Take your pick of things to do in Elkhart County this weekend

    This weekend will be full of things going on in the community.

    Posted on Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

    The summer might be winding down, but there are still plenty of activities for families to enjoy this weekend in Elkhart County.

    If you’re interested in helping others, you can participate in the Steve Landis walk and raise money for medical bills related to his heart transplant or raise money for heart transplant patient Logan Leatherman, who is 18 months old. There will also be charity events at Chalet Party Shoppe on C.R. 17 and Harley-Davison at C.R. 7 and Bristol Street.

    If you want to be a part of local government, you can attend the Elkhart County Council meeting, which is held on the second Saturday of every month. For Elkhart city residents, you can debate the garbage fees that are being proposed by Mayor Dick Moore.

    You can also travel south for the Middlebury Summer Festival, check out the Midwest RV Show or enjoy Second Saturdays in Nappanee. In short, no matter your interest, you can find a fun activity this weekend.

    What: Chalet Party Shoppe charity event

    Details: There will be wine and beer sampling, local restaurants and a silent auction. Proceeds go to Boys & Girls Club of Goshen, Elkhart and Middlebury.

    Where: 667 C.R. 17, Elkhart

    When: 2 to 5 p.m. today

    Tickets: $25

    Information: 296-9704 or www.belmontbev.com

    What: Heinnie’s 61st birthday celebration

    Details: Beer garden and live music including Rumble Strip and Cousin Vinny

    Where: 1743 W. Lusher Ave., Elkhart

    When: 7:30 p.m. to midnight, today

    Tickets: Free admission

    Information: 522-9101 or www.heinniesrestaurant.com

    What: Nappanee’s Second Saturday

    Details: Block party, specials for teachers, free school supplies

    Where: 100 block of South Main Street, Nappanee

    When: 5 to 8 p.m. today

    Tickets: Free and open to the public

    Information: www.visitnappanee.com

    What: Distinguished Young Women of Elkhart

    Details: Local women compete for the title

    Where: Concord High School, 59117 Minuteman Way, Elkhart.

    When: 6:30 p.m. today

    Tickets: $10, free to children 3 and younger

    Information: 296-9264

    What: Elkhart Freedom Ride and Bike Night Rally

    Details: The ride will benefit Wounded Warriors, which raises money for those who sustained injuries on or after Sept. 11

    Where: Harley-Davidson, 720 W. Bristol St., Elkhart

    When: 2:30 p.m. today

    Tickets: $20 per cyclist and $10 per passengers

    Information: 360-9666 or email rxlady161@yahoo.com

    What: Back-2-School Elkhart Unity Festival

    Details: Free school supplies to children

    Where: Concord Mall, 3701 S. Main St., Elkhart

    When: 10 a.m. today until supplies run out, carnival rides last until 6 p.m.

    Information: www.back2schoolelkhart.com

    What: 44th annual Middlebury Summer Festival.

    Details: Live music, food, parades, activities for children

    Where: Memorial and East parks in downtown Middlebury

    When: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, 5 p.m. Sunday

    Tickets: Free

    Information: Email msfinfo@middleburyfestivals.com or call 825-5980.

    What: Midwest RV Super Show

    Details: There will be new RVs available to look at and purchase

    Where: RV/MH Hall of Fame & Museum, 21565 Executive Pkwy., Elkhart

    When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

    Tickets: $6 for adults 16 and older, free for children 15 and younger and $10 for the RV show and museum admission

    Information: 293-2344 or www.rvmhhalloffame.org

    What: Elkhart garbage fee meeting

    Details: City residents who want to discuss potential garbage fees can gather to voice their opinions

    Where: City Hall, 229 S. 2nd St., Elkhart

    When: 9 a.m. today

    Tickets: Free and open to the public

    Information: 522-5272 or www.elkhartindiana.org

    What: Elkhart County Council

    Details: The council will discuss Forest River tax abatements. The public is welcome to discuss issues during the public comment period.

    Where: Elkhart County Goshen Administration Building, Room 104, 117 N. Second Street, Goshen

    When: 8 a.m. today

    Tickets: Free and open to the public


    What: Steve Landis fundraiser

    Details: A walk-a-thon will be held to raise money for Landis, who received a heart transplant in May

    Where: Shanklin Park, Goshen

    When: 9 a.m. today

    Tickets: Organizers are encouraging walkers to gather $150 in pledges.

    Information: Contact Sallie Davis at salliedavis@marykay.com or call 206-940-7819.

    What: Minority Health Coalition’s annual Health Fair

    Details: Free physicals and immunizations for children. Busses will run from the Back2School event at Concord Mall to the Health Fair. Busses will run from 9 a.m. at the Tolson Center with the last one leaving Concord Mall at 3 p.m.

    Where: Tolson Center, 1300 Benham Ave., Elkhart,

    When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today

    Tickets: Free

    Information: 295-6456

    What: Leatherman family benefit and poker run

    Details: Silent auction, food, motorcycle/vehicle ride

    Where: Goshen DAV Chapter 15

    When: 11 a.m. today for poker run, kickstands up at noon, benefit begins at 4 p.m.

    Tickets: $10 each

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