CHICAGO CUBS TRIP: The Salvation Army will provide a bus to Chicago for the Chicago Cubs vs. the St. Louis Cardinals game May 8. The bus will arrive at the Salvation Army at 300 N. Main St., Elkhart, at 8:30 a.m. and leave at 9 a.m. Cost: $50 in advance. Information: The Salvation Army at 970-0088.
ELKHART COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: The grand opening of the Corson Local History Library and Special Collections Reading Room will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the museum, 304 W. Vistula St., (S.R. 120), Bristol. Information: www.elkhartcountyhistory.org.
LEMONADE DAY: Lemonade Day will be May 4 in Elkhart. Registration: elkhart.lemonadeday.org.
SPRING MARKETPLACE: The annual spring marketplace will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, 1011 N. Main St., Elkhart. Admission. There will be vendors, seminars and children's activities.
AMISH ACRES ROUND BARN THEATRE: “A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel” will be performed Wednesdays through Sundays until May 26. Tickets and information: 800-800-4942, ext. 2, or amishacres.com. Amish Acres is at 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee.
ELKHART CIVIC THEATRE: “Enchanted April” will be performed at 8 p.m. April 26-27 and May 3-4, and at 3 p.m. April 28 and May 5. Tickets: The theater at 848-4116 or www. elkhartcivictheatre.org. The theater is at 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol.
PUPPET PARLOR THEATRE: Show times are at 1 and 4 p.m. Fridays, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and private groups only on Wednesdays. Information: 219-210-3428.
PREMIER ARTS: “Little Women” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 26-27 and 3 p.m. April 28 at the Lerner Theatre. Admission. Tickets: the Lerner box office at 293-4469 or www.premierarts.org. The Lerner is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart
SOUTH BEND CIVIC THEATRE: “August: Osage County”: on the Mainstage at 7:30 p.m. May 10, 11, 15, 17 and 18 and at 3 p.m. May 12 and 19. Information and tickets: 234-1112 or www.sbct.org. The theater is at 403 N. Main St., South Bend.
BLUE GATE THEATER
Ÿ April 26-27 — Ventriloquist David Pendleton will perform.
Ÿ May 10 — The Perrys will perform.
Information: 888-447-4725. The theater is at 175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana.
IGNITION GARAGE: Zach DuBois will perform at 7 p.m. May 5.Tickets: Call 971-8282 or ignitionmusic.net/Genre/694251. Ignition Garage is at 120 E. Washington St., Goshen.
WAGON WHEEL THEATRE: Collin Raye will perform at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. May 18. Tickets: the box office at 267-8041 or www.wagonwheeltheatre.org. The theater is at 2517 E. Center St., Warsaw.
ELKHART COUNTY PARKS
Ÿ A program on the Fantastic Frogs will be at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Briar Patch Shelter in Bonneyville Mill County Park, 53373 C.R. 131, Bristol.
Ÿ A wild edibles program will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Black Maple Shelter in Ox Bow County Park, 23427 C.R. 45, Elkhart.
Information: the parks office at 535-6458 or www.elkhartcountyparks.org.
RIVERBEND PARK: As part of Stewardship Day there will be a program on native shrubs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the park, 511 E. Warren St., Middlebury.
LINTON'S ENCHANTED GARDENS: Saturday, April 27: Seminar on new plant releases for 2013 at 10 a.m. at the gardens, 315 C.R. 17, Elkhart. Reservations: 293-9699.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF ART
Ÿ April 25: Mark Goertzan, who took over Lehman/Goertzan pottery at the Old Bag Factory, will speak.
Ÿ May 2: Dick Lehman, ceramic artist/potter.
Ÿ May 9: Stive Skinner, ceramic artist.
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.
RUTHMERE MUSEUM: Richard Raymond Alasko will discuss the works of William Ordway Partridge starting at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the museum, 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.
Dance classes are May 4 and 11.
Ÿ 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. — Beginner, ages 8-12
Ÿ 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Intermediate, ages 13-17
Ÿ 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Preschool Boot Camp, ages 3-7
Classes cost $20 each. Information and registration: Sue Frost-Mayse at 293-4469 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Premier Arts is at 410 S. Main St., Elkhart.
WOODLAWN NATURE CENTER: The Hunger Games: A Nature Study — Participants will make nature journals and learn about wild edibles, tracking and camouflage. The program will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. Cost: $5.50. Information and registration: email@example.com or at 264-0525. The nature center is at 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart.
Ÿ The John Mishler sculpture exhibit will run until Thursday, April 25.
Ÿ An opening reception for the works of Kari Black will be from 5 to 8 p.m. May 3. The exhibit will run from May 3 to June 27.
Information: 282-2787 or www.fireartsinc.com. Fire Arts is at 305 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend.
GOSHEN COLLEGE: “Inherited Quilts” — The exhibit will run until July 12 in the Good Library Gallery. The college is at 1700 S. Main St., Goshen.
MAX BLACK FINE ART & FRAMING: The “Dr. Seuss's Secrets of the Deep” exhibit will be on display until May 4 at the gallery, 7225 Heritage Square Drive, Ste. 238, Granger. Free. The museum hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: 204-2385 or www.mbfineart.com.
MIDWEST MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: The Bruno and Mary Moser collection of contemporary ceramics exhibit will run until July 14. The museum is at 429 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information: 293-6660.
RUTHMERE MUSEUM: Free Family Sundays are from 1 to 4 p.m. Havilah Beardsley House Free Family Sundays begin May 5. Tuesday-to-Saturday tours begin on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday tours are on the hour from 1 to 3 p.m. The museum is at 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.
