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Granger Community Church Christmas Eve Service

Granger Commons: 630 E. University Drive Granger, IN 46545
Get your free tickets today and help us make sure we have seats for everyone.

Bring your friends and family to this Christmas Eve service. Join with us to celebrate the joy of Christmas with music and candle-lighting.


http://gccwired.com/christmas-eve/


Granger Community Church Christmas Eve Service

Granger Commons: 630 E. University Drive, Granger, IN 46545
Get your free tickets today and help us make sure we have seats for everyone.

Bring your friends and family to this Christmas Eve service. Join with us to celebrate the joy of Christmas with music and candle-lighting.

*Childcare is available for children two years of age and younger at these services. Times:
2 pm
3:30 pm
5 pm
6:30 pm


http://gccwired.com/christmas-eve/


Granger Community Church Christmas Eve Service

LaPorte Campus: LaPorte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge St, LaPorte, IN 46350
Get your free tickets today and help us make sure we have seats for everyone.

Bring your friends and family to this Christmas Eve service. Join with us to celebrate the joy of Christmas with music and candle-lighting.

*Childcare is available for children two years of age and younger at this service.


http://gccwired.com/christmas-eve/


Granger Community Church Christmas Eve Services

Elkhart Campus: 2701 East Bristol Street, Elkhart, IN 46514
Get your free tickets today and help us make sure we have seats for everyone.

Bring your friends and family to this Christmas Eve service. Join with us to celebrate the joy of Christmas with music and candle-lighting.

http://gccwired.com/christmas-eve/


Irving Berlin's White Christmas

South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St SB IN
A heartwarming musical adaptation of the classic film, a song and dance team follows romance to a Christmas show at a lodge in Vermont. Featuring a score filled with standards by celebrated composer Irving Berlin, this show will have you dreaming of a “White Christmas.”

Box Office 574-234-1112


Missing 11 week old puppy

400 block of Goshen Ave. Elkhart, IN
We let our Boxer, Roxy, out to go potty and she's missing. We are worried sick as it is too cold outside for a puppy! A chip belonging to the Animal Care Clinic was placed today and is activated. If found please let us know, reward if brought home safely.

Laura and David Matusek (574)248-1119


IU Health Goshen Hospital Auxiliary Fundraiser

IU HEALTH GOSHEN HOSPITAL, 200 High Park Ave.
The Nut Shoppe of Goshen will be in IU Health Goshen Hospital's main lobby for a fundraiser. Gift boxes of chocolates, turtles, wrapped caramels, nuts, and much more will be for sale. Preorders may be made at thenutshoppechocolates.com and will be ready for pick up during the fundraiser.

Proceeds from all of the Auxiliary's fundraisers are returned to the hospital and community in the forms of hospital equipment, scholarships, and to hospital departments with special requests.


Melanie Verburg 5743642776


IU Health Goshen Hospital Auxiliary -- Seasonal Treasures Fundraiser

IU HEALTH GOSHEN HOSPITAL ARBOR CONFERENCE CENTER, Oak/Poplar Rooms, 200 High Park Ave.
The IU Health Goshen Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting Seasonal Treasures in the Oak/Poplar Room of the hospital. A wide variety of items will be for sale including tops, wraps, scarves, jackets, a new line of purses, jewelry, soy candles, holiday ornaments and decorations, lighted canvas pictures, new design "kickin' cancer" shirts, and much more. Proceeds from this sale will be given back to the hospital and community in the forms of hospital equipment, scholarships, and to hospital departments with special requests.

Melanie Verburg 5743642776


The Browns - Christmas Joy - Branson Style Show

O'Laughlin Auditorium - St. Mary's College
Enjoy the sensational sound of Christmas favorites as The Browns bring together singing, instrumental artistry, and action-packed fun in this "Branson style" show. The Brown Family performed over 30 Christmas Shows at The Americana Theater in Branson, MO and this season are bringing their talent home to the Midwest. You'll hear hear traditional favorites like Sleigh Ride, O Holy Night, and Mary Did You Know to arrangements that sound like the Transyberian Orchestra featuring electric violins. This is a Christmas experience to share with friends, neighbors, and the whole family! Join The Browns as sing their way into your heart this Christmas season. Come Celebrate...The Most Wonderful Time of The Year! You'll be singing all the way home!!!

Tickets: $22.00, $15, $10.00 (18 and under)
For Tickets: 574-284-4626
www.saintmarys.edu/tickets

Michaela Brown - 888-202-2712 - thebrownsmusic@aol.com


New Year's Eve Dinner/Dance Party Featuring The Tom Milo Big Band at Palais Royale

Palais Royale, 105 W. Colfax Ave. South Bend, IN 46601
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the PALAIS ROYALE DINNER/DANCE PARTY! Again this year, the historic ballroom is sure to be the HOTTEST SPOT IN TOWN! Enjoy a four-course fine dining experience, dancing and ring in the New Year on the ballroom dance floor under the grand chandelier. By popular request, this year's event features THE TOM MILO BIG BAND, an 18-piece big band well known to area dance couples, playing a wide selection of music, ranging from Glenn Miller tunes of the 40's, to Frank Sinatra, to contemporary artists such as Billy Joel. Many of the band members have toured with top name musicians such as Stan Kenton, Les Elgart, Duke Ellington, and others.

Includes Midnight champagne toast.
Black tie optional.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
$100 per Dinner/Dance Ticket

SCHEDULE
Hors d'oeuvres 7:30 PM
Dinner 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dessert 8:30 PM
Dancing 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

PHOTOGRAPHER
Photographer Peter Ringenberg will be available to take photos at a nominal cost.

