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” at Arclight Brewery, 544 N. Main St., Watervliet. Tickets are $12; kids under 12 are free. Tickets and more information are available at Arcfest.net. Saturday, Aug. 17, 4 p.m. “PEACH FESTIVAL” at Twelve Corners Community Church, 3902 Hicks Ave., Benton Harbor. Program by Sarett Nature Center. Saturday, Aug. 17, 5:30 p.m. “WHS CLASS OF 1974 REUNION” at Surfari Joe’s Indoor Waterpark at M-140 & I-94. $20/person; RSVP with payment to Penny Sempert, 2620 Friday Rd, Coloma MI 49038; due by Aug. 1 Saturday, Aug. 17 6 p.m. “TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER” hosted by Coloma Lioness Lions Club at Coloma FOP $147, 3470 Angling Rd. $100/table of 10. Reserve table by calling or texting Rochelle at 269-876-8592. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m. “PFAS INFORMATION MEETING” at Hartford High School Auditorium, 115 School St.; public invited. For information or questions regarding this event contact David Harn, EGLE, at 517-897-0881 or HarnD@michigan.gov. Friday, Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m. “PARCOURSE GRAND OPENING” at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Saturday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m. “65th BIRTHDAY PARTY” for Watervliet High School Class of 1972. Cookout with live music & games. $10/person. BYOB and dish to pass. Money due July 31 to Freda Foster, 67828 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford 49057 – phone 921-4128 for more info or go to WHS Class of 72 Facebook page. Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m. “50-YEAR CLASS REUNION” for Coloma High School Class of 1969 at Coloma F.O.P. Lodge, 470 Angling Rd. 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. RSVP required. Sunday, Aug. 25 “MURDER MYSTERY” at the Van Buren County Historical Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy., Hartford. Clues given out all day. Call 269-621-2188 Wed., Fri., or Sunday for more information, noon to 5. Admission is $5 for 12 and up, $2 for 5-11. Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “YARD SALE” hosted by American Legion Auxiliary at Coloma American Legion Post #362, corner of Red Arrow Hwy & Sassafras St. in Coloma. Sept. 5-8 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum, 06285 68th Street, South Haven. Cost is $7; children 12 and under are free with paid admission. Watch for more information on www.michiganflywheelers.org or Facebook. Sunday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. “CONSIGNMENT AUCTION” fundraiser at Michigan Flywheelers Museum during Antique Engine & Tractor Show. For auction information, contact Mike at 269-369-9500.

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