Bulletin Board, Jan. 27, 2013
Posted: 01/27/2013 at 1:15 am
Alcoholics Anonymous meets morning, noon and evening daily in Goshen, Osceola, Bristol, Union, Mich., and Elkhart. The Central Service Elkhart area office is at 949 Middlebury St. Information: 295-8188.
After Images art counseling program provides an opportunity for individuals to explore grief issues through the use of art and drawing. By appointment only at 22579 Old U.S. 20 E. Information and registration: Greg Suderman, bereavement counselor, at 264-3321 or 800-413-9083.
Divorce Care for adults and children meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Community Church. For more information call Donita Johnson at 848-0891.
Elkhart Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at the Matterhorn, 2041 Cassopolis St. Information: Tom Shoff at 293-5530 or email@example.com.
Elkhart Youth Community Choir, 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Deliverance Church of God in Christ, 1305 Benham Ave. Any child 8 and older is welcome.
Emotions Anonymous meets at 6:15 p.m. Mondays at Elkhart General Hospital, Room 2.
Healing Pathways domestic violence support group for women, 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays at the YWCA North Central Indiana Elkhart office, 23426 U.S. 33. Information: 830-5073 or www.ywcancin.org.
Next Step Singles, a place for Christian singles age 25 and older, meets every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Crossroads North Campus, 3322 Middlebury St., to discuss life events during a book study. For more information call 875-4479 or visit www.mycrossroadscommunity.com.
Ryan’s Place, a center for grieving children, teens and families, meets at 6:30 p.m. every other Monday at Goshen City Church of the Brethren, 203 N. Fifth St., Goshen. Information: 535-1000.
TOPS, a weight-loss support group, meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at 400 W. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart. Information: 674-1559.
Tyrian Lodge 718, 301 S. Fifth St., Goshen, fellowship meeting every Monday. Dinner at 6 p.m., EA Degree meeting at 7 p.m. Information: James Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodlawn Nature Center, 604 Woodlawn Ave., hosts Yoga with Jess Stevens, Mondays at 6:45. Cost: $12 per session, with monthly rates available.
Zumba classes are offered at 5:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the COA Lowe Center, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, Mich. Cost: $5/class or $20/month.
FOE 395 Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 225 W. Marion Street. Information: 294-6007.
Elkhart County 4-H Genealogy Club, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Elkhart Public Library, 300 S. Second St. Information: 523-2216 or 533-0554.
Happy Hearts Clown Alley, 7 p.m. the last Monday of the month at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 2701 E. Bristol St. Information: Carol Cornish at 269-641-7431 or Dorothy Meredith at 875-7659.
Celebrate Recovery meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Crossroads Community Church, C.R. 17 and C.R. 18. It is a 12-step program using God’s healing power. If you have questions call Dave at 260-463-6914.
Elkhart Breakfast Optimist Club, 6:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Pumpernickel’s, 500 S. Main St.
Elkhart Exchange Club, noon Tuesdays at Christiana Creek Country Club, Main and Bristol streets. Information: Steve at 293-3461 (days) or 848-4378 (evenings).
Elkhart Knitting Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Elkhart Public Library. All knitters of any experience welcome. Information: 295-7839.
Elkhart Noon Kiwanis Club, noon Tuesdays at Matterhorn Banquet & Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St. Information: Pat McCauley at 536-7660.
FOE 395 Aerie, 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 225 W. Marion St. Information: 294-6007.
The Harvest Basket Food Program for those age 60 and older, disabled or victims of a catastrophic illness, meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at First Brethren Church of Elkhart, 24197 C.R. 16 E. Sponsored by Christ’s Commissary. Information: Shelley at 304-2749.
Healing Pathways domestic violence support group, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the YWCA North Central Indiana Elkhart office, 23426 U.S. 33. Information: 830-5073.
Maple City Toastmasters, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Goshen Chamber of Commerce, 232 S. Main St., Goshen. Information: Timothy Loutzenhiser at 862-1962 or 9642.toastmastersclubs.com.
Nappanee Noon Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at DalMar Catering, 159 E. Lincoln St., Nappanee. Information: Beverly Fales at 773-7876.
TOPS, a weight-loss support group, meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1200 N. Michigan St., Elkhart. Information: 674-8714.
A Caregivers support group is from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the COA Lowe Center, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, Mich. The group is open to caregivers only.
A cancer support group for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 Old C.R. 17, Goshen. Information: 875-6537.
Elkhart Evening Optimist Club meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at Signature Bowling Lanes in the restaurant, 1180 Fremont Court. Information: Cheryl 534-3877.
Elkhart Lions Club, noon Wednesdays at Christiana Creek Country Club, 116 W. Bristol St. Visitors welcome.
Family/Community Resource Network conducts quarterly meetings from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. to share information about local agencies, programs and current topics. Information: email@example.com.
