Duo Sequenza, a Valparaiso, Ind.-based classical flute and guitar chamber music ensemble, will bring its irresistible style to Harbor Country at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, for a School of American Music Free Family Concert at Converge Community Church, 601 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo..

The program, “Romantic Music for Flute & Classical Guitar,” will showcase this rare combination of instruments and the masters who play them, flutist Debra Silvert and classical guitarist Paul Bowman.

Tickets are free but must be reserved online (schoolof americanmusic.com) or by calling SAM at 269-409-1191. Donations are welcome.

The SAM Family Concert Series is made possible by a grant from The Pokagon Fund, and donations to the School of American Music. The next concert in the 2022 series, “Songs for the Soul” is scheduled for March 20, at 3 p.m. ET at Converge Church. It will feature tenor and SAM teacher Matthew Daniel and accompanist Sharon Burke, with a guest appearance by violinist Nic Orbovich.

Mobile food pantries

Feeding American Mobile Food Pantries are scheduled for: 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Road, Stevensville; 11 Feb. 18 at New Buffalo American Legion, 19139 US Hwy 12, New Buffalo; 3:30 p.m. March 1 at Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Sawyer; 4:30 p.m. March 2 at Woodland Shores Baptist Church, 3555 Shawnee Rd, Bridgman.

For information on other upcoming Mobile Food Pantry visits, log on to: https://www.feedwm.org/mobile -pantry-schedule/

Gather, Pamper & Play

The Friends of New Troy Community Center (13372 California Road) invites the public to join them on Saturday, Feb, 12, for a day of self-care, learning, relaxation, and fun.

From Noon until 4 p.m. enjoy sledding the long hill behind the center, then gather in the gym for some sweet treats or bring a friend to chat, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, tea, or coffee courtesy of Red Arrow Roasters.

At 12:30 p.m. learn how to make skin-nurturing soap and beeswax lotion bars from Marlene Newmiller of Newmiller Farms. The first 15 participants to sign up on the day of the event get a sample of each. All will have the opportunity to create recipe cards to take home.

At 3 p.m. Elizabeth Nuti of Skybird Yoga will open the Community Room for a half-an-hour sound bath. Bring a blanket and pillow, then settle in for a rejuvenating sound healing experience. Space is limited.

The gathering will include a drawing to win a gift basket from Newmiller Farms featuring soap, salt bar, lip balm, sugar scrub, bath salts, deodorant, honey, candle, body lotion, and a lotion bar.

Sponsored by Friends of New Troy, Newmiller Farms, Red Arrow Roasters, and Skybird Yoga, this event is free to the public, and all ages are welcome. For more information, go to www.friendsofnewtroy.org or call 269-426-3909.

On Dean’s List

Dawn Gibson-Crawford of New Buffalo was named to the Fall 2021 Dean’s List at Georgia State University.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, degree-seeking students must have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 for a minimum of nine semester hours of academic credit.

Chamber Mixer

Goldberry Woods will Host a Harbor Country Chamber Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24C.

Chamber members are invited to network and connect with other business members while supporting a local business. Goldberry Woods, a Modern Farm Resort celebrating 10 years in Harbor Country, is partnering with Union Pier neighbor Seedz Brewery.

The Harbor Country Chamber announces the Harbor Country Hires Job Fair will be conducted the first week of May.

The Spring Breakout Party 2022 and Harbor Country Guide Debut is set to take place March 31. Public and members are invited, and tickets go on sale soon.

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 February at the Three Oaks Township Library, 3 N. Elm St., Three Oaks.

Hike set at ancient lakebed

The Harbor Country Hikers (HCH) will hike a portion of the bed of ancient Lake Baroda, an ice-age-era body of water that once stretched nearly the entire length of Berrien County. The hike is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Hickory Creek Preserve and adjoining Knauf Park in St. Joseph.

Before leading the group on a 2.1-mile walk along the edge of the preserve, Hikers President Pat Fisher will give a brief introductory talk on the geology and history of the extinct lake. The path will take the group through a variety of habitats – woodland, savanna, streams, marshes and ponds. Estimated total time for the event is two hours, and the hike is rated “easy”.

HCH observes federal and state Covid guidelines, and face masks are currently optional. More information about the February 19 hike and HCH in general is available at harbourcountryhikers.com or on Facebook at Harbor County Hikers.

Acorn shows

The following shows are scheduled at the Acorn, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks: The Greatest Untold Story in Rock & Roll History: “Louder Than Love” at 8 p.m. February 11 (Pre-Show VIP Event at 6pm ET: early theater access, cocktails, Gary Grimshaw exhibit and Meet & Greet); 8 p.m. Feb. 12 – Valentine’s Open Mic Night hosted by Patti Shaffner; 4 p.m. Feb. 13 – The Backups; 8 p.m. Feb. 26 – Real Pretenders (Naomi Ashley, Ralph Baumel, John Carpender and Andon Davis performing the pop-rock gems of the Pretenders); 7 p.m. March 2 – Jen Chapin Trio benefit concert supports Big Brothers, Big Sisters Southern Lake Michigan Region; 8 p.m. March 5 – An Acorn Evening with Terri Hemmert: Hosted by Janet Davies; 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.

For more, go to acorn live.org.

Trails survey

The Friends of Berrien County Trails has launched the Berrien County Trails Master Planning public engagement activities, which will include a community survey and community workshops.

In response to increasing awareness, use and support of trails throughout Berrien County, the Friends of Berrien County Trails is developing a county-wide Trails Master Plan. The plan will provide a county wide vision and foster the development of more trails in the county. The plan will address trails for transportation and recreation use including walking, hiking, biking, paddling, skiing and equestrian trails.

All residents of Berrien County are encouraged to participate in the planning process starting with taking this 15 minute online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/bctmp-survey that will be available through the end of February. Then there will be public workshops offered later this spring.

Winter Reading Bingo

Stop in the Three Oaks Township Library to pick up a Bingo card to participate in Adult Winter Reading Bingo. Complete five reading squares – horizontally, vertically, or diagonally – and return the card to the library to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing on February 28.

Story Time at Three Oaks Township Public Library is Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Take & Make bags for children are available at the check-out desk.

The Knitting & Crocheting Circle is meeting on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Individuals of all skill levels are invited to bring their projects.

Free Coats in New Troy

Friends of New Troy’s annual Winter Coat Drive has caused a lot of generous people to open their closets and bring their gently used coats to the New Troy Community Center. The Center now has a wide selection of coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens available.

Anyone in need is invited to stop by the Community Center at 13372 California Road, New Troy, and select something they like. Items are located on a rack in the hallway. Proof of income or residency is not required.

Normal Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, please call the Center at (269) 426-3909.

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