06-08-2017 Schools news & calendars

North Berrien Historical Museum children’s program “Historic Fun and Games”

On Wednesday, June 14 from 1 – 3 p.m., the North Berrien Historical Museum will host a free kid’s summer program about historic fun and games.

Celebrate the start of summer break at the North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Avenue in Coloma with this day of old-fashioned fun and games. Children have always found creative ways to have fun long before videogames and smartphones were invented. Discover the games that brought laughter and joy to children throughout the centuries, such as: graces, hoop and stick, bowl toss, and more!

This free program is designed for kids, ages 6-12 years. Families are welcome! For questions, contact the museum at (269) 468-3330 or by email to kristen@northberrienhistory.org.

THESE “KUTE KIDS” are… Kiera and Olivia Clay who were thought by their parents, Matt and Julia Clay, to be sleeping. Grandparents are David and Mary Knight of Hartford, Dianna and Ed Chandler of Watervliet, and Albert Clay of Luttrel, TN.


Girls of Mercy choir at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ June 18

 St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is happy to announce the Girls of Mercy choir, under the direction of Josephine Katenga, will be performing their gift of music during the Sunday, June 18, 10:30 morning service.

A 20-minute phenomenal performance not to be missed; the choir is returning from last year to perform again.

The public is invited to this special event at St. Paul’s church located at 1650 Bainbridge Center Road, Watervliet.

WATERVLIET SOUTH SCHOOL CHARACTER AWARDS… At South Elementary they are working on putting their South School pledge into action each day. Currently they are focusing on learning about commitment. The “Commitment” awards for May 31, 2017 were presented to: (from the left) Sophia Shafer, 2nd Grade student in Mrs. Dobbs’ room; Abiageal Smith, 1st Grade student in Mrs. Collis’ room; Se-renity Stinton, Kindergarten student in Mrs. Lanham’s room; Braidyn Dawson, Y5 student in Mrs. Wendt’s room. Little Panthers… small but mighty!


Friday & Saturday, June 9 & 10, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “HOSPITAL AUXILIARY RUMMAGE SALE” at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet in the maintenance garage. Proceeds go towards auxiliary programs that benefit the hospital.

Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10 “STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL” in Hartford. Visit www.hartfordmichamber.org for more details.

Saturday, June 10, 3-7 p.m. “BREWS IN THE PARK” fund-raiser by Watervliet Fire Fighters Association at Flaherty Park, 309 Butternut St., Watervliet. Tickets are available online at http://m.bpt.me/event/2934612. For info, contact Bill Whitney at 269-757-4293 or bwhitney2187@yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. “ROAST PORK DINNER” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. to benefit school children in Haiti. Dinner includes pork loin, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, roll, dessert & beverage. Take-out and delivery available. Call 269-621-4103.

Wednesday, June 14, 1-3 p.m. “HISTORIC FUN & GAMES” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. Free children’s program for ages 6-12. Families welcome! Call 269-468-3330 or email Kristen@northberrienhistory.org for more information.

Thursday, June 15, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. & Friday, June 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE” at Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main Street in Hartford. $2 bag sale noon to 3 on Friday.

Sunday, June 18, 10:30 a.m. “GIRLS OF MERCY CHOIR” at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1650 Bainbridge Center Rd., Watervliet. Public is invited to this special event.

Monday, June 19, 7:00 p.m. “BOOK DISCUSSION” at Watervliet District Library; One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist: Stories by Dustin M. Hoffman prior to his visit. Call 269-463-6382 for more information. Copies available for check-out.

Monday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. “MICHIGAN NOTABLE BOOKS AUTHOR” Dustin M. Hoffman to visit Watervliet Public Library. Mr. Hoffman is the author of One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist: Stories. Call 269-463-6382 for more information.

June 30, July 1 & 2 “WATERVLIET INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION” featuring 4×4 Mudd Runs, Pro Wrestling, Bednarowski 5K run/walk, parade plus much more! Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 1.

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

Friday, July 28 “BATTLE OF MICHIGAN” World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Hartford Speedway. Tickets on sale at slspromotions.ticketforce.com or by calling SLS Promotions at 815-344-2023.

August 4-6 “GLAD-PEACH FESTIVAL” in Coloma celebrating 50th year. Visit www.colomapeachfest.com for more information

August 14-19 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” in Berrien Springs. For more information, visit www.bcyf.org or call the Fair Office at 269-473-4251.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. “WATERVLIET PUBLIC SCHOOLS 40 YEAR CLUB” annual meeting at Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph Street. Social hour at 11 a.m.; lunch at noon. $15/person reservation due by 7/30. For more info call Marsha Stennecke Cole 269-463-3712 or Donna Gillard Curtis 269-463-6680.

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library. A free weekly program for toddlers and preschool-aged children, it does not require sign-up. Call 269-468-3431 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

WATERVLIET SOUTH SCHOOL CHARACTER AWARDS… At South Elementary they are working on putting their South School pledge into action each day. Currently they are focusing on learning about commitment. The “Commitment” awards for May 23, 2017 were presented to: (from the left) Hunter Eldrod, Kindergarten student in Mrs. Trapp’s room; Katelyn Brown, 1st Grade student in Mrs. Cullitan’s room; Aislin Henagan, 2nd Grade student in Mrs. Iliff’s room. Little Panthers… small but mighty!


HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for May 30 – June 2, 2017 are pictured (from the left): 9th Grade – Jaydin Vick-ery, student of Gilbert Reyna & Beth Vickery; 10th Grade – Brianna Baker, student of Ric Baker; 11th Grade – Tiara Polus, student of Eugene & Gina Reyna. To become a “Student of the Week,” students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just being a kind person to another. Selected students will receive a certificate, their picture taken & posted in the H.S. front lobby showcase for the week and in the Tri-City Record. At the end of the school year, all Students of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these “Students of the Week” and keep up the great work!


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