FEBRUARY 2019
SUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISAT
         
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  • Chill Out Weekend
  • High School Breakfast Club-CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
  • Aging Mastery Class - Memory Matters
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
  • NA You're No Alone
+ MORE
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  • Chill Out Weekend
  • NA You're No Alone
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  • NA You're No Alone
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  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • NA You're Not Alone
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
  • Campus Life High School
+ MORE
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Facing Your Feelings
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Shy No Longer
  • Life Ring (for Women)
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  • Computer Lab
  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Co-Dependency (for Women)
+ MORE
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  • High School Breakfast Club
  • Aging Mastery Class - Rightsizing Your Life
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
  • Sturgis Historical Museum Open
  • Ignition Youth Conference
+ MORE
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  • Ignition Youth Conference
  • NA You're No Alone
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  • NA You're No Alone
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • NA You're Not Alone
  • February MOPS meeting
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
  • Campus Life High School
+ MORE
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  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Facing Your Feelings
  • Caregiver Support Group
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  • Our Daily Bread
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Shy No Longer
  • Life Ring (for Women)
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  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Co-Dependency (for Women)
  • NA Recovery is Possible
+ MORE
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  • Aging Mastery Class - Aspirations/Bucket Lists
  • 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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  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • NA You're Not Alone
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Facing Your Feelings
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Shy No Longer
  • "Hope" Grief Support Group
  • Life Ring (for Women)
  • Foundational Principals for Christian Parenting
+ MORE
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  • Computer Lab
  • Playgroup Sturgis
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Co-Dependency (for Women)
+ MORE
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  • High School Breakfast Club
  • Free Friday Friendship Meal
  • NA You're No Alone
  • ALWAYS Marriage Conference
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  • ALWAYS Marriage Conference
  • 50% Off Saturday at Goodwill
  • NA You're No Alone
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  • NA You're No Alone
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • NA You're Not Alone
  • Celebrate Recovery - Sturgis
  • Campus Life High School
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  • Helping Hands Food Pantry
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Facing Your Feelings
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  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Shy No Longer
  • Life Ring (for Women)
  • Foundational Principals for Christian Parenting
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  • Computer Lab
  • Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
  • Wellness & Relaxation
  • Co-Dependency (for Women)
  • NA Recovery is Possible
+ MORE
  



    Start:
    11:00am
    End:
    12:00pm
    Cost:
    Free- no residency or income restrictions
    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
    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)467-1001 Ext. 377
    FACING YOUR FEELINGS: Join us as we take a journey exploring wellness recovery strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively.

    Start:
    2:00pm
    End:
    4:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    306 N Franks
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Tami Smith
    269-503-7800
    UPCOMING

    Start:
    9:00am
    End:
    10:30am
    Cost:
    Free- no residency or income restrictions
    Address:
    70031 S Lakeview
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Diane Shoup
    (269)651-1724
    Bring a photo ID. No residency restrictions. Open to the public. Assorted breads, rolls, desserts, and sometimes other items like fruits and vegetables.

    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:
    Melanie Eifort
    (269)467-1001 Ext. 377
    SHY NO LONGER: 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:
    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:
    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:
    Melanie Eifort
    (269) 467-1000 Ext. 377
    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:
    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:
    6:50pm
    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.

    Start:
    10:30am
    End:
    12:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    306 N. Franks Avenue
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Ruth Mancina
    (269)279-8083
    This is a motivational class to help individuals discover strategies to align personal goals with societal benefits - linking what they would like to do with why they would like to do it. This class is being offered by the Area Agency on Aging (IIIC).

    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:
    12:00pm
    End:
    1:00pm
    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:
    1:00pm
    End:
    4:00pm
    Cost:
    Free. *Donations are appreciated
    Address:
    21710 N. Everson
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Dave Ludders
    (269) 625-8978

    Join Lee's Adventure Sports and Camp Fort Hill for some outdoor winter fun. Learn to cross country ski or snow shoe, tour the Sturgis Log Cabin, hayrides, s'mores and more.

    Start:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    The Front Desk
    2696598110

    In partnering with the St. Joe County United Way, the Doyle Center is proud to open our doors to ALL area youth in grades 6th-12th all winter long on Saturday nights. "Open Gym" style format including Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis and more! Come in and play or just hang out and socialize. 6th-8th Grades: 7pm-9pm 9th-12th Grades: 9pm-Midnight FREE!!!

    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:
    11:30am
    End:
    12:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    306 N. Franks Avenue
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Ruth Mancina
    (269)279-8083
    Free blood pressure screening offered by Sturgis Hospital the first and third Monday of each month at the Enrichment Center.

