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.
WHO (Walkers Helping Others) meets from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for a three-mile guided walk in the Teen Club Building at Bristol United Methodist Church, 201 S. Division St., Bristol. Donations accepted. Information: Mary Schultze at 269-641-2683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
FOE 395 Auxiliary, 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 225 W. Marion St. Information: 294-6007.
Heartland Quilters, 9 to 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, March through December, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 3300 Benham Ave. Information: 273-1979 or 264-3323.
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.
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 hang-ups. 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., 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. 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.
A suicide survivors support group, 6 to 8 p.m. the second and last Tuesday of every month at United Health Services, 6910 N. Main St., Bldg. 9, Granger.
Divorce Care Classes, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Nappanee Missionary Church, 70417 S.R. 19 North, Nappanee. Classes are for those dealing with separation or divorce. Child care available. Supper at the church available. Information: 773-7773 or 533-2115.
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.
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.
God Repair My Life, a prayer group for young men to discuss violence, drugs and God, 6 to 8 p.m. at Elkhart Public Library, 300 S. Second St. Information: 404-615-4107.
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.
Senior life enrichment program, 9 a.m. every Thursday at Tolson Center, 1320 Benham Ave., Elkhart. Free. Reservations: Call the Council on Aging at 295-1820.
Sexual assault survivors group, 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at YWCA North Central Indiana, 23426 U.S. 33. 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. 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 1951, 9 a.m. breakfast the first Friday of each month at Perkins Restaurant, 107 Northpointe Blvd.
Lunch and Learn, a free educational series for caregivers of older adults, 12:10 to 1:30 p.m. the first Friday of each month in the Sailor Community Center at Hubbard Hill, 28070 C.R. 24. Reservations: 284-7132 or 800-552-7928, ext. 7132.
The Elkhart County Genealogical Society annual genealogy workshop begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at Rush Memorial Center, 304 W. Vistula St., Bristol. Guest speaker Karen Krugman will present four lectures. Snacks and lunch provided. Information and registration: 875-0778 or elkhartcogensoc.org.
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 Michiana Gem and Mineral Society, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the basement of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 805 S. 29th St., South Bend. Information: www.michianagms.org.
Centerplate at Notre Dame is looking to assist nonprofit groups interested in raising funds, with no up-front 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elkhart General Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a book sale fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Cash, check and payroll deductions will be accepted. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary.
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 first 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.
Yellow Creek Mennonite Church Daycare, 4 p.m. haystack fundraiser dinner Nov. 2 at the church, 64901 C.R. 11, Goshen.
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.
The Walking with Jo fundraiser hosted by Voice Ministries will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at Concord Mall, 3701 S. Main St., Elkhart. Information: walkingwithjo.com.
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:
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 Wellfield Botanic Gardens
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Acrylic painting class
2 p.m. — Bingo with Greenleaf
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
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 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Painting class
11:30 a.m. — Dine Around (Bob Evans)
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.
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.
Church Community Services needs volunteers to deliver food pantry items the third Wednesday of each month. Information: Gwen Hershberger at CCS or www.churchcommunityservices.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.
Greencroft Goshen needs volunteers — individuals or groups — to assist residents with activities, escorting and in the dining room. No experience is required, and training is provided. Day and early evening hours available. Information: Mary Kathryn Miller at 537-4198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Habitat ReStore in Goshen needs volunteers to help with merchandise and customers. No experience is required. Information: Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org@aol.com;mailto:bobkatrb%40aol.com?subject=[URL].
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 [/URL]email@example.com;mailto:mkercher%40goshenschools.org?subject=[URL].
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, [/URL]firstname.lastname@example.org;mailto:volunteer%40realservices.org?subject=[URL] or [/URL]www.realservices.org;http://www.realservices.org[URL].
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 [/URL]www.ruthmere.org;http://www.ruthmere.org[URL].
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 [/URL]email@example.com;mailto:debbiemicola%40comcast.net?subject=[URL].
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 [/URL]firstname.lastname@example.org;mailto:cbogunia%40studebakermuseum.org?subject=[URL].
Wellfield Botanic Gardens needs volunteers to help with outdoor gardening, garden education and hosting the Visitors Cottage. Information: Evelyn at 266-2006 or [/URL]www.wellfieldgardens.org;http://www.wellfieldgardens.org[URL].
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: [/URL]email@example.com;mailto:woodlawnnaturecenter%40gmail.com?subject=[URL] 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 [/URL]www.ymcaelkhart.com;http://www.ymcaelkhart.com[URL].
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 [/URL]www.elkharttruth.com/calendar;http://www.elkharttruth.com/calendar[URL]. For questions, contact Joe Kuharic at 296-5861.[/URL]