DECEMBER 2019
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
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  • Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group

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  • Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
+ MORE
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • 'Tis The Season
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
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  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
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  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Campus Life Middle School - Sturgis
+ MORE
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  • Sturgis HS Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
  • Muwendo Choir Grand Finale Farewell Concert
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  • 12 Hour Sweat-A-Thon benefitting SJC Teen Suicide
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  • Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group
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  • Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
+ MORE
10
  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • 'Tis The Season
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
+ MORE
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  • Our Daily Bread
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Christmas Cash 50/50 Raffle
+ MORE
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  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Campus Life Middle School - Sturgis
+ MORE
13
  • Sturgis HS Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
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  • Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group
  • Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group
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  • Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
+ MORE
17
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • 'Tis The Season
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
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  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • "Hope" General Grief Support Group
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
19
  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Campus Life Middle School - Sturgis
+ MORE
20
  • Sturgis HS Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
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  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
24
  • Helping Hands Food Pantry

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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
27
  • Sturgis HS Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
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  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
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  • FREE New Year's Eve Shuttle Service
    



    Start:
    5:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    1108 E. Lafayette St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Darin Warnecke
    (269) 651-5308

    Experience an outdoor nativity with live animals. One night only! Groups start every 15 minutes from 5:00-7:00 PM. Enjoy the Christmas story, Christmas carols, and Christmas treats. This is a FREE family friendly community event. Come and hear how God so loved the world. Groups leave every 15 minutes until 6:45 PM. The tour goes outside and ends with warm refreshments indoors.

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight
    UPCOMING

    Start:
    4:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    200 Pleasant St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Sturgis First United Methodist Church

    Blue Christmas Sturgis First United Methodist Church Chapel 200 Pleasant Street December 15th 2019 at 4pm A service for those who may be grieving, hurting, in pain, lonely, or simply not connecting with the public joy of the Christmas season. A service of quiet music, candlelight, readings and prayers. A service to remember we are NOT alone. An invitation to everyone who struggles with difficult times during the holidays.

    Start:
    7:30pm
    End:
    9:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    26693 US-12
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Karen Mills
    (269)651-1669
    a music and drama group made up of area students, 7th - 12th grade, who have a desire to use their talents for the Lord. The students prepare a one-hour program of contemporary Christian music interspersed with short dramas and present it in 12-13 churches. During the year they are challenged to become leaders among their peers and live their faith on a daily basis.

    Start:
    7:30pm
    End:
    9:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    26693 US-12
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Karen Mills
    (269)651-1669
    a music and drama group made up of area students, 7th - 12th grade, who have a desire to use their talents for the Lord. The students prepare a one-hour program of contemporary Christian music interspersed with short dramas and present it in 12-13 churches. During the year they are challenged to become leaders among their peers and live their faith on a daily basis.

    Start:
    7:00am
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    26693 US-12
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Scott Miller
    269-625-9006
    6th - 12th grade Faith & Fellowship. Yoder's donuts.

    Start:
    10:00am
    End:
    2:00pm
    Cost:
    Free- Available to residents of St. Joe County
    Address:
    105 N. Fourth St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Lori Wohlers
    (269)651-4275
    Food Pantry open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am -2pm. Open to all of St. Joseph County. Bring a photo ID.

    Start:
    11:30am
    End:
    12:30pm
    Address:
    105 N. Fourth St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Lori Wohlers
    (269)651-4275
    Free lunch Monday through Thursday, 11:30am- 12:30pm

    Start:
    5:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    201 North St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Stephanie Marbaugh
    269-689-9795
    Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center open 5pm-7pm Monday through Thursday. Pantry will serve ANYONE and service is not dependent on income level or town of residence.

    Start:
    6:30pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    1420 E Chicago Rd
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Mary Oman/ Rick Oman
    Mary Oman (269)503-2567/ Rick Oman (269)-221-0369
    Helping you overcome the Hurts, Hang-ups, and Habits in your life.

