09-07-2017 School news & calendars

THIS “KUTE KID” is… little ballerina Claire Elyse Edwards celebrating her 2nd birthday with her proud parents Rachel and Andrew Edwards, big brother Cohen and grandparents Chana and Robin Kniebes and Leslie Poley.

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Hundreds of old tractors and engines expected at show

 Hundreds of old flywheel tractors and engines will be on display during the 34th annual Antique Engine and Tractor Show at the Michigan Flywheelers Museum.    The show, which takes place Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10, is one of the largest of its kind in the state. Collectors from across the country attend the event each year bringing a wide assortment of antique farm machinery for visitors to see.    “You will see just about every kind of equipment that was used for farming,” said museum president Patrick Ingalls. “We never know what will show up but that’s what makes the show interesting.”

There’s plenty to see besides old machines. A large outdoor flea market with over 200 vendors, daily equipment parades, demonstrations at the blacksmith forge, sawmill and shingle mill and one of the favorite activities – eating sweet corn cooked in a 1923 Nichols and Shepard steam traction engine made in Battle Creek.    “We do get a lot of people that tell us one of the main reasons they look forward to the show every year is for the steamed sweet corn,” added Ingalls.

Other activities include antique and garden tractor pulls, kid’s events, Thing-A-Ma-Jig parade, consignment auction, valve cover races and more.    “We have a full schedule of activities” said Ingalls. “This is a family-friendly event and there are plenty of things for kids to do like look for wooden nickels in our Sawdust Pile treasure hunt or play on the wooden tractor in The Barnyard which is our version of a playground.”

This year’s entertainment includes oldies singer Quentin Flagg, folk singer Joe Foster, the Casco Band, Ken and Judy Moore’s Jam Session, Silver Songs and the Bronk Bros. The Silver Songs show will take place on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. and is a benefit concert for Senior Services of Van Buren County.       Saturday is considered “Kid’s Day” at the show. Activities start with a Kiddies Pedal Pull at noon, a sawdust pile treasure hunt at 3:30 p.m. and the John Dudley Magic Show at 7 p.m. Tractor games will be held for those children who have access to riding lawn tractors, and returning for its seventh year will be the “Kids Night Time Lawn Tractor Cruise” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

One of the popular activities for young and old is the “South Haven Tractor Cruise.” Scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, participants drive tractors of all makes and models into South Haven, cruise along the South Beach, and then stop downtown for an evening of dining and shopping.

Gates open at 8 a.m. rain or shine. Admission to the show is $7. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission. Thursday is Senior’s Day and admission is $3 for those 62 and over.  This is a pet-free event for those paying admission.

Rustic camping sites are available on a first-come basis. Cost is $10 per night plus daily admission per person. Pets are allowed with exhibitors, campers and vendors only.  Personal transportation vehicles, such as golf carts, will be charged a $15 registration fee. ATVs, dirt bikes and firearms are not permitted.    For more information, contact 269-639-2010, michiganflywheelers@yahoo.com, or Facebook.

A complete show schedule is available on Facebook or www.michiganflywheelers.org.

The Michigan Flywheelers Museum is located at 06285 68th Street, two miles east of South Haven.

Watervliet Public Schools

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 7

JV Volleyball at Gobles Quad, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Hackett Quad, 5:00 p.m.; Cross Country at Hartford Teske Invitational, 5:00 p.m.

Friday, September 8

JV Football Home vs. Glenn Lake, 4:00 p.m.; Varsity Football Home vs. Glenn Lake, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 9

8:00 AM Watervliet Varsity Volleyball Invitational, 8:00 a.m.; Rocket Football in Panther Stadium, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Monday, September 11

Board of Education Meeting, HS Media Center, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12

JV & Varsity Basketball at Martin, 5:30 & 6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13

HS & MS Cross Country at Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 14

High School Picture Day

JV Football Home vs. Gobles, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 15

Varsity Football at Gobles, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16

7th Grade Volleyball Tournament at River Valley, 9:00 a.m.; Rocket Football at Panther Stadium, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Senior Services

Hartford United Methodist Church

425 E. Main Street

 Monday, September 11 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:00 p.m.; Bingo with Cheri from Timbers rehab as host, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot/ Computers/ Crocheting, Knitting & Quilting, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, September 15 Social/Coffee Hour, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m.; LUNCH served at 12:30 p.m.; Card Games/ Euchre/ Hand & Foot, 1:00 p.m.; Bible Study, 1:30 p.m.

All seniors, age 60 and older, residing in Van Buren County are eligible to participate in these programs and activities.

Any questions or comments, please contact 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.

Sep. 7-10 “ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW” at Michigan Flywheelers Museum. Admission $7/adult; children 12 and under free. For information visit www.michiganflywheelers.org or call 269-639-2010.

Friday, Sep. 8, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at the North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. $5/adults; $3/children 3-12; free for children under 3. Hosted by First Congregational UCC-Coloma. Proceeds go to Hope Resources Food Pantry.

Saturday, Sep. 9, 2 & 7 p.m. “CHONDA PIERCE: ENOUGH” movie encore at River of Life Church, 8712 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Tickets are $8 in advance at www.itickets.com/events; $10 at the door.

Sunday, Sep. 10, 4 p.m. “BARN PARTY” fundraiser at Sarett Nature Center. $50/person, call 269-927-4832 to RSVP

Monday, Sep. 11, 11 a.m. “PATRIOT DAY SERVICE” sponsored by VFW Post #6803 in Veterans Park, Main St., Watervliet. Public is invited

Saturday, Sep. 16, 4-8 p.m. “ROCKING FOR OUR KIDS” fundraiser presents Black Ice hosted by Hartford League of Miracles at Hartford Speedway. Admission $5/person; $12/family of 3 or more. Contact Sandy Burtchett at 269-207-8501 or sandyburtchett@yahoo.com for more information

Sunday, Sep. 17, 6 p.m. “2018 OFFICER SELECTION MEETING” for the Watervliet Recreation Council at VFW Post 6803, 8777 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet.

Tuesday, Sep. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Wednesday, Sep. 20, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. “COLLECTIVE GOODS SALE” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary held at Watervliet Hospital.

Saturday, Sep. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, Sep. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. “COLOR OUR WORLD WITH QUILTS” presented by The Niles Piecemakers Quilt Guild at Brandywine Elementary School, 2428 South 13th St., Niles. Quilts on display, door prizes, vendors, quilt raffle, silent auction and food. Admission/ $5.

Saturday, Oct. 21 “ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW” fund-raiser by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School.

Mondays, 7 p.m. “PUB THEOLOGY” at Arclight Brewery. Public is invited to join in discussions. Hosted by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at Watervliet District Library. Half hour class Sept. thru Nov.

Wednesdays, 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. (resumes 9-13-17)

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. & Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library. Program for preschool-aged children Oct. thru Apr.

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.