HOTEL PACKAGE SPECIAL
A hotel overnight package special at the DoubleTree Hotel is available to people attending the New Year's Eve Gala. The DoubleTree Hotel is located at 123 North St. Joseph Street, just a short walk from the Palais Royale in downtown South Bend. The special rate is $99.00 per night which includes breakfast for two the next morning and hotel parking. For hotel booking information, call the Morris Box Office at 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415.

Morris Box Office
574-235-9190
info@MorrisCenter.org



Community Christmas Food and Toys for Tots Project 2014

All Lakeville and Lapaz Businesses and Churches
Lakeville - Lapaz Lions and LaVille Elementary & LaVille Jr./Sr. High School Presents Community Christmas Food and Toys for Tots Project 2014.

Lakeville Lions Club


Blood Drive

Silverbrook Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center, 911 S. 3rd Street, Niles, MI
Blood drive benefiting our local community. Michigan Blood is the main provider of blood for Lakeland Health Care, right here in our community.

Jenny Yarbrough
269-684-4320 ext 27



Washington High School Holiday Bazaar

Washington High School, 4747 W. Washington, South Bend, IN
Last minute shopping to do? Vendors and crafters of all types have gifts for everyone on your list!

Jay Johnson (574) 283-7200


Cookie Walk

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 805 S. 29th Street, South Bend, IN
Annual Cookie Walk, cookies are $4.50/pound.

Jo Ann Heritz
(574) 287-7002



Christmas Marketplace

Patrick Hamilton School, 614 Spruce St, Dowagiac Michigan
Pokagon United Methodist Church is sponsoring this Christmas Marketplace to raise funds to send kids to camp and for a Christmas store which provides gifts for families to shop at for free. Included in the Marketplace are many crafters and at home vendors.

Shari Bradke
1-269-228-8079



Trine University Scholarship Gala

Keith E. Busse/Steel Dynamics Athletic & Recreation Center - Angola, IN
Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of live music, gourmet dinner, and auctions during Trine University’s 12th annual Scholarship Gala. The Scholarship Gala is an event that raises funds exclusively for student scholarships. Through the support of our donors, the 2014 Scholarship Gala raised over $450,000 for student scholarships. Ninety-eight percent of Trine students receive some form of institutional scholarships or financial aid, and funds raised through the Gala go a long way towards helping our students.


Racheal Benner, 260.665.4834, bennerr@trine.edu


Our Lady of Guadalupe

Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame
This special annual bi-lingual Mass will celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, Dec. 12 at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. All are invited to join in prayer and song with the Notre Dame Folk Choir, Coro Primavera de Nuestra Senora, Mariachi ND and Ballet Folklorico. Bishop Kevin Rhoades will preside.

Office of Campus Ministry, (574) 631-7800, ministry@nd.edu


Advent Lessons and Carols

Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame
The annual Advent Lessons and Carols service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 7:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and will feature all of the Basilica choirs, including the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir, Women's Liturgical Choir, Folk Choir, Handbell Choir and Basilica Schola. All are welcome to attend.

Office of Campus Ministry, (574) 631-7800, ministry@nd.edu


Community Nativity

LifePoint Church, Goshen, IN
Help your kids discover the true meaning of Christmas by participating in a live nativity scene, Kids ages preschool through 5th grade are invited to discover the power of the Christmas story. Go to www.lifepointgoshen.org to register your child now!

LifePoint Church @ 574-533-1191


Edwardsburg Stuff-A-Bus

Greater Niles Community FCU 69045 Michigan 62, Edwardsburg, MI 49112
STUFF-A-BUS IS COMING TO EDWARDSBURG!
YOUR COMMUNITY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS NEED YOUR HELP! On Friday December 5th from 3pm-9pm and on Saturday December 6th from 9am-3pm we need your help to stuff-a-bus full of food, NEW toys and blankets, and cash donations. All donations stay in our area and help the Edwardsburg Food Pantry and the Edwardsburg Emergency fund. The most needed items for the food pantry are: peanut butter & jelly, pancake mix & syrup, spaghetti noodles & sauce, boxed cereal, beef stew, pork and beans, and canned fruit. We DO NOT need canned vegetables or coats this year. Please bring all donations to the bus that will be parked in front of the new Niles Credit Union on M-62 (next to McDonalds) in downtown Edwardsburg, MI. Your generosity and support will help those in need this holiday season. For more information please contact Hope UMC @ 269-663-5321. THANK YOU...from the Ladies with Hope of the Hope United Methodist Church.



Dacia Kirkland 269-591-0515


Insights in History – Christmas, Carols, and Cake

Center for History, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
Christina Ryan, Public Programs Coordinator, begins this holiday event by talking about the origins of many Christmas traditions. Pianist Lou Gard-Knobe will perform a medley of Christmas carols, and WSBT Radio’s Jon Thompson will read The Night Before Christmas. A first-floor tour of the Oliver Mansion, decorated for the holidays, will take place. Admission is $3 or $1 for members. Reservations are required by December 1.

Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664, mthompson@centerforhistory.org


Niles First Presbyterian Cookie Walk

First Presbyterian Church in Niles
Holiday Cookie Walk.

Val Hamill 269 782 9962


HSEC Holiday Open House

Humane Society of Elkhart County - 54687 CR 19 Bristol, IN 46507
A GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON!

Get some ho-ho-holiday deals during the holiday open house at the Red Barn Resale Shop; visit with that jolly elf, Santa and get a photo with your pet; enjoy some great treats; meet the Humane Society “elves” who work behind the scenes all year and the lovable animals looking for their forever home! Sing a Christmas jingle and earn a discount on adoption of a pet!


