10-18-2018 Schools News & Calendars

“Kute Kids”… THESE “KUTE KIDS” ARE… twins, Isabella (Izzy) and Isaiah Korabik. The picture is from Valentine’s Day. The “Kids” are 4 years-old and enjoy school, soccer, and skiing. Their parents are Todd & Kelly Korabik. “Big Sister” and photographer is Haley Hagen. Grandparents of the twins are Dan & Sue Last of Washington Twp., MI and Steve & Pita Korabik of Gobles, MI. Share a photo of your “Kute Kids” with your friends, neighbors, and relatives who read the Tri-City Record. Make sure you write your kids’ names on the back of the picture and include any other information about it you would like to see in the paper, including mom and dad, grandma and grandpa, and so on. Send the “original” photo to the Tri-City Record, P.O. Box 7, Watervliet, MI 49098 or email it with your information to record@tricityrecord.com. Pick up your photo after it appears in the paper or include a stamped, self-addressed envelope and we will mail it back to you. Where are your “Kute Kids”?


Watervliet Public Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, October 18 1/2 day ELEMENTARY ONLY; Parent/Teacher Conferences, All Buildings, 5:00 p.m.; 7th & 8th Grade White Volleyball, Home vs. Hartford, 5:00 p.m.; JV Volleyball at Galesburg Augusta, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Galesburg Augusta, 6:00 p.m.; JV Football, Home vs. Coloma, 6:00 p.m. Friday, October 19 1/2 DAY FOR STUDENTS & TEACHERS, ALL BUILDINGS; Varsity Football at Coloma, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20 8th Grade Maroon Volleyball at Coloma Tournament, 9:00 a.m.; Cross Country at Kalamazoo Christian Invitational, 10:00 a.m.; Marching Band at Jenison Competition Monday, October 22 MS Boys Basketball practice starts; MS Maroon Volleyball, Home vs. Coloma, 5:00 p.m.; Champion Force at North School, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23 Freshman Volleyball at Lakeshore, 5:00 p.m.; JV & Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Fennville, 5:30 p.m.; SENIOR NIGHT FOR VOLLEYBALL & CROSS COUNTRY Thursday, October 25 Varsity Volleyball Quad at Bangor, 5:30 p.m.; JV Volleyball Quad at South Haven, 5:30 p.m.; Fall Choir Concert, WHS Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 26 WHS picture retakes Saturday, October 27 Cross Country Regional Meet at Centreville; Marching Band at Reeths-Puffer MCBA Competition

Coloma Community Schools Calendar of Events Thursday, October 18 JV Volleyball, Home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 5:30 p.m.; JV Football at Watervliet, 6:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball, Home vs. Delton-Kellogg, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, October 19 Varsity Football, Home vs. Watervliet, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 20 Varsity Volleyball at St. Joseph, 8:30 a.m.; 8th Grade Volleyball at Home, 8:30 a.m.; Pumpkin Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk at Jollay Orchards, 9:00 a.m.; Monday, October 22 JH Study Hall Closed; MS Volleyball at Watervliet, 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 MS Volleyball, Home vs. Schoolcraft, 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25 JV Volleyball at Dowagiac, 5:00 p.m.; Varsity Volleyball at Dowagiac, 6:00 p.m.; Fall Choir Concert 7-12th Grade, 7:00 p.m., HS Auditorium Friday, October 26 JH Halloween Dance, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., JH Cafeteria

