Here's a recap of our City By City report from Thursday, June 12, 2014:
Students at Brandywine Community Schools will be taking up art again. Budget woes meant the schools got rid of the program years ago. According to the Niles Daily Star, starting this fall, a certified art instructor will teach students at least once a week. To make room for art-- the district will no longer offer computer as a separate class.
An antique-tractor cruise in this weekend will raise money for cancer patients. According to our reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth, the funds will go to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County which offers financial support to patients and their families. The cruise-in starts at 10 a.m. at Coppes Commons in Nappanee. We have a link tractor owners can use to register on the Big Red Bar. They hope to make it an annual event.
Ivy Tech is offering a kids manufacturing summer camp. Fifth through seventh graders will learn things like 3D printing and computer aided design at their orthopedic and advanced manufacturing training center. The program is a partnership with Warsaw Community Schools, but anyone is welcome to attend. Camp costs $100 for two weeks. We'll have a sign-up link on the Big Red Bar.
A golf outing this weekend will benefit the Special Olympics in LaPorte County. The ninth annual event is happening at Legacy Hills Golf Club on Johnson Road in LaPorte this Saturday. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. central time with a shot gun start at noon.
The 10th annual Bluegrass Festival kicks off in Wakarusa this weekend. It all starts Friday with a free banjo workshop at 3 o'clock. There's also an open stage jam at 6 p.m. We have the full schedule and ticket info on the Big Red Bar.
If you'd like to learn how to canoe or kayak, you need to register by Thursday for classes at St. Patrick's County Park in South Bend. The actual class is on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It costs $15 per person. To register call (574) 654-3155. The fee includes the use of a canoe or kayak, paddle and life jacket as well as gate entrance.