Janet Graham
574-848-4225
janet@elkharthumanesociety.org



The Odd Couple

Bristol Opera House, 210 E. Vistula, Bristol, IN 46507
"The Odd Couple" is undoubtedly the very best from comedy genius Neil Simon. Oscar Madison is always ready to lend a pal a helping hand - or a spare room. Unfortunately, the one he lends Felix Unger is difficult to reclaim. The laughs never stop as the happily divorced slob and the unhappily separated clean freak navigate the increasingly choppy waters of mismatched roommates. These opposites attract - laughter!

Kasey Roske, 574 848-5853, kasey@elkhartcivictheatre.org


Dinner & Decadents "Precious Jewels" Banquet

Maple City Chapel, 2015 Lincolnway East, Goshen, IN 46526
Enjoy an evening being treated like the "precious jewel" that you are while helping SPA Women's Ministry Homes raise the funds needed to provide residential treatment services for women experiencing issues such as substance abuse and domestic violence. The evening is complete with dinner, a dessert auction, a silent auction, entertainment, testimonies and an opportunity to purchase a mystery gift. Dinner & Decadents is one of the highlights of our year because compassionate people like you demonstrate your support by coming alongside us so we can share the love of Jesus Christ and watch as hearts and lives are restored and transformed!





Carrie Zickefoose, 574-333-3150 or go to www.spaministryhomes.org


Visit with Santa

Kewanna Union Township Public Library, Kewanna, Indiana
Parents, bring your kids to visit with Santa. Santa will be making a special appearance at the Kewanna Public Library. We will have treats for the kids and snacks for everyone. Don't forget to bring your Christmas list!

Linda Ruhl- Programming Librarian Kewanna Union Township Public Library 210 E. Main St. Kewanna, In 574-653-2011


Learn To Ice Skate with Irish Figure Skating Club

Ice Box Skating Rink, 1421 S. Walnut St., South Bend IN
Ice Skating Lesson for children and adults, beginners through advanced. Learn recreational, figure skating or hockey skating skills with the Irish Figure Skating Club. Sign Up at www.irishfsc.org

Coach Michelle Mensik, (574) 288-3300 ext. 202, irishfsc@gmail.com





Pleasant Valley UCC Holiday Bazaar

Pleasant Valley UCC, 10955 Edison Rd, Osceola, IN
The Pleasant Valley UCC Holiday Bazaar will be a collection of local crafters and direct sellers. Join us and get some of that Christmas shopping done.

Jamie Borowski
(574)674-6014
pleasantvalleyucc@gmail.com



SECOND CHANCE SMALL DOG RESCUE ADOPTION DAY EVENT

PAW MART, 4100 E. BRISTOL ST. ELKHART, IN. 46516
Foster dogs fully vetted ready for their fur-ever homes. We are in need of foster homes. You provide LOVE an CARE we provide food and finances. INTERESTED? Call Sabrina 574-875-6749

Sabrina Gall


SECOND CHANCE SMALL DOG RESCUE ADOPTION DAY EVENT

PET SUPPLIES PLUS, 4024 ELKHART RD. GOSHEN, IN 46526
Foster dogs fully vetted ready to find their fur-ever home. We are in need of foster homes! You provide LOVE and CARE we provide the food and finances. INTERESTED? CALL Sabrina 574-875-6749.

Sabrina Gall



Winamac Bible Institute

Winamac Indiana
First Baptist Church of Winamac is now enrolling for The Winamac Bible Institute for next semester. The deadline for enrolling is January 14, 2015 for more information you can go to our web sight www.firstbaptistwinamac.com



Daniel R. Bates, 716 S Monticello St, Winamac Indiana 46996


Creches from Around the World

Notre Dame, IN - Open every day that the university is in session. see description below.
A collection of Christmas nativity scenes from around the world will be on display on the Notre Dame campus in the Eck Visitors Center, the Morris Inn, McKenna Hall, the Main Building and Hesburgh Library.
The exhibit will open with a lecture on November 19 at 7:30pm in the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium by Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M.
On December 7th from 2:30-4:40 p.m., visitors can join a pilgrimage from the Eck Visitors Center to the Main Building where Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. will offer a Christmas reflection.
The events are sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Institute for Church Life.

Morris Inn- Open all the time

Eck Visitors Center Open M- F: 8-5 pm; Sat & Sun : noon -4, except for football weekend; closes at 2:30 pm. Closed during Thanksgiving and Christmas break.

McKenna Hall: Open M-F, 8-5 pm. Closed weekends and during Thanksgiving break (Nov. 26-30) and Christmas break (Dec 24-Jan 2)

Hesburgh Library: Open all the time except for Thanksgiving day and Christmas Day.

Main Building: Open M-F, 8-5 pm. Closed for Thanksgiving (Nov. 26-30) and Christmas break (Dec. 24-Jan. 2). Open until 2:30pm this Saturday (11/23).

Call to confirm what is open: 574-631-9195 in advance.

Brett Robinson, 574-631-6109



Goodwill Glamour Wedding, Prom & Special Events

DoubleTree,123 North St., Joseph Street, South Bend IN 46601
Don’t miss Goodwill Glamour Fashionable Fun for your Wedding, Prom or Special Event. Admission is FREE and you can shop the Glamour Boutique for wedding gowns, prom dresses, and evening wear. Beautiful accessories and gift items will be for sale by local vendors, and they’ll be on hand to display their services and offer a wide variety of expertise for those planning the high school prom, a wedding or special event. Goodwill Industries of Michiana is busy preparing for Goodwill Glamour and we ask you to consider donating Special Event Attire as you’re looking for the perfect dress to ring in the New Year. Take time to clean out your closets and help Change a Life by donating items for Goodwill Glamour. Your donations will bring joy to the individual, bride, or teenager needing that special dress. Step into the New Year by paying it forward and donating your fashion to a Goodwill Donation Drive-thru at least 2 weeks in advance. Remember to tell the attendant your donation is for “Goodwill Glamour,” so that we can include your items in the Glamour Boutique on February 28th. Join Goodwill Glamour on Facebook so you don’t miss out on the latest news for this special event! See you there!

