08-29-2019 School news & calendars

Community Calendar


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. Friday, Sept. 6, 5-6 p.m. “SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma; menu includes soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage; 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 H.O.P.E. Resources Food Pantry. Hosted by First Congregational UCC – Coloma. Saturday, Sept. 7 “FALL INTO AUTUMN FESTIVAL” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Family friendly events all day including nature hikes, wagon rides, crafts, music from Campfire Stu, face painting and more throughout the day! Check out www.Sarett.com for more details. 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. Saturday, Sept. 14, 5 p.m. “END OF SUMMER DINNER” at Twelve Corners Community Church, 3902 Hicks Ave., Benton Harbor. Fundraiser event includes complete dinner (suggested price $8/plate) and a raffle. Proceeds go to building fund. Saturday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m. “SWISS STEAK DINNER” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd, Coloma. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/children under 7; available from Park Bench Gift Shop in the Hospital, N.B. Senior Center or from any of the Auxiliary volunteers. Sunday, Sept. 15, 9:45 a.m. “OLD TIME HYMN SING” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Public is invited. Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES” hosted by Berrien RESA at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs. Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m. “175 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Public is invited; event includes food, history, games, music and time capsule burial. Saturday, Sept. 21, 5-8 p.m. “BBQ FUNDRAISER” at Coloma Rod & Gun Club, 6145 Angling Rd. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at the club’s Glad-Peach Festival booth, at the clubhouse or by phone to 944-6464. Kids 5 and under are free. Proceeds go to playground fund. Kids games, marshmallows and bonfire at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 9:45 a.m. “COVENANT RENEWAL SERVICE” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. Saturday, Oct. 26 “HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK” Community Halloween celebration in Randall Park in downtown Coloma

Senior Services

Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St. OPEN: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 4 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00–11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Bingo – Cards/ Euchre/ Dominoes – Knitting/ Crochet/ Quilt Group, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00–11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Computer with Emma, 1 p.m.; Quilting/ Knitting/ Crochet – Cards/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 6 Coffee and Conversation, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Bible Study, 1:00 p.m.; Cards/ Euchre/ Dominoes, 1:30 p.m. NOTE: County Wide Picnic – Wednesday, September 11 – All Sites Closed Any questions or comments, please contact Senior Services, Senior City on 76th Street at 269-637-3607 or Senior Services Paw Paw office at 269-655-8000. Rides are available through Van Buren Public Transit with no less than 24-hour advance notice at (269) 427-7921.

Bangor Friends Used Book Sale

Books and volunteers are needed for the annual Used Book Sale at the Bangor Branch Library. Sponsored by the Bangor Friends of the Library, the sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the city’s Apple Festival. Donations of gently used hard or soft cover books, audio books, and DVD tapes can be dropped off at the library during library hours. Materials need to be clean and in good shape. Please do not donate items with mold, mildew or other damaged conditions. Older media such as VHS tapes, cassette tapes, vinyl records, coloring books, encyclopedia sets and Readers Digest condensed books are not accepted either. Volunteers are needed during the week before the sale to help sort and price books. Help is also needed on the day of the sale. Prices range from 50 cents to $2.00. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support library activities like sum