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Voter's Guide



Bulletin Board, Feb. 24, 2013

A list of local meetings, fundraisers, and recreational and volunteer opportunities in Elkhart County.
Posted on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 23, 2013 at 9:34 a.m.

MEETINGS

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 at 264-3321 or 800-413-9083.

MONDAY

Divorce Care for adults and children meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Crossroads Community Church, 57415 Alpha Drive, Goshen. Information: 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.

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 ages 25 and older, meets every Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Crossroads North Campus, 3322 Middlebury St. Information: 875-4479 or 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, 5:30 p.m. Mondays 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 jimrob@gmail.com.

Woodlawn Nature Center, 604 Woodlawn Ave., hosts Yoga with Jess Stevens, Mondays at 6:45 p.m. Cost: $12/session. Monthly rates available.

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

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

Elkhart County 4-H Genealogy Club, 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each 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 each 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.

TUESDAY

Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays 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. Questions: 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, 116 W. Bristol St. The club offers 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, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at Elkhart Public Library. Knitters of all 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, from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at First Brethren Church of Elkhart, 24197 C.R. 16 E. For those 60 and older, disabled or victims of a catastrophic illness. Information: Shelley at 304-2749.

Healing Pathways domestic violence support group, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays 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, noon Tuesdays at DalMar Catering, 159 E. Lincoln St., Nappanee. Information: Beverly Fales at 773-7876.

TOPS a weight-loss support group, 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 1200 N. Michigan St., Elkhart. Information: 674-8714.

TOPS a weight-loss support group, 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at 4206 E. Bristol St., Elkhart. Information: 333-2959.

Baby Play, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen. No charge or pre-registration required.

An Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana support group, 5 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Beardsley Ave. Information: www.alz-nic.org or call 888-303-0180.

“The Voice” support group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Elkhart YMCA, 200 E. Jackson Blvd. For parents of children in special education classes. Information: Viv Blakeslee at 294-6197, ext. 105, or blakesleev@adecinc.com.

Widower’s Activity Group 8:30 a.m. breakfast the fourth Tuesday of each month at Granma’s House of Pancakes, 3709 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information: Jan Noble 848-5327.

WEDNESDAY

A cancer support group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Beulah Missionary Church, 57595 Old C.R. 17, Goshen. For cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Information: 875-6537.

A cancer support group and a caregiver’s support group, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the COA Lowe Center, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, Mich.

Elkhart Evening Optimist Club, 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the restaurant at Signature Bowling Lanes, 1180 Fremont Court. Information: Cheryl 534-3877.

Elkhart Lions Club, noon Wednesdays at Christiana Creek Country Club, 116 W. Bristol St.

Family/Community Resource Network, 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. Quarterly meetings to share information about local agencies, programs and current topics. Information: sherr@elkhart.k12.in.us.

NAMI Connection, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Eucalyptus Room at Oaklawn, 2600 Oakland Ave. a peer-oriented support group for people living with mental illness. Information: Marcia Thomas at 295-7830.

THURSDAY

Domestic violence support group for women who have been victims of abuse, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Information and location of the meeting: Beth Floyd at Victim Assistance Services, 523-2237.

The Elkhart Local Food Alliance, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Roosevelt Center, 215 E. Indiana Ave. A weekly 4-H gardening club. Information: Nicole at 536-0225 or nicolebauman@gmail.com.

The Elkhart Luncheon Optimist Club, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays at Pumpernickel’s Restaurant, 500 S. Main St. Information: Linda at 269-699-9148.

Elkhart Morning Rotary Club, 7 a.m. Thursdays at McCarthy’s on the Riverwalk, 333 NIBCO Parkway. Information: Charles Stutsman at 226-1805.

Healthy Healing, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the YWCA North Central Indiana Elkhart office, 23426 U.S. 33. A class on healthy coping strategies for domestic violence survivors. Information call 830-5073.

Noon Optimist Club, noon Thursdays at the Christiana Creek Country Club, 116 W. Bristol St. Information: Lori Snyder at 522-7100.

TOPS, a weight-loss support group, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at 831 W. Marion St., Elkhart. Information: 522-2588.

Woodlawn Nature Center, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart. Yoga with Jess Stevens. Cost: $12/session, monthly rates available.

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.