SOUTH BEND MUSEUM OF ART
Ÿ “Beautiful Industry” — The exhibit runs through June 2.
Ÿ “Makers and Champions” — The exhibit runs through June 16.
Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 235-9102 or southbendart.org. The museum is at 120 S. Saint Joseph St., South Bend.
STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM: “Studebaker at the Brickyard” — The exhibit runs through Sunday, April 28. The museum is at 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission. Information: 235-9714, 888-391-5600 or www.studebakermuseum.org.
BARNEY'S BAR: Barney's Bar and DJ Killa Keebz will host trivia nights covering sports and music for prizes from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesdays at the bar, 2700 Hammond Ave. No cover. Information: 387-7882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ÿ Thursday, April 25 — Steve Foresman
Ÿ Friday, April 26 — The Bowzies
Ÿ Saturday, April 27 — Anish
In the restaurant at 127 N. Main St., South Bend. Information: 232-2853 or www.fiddlershearth.com.
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., Elkhart.
RULLI'S BELLA LUNA BAR: Information: 825-7222 or www.facebook.com/RullisBellaLuna. The bar is at 851 U.S. 20, Middlebury.
SIGNATURE LANES: Elwood Splinters will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Information: www.siglanes.com.
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.
BARNEY'S BAR: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
BOLT'S: Friday and Saturday
BOWLY'S CRYSTAL BAR: Saturday
CHICAGO GRILL & BAR: Wednesday
CONSTANT SPRING: Wednesday
GARVER LAKE BAR & GRILL: Thursday and Saturday
PHYL'S CORNER: 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
Ÿ Friday, April 26: J. R. Clark Band. Cover: $10
Ÿ Saturday, April 27: Billy Flynn. Cover: $10
Information: 255-0458. The tavern is at 810 W. Fourth St. All bands play at 9 p.m.
SOUTH BEND ROLLER GIRLS: The ladies face the Circle City Derby Socialites in a doubleheader May 11. Information: www.southbendrollergirls.com. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com. The Roller Girls play at USA Skate Center, 3909 N. Main St.
IU SOUTH BEND: The Toradze Piano Studio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the campus auditorium. Tickets and information: 520-4203 or arts.iusb.edu. All events take place in Northside Hall, 1855 Northside Blvd.
MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Ÿ Comedian Brian Regan will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28.
Ÿ “The Price is Right Live!” interactive show will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30. Tickets are on sale.
Ÿ Tickets are on sale for the July 14 performance of Harry Connick Jr.
Tickets: the box office at 235-9190 or 800-537-6415 or www.MorrisCenter.org. The theater is at 211 N. Michigan St.
THE MUSIC VILLAGE: A Hammered Dulcimer workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at The Music Village, 108 N. Main St., Ste. 113. Cost. Registration: the Music Village at 245-7664 or www.themusicvillage.org.
POTAWATOMI CONSERVATORIES: The 50th anniversary celebration of the Ella Morris Botanical Conservatory will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the conservatory, 2105 Mishawaka Ave. Admission. There will be light snacks, a silent auction and a cash bar. Tickets: Call 235-9442 or send an email to email@example.com.
SWOPE ART MUSEUM: The 69th annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition will run from June 29 to Aug. 24. Information: www.swope.org or WVE@swope.org.
BUCHANAN ART CENTER: Gallery hours are from 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.
Ÿ Novelist Nicole Krauss will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. May 10 in the Performing Arts Center of Dowagiac Middle School, 57028 Riverside Drive. Admission.
Ÿ Three artists will participate in “Caught in the Act” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 at the Dowagiac Area History Museum, 201 E. Division St. Free.
Tickets: Call 269-782-1115 or 866-490-2847 or at www.dogwoodfinearts.org.
SOUTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE
Ÿ The spring student art exhibit will run through Thursday, April 25, in the Dale A. Lyons Building.
Ÿ A college concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the theater of the Dale A. Lyons Building.
Tickets: At the door or by calling the box office at 800-456-8675, ext. 1280. The college is at 58900 Cherry Grove Road.
FIRESIDE TAP AND GRILL: South of Somewhere will perform from 9 p.m. to midnight Thursdays at the bar, 69245 Maple St. No cover charge. Information: 269-414-4103.
FERNWOOD BOTANICAL GARDENS AND NATURE PRESERVE
Ÿ Arbor Day: Celebrate with the ceremonial tree planting at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26. Take home a free plant.
Ÿ Basics of backyard chickens: A program with tips on raising chickens will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Preregister. Cost.
Ÿ Railway Garden: Replicas of Buchanan's Pears Mill, the Niles Depot, the St. Joseph Lighthouse and Notre Dame's Golden Dome.
Ÿ Bryan Whitney Exhibit, Radio Flora: The exhibit runs until June 2.
Fernwood's hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 269-695-6491 or www.fernwoodbotanical.org. The gardens are at 13988 Range Line Road.
FOUR WINDS CASINO: Tickets are on sale for summer entertainment at the casino including Styx, Bill Engvall, Foreigner, Collective Soul, the Temptations and Chicago. Tickets: 800-745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com. The casino is at 11111 Wilson Road.
The Entertainment Calendar appears each Thursday in The Elkhart Truth. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Mondays. Notice of upcoming concerts, theater performances, exhibits and events may be submitted at www.elkharttruth.com/calendar. For questions, contact Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.