APRIL 2019
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
 
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  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
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  • Improving Self-Esteem
3
  • Shy No Longer
  • Life Ring (for Women)
4
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Co-Dependency (for Women)
  • NA Recovery is Possible
  • La Leche League of Sturgis
  • Matt's Friends Bereavement Support Group
+ MORE
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  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
  • NA You're No Alone
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  • NA You're No Alone

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  • NA You're No Alone

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  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • NA You're Not Alone
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
  • April MOPS Meeting
+ MORE
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  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Improving Self-Esteem
  • Caregiver Support Group
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  • Our Daily Bread
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Shy No Longer
  • Life Ring (for Women)
+ MORE
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  • Trinity Ladies Aid Rummage Sale
  • Holy Angels Rummage Sale
  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
+ MORE
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  • High School Breakfast Club
  • Trinity Ladies Aid Rummage Sale
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
  • NA You're No Alone
+ MORE
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  • Sturgis Mom2Mom Sale
  • Parenting in a Digital World
  • NA You're No Alone
  • Bowls for Hunger
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  • NA You're No Alone
  • Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group
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  • Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • NA You're Not Alone
+ MORE
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Improving Self-Esteem
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  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Shy No Longer
  • "Hope" Grief Support Group
  • Life Ring (for Women)
+ MORE
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  • Blood Drive
  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Co-Dependency (for Women)
+ MORE
19
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
  • NA You're No Alone
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  • Spring Family Celebration/Breakfast/Egg Hunt
  • NA You're No Alone
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  • NA You're No Alone
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  • Breakfast Club - Middle School
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • NA You're Not Alone
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
+ MORE
23
  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Improving Self-Esteem
24
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Shy No Longer
  • Life Ring (for Women)
25
  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Co-Dependency (for Women)
  • NA Recovery is Possible
+ MORE
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  • High School Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
  • NA You're No Alone
27
  • 50% Off Saturday at Goodwill
  • NA You're No Alone
28
  • Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group
  • NA You're No Alone
29
  • Breakfast Club - Middle School
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • NA You're Not Alone
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
+ MORE
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Improving Self-Esteem
    



    Start:
    9:00am
    End:
    2:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    916 Myrtle
    Sturgis
    Sign up to give blood at: www.GiveBloodNow.com; Sponsor Code: Sturgis. All donors in April are entered into weekly drawings to win one if 10 $100 gift certificates.

    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
    Cost:
    Free
    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 Barnhart
    (269)467-1000 Ext. 363
    WELLNESS & RELAXATION: 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, yoga stretches, and deep breathing.

    Start:
    1:00pm
    End:
    2:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    131 S. Nottawa
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Stefanie Belote
    (269)271-0224
    A women's support group to learn the signs of co-dependency and how to overcome it.

    Start:
    6:00pm
    End:
    7:30pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    110 S Clay St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Diane Warnement
    (269)651-5811
    Open meeting for anyone interested in recovery from addiction, friends and family welcome.

    Start:
    6:15pm
    End:
    7:30pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    216 Vinewood Ave
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Stephanie Giolitto
    (269)467-5473
    Join us Thursday April 18th for a FREE SWIMMING EVENT hosted by the St. Joseph County Great Start Collaborative! We are partnering with the Sturgis Community Pool to bring you a hands on presentation focusing on swim safety, and then you are free to enjoy open swim with your family afterwards! PLEASE COME DRESSED IN YOUR SUITS ready to SWIM! Locker room will be available afterwards to change into your street clothes, and don't forget to BRING YOUR TOWELS :) FitnessKid Friendly

    Start:
    6:50pm
    End:
    8:15pm
    Cost:
    None
    Address:
    26693 US-12
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Karen Mills
    (269)651-1669
    Weekly activity for middle school students. Each week focuses n topics like relationships, challenges, and goals. The evening includes free time, games, small group discussion, input by the staff, and refreshments. Throughout the year they enjoy activities, such as an all-nighter, bonfire & archery, and getaways during the winter & summer.
    UPCOMING

    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
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    110 S Clay St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Diane Warnement
    (269)651-5811
    Free meal. All are welcome. Closed the day after Thanksgiving.

    Start:
    6:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    110 S Clay St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Diane Warnement
    (269)651-5811
    For addicts only or anyone desiring to stop using. Barrier Free.

