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SPA Women's Ministry Homes 8th Annual 5K Walk "THE WALK" & Run

Island Park in Elkhart
SPA’s 8th Annual 5K Walk “The Walk” & Run is a family friendly event that allows participants the chance to support a worthy cause! Enjoy the beauty of Island Park in the company of family and friends. Refreshments, activities, and prizes will be provided as part of your participation. To pre-register, contact Sandra Bontrager at 574-333-3150 or sandrab@spaministryhomes.org by August 1st. Go to www.spaministryhomes.org to learn more about the impact of your support!

Sandra Bontrager 574-333-3150


Potawatomi Park Concert Series

Chris Wilson Pavilion Greenlawn & Wall St. South Bend, IN
MICHIANA CONCERT BAND - will play classic and popular tunes.

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



Potawatomi Park Concert Series

Chris Wilson Pavilion Greenlawn & Wall St. South Bend, IN
MICHIANA JAZZ ASSEMBLAGE - A group of musicians interested in keeping the Big Band Sound alive will entertain you

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



Potawatomi Park Concert Series

Chris Wilson Pavilion Greenlawn & Wall St. South Bend, IN
THE TRUTH IN JAZZ - a 19 member jazz big band features 5 saxes, 4 trombones, 5 trumpets, 4 rhythm section, and a vocalist. The band plays big band jazz and newly arranged jazz music. This concert is from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299--4765



Potawatomi Park Concert Series

Chris Wilson Pavilion Greenlawn & Wall St. South Bend, IN
PAT HEIDEN QUARTET - This brass quartet delights its audience with Big Band, Swing and Dixieland music.

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



Potawatomi Park Concert Series

Chris Wilson Pavilion Greenlawn & Wall St. South Bend, IN
BRIAN LEE BUTLER- Elvis – The Vegas Years.

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



East Race Concert Series

Seitz Park, South Bend, IN
ELWOOD SPLINTERS BLUES BAND - Playing everything from traditional to contemporary blues, plus quite a few well-received originals by Paul Thode and the rest of the band. The Elwoods are known to be funky, get down, high-energy performers. They believe that everyone should be part of the show.... And understand the universal message of the Blues

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



East Race Concert Series

Seitz Park, South Bend, IN
GROOVE VENDETTA – An up-beat rock & blues band sure to get the audience off their seats and on their feet!

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



East Race Concert Series

Seitz Park, South Bend, IN
SOUL FUNKSHUN will entertain all ages with their mix of old school Funk, Jazz and Rhythm and Blues.

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



East Race Concert Series

Seitz Park, South Bend, IN
WHISTLE PIGS – A 7 piece band playing Contemporary Music, Classic Rock, Jazz, and Rhythm and Blues.

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



East Race Concert Series

Seitz Park, South Bend, IN
EVERYDAY PEOPLE - Michiana-based band that plays a mix of country and country-rock music, including new and contemporary tunes and also classics by the pioneers of country music.

South Bend Parks and Rec
Cindi Fish
www.sbpark.org
574-299-4765



Archery Lesson

St. Patrick’s County Park: Brown Barn, South Bend, IN
Fee: $10/person
Ages 12 & up, accompanied by adult
Join a local archery instructor for archery lessons. Equipment provided. Get hands-on experience with all the equipment and enjoy a personalized shooting lesson. Registration and payment are required by August 18. (Min. 5; max. 15). To register call 574-654-3155.


Jamie Hartzke 574-654-3155 jhartzke@sjcparks.org


Running Wild: 5K trail run & 3K fun walk

St. Patrick’s County Park: Red Barn, South Bend, IN
Run/walk starts at 9am, registration begins at 8am
Run Pre-registration (with T-shirt) by August 5th: $25 OR (no T-shirt) by Aug. 14th: $20
Day of run: $25 individual (no T-shirt)
Walk Pre-registration by Aug. 14th: $15 individual/ $35 “Wild Herd” up to 4 people. Day of walk: $20 individual/ $40 “Wild Herd”
A FUNd-raising run and walk to benefit St. Joseph County Parks. Help us raise funds for park projects, including scholarships to help schools cover the cost of transportation to the parks for programs. Dogs on leashes are welcome for the family fun walk. Fun walk will have a nature scavenger hunt. Age division prizes for timed run. To register visit www.sjcparks.org.


Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828 jharzke@sjcparks.org


Geocaching: The Great GPS Stash Hunt

St. Patrick’s County Park: White Barn Harvest Room, South Bend, IN
GPS coordinates: N 41° 45.473’, W 086° 16.055’
Fee: $3/person. To register call 574-654-3155.
Learn how to use a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) device on a high-tech “treasure hunt” to find caches at the park and throughout the world! Bring a GPS unit if possible, limited loaner units are available. Check out www.geocaching.com to find out more about this fun and exciting international sport. A special geocache course will be set-up just for this event! Registration and payment are required by August 8. (Min. 4; max. 15)


Jamie Hartzke 574-654-3155 jhartzke@sjcparks.org


Family Passport: Outdoor Explorer

St. Patrick’s County Park: Brown Barn, South Bend, IN
St. Joseph County Park and the Family Passport to Play program want to offer you a FREE event that will surely get you moving. Join us for an evening of paddling, hiking and playing all while connecting with nature. For more information visit the Healthworks! Happenings calendar and the Family Passport to Play Facebook page.


Jamie Hartzke 574-277-4828 jhartzke@sjcparks.org


Archery Lesson

St. Patrick's County Park: Brown Barn, South Bend, IN
Fee: $10/person
Ages 12 & up, accompanied by adult
Join a local archery instructor for archery lessons. Equipment provided. Get hands-on experience with all the equipment and enjoy a personalized shooting lesson. Registration and payment are required by July 21. (Min. 5; max. 15). To register call 574-654-3155.


Jamie Hartzke 574-654-3155 jhartzke@sjcparks.org


6th Annual Little Hoosier 100

Newton Park 801 N Michigan St. Lakeville, IN 46536
6th Annual Little Hoosier 100
Midwest Thunder Series Quarter Midget Race
Races begin at 9:00 a.m. both days.
Checkout our website @ www.newtonpark.org for our schedule.
Free event for the public
Come watch these young drivers speed around our race track!


Newton Park 574-784-5644


Movie In The Park - Polar Express

West Park Pavilion, 500 N. Nappanee St., Nappanee, IN 46550
Come enjoy this Christmas tale inside historic West Park Pavilion. Concessions available while supplies last.

Tiffany, 574-773-2112, ctdeputytiff@yahoo.com


Paddle the St. Joseph River: Niles to Buchanan

Jul 7, 2007 12:30 - 5:00pm

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
Travel the way of Michiana's pioneers as you canoe down the St. Joseph River from Niles to Buchanan! This calm stretch of river is ideal for beginning canoers and families. Class size is limited; please call ahead for fees and to register by 12:00noon on Friday, July 6.

Preble Paustian
269-695-6491