The 11th annual Run to the Center of the World 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, on the beautiful, paved rural roads surrounding New Troy (start tine 9:30 a.m., packet pick-up 9 a.m.).

A free grab-and-go breakfast will be provided to all participants and volunteers.

The race starts and ends at the New Troy Community Center, 13372 California Road, New Troy. Proceeds benefit the Community Center. Information, a link to register online, and a form that can be downloaded and printed are available at www.friendsofnewtroy.org/run -to-the-center-of-the-world. Entry fee is $25. For more information, email runtothe centeroftheworld@gmail.com or call 269-426-3909.

Service League Arts & Crafts

The New Buffalo Service League Arts & Crafts Show is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the New Buffalo Middle/High School gymnasiums (1112 East Clay St.)

More than 100 booths will be featured. Admission is $2.

Whiffenpoofs in Bridgman

The world-renowned Yale Whiffenpoofs (a collegiate a cappella singing group established at Yale University in 1909) will be performing at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Bridgman High School Performing Arts Center.

Bridgman resident Dania Baig, a senior at Yale University and one of only 14 selected Whiffenpoof members, offered to perform locally while touring throughout the Midwest.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Tickets are $50 for Priority Seating, $20 for general admission, and $10 for children. They can be purchased at the door or online at www.whiffs.ticket bud.com.

‘Paws’ Fall Fest

Paws for Humanity, 14671 Three Oaks Road, will host a Fall Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.

Those attending can meet the farm’s animals and enjoy kids games, food, coffee and cider, hayrides, craft and merchandise tables. A dog costume contest is scheduled for 3 p.m.

NB Halloween Parade

The New Buffalo Community Halloween Parade will return on Sunday, Oct. 30.

Participants are asked to gather at the 100 block of North Thompson Street beginning at 2 p.m. (costume judging will began at 2:30 p.m. and the parade steps off at 3 p.m. for its journey to the fire station).

Trick-or-treat in the city is set for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

Oink’s Dutch Treat will provide a free cone to costumed children who stop by.

Flick-or-Treat feature film

This year’s Flick-or-Treat feature film, “Jason and the Argonauts” (1963) will be screened indoors at the Coastline Children’s Film Festival’s storefront space in the Flynn Theatre Building, 5861 Sawyer Road in Sawyer, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Enjoy refreshments and spooky board games at an Open House from noon to 4 p.m. before settling in for this fantasy adventure feature.

Red raid program

The story of a 1922 federal raid on Communists near Bridgman will be the subject of a program at the New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St., at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18.

“The Bridgman Red Raid” program was created and will be presented by Nick Bogert of The Region of Three Oaks Museum.

Acorn shows

Upcoming shows at The Acorn (107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks) include: Backyard Tire Fire at 8 p.m. Oct. 14; Brass from the Past at 8 p.m. Oct. 15; an Open Mic Night featuring Down Home at 7 p.m. Oct. 20; Bruce Katz Band with the Resurrection Blues Band at 8 p.m. Oct. 21; Alejandro Escovedo at 8 p.m. Oct. 22). For more, go to acornlive.org.

Sawyer Costume Parade

Precious in His Sight Childcare & Preschool at Trinity Lutheran Church will have their annual Falloween Costume Parade through downtown Sawyer on Friday, October 28th. Parents, grandparents & friends are invited to come out and watch. The parade will start at 10 a.m. beginning at the school.

Dance at Legion

The New Troy Legion will be having a dance Saturday, Oct 15, at 4789 Weechik Road, New Troy, from 7 to 11 p.m. featuring the band, Bone Naked.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $10 per person.

All proceeds go to the building fund. Pre-sale tickets are available at the legion and tickets will be sold at the door.

Three Oaks Library events

Upcoming events at the Three Oaks Township Public Library include: Weekly Story Time for all ages: Tuesdays 10:30 – 11 and Thursdays 4:30 – 5; Knitting & Crocheting Circle Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30; Lego Club at the Library all day every Thursday; Take & Make Bags for children are available for pickup at the library desk; Fall-O-Ween Fun Day for children, Saturday, October 29, noon to 1:30 p.m. (games, Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, crafts, and trick or treating in the library. Reservations required, call 269-756-5621 or email director@threeoakslibrary.org).

Pottery Workshops

Free Adult Pottery Workshops are being offered at New Buffalo Middle/High School for the first six people who RSVP to ajager@nbas.org.

Participants will create ceramics for the upcoming Empty Bowls fund-raising event at the school. Workshops (sponsored by the New Buffalo Fine Arts Council) are scheduled for 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the following dates (Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 and Jan. 23) in the NBHS art room.

Blanket project

The Harbor Country Rotary Club blanket appreciation project is seeking volunteers to help tie blankets to be donated to emergency personnel, senior citizens, Ronald McDonald House and others at the Three Oaks Township Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

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