2019 Miss Teen and Miss Heart of Blossomtime Pageant Saturday, November 17; seeking applicants Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Miss Teen Blossomtime and Miss Heart of Blossomtime pageant. Deadline to enter is November 4. The Miss Teen Blossomtime pageant is open to young women who reside in Southwest Michigan. Teens applicants must be between the ages of 13 and 15 by November 17, 2018. The Miss Heart of Blossomtime title is open to residents of communities that do not host a preliminary pageant to Blossomtime. Contestants must be between 17-19 years of age by November 17, 2018. Examples of communities that are eligible to compete for Miss Heart: Covert, Decatur, Dowagiac, Galien, Mattawan, Marcellus, and Three Rivers. The Miss Teen/Heart theme is “Arizona, The Grand Canyon State.” The pageant will be held at the St. Joseph, High School Auditorium on November 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. with tickets available in advance at the Blossomtime office or at the door the day of the pageant for $20.00. The Miss Teen Blossomtime will participate in many of the Blossomtime events, including the Youth Parade and the Grand Floral Parade in May. The Miss Heart of Blossomtime winner will compete for the title of Miss Blossomtime on March 11, 2019 at the Mendel Center. The Blossomtime Pageant awards over $14,000 in scholarships yearly to the Miss & Mr. Blossomtime contestants. Applications and additional information can be found at the Blossomtime Festival website www.blossomtivefestival.org, or by calling the Blossomtime Festival office at 269-982-8016.

Lake Michigan College announces fall performing arts events Lake Michigan College’s Performing Arts Department has announced its fall theatre and music performance schedule. Caroline, Or Change “Caroline, Or Change” will run November 16 and 17 at 8 p.m., and November 18 at 3 p.m. in The Mendel Center’s Hanson Theatre on LMC’s Benton Harbor Campus. “Caroline, or Change” is a Tony-nominated, Broadway musical by Angels in America playwright, Tony Kushner. Set against the background of the American Civil Rights movement, and championed by Caroline’s politicized daughter and the assassination of President Kennedy, the musical is both a comedy and a tragedy showing how people confront change on a personal and a national level. “I cannot think of a better vehicle to spotlight the transcendental power of women as well as people of color in our country since the civil rights movements of the 1960s. Many of these same topics still headline our political spectrum today, whether it may be the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, equal pay for women or the toppling of confederate statues, this powerful work challenges us to observe how far we have or have not truly come in today’s America. It has been my extreme pleasure to bring this work to life here at Lake Michigan College and with this dynamic cast of students and local performers right here in Benton Harbor,” said Paul Mow, Stage Director and LMC Theatre Coordinator. Music Director, Joshua Goines, leads an eclectic score blending gospel, blues, Motown, classical, and traditional Jewish melodies. Costumes are by Julie Smiy. Admission is free for all students age 18 and under, and for all LMC students and employees with an LMC ID. Ticket prices for adults are $18, and $12 for seniors plus ticketing fees. Tickets are available online at www.TheMendelCenter.com, or at the Box Office by calling (269) 927-8700, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Learn more at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/carolineorchange. Musical performances Musical performances will be directed by new LMC faculty members, Kristopher Zook and Dr. Robert Lunn. All music events are free and open to the public. The LMC Choir Concert will be held on Sunday, October 28, at 4 p.m. in The Mendel Center’s Deckmann Studio. Student Recitals will be held on Fridays, November 2, 16, and 30, at noon in The Mendel Center’s Band Room. A Collage Concert will be held Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. in The Mendel Center’s Deckmann Studio. A Jazz/Rock Concert will be held Thursday, December 6, at 7 p.m. in The Mendel Center’s Hanson Theater. Find the full schedule and event details for Lake Michigan College’s performing arts shows at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/arts. Contact Kristopher Zook, Director of Music, at kzook@lakemichigancollege.edu for more information about the performances or to find out more about making and studying music at Lake Michigan College.

Annual Women’s Conference at New Life Christian Center in November This year on the 2nd and 3rd of November, New Life Christian Center will be having their Annual Women’s Conference. The theme is “Awaken the Adventure”. The service on Friday evening, Nov. 2 begins at 7:00 p.m. Saturday’s activities start at 10 a.m. These services will be designed to help women realize who they are in Christ and to awaken the adventure in serving the Lord with their whole heart, mind and soul. All women are welcome to attend and enjoy powerful worship, anointed speakers, and great food and fellowship after each service. New Life Christian Center is located at 6674 Paw Paw Ave. in Coloma.

