Lemon Creek Road, will host its 34th Annual Father’s Day Wine Festival from noon to 6  p.m. June 17.

Live music will be provided by Libido Funk Circus, a Corvette show will take place and ribs, pulled pork, cornbread, and more will be available.

Admission is $12 per person for those 21 & older. Children are admitted free when accompanied by their parents.  Admission also includes a souvenir wine glass and a ticket for 3 free tastings of estate-grown, award winning wines. Parking is free.

More information regarding Lemon Creek Winery and Festival rules can be found at

Splash Canyon VBS offered

Discover God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride at Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School. Trinity Lutheran Church, 5791 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21 (9-11:30 a.m.).

All children age 4 through grade 6 are welcome. Fun with crafts, games, Bible stories, and songs. For more information or to sign up, call the Church office at (269) 426-3937.

NB Band Rummage Sale

The New Buffalo High School Band will be holding a Rummage Sale to benefit their November 2019 trip to Walt Disney World in Florida on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in New Buffalo High School’s Blue Gym.

If you would like to donate, drop off times are June 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. and June 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information contact

Rummage/Bake sale

The Three Oaks United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Rummage/Bake sale, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 8, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 9.

Many household items, furniture, books, toys, clothing will be offered. A bag sale will begin at noon June 9. Shoppers may fill a grocery bag with items for $2. Three Oaks UMC is located on Elm St, across from the Post Office.

Crafters wanted

Civil War Days in Three Oaks Committee is looking for crafters to participate in the Heritage Arts and Crafts Fair. Crafts like sewing, quilts, knitting, soap, candles, shawls and more are welcome. You may display your goods to sell and/or demonstrate your skills.

Spaces are available in the historic Dewey Cannon Park, 14 Maple St., Three Oaks, on Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29. Fees are $20 for one day or $30 for both days. You will need to provide your own tent, tables, chairs, etc. Registration deadline is July 14.

Contact us at for more information or find the Registration Form on our website at

LWV annual meeting

The League of Women Voters of Berrien and Cass Counties’ Annual Dinner Meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Buchanan Art Center, 117 W Front St., Buchanan.

An evening of friendship, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a short business meeting are planned. Cost is $20 payable in advance. For more, go to

‘Chair Affair’

One-of-a-kind chairs customized by local artists will be available at “The Chair Affair” auction scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. June 28 at Church of the Mediator, 14280 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert.

Appetizers, music and the auction are planned. Proceed swill support the continued work of Neighbor By Neighbor. Tickets are $20. To order, call (269) 231-0648.

Brick sale

Due to popular demand, a limited number of commemorative bricks will be offered for sale by Friends of New Buffalo Library until they are sold out or by the June 30 deadline. The inscribed bricks will be installed in the walkway at the library’s main entrance

Order forms are available at the Friends of the Library Used Book counter in the New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St. Forms may be submitted to the main desk at the library or completed on-line following the directions on the form.

Cost is $50 for 4-by-8-inch bricks for up to three lines and $100 for 8-by- 8-inch bricks for up to six lines.  Each line has a maximum of 18 characters including spaces and punctuation.

Placement of bricks will be determined by a lottery selection process.

Funds raised will be used by the Friends of the Library for special library needs and special community programs.

Read with Newdle

Every Monday at 11 a.m. the New Buffalo Township Library offers the Reading with Newdle.

Join us for a very special Story Time with therapy dog Newdle! Your little one will have a one on one chance to interact with Newdle, learn how to interact with pets and even tell Newdle a story.

A Summer Reading Program session with Paleo Joe takes place at 5:30 p.m. June 12. The Adult Summer Reading Challenge begins that day as well.

Summer reading

The Galien Township Library Summer Reading Program starts June 19th and runs Tuesdays thru July 24th 2-3 pm. This year’s theme is Libraries Rock! Join us for books galore, stories & more, games & activities, yummy snacks, and fun prizes! Stop by the library or call 269-545-8281 to sign up.

Stop by the Galien Township Library and check out the artwork in our display case

by Dennis Anderson of Edwardsburg Michigan. Dennis does primarily illustration design and also sculpts and paints. He has worked with small press publishers, created several horror/fantasy comic books, illustrated a children’s book, done promotional work for big music names like Alice Cooper, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Theory of a Deadman and many more. He has recently worked with Evil Czech Brewery to create several beer labels for them.  See more of Dennis at

Fencing Lab in New Troy

An “Introduction to Fencing Lab” will be offered at the New Troy Community Center in June.

One of the oldest Olympic sports, fencing involves tradition, grace, precision, stamina, agility and mental strength. Coach Rebecca Schneider teaches students to fence in a full fitness and strategic way. Following demonstrations and instruction, students will be led through practice moves using foam swords. Schneider’s priority in teaching is to showcase fencing’s unique challenges to inspire others both on and off the strip. With 21 years of fencing experience, Schneider is certified by the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association and has served as Head Coach at the Point Fencing Club and Culver Academies.

The three-session lab will be held on June 21, 22 and 23, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Cost is $50. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited to 12 students. After that, names will be placed on a waiting list for a second lab. All ages are welcome. Walk-ins will be accepted if space is available.  No equipment is necessary. Bring water bottles and wear loose, athletic clothing (no jeans) and tennis shoes.

A portion of the lab fee will benefit the New Troy Community Center, an all-volunteer facility run by the non-profit organization, Friends of New Troy. The Center is located at 13372 California Rd., New Troy. A map is available on For more information, please e-mail or call Rebecca at 217-352-0722.

Baroda Farmers Market

Vendors are being accepted for the first year of the Baroda Farmers Market (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12-Oct. 14 in the big field at the end of Second and Third streets).

For more, send an email to

Fourth Parade

Prepare to be a part of the 2018 Lakeside Fourth of July Parade, which will be held on Wednesday, July 4, at noon.

Plan your patriotic costume this week so you are ready. Start now to decide how you will decorate your dog, your bike and even Grandpa’s wheel chair.

If you are musical, or even if you are not, plan to march with the now famous Lakeside Kazoo Band. The only qualification for band membership is to have a kazoo and be able to walk and play it at the same time. Start practicing.

Plan this week and then show up in Lakeside at the lake end of Pier Street at 11:45 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 4. This short parade is fun for everyone — the more the merrier.

Ribbon-cutting at Elle Salon

The Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce with the New Buffalo Business Association will cut a ribbon at 5:30 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, June 21, 2018 to officially kick off the Grand Opening of the Elle Salon at 425 S. Whittaker St., New Buffalo. The Aveda concept salon is dedicated to the power of natural beauty.

The public is invited to enjoy light bites and refreshments while touring the new space until 8 p.m. The staff will be on hand to meet and provide complimentary neck and shoulder massages.

Elle Salon offers haircuts, color, styling, product, and extensions to accentuate the real beauty that is already radiating from their customers. Their philosophy: Beauty comes from the inside and their services draw it out. This is the second location for the owners, Sam and Elle Hook who found the location in New Buffalo to be the perfect place to bring their magic makers. The first Elle Salon is located in Michigan City.

Elle Hook describes, “The positivity in our salons start with our stylists. No team is more fierce with a bottle of essential oils and a pair of scissors.”

For more information or to make an appointment, please call (269) 231-6093 or visit

Baroda Music in Park

A free Music in the Park concert series is offered at 6 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of June, July and  August in the Baroda Village Park, 1500 Lemon Creek Road. The village also will offer its annual fireworks display on July 3. For more, go to

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