Clark retirees meeting Wednesday in Buchanan

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

Lisa Croteau, director of marketing and administration for Niles Main Street, will be the guest speaker.

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

GOP Women’s Club meets Wednesday for luncheon

BRIDGMAN — The Berrien County Republican Women’s Club will meet at noon Wednesday at Pebblewood Restaurant, 9794 Jericho Road.

The meeting will feature team Pauline Wendzel – Wendzel or someone from her staff – who will speak about “The Road to Lansing and the Job Within.”

Also, two $500 scholarships will be presented to area students. The club will welcome the winners and their parents as its guests.

Cost for the buffet luncheon is $15, payable at the door.

An RSVP is requested by calling 465-3972. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Friends, RV Schools team up for program

NEW TROY — The Friends of New Troy will partner with River Valley Schools to provide a summer reading program at the New Troy Community Center, 13372 California Road.

Luci Ceithaml will lead the program, which will treat kids to stories, an occasional video, activities, recreation and a snack. All ages are welcome to participate.

The program runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. It starts today and continues every Monday through Aug. 5.

Also at the Community Center, River Valley Schools and the Michigan Department of Education will provide a free sack lunch five days a week to any child younger than 18.

Adult lunches will be available for $2. The Meet Up and Eat Up Program will begins today from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and continues throughout the summer.

Learn about Big Mac at Bridgman library talk

BRIDGMAN — Bridgman Public Library, 4460 Lake St., will host “101 Things that Happened on the Mackinac Bridge” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Discover the many interesting things that have, and still do, happen on the bridge with author and historian Mike Fornes.

Magician John Dudley visits Bridgman library

BRIDGMAN — Bridgman Public Library, 4460 Lake St., will host “Out-Of-This-World Magic with John Dudley” at 11 a.m. Thursday. The magic show will be space-themed.

Mime visits St. Joseph, Lincoln Township libraries

Rob Reider, a mime, will visit a pair of Southwest Michigan libraries on Tuesday.

He will be at Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market St., at 1 p.m., followed by a 3:30 p.m. show at Lincoln Township Public Library, 2099 W. John Beers Road.

For more information about the St. Joseph event, call 983-7167 or visit

For more information, or to register, for the Lincoln Township event, visit or call 429-9575.

Genealogical Society meets Tuesday night

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

A video by Sunny Morton, “Must-Use U.S. Records at, FamilySearch, FindMyPast and MyHeritage,” will be screened.

For more information, visit or email

North Berrien museum celebrates industry

COLOMA — The North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., will present a day of remembrance and learning at the Industry History Day Open House on Saturday.

From noon-4 p.m., guests can look through the museum’s collection to identify photos, spark conversation, and remember or learn how we got to present day industries.

The Watervliet Paper Mill collection will be the primary focus, but other collections, such as Tru-Point and CAYO, will be available, too.

At 1 p.m., and again at 3 p.m., ages 6-12 can learn through action while they understand what an assembly line is and put their new knowledge to the test by creating rubber band cars at the “Assembling the Past: Michigan’s Automotive Industry for Kids” program.

Snacks and refreshments will be offered at this free event. Donations are appreciated. RSVPs are not required.

For more information, call 468-3330 or email

Program to highlight Hagar Township’s Jacobia

COLOMA — The North Berrien Historical Museum, 300 Coloma Ave., will present a program on Hagar Township’s Jacobia at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Jacobia estate was the brainchild of Henry William Jacobs – inventor, entrepreneur, aeronautical enthusiast – who foresaw Southwest Michigan’s potential to become a tourist mecca.

The centerpiece of his eponymous resort was a 160-foot water tower with an observation deck. The 180-acre retreat upon which this structure stood was located along the shore of Lake Michigan, and also included cottages, barns, a chapel, a dance pavilion, and a 150-foot stairway to the beach known as Jacob’s Ladder.

Although Jacobia only existed for a handful of years in the early 20th century, the legacy of its founder and his vision of Southwest Michigan’s tourism potential endure.

Using research and images, Peter Cook, the museum’s programs director, will detail the rise and fall of Jacobs and his towering ambition.

RSVPs aren’t required for this free program.

For questions, email or call 468-3330.

SJ High School Class of 1999 holding reunion

ST. JOSEPH — The St. Joseph High School Class of 1999 will hold its 20-year reunion on Saturday.

The reunion will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Silver Harbor Brewing Co., 712 Pleasant St., and is a family-friendly evening.

Tickets are $15 for singles or $20 for couples.

Registration can be made, and tickets purchased, online at

For additional weekend reunion activities, or more information, email

Food drive planned at Harbor Country Mission

BRIDGMAN — Harbor Country Mission, 9600 Red Arrow Highway, will host a food drive from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Nonperishable food and personal care products will be collected to help fill the pantry.

Mobile food pantry returns Thursday

LAKESIDE — The next mobile food pantry hosted by Church of the Mediator will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Chikaming Township Fire Department, 13475 Red Arrow Highway.