Upcoming shows at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks include: 8 p.m. Aug. 26, an Acorn Open Mic Night hosted by Joe Bisceglia. No admission fee, donations accepted; The BoDeans on Sept 2 & Sept 5 (8 p.m. both evenings) Long known as one of the best live acts in the business, BoDeans return to the Acorn to deliver two amazing, high-energy performances with songs like “Good Things,” “You Don’t Get Much,” “Idaho,” “If It Makes You,” “Closer To Free,” “Stay,” and “All The World.;” Julian Junior Marvin & The Legendary Wailers at 8 p.m. Sept. 3. After touring with many incarnations of The Wailers since Bob Marley’s passing, Julian Junior Marvin has stepped out to front his own unique version of The Wailers, playing and singing Bob Marley & the Wailers hit songs the way Bob intended them to be heard; Modern English at 8 p.m. Sept. 4. Late last year, Modern English reissued two of their classic albums, 1981’s Mesh and Lace and 1982’s After the Snow. he British New Wave icons – best remembered for their 1982 hit “I Melt With You” – will perform After The Snow live in its entirety, along with more favorites from their catalog.
For more, go to acorn live.org.
Full Throttle Throwdown
U.S. 12 Speed and Custom, 19015 U.S. 12, New Buffalo, is slated to hold its 10th anniversary Full Throttle Throwdown Car Show beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28.
Hot cars, cool bikes, killer music, kids pedal car drags, food, music, and the pinup contest will be featured. Specator admission is free and the fee for show cars is $20.
For updates and more information, call (269) 231-5234 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobile food pantries
Feeding American Mobile Food Pantry visits are scheduled as follows: 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Galien Township Fire station, 305 Kiley Drive Galien (drive-through style); 3:30 p.m.Sept. 7 at Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Sawyer; 4 p.m. Sept. 10 atEau Claire Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6562 Naomi Road, Eau Claire; 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Road, Stevensville; 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16 (Episcopal Church of the Mediator) at Harbert Community Park.
For information on other upcoming Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry visits, log on to: https://www.feedwm.org/mobile-pantry -schedule/
Friday New Troy Market
Two musical performances will entertain visitors to the Aug. 27 (4 to 8 p.m.) Friends of New Troy (FoNT) Friday Outdoor Market.
Global pop superstar, Just The Tim, hailing from Chicago, will strum vintage sounds with a modern twist. And guitarist Ron Spears will return to the Market for a repeat performance.
Held on the grounds of the New Troy Community Center, the Market has a festival vibe, with wares offered by local farmers, artists, crafters, creators, and collectors. Supper and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
FoNT Markets are held on the fourth Friday of the month, through October. All proceeds from booth rentals will benefit the non-profit Friends of New Troy Community Center, where volunteers come together to “create a community, one neighbor at a time.” Vendor applications, which are still being accepted, are available online and in the Community Center. For more information, please contact friends email@example.com or leave a message at 269-426-3909.
Author on Zoom
The Bridgman Public Library will host a Zoom talk with “Sustainable Minimalism” author and podcaster Stephanie Seferian at 6 p.m. Aug. 31.
She will share “The 5 Pillars of Responsible De-cluttering: How to Keep What Matters & Donate What Doesn’t.” Read more about her on her website, mamaminimalist. com.
To watch the talk, visit bit.ly/3kb9w2e.
For more information, visit bridgmanlibrary.com or call 465-3663.
Back rent & utilities help
Special COVID related funds are available to help low-income households impacted by the pandemic to be able to catch up on back rent and overdue utilities (electricity, gas, water and internet). Berrien County received $7.9 million in CERA (Covid Emergency Rental Assistance) funding. Neighbor by Neighbor can help Harbor Country residents to apply.
CERA can pay up to 15 months of back rent, and 3 future months for qualifying households. Landlords receive 100 percent of the back rent if they are willing to provide certain documents such as leases and a W9.
Applicants not yet behind in rent but in jeopardy of getting behind may be able to secure a few months of future rent.
The amount available for utilities depends on the size of the household. For households of 1-2 people, there is a cap of $1,500. For a 3-4 person household, the cap is $2,000. For households with 5 or more people, the cap is $2,500. Applicants who only need help with utilities may be able to secure help with future rent. Internet bills up to $300 can be paid using CERA funds.
Applications can be completed online or on paper, and Neighbor by Neighbor is processing applications for Harbor Country residents. Call 269-231-0648 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Burns Prairie hike
Harbor Country Hikers will experience how the buffalo roamed while enjoying the bees, butterflies and blooms when they visit Burns Prairie Preserve in Galien at 10 a.m. (Eastern Time) Saturday, Aug. 28.
