09-28-2017 School News & calendars

“Kute Kids”… THIS “KUTE KID” is… Gabriella Faith Liang Faulkner, a sophomore at Utah Military Academy, Riverdale, Utah and Varsity Soccer Team Captain. Gabriella is the amazing daughter of Phil and Melissa Faulkner of Roy, Utah. Her Grandmother is Mary Anne Melvin from Watervliet. She is the niece of Matthew Melvin, Middleville, Michigan; and the great-niece of Donna Demay, Watervliet and Rosemary Johnson, St. Joseph.

Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 28

JV & Varsity Volleyball Home vs. Constantine and Benton Harbor, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football Home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 29

Varsity Football at Delton-Kellogg, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 30

JV Volleyball at Constantine Invitational, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Volleyball at River Valley Invitational, 9:00 a.m.; Cross Country at Berrien County Invitational, 9:00 a.m.; Friends and Family Marching Band Presentation at Panther Stadium (all are welcome), 3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 2

MS Maroon Volleyball at Saugatuck, 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3

JV & Varsity Volleyball Home vs. Gobles, 5:30 p.m.; MS Cross Country at Kalamazoo Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4

2-Hour Early Release – all buildings

MS Football at Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 5

MS White Volleyball Home vs. Hartford, 5:00 p.m.; JV Football Home vs. Constantine, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 6

South School Spirit Day

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

Saturday, October 7

Marching Band at Novi MCBA Competition; 7th Grade Volleyball White & Maroon at Coloma, 9:00 a.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Comstock Tourney, 9:00 a.m.; Cross Country at Portage Invitational, 9:00 a.m.

Berrien County 4-H Foundation presents Always… Patsy Cline – Celebrating a Country Music Legend

 The Berrien County 4-H Foundation, Inc. will host its Annual Autumn Theater Event on October 12, 2017 at the Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, MI. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with the performance at 7:15 p.m. All tickets are $35 and include a social hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and silent auction.

Always… Patsy Cline is a musical play written and originally directed by Ted Swindley. This true story is based on the friendship between Patsy and her most devoted fan, Louise Seger. Always… Patsy Cline is filled with down-home humor, true emotion, and the story of a relationship many fans would dream of having with their idol. The show includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits, including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,”  “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” This tribute to the renowned country singer includes 27 songs and a live six-piece band.

Always…Patsy Cline allows the audience to see the real side of the legend who was simultaneously a regular mom and the Queen of Country Music. This performance will star regional greats: Mary Kay Steele and Michelle Gustin, along with an all-star band. Patsy was at the pinnacle of her career when she died tragically in a plane crash in1963. Her legacy lives on in her hit recordings which transcend the Pop, Country, Honky-Tonk, and Rockabilly genres.

Earlene Whorton, Theater Event Co-Chairperson noted that “We are fortunate to have such a supportive community. The Autumn Theater Event is a fun way for the foundation to support the local 4-H programs that help the youth in our community not only today, but into the future as well.”

4-H is known for ‘learning by doing’ and many of our community and county business, civic, and educational leaders gained their foundational skills through 4-H. The learning and growth that occurs as a result of completing a project, developing a new skill, or enhancing self-confidence are the hallmarks of being #4HGrown. In addition to the social and civic skills gained through club meetings conducted with parliamentary procedure, service projects, and competitive events, the friendships forged through #4H last a lifetime.

“The Berrien County 4-H Foundation is a huge asset to the Berrien County 4-H program. The financial support from the foundation aids in facilitating many of the local youth development programs today,” said Marilyn Hurrle, Theater Event Co-Chairperson.

The Berrien County 4-H Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) that finances 4-H programs and activities throughout Berrien County. The Foundation is about people willing to invest time and resources in young people. Participation in events, like the annual Autumn Theater Event, make programs such as citizenship, leadership, service training, regional and state event scholarships, and 4-H membership expansion possible.

Karen Kietzer, 4-H Foundation President, said “the Autumn Theater Event is a great time for the community to come together in support of our 4-H youth. We can’t wait to see you on October 12th!”

For tickets and information, contact the Acorn Theater box office at (269)756-3879; online at: acorntheater.com; or call the MSU Extension office at (269)944-4126. Event Contacts: Gayle Borst – (269)683-1162; Marilyn Hurrle – (269) 985-3838; or Earlene Whorton – (269)944-1731.

Additional information can be found on the Berrien County 4-H Foundation Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BerrienCounty4HFoundationInc.

Friday, Sep. 29, 4:30-7:00 p.m. “SOUP SUPPER” fundraiser at Van Buren County Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford. Free-will donation to benefit repairs at the museum. Menu includes soup, Sloppy Joes, salad, dessert, and drinks.

Saturday, Sep. 30, 10 a.m. “TIMMY LOUDER MEMORIAL 5K” at New Life Christian Center, 6674 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma followed by FREE carnival open to the community. Registration fee for 5K is $20 thru Sep. 23 and $25 day of the fun run. Call Tiffany Hughes at 269-277-4155 for more info.

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. “TREE WALK” to identify trees at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Admission: $5/adult

Thursday, Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m. “OPEN HOUSE” invitation by Coloma Watervliet Area Chamber of Commerce for Marsha’s Corner at D.W. Hammond, 126 N. Church St., Coloma.

Thursday, Oct. 5, 6-7 p.m. “CUB SCOUT SIGN-UP” for boys, kindergarten through 5th grade at Watervliet North & South schools, Coloma Elementary School and Redwood Elementary in Hartford.

Friday, Oct. 6, 5-6 p.m. “COMMUNITY SOUP & SALAD SUPPER” at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. $5/adults; $3/children 3-12 years old/ under 3 free. Proceeds go the Hope Resources Food Pantry.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHAPEL HILL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW” sponsored by Chapel Hill United Methodist Church at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds. $2 admission charge; NO pets, service dogs only. Visit www.chapelhillcraftshow.org

Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. “COMMUNITY YARD SALE” hosted by Sister Lakes Lions Club on 95th Avenue.

Sunday, Oct. 8, “BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION” for Ewald Rodewald’s 100th birthday. Public is invited to worship service with luncheon beginning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1650 Bainbridge Center Rd., Watervliet.

Friday, Oct. 13 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “PROJECT CONNECT” coordinated by VB Continuum of Care. Help for homeless at His Place Community Center, 15 S. Maple St., Hartford. Free services: flu shots, haircuts, health screening, clothing, meal. For more info contact Maria Zavala-Paredes at 269-459-2300 ext. 2.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHILI HOP FLY-IN & 5K RUN/WALK” at Watervliet Airport. 5K at 10 a.m.; chili & chili-dog lunch 11-4 p.m. NO pets allowed

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. “ART, CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW” fundraiser by Lakeland Hospital Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School. For more information call 468-8301

Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon “WINTER COAT DISTRIBUTION” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St., Coloma. Winter outerwear at no charge. Call 468-6062 for more info.

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.

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.


P.O. BOX 7


CALL: 269-463-6397
FAX: 269-463-8329

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