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Peace play Goshen College sophomore Paul Zehr (left) and junior Sara Klassen perform in the play “Mr. Maurizio. The winner of the 2012 Goshen College Peace Play Contest, “Mr. Maurizio” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (American Sign Language interpreted) in the Umble Center on campus. The contest is the only one devoted solely to plays about peace and peace-related topics in the United States. Written by playwright Mic Weinblatt of Minneapolis, the play is about regret and will be performed by Goshen College students and directed by 2012 Goshen College alumnus Phil Weaver-Stoesz during the college’s homecoming weekend.
FALL CRAFTERS FAIR: The 12th annual fair will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today to Saturday in and around Shipshewana. There will be artisans, crafters, antique tractors, music and prize drawings. No admission or parking fees. Information: LaGrange County CVB at 260-768-4008 or www.shipshewana.com.
GOSHEN NOON KIWANIS CLUB: “Lure of Alaska” — The group will present its first program of the Travel and Adventure Fall Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Goshen Middle School Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door. The school is at 1216 S. Indiana Ave.
MEMORIAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: A tournament to benefit the families of Jared Yoder and Zion Carlstrom begins at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Crossroads Community Church and runs throughout the day. Cost is $300 per team. Information: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is at 57415 Alpha Drive, Goshen
MENTORING MUMS: Tickets to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters are available for purchase as part of the new Floral Carpet display in Elkhart. Tickets can be purchased at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 59029 C.R. 13, Elkhart, and at several downtown locations.
MOYER FOUNDATION DRY TAILGATE: The second annual event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Villa Macri Ristorante. Proceeds will benefit Camp Mariposa. The emcee for the evening will be “Ragz,” the morning drive co-host of 95.7 The Fan. Also in attendance will be former Notre Dame basketball head coach Digger Phelps. Cost: $125 adults, $75 age 25 and younger. Tickets: Amy Hooey at 206-298-1217 or email@example.com. The restaurant is at 225 Toscana Blvd., Granger.
NORTHERN INDIANA PENNSYLVANIA DEITSCH SOCIETY: The annual dinner is at 6 p.m. today at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. All conversation will be in Pennsylvania Deitsch. After the meal there will be entertainment. Reservations are required. Membership in the society is not require to attend. Tickets and information: Esther Martin at 533-7460. The church is at 64901 C.R. 11, Goshen.
OKTOBERFEST: Big Brothers and Big Sisters will host an Oktoberfest from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday in Central Park behind the Civic Plaza in downtown Elkhart. There will be a chili cook-off, cornhole tournament and live music.
PREHISTORIC INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOW: The show runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Shipshewana Town Center. There will be artifacts for sale. Free. To register a table contact Dave at 260-499-5190 or Marvin at 260-463-2824. The town center is at 760 S. Van Buren St.
UNDER THE HARVEST MOON: The autumn festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in downtown Dowagiac, Mich.
AMISH ACRES ROUND BARN THEATRE
• Performances of “Plain and Fancy” run through Oct. 20. Shows are at 2 or 8 p.m. depending on the date. Tickets start at $27.95 adults, $12.95 children 12-18, $6.95 children 4-11.
• The story of the Andrews Sisters, “Sisters of Swing,” runs through Oct. 14. Shows are at 2 or 8 p.m. depending on the date. Tickets start at $27.95 adults, $12.95 children 12-18, $6.95 children 4-11.
• “Driving Miss Daisy” — The play runs from Oct. 17 through Nov. 4. Shows are at 2 or 8 p.m. depending on the date. Tickets start at $27.95 adults, $12.95 children 12-18, $6.95 children 4-11.
For a complete show schedule, tickets and ticket availability call 800-800-4942, ext. 2, or visit www.amishacres.com. Amish Acres is at 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee.
ELKHART CIVIC THEATER: “Ramona Quimby” — The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 adults and $8 for students and seniors 62 and older.
Tickets and information: 848-4116 or www.elkhartcivictheatre.org. The theater is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.
GOSHEN COLLEGE: “Mr. Maurizio” — The play is at 8 p.m. Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m Sunday (ASL interpreted on Sunday) . Cost: $3. Information: 535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org or [URL]www.goshen.edu/tickets;http://www.goshen.edu/tickets[URL]. The college is at 1700 S. Main St.
LERNER THEATRE: “Peter Pan” — The play is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 14.Tickets and information: 293-4469 or [/URL]www.thelerner.com;[URL]. The theater is at 410 S. Main St. Elkhart.
