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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


THE FALL FESTIVAL

Elkhart, IN
There's no better way to celebrate fall than by coming to The Fall Festival 2014 at World Harvest Church Elkhart, 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
This is going to be an incredible night with lots to do for every member of your family. Join us for games, face painting, pumpkin painting, a cakewalk, music, inflatables, concessions, a corn pit, FREE CANDY and much more. Children are invited to come in family friendly costumes and compete in. You can even register to win an iPod Touch and other giveaways!
World Harvest Church Elkhart is located inside the Grand Horizon Center, 1610 S. Nappanee Street, Elkhart. Go to our website www.whcelkhart.com for more information.

World Harvest Church Elkhart
574-350-7859
info@whcelkhart.com



Family Movie Night: "Planes: Fire & Rescue"

LaGrange County Public Library - Topeka Branch 133 N. Main St., Topeka, IN 46571
The whole family can watch Dusty the airplane in his second adventure! When Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he joins a forest fire and rescue unit to be trained as a firefighter. This movie is rated PG and runs 83 minutes.

260-593-3030, topeka@lagrange.lib.in.us


Holy Cross College 8th annual Ghosts and Goblins Fest

Vincent Hall atrium and student lounge (known as the Max) on the Holy Cross College campus, 54515 State Route, 933 North, Notre Dame (across from the WNDU station).
Dress in costume or come as you are for games, trick-or-treating, crafts, a costume contest, a, refreshments, and prizes!
“Ghosts and Goblins is a fun, safe place to enjoy Halloween with family and friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free.




Cristina Gonzalez, Director of Student Programming
574.239.8334



Pickers Paradise Antique Mall Open House

Pickers Paradise Antique Mall 2809 S. 11th Street, Niles, MI
Every year the antique mall holds an open house for our customers. The dealers have made an effort to bring in antiques, furniture, Christmas/holiday decorations to just name a few of the items geared toward the holidays and quite a few dealers offer discounts. The dealers also provide food for customers while they are browsing. We also hold a raffle drawing every hour where customers win the chance to pick from under our Tree from dealer donated antiques or collectibles.
It is a nice family friendly event and gets new customers acquainted with the mall if they've never been

269-683-6644


Yellow Creek Community Carnival

Yellow Creek Mennonite Church 64901 County Road 11, Goshen, IN on the corner of County Roads 11 and 38.
Yellow Creek Mennonite Church is hosting its 11th annual Community Carnival on Saturday, October 25 from 4-7pm.

Activities include hay rides, face painting, family photos, games and prizes, treat bag decorating, a goody walk, door prizes, Bingo, and balloon art. A fire truck from the Harrison Township Fire Department will be available for tours.

Free concessions include hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream. Admission and all activities are free.

Those attending are invited to bring a non-perishable food item which will be collected and donated to the Family Christian Development Center in Nappanee to help meet the needs in the community.

http://www.yellowcreekmc.org/ministries/community-carnival/

(574) 862-2595


Trunk or Treat Festival

West Side Church of Christ 22987 W Edison Rd South Bend, IN 46628
West Side Church of Christ will be holding our annual Trunk or Treat Festival. We will be serving hot dogs and chili down in our fellowship hall. There will also be hayrides, face painting and a family friendly Halloween movie. Please consider bringing your children for safe trick-or-treating, good food ad great fellowship.

574-234-3866


DTSB Harvest Party

South Bend Chocolate Cafe, Chicory Cafe
Bring the family to Downtown South Bend for free pumpkin carving, games, and activities hosted by our fabulous downtown businesses! Chicory Cafe is giving out free treats and will have cookie decorating!
South Bend Chocolate Cafe will have FREE pumpkin carving from 2 - 7 p.m.


DTSB, (574) 282-1110


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



South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras

Campus Auditorium, IU South Bend
The South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras perform Stravinsky's "Firebird Suite" and a Violin Concerto by Pulitzer Prize winning American composer Kevin Puts, featuring special guest violinist Rachel Patrick - 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. For more info, visit www.sbyso.org.

Box Office, 574-520-4203, southbendyso@gmail.com


Hungarian Goulash and Langalo Dinner!

Our Lady of Hungary School, 735 W. Calvert South Bend, IN 46613
The Our Lady of Hungary Holy Name Society in South Bend, is planning a HUNGARIAN GOULASH AND LANGALO DINNER on Saturday, November 1, 2014. $8.00 Adult Dinner | $4.50 children 6-12 | under 6 free. Carry out available!

