OCTOBER 2019
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
   
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  • Creativity: A Time for Wellness

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  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Radiant Racers 5K Training Program
  • Matt's Friends Bereavement Support Group
  • La Leche League of Sturgis
+ MORE
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  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
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  • Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group
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  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis

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  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Creativity: A Time for Wellness
  • Caregiver Support Group
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  • Our Daily Bread
  • Free Birthing Class for Moms and Dads
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  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Radiant Racers 5K Training Program
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  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
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  • Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group

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  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis

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  • Creativity: A Time for Wellness

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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
  • Radiant Racers 5K Training Program
+ MORE
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  • Sturgis HS Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
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  • Old Hollywood Gala Masquerade Charity Event
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  • Muwendo Children's Choir-Cultural Dance Performanc
  • 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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  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Creativity: A Time for Wellness
  • Food Pantry @ Christian Fellowship Center
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  • Grief Support Group
  • 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
  • Fresh Food Initiative- Food Distribution
  • Fresh Food Initiative- Food Distribution
+ MORE
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  • Sturgis HS Breakfast Club
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
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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
  • Creativity: A Time for Wellness
  • 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
  



    Start:
    7:00am
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    65690 Big Hill Rd
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Chad VanDosen
    269-625-5336
    9th-12th grades. Faith & Fellowship. Devotional time with breakfast. Ride to school

    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:
    8:00pm
    End:
    11:00pm
    Cost:
    $25 single, $45 for couples - On Sale Sept 1
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Box Office
    (269) 651-8541

    Get your best ghouls and goonies together for the first annual Sturges-Young Monster Mash and Zombie Prom! Leave the kids with the sitter and dance the night away in costume to awesome tunes! Compete for fabulous prizes in the costume contest! Try Halloween themed drink specials and fantastic treats from the Boo Buffet! 21 & up. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple. Prepare to have a frightfully fun Halloween Blast! Stay tuned for more info and opportunities to volunteer. Come Join the Fun at Sturges-Young!
    UPCOMING

    Address:
    PO Box 402
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Rose Ludwick
    (269)279-5122
    In support of Domestic And Sexual Abuse Services, The Old Hollywood Gala.. a Masquerade Charity Event will be held at the Sturges-Young Civic Auditorium in Sturgis, MI. You will enjoy an evening of entertainment, silent auction, and raffles. Tickets are $25 per person before October 1st, after October 1st tickets are $30 per person. For your ticket price you will receive all the Hors D'oeuvres and Dessert you can eat as well as one free drink ticket. There will be a masquerade contest for the best mask and the best dressed... so come dressed to impress!

    Start:
    9:00am
    End:
    2:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    69080 S Centerville
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jamie Allen
    5177756922

    A celebration of locally produced food and handmade items!

    Start:
    1:00pm
    End:
    5:00pm
    Cost:
    Free *Donations appreciated
    Address:
    21710 N. Everson Dr.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Dave Ludders
    (269) 625-8978

    Food, Hay Ride, Golf Cart Tours of Camp, Bonfire, Old Fashion desserts in the Sturgis Cabin, kids games and more at this Free Community Event.

    Start:
    6:00pm
    Cost:
    Free/ Free will offering
    Address:
    66969 N Centreville Rd
    Sturgis
    Contact:
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    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 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 0806
    7th - 12th grade. Getting together before school to look at a portion from the Bible and pray together. Yoder's Donuts are served.

    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:
    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:
    11:00am
    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 Barnhardt
    (269)467-1000
    Being creative is at the core of who we are as human beings. Through the outlet of arts and crafts, we will achieve hope, healing, and a time for wellness.

    *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:
    12:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    306 N. Franks Avenue
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Ruth Mancina
    (269)279-8083
    The Commission on Aging offers a Grief Support Group led by Kelli Poortenga of Ascension at Home. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month and you must be a Commission on Aging member to participate. There is no cost to join the Commission on Aging - you just need to be 60 years or older or married to someone who is 60 years or older.

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

    Fall Garden Party @ Olive Fresh, Laura Jeans & We Got Style. Live music in the garden out back. Food truck vendors, in store sales and promotions, snack & drink! Across the road in the Arkwright's lot there will be the outdoor movie showing of Hocus Pocus on the big screen!. Bring a chair or a blanket and sit out on the lawn and enjoy this family friendly favorite Halloween movie @ 7:00pm sponsored by the Sturgis Area Foundation & YAK. Concessions will be available.

    Start:
    9:00am
    End:
    2:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    69080 S Centerville
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jamie Allen
    5177756922

    A celebration of locally produced food and handmade items!

    Start:
    3:00pm
    End:
    5:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    1108 E. Lafayette St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Linsey Wolff
    (269) 816-1506

    Bring the family out for this free event. Kids can dress up and practice trick or treating before Halloween. Stick around for games, hay rides, barrel rides, photo booth, and some hot cider to warm you up!

    Start:
    5:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    702 E. Lafayette St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Sam Watson
    (269) 651-3231


    Start:
    5:30pm
    Cost:
    Public Preview is free and open, Evening Auction seating starts at $30
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Box Office
    (269) 651-8541

    The Sturges-Young Center for the Arts is sponsoring its Tenth Annual Holiday Kaleidoscope! An Evening of Entertainment, Delicious Dinner and Magical Holiday Decor! A Silent Auction of Various Treasures complements the Live Auction of Fully Decorated Holiday Trees! Bid on your favorites! We invite you to Join us for this Exciting and Unique Event! There are multiple ways to support and get involved with the Holiday Kaleidoscope: Sponsor & Decorate a Table Sponsor and/or Decorate a Tree Donate Items for the Silent Auction Attend and Participate in the Auctions and Festivities Make a Donation to the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts For more information and to request info on sponsoring a table, email Deb Barr at dbarr@sturgismi.gov

    Start:
    6:00pm
    Cost:
    Please see event link.
    Address:
    907 North Nottawa
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Pam Cary
    269-651-7802

    Our 3rd annual Light Up The Dark 5k Glow Run is just around the corner! Proceeds go directly to the City of Sturgis Parks Department…what a fun way to take part in the community!

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

    Do you have special talent you'd like to share? The Sturges-Young is hosting another OPEN MIC NIGHT Tuesday, November 12th! Performers age 14 -17 will take the stage in the atrium lounge at 7pm for their max 5 minute acts**; age 18+ will perform their max 10 minute acts starting at 8pm. An amp & microphone available, if needed. FREE to perform and attend (donations are welcome). The Kitchen Canteen will have refreshments available for purchase. ** No profanity allowed during the 14-17yr time slot. Come Join the 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:
    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:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    $10
    Address:
    201 North Nottawa St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jenifer Blouin Policelli
    (269) 503-7440

    Rumor has it that in the mid-1800s a group of freedom seekers took refuge at a small, secluded lake in Fawn River Township. They were hiding from southern landowners, bounty hunters, and even everyday citizens compelled by the Fugitive Slave Act to turn them in. Constantly looking over their shoulders, they were always seeking a safe place to rest. The Sturgis Historical Society presents "Dark Lake" on November 22nd, 2019. Join us at the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts to learn about 200 years of African American lineage in Sturgis, Michigan. Tickets are $10 and will be available starting October 11th. Thank you to our sponsors: the City of Sturgis, the Sturgis Area Community Foundation, and the Newell A. & Grace A. Franks Fund, a fund within the SACF.

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