Calendar of Events
Chamber night at the Cove
BREMEN — Bremen Chamber Night at the Cove is 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 27.
The South Bend Silver Hawks play the West Michigan Whitecaps.
Tickets are $8 and available at Bremen Town Hall.
A 39-inch flatscreen TV will be given way during each inning.
BEMS cross country starting
BREMEN — Bremen Middle School Cross Country team will have its first practice in front of the High School underneath the trees by the Marquee on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Practice starts at 4 p.m. You must have your sports physical before you can start practice. Any questions regarding cross country you can call Coach Eric Hudson at 574-209-2127.
CULVER — As part of the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program, Culver-Union Township Public Library presents “Digging for Your Roots: A Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop,” which will be held on Tuesday, July 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the small meeting room.
A lifetime, local genealogist, Monty Peden, will lead the workshop. All skill levels from beginner to expert are encouraged and welcome to attend this workshop.
Attendees are asked to register for the workshop, so that the library will have materials and supplies ready for everyone in advance. Attendees should bring the full names of their parents, four grandparents, birth dates, and places of birth if known.
Additionally, if any names of great-grandparents are known, please bring those to the workshop. This will allow for a place to begin digging deeper into the attendee’s family history.
This program is free and open to the public. Please call the library at 574-842-2941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the workshop.
BREMEN — Join Bremen Missionary Church every Wednesday night this summer for games, music, stories, and snacks from 6:30-7:30 at Sunnyside Park.
Vacation Bible School
BREMEN — Bremen Missionary Church will be having Vacation Bible School Aug.4-8 from 6-8 p.m.
Blood donations desperately needed
PLYMOUTH — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency request for platelet and blood donors of all blood types because many fewer donations than expected were received in June and the first week of July.
The Red Cross urgently needs donations to ensure an adequate blood supply is available for patients all summer long.
Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to give.
Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood.
Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.
There is also an urgent need for platelet donations.
Platelets – a key clotting component of blood often needed by cancer patients – must be transfused within five days of donation, so it’s important to have a steady supply of platelets on hand.
There will be two blood drives soon:
Thursday, July 18, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in the Hall, 901 E. Jefferson St., Plymouth.
Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Walmart, 2505 N. Oak Road, Plymouth.
JGHS class of ‘93 reunion Aug. 3
NORTH LIBERTY — The John Glenn High School class of 1993 will celebrate its 20th reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the VFW located at 66995 Tamarack Road, North Liberty.
The reunion planning committee is preparing an evening that will feature a welcoming and casual ambiance, a photo booth, food, a cash bar, a DJ, yard games … including horseshoes, corn hole, and a few others, a possible fundraiser for a local cause or to help fund any outstanding reunion expenses, and more.
Ticket prices are $20/ticket if you pay before July 18 and $25/ticket if you pay after July 19. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.jghs93.wordpress.com/tickets or by contacting Lisa Wynn by email or phone. For more information about the reunion contact Lisa Wynn (Alisa Whitmer) by email: email@example.com or call 574-210-9982.
St. Paul’s registration soon
BREMEN — St. Paul’s Lutheran School at 605 S. Center St., Bremen, will hold registration for the 2013-14 school year for preschool through eighth grades on Wednesday, July 24, from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, July 25, from 9-11:30 a.m. and Friday, Aug. 9, from 9-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. St. Paul’s offers a nurturing, Christ-centered environment with a complete curriculum for preschool through eighth grades. Visit us at www.stpaulsbremen.org or contact us at 574-546-2790.
Annual CHB BBQ Aug. 1
BREMEN — Community Hospital of Bremen’s Annual Chicken Barbeque and quilt raffle will take place Thursday, Aug. 1.
Cost is $6 per half-chicken or pork chop only; $7.50 for half a chicken or pork chop meal; and $1.50 for a slice of pie or $8 per pie.
The barbecue will take place at Sunnyside Park Pavilion from 4-7 p.m.
LMC taking applications
PLYMOUTH — Leadership Marshall County organizers are accepting applications for the next class, which is the 19th.
Leadership Marshall County is a program designed to identify, develop and connect community leaders through education and skills development, involving sessions taught by currently established leaders in county government, agriculture, education, economic development, arts, tourism, health and human services and criminal justice.
Sessions are generally held one afternoon per month for nine months starting in September.
To date over 280 community leaders have participated.
For more information, contact the Marshall County Community Foundation office at 574-935-5159 or visit marshallcountylmc.org or marshallcountycf.org for an application.
This program is sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County.
Brown bag it for presentation
PLYMOUTH — Bring a friend and your brown bag lunch to the Marshall County Museum on Thursday, July 18, at 11:30 for a presentation on “The 1893 Columbian Exposition,” (The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair).
Jenny Harness, collector and teacher, will be sharing her collectibles and memorabilia from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair during this Summer Brown Bag Lunch Event at the museum.
She was awarded a 2010 Lilly Creativity in Teaching Grant to specifically study this time in history.
Prepare to be entertained as well as educated by some of the interesting discoveries that were made during this time period.
Things like, Cracker Jack, Juicy Fruit Gum, Aunt Jemima, Quaker Oats, hamburgers, brownies, and even zippers were some of the innovations during that pivotal time period that we still use today.
Her talk will include tidbits about how plans for Disney World and “The Wizard of Oz” were inspired by the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
All are welcome to bring their lunch to the Brown Bag Summer Event at the Marshall County Museum.
BHS 1968 reunion
BREMEN — The Bremen High School Class of 1968 will have its 45th reunion from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in the high school cafeteria.
The event is casual and non-alcoholic drinks, appetizers, snacks and desert will be served.
Tickets are $14 per person and are payable to “Class of 68.”
Mail checks to Mark Wagner, PO Box 158, Bremen, IN 46506.
