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Becoming Your Best Self: The New Science of Stress and Willpower

Hilton Garden Inn, 53995 Indiana 933, South Bend
One of Forbes 20 Most Inspiring Women and bestselling author
of The Willpower Instinct, and The Neuroscience of Change,
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., is passionate about exploring the latest
research on motivation, temptation and procrastination, and turning
them into easy-to-use ideas to transform habits, persevere
at challenges and make successful changes.
Join us for an evening of insights and strategies!
Kelly’s upbeat, dynamic, and humor-filled style
makes it easy to grasp new ways to achieve your
personal and professional goals.

To reserve your seat for this FREE event call 574-647-6628


CAPS Positive Parenting Class Registration

1000 W. Hively Ave. Elkhart, IN 46517
Want cooperative kids and a happier family? CAPS can help with that!
As the saying goes, “kids don't come with instruction manuals,” but that does not mean raising them has to be overly stressful. CAPS Positive Parenting classes guide parents through the twists and turns of parenting. Whether it is trying to get children to bed on time, encouraging them to clean up after themselves, or just learning how to have a productive conversation with your teenager, CAPS can help.
CAPS, 1000 W. Hively Ave. in Elkhart, will offer two 10-week parenting classes in English on Mondays from Sept. 8 to Nov. 17 and on Thursdays from Sept. 11 to Nov. 20. Classes are from 5 to 8 p.m. The total cost is $50 per family and includes child care for children to age 12 and meals.
There are also two five-week parenting classes in Spanish on Thursdays from Sept. 11 to Oct. 9 and from Oct. 16 to Nov. 20. Each series will cover different topics so you may register for one or both of them. Classes are from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $25 per family per series and also includes child care for children to age 12 and meals.
CAPS (Child and Parent Services) is an Elkhart County nonprofit organization whose mission is to support safe, stable and nurturing relationships for all children. To register or for more information including class locations, call Elizabeth Cruz at 574-295-2277 or go to www.capselkhart.org. Registrations will be accepted throughout August.


Elizabeth Cruz 574-295-2277


YouNite - an evening for the ladies

Comfort Suites Hotel, South Bend, IN
Free event to celebrate all women in the community. You are welcome to attend this event hosted by Kaurich Chiropractic. This event will include FREE hors d'oeuvres and wine taste testing, manicures, massages, giveaways, goodie bags and drawings for prizes. There will be a special presentation on nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and beauty. You don't want to miss it!

Kaurich Chiropractic ask for Jillian (574) 282-2828


Little Sprouts Cooking Class: Plant Parts Salad

Wellfield Botanic Gardens Elkhart, IN
It’s almost time for school to start. Are you looking for an end of the summer activity to do with your children? Bring them to Wellfield Botanic Gardens on Tuesday, August 5th at 11:00am for the Little Spouts Cooking Class. Children and their parents will create a plant parts salads, learning about plant parts, what is edible and healthy eating. This hands-on program allows children to prepare their own snack while making the connection about the origins for the food they eat. Participants should bring their own drink. Cost is $3/child. Space is limited, registration is required. Ages 5-12 welcome. Parents must accompany children. To register or for more information feel free to call 574-266-2006. Wellfield Botanic Gardens is located at 1011 N. Main St, Elkhart, IN 46514.

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


Garden to Table Series: Harvesting Your Garden

Wellfield Botanic Gardens Elkhart, IN
Are you interested in learning the value of seasonal food preparation? Come to the final session of the Garden to Table Series: Harvesting Your Garden. On Saturday August 2nd, at 11:00am Master Gardener Emma Wynn will lead us in a discussion on preparing food for the season, as well as, harvesting techniques and winter garden preparation. Participants will hve the opportunity to share recipes and sample some delicious in season dishes. Participants should meet under the education tent. Space is limited and registration is required. The session is $10/members and $15/non-members. To register or for more information call 574-266-2006. Wellfield Botanic Gardens is located at 1011 N. Main Street in Elkhart.

Angela Bell, 574-266-2006, info@wellfieldgarden.org


Hope Ministries Community Luncheon: Celebrating 60 Years

Palais Royale, South Bend, Indiana
Hope Ministries invites you to attend their Annual Community Luncheon: Celebrating 60 Years of Changed Lives.

For 60 years, Hope has helped people heal, transform, and thrive in South Bend, Indiana. Come celebrate with Hope's residents and hear stories of changed lives.

The event will be held at South Bend's beautiful Palais Royale. Tickets are required and are available through Hope Ministries.

Join the celebration!