    Start:
    7:17pm
    End:
    8:30pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    26693 US-12
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Karen Mills
    (269)651-1669
    Each evening has a theme. They go through a series of meetings on different issues relevant to high school students. The night includes games, media, discussion, and refreshments.

    Start:
    11:30am
    End:
    12:30pm
    Address:
    105 N. Fourth St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Lori Wohlers
    (269)651-4275
    Free lunch Monday through Thursday, 11:30am- 12:30pm

    Start:
    12:30pm
    End:
    1:30pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    307 West Chicago Rd Suite 260
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Linda Barnhardt
    (269)467-1000
    ‘TIS THE SEASON: There are always going to be seasons that we go through in our lives so join us as we take a look at the up incoming holiday season , the gifts that it brings, as well as the challenges to overcome. Topics that will be explored in our six week journey are attitude of gratitude, thankfulness, simpler can be better, keys to a happy holiday, joy and balance, finding peace, acts of kindness, and self-worth.

    *ALL PEER SUPPORT WELLNESS & RECOVERY GROUPS/CONTENT ARE PEER TO PEER EVIDENCED BASED PRACTICES. THEY ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL THERAPY, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT.

    Start:
    5:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    201 North St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Stephanie Marbaugh
    269-689-9795
    Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center open 5pm-7pm Monday through Thursday. Pantry will serve ANYONE and service is not dependent on income level or town of residence.

    Start:
    10:00am
    End:
    2:00pm
    Cost:
    Free- Available to residents of St. Joe County
    Address:
    105 N. Fourth St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Lori Wohlers
    (269)651-4275
    Food Pantry open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am -2pm. Open to all of St. Joseph County. Bring a photo ID.

    Start:
    11:30am
    End:
    12:30pm
    Address:
    105 N. Fourth St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Lori Wohlers
    (269)651-4275
    Free lunch Monday through Thursday, 11:30am- 12:30pm

    Start:
    1:00pm
    End:
    2:30pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    1320 S. Lakeview Dr.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Diane Wendt
    (269) 467-7117 Church:(269)651-9493
    This is a general grief support group covering child, sibling, and spousal or significant other’s death. Diane is a retired registered nurse and licensed clinical professional counselor whose specialty is grief. Diane has 38 years of experience in the grief world.

    Start:
    5:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    201 North St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Stephanie Marbaugh
    269-689-9795
    Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center open 5pm-7pm Monday through Thursday. Pantry will serve ANYONE and service is not dependent on income level or town of residence.

    Start:
    10:00am
    End:
    11:30am
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    Central Commons Building, 107 W West
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Stephanie Giolitto
    (269)467-5473
    Children learn through play and parents are their first teachers! Dress in play clothes and be prepared to play together and meet other parents.

    Start:
    11:30am
    End:
    12:30pm
    Address:
    105 N. Fourth St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Lori Wohlers
    (269)651-4275
    Free lunch Monday through Thursday, 11:30am- 12:30pm

    Start:
    12:30pm
    End:
    1:30pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    307 West Chicago Rd Suite 260
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Linda Barnhardt
    (269)467-1000
    WELLNESS & REALXATION: Join us as we explore different pathways to be a promoter of personal wellness. Areas of exploration include relaxation exercises, meditation, changing negative thoughts to positive thoughts, chair yoga stretches, and deep breathing.

    Start:
    5:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    201 North St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Stephanie Marbaugh
    269-689-9795
    Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center open 5pm-7pm Monday through Thursday. Pantry will serve ANYONE and service is not dependent on income level or town of residence.

    Start:
    6:45pm
    End:
    8:15pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    26693 US-12
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Karen Mills
    (269)651-1669
    Each evening has a theme. They go through a series of meetings on different issues relevant to middle school students. The night includes games, media, discussion, and refreshments.

