08-15-2019 School News & Calendars

2019 LIONESS LIONS SCHOLARSHIP… Pictured (from the left) are stepfather Jamane, mother Shayna, Kenneth Crowder (recipient) and Scholarship Chairperson Rosanne Bittner.


2019 LIONESS LIONS SCHOLARSHIP… Pictured (from the left) are grandmother Phyllis, father Robert, Carson Clark (recipient) and Scholarship Chairperson Rosanne Bittner.


Summer reading program at Covert Library ends with party

As the summer winds down and the school year approaches, there are many great events happening at VBDL Covert Branch Library for the community to enjoy. The Summer Reading Program, titled “A Universe of Stories,” concludes in August with the library’s annual Summer Reading Party on Friday, August 16 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. There will be a slip and slide, mini golf, a piñata, food, prizes, and games for attendees to enjoy. The final day to turn in any Summer Reading Program reading tally sheets is Saturday, August 17. The grand prize winners will be announced and contacted on Monday, August 19. In book club news, the Cover to Cover Book Club meets on Monday, August 19 at 5:00 p.m. for a special movie night and discussion. The club will watch the Academy Award winning film “Green Book,” which was also the month’s book selection. For more information about events at the Covert Branch Library call 269-764-1298 or visit www.vbdl.org.

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Community Calendar


August 12-17 “BERRIEN COUNTY YOUTH FAIR” Visit www.bcyf.org for more information. Thursday, Aug. 15, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. “SILVIQUE JEWELRY SALE” at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet sponsored by the auxiliary. Friday, Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m. “SPAGHETTI DINNER” hosted by Michigan Flywheelers Museum held at South Haven American Legion, 129 Michigan Ave. $9/adult & $4/children 12 and under. For more information, contact the museum at 269-639-2010. Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m. “SUPERHERO MUD RUN” hosted by youtoo. nonprofit at Hartford Speedway, 301 Bowie St. $40 participation fee includes T-shirt and medal. Dress in superhero costume and prepare to get dirty. Proceeds go to patient gift bags at local children’s hospitals. More info at @youtoocompany Facebook page. 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. 17, 12-4 p.m. “AGRICULTURE HISTORY DAY” at North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. For additional information contact the Museum at (269) 468-3330 or Info@northberrienhistory.org. or visit www.northberrienhistory.org under events Saturday, Aug. 17, 12-4 p.m. “BOAT WALK” hosted by Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven. Cost is $15/ person (ages 14 and up) and can be purchased at the event or in advance at the Museum Ship’s Store, through the Museum website, at the South Haven Visitor’s Bureau, and the South Haven Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/events/ or call 269-637-8078. Saturday, Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m. “ARCFEST: BEER RELEASE & MUSIC FESTIVAL