City By City Report for June 17, 2014

Here's a recap of our City By City report from Tuesday, June 17, 2014:

Benton Harbor

A Benton Harbor athletic club has launched a new smart phone app. Organizers say it will connect members with resources to help them get healthy. It is a partnership between Renaissance Athletic Club and "MiGym ". The app will allow users to keep their workout schedule at their fingertips, share with other members, and sync fitness equipment with their phone to measure improvement. The app is free to members.


You could win a motorcycle. The American Legion Post 308 is raffling off a Harley-Davidson. Tickets cost $1 each or six for $5. But you have to hurry - the drawing will be this Saturday, June 21 at 6 p.m. There will be food and entertainment there. You do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Second prize is $300 and third prize is $200.


There are several events going on at Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

**The Wonders of Herbs**

Certified herbalist Vickie Abernathy will lead a discussion on Saturday at 1 p.m. but you need to register by Friday to attend and space is limited. The class is free with admission to the garden and will be held outdoors, rain or shine. You will learn about the benefits of herbs both cosmetically and therapeutically as well how you can use Indiana's native herbs daily. To register, call (574) 266-2006.

**Water Conservation**

Stop dripping your money down the drain. You can get a free water conservation kit at a program Tuesday night, starting at six. All attendees will receive a water conservation kit to take home. It is free for Elkhart water customers or $15 for others. To register, call 293-2572.

**Stories in the Garden**

This event happens every third Tuesday of the month. It will be going on at 6 p.m. and no registration is necessary. You should bring a comfy blanket to sit on. It is open to all ages and is free.


Summer officially kicks off Saturday and you can celebrate at the ninth annual Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival. It is going on at Weko Beach from 1 to 10 p.m. You can sample local wines and enjoy music and food right on the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan.

South Bend

You can get a history lesson on Saturday at the Navarre Cabin in Leeper Park. You can walk inside the cabin and see demonstrations from pioneers. The Center for History is putting on the event this from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The suggested donation is $3.

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