Katie Paceley 574-472-7379 or
www.GoodwillFashionShow.com



Winterlude ~ Cafe Noel

Bristol Opera House, 210 E. Vistula, Bristol, IN 46507
Elkhart Civic Theatre's Winterlude adds a cabaret twist for 2014.
Elkhart Civic Theatre's annual Christmas celebration in song, Winterlude returns the Bristol Opera House as a cabaret style performance complete with cafe tables and a special cocoa bar for refreshments during the show.
Dubbed "Cafe Noel," Winterlude features a mix of new songs and old favorites, with the stage and players all decked out in holiday fashion, capped by a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. It's a family friendly celebration not to be missed.

Kasey Roske - (574) 848-5853


Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Peace Lutheran Church and School,16791 Cleveland Rd,Granger IN 46530
Free event. Children ages 3-10 will have a great time as we sing Christmas carols, hear the story of Jesus' birth, and make a special craft to take home.

Cathryn Pleuss 574-272-5682peacelutheranschool@comcast.net



Bittersweet Branch 30th Birthday Party

602 Bittersweet Road Mishawaka, IN 46544
Happy 30th Birthday Bittersweet Branch!
The entire Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library community is invited to join in on the celebration! Cake & refreshements, Musical entertainment by the Kentucky Woman, and prize drawing! Join us!

marketing@mphpl.org
574-259-0392



Festival of Carols-Vesper Chorale and Children's Choir of Michiana

Harris Prairie Christian Church, 14719 State Road 23, Granger, IN 46530
The centerpiece of this concert featuring Vesper Chorale and Children's Choir of Michiana is Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols. The program will also feature a variety of other songs of the season as well. Come and revel in the joy of Christmas carols old and new.

Tickets are $14 Adults, $12 Seniors, $7 Students/Children. Tickets are available at www.musicalartsindiana.org, by calling Shirk's Piano and Organ at 574-255-7889 or at the door.

Find our event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1562717090628374/

Jenna Grisham, Executive Director, Musical Arts Indiana


Festival of Carols-Vesper Chorale and Children's Choir of Michiana

First United Methodist Church, 333 N. Main Street, South Bend 46601
The centerpiece of this concert featuring Vesper Chorale and Children's Choir of Michiana is Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols. The program will also feature a variety of other songs of the season as well. Come and revel in the joy of Christmas carols old and new.

Tickets are $14 Adults, $12 Seniors, $7 Students/Children. Tickets are available at www.musicalartsindiana.org, by calling Shirk's Piano and Organ at 574-255-7889 or at the door.

Find our event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1562717090628374/

Jenna Grisham, Executive Director, Musical Arts Indiana


Christmas Mini Sessions

Indian Ridge Plaza right next to Hacienda on Grape Road
J. Lynne Photography and Simply Gorgeous Photography are teaming up together to bring you Indoor Christmas Minis.
We will have 4 different set up for you to choose from.
These will be great for families or just kids
If you bring a toy for Toys for Tots you will receive an extra digital file!!!
Please contact me through here if you would like to book a time!!!
Sweet Elegance Custom Cakes and Cookies will be there with yummy cookies as well.

Jennifer Anderson 574-383-0166 https://www.facebook.com/JLynnePhotographyLLC

Kelly Rosenhagen 269-362-4764 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-Gorgeous-Photography/145463434072



Blossomland Learning Center Holiday Bazaar

Berrien Springs
The Blossomland Learning Center (BLC) Holiday Bazaar will feature an assortment of items including various crafts, ceramic art, baked goods, ornaments and more! There will also be several raffle items as well as light lunch options.
Proceeds from the bazaar will benefit BLC students by providing them with classroom materials, opportunities for social gatherings and community outings.

Karen Heath
269-471-7725 ext. 1147



Holiday Concert

Lerner Theater Elkhart, IN
Elkhart Municipal Band featuring holiday favorites and Tuba Christmas. Handbell Choir at 1:45 pm.

www.facebook.com/pages/Elkhart-Municipal-Band/260894106265


Up on the Rooftop

Morton House Museum, 501 Territorial, Benton Harbor MI
Join us at our annual Holiday Open House as we kick off our next fundraiser to raise money for a new roof. Be sure to check out our bake sale, which is a crowd pleaser.

Debbi Geib
269 876 7692



SHRM Luncheon

Windsor Park Conference Center, 4020 Edison Lakes Pkwy, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Monthly luncheon of the Society of Human Resource Management. "2014 Legislative Update." Presenter: Alison Fox, Esq. of Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP. Get the latest on HR legislation and how it affects your business.

Hugh Johnson, 574-361-3919, hughjohnson@spherion.com
www.michiana.shrm.org



Christmas Concert

Albright United Methodist Church, 504 W. Mishawaka Ave, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Concert will feature pianist, Konstantinos Griveas. Mr. Griveas is the entertainer at Parisi's Italian Ristorante and the organist for St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cassopolis, MI. Mr. Griveas also owns Griveas's Piano Studio in Granger, IN.


Albright Church 574-259-1975


The Miracle of Jesus

Christian Center Church, 503 E. Ireland Rd., South Bend, IN 46614
Walk through Bethlehem at the time of Jesus. Experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of Jesus' Day.

Pastor Dan Geer, 574-291-3292, dgeer@lesea.org


Second Saturday Book Club Annual Holiday Outing

Fireside Cafe, 300 S Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
It’s time for the LaGrange County Public Library's Second Saturday Book Club Annual Holiday Outing! We’ll be dining out and discussing The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. In this beloved children’s classic, four siblings, evacuated to a stranger’s house to escape the London Blitz, stumble into the land of Narnia, a kingdom frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change . . . and a great sacrifice.