Domestic violence support group for women who have been victims of abuse meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more information and location of the meeting contact Beth Floyd at Victim Assistance Services: 523-2237.
The Elkhart Local Food Alliance sponsors a weekly 4-H gardening club from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Roosevelt Center, 215 E. Indiana Ave. Information: Nicole at 536-0225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elkhart Luncheon Optimist Club meets weekly from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Pumpernickel’s Restaurant, 500 S. Main St. Information: Linda at 269-699-9148.
Elkhart Morning Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Thursdays at McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk, 333 NIBCO Parkway. Guests are welcome. For more information call Charles Stutsman at 226-1805.
Healthy Healing, a class on healthy coping strategies for domestic violence survivors, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the YWCA North Central Indiana Elkhart office, 23426 U.S. 33. For more information call 830-5073.
Noon Optimist Club, noon Thursdays at the Elks-Christiana Creek Club. Information: Lori Snyder at 522-7100.
TOPS, a weight-loss support group, meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at 831 W. Marion St., Elkhart. Information: 522-2588.
Woodlawn Nature Center: Yoga with Jess Stevens, at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $12 per session, with monthly rates available. The center is at 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart.
Youth Action Committee Junior Optimists Club, 7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the Elkhart train station, 131 Tyler Ave. Youth ages 14 to 18. Information: Brian or Aaron at 295-8727.
South Side Sounding Board, 7 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at Washington Gardens Community Center. Information: 522-1449.
American Legion Post 210, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. all you can eat fish dinner the first Friday of the month at the Legion, 103 York Dr., Middlebury.
Elkhart High School class of 1951, 9 a.m. breakfast the first Friday of the month at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 107 Northpointe Blvd.
Our Lady of the Lake CatholicChurchfrom will have a chili cook-off sponsored by Knights of Columbus from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church, 24832 U.S. 12 E., Edwardsburg, Mich. Information: 269-663-7660.
White Dog Rocket Club meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every other Saturday at Woodlawn Nature Center, 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart. Information: email@example.com or 264-0525.
Woodlawn Nature Center will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the nature center, 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart.
Yoga classes are held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Beardsley Ave., use the east door. Mats provided. A $4 to $10 donation is requested.
Next Step Supper Club meets at 6:45 p.m. the first Saturday of the month. Meeting takes place at a different restaurant each month. Information: 875-4479 or www.mycrossroadscommunity.com.
Elkhart Scottish Rite Club, breakfast at 8:15 a.m. the first Saturday of the month, rain or shine. Meets at Ryan’s Steak House, C.R. 6. Information: Russ at 264-6223.
The Woodlawn Elkhart Gamers Organization (WEGO) meets from 1 to 10 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month to play board, dice and role-playing games. All ages; younger than 12 must be accompanied by adult. $1 per person. Information: 264-0525.
Caring for the Caregiver (formerly called A Season for Caring), a support group for people who are caring for a loved one, meets at 9 a.m. Sundays at River Oaks Community Church, 58020 C.R. 115, Goshen. Information: 875-1152.
The Elkhart New Thought Spirituality/Science of Mind study group meets at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 126 W. Lexington Ave., Elkhart. Information: 226-0391 or Michael Mirante at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Michiana Gem and Mineral Society will meet at 2 p.m. today in the basement of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 805 S. 29th St., South Bend.
Centerplate at Notre Dame is looking to assist nonprofit groups interested in raising funds, with no upfront costs. Groups can raise funds by working concessions during Notre Dame athletic and special events. Interested groups will be placed on a waiting list for the 2013 Notre Dame football season. Information: Chris Hack at 574-631-6848 or email@example.com.
The Elkhart General Hospital Auxiliary will have a South Bend Chocolate fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 5; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 6; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Arcade Lobby. The hospital is at 600 East Blvd., Elkhart.
American Legion Post 143, 905 Maple St., Bristol. Fish fry, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Cost: $7. Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Open to the public. Proceeds go to the veterans home and VA hospital.
American Legion Post 308, 122 Lincolnway E., Osceola, all-you-can-eat dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Cost: $7. Other menu items available. Live band 8 p.m. to midnight. Information: 674-6712.
DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen. Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m.; bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Funds used for veterans and projects. Information: 533-2924.
Knights of Columbus Council 1043, 112 E. Lexington Ave., Elkhart, all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Cost: $8 adults $4 kids 6-12.
VFW Post 88, 1519 W. Bristol St. Fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Information: 264-1000.
Zion Missionary Church, 1135 E. Hively Ave., Elkhart, all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen, has an open kitchen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
American Legion 365 on U.S. 12 E., Edwardsburg, Mich. Sunday morning breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon. Open to the public with a full menu. Proceeds benefit SAL veterans projects.
A fundraiser for Alan Pappas begins at noon, today at VFW Post 88, 1519 W. Bristol St., Elkhart. Cover: $5. Adults only. Information: Jacqueline 574-304-5491.
Tai chi classes will be offered every Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Front Street Crossing. The instructor is certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. Cost $20 per month. Information: 269-445-8110 or 800-323-0390 or www.casscoa.org. The building is located at 227 S. Front Street, Dowagiac, Mich.
Bingo, 7 p.m. Mondays at Elkhart Moose, 1500 C.R. 6 W. Open to members and guests. Information: 264-1522.
Public bingo, 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Elks 798, 220 N. Main St., Goshen. Information: 533-5230.
Ballroom dance classes, Mondays: 7:55 to 8:55 p.m. rhythm class, cha cha, salsa, rumba and hustle. $5 fee for each person. Information: Robin Reveal at 389-7878, ext. 206.
Ballroom dance classes Mondays at Studebaker Park. Foxtrot, swing, cha cha, rumba, tango and more. Beginners, 6 p.m.; intermediate class, 8 p.m. Cost: $60 per couple for six weeks or $15 per session. Information: Kay Teal at 295-7275.
DAV Chapter 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road, Elkhart
• Texas Hold ‘Em at 6:30 p.m. Mondays $20 Buy-ins.
• Raffles at 7 p.m. Mondays
Euchre, American Legion Post 365, U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg, Mich., 7 p.m. Monday. Information: 269-663-8888.
Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, call 226-0953
• 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Chair Yoga
• 1:30 p.m. — Tea, Treat and Trivia with Atria
Bingo, 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Elkhart Moose, 1500 C.R. 6 W. Open to members and guests. Information: 264-1522.
Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, call 226-0953: 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Painting Class
Ballroom dance classes Wednesdays: 7:55 to 8:55 p.m. rhythm class, cha cha, salsa, rumba and hustle; 8 to 8:55 p.m. smooth class, American waltz, tango, fox trot and Argentine tango. Information: Robin Reveal at 389-7878, ext. 206.
Bike Night Wednesday nights in the parking lot at Signature Lanes, U.S. 20 Bypass and C.R. 17. Information: 296-1111.
Bingo, Goshen Elks 798, 220 N. Main St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 533-5230.
Euchre, DAV Chapter 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road, euchre tournaments at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 293-0761.
Euchre, DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen.
Euchre, VFW Post 88, 1519 W. Bristol St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, call 226-0953
• 12:30 p.m. — Dance class for Singles and Couples
• 1:30 p.m. — Loom Knitting
Euchre, Front Street Crossing, 227 S. Front Street, Dowagiac, Mich., 1 p.m. Thursdays.
Euchre, Knights of Columbus, 112 E. Lexington Ave., 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Use rear alley entrance.
Euchre, Osceola American Legion Post 308, 122 Lincolnway E. 7 p.m. Thursdays (sign in at 6:30 p.m.).
Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, call 226-0953
• 11:30 a.m. — Dine Around at Boardwalk Café
• 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Painting Class
Bingo, American Legion Post 365, U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg, Mich. Public bingo at 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Information: 269-663-8888.
Bingo, DAV Chapter 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road. Crazy bingo starts at 6 p.m. Fridays. Information: 293-0761. Looking for additional players.
Bingo, DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen. Public bingo, 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Players are invited to have supper at the DAV.
Bingo, VFW Post 985, 1201 W. Pike St., Goshen. Public bingo, 7 p.m. Fridays. Supper available from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Dancing, VFW Post 88, 1519 W. Bristol St., ’50s-’60s night, 8 p.m. first and third Fridays.
Sing Along, at the COA Lowe Center, 60525 Decatur Road Cassopolis, Mich. 11 a.m. Fridays. Free.
Weekly dances are held at the Elks Club, 3535 McKinley Highway, South Bend. 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday. Lessons one hour prior for $4; dance admission is $9. Must be 21. Information: email@example.com.
Dancing, DAV Chapter 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road, dancing and live music, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays.
Euchre, Brentwood in Elkhart, 3600 E. Bristol St., 3 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 262-1626.
Euchre, American Legion Post 308, 122 Lincolnway E., Osceola, 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Center for Community Justice needs volunteers to help answering phones, filing, setting appointments and with client follow up.
The Center for Healing and Hope needs volunteers with health care experience, physicians, translators, clerks, greeters, nurses, nurse practitioners, chaplains and cashiers to provide care to the uninsured. Daytime and evening hours are needed, Monday through Friday, flexible schedule.
The Center for Hospice Care needs volunteers in Elkhart, Kosciusko and LaGrange counties. Registration for Winter/Spring training starts now. Training dates are from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11, 13, 19, 21 and 26 at 22579 Old U.S. 20 E., Elkhart. Registration: Valorie Eads at 286-1198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child and Parent Services (CAPS) needs volunteers to work as Court Appointed Special Advocates, advocates for an abused or neglected child’s best interest in court. They also need parent aide volunteers to serve as “parenting coaches” for struggling families. Information: 295-2277 or www.capselkhart.org.
The Council on Aging of Elkhart County needs volunteers to take local seniors to medical, nutritional and well-being appointments.
Elkhart Child Development Center needs volunteers to work in the classroom with toddlers and two year olds on weekday mornings.
The Elkhart County Center for Community Justice needs volunteers to help with building maintenance and grounds-keeping, as well as volunteer mediators to work with victims and offenders in a case management role.
Habitat for Humanity in Elkhart County needs volunteers at building sites in Elkhart. No experience is required. Information: 533-6109 or Molly at email@example.com.
Habitat ReStore in Elkhart needs volunteers to help with new home construction. No experience is required. Information: Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harbor Light Hospice needs volunteers and companion volunteers to spent time with terminally ill patients. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Information: Jamie Rhew at 254-1041.
Heartland Hospice needs volunteer veterans to accompany veteran patients. Information: Christine Cracknell at 304-7193.
Helping Hands Hair Salon at Faith Mission needs volunteers to cut the residents hair. Supplies are furnished. Hours are flexible. Current stylists and barbers serve 2 to 3 hour shifts once a month. You do not need to be currently licensed. Information: Kathy Burris 875-1044 or email@example.com. Faith Mission is located at 801 Benham Ave., Elkhart.
The Indiana RAP Corps, an AmeriCorps program, needs volunteers for the 2012-2013 program year. Information: Rebekah DeLine 234-0191 x 33 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Student Exchange of Michiana needs volunteers to be host families for the 2013-14 school year. Information: Bill LeFever at 574-679-4697.
LoveWay, Inc. needs volunteers to assist with Therapeutic Horse Back-Riding Classes for special needs students. No experience is required, training is provided. Daytime and evening hours available. Information: Aimee Miller at 825-5666. LoveWay is at 54151 C.R. 33, Middlebury.
Reading Camp at Goshen Elementary Schools needs volunteers to spend one hour each week reading with a child beginning in February. Training is provided. Information: Michelle Kercher, 535-3086 or email@example.com.
REAL Services offers many volunteer opportunities for assisting the elderly and disabled. Those interested in learning about upcoming volunteer opportunities can visit www.realservices.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has a volunteer opportunity for every person, skill level and time constraint. Information: 534-0148.
Riverview Adult Day Center needs volunteer activity assistants or to share a hobby. Volunteers can be daily or weekly for all day or half a day; flexible schedule.
The RV Hall of Fame needs volunteer greeters at its museum any time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Salvation Army, 300 N. Main St., needs volunteers:
• Breakfast ministry needs help with cooking, serving and cleaning up from 6 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday. Information: Becky Dick at 206-0257.
• Mobile Meals Ministry needs assistance delivering meals to shut-in seniors. Volunteers use their own vehicles and gas. Weekly routes run from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday and Thursday. Information: Julie at 970-0088, ext. 23.
Santa’s Pantry needs adults interested in joining the board of directors. New members are also needed to volunteer at the pantry’s many events throughout Elkhart County. Join Santa’s Pantry on Facebook or contact Deb Micola at 262-4478 or email@example.com for more information.
Second Chance Small Dog Rescue is looking for volunteers to foster small dogs until they find their forever home. Information: Mary at 295-7184.
The Studebaker Museum needs volunteers to serve as tour guides. Training is provided, including shadowing current, experienced tour guides. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturday tours. Information: Courtney Bogunia at 235-9002 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is at 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend.
Wellfield Botanic Gardens needs volunteers to help with outdoor gardening, garden education, and hosting their new Visitor’s Cottage. Information: Evelyn at 266-2006 or www.wellfieldgardens.org.
Wheelchair Help needs volunteers to help with cleaning and organizing parts, office partition disassembly and working with clients. Information: 295-2230.
The Women’s Care Center needs volunteers to assist with child care during parenting classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursdays and from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Fridays. Any help for either or both classes is greatly appreciated.
Woodlawn Nature Center needs volunteers as national history museum docents, project assistants and program and events staffing. Also needed are editors for the Woodlawn Nature News quarterly newsletter and a sales and marketing manager. Information: email@example.com or 264-0525.
The YMCA of Elkhart County needs volunteers for indoor soccer and to be coaches and referees, youth mentors, homework helpers, greeters and tour guides. Information: 389-7878 or www.ymcaelkhart.com.
Bulletin Board appears each Sunday in The Elkhart Truth. Deadline for submissions to Bulletin Board is 5 p.m. Monday. Notice of events of community interest or fundraising events by nonprofit organizations may be addressed to: Bulletin Board, 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.