Jessie Klein
574-235-4150 x231
@jessieklein45



Indiana Private College Week

All Indiana private colleges
Private College Week is a chance for you and your family to check out what Indiana Private Colleges have to offer. From Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, Indiana’s 31 non-profit independent colleges and universities are inviting students and parents to come experience their campuses through free tours and informational sessions.
Visiting a campus can be an instrumental part of making your college decision. Campus visits can provide information and experiences that cannot be gotten through websites, brochures, or other sources. This is a great opportunity to see what each of our unique campuses has to offer!

View a complete list of participating campuses at icindiana.org, as well as information about the tour and event schedules at each. There is no need to register with ICI; simply contact individual admissions departments to set up visits. Now is a great time to start selecting the campuses you want to visit, put your tour schedule together, and find out how to let the campuses know you are coming. Links to driving directions, campus maps, event schedules, admissions officers and other helpful information can be found on member websites.

Mary Ellen Hamer, 317-684-4291


Shipshewana Summer Science Lab

Wolfe Community Building, 345 Morton St., Shipshewana, IN 46565
End of summer reading celebration. Cindy Clawson from WNDU will speak from 6:00 - 6:30. Followed by interactive experiments to learn about other sciences.

The Shipshewana Branch of the LaGrange County Library.
260-768-7444
shipshe@lagrange.lib.in.us



Garden to Table Series

Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart, IN
Are you interested in starting a vegetable garden but aren’t sure where to begin? You can learn gardening at the Garden to Table Series at Wellfield Botanic Gardens. In this three part series, participants will learn how to plan and prepare their own vegetable garden using organic techniques and the importance of seasonal food preparation. The first session “Preparing Your Garden” is on Saturday May 3rd at 11:00. WBG Horticulture Manager Josh Steffen will lead participants in planning their own vegetable garden using square foot gardening. Josh will also discuss garden starting essentials such as seed starting and soil preparation. The second session “Caring for Your Garden” is on Saturday June 7th and the third session “Harvesting Your Garden” is on August 2nd. Participants should meet under the education tent. Space is limited and registration is required. The session is $10/members and $15/non-members. Sign up for all three sessions for $22/members and $35/members. To register or for more information call 574-266-2006. Wellfield Botanic Gardens is located at 1011 N. Main Street in Elkhart.

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



Stories in the Garden

Wellfield Botanic Gardens Elkhart, IN
Join the staff from the Elkhart Public Library as they bring stories to life! Wellfield Botanic Gardens presents Stories in the Garden every third Tuesday of the month from May to October at 6:00pm. Stories in the Garden will begin on May 20th and continue on June 24th (the 4th Tuesday in June), July 15th, August 19th, September 16th and October 21st. Bring the family out to spend a lovely summer evening in the Gardens, enjoying story time and the beautiful surroundings. Gather in the English Cottage Garden (in case of rain we will meet in the tented area). Bring a cozy blanket to sit on. No registration necessary for this free program, open to all ages. Wellfield Botanic Gardens is located at 1011 N. Main Street in Elkhart. For more information call 574-266-2006.

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



World War I: The War to End All Wars

Center for History - 808 W. Washington South Bend, IN 46601
It was 100 years ago in 1914 that World War I began with the murder of Archduke Ferdinand. Nation after nation lined up to fight on either the side of the Entente, led by France, or the Central Powers, led by Imperial Germany. These alliances had been building for over 20 years, with each side nursing old wounds and ready for revenge against past insults. All anticipated the battles would be over by Christmas, thinking new and improved technology would provide a definitive edge. Little did they conceive of a war that would last until 1918 and encompass the entire globe. Nor did they anticipate that it would cost the lives of 10 million soldiers, severely impair another 20 million and create 10 million refugees. In the summer of 1914, the war looked like a chance to prove one’s manhood rather than--as it became--a descent into hell.

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


The Muddled Menopausal Mind

Memorial BrainWorks
Are scientists linking memory problems and difficulty in paying attention to menopause?
Find out what you can do to boost your thinking. Facilitator: Rosemary Cox, LCSW


Memorial BrainWorks
534 N. Michigan St.
South Bend, In 46601
574-647-6628



Thursday Tech Time – January 2013

Jan 17, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Culver-Union Township Public Library 107 N. Main St. Culver, IN 46511
Thursday Tech Time is an open discussion group for anyone interested in computers and technology. Come and talk, share, listen and ask questions!
Sessions will be held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. Each session may have a speaker and topic or may simply be an open discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.
January 17th - 6:00 PM
New Technology for 2013
See new innovations that will be coming up in 2013.
New devices, software and everything in between.
For more information, call the Culver Library at 574-842-2941, visit our website at www.culver.lib.in.us or e-mail abaker@culver.lib.in.us. The library’s street address is 107 N. Main St.


Andrew Baker
574-842-2941
http://www.culver.lib.in.us