PUPPET PARLOR THEATRE: “Pinocchio” — Permanent theater at Concord Mall. Show times are at 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday Admission. Information: 219-210-3428.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE
•“Violet Hour” — The comedy runs through Sunday in the Warner Studio Theatre.
• “All Shook Up” — The play weaves together Shakespere and Elvis Presley. The play runs Oct. 17 - 21.
Information and tickets: 234-1112 or [/URL]www.sbct.org;http://www.nappaneechamber.com[URL]. The theater is at 403 N. Main St.
SOUTH BEND CENTER FOR HISTORY: “Mystery at the Mansion” — Participants walk through the mansion and listen to performers act out a murder mystery. Tickets are on sale for the Oct. 12 and 19 play. Information and tickets: 235-9664 or visit [/URL]www.centerforhistory.org;http://www.centerforhistory.org[URL].
BLUE GATE THEATER
• “Half-Stitched: A Musical” will be performed through Dec. 8.
• Gospel Sing — The theater will have several singers perform at 7 p.m. today to Saturday as part of the Shipshewana Crafters Festival.
• The Hoppers will sing at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12.
• The Freedom Singers will sing at 7 p.m. Oct. 13.
Ticket price varies with package. Information: 888-447-4725. The theater is at 195 Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
LERNER THEATRE: Loretta Lynn — Tickets for the concert are on sale at the box office for the Nov. 9 event.Tickets and information: 293-4469 or [/URL]www.thelerner.com;. The theater is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.
GOSHEN COLLEGE:Birdland Big Band — The band is known for playing jazz, Latin and Brazilian music and is led by Tommy Igoe. The band plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets: Prices vary.
Information: 535-7566, email@example.com or [URL]www.goshen.edu/tickets. The college is at 1700 S. Main St.
MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
• The Fresh Beat Band, Nickelodeon’s preschool music group and stars of the television series of the same name, will be at the Morris Oct. 17. Tickets and VIP packages are available. Tickets: the Morris or www.freshbeatbandlive.com.
• Tickets are on sale for Jackson Browne, with special guest Sara Watkins, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets: $46, $56, $66, plus applicable fees. Browne will donate $1 from each ticket sold to charity. Premium benefit seats are available for purchase through the Guacamole Fund at www.guacfund.org. Tickets can be purchased through the Morris, or at SuperSounds Catalog Center, Hammes Bookstore or O’Brien Recreation Center.
• Lewis Black — Tickets are sale for the comedian’s 8 p.m. Nov. 15 performance. Black performs as part of his “Running on Empty” tour. Tickets start at $29.75; fees may apply.
Purchase tickets at www.morriscenter.org, the Morris Center box office or charge by phone at 235-9190 or 800-537-6415. The Morris is at 211 N. Michigan St., South Bend.
WAGON WHEEL THEATRE: Tickets for the New Year’s Eve concert by Diamond Rio are now on sale. Shows are at 7 and 9:30 p.m. at the theater. Admission: Prices range between $47 and $65. Information and tickets: www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. The theater is at 2515 E. Center St., Warsaw.
RIVER OF LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH: “Ballet Magnificat!” — The group will perform “The Scarlet Cord” at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 and “Deliver Us” and “The Arrival,” both at 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Admission. Tickets: www.iTickets.com or www.GodsRiver.com. The church is at 2626 Prairie St., Elkhart.
WARSAW BALLROOM DANCE ASSOCIATION: Falling Leaves Dance — The dance will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct 13 at North Webster Community Center. The Ford’s band will provide live music. Cost: $12.50 at the door, refreshments included. Information: 658-9166. The center is at 301 N. Main St.
ACTING ENSEMBLE: Registration for the workshop is at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Recital Hall at the Century Center. Workshop days are from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 through Oct. 20. Cost: $60. Information: 807-0108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The center is at 120 S. St. Joseph St., South Bend.
APPALACHIAN CLOG DANCING: Dance lessons will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday from today through Dec. 6 at Prairieview Missionary Chruch. No experience necessary. Class fees apply. Information: Becky at 773-3569, Maribeth at 825-9672 or Sharon at 457-2258. The church is at 2612 Dierdorf Road, Goshen.
•Stewardship Matters — A lecture by Dr. Peter McCown is at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Sauder Concert Hall. McCown will discuss quality of life for the citizens of Elkhart County.
• S.A. Yoder Lecture — Luis Urrea will give a lecture at 10 a.m. Oct. 15 titled “The Border, Immigration and the Devil’s Highway: A Journey with the Author, Luis Urrea”.
