Clark retirees meet Wednesday

BUCHANAN — The Clark Salaried Retirees Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Buchanan Area Senior Center, 810 Rynearson St.

A representative of Kinexus will talk about programs available for finding employment.

For more information, contact Don Ryman at 695-6552.

Vets association meets Saturday

BENTON HARBOR — The Papasan-Mamasan Korea Veterans Association will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 105, 1645 Paw Paw Ave.

For more information, call 471-1405 or 695-1133.

Federal employees meet Tuesday

BENTON HARBOR — The Southwest Michigan chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Super Buffet, 1956 Pipestone Road.

Current and retired federal employees, spouses and friends are welcome. There will be an update on current bills in Congress that will affect federal employees and retirees.

For more information, contact Jean Rowe at 782-2769 or

Friends to discuss women in WWII

NEW BUFFALO — The role of women during World War II will be the topic of the next Community Forum sponsored by the Friends of New Buffalo Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St.

Author Barb Deane will discuss the many new roles assumed by American women in military and civilian life during World War II.

Included in her discussion will be the American Red Cross Clubmobile program.

Dean is the author of “On the Homefront” and “Killing Her Softly.”

For more information, call 469-2933 or email

Genealogical Society meets Tuesday night

ST. JOSEPH — The Berrien County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Latter-day Saints Family History Center, 3653 Niles Road.

A one-hour video, “Unlocking Roman Catholic Records” by Brian Donovan, will be screened.

The Catholic Church is essential for uncovering the lives of millions of immigrants covering many nationalities. FindMyPast and the Catholic Church are working to make these records easily accessible. The video that was recorded at the 2018 Roots Tech Conference in Salt Lake City.

For more information, visit or email

Masonic Lodge to host open house

THREE OAKS — Three Oaks Masonic Lodge 239 will hold an open house at its location from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Lodge, 14 1/2 N. Elm St.

The event is part of the Lodge’s year-long festivities to celebrate its sesquicentennial.

The open house will celebrate exactly 95 years to the day that the Three Oaks Masonic Lodge has occupied its current location. The Lodge’s current location is its fourth.

Attendees can tour the Lodge, learn of the history of the Lodge and talk to Lodge members.

For more information, contact Tom Oldenburg at 208-5175.

South County Dems meet May 21

NILES — The South County Democratic Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 21 at the Greater Niles Senior Center, 1109 Bell Road.

The speakers will be Dean Hill, candidate for the 78th district of the Michigan House of Representatives, and Ian Haight, candidate for Michigan state Senate.

‘Meet The Artist’ at Niles bookstore

NILES — Shelf Life Community Book Store, 223 N. Fourth St., will be hosting its third free “Meet The Artist” event from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday.

Featured will be the works of the Studio Art Program at the Logan Center in South Bend, Ind.

The Logan Center, established in 1950, offers resources and opportunities to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Highlighted at Shelf Life will be the work of Logan clients.

Art will be available for sale. Participants in the Studios at Logan can earn commissions on the sale of their work. All art is moderately priced and comes with information about the artist on an accompanying card.

Staff from Logan Center and one of the artists will be on hand.

Shelf Life is a volunteer-run community store that offers used and new books. Proceeds from sales support Niles District Library and downtown Niles activities.

Free refreshments will be be available.

Retired school personnel to meet

LAWRENCE — The Van Buren County chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Van Buren Technology Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St.

Members will have a brief meeting, box lunch and tour of the center.

Free park passes to be available at library

HARTFORD — Hartford Public Library card holders can get free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreational areas through the Michigan Activity Pass program.

Beginning May 24, library cardholders can print a free one-day pass that can be used at any of Michigan’s 102 state parks or 138 state forest campgrounds.

The program also offers free or discounted admission to 170 historical and cultural destinations in Michigan.

For more information, visit

NAMI meets Thursday

ST. JOSEPH — In honor of Mental Health Month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness will have a potluck dinner and special speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave.

The speaker will be Lakeland Health’s Keith Arnold.

Attendees should use the green awning entrance.

The meeting will be in the room at the bottom of the stairs.

Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. Beverages will be provided.