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Christmas at The Center at Donaldson

The Center at Donaldson 9601 Union Road Donaldson, Indiana
The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and The Center at Donaldson are hosting Christmas at the Center with Lessons and Carols on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Everyone is invited to this free event.

Prior to the performance, children’s activities led by Susie the Elf, will include face painting and decorating ornaments from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. EST in the Emmaus Dining Room on the lower level of the PHJC Motherhouse. Photographs with Santa will be taken and snacks served.

From 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Lessons and Carols will be performed in the Ancilla Domini Chapel. Andrew Jennings, PHJC Liturgist, will direct the Ancilla Domini Community Choir. The chapel has seating for 500 people with additional seating available in Cana Hall in the lower level. Refreshments will be served after the performance in Cana Hall.

The beautiful grounds at The Center at Donaldson will be decorated for Christmas with lights, wreaths and candles. A live Nativity will greet guests as they enter the handicap-accessible Motherhouse building. Luminaries decorated by Catherine Kasper Home residents will light the drive to the entrance.

Shuttle bus service is available for those in remote parking.

Please join the fun and music at Christmas at The Center on Sunday, December 14, 2014.


Julie Dowd, PHJC Communications Director
574-936-9936 ext. 768




Revolution Championship Wrestling Presents "You Only Live Once"

The Battell Center, 904 N. Main Street, Mishawaka, IN
Revolution Championship Wrestling Presents:
"YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE"

Tickets are $10 for Adults, $6 for Kids 5-12, Kids 4 and under are FREE!!!!!

Matches already signed are:
MAIN EVENT
2 ON 1 HANDICAP TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS MATCH
The New School (Kevin Storm & Noah Walker) vs. Brutus Dylan

RCW HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
Jake Omen(c) vs. Tripp Cassidy

SINGLES MATCH
Chase Matthews vs. Roger Lanier

TAG TEAM MATCH
Legendary (Alexander S Kirk & Matt O Hare) vs. Team Ground N Pound (Rick Vidol & Steve Sterling)

Plus Appearances By:
RCW US Champion Jymmy W.
Lance Storie
Ames
Theo Valentine
Osyris
Scotty Young
and so many more!!!!!

*card subject to change

Jerry Wilson, whspanther4ever@aol.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


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



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


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


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


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



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



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


"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


Seussical the Musical

Bethel College, Everest Rohrer Fine Arts Center, 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Barb Franklin
(574)850-9700



Christopher's Christmas

O'Laughlin Auditorium, St. Mary's College, South Bend
Affordable family holiday entertainment presented by Patchwork Dance Company, Debbie Werbrouck, Artistic Director. Call 247-1590 for tickets

Jill Woolwine
247-1590



Christopher's Christmas

O'Laughlin Auditorium, St. Mary's College, South Bend
Affordable family holiday entertainment presented by Patchwork Dance Company, Debbie Werbrouck, Artistic Director. Call 247-1590 for ticket information

Jill Woolwine
247-1590



Christopher's Christmas

The Lerner, Elkhart IN
Affordable family holiday entertainment presented by Patchwork Dance Company, Debbie Werbrouck, Artistic Director. Call 574-293-4469 for ticket information.

Jill Woolwine247-1590



Art Beat

217 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
Engage your sense in this day-long showcase of over 200 visual, performing and culinary artists from the Michiana area. Stroll the streets of downtown South Bend during this free, family-friendly event to:
See the hand crafted work of local potters, photographers, painters, weavers, jewelers, sketchers, woodcarvers, crocheters, and filmmakers.
Hear the sound of acoustical melodies, African drumming, Zumba beats, soulful Jazz, the power of rock and more
Taste the flavors of the Galeic region, the fresh local produce, and the intricate creations of top chefs
Touch the artistic instruments to create your own masterpiece in one of the many community art projects



Cathy Dietz, 5742821110


Greatest Gift Journey

First United Methodist Church Mishawaka
Please join us for our Greatest Gift Journey. Your journey will begin with a shepherd taking you through an interactive journey, as you prepare for the birth of Jesus. There are opportunities to sit on Santa's lap, have your picture taken, pet live animals that you would have seen in those days. You can even take a picture with a camel. Each child will recieve an olive wood ornament from Bethlehem Israel. The event is free, but you need tickets. Seatings are 9,10,11,12,1 and 1:30. You can call the office at 574-255-4707 or go to our website www.mishawakafirst.com. for your free tickets. We invite you to bring a canned or boxed good for the local food bank.

Wendi Ullery 941-223-3914


South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras

Campus Auditorium, IU South Bend
The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras close their 2014-2015 season with a concert featuring the finale of Mahler's glorious Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," featuring the Penn-Harris-Madison and South Bend Chamber Choirs, two vocal soloists, plus the winners of the 2015 Concerto Competition, and much more! Led by Dr. Robert Boardman, Music Director and Symphony Orchestra Conductor, and Emilie Grondin, Concert Orchestra Conductor. Tickets only $4 for students, $6 for adults.

Diane Economakis, 574-302-5900, southbendyso@gmail.com
Box Office, 574-520-4203



South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras

DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame, IN
The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras join in a special community partnership concert with the University of Notre Dame's ensemble-in-residence Third Coast Percussion at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center! The gala performance includes a percussion concerto by David T. Little entitled "Radiant Child," plus selections from Holst's "The Planets" and Eastern European Dances performed by the Concert Orchestra. Led by Dr. Robert Boardman, Music Director and Symphony Orchestra Conductor, and Emilie Grondin, Concert Orchestra Conductor. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults.

Diane Economakis, (574)302-5900, southbendyso@gmail.comBox Office (574) 631-2800, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center



Christmas in New Carlisle

Downtown New Carlisle, IN
The celebration begins with a craft show at 12:00pm sbt. Our Christmas parade begins at 6:00pm that escorts Jolly Santa Clause into the town and the lighting of Christmas tree. All visits with Santa, and pictures are free. We will also have hot cocoa and cookies/pastries, etc. that will be available after our parade! Doesn't it sound wonderful? Well, it is!
Bring your family, bring your friends for a celebration you are sure to remember and revisit again and again!

Christine Calkins, (574) 855-4274


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, pvanness@nd.edu


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, pvanness@nd.edu


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, pvanness@nd.edu


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 www.smso.org


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 www.smso.org


Sue Kellogg269-982-4030



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.

TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC: Tuesday, May 27, at 10:00 AM

TICKET PRICES:
$ 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 www.MorrisCenter.org. 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
info@MorrisCenter.org



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