The college is at 1700 S. Main St.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF ART
• Today — Film “The Cats of Mirikitani,” Part Two: Part Two runs approximately 35 minutes.
Talks are every Thursday from 12:20 to 1 p.m and are free.
Information and registration: 293-6660 or www.midwestmuseum.us. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart.
PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD: Upcoming workshops include an intermediate digital SLR class from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 20. Each workshop has a class fee of $25 and participation is limited. Information and registration: Danny Graber at dannysg@frontiercom or 266-4265. Information: www.photoguild.org.The guild is at 212 W. Washington St., Goshen.
PREMIER ARTS: Dance classes are Saturday at various times for kids ages 3 - 17. Classes are offered once a month through May 2013. Cost: $20. Information: 293-4469 or email@example.com. Premier Arts is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.
SCIENCE SLEUTHS: The Oct. 15 session will focus on corn husk dolls. Classes are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Ox Bow Haus Shelter in Ox Bow County Park. Science Sleuths is intended for elementary-age students. Register and pay by Monday. Registration: 535-6458. Information: www.elkhartcountyparks.org. The park is at 23033 C.R. 45, Goshen.
OX BOW PARK: Bark in the Park — The third annual dog walk and festival is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday. The park is at 211 W. Lincoln Ave., Goshen.
CIRCAARTS GALLERY: Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 528 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend. Information: 233-8400.
CONCORD MALL: Superhero Saturday — Batman and Robin will greet children at center court from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 875-6502 or www.shopconcordmall.com. The mall is at 3701 S. Main St., Elkhart.
ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: Temporary exhibit “The Home Front: Elkhart County During World War II,” is open. The museum is at 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted.
FIRE ARTS: “Coccoliths” — The exhibit by artist Valerie Schroeder runs through Oct. 30. Information: 282-2787 or www.fireartsinc.com. Fire Arts is at 305 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend.
GOSHEN COLLEGE: Emeriti Faculty Art Show — The show features works by retired professors. The show runs through Oct. 28. The exhibit will be on display in the Hershberger Art Gallery, Music Center. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: www.goshen.edu/art/gallery/hershberger. The college is at 1700 S. Main St.
HALL OF HEROES SUPER HERO MUSEUM: Hall of Villains Haunted House — The museum will host a haunted house from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13 and Oct. 19 and 20. Admission: $5/person. Information: 293-0755. The museum is at 58005 C.R. 105, Elkhart.
HOSTETLER’S HUDSON AUTO MUSEUM: Containing the world’s largest collection of Hudson vehicles, with 48 permanent museum cars and 10 to 12 cars from Hostetler’s personal collection, the museum is open Monday through Saturday with a charge for admission. Information: 260-768-3021 or www.hostetlershudsons.com. The museum is at 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
NATIONAL NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD MUSEUM: The Stanley Bell model railroad collection includes hundreds of pieces on display. Six trains operating at the same time. Interactive displays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Information: 294-3001. The museum is at 721 S. Main St., Elkhart.
MIDDLEBURY MUSEUM: Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Free. The museum is at 301 Bristol Ave.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: Work submitted to the 34th Elkhart Juried Regional will be on display Friday through Dec. 2. The show covers work from 22 Michiana counties. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 college students, $1 public school students and $7 family of three or more. Information: 293-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart.
NORTHERN INDIANA ARTISTS INC.: 514 Lincoln Way E., Mishawaka. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
• Guided tours of the mansion are offered on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $10 adults, $4 students age 5 and older. Information: 264-0330.
• Free Family Sunday is the first Sunday of each month through November, providing free self-guided tours from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ruthmere Museum.
• The final Free Family Sunday for the 2012 season for Havilah Beardsley House is from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
• An exhibit of U.S. presidential china will open Tuesday and run through Nov. 11.
Information: 264-0330 or www.Ruthmere.org. The museum is at 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.
RV/MH HALL OF FAME: 21565 Executive Blvd., south of the Indiana Toll Road, east off C.R. 17. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission charge. Information: 293-2344.
SNITE MUSEUM OF ART
• An exhibition of graphics, “Cassatt and Beyond: Graphic Art from the Permanent Collection” will be on display until Sunday.
• An exhibition of paintings, oil sketches and drawings titled “Breaking the Mold: The Legacy of the Noah L. and Muriel S. Butkin Collection of Nineteenth Century French Art” is on display through Dec. 2.