260-463-2841


Family Movie Night: Dolphin Tale 2

LaGrange County Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange, IN 46761
We're watching Dolphin Tale 2, releasing in early December on DVD. In this sequel, the team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital. This movie is rated PG and runs 107 minutes.

260-463-2841


Family Movie Night: Disney's One Magic Christmas

Topeka Branch - LaGrange County Public Library, 133 N. Main St., Topeka, IN 46571
This family movie night will feature a Disney film from 1985, "One Magic Christmas." From IMDb.com: "An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about." This movie is rated G and runs 89 minutes.

260-593-3030


Computer Class: Create Your Own Christmas Cards!

LaGrange County Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange, IN 46761
You don’t have to be super-crafty to create holiday greetings with a personal touch! Come see how easy it is to make beautiful greeting cards, invitations, thank you notes, and more using Microsoft Publisher. You don’t even need to know how to type! This class is free, but space is limited. Registration is required at the LaGrange Adult Services desk, or by calling 260-463-2841 x1030.

260-463-2841 x1030


Homeschool Meeting

Shipshewana Branch - LaGrange County Public Library 250 Depot St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
The next Homeschool Meeting at the Shipshewana Branch Library will focus on learning about Christmas.

260-768-7444


Warsaw Ballroom Dance's Christmas Dance

North Webster Community Center, 301 No Main, or State Road 13, North Webster, IN 46555
The Warsaw Ballroom Dance Association invites the public to attend their monthly ballroom dance. Join us on the 8800 square foot wooden dance floor and enjoy the live music provided by the Blue Notes. Cost for the evening is $12.50 per person, taken at the door. Refreshments are included in the price of admission. Dress is business casual to dressy. This is a non-alcoholic, smoke free event. Hope to see you there!

Beth Lamb, (574) 658-9166


Harlem Wizards

Jimtown High School, Elkhart, IN
"Fun"draising basketball game for Jimtown Athletic Departmant/Boys Basketball. Harlem Wizards vs. Jimmie Fire (which is a team made up of Jimtown teachers, principals and staff).

Beth Whitman, 574-215-0741, bethwhitman1@aol.com


Toys for Tots with WNDU TV and the Marines

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Join WNDU TV and the Marines to support Toys for Tots. Drop off your toy or cash donation at the main entrance of the mall.


Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502


Vasa Linne Lodge 153 - Scandinavian Pot Luck Luncheon

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 225 E. Haney Ave. South Bend, Indiana 46613
Come Join us for Scandinavian Food and Fellowship.

Judi Parmley - 574-272-4625 or jujiparm@peoplepc.com


Vasa Linne Lodge 153 Christmas Luncheon

Papa Vinos - Edison Lake Parkway, Mishawaka, IN
Come Join us for a great luncheon and Scandinavian fellowship.

Judi Parmley - 574-272-4625 or jujiparm@peoplepc.com


Oak Tree Christmas Bazaar

53922 Olive Rd, South Bend, 46628
Local business and crafters set up to help you get your gift shopping done.

Saralynn Goepfrich 574-276-0854


Milk, Cookies and a Story with Santa

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Concord Community Room. Tickets must be purchased in advance by December 14. Join Santa for some milk and cookies, while you are enjoying your snack and listen to a wonderful Christmas story. Each child will receive a gift from Santa. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas. Tickets on sale at Customer Service. $5/per child. Limited Seating.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502


WFRN & Fresh Paint Christmas Extravaganza

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Located across from Mummphy's Book Nook.
FREE FUN FOR EVERYONE!
Puppet Shows, Music and Christmas Carnival Games
We request that you care for your neighbor by bringing in a minimum of one NEW item which could include: non-perishable food, infant or baby clothes, coats for all sizes, or toys.



Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502


Sensitive Santa (for special needs children)

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Concord Community Room. FREE Tickets available at Customer Service and must be picked up by December 10. Santa is making special time for special needs children. Limited Seating.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502


Milk, Cookies and a Story with Santa

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Concord Community Room. Tickets must be purchased in advance by December 7. Join Santa for some milk and cookies, while you are enjoying your snack and listen to a wonderful Christmas story. Each child will receive a gift from Santa. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas. Tickets on sale at Customer Service. $5/per child. Limited Seating.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502


Pet Photos with Santa

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Santa Hours Mon-Sat 11a-7p; Sun 12:30-5p; Christmas Eve Day 11a-5p. Santa breaks for lunch each day from 2:30-3:30p.
You and your pet are invited to have photos taken with Santa. All pets must be on a leash. Photos will be judged and the winners will receive a $50 gift card.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502


Santa's Winter Wonderland Visits and Photos

Concord Mall - Elkhart
Enjoy Santa's Winter Wonderland, visit with Santa and get your special Santa & Me photo. Santa Hours Mon-Sat 11a-7p; Sun 12:30-5p; Christmas Eve Day 11a-5p. Santa breaks for lunch each day from 2:30-3:30p. Photo Packages, Holiday Greeting Cards, Musical Photo Globes, Holiday Photo Frames and Photo Tree Ornaments.

Deb Alwine - 574-875-6502


Christmas in Cassopolis

Cassopolis, MI
Craft Bazaar: 9-3 @ Sam Adams School, Community Celebration 11-2 at VFW, Caroling 5-6 meet at Log Cabin and Tree Lighting Ceremony 5-6:30 at Log Cabin.

--Cynthia Jackson Ash - 269-228-0123


Christmas in Cassopolis

Sam Adams Elementary School in Cassopolis
Please join us at the 4th Annual Christmas in Cassopolis Holiday Bazaar. There will be many vendors on hand to help you with your holiday shopping!