Burns Prairie Preserve may not be a remnant of the original prairies that bison once roamed, but it is being actively restored to resemble such an ecosystem. The 38-acre nature preserve includes a planted prairie, wetlands and woodlands. It boasts native prairie grasses, such as big bluestem and Indian grass, as well as an abundance of summer-blooming wildflowers, including black-eyed Susans and butterfly weed. A seasonal wetland also was established in a drainage area that bisects the preserve.
The Preserve is near Galien on Mt. Zion Road, about three-quarters of a mile southeast of U.S. 12. For complete details or information on HCH membership, volunteering and events, visit harborcountryhikers.com.
Build The Barn concert
Paws for Humanity and Farm Dog Productions will hold the final 2021 Build The Barn Series concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, featuring Patti Shaffner, in their pastures at 14671 Three Oaks Road, Three Oaks.
For tickets go to: pawsforhumanity.org
Build the Barn is a fundraising project to assist Paws for Humanity in building a facility including an indoor riding arena, conference room, small offices, and animal housing for educational and therapeutic support services.
Community Garage Sale
The Friends of the Bridgman Public Library are pleased to present the 38th Annual Bridgman Community Garage Sale on Friday, September 10 and Saturday, September 11.
Permits are on sale for $10 at the Bridgman Public Library. Sellers must purchase permits by noon Friday, September 3, to have locations included on the garage sale map.
Not enough stuff to fill a garage? Bring your sale items to the south parking lot behind the library and rent a 3’ x 6’ table! Only 18 tables are available and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis, so sign up early! Hours for the parking lot tables will be 9 to 4 on Friday, and 9 to 3 on Saturday. Sellers may purchase one day for $10 or two days for $15. If two days are purchased, sellers will be required to remove their goods Friday by 4 and set up again on Saturday. Regular home sales will be from 8 to 5 both days.
Sales Maps will be distributed at the Bridgman Public Library from 8 to 10 am on Friday, September 10.
Elvis show at Senior Center
Alvie Ellenwine, an Elvis impersonator, and the Sweet Sensation will be at the River Valley Senior Center to perform on Saturday, September 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Donation is $10. Please call 269-469-4556 for ticket reservations as there is limited seating.
Greek food and pastries
Coming on Saturday, Sept. 4, and Sunday, Sept 5, from 12 to 4 p.m. (E.T.) is the Greek Food and Pastry Drive-up Sale at Annunciation & Saint Paraskevi Church, 18000 Behner Road (just off I-94, Exit 4). Since there won’t be a full Greek Fest Labor Day eeekend of festivities, this will be the next best thing.
The event will be pre-order, drive-up pickup sale only. Order forms are posted August 1 on social media, Facebook, Annunciation & Saint Paraskevi website (aapgoc.mi,goarch.org. Click on Links to facebook.com/annunciation-st.-paraskevi), local newspapers and businesses. Or, an order form may be obtained by calling the church office at 269-231-9052. Deadline for all orders is Aug. 26.
Saturday’s offerings will include Greek homemade pastries, souvlakia (porkkabobs), and lunch-sized cheese or spinach pitas.
Sunday’s offerings will include Greek homemade pastries, gyros (available only on Sunday), souvlakia, and lunch-sized cheese or spinach pitas.
New Troy Story Hour
Wiggles & Giggles with Miss Ollie, New Troy Community Center’s Story Hour for pre-schoolers, begins Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and will continue weekly throughout the school year at the Community Center, 3372 California Road, New Troy
In addition to stories, children will do projects, games, crafts, and other learning experiences with former elementary school teacher, Ollie Jane Rosenthal, who always provides a fun, enriching time. All children 3 years or older are welcome to attend. You do not need to be a resident of New Troy, but parents are required to remain with their children.
Due to the resurgence of Covid-19 in our area, Friends of New Troy is following the recommendations of the Berrien County Health Department, and masks are required in the Community Center. When weather permits, activities will be held outside. For more information, call the Community Center at 269-426-3909.
The River Valley Antique Power Association will hold a 22-mile Tractor Ride on Saturday, Sept. 4, leaving from the Jelinek Log Cabin, 7703 Stickles Road, Three Oaks, at 10:30 a.m.
Lunch will be provided and there will be one rest stop. All tractors and antique vehicles that can maintain 10 miles per hour are welcome. An SMV sign, fire extinguisher and tow chain are required.
Cost is $16. Register by Aug. 26 by calling Ron at 517-204-8786 or Dewey at 269-665-0763.
Showing at the Vickers
The Vickers Theatre, 6 North Elm St., Three Oaks, is showing “Pig” and “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.” Coming soon is “On Broadway.” For more, go to https://vickerstheatre.com.