• “Fragility and Resilience” — Sculptures by Stephen De Staebler are on display through Dec. 2.
• Father Lindesmith’s Collection — The exhibit opens Sunday and runs through Dec. 2.
Information: 631-5466 or sniteartmuseum.nd.edu. The museum is at 100 Moose Krause Circle, University of Notre Dame.
SOUTH BEND FESTIVAL OF BANNERS: The theme for this year is POP on Parade, interpreted in original artworks by local citizens of all ages. Eighty banners will be displayed on light poles along Jefferson/Wayne and Michigan streets through Monday.
SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART:
• The Displaced — Regional artist Doug Kinsey will have his art on exhibit through Dec. 2.
• We Are the Ship — Original paintings by artist Kadir Nelson will be on display through Nov. 11 as part of the “Triple Play: Race, Baseball, Art” series at the museum.
• Family Day is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Pre-registration by Friday is required.
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested for nonmembers. Information: 235-9102 or www.southbendart.org.
STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM
• Design a New Studebaker — The fifth annual design contest is under way. Participants are invited to create their version of what a 21st century Studebaker would look like. Free for all ages. Designs will be accepted until Oct. 26. Winners will be announced Nov. 9. Information and entry forms: 235-9714, 888-391-5600 or www.studebakermuseum.org. Questions: Archivist Andy Beckman at 235-9067 or email@example.com.
• Studebaker Super Service Center — The exhibit displays a realistic service center for kids, a kid-sized car, and the chance to order parts and work with tools to keep their vehicle purring.
• Studebaker’s Last Dance: The Avanti — The exhibit features a look at the car’s development and never-before-seen images from the museum archives through Friday.
• Petite Performance: Microcars — The exhibit is on display through Oct. 14. It looks at some of the smallest vehicles to grace America’s roadways. It is also a celebration of the 21st century revival of the microcar through the Smart Car.
The museum is at 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 adults, $6.50 senior citizens older than 60 and $5 youth ages 7-18. Annual membership: $60 family, $40 individual, $30 seniors. Information: 235-9714, 888-391-5600 or www.studebakermuseum.org.
WOODLAWN NATURE CENTER: Rex is here! The king of the angry lizards has been spotted around the “Real Monsters” exhibit. Members of Woodlawn Nature Center may call for private showing times. Hours: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 264-0525. The center is at 604 Woodlawn Ave.
BARNEY’S BAR: Barney’s Bar and DJ Killa Keebz have teamed up for trivia nights covering sports and music for prizes including gift certificates for food or drinks from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays at the bar, 2700 Hammond Ave. No cover charge. Information: 387-7882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPPY’S NORTH SIDE TAVERN: Live bands take the stage starting at 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. No cover charge. The bar is at 1000 N. Michigan St.
CLUB FEVER: The club is at 222 S. Michigan St., South Bend. Ages 21 and older admitted only.
• Today — Unraveling String Band
• Friday — Kennedys Kitchen
• Saturday — ND vs Miami
In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or www.fiddlershearth.com.
• Friday — Mr. Jones and the Groovetones
• Saturday — The Woodman Music Show
• Oct. 12 — Undercover Blues
• Oct. 13 — TBA
All bands begin at 10 p.m. The restaurant is at 600 S. Main St. in Elkhart. Information: 295-8882.
ROCK BOTTOM BAR: Bryan Barr sings and plays from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, with karaoke set up for guests interested in singing along. Information: 294-8888. The bar is at 2220 S. Nappanee St.
RULLI’S BELLA LUNA BAR: Information: 825-7222 or www.facebook.com/RullisBellaLuna. The bar is at 851 U.S. 20, Middlebury.
SIGNATURE LANES: The band One Ten Trio will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.
SPORTS TIME PUB AND GRILL: JT Buffett, Island Music plays from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays.
The restaurant is at 56199 Parkway Ave., Elkhart. Information: 970-5940.
SWEET CREAMS SODA SHOP
• Today — Open Mic with Carl Rust
• Friday — Michael Harding and Sheila
• Saturday — Mike Taylor
All concerts are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The shop is in the Rowe building at 700 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information: 970-5568.