Elkhart High School class of 1950, 9 a.m. breakfast the fourth Thursday of each month at The Golden Egg Restaurant, 3421 Plaza Court, Elkhart.

Elkhart High School class of 1961, 9 a.m. breakfast the fourth Thursday of each month at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 107 Northpointe Blvd., Elkhart Information: 534-4153.

FRIDAY

Elkhart High School class of 1951, 9 a.m. breakfast the first Friday of each month at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 107 Northpointe Blvd.

SATURDAY

White Dog Rocket Club meets from 6 to 7 p.m. every other Saturday at Woodlawn Nature Center, 604 Woodlawn Avenue, Elkhart. Information: woodlawnnaturecenter@gmail.com or 264-0525.

Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9:30 a.m. Sabbath School each Saturday at the church, 3601 E. Bristol St., Elkhart. Information: Joann Inglish at 206-9398.

Yoga classes are 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 each 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 each 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 each 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.

SUNDAY

Caring for the Caregiver (formerly called A Season for Caring), a support group for people who are caring for a loved one, 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, 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 126 W. Lexington Ave., Elkhart. Information: 226-0391 or Michael Mirante at mirmindful@yahoo.com.

Michiana Gem and Mineral Society, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in the basement of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 805 S. 29th St., South Bend. Information: www.sauktown.com/Michiana.

FUNDRAISERS

Carson’s Community Days, a fundraising event for nonprofits, groups and schools. Coupon booklets are available for groups to sell; groups retain all profits. The booklets contain offers redeemable in Carson’s at Concord Mall and online. The community day event takes place Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2. Sign up: www.communitydayevent.com.

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 centerplate.notredame@gmail.com.

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. Proceeds go to the veterans home and VA hospital.

American Legion Post 308, 122 Lincolnway E., Osceola. All-you-can-eat dinner, 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, 5 to 7 p.m.; Bingo 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 Lenten fish fry, from 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday through March.

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

American Legion Post 210, 103 York Drive, Middlebury. All-you-can-eat fish dinner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month at the Legion.

SATURDAY

Beta Alpha Chi, the 11th annual March Fun-Raiser is from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Moose Lodge, 1500 C.R. 6, Elkhart. There will be karaoke, live music by “Total Recall” and a silent auction. Tickets: Debbie Stutsman at 361-4793 or at the door.

DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen. Open kitchen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SUNDAY

American Legion 365 on U.S. 12 E., Edwardsburg, Mich. Sunday morning breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon. Full menu. Proceeds benefit SAL veterans projects.

RECREATION

Tai chi classes, 11 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Front Street Crossing. Cost: $20/month. Information: 269-445-8110 or 800-323-0390 or www.casscoa.org. The building is at 227 S. Front St., Dowagiac, Mich.

Yoga and Zumba classes, Ray of Light Holistic Health is now offering classes at its new location, The Studio, 124 S. Main St., Elkhart. A grand opening celebration will be March 15-17. Information and schedule: 214-6760 or www.soakupthelight.net.

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

Ballroom dance classes, 7:55 to 8:55 p.m. Mondays. 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/couple for six weeks or $15/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, 7 p.m. Mondays at American Legion Post 365, U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg, Mich. Information: 269-663-8888.

Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Call 226-0953

Ÿ 8:15 to 9 a.m. — Master stride

Ÿ 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. — Drums Alive

Ÿ 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Chair yoga

Ÿ 11:30 a.m. — Cards

Ÿ 1:30 p.m. — Tea, treats and trivia with Atria

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 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Call 226-0953

Ÿ 8:15 to 9 a.m. — Master stride

Ÿ 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. — Silver Sneakers

Ÿ 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — Senior Drums

Ÿ 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Painting class

WEDNESDAY

Ballroom dance classes, 7:55 to 8:55 p.m. Wednesdays. 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, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Goshen Elks 798, 220 N. Main St. Information: 533-5230.

Euchre, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at DAV Chapter 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road. Information: 293-0761.

Euchre, DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen.

Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at VFW Post 88, 1519 W. Bristol St.

Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Call 226-0953

Ÿ 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. — Chair yoga

Ÿ 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. — Drums Alive

Ÿ 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Dance class for singles and couples

Ÿ 1:30 to 3 p.m. — Loom knitting

THURSDAY

Euchre, 1 p.m. Thursdays at Front Street Crossing, 227 S. Front St., Dowagiac, Mich.

