Friday, October 24, 2014

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

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

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


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

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.


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 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

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

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 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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