A list of local meetings, fundraisers, and recreational and volunteer opportunities in Elkhart County.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets morning, noon and evening daily in Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Osceola and Union, Mich. 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.
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, 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 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. 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 Jamestown U.M. Church, 59218 C.R. 3, 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.
Zumba classes at 5:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the COA Lowe Center, 60525 Decatur Road, Cassopolis, Mich. Cost: $5/class or $20/month.
The Michiana Astronomical Society, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the Lions room of the Mishawaka Public Library, 209 Lincolnway E., Mishawaka.
Monthly Resilience Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. the third Monday of each month at 22579 Old U.S. 20 for individuals who have completed a Living With Loss group. Information and registration: Greg Suderman at 264-3321 or 800-413-9083.
Ribbon of Hope Caregivers Cancer Support Group, 5:30 to 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Elkhart General Hospital. Information: Ribbon of Hope at 389-7379.
Siblings for Life, 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Elkhart YMCA, 200 E. Jackson Blvd. Support group for adult siblings of developmentally challenged individuals. Information: Aaron or Kristy at 522-0494.
The Elkhart County NAACP youth council, 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month at St. James AME Church, 122 Dr. King Drive. Youths under 21 may participate to advance the rights of minorities. Information: 264-5675.
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
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., Elkhart. Information: 294-6007.
The Harvest Basket Food Program, 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.
Learning to Love Again, a group for women wanting to learn about building healthy relationships, is from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays at YWCA North Central Indiana, 23426 U.S. 33, Elkhart. Registration and information: Sandy Lovely at 830-5073, ext. 105, or email@example.com.
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.
The Elkhart Community Lions Club, 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at Greenleaf Living Center, 1201 W. Beardsley Ave. Information: 269-641-5203.
Elkhart Central High School class of 1981, 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Harrison Landing, 600 S. Main St. An informal gathering of “Burgers, Beers and Blazers.”
Elkhart High School class of 1939, 9 a.m. breakfast the third Tuesday of each month at Mayberry Cafe, 736 Middleton Run Road. All class members and guests are welcome.
Michiana Writers Workshop, 7 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the St. Joseph County Public Library River Park Branch, 2022 W. Mishawaka Ave., South Bend. Information: Ed Kolaczyk at 287-3977.
Second Chance Small Dog Rescue, 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Hunter’s Place, 2703 S. Main St. Board of directors meeting. Information: 262-9294.
Elkhart Evening Optimist Club, 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the restaurant at Signature Bowling Lanes, 1180 Fremont Court. Information: Cheryl at 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: Debra Beehler at 262-5726 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Elkhart County Pachyderm Club Inc. will meet at 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. Reservations: Barb at 214-9921.
Aphasia support group, 3:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month in the Heritage Room at IU Goshen Health Hospital, 200 High Park Ave. Information: Anna Beachy at 221-9200 or Beach_swan1@hotmail.com.
Elkhart High School class of 1937, 9 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Mayberry Cafe, 736 Middleton Run Road.
Elkhart High School class of 1958, 11 a.m. brunch third Wednesday of each month at Perkins Restaurant, 107 Northpointe Blvd., Elkhart.
UAW Area 2 Retirees, 9 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Golden Egg Pancake House, 3421 Plaza Court.
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 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.
Noon Optimist Club, noon Thursdays at Christiana Creek Country Club, 116 W. Bristol St. Information: Lori Snyder at 522-7100.
A sexual assault survivors group, 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at YWCA North Central Indiana, 23426 U.S. 33, Elkhart. Registration and information: Sandy Lovely at 830-5073, ext. 105, or email@example.com.
TOPS, a weight-loss support group, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at 831 W. Marion St., Elkhart. Information: 522-2988.
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.
Dunlap Lions Club, 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month. Information: 875-8468.
The Elkhart County Shrine Club, the third Thursday of each month at Kane Lodge, 931 Industrial Parkway. Information: Bob Hodgson at 848-4106.
Elkhart High School class of 1946, 9 a.m. breakfast meeting the third Thursday of each month at Perkins Family Restaurant & Bakery, 107 Northpointe Blvd.
Matinee Musicale, 12:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. For all music lovers. Information and location: Nancy Lerner at 674-2835.
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, 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.
The Elkhart Community Chorus, the third Saturday of each month at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 405 W. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart. Information: Becky Wagner Schooley at 370-8481, Craig Nelson at 742-0071, online at www.ehs73.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 631-6848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Live band, 8 p.m. to midnight. Information: 674-6712.
DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen. Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; bingo at 6:30 p.m. Funds used for veterans and projects. Information: 533-2924.
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 third Friday of each month at the Legion.
DAV Chapter 15, 708 W. Pike St., Goshen. 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. Full menu. Proceeds benefit SAL veterans projects.
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 offering classes at The Studio, 124 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information and schedule: 214-6760 or www.soakupthelight.net.
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
Texas hold ’em at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. $20 buy-ins.
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 389-7878. Cards at 11:30 a.m.
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 389-7878.
9 to 10 a.m. — Walking at Wellfied Botanical Gardens
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Painting class
Green Leaf Luncheon
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 389-7878.
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. — Ballroom dance class, singles/couples
1:30 to 3 p.m. — Loom knitting
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 389-7878.
11:30 a.m. — Dine Around at Chicago Grill
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Painting class
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: email@example.com.
Y Healthy Living Center, 200 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Call 389-7878. Loom knitting from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
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.
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.
AseraCare Hospice of Elkhart needs volunteers to work with terminally ill patients and their families. Training provided. Schedules are flexible. Information: Jamie Gillum at 206-1875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Valorie Eads at 286-1198 or email@example.com.
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 a front desk volunteer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Responsibilities include greeting people, answering phones, accepting donations and small projects done at the desk.
Habitat for Humanity in Elkhart County needs volunteers at building sites in Elkhart. No experience is required. Information: 533-6109 or Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat ReStore in Elkhart needs volunteers to help with new home construction. No experience is required. Information: Molly at email@example.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, 801 Benham Ave., Elkhart, needs volunteers to cut the residents’ hair. Supplies are furnished. Hours are flexible. Current stylists and barbers serve two-hour to three-hour shifts once a month. You do not need to be currently licensed. Information: Kathy Burris 875-1044 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 horseback-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 at 535-3086 or email@example.com.
REAL Services needs individual, family and group volunteers to help elderly and disabled clients with light household chores and simple maintenance projects. Information: REAL Services at 284-7138, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.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 activity and dining room assistants. Candidates must be able to stand and bend and lift up to 10 pounds. Days and times are flexible.
Ruthmere Museums needs volunteers for tours, special events, clerical work and gardening. 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:
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 needed to volunteer at the pantry’s events throughout Elkhart County. Information: Santa’s Pantry on Facebook or Deb Micola at 262-4478 or email@example.com.
Second Chance Small Dog Rescue needs 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 Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturday tours. Information: Courtney Bogunia at 235-9002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellfield Botanic Gardens needs volunteers to help with outdoor gardening, garden education and hosting the Visitors Cottage. Information: Evelyn at 266-2006 or www.wellfieldgardens.org.
Wheelchair Help needs volunteers to help with cleaning and organizing parts 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: 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 meetings of community interest, fundraising events by nonprofit organizations or volunteer opportunities may be submitted at www.elkharttruth.com/calendar. For questions, contact Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.