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Back To School Bash

First Brethren Church, 4909 S Ironwood Dr South Bend, IN 46614
Community Free School Supply give away Also: Free Food, Free Inflatables, Free Games and much more. Community participants include: Pet Refuge, Christian Dance Academy, Small Smiles, Real Services, St Joe Health Department, St Joe County Public Library, Chippewa Bowl, South Bend Fire and Police Departments, Joy's Gymnastics and a special appearance of "SWOOP" the Silver Hawks Mascot.

This is a FREE event, open to the public. We will be handing out backpacks and school supplies to children in the community.


Dan Richard 574 257 8918 or Paul Moore 574 271 1185

First Brethren Church of South Bend, 574-291-4909.

Pirates Cove VBS

House of Prayer, 12450 Plymouth-Goshen Tr., Plymouth, IN
Fun time of games, crafts, puppets, snack, and a story for ages 4-12

Nikki Bicknell (574) 952-2227

Mummphy's Summer with a Twist Reading Program

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Kids (K-6) are invited to participate in the summer reading program, "Summer with a Twist" presented by Mrs. Hannah Rohrer. There is no cost, for more information contact Mummphy's at 574-875-0770.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502

Kroozin' USA Car Show - Kid's Night

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Cruise In and Car Show hosted by Fast Eddie's Kroozin' USA Car Shows. Music, Games, Trivia, Fun! Enter to Win Dash Plaques, Door Prizes and Awards - Entry Fee $10. Judging starts at 7p with Awards at 8p.

Deb Alwine, 574-875-6502

Youth Night

Signature Lanes, Elkhart IN 46516
Youth night for ages 16 & under, Bounce houses, bowling, food, corn hole, volleyball, fire trucks, DJ Camoflage, Kona ice, Movie truck, Grass twister and dunk tank. Youth night is benefiting signature youth, Big Brother Big Sister, Abate kids & Speak Up. Entry fee is $15.00 full entry wrist-band & $25.00 full entry wrist-band with T-shirt.
Flyer and details located on

Ty Collins Signature Youth 574-296-1111

Story Time at the Farmer's Market

Goshen Farmer's Market, 212 W. Washington Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Join us at the FARMER'S MARKET for an hour of stories. Enjoy old favorites, and new stories bound to become favorites. A local reader will read to children from a selection of books - sometimes around a special theme.

Veronica Berkey

Jungle Safari VBS

Gospel Hill Pentecostal Church of God, 303 S Jefferson St, Silver Lake IN
Ages: Preschool to High School.

Sheila Smith @ 574-551-0034

VBS-Edwardsburg SDA Church

27718 US Highway 12, Edwardsburg, MI
Vacation Bible School - The theme for VBS is Kids in the Kitchen. Kids will learn how to cook healthy menu items.

Diana Straight - 574-202-0880

Community Spy Academy

Community Evangelical Free Church, 120 E Bertrand, Niles, MI 49120
Bible lessons, games, music, snacks, crafts.

Community Evangelical Free Church
Ph: 269 683-3310

Back-to-School GOSHEN

Brenneman Church 61115 State Road 15 Goshen Indiana
Saturday, August 2 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church, located at 61115 State Road 15 (one mile north of the overpass) in Goshen will be hosting its annual FREE Back-to-School event. For children K-5th grade we will be offering new shoes and socks, haircuts and backpacks filled with school supplies! Come and have breakfast and enjoy the bouncy houses with your children! Also free door prizes will be given-don’t miss it! Children must be present and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No Rain Date.

Patricia Bainter, Business Administrator

VBS: International Spy Academy

Northway Church of Christ, 19525 Auten Road, South Bend
Uncover counterfeits, find clues and discover the one true God at International Spy Academy. Open to children 4 years old through outgoing sixth-graders. or 574-272-4451

Vacation Bible School - Weird Animals

Hope United Methodist Church 69941 Elkhart Rd. Edwardsburg, MI 49112
Have you heard of VBS or have you already attended VBS in the past???Well, get ready because this year we are going to learn that Jesus’ love is one of a kind. No matter where you are, who you are, what you look like, or what you have done JESUS LOVES YOU!! Every night from 6:00pm to 8:15pm the week of July 20th you will learn about and experience Jesus’ never ending love for you. I hope to see you there and don’t forget to bring a friend with you. Also, don’t forget that Thursday July 24th is “Family Night” at VBS which is a great way to show your parents all the fun you had during the week and all the cool things you learned!
I am so excited to meet you this summer and have LOTS of fun together!

