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All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chicken Supper

Grass Creek Fire Station 7309 S State Rd 17 Kewanna
Grass Creek Lions presents Dan's Frying Service of Huntington fish & chicken supper. Adults: $9, Children ages 6-12: $4. Ages 5 & under: free. Dessert included with meal. Carry outs available.

Martin 574-653-2730

Toscana Park Health & Fitness Field Day Event

Toscana Park: 307 Florence Ave, Granger IN 46530
Join Beyond Zen, CrossFit 061 & Tu Sei Bella Dance Fitness Studio for a premier family fitness day in Toscana Park. Event activities include: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Barre, CrossFit, Women’s Strength and Conditioning, CrossFit Kids, Children’s Dance & Yoga, Fitness Competitions & FUN!
Cost: $10 (per person)/ $20 Family
Tickets can be purchased at each studio:
Beyond Zen: 318 Toscana Blvd
CrossFit: 233 Florence Ave
Tu Sei Bella: 307 Florence Ave
Granger, IN 46530
Online at:
(Enter name of event to purchase on Eventbrite)
Tickets can be purchase at the event!

Jacki Weaver @ 574.217.8436

Family Fall Festival

Evangelical Covenant Church, 3025 Edison Rd, SB 46615
Family Fun Fall Festival Games and events for the entire family!

ECCSB (574)234-5619 (Church Office phone number)

Pilobolus Children's Matinee

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center University of Notre Dame, Ticket Office: 574.631.2800 Monday–Friday, noon–6 p.m.
Original and inventive, Pilbolus’ unbelievably athletic dancers perform a special program designed for young audiences.
All ages / 60 minutes / No intermission
All tickets $12

Paul Van Ness, 574.631.1823,

Performances for Young Audiences: Miss Nelson is Missing!

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center University of Notre Dame, Ticket Office: 574.631.2800 Monday–Friday, noon–6 p.m.
Room 207 is school’s worst behaved class and when their loyal Miss Nelson isn’t in school one day the substitute, Miss Viola Swamp, isn’t so sweet!
Best for ages 5+ / 60 minutes / No intermissionAll tickets $10

Paul Van Ness, 574.631.1823,

Performances for Young Audiences: Skippyjon Jones

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center University of Notre Dame, Ticket Office: 574.631.2800 Monday–Friday, noon–6 p.m.
Adapted from Judy Schachner’s picture book, Theatreworks USA’s family musical tells the tale of a Siamese cat’s impossible dream: to be a Chihuahua.
Best for ages 5+ / 60 minutes / no intermission

Paul Van Ness, 574.631.1823,


LoveWay, 54151 County Road 33, Middlebury, IN 46540
LoveWay’s 20th annual trail ride fundraiser is Saturday, October 11th 2014 with the Lead Off time at 10 AM. A minimum of $35 is required to register. Have your friends, family, or co-workers sponsor you to ride! Come early and enjoy a Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Elkhart Exchange Club that will be open to all guests from 7:00 am to 10:30 am. Also, LoveWay will be holding a Family Fall Frolic for kids ages 3 to 12, from 10am to 2pm, the Frolic will include plenty of fun activities: carnival games, food, and entertainment. The Fall Frolic will have a $5 entry fee that includes lunch & unlimited access to games, pony rides, etc. The event is open to the public so feel free to bring your kids, friends, or family!

Erin Thompson, (574)825-5666, Fundraising Assistant

Falloween Fest

201 John Glenn Drive, Walkerton, Campus of JGHS
Festival for all ages. Carnival rides. Food Galore. Parades.
Fireworks. Stunt Shows. Tractor Pull. Petting Zoo. Games.
Homemade Apple Butter & Apple Dumplings. Entertainment.
Puppet Shows. Garage Sales. Farmers Mkt & Mums.
Breakfasts. Fish Fry. Pork Chop Dinner. Port-a-pit.
Ribeyes. Polish Dinner and more.

Ray Grossman, 574-586-3195, x8218.

