MSU Steak & Suds
Berrien County Michigan State Alumni Gathering: 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Berrien County Sportsman’s Club. Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio headlines the 33rd annual event, one of the largest MSU alumni gatherings in the country. Cost is $35, which includes steak dinner. To buy tickets, call Bob Gerbel at 983-4460. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Denny McLain visit
Denny McLain to visit Three Oaks: Denny McLain, American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner for the 1968 World Series champion Detroit Tigers, will visit Three Oaks on June 22. McLain has selected Three Oaks as one of his small-town Michigan stops to reminisce with fans about the 1968 season. He will be signing autographs from 10 a.m.-noon at the Biggest Little Baseball Museum at the Three Oaks library. At 12:30 p.m. he will speak at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks. Cost for the presentation at Acorn Theater is $10, which includes a hot dog, Cracker Jacks and unlimited soft drinks. A cash bar will be available. Afterward, McLain will meet fans and sign autographs. To buy tickets, go online to www.acornlive.com.
High school sports
Bridgman athletic physicals: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at Bridgman High School. Cost $30. Checks made out to LMP with students name on memo line. Cash also accepted. For more information contact Molly Owen at 466-0224.
St. Joseph summer swim lessons: June 11-21. Register from 8-10 a.m. Monday at Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium. Cost is $70 per student. Classes offered for beginner, advanced beginner and intermediates. Students must be 48 inches tall. Contact Randy Pfahler at email@example.com or 926-3758 for more information.
St. Joseph basketball camp: June 10-25. St. Joseph boys grades K-9 interested in basketball camp should register online by Monday at www.sjschools.org. Click on the community cork board under the parents’ drop-down menu. Cost is $60 per player. For more information, call coach Gregg Schaffer at 926-3258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridgman boys basketball camp: June 17-24 at Bridgman High School. Grades 3-6 will meet from 9-10:30 a.m.; grades 7-10 from 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt and prizes. To register, contact Mike Miller at email@example.com.
Krush Volleyball all-skills camp: Grad school and middle school level volleyball game. Middle school session runs July 8-11, grad school July 15-18. Camp focuses on fundamentals, ball control and skill development. To register go to www.krushvbc.com.
Introduction to Pickleball: Free beginning pickleball lessons will be offered on Saturdays through June 22 at the Coloma High School tennis courts. Regular pickleball open play is available Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, contact Jim Hogue at 468-4639.
Alex’s Duck Duck Run: Saturday, Upton Arboretum, St. Joseph. 1K kids’ run fun begins at 8:25 a.m.; 5K run/walk 9 a.m. For more information, go online to www.thealexmandarinofoundation.org.
Town Crier 5K/10K & Half Marathon: 8 a.m. Saturday at Saugatuck High School. Benefits Saugatuck cross country and track teams. Cost through June 1 is $30 for 5K, $40 for 10K and $70 for half marathon. After June 1, prices increase to $40, $50 and $80. Sign up at runsignup.com/towncrierraces.
Gene Bednarowski 5K Cherry Run/Walk: 8 a.m. June 29 at Watervliet North Elementary. Proceeds support a scholarship in memory of Bednarowski, a former Watervliet teacher and coach. Cost is $20. Sign up at runsignup.com/bednarowski5k.
Maytag IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead Triathlon: June 30 at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor. Includes 1.2 mile lake swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. Qualifier for 2019 World 70.3 Championship. For more information or to register, please visit www.ironmansteelhead.com. Volunteers please contact Corey Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eau Claire “4 on the 4th” 4-mile and 4k run: 9 a.m. July 4, Eau Claire High School. Choose between a four-mile run or a four-kilometer (2.4-mile) run. To register, go online to https://thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/35626024789?.
Firecracker Furry 5K: 8 a.m. July 6 at Kids Corner Park in South Haven. Cost is $25 through June 11, $30 after. Dog friendly. Benefits Al-Van Humane Society. Sign up at runsignup.com/furry5k.
Bridgman 5K/10K and Fun Run: 8:30 a.m. July 13. Cost is $25, $20 if three or more family members are registered. 1.1-mile fun run at 8 a.m. for ages 13 and below. Register online at www.snapregistration.com/bridgman5k.
Race for YMCA 5K/10K: 8:30 a.m. July 20 at Margaret B. Upton Arboretum in St. Joseph. Cost is $20 for ages 15 and up, $15 for 14 and under, or $25 on race day regardless of age. SWMI Racers get a $3 discount. For more information, contact the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA or go to ymcaswm.com/RaceYMCA.
Once Upon a Time 5K run and walk: 8:30 a.m. July 27, Baroda. Cost is $20 until June 30, $25 July 1-25, $30 day of race. Event benefits the Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Register online at runsignup.com/onceuponatime5k.
Cat Tracks 5K Trail Run/Walk: 9 a.m. Aug. 11 at Brandywine High School. Supports Summer My Way program for Brandywine’s summer school youth. Sign up at runsignup.com/Race/MI/Niles/CatTracks5k
Chili Hop Run: 9 a.m. Sept. 15 at Watervliet Municipal Airport. Four mile and 4K run/walk options. Benefits EAA Chapter 585 and local athletic departments. Sign up at runsignup.com/chilihoprun.
Hobbiton Beer Run: 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Livery Microbrewery in Benton Harbor. Run or walk the 5K or 2.5K course. Proceeds benefit Benton Harbor Public Library Children’s Wing. Sign up at runsignup.com/hobbitonbeerrun.
Bridgman Area Road Runners
Summer Run Series: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18-Aug. 6. The series will include eight different weekly runs. Each participant will earn points for their weekly finish, and winners will be crowned at the end of the summer. For more information, search Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for Bridgman Area Road Runners.
Police Memorial Golf Outing: 9 a.m. shotgun start June 22 at Blossom Trails. Hosted by Blossomland F.O.P Lodge 100. Cost is $75 and includes golf with cart, raffle ticket and steak dinner. Proceeds benefit holiday programs for the less fortunate. For more info contact Justin Bunch at 650-3000 or e-mail email@example.com.
Adam Tilly Memorial Outing: 8:30 a.m. shotgun start July 6 at Lake Michigan Hills. 7:30 a.m. registration. Cost $80 includes golf, cart, lunch and prizes. For more information contact Hans Koppenhoefter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Merrill at email@example.com.
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