Neighbor by Neighbor is excited to announce that they have received a $10,000 Southwest Michigan Cares Grant from United Way. This grant will allow Neighbor by Neighbor to assist people outside of the Harbor Country area that need help with utility payments, food security, rent/mortgage payments, and many other needs.

Neighbor by Neighbor connects the most vulnerable residents of SW Berrien County with resources and services to address immediate needs, while facilitating greater independence through targeted programs and services. Neighbor by Neighbor also mobilizes the community to build networks of mutual service and care through robust volunteer participation.

For more, call (269) 231-0648 or visit https:// neighborbyneighbor.org/

‘Matilda the Musical’

New Buffalo Area Schools will present “Matilda the Musical, Jr.” at 7 p.m. March 18 and 19; and at 2 p.m. March 20, in the Performing Arts Center at the Middle/High School.

The performance features 17 students in the middle and high schools including: Matilda – junior Ella Roch; Agatha Trunchbull – senior Allison Ransom; Miss Honey – junior Amanda Jones; Mrs. Wormwood – junior Lyn Jones; Mr. Wormwood – freshman Aiden Sokol.

The shows will be open seating with no ticket sales.

NBES registration

New Buffalo Area Schools is looking for students for the Bison Beginner, Pre Kindergarten program and for Kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year.

It is helpful to know how many students we will have as we begin planning for the 2022-2023 school year. If you believe your child will qualify for either the Bison Beginner Pre Kindergarten program or for Kindergarten, please contact the office at 269-469-6060 by April 1 so we can make sure your student is on our enrollment list.

Bison Beginner

Parents with children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2022, and are residents of the New Buffalo Area Schools district are welcome to register their child for the Bison Beginner Pre Kindergarten program. The program offers both Full Day or Half Day (AM) sessions. Enrollment is limited to 25 students.

Kindergarten

Parents with students that will be 5 years old by September 1, 2022, and are residents of the New Buffalo Area Schools district are welcome to register their child for the full-day Kindergarten program. At this time, we are only taking information on students that currently reside within the school district.

Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten students attending New Buffalo Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year will be able to have their Hearing/Vision Screened by The Berrien County Health Department on April 18, 2022 for free from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at New Buffalo Elementary. Contact the County Health Department at 269-926-7121 to schedule an appointment at a different time.

Corned Beef Off

The 2022 David’s Deli Corned Beef Off is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at 30 N Whittaker St. in New Buffalo.

The 12th annual event will feature all-you-can eat brisket from over a dozen purveyors.

Admission is $20, and proceeds will go to the World Central Kitchen as part of their chefs for Ukraine program.

Irish whiskey and other potables will be for sale.

‘Anastasia’ to be staged

Come spend a delightful evening at the theatre with the River Valley Drama Club as they presents “Anastasia the Musical” directed by Carrie Ehlert.

Upcoming show times are: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13.

All tickets are sold at the door. General admission is $10, students and senior citizens $5. On March 12 if you dress up like a princess or prince, you get in free! (Ball gowns or suits and ties).

Acorn shows

The following shows are scheduled at the Acorn, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks: 7 p.m. March 10 – Time Out with The Accidentals (Sav Buist and Katie Larson) and Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kim Richey and Maia Sharp; 8 p.m. March 12 – Brass from the Past; 8 p.m. March 18 – Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts; 8 p.m. March 19 – 10,000 Maniacs featuring Mary Ramsey; 8 p.m. March 24 – Open Mic Night with host Abbie Thomas; 8 p.m. March 26 – The Music of Ella & Billie. For more, go to acornlive.org.

Spring Fling art reception

Judy Ferrara Gallery, 16 S. Elm St., Three Oaks, and neighbor Arbor3Arts will hold the 11th annual Spring Fling from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

Featured artists for the evening of art, conversation and libations will include David Skillicorn, Josephine Haden, Melanie Parke, Richard Kooyman, Arturo Mallmann, Christine Hayman, Bob Cross, Joan Konkel, Louise Pappageorge, and Michael Kessler.

Presentation by author

The New Buffalo Township Library opens its 2022 Community Forum series with a presentation by author Edmund Lawler on his recently published book, “The Graft.” The program runs Tuesday, March 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, in the library’s Pokagon Room.

“The Graft” is about the first successful organ transplant, a kidney from a recently deceased woman grafted into a woman with a life-threatening kidney disease. Remarkably, the surgery took place not at a big teaching hospital, but at Little Company of Mary, a small Catholic hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois.

The New Buffalo Township Library is located at 33 North Thompson Street in downtown New Buffalo. Community Forum programs are sponsored by the Friends of the New Buffalo Library, and admission is free and open to all. Use of face masks is requested.

‘Songs for the Soul’

The School of American Music presents tenor Matthew Daniel in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 20, at Converge Community Church, 601 Buffalo St., New Buffalo

The Free Family Concert “Songs for the Soul” features Liza Lehmann’s Five Greek Love Songs, selections from Giuseppe Verdi’s Sei Romanze, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Four Hymns, among other works. Michiana’s Nic Orbovich makes a cameo appearance on viola in Four Hymns.

The SAM Family Concert Series is made possible by a grant from the Pokagon Fund, and donations to the School of American Music. Visit SchoolofAmericanMusic.com for more information or to make a donation to the Future Fund, an endowment campaign.

Gather, Flapjacks & Flicks

On Saturday, March 19th, Friends of New Troy and Red Arrow Roasters will partner with the Coastline Children’s Film Festival to bring a pancake breakfast and screenings of the New York International Children’s Film Festival’s Kid Flicks One to the New Troy Community Center.

Starting at 9:30 a.m. we welcome the whole family to safely gather in the FoNT gymnasium for a complimentary house-made pancake breakfast with bacon, fresh fruit, and a beverage of choice, including coffee from Red Arrow Roasters. Enjoy playful musical stylings as well as a live performance from Brandon Woodcox while you dine.

We will have a Casual Viewing Room for a laid-back viewing experience. Next door, we will offer an Attentive Viewing Room with a quieter environment to watch the films. Please note that seating is limited, be sure to reserve your spot today at www.friendsofnewtroy.org or call us at 269-426-3909.

For the complete schedule of the 12th annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival visit www.coastlinechildrens filmfestival.com.

Blanket project

The Harbor Country Rotary Club has launched the ABC Project (Appreciation Blankets Co-op).

Blankets made by Rotarians, community members and high schoolers will be given to essential workers, cancer and dialysis patients, centenarians and others.

Volunteers are invited to help make the blankets from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in March at the Three Oaks Township Library, 3 N. Elm St., Three Oaks. Thursday sessions (6 to 7:30 P.M.) also take place at the New Buffalo Township Library.

Pokagon Fund seeks director

The Pokagon Fund, an independent, private foundation whose philanthropic activities aim to improve the quality of life for residents of the Greater New Buffalo Region and in communities surrounding the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ trust lands, is seeking applications from individuals who are interested in serving as a director on its seven-person board. The term runs from approximately May 2022 through April 2025.

Interested individuals can view a candidate profile and download a copy of the application by clicking on the “Board of Directors Candidate Profile and Application” button on the Fund’s website (www.pokagonfund.org). Completed applications must be returned to the Fund’s offices by March 31, 2022. Questions and inquiries about this opportunity can be directed to Petersen at dpetersen@pokagonfund.org or (269) 469-9322.

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