Hog & Sausage Roast

Sts. Peter & Paul Social Hall, 59250 Keria Trail, South Bend, IN 46614
Hog & Sausage Roast at Sts. Peter & Paul Social Hall. Meal includes entree, potato salad, sides, roll with butter, & dessert. Carryouts available, cash bar, kid's menu available. Deejay, raffles, kid's activities are scheduled. Info @ 574.904.2757.

Mariann Mitrovich

Oktoberfest Sauerkraut Supper - Tickets on sale now

St Peter Lutheran Church Dragoon Trail & Bremen Hwy Mishawaka
Join us for a traditional German meal and fellowship. Cost for adult meal: $8.50. Children: $3. Tickets on sale now and may be purchased from the church by calling: 255-5585 or emailing: Tickets ordered in advance may be held at the door. Payment (cash or check) may be made at time of dinner. Only 300 tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Menu include roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, relishes, breads, beverage and German pastries. For children, a hot dog, potato chips and a beverage provided. Proceeds will be applied toward the mission of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Roxanne Rockwell

8th Annual Italian Night

St Mark Church 3 North 19th Street, Niles, MI
Spaghetti & homemade meat sauce, baked mostaccioli (meatless) with garlic bread, salad and dessert bar, soft drinks & coffee included. Wine and beer available for purchase.
Adults $11, Children 12 and under $5
Carry outs will be available.

Br. Dennis Meyers

Haunted Harvest at Hannah & Friends

Hannah & Friends Neighborhood, 51250 Hollyhock Road, South Bend, IN 46637
Haunted Harvest is a fun Halloween party and fundraiser that benefits the special needs community who enjoy the property and programs at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood. Live band, delicious food and spooky decor! All proceeds will support programs and activities for children and adults with special needs at Hannah & Friends Neighborhood in South Bend. Reservations Required ~ Costumes Preferred, but Optional ~ 21 years and over. Purchase tickets at

Maureen Parsons, 574-217-7860 x2,

Portraits in The Park

St. Patrick's County Park, South Bend, IN
Fee: $20/family
The colors are changing and it is the perfect season to capture photos of your beautiful family! Professional photographer Joe Colpitts will offer “Portraits in the Park.” Receive a 20-minute photo shoot, one 8x10 portrait and access to portraits to share. Additional photos can be purchased. Sessions are limited and by appointment only. Rain date is Oct 19. Registration and payment are required by Oct 8. To sign up for a time slot call 574-654-3155.

Jamie Hartzke

Natural Inks and Reed Pens

Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Park, Osceola, IN
Fee: $3/person
Discover the way people wrote for centuries, before ballpoints and texting. Use materials from nature to make ink and natural pens, then practice writing. All materials provided. Ages 8 to adult. Children will need adult help. Registration and payment required by Sept. 29. To register call 574-654-3155.

Jamie Hartzke574-277-4828

Trail of Courage Living History Festval

4 miles north of Rochester, Indiana, on US 31 & CR 375 N.
Trail of Courage
Living History Festival
Food, Frontier Music, Indian dances, Traders
Admissions: $7.00 Adults, $3.00 Kids 6-11, 5 & under free

4 miles north of Rochester, Ind. on US 31 & Tippecanoe River. No dogs or animals allowed except to assist handicapped and pre-approved program animals.

Fulton Co. Hist. Soc. 574-223-4436 Website:
Produced in cooperation with the Fulton County Tourism Commission
and Indiana Arts Commission.
Fun for the whole family!!!

Melinda Clinger, Museum Director

Make your own scarecrow and hayride

Bendix Woods County Park, New Carlisle, IN
Fee: $15/family
Welcome the fall season with a hayride and build your own scarecrow! We will provide all the supplies for making your special scarecrow, but participants are welcome to bring their own unique outfits, hats and accessories. (One scarecrow per family, please.) The evening includes a campfire and s’mores, too! Registration and payment are required by Sept. 30. To register call 574-654-3155.

Jamie Hartzke

Southwestern Michigan College 50th Anniversary Celebration

Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac, MI
Join us to honor Southwetern Michigan College's 50 years of service and community support in a special college-wide celebration. The event begins with a 5k Run followed by a day full of fun for the whole family with live music and performances, food, an art fair, a car show, a ferris wheel, fireworks and more! Visit for a complete schedule.

