THESE “KUTE KIDS” ARE… enjoying the season of apples. They are the adorable kids, Lucas Marvin and his sister, Mia Marvin of Vernon Hills, IL. Their parents are Michael and Jessica Marvin. Local grandparents are Mike and Kathy Marvin. Also, great grandparents are Pete and Marge Mannino, and Delores and the late Bob Marvin all of Watervliet.
Watervliet Public Schools
Calendar of Events
Thursday, October 27
HS picture re-takes
Friday, October 28
South School Halloween parties and parade (no masks); Varsity Football Playoffs at Lumen Christi HS, Jackson, MI, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29
SAC Conference Volleyball Championships TBA; Cross Country Regional Meet, Red Bud MX, Buchanan, 9:30 a.m.; Marching Band at MCBA Reeths-Puffer Competition, Rockford
Monday, October 31
District Volleyball at WHS, 5:30 p.m. Game #1: Brandywine vs. New Buffalo
Game #2: Bridgman vs. Eau Claire
Wednesday, November 2
2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE
District Volleyball at WHS, 5:30 p.m. Game #1: Watervliet vs. TBA
Thursday, November 3
District Volleyball Final at WHS, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 4
½ DAY – ELEMENTARY ONLY
End of 1st Marking Period; South School Spirit Day; MS Dance, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Possible Football Play-off Game, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5
Cross Country State Finals, MI International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI: Division 3 Boys, 10:30 a.m.; Division 3 Girls, 11:30 a.m.; MCBA Marching Band State Competition, Ford Field, Detroit
Van Buren District Library Cares November
While November is most often associated with pumpkin pie, football, and deals on holiday shopping, Van Buren District Library is designating it as a time of caring. #VBDL Cares November is a month-long event to encourage contributions to food pantries and charitable organizations throughout its service area. Beginning November 1, VBDL will accept non-perishable food items and personal care items at each of its seven locations. The recipients are the food pantries at St. John Bosco Parish, Mattawan; Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bangor; and the United Methodist Church, Lawrence; the Love Network at the Bloomingdale Christian Church; Gobles-Kendall Area Ministerial Association, Decatur Human Services, and We Care, Inc., which is affiliated with churches in Covert and South Haven. As an added incentive, VBDL will waive fines of up to $5.00, one time per patron, in exchange for contributions of non-perishable food items and personal care products. Van Buren District Library encourages all residents to donate generously at its branches in Bangor, Bloomingdale, Covert, Decatur, Gobles, Lawrence and Mattawan. To locate the closest branch, phone 269-423-4771 or visit www.vbdl.org/branch-locations.
HARTFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL’S “STUDENTS OF THE WEEK”… for October are pictured (from the left) Back row: 8th graders Boan Cruz, Asuzena Loera, Crystal Steele and Jonathan Snider; Middle row: 7th graders David Martinez, Alora Gatties, Jasmin Garcia and Bo Janicki; Front row: 6th graders Seth Luster, Jorge Liborio-Davila, Flor Lopez, and Brenda Hernandez-Mendoza. To become a Student of the Week, students are nominated by teachers or staff for doing something positive. For example: getting a good grade on tests or homework, doing well in class participation or just being a kind to another person. Selected students will receive a certificate, have their picture taken & posted in the Middle School Office for the week and in the Tri-City Record newspaper. At the end of the school year, all Students of the Week names will be entered in a drawing for some cool prizes, treats or gift cards. Congratulations to these Students of the Week and keep up the great work!
Senior Services Hartford
Hartford United Methodist Church, 425 E. Main St., Hartford Monday, October 31 lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.; Flu Shot Clinic (need photo ID and insurance card), 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Bingo & Euchre/ cards, 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 1 lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.; Cardio Drumming, Euchre/cards, and computer help, 1:00 p.m.; Knitting, 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 4 lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.; Euchre/cards, 1:00 p.m.; Knitting, crocheting & needlework, 1:30 p.m. 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.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Friday, Oct. 28, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. “BOOKS ARE FUN SALE” at Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet. Fall fundraiser for the hospital auxiliary held in the Interim Room at 400 Medical Park Dr. Friday, Oct. 28, 6:30–8:00 p.m. “CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT SARETT” A lighted trail and spookier, dark trail will be available as well as snacks and a craft. Cost is $5 per person (all children must be accompanied by an adult). Please call Sarett Nature Center at 269-927-4832 for more information. Saturday, Oct. 29 “GREAT PUMPKIN DERBY RACE” sponsored by Coloma Lions Club. Weigh-in begins at 11 a.m., racing to start at noon in front of Coloma City Hall in downtown Coloma. For more information, go online to colomalions.com or on their Facebook page. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2-5 p.m. “KIDS HALLOWEEN PARTY” at Coloma F.O.P. #147, 3470 Angling Rd. Haunted maze, games, prizes, food, hayride and costume parade. Saturday, Oct. 29, 6-7 p.m. “WOODLAND TERRACE SAFE TRICK-OR-TREAT NIGHT” at 6786 Red Arrow Hwy, Coloma. For all area families with children. Call 269-468-5800 for more information. Saturday, Nov. 12 “COLOMA LIONESS FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON” at West Street Station Event Hall in Coloma. Tickets on sale now, $15. Call (269) 468-6037 or (269) 468-4372. Saturday, Nov. 12, 1-4 p.m. “SUPPORT THE TROOPS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE” at Michigan Lutheran High School, 615 Marquette Woods Rd, St. Joseph. Sponsored by Blue Star Mothers of America. Call 269-519-0561 or 269-925-4123 for more information. Sunday, Nov. 13, 1-4 p.m. “BOWLING FOR TIMMY” benefit event at Coloma Lanes, 6025 Mountain Rd., Coloma. Bowling, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, bake sale & Sloppy Joe meal to help the Timmy Dibble family. Call 269-207-8501 or join the Facebook page “Bowling to Stay Strong for Timmy” for more information. Saturday, Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m. “12 CORNERS COMMUNITY CHURCH SWISS STEAK DINNER” at Coloma F.O.P. #147, 3470 Angling Rd. Last day to purchase tickets is Nov. 13. Call Karen Schaus at 269-208-6638 or 269-849-2866 for more information. Sundays, 8 a.m. to noon “BREAKFAST” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club. Tuesdays through November, 10:30 a.m. “TODDLER TIME” at the Watervliet District Library. 30-minute class for toddlers, 18 to 36 months old. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. “STORY HOUR” at Coloma Public Library for preschool aged children accompanied by an adult. No sign-up or fee required. For questions, call 468-3431. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. “STORY HOUR” at Watervliet District Library for 3-5 year olds. Sign-up required, call 463-6382 for information. Wednesdays through December 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “GRIEF SHARE” at Midway Baptist Church, 7517 Red Arrow Hwy, Watervliet. Cost is $20/book. Child care available. Meets every week until December 14. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. “TINY TOTS LEGO STORYTIME” at Hartford Public Library for children four and younger. Every week during the school year. Thursdays 6 p.m.–10 p.m. “Trap shooting” at the Coloma Rod & Gun Club. Third Monday of every month, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. “FOOD BANK” at Central Assembly of God, 6801 Ryno Rd., Coloma, 468-8422.