    Start:
    9:00am
    End:
    10:30am
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    25108 Banker St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Fish Lake Bible Church
    269-651-2573
    Pancake breakfast Bounce Houses Wordless Book Presentation Crafts Face Painting Prizes Egg Hunt (for all ages, separated by grade level)

    Start:
    12:00pm
    End:
    1:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    110 S Clay St
    Sturgis
    Contact:

    (269)651-5811
    For addicts only or anyone desiring to stop using. Barrier Free.

    Start:
    9:00am
    End:
    12:00pm
    Cost:
    Donations accepted
    Address:
    200 Pleasant St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jessica
    269-651-5990

    An Easter Breakfast buffet will be available between 9 and 11. The breakfast is sponsored by the Mission Trip team. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt for children at 10:45 am, after the first service. Children’s Church will be provided during each worship service. Easter Sunday’s (April 21) celebration of Christ’s resurrection, will include two services: contemporary at 9:30 am, featuring Reconciled; and traditional at 11:00 am, including Chancel Choir and organ music.

    Start:
    6:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    110 S Clay St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Diane Warnement
    (269)651-5811
    For addicts only or anyone desiring to stop using. Barrier Free.

    Start:
    7:30am
    End:
    8:15am
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    1400 E Lafayette
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Karen Mills
    (269)651-1669
    Devotional time for students to look at the Bible and pray together.

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

    Start:
    6:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    110 S Clay St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Diane Warnement
    (269)651-5811
    Open meeting for anyone interested in recovery from addiction, Friends and family welcome.

    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:
    None
    Address:
    26693 US-12
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Karen Mills
    (269)651-1669
    Weekly activity for high school students. Each week they explore a pertinent issue to their lives, discuss possible solutions and develop leadership skills. Teens from Sturgis and area towns enjoy an evening of games, movie clips, small group discussions, input by staff, and refreshments. Throughout the year there are special activities like dodge ball, ice skating, bowling, bonfire, etc. They have trips to Colorado & Florida during school breaks.

    Start:
    11:00am
    End:
    12:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    402 S Nottawa
    Sturgis
    Food pantry with no residency or income restrictions. I.D. not required. Open 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month from 11am-12 noon. Helping Hands is a ministry of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Drop boxes for non-perishable food items are located at each of the church entrances. Monetary donations accepted at the parish office.

    Start:
    11:30am
    End:
    12:30pm
    Cost:
    Free
    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 Barnhart
    (269)467-1000 Ext. 363
    Join our group as we discover and provide information about self-esteem, how it is developed and maintained. We then address biased expectations, how to accept yourself, and developing balanced core beliefs to achieve a healthy self-esteem.

    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
    Cost:
    Free
    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:
    Melanie Eifort
    (269)467-1000
    Almost everyone gets a little anxious or embarrassed in front of other people now and then, though some of us are shyer than others. Sometimes, though, the anxiety can be so intense that it stops us from doing the things we enjoy, or starts interfering in our daily lives. In this group we will explore the benefits of socializing, stepping out of our fear, increased social interaction, and the enriching of our wellbeing.

    Start:
    4:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    varied
    Address:
    200 Pleasant St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jessica
    269-651-5990

    Spring Rummage and Bake Sale •Wednesday, April 24th – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm •Thursday, April 25th – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm •Friday, April 26th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Please bring in your oldies but goodies any time. You may leave them by the office or ask to put them in our special rummage sale room. Please volunteer to help with setup and sale! Sign up sheets will be available in the Messenger, bulletin and on the bulletin board.

    Start:
    5:00pm
    End:
    6:00pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    131 S. Nottawa
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Stefanie Belote
    (269)271-0224
    Women's support group for learning life skills to overcome addiction

    Start:
    9:00am
    End:
    2:00pm
    Cost:
    various
    Address:
    200 Pleasant St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jessica
    269-651-5990

    Spring Rummage and Bake Sale •Wednesday, April 24th – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm •Thursday, April 25th – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm •Friday, April 26th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Please bring in your oldies but goodies any time. You may leave them by the office or ask to put them in our special rummage sale room. Please volunteer to help with setup and sale! Sign up sheets will be available in the Messenger, bulletin and on the bulletin board.