Michelle Bogue, (269) 782-1486,

This England

Howard Performing Arts Center, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 49104
This magical concert will bring back memories of fantasy, fun, and fantastic music! Be amazed and entertained while music animated images transport you to your favorite Disney moments including such classics such as The Little Mermaid and The Lion King!
The Magical Music of Disney will be performed at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage, Benton Harbor beginning at 7:30pm with pre-concert conversations beginning at 6:30. Tickets are $5 - $37 and can be purchased by calling the Symphony office at 269-982-4030 or by visiting

Sue Kellogg269-982-4030

The Magical Music of Disney

Lake Michigan College Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
This magical concert will bring back memories of fantasy, fun, and fantastic music! Be amazed and entertained while music animated images transport you to your favorite Disney moments including such classics such as The Little Mermaid and The Lion King!
The Magical Music of Disney will be performed at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage, Benton Harbor beginning at 7:30pm with pre-concert conversations beginning at 6:30. Tickets are $5 - $37 and can be purchased by calling the Symphony office at 269-982-4030 or by visiting

Sue Kellogg269-982-4030

Newton Center's Haunted School

Newton Center 601 N. Michigan St. Lakeville, IN 46536
Newton Center’s Haunted School
October 17th, 24th, and 25th 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Entry Fee $5.00
BEWARE OF ZOMBIES! Tickets will be available at the door night of the event.

Newton Center 574-784-2749

Lake City Roller Dolls vs. Southland Slashers Roller Derby

Hansens Eastlake Skating Rink 3010 Frontage Rd. Warsaw, IN.
Tickets prices:
At door $10
Kids 10 & under $4
Kids 4 & under FREE

Portion of all proceeds will be donated to local charity!

Brittany Elliott

First Fridays - Kids' Night Out

Downtown South Bend, Indiana
The first Friday of every month downtown South Bend businesses open their doors to host entertaining events such as:
Live musical performances.
Special one night promotions/coupons/sales.
Demonstrations/classes (yoga, cooking, art etc.)
Activities and Experiences for kids, adults & families
Artist receptions, celebrations & festivities
Refreshments, food and wine tasting
Explore downtown South Bend for one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, art galleries, studios, museums, salons, clubs, cafes, restaurants and more.
Movies, live music and other entertainment will also be hosted by Downtown South Bend, Inc (DTSB) each month.

Cathy Dietz, 574.968.7288,

Truck Pull for South Bend Schools

South Bend Four Winds Field, South Bend, IN
Have fun raising funds for South Bend Schools. Free family entertainment at Four Winds Field. Watch the teams compete to pull the semi truck 20 feet!

Susan Warner(547) 283-8039

Family Drop-In Activities

Wellfield Botanic Gardens Elkhart, IN
Bring the family to Wellfield Botanic Gardens for fun with science on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from June to October. Children can discover the wonders of the gardens through hands-on exploration and crafts. There is a new adventure every month – learn about plant parts in June, have fun with water in July, worms in August, birds in September, and how lovely leaves are in October. Drop-In any time between 1:00pm and 4:00pm. No registration necessary. Free with admission. Weather permitting. For more information call 574-266-2006 or visit our website

Angela Bell

Saturday Visitor Hours at Elkhart Environmental Center

1717 East Lusher Avenue Elkhart, IN 46516
Come visit the Elkhart Environmental Center today! The Elkhart Environmental Center features indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Use the boat launch to fish along the Elkhart River, check out the food education garden, or take a walk along the beautiful trails that are open from dawn to dusk. The air-conditioned cabin is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Come inside to refresh, watch birds at the viewing window, check out environmental displays and explore the children’s activity loft. Visit the Elkhart Environmental Center’s website for more information at or call 574-293-5070.

