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Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014

French Lick
Little engineers won't believe their eyes--or their ears! For the first time ever at Day Out With Thomas, Thomas the Tank Engine will be able to talk to his fans. Boys and girls will be cheerfully greeted by the #1 Engine on September 20 & 21 - 27 & 28 when he pulls into French Lick Scenic Railway for Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014. In addition, children will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.


Fun First Fishing for Kids

Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Park: Baugo Station Osceola, IN
Fee: $3/person
Ages 6-12 and must be accompanied by adult
A beginner fishing lesson for kids! We supply the equipment. Topics include equipment basics, knot tying, fish identification, and casting techniques followed by on-the-pond fishing. Registrants receive an aquatic poster, fish ID pocket guide and a GoFishIN coloring book! Registration and payment required by Sept. 23. To register call 574-654-3155.

Jamie Hartzke

Baby & Toddler Fair

Concord Mall - Elkhart
The New Baby & Toddler Fair presented by diaperHQ invites families to enjoy a day of games, giveaways, fun activities, valuable information and resources for parents of babies & toddlers, crafts and handmade items! If your business or organization is interested in participating please register on line at
For more information, contact Erin at or Ashley at Ashley@diaperhq.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502

Calling all Superheroes!

Culver-Union Township Public Library 107 N. Main St. Culver, IN 46511
Calling all Superheroes!
Please join us for a day of Spectacular Super Hero Fun during our Super Hero Party at Culver Union Township Public Library on Saturday, September 6th from 10-11:30 am
Boys and Girls who are fans of Super Heroes are invited to hear a superhero story, play super games, eat superhero themed snacks, and do a craft which they will be able to take home with them.
Bring your camera and don't forget to dress up in your favorite Super Hero Gear!
We ask that you sign-up prior to the event. You can do this at the Culver-Union Township Public Library Children's Room Desk or simply by calling the library.
All library programs are free and open to the public. For More Information or to RSVP Contact Jill Gavlick At (574)842-2941 or

Jill Gavlick
107 N Main St. Culver, IN 46511

Kidsfirst Grows

Center for History, 808 W Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
Kids can run, jump, and more when they explore nine stations of creative fun at this event taking place in the Kidsfirst Children’s Museum. As they learn about ways to be healthy, kids will create a toothbrush painting, design a custom pillow case, and hear about the lifestyles of pioneer youth from an 1820s “woodsman.” Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5/youth, free/adults, $3/members, and $12/family. Reservations are requested.

Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664,

Scrapbooking Fun

LaGrange County Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange, IN 46761
Lucy Fearnow, owner of Moments to Milestones scrapbooking store, will teach kids how to design their own 8.5 X 11 scrapbook page. Children can choose their theme, either "Back to School" or "Fall". Materials are provided, but children are welcome to bring a couple of photos if they'd like to use them on their page. This program is open to kids ages 7 through 12.

telephone: 260-463-2841
fax: 260-463-2843

Newton Parks Annual Halloween Walk

801 N. Michigan St, Lakeville, IN 46536
Come in costume and bring a bag for goodies. This event is for children ONLY! Children must be present to receive candy.
Sponsored by: 1st Source

Newton Park (574)785-5644

Notre Dame Children's Choir Auditions

Good Shepherd Montessori School, 1101 E. Jefferson Blvd, South Bend, IN
The Notre Dame Children's Choir is doubling in size this fall by adding a boys' choir for ages 5 and 6, as well as a girls' choir for ages 5 and 6. We enroll singers between the ages of 5 and 14 into our choral program; participation is free for all involved.
Auditions and informational meetings will be held on the afternoons of August 26-28, 2014 at Good Shepherd Montessori School (1101 E. Jefferson Boulevard, South Bend, IN).
Singers do not need to prepare any music for the audition and walk-ins are welcome. To register for an appointment or learn more about the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, visit our website:

The Notre Dame Children’s Choir is an ecumenical sacred-music children’s choir that performs concerts on the campuses of Notre Dame, St. Mary’s College, and Michiana churches. The choir performs at the South Bend Farmer’s Market, a service of Lessons and Carols, music dramas, as well as regional tours to Chicago, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. Questions may be sent to

Mark Doerries,,, 574-631-6528

God's Time for Little Ones Bible Story Hour

Peace Lutheran School 16791 Cleveland Rd Granger, IN 46530
God’s Time for Little Ones:
Ages 3-5 Free story hour. Classes are held every Thursday throughout the school year. Children are invited to meet in the preschool classroom of our school building, which is located just behind the church. Little ones will join us to hear a simple story from the Bible to learn about God’s love! This is a Bible story hour for little ones with simple and fun crafts, songs, and activities. Please call to reserve a space for your preschooler

Mark your calendar now!
God’s Time dates for 2014-15: Aug. 21 & 28, Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25, Oct. 2, 16, 23 & 30, Nov. 6, 13 & 20, Dec. 4, 11 & 18, Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26, April 2, 16, 23 & 30, May 7 & 14
Terry Steinke, teacher.

Terry Steinke Peace Lutheran School 574-273-8260

Disney Junior Live on Tour: Pirate & Princess Adventure

Morris Performing Arts Center, 211 N. Michigan Street, South Bend
Tickets on Sale Tuesday, May 27, at 10:00 AM

TWO SHOWS AT 3:30PM & 6:30PM

Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for DISNEY LIVE ON TOUR! PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it's off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It's danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR! PIRATE & PRINCESS ADVENTURE sales into South Bend.

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of magic. Free to all ticket holders.


$ 73.00 - Orchestra (Rows BB-DD)
$ 43.00 - Main (Rows A-K)
$ 28.00 - Main (Rows L-Y), Boxes, Mezzanine & 1st Balcony
$ 23.00 - 2nd & 3rd Balconies

Tickets available at Morris Box Office: M-F 10 AM-5 PM; by phone: 800-537-6415; or online at Ticket Outlets with credit card: Hammes Bookstore/Eddy Street Commons and O’Brien Recreation Center, South Bend.

Ages one and older require a ticket.

Morris Box Office
574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415