03-30-2017 School News & Calendars

Community Soup & Salad Supper

Friday, April 7

A Community Soup & Salad Supper will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, April 3, at the North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Road in Coloma.

The menu includes soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

The public is invited. Cost for adults is $5; $3 for children up to 12 years of age; and free for children under three.

Proceeds go to the North Berrien Food Pantry located at Coloma United Methodist Church. This month’s supper is hosted by the Salem Lutheran Church.


Watervliet 40 Year Club announces date for 2017

The date for this year’s meeting of the Watervliet Public Schools 40 Year Club is Saturday, August 19, 2017.

The location will be the Watervliet Middle School, 450 East St. Joseph Street in Watervliet.  Social hour begins at 11:00 a.m., with lunch being served at noon.

Anyone that graduated from, or attended the Watervliet Public School system is welcome to attend.  Former school employees are welcome also.

Besides the social hour and lunch, tours will be provided of the newly renovated middle and high school buildings.  These improvements were a portion of the $23 million bond issue, passed in May, 2014.

Reservations are $15.00 per person and are due by Sunday, July 30, 2017.

A downloadable reservation form and more information may be found on the “Watervliet 40 Year Club, all class reunion” page on Facebook.

More information is also available by calling Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712, or Donna Gillard Curtis at 269-463-6680.

THIS “KUTE KID” is… 3-1/2 year-old Malachi David Buenger. His par-ents are David and Emily Buenger of Watervliet. Malachi is the grandson of Billy and Melanie Bryant of Hartford, John and Kathy Fisher of Atlanta, GA and Donna Parsons of Smyrna, TN. He loves anything related to Thomas the Train Engine, Paw Patrol, and Trolls. Malachi enjoys playing with his toys, watching movies and during the summer, he loves the pool! Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and rela-tives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?


Watervliet Public Schools

Calendar of Events

Friday, March 31

1/2 Day for students and teachers

Elementary Report Cards go home

April 3 – 7

SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL

Monday, April 10

Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.

Watervliet High School Class of 1977 announces 40 Year Class Reunion

Plans have been made for the Watervliet High School Class of 1977 40th class reunion.  Save this date and plan to attend:  Saturday, July 22, 2017.

The reunion begins at 5:00 p.m., running until 11:30 p.m., and will be held at West Street Station, 210 N. West Street in Coloma.

For more details, check out the “WHS Class of 1977 Reunion” page on Facebook or contact Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com or 269-876-8260.

Fridays, thru April 14, 5:30-8:00 p.m. “LENTEN FISH FRY” at Coloma American Legion Post 362, 351 E. St. Joseph Street, Coloma. Fish dinner $8/all you can eat $10/children 4-12 $4/under age 3, free. Take-out available, call 269-468-5501.

Friday, Mar. 31, 9-10 a.m. “OFFICE COFFEE HOUR WITH KIM LASATA” at The Hot Spot, 361 E. St. Joseph Street, Coloma. Visit www.RepLaSata.com.

Saturday, Apr. 1, 9 a.m. “PAW PAW LAKE ASSOCIATION MEETING” at Watervliet Charter Township Hall, 4959 M-140 in Watervliet.

Saturday, Apr. 1, “EASTER EGG HUNT” at Coloma Rod & Gun Club, 6145 Angling Road. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, 10:30 a.m.; hot dog lunch at noon; Easter Egg Hunt, 1:00 p.m. Free! Open to the public.

Saturday, Apr. 1, 3:00 p.m. “PIPING PLOVERS” of the Great Lakes at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Road. Admission: $3/adults

Saturday, Apr. 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m. “SWISS STEAK DINNER” Mission benefit at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main Street. Dinner by donation; take-out and delivery available, call 621-4103.

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 1 – 3 p.m. “VOYAGEUR LIFE!” Spring break activity day at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Avenue. Free event for kids 6 – 12 years old. Families are welcome! Contact the museum at 468-3330 or email Kristen@northberrienhistory.org for more information.

Friday, Apr. 7, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma, benefits North Berrien Food Pantry. $5/adults, $3/children up to 12 and children under three/FREE

Saturday, Apr. 8, 9 a.m. “SPRING STAMPEDE” 5K run and walk at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd. Registration and packet pick-up will open at 7:30 a.m. Registration fee for 5K run/walk is $25; kids’ fun run is at 8:30 a.m. with $1 registration fee.

Saturday, Apr. 8, 1 p.m. “EASTER EGG HUNT” at Ely Park in Hartford sponsored by Van Buren Sportsmen’s Club for kids 10 and under. Rain date: Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, Apr. 8, 2 – 5 p.m. “PURSES 4 PURPOSE” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church Street; Missions Committee fundraiser to benefit Watervliet Backpack Program and Kids Hope USA Mentoring Program. Call 269-468-6062 for more information.

Sunday, Apr. 16, 10 a.m. “EASTER EGG HUNT” at Coloma Upper Elementary held by Freshwater Community Church following an 8:00 a.m. sunrise service.

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 6:00-7:45 p.m. “PRESCHOOL & YOUNG 5 OPEN HOUSE” at Grace Christian School, 325 N. M-140 in Watervliet. Call 269-463-5545 for more information.

Saturday, Apr. 29, 10 a.m. – noon “OPEN HOUSE” at Watervliet Middle/High School. Open to the public to see the improvements in infrastructure and technology.

Saturday, July 22, 5:00 – 11:30 p.m. “WHS CLASS OF 1977 40 YEAR CLASS REUNION” at West Street Station, 210 N. West Street, Coloma. For more information go to WHS Class of 1977 Reunion page on Facebook or contact Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com or call 269-876-8260.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. “WATERVLIET 40 YEAR CLUB” reunion event held at Watervliet Middle School for all graduates or attendees and school employees of Watervliet Public Schools. Reservation of $15/person due July 30, 2017. See more info at Watervliet 40 Year Club, all class reunion page on Facebook or call Marsha Stennecke Cole 269-463-3712 or Donna Gillard Curtis 269-463-6680.

Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.-noon “PLAYTIME” at Hartford Public Library, 15 Franklin St. Babies and toddlers accompanied by parents are welcome for interactive playtime. Call 269-621-3408 or visit hartfordpl.michlibrary.org for more programs available.

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. “BIBLICAL DISCUSSIONS” at Coloma Public Library, Come Let Us Reason Together Isa. 1:18, Pastoral Bible Institute conducted by Milton D. Hardin VDM. Call (586)431-7366 for more information.

Tuesday and Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m. “PICKLEBALL” at St. Joseph Catholic School gymnasium on Lucinda Lane, Watervliet. Extra paddles are available, beginners are welcome.

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library for preschool-aged children accompanied by an adult. No sign up or fee required. For questions, call 269-468-3431.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library for children 3-5 years old. Sign up required, call 269-463-6382 for information.

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. “TINY TOTS LEGO STORY TIME” at Hartford Public Library for children 5 and younger; every week during the school year. Call 269-621-3408 for information.

Thursdays, 6 – 10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club.

Second Thursday of each month, 3 – 5 p.m. “BERRIEN COUNTY PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP” at Lakeland Healthcare Frederick S. Upton Education Center rooms 5 & 6, 1234 Napier Ave. For info, contact Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 800-852-9781 or bcpdsupport@aol.com.

Third Monday of each month, 3 – 6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 269-468-8422.

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