Kathy Baugher 574.287.1700




Shrek the Musical

Summit High School Auditorium, Bend
SHS Performing Arts Department is excited to present Shrek the Musical, a fairytale mash-up of ogre proportions based on the hit DreamWorks movie!


Lara Okamoto
541.355.4190
lara.okamoto@bend.k12.or.us
https://sites.google.com/a/gapps.bend.k12.or.us/shstheatre/



Haunted Woods Trail

Located at Fulton County Museum Grounds 4 miles North of Rochester, Indiana Rochester, Indiana
Haunted Woods Trail

Tours 7:30 until finished (Rain or Moonlight)
Cost $6.00 Adults (Ages 12 and up)
$3.00 Child (ages 6-11);
free 5 & Under.
( CHILDREN UNDER 15 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT - DO NOT DROP THEM OFF. )
Tickets sold 7:30 - 11 p.m. Haunted Woods - Guided Tour - tram ride to woods (Walking involved) Take approx. 1 hr - waiting expected. Fun for all ages - volunteers welcome. Proceeds help to support the Fulton Co. Hist. Soc. Museum.
Web: www.fultoncountyhistory.org

Melinda Clinger, 574-223-4436


October Fest

Elkhart, Signature Lanes
October Fest! Signature Lanes Youth is throwing on a big youth trick or treat party. Bounce houses, Trick or Treat, Music, Haunted Hay Ride, Games and Bon Fire!
This Event Is free to the public. Additional cost will be the chicken dinner starting at 5 and ending at 8. Kona Ice will also be there from
5 - 9.
Chicken Sales
Half of chicken - $7.00
Chicken Dinner - $10.00
Kona Ice- $4.00-$8.00

Ty Collins (Youth Director) 574-296-1111
tycollins.sigyouth@outlook.com



Trick or Treat at Trine University

4101 Edison Lakes Parkway, Suite 250, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Enjoy an evening of fun and treats at Trine University in Mishawaka! People young and old are encouraged to sport their costumes and shout “trick or treat” as they collect candy, play games and enjoy activities during the special event. Some of the activities for children include cookie decorating, games, coloring Halloween-themed pictures and trick or treating. Refreshments will also be available.

Molly Young, 574-243-0500, southbend@trine.edu


Family Fun Night

Bethel Baptist Church, 1605 Silverbrook, Niles, MI
Join us for family fun after trick or treating. We will have refreshments, music and fun for everyone in the family. The community is welcome and encouraged to join us. Also stop by during between 6p-7:30p for or Trunk or Treat event

Jackie Rafter
269-325-5056
Jackie_Rafter@yahoo.com



Cinderella's Story

Plymouth High School Auditorium
Come see the Plymouth High School's children show of Cinderella's Story! Tickets cost $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Doors open half hour early for festival seating.

October 31st at 6:30 PM
November 1st at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM
November 2nd at 2:00 PM

Charlotte Tyree
(574) 936-2178 ex 1164



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


Monsters in the Garden

Wellfield Botanic Gardens Elkhart, IN
Monsters are invading Wellfield Botanic Gardens! Silly Safaris live animals show is coming for some Halloween fun on Thursday, October 23rd for Monsters in the Garden. Bring the family out for trick or treating and have fun getting up close and personal with some not so scary, scary animals. You’ll see all the animals and everything they do while learning about nature. Become a lizard, smell a ferret, hypnotize an alligator, and hug a rabbit. Children are welcome to come dressed in costume. Come for trick or treating around the garden at 10:00am. The show begins at 11:00am. Admission for ages 2 and up is $3/child, $5 for non-member adults, member adults free. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information and to register, go to www.wellfieldgardens.org or call 574-266-2006. Wellfield Botanic Gardens is located at 1011 N. Main St., Elkhart, IN 46514.

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



Bus Kelver's Famous Fish Fry

Osceola United Methodist Church 431 N Beech Rd
Fish Fry. Adults: $8. Children ages 4-12: $4. Children 3 and under: free. Carry outs available. Sponsored by eXplosion Youth Ministry & Missions Committee.

574-679-4435


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


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 http://hauntedharvest2014.eventbrite.com/

Maureen Parsons, 574-217-7860 x2, maureen@hannahandfriends.org


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



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


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 www.wellfieldgardens.org.

Angela Bell
574-266-2006
info@wellfieldgardens.org



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



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 www.binderparkzoo.org

Binder Park Zoo
(269) 979-1351
www.binderparkzoo.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