Please contact Lindsey Gorham if you are interested in being a vendor. Space is $20. (269) 591-2659


Bowl-Fur-Love

225 W Chippewa Ave, South Bend, IN 46614
Chippewa Bowl Charity Rock N' Bowl. $20 per person

Humane Society of Saint Joseph County


Pizza With Santa

Erskine Golf Course Clubhouse 4200 Miami St. South Bend, IN
Have a slice of pizza with Santa in the beautiful setting of Erskine Park Clubhouse. Only one seating is available: 1:00 p.m. Remember to bring your camera to get a photo of your child with Santa. Cost is $7.00 per person. Pre-registration required. Register at O’Brien Recreation Center, 321 E. Walter St. until events are full. Credit card payments accepted by phone at (574) 299-4765 daytime or (574) 299-3482 evenings.

South Bend Parks & Recreation
574-29-4765



Tea with Santa

Erskine Gold Course Clubhouse, 4200 Miami St., South Bend, IN
A plated breakfast will be served, then visit with Santa and enjoy face painting, balloon art and Irish Christmas traditions. Remember to bring your camera to get a photo of your child with Santa. $7.00 per person. Pre-registration required. Register at O’Brien Recreation Center, 321 Walter St. until events are full. Credit card payments accepted by phone at (574) 299-4765 daytime or (574) 299-3482 evenings.



South Bend Parks & Recreation
574-299-4765
www.sbpark.org



Holiday Book Sale

North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St, North Webster IN
Holiday Book sale sponsored by Friends of the North Webster Community Library. Gently used books, games, puzzles, and CDs for adults and children. All proceeds go to support community library programs.

North Webster Community Library
574-834-712



Tree Lighting Ceremony

Jon Hunt Plaza, Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, IN
Children from the South Bend School Corporation and Starz Academy will perform music and dance. The Holiday Greeting Card artists will be recognized. This all leads up to the big event: Santa's arrival and the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree. Special thanks to Hill's True Value Hardware for the greeting card paint and supplies. Event co-sponsored by South Bend Parks and Recreation and DTSB,


South Bend Parks & Recreation
574-299-4765



Breakfast with Santa

Fiddler's Hearth, 127 N. Main Street, South Bend, IN
A plated breakfast will be served, then visit with Santa and enjoy face painting, balloon art and Irish Christmas traditions. Remember to bring your camera to get a photo of your child with Santa. Pre-registration required. $7.00 per person. Register at O’Brien Recreation Center, 321 Walter St. until events are full. Credit card payments accepted by phone at (574) 299-4765 daytime or (574) 299-3482 evenings, or online at www.sbpark.org


South Bend Parks & Recreation
574-299-4765



Christmas in the Village

Noble County Public Library, 120 Jefferson St., Cromwell, IN
Hand-crafted items, vintage collectibles, Christmas decor and repurposed items will be on display and for sale.

Cyndi Schlemmer 260-856-2119www.nobleco.lib.in.us



Advent/Christmas Service in German

St Paul Lutheran Church 51490 Laurel Rd (at Auten Rd) South Bend, IN 46637
30th Annual Advent/Christmas Service in German Language. Message by Pastor Greg Fiechtner. Refreshments and fellowship to follow the service.

574-271-1050

Doris Merkle
dorismerkle@sbcglobal.net



2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Walk

Gospel Center Missionary Church, River Park, South Bend, IN
Various selection of holiday cookies, candies and baked goods for purchase. For stress free holiday baking, come and fill a container to give to family and friends!

Brooke 574.276.7937 cali042106@yahoo.com


Compasionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting

Granger Community Church
The local chapter of The Compassionate Friends has moved their Remembrance Program indoors this year.

574-607-5840 for details


Annual Candle Lighting Remembrance Program

Angel of Hope Memorial Garden, Pinhook Park 2801 Riverside Dr, South Bend
Hot chocolate, cookies and fellowship to follow the program in the pavilion. This is an outdoor event - please dress warmly.

574-234-7444


Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale

Michiana Christian Embassy, 1922 E. Main St., Niles, MI 4920
Craft Bazaar featuring homemade, handmade items such as woodwork, leather craft, doll clothes, home decor, vinyl decals and signs, glassware, jewelry, girl's clothing accessories, and more.

Bake Sale will have tasty, homemade treats. All proceeds from the Bake Sale will go toward future mission trips.

Michiana Christian Embassy
(269) 683-3518
mceoffice@sbcglobal.net



Santa Breakfast and Holiday Happenings at Eddy Street Commons

Brother Bar and Grill, 1234 N. Eddy Street, South Bend, IN 46617
The Jolly Old Elf is making a special visit for boys and girls of all ages to kick off the holiday season with the Santa Breakfast and Holiday Happenings at Eddy Street Commons. Breakfast seating's at 7:45 a.m.; 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Pre-sale tickets are$6 per person (adult or child) and a limited amount of tickets are available at the door for $10 per person (adult or child). Please bring two non-perishable food items per child for a free photo with Santa.* Free photos will be provided to families donating two non-perishable food items per child. Photos are available to purchase for $8.

www.eddystreetcommons.com

Family-friendly activities will take place at Eddy Street Commons merchants from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Santa Parade and the Lighting of the Eddy Street Commons Christmas Tree will begin at Noon.

Marijo Martinec
(574) 232.9986 ext. 124
mmartinec@feedingamerica.org



Christmas Cantata

Clay Church, 52866 Ironwood Road, South Bend
Clay Church Choir presents “Appalachian Winter” by Joseph M. Martin, a celebration of early American carols, Shaker hymns and Appalachian melodies, accompanied by musicians and narration, and conducted by Dr. Vicky Tan Warkentien. Come discover the miracle of Christmas, identical performances at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.