Friday, Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m. “COAT DRIVE” hosted by Impact Youth Group at New Life Christian Center, 6674 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma in recognition of Homeless Awareness Day. Collecting gently used/new coats, hats, gloves & scarves of all sizes to be distributed to those in need during Nov. and Dec. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-noon “WINTER COAT DISTRIBUTION” at Coloma United Methodist Church, 144 S. Church St. for those in need. Call 468-6062 for more information. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. “RUMMAGE SALE” at Coloma United Methodist Church to benefit Back Pack Program – a local mission to feed hungry children. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. “ARTS, CRAFTS & VENDORS SHOW” hosted by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary at Watervliet Middle School. Free admission; lunch available for purchase Saturday, Oct. 20, 5-6:30 p.m. “HARVEST DINNER” at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 4071 Naomi Rd., Sodus. Tickets are $12/adult & $6/children 4-10, and can be purchased by calling 927-3454. Public invited. Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. “CHILI HOP FLY-IN & 5K” at Watervliet Airport, 8560 Airport Dr. Free admission & hay rides; chili & chili-dog lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Visit SWMI RACERS on Facebook for race information & registration Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m. “FALL COLOR WALK” at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor. Cost is $3 for nonmembers. Tuesday, Oct. 23, noon-6 p.m. “BLOOD DRIVE” hosted by Michigan Blood at Lakeland Hospital Watervliet, 400 Medical Park Drive. Visit www.miblood.org or call 866-MI-BLOOD to make an appointment. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. “PARANORMAL PROGRAM” by MiPRO at Watervliet District Library. Free event; doors open at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. “PARANORMAL PROGRAM” at Van Buren Historical Museum, 58471 Red Arrow Hwy, Hartford presented by MiPRO. $10 cost to attend; cameras and recording equipment welcome. Call 621-2546 to RSVP Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. “PEP & CHEER!” Holiday Craft/Vendor Show at Grace Christian School, 325 N. M-140, Watervliet. Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “BOOK SALE” at Coloma Public Library in the lower level. Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. “BOOK READING & SIGNING” by Chrissy Meek for ‘The Magic Puppy’ by Caleigh Lee (Chrissy’s pen name) at the Coloma Public Library. Saturday, Oct. 27, noon “GREAT PUMPKIN DERBY” hosted by Coloma Lions in downtown Coloma by City Hall. Kits and rules available at True Value Hardware. $10 registration fee per racing pumpkin. Prizes for racing and decorating. Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. “HALLOWEEN FALL FESTIVAL” hosted by Hartford Public Library at HIS Place Community Center, 15 S. Maple, Hartford. Free admission & parking; games, crafts, treats & costume contest Saturday, Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m. “KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY” at Coloma FOP, 3470 Angling Rd. Free event with games, prizes, food, haunted maze and hayride (weather permitting). Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m. “SWISS STEAK DINNER” sponsored by Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet Auxiliary held at North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Rd., Coloma. Tickets: $10/adult & $5/children under 7 Sunday, Oct. 28, 4:30-6 p.m. “TRUNK OR TREAT” at Sister Lakes Community Church, 67119 M-152 in Dowagiac. Free event open to the public with candy, homemade cookies, apple cider and kids games. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m. “TRICK OR TREAT” in downtown Watervliet; 5-7:30 p.m. in city neighborhoods Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. “TRICK OR TREAT” in Coloma Township Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. “TRICK OR TREAT” in City of Hartford Nov. 2-3 “ANNUAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE” at New Life Christian Center, 6674 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma. Friday at 7 p.m. & Saturday at 10 a.m.; open to the public. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. “SUPPORT THE TROOPS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE” hosted by Blue Star Mothers of America #177 at Stevensville American Legion Post 568, 3093 Johnson Rd. Patriotic program at 11 a.m. Donations being accepted. Call 269-266-2130 or 925-4123.

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