03-05-2020 Schools news & calendars

Community Calendar

Now thru April 10, “TREE & SHRUB SEEDLING FUNDRAISER” held by Berrien Conservation District. Orders may be placed on-line at www.berriencd.org or, order forms may be obtained from the office at 3334 Edgewood Road in Berrien Springs, printed from the website, or requested by calling 269-471-9111 ext. 3. Orders are due by April 10. Quantities are limited. Thursday, March 5, 5-8 p.m. “HARTFORD REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGNUP” at Hartford Redwood Elementary. Friday, March 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m. “HARTFORD REC COUNCIL BASEBALL & SOFTBALL SIGNUP” at Hartford Redwood Elem. Friday, March 6, 5-6 p.m. “COMM. SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Menu: soup, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. Cost: $5/adult, $3/kids up to 12, under 3 FREE. Proceeds go to HOPE Resources. Hosted by Coloma Lioness Lions Club. Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. “MAPLE SUGARING” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Non-member adults cost $5. Saturday, March 7, 6 p.m. “COMMUNITY HYMN SING” at Plymouth Congregational Church, 123 First St., Watervliet. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Saturday, March 14, 1 & 2 p.m. “ST. PATRICK’S KIDS PROGRAM” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave. for ages 6-12. RSVP is required by March 6. Call (269) 468-3330 or email peter@northberrienhistory.org to reserve your child’s place. Saturday, March 14, 5-6:30 p.m. “IRISH STEW DINNER” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Dinner includes stew, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Take-out is available. Dinner donations go to the church’s General Fund. For more information, call 269-468-6062. Saturday, March 14, 7 p.m. “SPRING TRIVIA NIGHT” fundraiser at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. BHr. Sign up and reserve a table or spot by calling 927-4832. $100/table of 10 10/person. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cash bar; bring your own snacks. Reservations & pre-payment required. Adults only. Sunday, March 15, 1-4 p.m. “SOUPER SUNDAY” at the Van Buren Sportsmen’s Club, 54030 County Road 687, Hartford, featuring various soups, salad and dessert. Proceeds help fund You Charity Programs and Capital Improvement Fund. Public is cordially invited.

Blossomtime Pageants set for March 15 & 16 The Blossomtime Festival is excited to announce the 2020 Miss Blossomtime and Mr. Blossomtime Pageant. This year’s theme: “Blossomtime Presents The Greatest Show” has inspired two wonderful evenings of entertainment, music, and glamour. The Mr. Blossomtime and Showcase of Queens Pageant is Sunday evening, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $20.00. The Miss Blossomtime Pageant is the following evening on Monday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. and the tickets are $20.00. Program prices will be $5.00. The pageants, both nights, are at the Mendel Center Mainstage and are guaranteed to be wonderful evenings full of talented young ladies and gentlemen, and the coronation of the 2020 Blossomtime Royalty. Please call the Blossomtime office at 269-982-8016, e-mail at office@blossomtimefestival.org or stop by at 2330 S. Cleveland Ave., St Joseph.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar Thursday, March 5 Grades 7 – 12 Band Festival at Lake Michigan College; Elementary Science Olympiad; Varsity Boys Basketball scrimmage at Bloomingdale, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 6 Crazy Hair Day at North School; Spirit Day at South School Saturday, March 7 Rec Council Softball/Baseball draft, 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 9 Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 2-Hour Early Release, All Buildings; Teacher Professional Development; Varsity Boys Basketball District at Bridgman HS vs. Brandywine, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12 Playgroup in South School Gym, 9:30 a.m.; SWMVF Concert Choir, Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo Friday, March 13 Read a Shirt Day! at North School; Spirit Day at North School