Clay Church
574-272-8068
www.claychurch.com



OBSA Penn Park Baseball / Softball signups

Bittersweet Branch of the Mishawaka Penn Harris Madison Library, Small Meeting Room, Mishawaka IN
Early Bird registration for Baseball and Softball for the 2015 season starting after spring break until Mid June for all kids ages 4 to 18. Starting with Teeball and up.

Jen Engdahl, 574-360-8064, jenniferengdahl@comcast.net


Holy Cross Trivia Night

Holy Cross School, 1020 Wilber St.
Holy Cross was the original trivia night. There are 10 rounds of trivia questions. Each round has 10 question. A table of 10 costs $100. Prizes will be awarded to the table that answers the most questions correctly. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Complimentary soft drinks are also available. All money made from this event are used to support the athletic programs at the school. The November 28th event has the theme of "80's night". Prizes will be presented to the table that represents the "80's" the best. Get a table of 10 together and have a fun filled evening answering trivia questions and remembering the 1980's. Call and reserve your table today.

Smith Center Parish Office, 233-2179


Trinity Episcopal Church Annual Cookie Walk

Trinity Episcopal Church 9 S. 4th Street, Niles, MI 49120 (Corner of 4th & Broadway)
Please visit our historical church for our Annual Holiday Cookie Walk. All kinds of homemade cookies, candies & treats can be yours or a Christmas gift for a small donation. Refreshments available.



Brenda Jacobs


Annual Christmas Bazar Prince of Peace Church of Brethren

53105 N Ironwood Rd, South Bend
Come do some Christmas shopping and help charities at the same time!! Soup For Success, St. Margarets House, Dismas, Ten thousand Villages, Starfish and more!!

David Hendricks 53105 North Ironwood South Bend In 46635
574-272-5234



Cookie Walk

Zion United Church of Christ 211 S. St. Peter St., South Bend, In 46617
Large containers $9.00, small containers $5.00. (containers furnished) Donate a nonperishable food item or paper product for Broadway Christian Parish and receive 1/2 dozen cookies free. Parking lot closed, enter on St. Peter St.

Judy Waldo 574 256-6650 Zion United Church of Christ 574 233-5446


East UMC Cookie Walk

East United Methodist Church 1621 E 3rd St Mishawaka (behind Beiger School)
Large assortment of plain and fancy cookies. Choose your favorites at $5 per pound. profits to help missions.




Downtown New Buffalo Christmas Open House

PJ's Ladies Casual Wear, 9 W Mechanic, New Buffalo behind Nancy's Hot Dogs
Christmas Open House Special Discounts and treats You can also attend the tree lighting ceremony and Christmas Parade, check out www.NewBuffalo.Org for more details.

Jan Vallone 219 765 2212 or jvallone@prodigy.net


Holiday Baseball/Softball Camp

P3 Training & Acceleration, 28735 County Road 6, Elkhart, IN
Holiday Baseball/Softball Camp to be held at P3 Training. Camp will focus on 4 facets of the game each day. Fielding, Hitting, Baserunning, Pitching/Catching. Cost per session is $25.

P3 Training & Acceleration
574-264-2220



Save that Shirt

St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn
Fee: $3/person
Give an old shirt a new life, with just a pair of scissors. We’ll “up-cycle” old t-shirts into tote bags, scarves, and accessories. No sewing necessary! Please bring sharp scissors that will cut fabric if you can. Shirts will be provided or bring your own. Registration and payment required by March 9. To register call 574-654-3155.


Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828


Valentine Day Soup and Ski

St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn/Manion Cabin, South Bend, IN
Fee: $18/person
Enjoy a beautiful Valentine’s Day morning cross country skiing the trails of St. Patrick’s County Park. While out on the trails stop by the Manion Cabin for lunch between 11 am and 1 pm to warm up with a hot bowl of soup from Victorian Pantry. Fee includes ski rental, trail fee and lunch. Registration and payment by February 10. To register call 574-654-3155.


Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828


Snowshoe Club for Seniors

Ferrettie-Baugo Creek County Park: Baugo Station and St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn
Fee: $12/person for 4 sessions
Ages: 50 and older
Are you looking for a way to stay active this winter? Join Park Staff and other local seniors while snowshoeing the trails of Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park and St. Patrick’s County Park. Snowshoes allow you to enjoy the winter sights and sounds while exercising. Instructions and snowshoes will be provided. In the event of no snow we will enjoy a winter walk in the woods. Registration and payment are required by January 15. To register call 574-654-3155.

Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828


Family Passport to Play: Innertubing

St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn, South Bend, IN
St. Joseph County Parks and the Passport to Play program wants to give your family the chance to enjoy the outdoors and exercise in a fun way. Join us and the reducing Obesity Coalition of St. Joseph County for a FREE family fun evening of tubing. No snow no problem. In the event of no snow we will walk the trails on a winter wonderland scavenger hunt followed by a fun “edutainment” activity for families.

Jamie Hartzke 574-2774828


Cross Country Ski Clinic

St. Patrick's County Park: Red Barn, South Bend, IN
Fee: $10/person
Ages 12 and up
Join St. Joseph County Park staff for a cross country ski clinic. Topics include: equipment selection, waxing, clothing and gear, safety techniques and training. There will also be a ski lesson for beginners. If there are poor snow conditions, the program will be offered on January 17 instead. Registration and payment required by January 7. To register call 574-654-3155.


To register call 574-654-3155.


Niles-Buchanan YMCA - Thanksgiving Day Run

Niles, MI
November 27, 2014 - Registration begins at 6:30 am and the 10K begins at 8:00 am. 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run begin at 9:15 am

Registration is now open for the 33rd Annual Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run. This year the Thanksgiving Day Run will offer a 10K and 5k run or walk and a 1 mile Family Fun Run. With over 2,300 participants from over 24 states; the Niles-Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day run is among the largest in the Michiana area.