BARNEY’S BAR: Today, Friday and Saturday
BOLT’S: Friday and Saturday
BOWLY’S CRYSTAL BAR: Saturday
CAPPY’S NORTH SIDE TAVERN: 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
CHAMELEON EXPERIENCE: Today and Sunday
CHICAGO GRILL & BAR: Wednesday
CONSTANT SPRING: Wednesday
GARVER LAKE BAR & GRILL: Today and Saturday
MY DAD’S PLACE: Tuesday through Sunday
PHYL’S CORNER: Friday and Saturday
POOR TONY’S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
SIGNATURE LANES: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday
VFW POST 88: 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday
Also In The Area
HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM: Kiddieland Express, a 103-year-old steam-powered light plant, the “Blue Goose” engine and a working turn-of-the-century sawmill are on display. The museum is open weekends through the end of October. Parking and admission are free, train fares are $5 adults, $3 children 12 and younger. Information: www.hesston.org or call 219-778-2783 weekends. The museum is at 1201 E. C.R. 1000 N.
• Friday — First Friday Comedy Night. Cover charge
• Saturday — Local “Death March”
• Sunday — Joe Feingold Music Project at 7 p.m. Cover charge.
• Oct. 12 — Billy “Stix” Nicks CD release party
All times are at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St.
TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL: The event will be from 4 to 9:30 p.m. today at Bethel College. Tickets are on sale. Tickets: 807-7618 or www.southbendtribune.com/TOHtickets. The college is at 1001 Bethel Circle.
ARTPOST: The show runs through Sunday at Artpost Gallery. South Bend photographers Jack Kapsa and Steve Moriarty will have their work exhibited.
The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Information: 287-6293 or www.artpostblog.com. The gallery is at 216 W. Madison St.
CLUB FEVER: Tickets are on sale for the Oct. 13 performance of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic; 21 and older only. Tickets: www.morriscenter.org or www.ticketmaster.com.
RECORD AND CD COLLECTORS SHOW: The show is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Comfort Suites Hotel. There will be 56 dealers from four states. Items include 45s, LPs, 78s, video and memorabilia. Free. Information: Ken 329-1483 or email@example.com. The hotel is at 52939 U.S. 933 N.
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATER: Fall acting classes will begin the week of Oct. 8 and will run for six weeks. There is a cost to register. To register call 234-1112 or visit www.sbct.org.
BUCHANAN ART CENTER: Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
CERT TRAINING: Classes begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Cass County Emergency Operations Center for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and run till 9 p.m. Classes run for seven weeks. Free. Pre-registration is required. Information: 269-445-8644 ext. 1217 or www.ccso.info. The center is at 130 N. Broadway.
FIRESIDE TAP AND GRILL: South of Somewhere — Performances are from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at the bar, 69245 Maple St. No cover charge. Information: 269-414-4103.
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE: “Reconnected: Artists and Mentors” — The exhibit runs through Saturday. Free. The college is at 58900 Cherry Grove Road, Dowagiac.
PSYCHO WARD AND NIGHTMARES: The haunted house opens for the season Friday. Visitors on Friday and Saturday who bring a nonperishable food item will receive $3 off the regular price of admission. Information and schedule: www.hautpark.com. The haunted house is at 7656 Ravine Road.
FERNWOOD BOTANICAL GARDENS AND NATURE PRESERVE
• The Railway Garden — Replicas of Buchanan’s Pears Mill, the Niles Depot, the St. Joseph Lighthouse and Notre Dame’s Golden Dome.
• Sculpture Fernwood — A map is available for your visit and an exhibit catalog is available for purchase. All sculptures but Lorenzo are for sale. Sculpture Fernwood runs through Labor Day 2013.
• “A Sense of Place” — Susan K. Johnston’s gallery runs until Sunday.
• Shades of Pastels and Oils — The exhibit opens at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12.
Fernwood is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Information: 269-695-6491 or www.fernwoodbotanical.org. The gardens are at 13988 Range Line Road.
NILES HAUNTED HOUSE SCREAM PARK: The haunted house is open weekends in October through Oct. 31. Hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays. The haunted house will also be open the week of Halloween from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29 to 31. Parking is free. The haunted house is at 855 Mayflower Road.
SIXTH GENERATION: The band will release their new CD, “That Was ... This Is”, Oct. 12 and 13 at Majerek’s Gift Shoppe and Reader’s World in Niles and Orchard Hills Country Club in Buchanan.
The Entertainment Calendar appears each Thursday in The Elkhart Truth. Deadline for submissions to the calendar is 5 p.m. Monday. Notice of upcoming concerts, theater performances, exhibits and events may be addressed to: Entertainment Calendar, The Elkhart Truth, P.O. Box 487, Elkhart, IN 46515; faxed to 294-3895; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You also may leave a message with Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.