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    10:00am
    End:
    4:00pm
    Cost:
    $1 per person
    Address:
    101 South Jefferson Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jenifer Blouin Policelli
    (269) 503-7440

    Bring your holiday guests in for a visit at the Sturgis Historical Museum - At the Depot! This is one your final chances to see our 2019 exhibits. Both the Museum and Freight House will be open. Tour the Museum to learn about Sturgis history, and visit the gift shop and model train room in the Freight House!

    Start:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    $10
    Address:
    101 South Jefferson Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jenifer Blouin Policelli
    (269) 503-7440

    Come see the moving film "Dark Lake" again (or for the first time!) at an encore showing at the Sturgis Historical Museum's Electric City Theater. Make your reservation today by calling the Museum at (269) 503-7440. Tickets $10.

    Start:
    10:00am
    End:
    2:00pm
    Cost:
    $1 per person
    Address:
    101 South Jefferson Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jenifer Blouin Policelli
    (269) 503-7440

    Bring your holiday guests in for a visit at the Sturgis Historical Museum - At the Depot! This is one your final chances to see our 2019 exhibits. Both the Museum and Freight House will be open. Tour the Museum to learn about Sturgis history, and visit the gift shop and model train room in the Freight House!

    Start:
    3:00pm
    Cost:
    $10
    Address:
    101 South Jefferson Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jenifer Blouin Policelli
    (269) 503-7440

    Come see the moving film "Dark Lake" again (or for the first time!) at an encore showing at the Sturgis Historical Museum's Electric City Theater. Make your reservation today by calling the Museum at (269) 503-7440. Tickets $10.

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    9:00pm
    End:
    1:00am
    Cost:
    $35 per person in advance, $40 Day of event
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Box Office
    (269) 651-8541

    Ring in the New Year in true Roaring Twenties Gatsby Style! Join us at the Sturges-Young on New Years Eve in formal flapper and dapper attire for our first annual Gatsby Gala! Your ticket includes Live music and dancing (start practicing the Charleston!), a plethora of hors d'oeuvres and drink specials, raffles and door prizes, and champagne toast at Midnight complete with our very own ball drop! Tickets only $35 each. Join in on the costume contest for the best dressed couple of the evening! Get out your tuxes and tiaras, feather boas and fedoras and come join the Gatsby New Years fun at Sturges-Young!

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    2:00pm
    End:
    4:00pm
    Cost:
    $10 presale; $12 door
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110


    Start:
    6:00pm
    End:
    9:00pm
    Cost:
    Free and Open to the Public
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Box Office
    (269) 651-8541

    Sturges-Young is hosting monthly Game Nights in Union B! Bring your friends! Choose from a variety of in-house games or bring your own favorite board games or cards and have a blast! Join other groups and make new friends! Game Night is free and open to all ages, the Kitchen Canteen is open for snacks and soft drinks for purchase, and there are plenty of tables for 4 or more. Come Join the Fun at Sturges-Young!

    Start:
    5:30pm
    End:
    9:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    Downtown Sturgis
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Ryan Conrod
    (269) 651-5758

    The annual event "Winter Blues" with live music in participating businesses throughout downtown Sturgis. Beat the winter blues and come out to "Winter Blues"!

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    5:30pm
    End:
    9:00pm
    Cost:
    $10 per person
    Address:
    Downtown Sturgis
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Ryan Conrod
    (269) 651-5758

    The 2nd annual event "A Ladies Night Out" with this years theme "Chick Flick TV". Bring your girl or guy friends for a fun evening of shopping, snacks, drinks, games and themed activities at participating businesses. Tickets are $10 each and include a goodie bag and a laynard to attend the event with prize drawings at the end of the night. Guys are welcome and tickets can be purchased the night of or in advance at the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce starting January 2nd.

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Front Desk
    (269) 659-8110

    The Doyle Center, in partnership with the St. Joseph County United Way, will open its doors to all area youth every Saturday night for various open gym style activities; basketball, volleyball, soccer, wallyball, and tennis will be set-up and ready to go! FREE & OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS (not just Sturgis Schools)

    6th-8th grade: 7pm-9pm; 9th-12th grade: 9pm-midnight