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA would like to thank Chemical Bank for being the Prime Sponsor for this event. All proceeds from the Thanksgiving Day Run benefit our Strong Kids Campaign; an annual fundraising campaign focused on raising much needed resources to support the YMCA programs that give area children the opportunities they need to reach their full potential: to live a healthier, happier lives today and grow into productive adults in the future. Supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign directly helps children, teens, and young adults in our community. Together, we can build a healthy community.

“We have an amazing opportunity to make a difference in our community. It might be something as simple as teaching a child how to swim, or help someone find a path to a healthier lifestyle, or helping a teenager gain self confidence. Your generous donation helps the Niles-Buchanan Y ensure the youth and families in our communities have access to programs that promote healthier and more productive lives, regardless of their background or financial situation. Last year, the Strong Kids Campaign raised over $170,000 to support scholarships and programming for over 1,700 children and families in the Niles-Buchanan community.”
Mark D. Weber, CEO, Niles-Buchanan YMCA.

The Main Street Bridge will be under construction the day of the race. A new race route has been developed with the help and guidance of the Niles Police Department and Street Department. The new race routes are listed on our web-site at www.nbymca.com.


Stacy LaBre - 269-683-1552


DTSB Downtown for The Holidays

Various Locations in South Bend
Many different holiday activities for all ages. See website for information on the events.
www.downtownfortheholidays.com

Cathy Dietz, 5742821110, info@downtownsouthbend.com


Santa House and Workshop

Former College Football Hall of Fame Gridiron, South Bend, IN
Located at 100 Block of S. Michigan St. and Former College Football Hall of Fame. Brought to you by Mahoney Family Dentistry.

Look for the little red and white house located next to The South Bend Chocolate Café. Santa's House is a great place to spend one-on-one time with the "big guy." So don't forget to bring your wish list and a camera!

Bring your own camera and take photos of Santa with your loved ones.
Receive a candy cane and 'I Believe' sticker from Santa.
Ride the Transpo Bus for free on dates TBA.
Present your "I Believe" sticker to the South Bend Chocolate Cafe for a complimentary chocolate bar and many other gifts and discounts!

December 5 Fri. 6:30pm-9pm
December 6 Sat. 12pm-6pm
December 7 Sun. 12pm-4pm
December 12 Fri. 6:30pm-9pm
December 13 Sat. 12pm-6pm
December 14 Sun. 12pm-4pm
December 19 Fri. 6:30pm-9pm
December 20 Sat. 12pm-6pm
December 21 Sun. 12pm-4pm
December 22 Mon. 12pm-4pm
December 23 Tue. 12pm-4pm
December 24 Wed. 12pm-4pm

**When the weather outside is "frightful" Santa moves insides to his Workshop to visit with all the boys and girls.

Cathy Dietz, 5742821110, info@downtownsouthbend.com


All-You-Can-Eat Polish Style Dinner

Fraternal Order of Eagles #2083, 225 S. Main St. Mishawaka, IN
Monthly Fundraiser to benefit our local scholarships for LOCAL students. $12.00 Adults, 5/under eat free. Open bar, smoking and non smoking areas available.

mishawakaeagles@yahoo.com or call 574-255-2317


Christmas at Copshaholm: The World at War

Center for History, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
With the elegant Oliver Mansion decorated for Christmas as a backdrop, travel back in time to the era of the Great War. Performers throughout the 38-room Oliver Mansion provide a touching, personal look at America’s response to the “war to end all wars.”
Tickets are limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase online at www.centerforhistory.org or by calling 235-9664. $15/adults; $13/seniors; $11/members; $9/youth. The program is presented in partnership by the Center for History and the Acting Ensemble.


Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664, mthompson@centerforhistory.org


White Christmas

South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N Main St, South Bend IN
A heartwarming musical adaptation of the classic film, a song and dance team follows romance to a Christmas show at a lodge in Vermont. Featuring a score filled with standards by celebrated composer Irving Berlin, this show will have you dreaming of a “White Christmas.”

Box Office 574-234-1112


"Where's Santa" Holiday Hunt

Wellfield Botanic Gardens Elkhart, IN
Kick off the holiday season with the ‘Where’s Santa’ Holiday Hunt! Wellfield Botanic Gardens and Santa’s Pantry-Pay It Forward are hosting an evening of holiday cheer. The festivities are taking are taking place at the Gardens on Friday, December 5th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Families can search the gardens for Santa, sip hot chocolate, make holiday crafts and more while enjoying the crisp night air. Children should bring their Christmas lists when they meet with Santa. Bring a new toy to donate to Toys for Tots. Admission is $3 for members, $5 for non-members with a suggested $1 donation per child. For more information go to www.wellfieldgardens.org or call 574-266-2006.

Angela Bell, 574-266-2006, education@wellfieldgardens.org


"Tracy's Christmas Treasures"

Tracy United Methodist Church, 1702 E US Hwy 6 & 35, Hamlet, IN (southeast of LaPorte; west of Walkerton)
“Tracy’s Christmas Treasures”
(1 mile east of Kingsford Heights)

General Store/Bake Sale:
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Central)
General Store features homemade goodies,
including Horseradish, Noodles, and Crafts.

Lunch:
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Central)

Handicap Accessible
For more information, please call
(219) 393-5091


Kristine Egger, (219) 393-5091


Monson Community Crafts & Cookies

Keith Giden Community Center, 4319 Western Ave., South Bend, IN 46619
Craft Fair & Cookie Walk - Various local craft vendors as well as an assortment of cookies for sale.

Micaela Wise - (574) 252-9932