06-13-2019 School news & calendars

ROBERT DELANY MATH AWARD… for 2018-2019 is presented to Watervliet Middle School students Julie Rudell and Jacob Schaefer.

JERRY GOODMAN HONOR AWARD… for 2018-2019 is presented to Watervliet Middle School students Brady Bornas and Lillyanne Lefor.

LMC hosts Part-Time Faculty Job Fair at Allegan Tech Center

If you’ve ever thought about passing along the professional knowledge you’ve gained throughout your career, Lake Michigan College wants to talk to you. LMC is holding a job fair to recruit college instructors who can teach in their spare time. The Part-Time Faculty Job Fair is from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at the Allegan Tech Center at 2891 116th St., Allegan. Positions are currently available in a variety of technical and academic fields at both the South Haven campus and the Allegan Tech Center for Fall 2019 and beyond. Many of LMC’s instructors are professionals with full-time jobs in their industries who teach around their schedules with a time commitment as low as three to four hours per week. Part-Time Faculty educate, direct, and inspire students as they pursue their goals and help build a well-educated workforce in our communities. Training, lesson plans, and materials are provided with opportunities to enhance the lessons with real-life knowledge and experiences. Benefits include competitive pay and may include tuition and mileage reimbursement assistance. Attendees should bring their resumes and be prepared for on-site interviews. For more information, including qualification requirements, visit www.lakemichigancollege.edu/teachatlmc.

Van Buren County Museum in Hartford opens for the 2019 season

Van Buren County Museum is now officially open. As in past years they are again going to be hosting events and special guest speakers throughout their season. On Saturday, June 15 the Decatur paranormals MIPRO under the direction of Carl Wickett, will once again conduct a tour at the museum starting at 7 p.m. Preregistration is required by calling Tad at 1-269-621-2546, cost is $20. On Sunday, June 30 a presentation on The Polar Bears of World War 1 (not the white woolly type) will be presented at 2 p.m. Attendees will discover there were men from Van Buren County that served in this special unit during the war. The museum is open Wed., Fri., and Sun. from 12-5 p.m. Call 269-621-2188 for additional information. Wednesday is archival day. By calling ahead for an appointment they will search to help find information about a person’s family or town. There is a small fee for this service. Admission remains $5 for adults, $2 for children 5-12, veterans and current military plus their immediate families get in free, have ID available. Visit and enjoy 44 rooms of mainly Van Buren County history. To volunteer, call the above number. Van Buren County Museum is located at 58471 Red Arrow Hwy in Hartford.

ECHS Class of 1969 announces 50-year class  reunion

Eau Claire High School Class of 1969 is planning a 50-year reunion for Saturday, October 12, 2019 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The 1969 class reunion is being held at Coach’s Bar & Grill, 2528 W. Glenlord Road in Stevensville. Also happening on October 12 at 11:00 a.m. will be the All School Reunion for alumni at the Eau Claire High School Cafeteria located at 7450 Hochberger Road, Eau Claire. For more information, email Char Prillwitz Schilling at 31silver51@gmail.com or call 269-944-3530, or check out the Facebook page of Eau Claire High School at “You’re from Eau Claire if ….”

Covert Branch Library Summer Reading Program upcoming events

Expand your children’s universe by signing them up for Van Buren District Library’s Summer Reading Program titled, “A Universe of Stories.” The Summer Reading Program began on May 28 and continues throughout the summer until August 17. Children and teens may earn prizes by meeting reading goals in one of five reading groups (Mighty Martians- 2 year to Kindergarten, Shooting Stars- first and second grades, Awesome Astronauts- third and fourth grades, Cool Comets- fifth and sixth grades, and Unique UFOs- seventh through twelfth grade). There is also a reading group for adults titled Epic Earthlings. Sign up at the library or online at https://www.vbdl.org/srpregistration/. On Friday, June 14 take the kids for a “Fun Friday” session at 1 p.m. They will be creating a gift for Father’s Day. On Friday, June 21 at 1 p.m. kids will create sun catchers and decorate beach themed cupcakes. Fun Fridays takes place twice per month during the summer. The Covert ‘Cover to Cover’ Book Club will meet on Monday, June 24 at 5:45 p.m. to discuss the book “Love You More” by Lisa Gardner. Refreshments will be provided. Call the library or stop in to obtain a copy of the book if interested in joining. Every Tuesday in June at 10:00 a.m. is Story Time for children ages 2-5. Stop in for stories and activities that celebrate outer space. Children will learn about the solar system, the sun, planets, moon, stars, astronauts, and more space related themes. Every Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. stop in for “Tech Tips.” Take in your device and they will help troubleshoot any issues with apps, email, etc. In addition receive help with navigating the internet, using MS Office programs, and more. The library’s science class, titled ‘Junior Scientists’, takes place every Wednesday. On June 19 at 1 p.m. children can learn about chemical reactions by making a soda rocket; June 26 at 1 p.m. they will conduct a solar system activity. Get in shape every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday with the library’s exercise program, “Move with Michelina.” Please call or stop in to confirm times and register for this class. On Monday, June 24, hear the musical styling of singer/songwriter Grayson Barton in “A Universe of Music,” event. Also, make your own guitar to play. The Covert Crafter’s group meets every Saturday (12:00 p.m.) throughout the month to work on quilting, sewing, and various handcrafts. Please stop in or call if interested in joining. For more information about programs at the Covert Branch Library call 269-764-1298 or visit www.vbdl.org.

Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. “PICKLEBALL LESSONS” for beginners at Coloma High School tennis/pickleball courts; free to community members – equipment provided. Pre-register by calling 468-4639. Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. “ANTIQUE & CLASSIC BOAT SHOW” at Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven. For more information call 269-637-8078 or visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/classicboatshow/. Saturday, June 15, 5 p.m. “STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL” at Twelve Corners Community Church, corner of Hicks Avenue and Benton Center Road. Program by Allen Jackson. Saturday, June 15, 7 p.m. “PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION” by MIPRO at Van Buren County Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford. Admission $20; call 621-2546 to preregister. Tuesday, June 18, 7 p.m. “JACOBIA ESTATE” program by Museum Program Director Peter Cook at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. Free program; no RSVP required. For questions, please email peter@northberrienhistory.org or call the Museum at (269) 468-3330. Thursday, June 20, 3 p.m. “WILDLIFE WONDERS” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. The program will feature a few different live animals at Sarett including birds, reptiles, insects and amphibians. Non-member adult cost is $5. June 21-22 “GARAGE SALE” held by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary in the hospital garage. Friday 9-5 & Saturday 9-4. Proceeds benefit Auxiliary projects. Saturday, June 22, 9 a.m. “PICKLEBALL LESSONS” for beginners at Coloma High School tennis/pickleball courts; free to community members – equipment provided. Pre-register by calling 468-4639. Saturday, June 22, noon – 4 p.m. “INDUSTRY HISTORY DAY OPEN HOUSE” at North Berrien History Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. FREE event; donations are always appreciated. No RSVP required. For more information, contact the North Berrien Historical Museum at (269) 468-3330 or Info@northberrienhistory.org. June 22-23 “AIR, LAND & SEA” Lest We Forget war re-enactment event in St. Joseph. Visit www.LestWeForgetUSA.org for complete list of activities. June 24-27, 6 – 7:45 p.m. “VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL” at Salem Lutheran Church. Early sign-up at VBSMate.com/SalemLutheranColoma June 28-30 “WATERVLIET INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION” Sunday, June 30, 2 p.m. “POLAR BEARS OF WWI” at Van Buren County Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford. Call 269-621-2188 for additional information. July 15-20 “VAN BUREN YOUTH FAIR” For more information visit www.vanburenyouthfair.com. Saturday, July 27, 4-9 p.m. “WHS CLASS OF 1977 60TH BIRTHDAY PARTY” in the banquet room at Chief’s Bar, 4790 Territorial Road, Benton Harbor. More details may be found on the “WHS Class of 1977 Reunion” page on Facebook; by contacting Greg Krell at thekrell59@yahoo.com, or by calling Greg at 269-876-8260. August 12-17 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” Visit www.bcyf.org for more information. Saturday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m. “WATERVLIET ALL CLASS REUNION” at Watervliet Middle School, 450 E. St. Joseph St. Social hour 11 a.m.; lunch served at noon. $15/person registration due Aug. 9. Anyone that graduated from, or attended the Watervliet Public School system is welcome to attend (also current & former employees). More information is available by calling Marsha Stennecke Cole at 269-463-3712, or Donna Gillard Curtis at 269-463-6680. Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. “50-YEAR CLASS REUNION” for Coloma High School Class of 1969. For more information, email nmessal@att.net, call 630-464-8287 or check out the Facebook page of Coloma High School Class of 1969 50th Reunion. Sept. 5-8 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum, 06285 68th Street, South Haven. Watch for more information on www.michiganflywheelers.org or Facebook. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES” hosted by Berrien RESA at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs.