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Bulletin Board, Oct. 7, 2012

A list of local meetings, fundraisers, and recreational and volunteer opportunities in Elkhart County.
Posted on Oct. 7, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

MEETINGS

Alcoholics Anonymous meets morning, noon and evening daily in Goshen, Osceola, Bristol, Union 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.

MONDAY

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.

A brain aerobics class is from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at COA Lowe Center and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Front Street Crossing. Free. Registration required. Information: 269-445-8110, 800-323-0390 or www.casscoa.org. The Lowe Center is at 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis and Front Street Crossing is at 227 S. Front St., Dowagiac.

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 tom@shoff.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.

Greater Northern Indiana Association of Health Underwriters will have a discussion on Medicare Basics from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, 5215 Holy Cross Pkwy., Mishawaka.

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.

Movies for Grown-ups is at 1 p.m. Monday at the COA Lowe Center. This month’s movie is “The Descendants.” Information: 269-445-8110, 800-323-0390 or www.casscoa.org. The Lowe Center is at 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis.

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.

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 jimrob@gmail.com.

Zumba classes are offered at 5:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the COA Lowe Center, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis. Cost: $5/class or $20/month.

S.O.A.R. (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees), 1:15 p.m. at Steelworkers Union Hall. Meets the second Monday of the month. Information: 294-1294.

FOE 395 Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 225 W. Marion Street. Information: 294-6007.

The South County Democratic Club meets the second Monday of the month at the Buchanan, Mich., Moose Lodge, 101 S. Redbud Trail. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Burgers, reubens and beverages will be available at 6 p.m. For more information visit southcountydems.com.

The Elkhart High School class of 1949 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Monday of each month at Mayberry Cafe, 736 Middleton Run Road. All are welcome.

Elkhart Environmental Center will host free classes promoting yoga and wellness, the second Monday of each month. Classes start at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited, so call to register. Bring your own yoga mat. Information: 293-5070.

TUESDAY

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 to recover from hurts, habits and hangups. Common issues include drug/alcohol dependency, food issues, depression/self-worth, abuse and codependency. 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. The club was formed in 1939 to offer opportunities for youth activities, community services and the prevention of child abuse. 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: Judy Moore at 535-7522 or judysm@goshen.edu.

Nappanee Noon Kiwanis Club meets at noon Tuesdays at DalMar Catering, 159 E. Lincoln St., Nappanee. Information: Beverly Fales at 773-7876.

Elkhart fibromyalgia support group, 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at First Congregational Church, corner of Third and Marion streets. Information: Call Joyce Krider in Elkhart at 294-2164 or Carolyn Shidler in Goshen at 533-2227.

Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have had a child die, meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen.

Good Grief Gals Tea, a monthly tea for women whose spouses have died, meets from 1:30 to 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at 22579 Old U.S. 20 E. Information and registration: Greg Suderman, bereavement counselor, at 264-3321 or 800-413-9083.

Good Grief Guys, a breakfast meeting for men dealing with the death of a spouse, meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Mayberry Cafe, 736 Middleton Run Road. Information and registration: Greg Suderman, bereavement counselor, at 264-3321 or 800-413-9083.

Elkhart County 4-H Aerospace Club, 7 p.m. at Goshen Air Center, 17229 C.R. 42, Goshen. Elkhart County children in grades 3 to 12 invited. Meets the second Tuesday of the month. Information: 848-7594 or call Amy Coons at 596-0404.

Elkhart County chapter of the AARP 848 meets the second Tuesday of the month.

REST (Residents for Environmentalism Stand Together), 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Fellowship of Hope meeting hall, 1618 S. Sixth St.

Supporting Parents and Children Equally, 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Education Service Center (next to Memorial High School), California Road. For family members of children with disabilities. Child care provided. Information: 266-6003.

Concord High School class of 1948 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month at The Trolley Cafe, Old Bag Factory, Goshen. Information: Mary Carr at 295-5553.

Elkhart Commandery No. 31, stated meeting, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Masonic Lodge, 931 Industrial Parkway. All Knight Templars welcome. Snacks and fellowship after meeting. Information: Russ Anderson at 264-6223.

There will be a Community Sewing Day the second Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds Home and Family Arts Building. Projects that will be worked on include tote bags, chair pockets and lap/baby quilts. Bring a sewing machine if you have one. Information: Kris at 875-0056.

Elkhart High School class of 1945 meets at 9 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month every other month at Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, 107 Northpointe Blvd.

The suicide survivors support group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the second and last Tuesday of every month at United Health Services in Granger.

Baby Play, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at First Presbyterian Church, Goshen. Play and learning time for parents and children up to 4 years old. Pizza or sandwiches provided. No charge or pre-registration required.

WEDNESDAY

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. The group is led by pastor and cancer survivor Brent Poe, and necessary materials are provided. Information: 875-6537.

Elkhart Lions Club, noon Wednesdays at the Matterhorn Banquet & Conference Center. 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: sherr@elkhart.k12.in.us.

A Volunteer Kick Off Breakfast is at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the COA Lowe Center. Call to reserve. Information: 269-445-8110, 800-323-0390 or www.casscoa.org. The Lowe Center is at 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis.

Elkhart Vintage Auto Club, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Willowdale Park Pavilion, Elkhart. Information: Ben Russo at 264-9986.

Friendly Pioneers, executive board, 10:45 a.m.; carry-in dinner at noon the second Wednesday of the month at McNaughton Park Pavilion. Information: 294-3344.

Kane Masonic Lodge 183, board of trustees meeting at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at 931 Industrial Parkway.

Elkhart High School class of 1943, 9 a.m. breakfast the second Wednesday of the month at Golden Egg Pancake House, 3421 Plaza Court. Information: 293-4177 or 264-7789.

Sigma Chi Alumni Association meets at noon the second Wednesday of every month for lunch and social gathering at Christiana Creek Country Club. All brothers are welcome. Information: Clay Huth at 262-4010.

NAMI Connection, a peer-oriented support group for people living with mental illness, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Eucalyptus Room at Oaklawn, 2600 Oakland Ave. Anyone living with a mental illness is welcome, and anything shared during the meetings is confidential. Information: Marcia Thomas at 295-7830.

THURSDAY

Concord Class of 1956 invites all classmates, spouses and friends to attend supper at Ryan’s Family Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Information: 875-9625. Ryan’s is located at 2810 Emerson Drive, Elkhart.

Domestic violence support group for women who have been victims of abuse meets at 6:30 p.m. 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. Thursday at the Roosevelt Center, 215 E. Indiana Ave. Children and teens are welcome to come and learn to become gardeners. Information: Nicole at 536-0225 or nicolebauman@gmail.com.

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.

The Elkhart New Thought Spirituality/Science of Mind study group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 126 W. Lexington Ave. in Elkhart. Information: 226-0391 or email Michael Mirante, director, at mirmindful@yahoo.com.

Greater Northern Indiana Association of Health Underwriters:

Ÿ 9 to 10:30 a.m. — Employer Strategies for Health Care Reform

Ÿ 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Compliant Wellness Programs

Both events will be at the Kroc Center, 900 W. Western Ave., South Bend.

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.

Youth Action Committee Junior Optimists Club, 7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the Elkhart train station, across from the post office. Youth ages 14 to 18. Information: Brian or Aaron at 295-8727.

EGH H.O.P.E. (Helping Other Parents Endure), a support group for parents who have lost a baby, meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in the Elkhart General West Wing Prefunction Room.

Heritage Spinning and Weaving Guild, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Middlebury Scout Cabin.

Elkhart High School class of 1934, 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of the month at Bristol Street Cafe, 500 W. Bristol St. Information: 254-4590.

The local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a free educational and support meeting for the family and friends of persons who have a mental illness. 7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Oaklawn, 2600 Oakland Ave. Information: 596-6464.

Elkhart High School class of 1948, 9 a.m. breakfast meeting the second Thursday of the month at Golden Egg Pancake House. Information: 522-6747.

Osceola Neighborhood Watch, 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at Osceola Masonic Lodge, North Beech Road.

FRIDAY

The Elkhart General diabetes support group meets at 10 a.m. the second Friday of the month. Topics and speakers vary monthly. No registration is necessary. Information: 523-3297.

Elkhart High School class of 1959, 9 a.m. breakfast the second Friday of the month at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 107 Northpointe Blvd.

Goshen High School class of 1949, 9 a.m. monthly breakfast the second Friday of the month at Old Mill Inn, Waterford.

American Legion Post 210, 5:30 to 7 p.m. dinner the second Friday of the month at the Legion, 103 York Dr., Middlebury.

SATURDAY

Knights of Columbus from Our Lady of the Lake Church will have its third annual pan-fried fish dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the church social hall. Cost. The church is at 24832 U.S. 12 E., Edwardsburg, Mich.

Yoga classes are held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1000 N. Main St. Mats provided. A $4 to $10 donation is requested. In case of inclement weather classes are held inside the Wellfield offices.

White Dog Rocket Club meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every other Saturday at Woodlawn Nature Center, 604 Woodlawn Avenue, Elkhart. Learn about rocket science and astronomy, create and test working model rockets. Free. Information: woodlawnnaturecenter@gmail.com or 264-0525.

Whiskerville Truckers, 1 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Nappanee American Legion Post 154. Information: 773-3286.

King David Lodge 53 F & AM, noon the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 225 W. Marion St. Information: Walter Sharp at 226-0372.

SUNDAY

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.

Square Dance lessons have begun at Grace Lutheran Church. Lessons run from 3 to 5 p.m. and last for 12 weeks. Open to anyone age 7 or older. Fee required. Information: 534-0359, 534-5492, 849-8825 or 262-1614. The church is located at 831 W. Marion St., Elkhart.

Pierre Moran Neighborhood Association meets at 4 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at Pierre Moran Park Pavilion, 201 W. Wolf. Information: 522-0802.

FUNDRAISERS

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. Send group information to centerplate.notredame@gmail.com. Those interested can also call Chris Hack, nonprofit coordinator, at 631-6848 for details.

MONDAY

The Humane Society of Elkhart County will have a pet toenail trim fundraiser from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Martins Pet and Garden. Toenail trims provided for a donation. Information: The Humane Shelter at 848-4225. Martins is at 116 W. Jackson St., Elkhart.

Friday

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.

America Legion Post 210, 103 York Drive, Middlebury. Ham steak dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Cost: $6. Euchre fundraiser starts at 8:15 p.m.

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. Public welcome. 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.

South Bend Civic Theatre will host a Shake It Up fundraiser in the spirit of the 50s from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at the South Bend Century Center. The center is at 120 S. St Joseph St.

United Methodist Women will sponsor a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Osceola United Methodist Church, 431 N. Beech Road. Information: 679-4435.

VFW Post 88, 1519 W. Bristol St. Fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Information: 264-1000.

The Humane Society of Elkhart County hosts a Red Barn Resale Shop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the shelter, 54687 C.R. 19 in Bristol. The shelter needs household items in working condition and gently used clean clothing. No exercise equipment. Donations are accepted at the shelter from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the shelter. Information: 848-4225.

Saturday

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.

SUNDAY

The Knights of Columbus, 112 E. Lexington St, will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14. Cost: $6 for ages 11 to adult, $3 for ages 6 to 10 and five and under are free.

RECREATION

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.

Monday

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. Monday at Elks 798, 220 N. Main St., Goshen. Information: 533-5230.

Ballroom dance classes, 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

Ÿ Texas Hold ‘Em at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, $20 buy-ins.

Ÿ 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 East Jackson Blvd., Elkhart: 11:30 a.m. — Cards and games

TUESDAY

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 East Jackson Blvd., Elkhart

Ÿ 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Painting class

Ÿ 2 p.m. — Christmas card crafts

WEDNESDAY

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. Need a destination for a ride? 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, has a euchre tournament at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Open to the public. 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 East Jackson Blvd., Elkhart

Ÿ Noon — Luncheon with flu shots at CVS

Ÿ 1:30 p.m. — Loom knitting class

THURSDAY

Euchre, Front Street Crossing, 227 S. Front Street, Dowagiac 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 East Jackson Blvd., Elkhart: 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Painting class

FRIDAY

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, 11 a.m. Fridays.

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: reniecampoli@juno.com.

Y Healthy Living Center, 200 East Jackson Blvd., Elkhart

Ÿ 9 a.m. — Goshen Color Tour

Ÿ Lunch at Dandino’s

Ÿ 9 to 10 a.m. — Tai Chi

SATURDAY

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.

VOLUNTEERS

Center for Community Justice needs volunteers to help with building maintainence, grounds keeping, mediation and working with victims and offenders.

The Center for Healing and Hope needs volunteers with health care experience, 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.

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 2-year-olds on weekday mornings.

The Elkhart County Center for Community Justice needs volunteers to help with building maintenance and groundskeeping, as well as volunteer mediators to work with victims and offenders in a case management role.

Guidance Ministries needs volunteers answer phones and greet people during the holiday season and to sort donations and to serve meals at the food kitchen.

Habitat for Humanity in Elkhart County needs volunteers for gardening, landscaping and building homes. No experience is required. Information: 533-6109 or email info@habitec.com.

Habitat ReStore in Elkhart needs volunteers to help with new home construction. No experience is required. Information: Keith at keith@habitatec.com.

Harbor Light Hospice needs office help, patient companion and pet therapy volunteers. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Information: Jamie Rhew at 254-1041.

Heartland Hospice is looking for caring individuals to make friendly visits to patients in St. Joseph, Marshall and Elkhart counties. No experience is necessary and training is provided. 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 bobkatrb@aol.com. Faith Mission is located at 801 Benham Avenue, Elkhart.

The Indiana RAP Corps, an AmeriCorps program, needs volunteers for the 2012-2013 program year. Information: Rebekah DeLine 234-0191 x 33 or rebekah.deline@redcross.org.

LoveWay Inc. needs volunteers for fall therapeutic horseback riding classes from Sept. 10, to Dec. 10. For information or to volunteer contact Aimee Miller, volunteer coordinator, at 825-5666 or info@lovewayinc.org.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs volunteers to help with its annual lockup fundraisers from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday during the Mishawaka Lockup.

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 volunteer@realservices.org.

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:

Ÿ 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.

Ÿ 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 is seeking adults interested in joining the board of directors. The pantry is looking for volunteers to serve concessions at the Karsyn Bell Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Congdon Park in downtown Bristol. 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 debbiemicola@comcast.net 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. Those interested should be comfortable speaking to groups of people and work well with the public. Training is provided, including shadowing current, experienced tour guides. Tours are usually scheduled Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturday tours. Information: Courtney Bogunia at 235-9002 or cbogunia@studebakermuseum.org. The museum is at 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend.

Wheelchair Help needs volunteers to help with cleaning and organizing parts, office partition disassembly and working with clients. Information: 295-2230.

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has a volunteer opportunity for every person, skill level and time constraint. Information: 534-0148.

The Women’s Care Center needs volunteers to assist with childcare 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 for a variety of positions, including national history museum docents, project assistants, and program and events staffing. Also available are editor positions on the Woodlawn Nature News quarterly newsletter for seasonal news, environmental news, member and volunteer features, event listing and coverage and wildlife news, and a sales and marketing manager. Information: woodlawnnaturecenter@gmail.com or 264-0525.

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 bb@etruth.com. You also may leave a message with Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.



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