    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:
    9:00am
    End:
    12:00pm
    Cost:
    various
    Address:
    200 Pleasant St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jessica
    269-651-5990

    Spring Rummage and Bake Sale •Wednesday, April 24th – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm •Thursday, April 25th – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm •Friday, April 26th – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Please bring in your oldies but goodies any time. You may leave them by the office or ask to put them in our special rummage sale room. Please volunteer to help with setup and sale! Sign up sheets will be available in the Messenger, bulletin and on the bulletin board.

    Start:
    5:30pm
    End:
    8:30pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    Ryan Conrod
    (269) 651-5758

    Live music in participating downtown Businesses! Punch cards for prize drawings and Scavenger hunt cards for a special prize drawing at the DDA booth on Pleasant St. Also on Pleasant St. several food truck vendors along with Mary Poppins and a photo booth! And much more! 5:30-9:00pm.

    Start:
    6:00pm
    End:
    8:00pm
    Cost:
    See cost in description below
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Benita Lewis
    (269) 659-8110

    City Resident: $20/couple; Non-resident: $30/couple. Additional children $5 each. ($10 late fee added after 4/5/19) Sign up by April 5th, 2019 Early Bird Registration Guarantees a prize. Obstacle course, NERF games, pizza and much, much more!!! SPONSORS: BOWERSOX FLOOR CENTER, METALLOID CORPORATION, TUFFY AUTO SERVICES CENTER, ALLEY BOUNCE HOUSE, BOLAND’S BEST-ONE TIRE, INC., KROGERS, LITTLE CAESARS, MARTIN PRODUCTS COMPANY

    Start:
    8:00pm
    End:
    10:00pm
    Cost:
    Free (donations welcome)
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Box Office
    (269) 651-8541

    We're doing another Open Mic Night on April 26th, so start practicing your performance! Whether you are into poetry readings, magic tricks, song performances, comedy sketches, rapping, juggling or story telling - we'd love to see you share your talents with the community. Sign up online on our website, or message us here on Facebook to put your name on the list.

    Performers age 14 -17 will take the stage in the lounge at 8pm for their max 5 minute acts**; age 18+ will perform their max 10 minute acts starting at 8:30pm. An amp & microphone available, if needed. FREE to perform and attend (donations are welcome). ** No profanity allowed during the 14-17yr time slot.

    Start:
    3:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Sturgis Wind Symphony

    Sturgis Wind Symphony Presents Wagons & Cast Aways Adopt Sunday May 5th at 3:00pm Sturges-Young Auditorium

    Start:
    8:00pm
    Cost:
    $5
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Box Office
    (269) 651-8541

    Mallory was born into a musical family and has been singing essentially her entire life. She is 20 years old and is a sophomore at Hope College pursuing a degree in civil engineering. At Hope is also immersed in the music scene. She has performed several times at the Thursday night Coffee House. Her performance for "The Hope College Tiny Dorm Music Series" has experienced excellent viewership. She is currently the female lead vocalist in college’s Americana folk band ElkMob. She is also a guitar/vocalist the Hope College Worship Program. Mallory exudes a comfortable and earthy persona behind the microphone. She is inclined to interpret songs rather than merely reproduce them. Artists she finds inspiring include Seth Glier, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Delta Rae (and her mother!)

    Start:
    7:00am
    End:
    9:00am
    Cost:
    $5
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Benita Lewis
    (269) 651-8110

    Get ready for summer! Put on your fancy shorts and Hawaiian shirts and join us for an evening of loud music, crazy contests, dancing, and lots of FUN! All area 6th-8th graders are welcome. Glow necklaces and bracelets will be available for $1.

    Address:
    306 W. Chicago Road
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    The Chamber Office
    (269) 651-5758


    Start:
    7:00am
    End:
    11:00am
    Cost:
    AYCE Pancake Breakfast - $6.00 Adults, $3.00 Kids
    Address:
    N. Centereville Road
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jim Liston
    (269) 659-3248

    Annual AYCE Pancake Breakfast Fly-In. Aircraft and Helicopter Rides (weather permitting), aircraft displays. Profits benefit our Aviation Scholarship Fund.

    Start:
    5:30pm
    End:
    9:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    130 N. Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Ryan Conrod
    (269) 651-1907

    Live music, food truck vendors, beer tent and much more!

    Start:
    4:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    Ryan Conrod
    (269) 651-1907