Ericka Popovichphone: (574) 293-5070

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

The Great ZooBoo

Binder Park Zoo Battle Creek MI
The Great ZooBoo is just around the corner and is better than ever! This year’s Great ZooBoo offers tons of excitement, more animals on exhibit, and more fall activities for kids of all ages! Start planning for the perfect Halloween costume and wind your way through a dedicated trick-or-treat trail! Once your little goblins and ghosts have trick-or-treated, stay a little longer and enjoy the great fall atmosphere and fun activities like blacklight mini golf and the straw maze. Hop aboard the Binda Conservation Carousel, Haunted Hay Ride or Z.O.& O. ZooBoo Express, all at your own pace. Don’t miss the Booville Carnival or Haunted Africa for the big kids! There’s so much more to see and do at the all new Great ZooBoo! Wednesday-Friday 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information visit our website at

Binder Park Zoo
(269) 979-1351

Sneak Peek Science

ETHOS Science Center 2521 Industrial Pkwy., Elkhart
Visit ETHOS Science Center Sneak Peek Science Night on February 20th for "Grossology". Family friendly activities includes ALL THINGS GROSS and so much more! Hope you can join us. 3rd Thursday of each month. March 20 "Holograms" April 17 "Robotics" May 15 "C.S.I." June 19 "Music" July (4H fair) "BOOM" August 21 Our 1st ADULT Only event "Fermentation" September 18 "Mars"

Dee Dee McAllister

Krasl Art Center’s Fall Class Lineup Released

Sep 29, 2008 - Jan 1, 2009 Beginning Monday: 10AM - 4PM

Krasl Art Center 707 Lake Boulevard St. Joseph, Michigan

Fall classes for both adults and children will begin on September 29 at the Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph, Michigan.

The Krasl is widely known for its extensive adult class list in jewelry. This fall you will see classes in metal clay, silversmithing, basic jewelry, beach glass, earrings, and an interesting new class called Knitting with Wire where participants learn the ancient Viking method of knitting strands of wire to form beautiful supple necklaces, bracelets and anklets.

Ceramics always plays a big role in Krasl classes because of the extensive ceramics studio at the Center with several kilns to fire class work. This fall is no exception with classes in Raku, sculptural ceramics, and basic skills, not to mention a new Wednesday evening class.

The Krasl also offers a class every Tuesday year-round for home school students. This fall it is Ceramic Overview for ages 4-12, where students will look at ceramics around the world while learning fundamental skills. Family workshops are a popular activity and the Krasl offers several, including Family Art Studio, and Family Woodworking.

The old favorites are still available at the Krasl. Classes for ages 4-7, and ages 8-14, where basic skills are learned as well as more advanced techniques are available in drawing, oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, textile painting, sculpture, and even cartooning. And brand new for this year is our Teen Intensives for ages 12-17. Ceramics, drawing studio, and textile painting are taught Tuesdays or Wednesdays after school.

Glass classes are still hot, and the Krasl offers glass bead making and glass fusing workshops as well as mosaics. And for those whose kids on a tighter Holiday budget than they are, the Krasl offers Giftmaking Galore, where kids can make gifts and cards for all occasions.

The Krasl offers scholarships for those who qualify; information about classes, fees, as well as scholarships is available at (269) 983-0271.
Or click here to download a fall class brochure

The Krasl Art Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization owned and operated by the St. Joseph Art Association, Inc. In operation since 1980, the Krasl Art Center boasts a membership of over 1200, a 17,500 square foot, three-story building located in downtown St. Joseph, Michigan overlooking Lake Michigan.

KAC has three public galleries, five studios, a library / lecture room, a black and white wet darkroom, a gift shop, and a permanent collection of some 37 works of sculpture. With a mission to bring people and art together, KAC offers thoughtful exhibitions, engaging classes, outreach opportunities, and cultural exploration.

The Krasl Art Center's hours are:

Sunday 1PM - 4PM
Monday10AM - 4PM
Tuesday10AM - 4PM
Wednesday10AM - 4PM
Thursday10AM - 9PM
Friday10AM - 4PM
Saturday10AM - 4PM

For more information, please contact the Krasl Art Center at 269-983-0271, Or click here to visit the Krasl Art Center online