New Buffalo Township Library invites the public to bid on a wreath in a silent auction in support of the Library’s Technology Fund.

Wreaths of all seasons and themes, generously donated by community members, will be up for bid and on display; we invite you to come in, look, and bid!

Bidding Times are: Thursday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday Nov. 20, 10 am – 3 p.m. (end of bidding and holiday treats, winners announced & wreath pick up until 5 p.m.).

Winners will be able to pick up wreaths Monday, Nov. 22, during library business hours.

Pageant day in Bridgman

The Miss Bridgman Scholarship Pageant will present Back to the Future! on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Bridgman High School Performing Arts Center.

The Little Miss, Mr. Junior Teen, Miss Junior Teen and Teen Pageant begins at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.) Contestants are: Little Miss – Annabella Arrieta, Ariel Munson, Cassidy Walsh, Haile Germain and Lily Munson; Miss and Mr. Junior Teen – Alivia Munson, Jazlyn Culbertson, Kendall Steinbrook, Zoey, Mallette and David Shonk; Miss Teen – Kate Sanders, Anne Scott, Abigail Stevens, Katie Buist, Lily Barker, Brookelyn Rochefort, Kate Starbuck and Peyton Adams.

The Miss and Mr. Bridgman Pageant is at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 (doors open at 4:30 p.m.).

Contestants are: Madi Rochefort, Adrianna Nimtz, Stephanie DeMeulenaere, Ava Ward, Andreas Wilder and Mason Williamson.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door

Blossomtime’s theme this year is Past, Present, Future of Blossomtime.

New Buffalo Tree-Lighting

The New Buffalo Business Association plans a 6 p.m. Nov. 27 Tree-Lighting Ceremony at the Municipal Marina as part of its Shop Small Saturday activities.

Mini Bees

The 2021-22 Mini-Bee program will begin on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Bridgman High School.

The program will be based on teaching the FUNdamentals of basketball. It will include a T-Shirt, contests, prizes and scrimmages. The Bridgman Boy’s Basketball coaching staff will run the program. The staff will consist of: Chuck Tate, Justin Hahaj, Mike Miller and players.

Each player must have tennis shoes with non marking soles, shorts and a T-shirt. The program will meet on Saturdays Dec. 4-Feb. 19 (with days off for holidays) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for 3rd and 4th grades; 10 a.m. to noon for 5th and 6th grades.

Cost is $35 (cash or checks payable to Bridgman Public Schools this includes prizes and a T-Shirt. If money is a problem please contact Coach Miller. For more information mmiller @bridgmanschools.com.

Winter Dance in New Troy

The New Troy American Legion post 518 will be having a Winter Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at 4789 Weechik Road, New Troy featuring the band Red Deluxe.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Food and drink will be available.

Tickets are available at the Legion or by calling 269-426-8634, and will be available at the door. Cost is $10 individual or $15 a couple, tickets are limited.

Letters to Santa

Write a letter to Santa at the Three Oaks Township Public Library.

Santa’s elves have dropped off a special mailbox at the Library. Children are invited to stop in the library and fill out a special letter to Santa – or bring their own from home – and drop it in the mailbox. Santa’s elves will make sure all the letters get to the North Pole before Christmas.

Santa Claus will stop in for a visit at the Three Oaks Township Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. While you wait to see Santa, we will have children’s crafts and a special holiday snack for everyone.

Arts & Crafts Show

A Holiday Arts & Crafts Show is planned for Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Woodland Shores Baptist Church, 3555 Shawnee Road, Bridgman.

Help raise funds for a youth ministry mission trip next summer. Have lunch and shop for unique, hand-made Christmas gifts and bake-sale goodies.

Winter Coat Drive

Friends of New Troy’s annual Winter Coat Drive has returned to the New Troy Community Center, 13372 California Road. Clean, gently-used coats, hats, scarves, boots, gloves, and mittens for all sizes may be dropped off at the Center. There is a particular need for children’s coats and boots. Please check your closets, and help spread the word.

A limited selection of winter coats is already available. Anyone in need is invited to stop by the Community Center and select something they like. Items are located on a rack in the hallway. Proof of income or residency is not required. Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, call the Center at 269-426-3090.

Singers sought for Christman Concert

Harbor Country Singers is looking for area musicians to round out this year’s Dec. 18 Christmas Concert: “A Return to Normal!” featuring the music of John Rutter … and YOU!

If you are interested in adding your voice ... or instrument ... or some other talent to help us celebrate the Season, please call the School of American Music at 269-409-1191 and leave a message for Director Cindy Dryden. She will contact you for an audition time.

Food for Fines

This holiday season, the Bridgman Public Library will accept nonperishable food items, paper products and toiletries as payment for any amount of overdue fines. The program runs to January 8, 2022.

Donations will only cover overdue fines, not lost/damaged fees. Check in at the front desk with your items. All contributions will benefit the Lake Township/Bridgman Community.

No fines? No problem! Donations are accepted at the library any time of the year.

Quilt mission & auction

The Quilters of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sawyer design and sew all year long to be able to send out over 50 quilts and 50 backpacks filled with supplies annually to Lutheran World Relief. They also hold a silent auction each year to fund some local missions.

Thirty quilts will be auctioned in Trinity’s annual Silent Quilt Auction which will be open to the public. The auction began on Oct. 10 and will end on Nov. 21.

The quilt display can be viewed and bid on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and after Worship Services held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mornings. Bidding on all quilts will begin at $15 and will go up in $3 increments from there. Eight beautifully made aprons also will be auctioned.

For more information, call (269)-426-3937.

Showing at the Vickers

The Vickers Theatre, 6 North Elm St., Three Oaks, is showing “Becoming Cousteau” and “The French Dispatch.” Coming soon is “Spencer.” For more, go to https://vickerstheatre.com.

Mobile food pantry

A Feeding American Mobile Food Pantry is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 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/

Story Hour in New Troy

Wiggles & Giggles with Miss Ollie, New Troy Community Center’s Story Hour for pre-schoolers takes place Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. throughout the school year.

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 fo 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. Friends of New Troy recommends that visitors wear masks in the Community Center, located at 13372 California Road, New Troy. For more information, call 269-426-3909.

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