City By City Report for April 11, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Friday, April 11, 2014:


The second annual “Twenty Shades of Grapes and Hops" tasting event is happening Saturday at the City Center in Plymouth. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased at the door. There will be wines and beer available to taste, and appetizers from 3 to 6 p.m. You can also enter one of several raffles.

Benton Harbor

Harbor Shores is opening Saturday for golfers. According to our reporting partners at WSJM, they're offering discounted rates for April and even lower rates for residents. You can book a tee-time on their website, Facebook page, or by calling 269-927-GOLF.


Linton's Enchanted Gardens in Elkhart will host its "Easter Egg-straordinaire" on Sunday. Your kids can ride the enchanted express to the Easter egg hunt for $5. There will be free photos with the Easter bunny, if you bring in a canned food donation to benefit Church Community Services. You can also visit baby chicks, ducks, lambs and goats in the free petting zoo.

South Bend

The International Cat Show and Agility Tournament starts Saturday at the Century Center. The public is welcome to attend. It costs $7 to get in or $6 for seniors and kids.

IU South Bend dental hygiene students are giving basic dental services for free this weekend. Folks of all ages are welcome to attend. Registration opens at 6 a.m. Saturday and is on a first come first serve basis, up to 250 people, at the IU South Bend campus. There will be activities for kids, along with free giveaways, including a free toothbrush or Crest white strips.

Marshall County

An Argos author is the featured speaker at this month's Brown Bag Lunch at the Marshall County Historical Museum. Joe Krom will talk about his book, "Heart of a Warrior,” which tells the story of Indiana before statehood through the eye of a Native American. The lunch starts at noon Friday. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and enjoy the presentation.


Veterans Awareness Day is going on this Saturday in Niles. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 104 North Third Street. The goal is to reach out to veterans, current military members and their families.


Anthony Kalil has won $10,000 for his opera talents. The Richard Tucker Career Grant is given to three people each year. The New York Times praised Kalil as an "excellent tenor" with a voice that has "ping and richness." Kalil is currently working in a program at the metropolitan opera in New York.

Berrien County

Tickets to see the headliners at the Berrien County Youth Fair are on sale. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will headline on Wednesday, August 13. Travis Tritt headlines Thursday's concert. And Winger will play on Friday. The concerts are fit for any price range -- ranging from $11-43. Click here for ticket information.


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