    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:
    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:
    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:
    7:00pm
    End:
    11:59pm
    Cost:
    FREE
    Address:
    310 N. Franks Ave.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    The Front Desk
    2696598110

    In partnering with the St. Joe County United Way, the Doyle Center is proud to open our doors to ALL area youth in grades 6th-12th all winter long on Saturday nights. "Open Gym" style format including Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis and more! Come in and play or just hang out and socialize. 6th-8th Grades: 7pm-9pm 9th-12th Grades: 9pm-Midnight FREE!!!

    Start:
    8:00pm
    Cost:
    $5
    Address:
    201 North Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Deb Barr
    (269) 651-8541

    The Dog Bone Blues Band is an exciting collaboration of seasoned musicians who love to play music, from Coldwater Michigan and the Kalamazoo area. The group covers various styles of Blues, Blues Rock, and Americana. Members include Dog Bone on drums , Jessica Rae Parris lead vocals, Bob Hunt on saxophone, Terry Oosterhart bass guitar and vocals, and Bob Weis on guitar and vocals.

    Start:
    11:30am
    End:
    1:00pm
    Cost:
    $12 Members or $15 Non Members
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa St.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce
    269-651-5758

    CHAMBER LUNCH & LEARN THURSDAY MARCH 28TH 11:30AM-1:00PM STURGES-YOUNG AUDITORIUM BRIDGING THE GENERATIONAL DIVIDE IN THE WORKPLACE EVALUATING 4 GENERATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE AND THE CULTURAL DIVIDE WITH PAUL AIVARS, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OUTREACH & SERVICES AT GLEN OAKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHO SHOULD COME? BABY BOOMERS, GENERATION X, GEN Y, iGEN $12 FOR MEMBERS/$15 FOR NON MEMBERS RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY MARCH 22 CALL 269-651-5758 OR EMAIL INFO@STURGISCHAMBER.COM

    Cost:
    $40 for 2 days
    Address:
    101 West Chicago (Nottawa and Hwy 12)
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Heidi
    (419) 276-7293

    Thursday night we will have our own art show to display all that we have made!

    Mon, April 1 through Tues, April 2 CAMPS
    AM Camp is HOW TO DRAW ANYTHING - 9:30-11:30
    PM Camp is SEW AN EMOJI PILLOW - 12:00-2:00

    Wed, April 3 through Thurs, April 4 CAMPS
    AM Camp is RAINBOW UNICORN PAINTING - 9:30-11:30
    PM Camp is GALAXY DOG PAINTING - 12:00-2:00

    Start:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    $4; $6; $7; $15
    Address:
    201 N. Nottawa Street
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Box Office
    (269) 651-8541

    Dinner before the presentation starting at 5:30pm. Ticket prices: Student: $4; Senior: $6; Adult: $7; Family: $15. I doubt that many of you have ever visited Tibet in person unless you are a mountain climber. Tibet is a region on the Tibetan Plateau in Asia. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as other ethnic groups such as Monpa, Qiang and Lhoba peoples and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han Chinese and Hui people. Presented by: Sean Cassidy

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

    The Ultimate Tribute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Be ready to feel all the power and passion that went into over 30 years of Tom Petty’s best selling songs. This show includes all the look and feel of Tom Petty, presented by top industry professionals. From the smooth guitar tones and layered vocals, to the signature Rickenbacker. Teddy Petty & The Refugees flawlessly capture the essence and power of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

    Start:
    9:00am
    End:
    12:00pm
    Cost:
    Free
    Address:
    Fawn River Rd.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Julie Burkey
    (269) 651-2321

    The Sturgis Ministerial Association and the City of Sturgis have partnered to offer a Large Item Dropoff event for City residents on April 13th from 9am-noon at the Compost Site. Please line up on the south side of Fawn River Rd. If you require assistance getting your items to the event, please contact the Sturgis Church of Christ at 269-651-2684 (limited to the first 100 requests).

    Start:
    6:00pm
    End:
    7:00pm
    Cost:
    Donations accepted
    Address:
    200 Pleasant St
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Jessica
    269-501-0745

    Local Youth For Christ’s Fully Alive choir will perform April 14 at Sturgis First United Methodist Church, at 6 pm. The choir develops a program each year and travels throughout the area sharing its ministry. A freewill offering will be collected, supporting the group’s activities. Sub sandwiches and ice cream sundaes will be served after the event. More information about the choir is available on their Facebook page.

    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:
    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:
    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:
    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:
    5:30pm
    End:
    8:00pm
    Cost:
    Just bring your ride!
    Address:
    1101 South Centerville Rd.
    Sturgis
    Contact:
    Heather Frohriep
    (269) 625-3583

    Every Tuesday thru August we will be hosting a Classic Car night. We will be giving away 2 prizes weekly. Award for Pre 1960's and an award for 1960 to present. Public vote!! So come show off what you have and enjoy drink and food specials!