The check will serve as RSVP. Respond by July 24.
Meals on Wheels available
BREMEN — Meals on Wheels is available to seniors in Bremen.
Volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals every weekday to your door. Meals are prepared at Bremen Community Hospital.
Call Joanna Fox for more information at 546-2446 or 248-0549.
Get the word out!
BREMEN — If your non-profit group, club or social organization would like to put information in The Bremen Enquirer, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for inclusion is noon Friday the week before publication.
Businesses or for-profit groups interested in placing an advertisement in The Bremen Enquirer should contact The Pilot News at (800) 933-0356 for prices and deadline information.
For information about placing a social announcement, such as engagements, weddings and births, also call the Pilot News at (800) 933-0356.
Bremen Fall Soccer
BREMEN — Online registration for Bremen fall soccer continues through July 31 at www.bremensoccer.net.
Soccer field registration is 9 a.m.-noon on July 27 and Aug. 3.
The organization will not accept registrations after Aug 3.
If you have any questions, please contact Lynette Swint at 209-2644 or Rita Jeffirs at 546-3090.
Church having sports camp
BREMEN — The Community Gospel Church of Bremen will hold an “Off the Bench” summer sports camp this July.
The camp is for children ages 4-12 and takes place July 15-19 from 5 to 8:15 p.m. at the church.
Cost is $25 for the first 160 kids to register and $50 for the next 150 campers.
Children will be taught by Christian college athletes from around the country in their sport of choice. The week will be full of activities, Bible teaching and all-around fun. Visit cgccommunity.com/events to learn more.
CHB has patient advocate
BREMEN — Community Hospital of Bremen has a patient advocate on site bi-weekly to screen individuals or their family members for potential eligibility for healthcare insurance coverage.
The advocate will be taking appointments on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
This service is free and open to the public.
For questions or to schedule an appointment with the advocate, please contact Carol at 574-546-8048 or Barb at 574-546-8024.
Charity golf match
BREMEN — The third annual Bremen Gridiron golf scramble is Saturday, Aug. 3, at 2 p.m. It is $60 per person and includes golf and lunch.
Hole sponsorship is $30 per hole.
Proceeds go to Bremen High School football.
Contact email@example.com or 574-546-5158 to donate a door prize, sponsor a hole, enroll a team or for more information.
Need a ride to church?
BREMEN — First Baptist Church in Bremen runs a van every Sunday morning and would love to pick you up. Please call 546-3706 if you would like a ride.
Bremen junior football
BREMEN — Bremen Junior Football signups and equipment hand out is Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sunny Side Park. A parent or guardian signature required.
The cost is $25 for first-third grade flag football and $40 for fourth-sixth grade full contact.
Bremen Junior Football Coaches Clinic will be held by the Bremen High School coaches on Thursday, Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Bunge Field.
The conditioning and fundamental clinic for first through sixth grades is Aug. 5 and 6.
There are no practices Aug. 8, 12 or 13. Team practices begin Aug. 15.
First through third-grade practices are Monday and Thursday from 5:30–7 p.m.
Fourth through sixth-grade practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30–7 p.m.
Some teams may practice on Saturdays prior to season start.
Contact 574-546-5158 for more information, sponsoring or coaching. Sponsoring is only $125, according to organizers.
Thrift shop open Wednesdays
BREMEN — The Center Thrift Shop is now open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Center Thrift Shop is located on the third floor of The First United Church of Christ, at the corner of Center and Sherman streets. The shop accepts clean, quality clothing of all sizes on Wednesdays when the shop is open. Proceeds go to support missions of the church and community.
Contact Laura Barnes for more information at 546-3065.
Part of U.S. 6 REMAINS CLOSED
LAPAZ — U.S. 6 between U.S. 31 and Lilac Road will remain closed through early September.
The closure is necessary to ensure driver safety while crews work on the U.S. 31/U.S. 6 interchange for the new U.S. 31 project, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.
A detour will take eastbound traffic south on U.S. 31, east on U.S. 30, north on S.R. 331, and back to U.S. 6.
Westbound traffic will travel south on S.R. 331, west on U.S. 30, north on U.S. 31, and back to U.S. 6.
Registrations are now being taken for the 2013-2014 Michiana Scrappers Travel Baseball (9U-18U teams) and newly formed Lady Scrappers Softball (10U, 12U, 14U teams).
Any player interested in trying out must pre-register at michianascrappers.com
Tryout dates vary based on age and sport. For more information, please check website or contact Brian Blondell at 574-310-3924.
Food pantry July 19
PLYMOUTH — There will be a mobile food bank from 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 19, at House of Prayer (outdoors).
The House of Prayer is at 12450 Plymouth Goshen Trail, Plymouth.
Fresh perishable items, such as dairy, grains, produce and protein and dry goods are offered free of charge to northern Indiana residents.
The Food Bank’s mobile pantry team set up tables at pre-scheduled locations where people can “shop” and select items that best meet their needs.
The pantries are first-come, first-serve for those in need of food assistance. Mobile Pantry patrons must provide a valid photo ID (driver’s license or Indiana ID) and are asked to bring bags or boxes to transport their items home.
Sprig O’Mint events
BREMEN — The sixth annual Amateur Invitational that was scheduled for July 6 and 7 has been rescheduled for Aug. 24 and 25. Details will be sent out soon.
Any kids wanting to join for the second session can do so for a $30 fee. There will be a parent-child scramble on July 28 for all participants in the Junior Clinics and PGA Junior League players. A cookout will follow the scramble. The only fees charged will be for cart rentals.
Martial arts Classes offered
BREMEN — Bremen Family Martial Arts is having kickboxing cardio classes every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. for $5 per class. Call 574-209-0718 for more information.