Call for questions: (269) 663-5321

Jack and the Beanstalk Kids Time

Better World Books - Goshen, 215 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526
Make your own castle in the clouds with your own magic beans! Read along with this classic kid's tale, then stretch out on the rug, and read some more! New Kids Time activity, every Tuesday!

Veronica Berkey

Bible Story Hour: Miracles of Jesus

Peace Lutheran School 16791 Cleveland Rd Granger,IN 46530
Bible Story Hour: The Miracles of Jesus

Age 3 – Grade 3 children are invited to meet in the lower grade classroom in our school building, located behind the church.
Learn Bible Truths – Make Crafts – Sing Songs – and Make Friends.
Call 574-272-5682 to register

Terry Steinke 269-325-2120
Kate Pleuss 574-273-8260

Mummphy's Summer with a Twist Reading Program

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Kids (K-6) are invited to participate in the summer reading program, "Summer with a Twist" presented by Mrs. Hannah Rohrer. There is no cost, for more information contact Mummphy's at 574-875-0770.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502

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

South Bend Civic Theater's Summer Camps

The South Bend Civic Theater (403 N. Main Street)
Registration for SBCT’s Summer Camps is going on now! You can register online or by phone Mon-Fri, 12-6pm at 234-1112.
Here are some of the fun things campers will be doing this summer:
Mini-Musical Performance Camps (K-2nd Grade)
We will choose from two favorite and beloved children’s classic tales. Together the students will choose pieces of the story they want to re-tell and songs they feel fit into the beginning, middle and end of the musical.
Treasure Trunk (K-2nd Grades)
We will spark our imagination each day with a new treasure trunk discovery! Reach into our oversized trunk of wonder and pull out a pirate sword, or even a princess’s crown. Then act out a story and make a piece of your own treasure to take home or use in our daily scene!
Magic Treehouse (K-2nd Grades)
Join Annie and Jack on a fun filled adventure to new lands! Acting, singing and dancing brings the story you love to life on stage! Along with making props and choosing costumes for our play we will choreograph and rehearse our own dance!
Myths & Adventure (2nd-3rd Grades)
Ever wish you could be the hero of your own adventure? In this week you not only learn about some of the greatest Greek gods, goddesses and heroes, you get to be them! Design props and choose your costumes! From start to finish you get to create your own myth!
Creative Musical Theatre Performance Camp (3rd-5th Grades)
Rehearse and perform an original musical this summer in this special two week performance camp! The Noble Gnarble is a compelling story set in a fantastic undersea world filled with creative song and dance.
Time Travel Musical Theatre Performance Camp (5th-8th Grades)
This unique camp combines hands-on history with full-on musical theatre. Campers will explore the lives of Midwest kids during the 1930’s at South Bend’s Center for History, then bring their discoveries to life as they act, sing and dance in a new musical revue, featuring songs from Annie, Les Miserables, Oliver and others.
Teen Filmmakers Camp (8th- 12th Grades & 6th and 7th Grades by permission)
In this engaging, hands-on introductory course, aspiring filmmakers begin their journey to the silver screen by learning the craft of cinematic story-telling . Using friendly technology, campers will learn to write, story-board, scout for locations, cast actors & actresses, produce, direct, shoot, and edit their movie for a live screening with family & friends at the end of the session.
Broadway Boot Camp (6th-12th Grades—-by permission, recommendation or audition)
Become a true “triple threat”—dance and act, and sing. South Bend Civic Theatre and Southold Dance Theatre join forces to offer a week of intense training, performance experience, and serious fun for committed young actors, singers, and dancers.

The South Bend Civic Theater Box Office

Bible Story Time

Peace Lutheran School - 16791 Cleveland Road, Granger IN 46530
Children ages 3 - Grade 3 are invited to Bible Story Time. Each week we will hear about the miracles of Jesus. We will meet in the lower grades classroom in our school building, located just behind the church. For more information, call 574-272-5682

Cathryn Pleuss