Euchre, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Knights of Columbus, 112 E. Lexington Ave. Use rear alley entrance.

Euchre, 7 p.m. Thursdays at Osceola American Legion Post 308, 122 Lincolnway E. Sign in at 6:30 p.m.

Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Call 226-0953

Ÿ 8:15 to 9 a.m. — Master stride

Ÿ 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. — Silver Sneakers

Ÿ 11:30 a.m. — Dine Around

Ÿ 1 to 2:30 p.m. — Painting class

FRIDAY

Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Fridays at American Legion Post 365, U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg, Mich. Information: 269-663-8888.

Bingo, 6 p.m. Fridays at DAV Chapter 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road. Information: 293-0761.

Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Fridays at DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen.

Bingo, 7 p.m. Fridays at VFW Post 985, 1201 W. Pike St., Goshen. Supper available from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Dancing, 8 p.m. the first and third Fridays of each month at VFW Post 88, 1519 W. Bristol St., ’50s-’60s night.

Sing Along, 11 a.m. Fridays at COA Lowe Center, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, Mich.

Weekly dances, 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday at Elks Club, 3535 McKinley Highway, South Bend. Lessons one hour prior for $4; dance admission is $9. Must be 21. Information: reniecampoli@juno.com.

Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Call 226-0953

Ÿ 9 to 10 a.m. — Tai chi

Ÿ 10 to 10:45 a.m. — Senior fitness

Ÿ 1:30 to 3 p.m. — Loom knitting

SATURDAY

Dancing, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturdays at DAV Chapter 19, 1205 Middleton Run Road, dancing and live music.

Euchre, 3 p.m. Saturdays at Brentwood, 3600 E. Bristol St., Elkhart. Information: 262-1626.

Euchre, 2 p.m. Saturdays at American Legion Post 308, 122 Lincolnway E., Osceola.

VOLUNTEERS

An aphasia support group, needs volunteers for meetings at 3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Heritage Room at IU Goshen Health Hospital. Information: Anna Beachy at 221-9200 or Beach_swan1@hotmail.com.

Center for Community Justice needs volunteers to help answer phones, file, set appointments and help with client follow up.

The Center for Healing and Hope needs volunteer physicians, translators, file clerks, greeters, nurses, nurse practitioners, chaplains, registrars and cashiers. Morning and evening hours are needed weekly. Information: 534-4744 or www.chhclinics.org.

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. 19, 21 and 26 at 22579 Old U.S. 20 E., Elkhart. Registration: Valorie Eads at 286-1198 or eadsv@centerforhospice.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 2-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 molly@habitec.com.

Habitat ReStore in Elkhart needs volunteers to help with new home construction. No experience is required. Information: Molly at molly@habitec.com.

Harbor Light Hospice needs volunteers and companion volunteers to spend 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 resident’s hair. Supplies are furnished. Hours are flexible. Current stylists and barbers serve two to three 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 2012-13 program year. Information: Rebekah DeLine 234-0191 ext. 33 or rebekah.deline@redcross.org.

The International Student Exchange of Michiana needs volunteers to be host familes 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. Training is provided. Information: Michelle Kercher, 535-3086 or mkercher@goshenschools.org.

REAL Services offers many volunteer opportunities for assisting the elderly and disabled with household chores and maintenance projects. Information: 284-7150, www.realservices.org or email volunteer@realservices.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.

Ruthmere Museums needs volunteers for tours, special events, clerical work and gardening. Training begins Tuesday, Feb. 26. Tours resume Tuesday, April 2. Information: Jennifer Johns at 264-0330 ext. 104 or www.ruthmere.org.

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 needs adults interested in joining the board of directors. New members are also needed to volunteer at the pantry’s events throughout Elkhart County. Visit 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. 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 cbogunia@studebakermuseum.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 Visitors 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 a.m. Fridays.

Woodlawn Nature Center needs volunteers as national history museum docents, project assistants, editors for the Woodlawn Nature News quarterly newsletter, a sales and marketing manager and program and events staffing. Information: woodlawnnaturecenter@gmail.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 bb@etruth.com. You also may leave a message with Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.


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