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FEBRUARY 24, 2019
UPCOMING EVENTS
Dog Bone Blues Band

Cost: $5
UnionB at the SYA
201 North Nottawa Street • Sturgis
Deb Barr
(269) 651-8541
Hobbies & Enrichment, Community Events,
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.
Chamber Lunch & Learn

Cost: $12 Members or $15 Non Members
Sturges-Young Auditorium
201 N. Nottawa St. • Sturgis
Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce
269-651-5758
Employment & Training, Community Events,
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
Spring Break Art Camps

Cost: $40 for 2 days
Open Door Gallery (Second Floor)
101 West Chicago (Nottawa and Hwy 12) • Sturgis
Heidi
(419) 276-7293
Hobbies & Enrichment, Children/Youth/Teens,
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
Tibet: A Light in the Darkness - Travel & Adventure

Cost: $4; $6; $7; $15
Sturges-Young Auditorium
201 N. Nottawa Street • Sturgis
Box Office
(269) 651-8541
Hobbies & Enrichment,
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
Teddy Petty and The Refugees

Cost: $10
Sturges-Young Auditorium
201 N. Nottawa Street • Sturgis
Box Office
(269) 651-8541
Hobbies & Enrichment, Community Events,
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.
City Resident Large Item Drop Off

Cost: Free
Compost Site
Fawn River Rd. • Sturgis
Julie Burkey
(269) 651-2321
Food & Household, Community Events,
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).
Fully Alive

Cost: Donations accepted
First United Methodist Church of Sturgis
200 Pleasant St • Sturgis
Jessica
269-501-0745
Children/Youth/Teens, Community Events,
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.
Easter Breakfast, Egg Hunt, Worship

Cost: Donations accepted
First United Methodist Church of Sturgis
200 Pleasant St • Sturgis
Jessica
269-651-5990
Hobbies & Enrichment, Community Events,
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.
Salvation Army Food Pantry
Cost: Free- Available to residents of St. Joe County
Corps Community Center, 105 N Fourth St
105 N. Fourth St. • Sturgis
Lori Wohlers
(269)651-4275
Food & Household,
Food Pantry open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am -2pm. Open to all of St. Joseph County. Bring a photo ID.
Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
Cost: Free
Corps Community Center, 105 N Fourth St
105 N. Fourth St. • Sturgis
Lori Wohlers
(269)651-4275
Food & Household,
Free lunch Monday through Thursday, 11:30am- 12:30pm
Rummage Sale

Cost: varied
First United Methodist Church of Sturgis
200 Pleasant St • Sturgis
Jessica
269-651-5990
Food & Household, Community Events,
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.
Rummage Sale

Cost: various
First United Methodist Church of Sturgis
200 Pleasant St • Sturgis
Jessica
269-651-5990
Food & Household, Community Events,
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.
Playgroup Sturgis
Cost: Free
Central Commons Building, 107 W West
Central Commons Building, 107 W West • Sturgis
Stephanie Giolitto
(269)467-5473
Family/Parenting,
Children learn through play and parents are their first teachers! Dress in play clothes and be prepared to play together and meet other parents.
Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
Cost: Free
Corps Community Center, 105 N Fourth St
105 N. Fourth St. • Sturgis
Lori Wohlers
(269)651-4275
Food & Household,
Free lunch Monday through Thursday, 11:30am- 12:30pm
Wellness & Relaxation
Cost: Free
Wellness Recovery Room 307 W. Chicago Rd, ste 260
307 West Chicago Rd Suite 260 • Sturgis
Linda Barnhart
(269)467-1000 Ext. 363
Health & Wellness,
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.
Co-Dependency (for Women)
Cost: Free
Hope House
131 S. Nottawa • Sturgis
Stefanie Belote
(269)271-0224
Substance Abuse & Prevention,
A women's support group to learn the signs of co-dependency and how to overcome it.
NA Recovery is Possible
Cost: Free
St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay St.
110 S Clay St • Sturgis
Diane Warnement
(269)651-5811
Substance Abuse & Prevention,
Open meeting for anyone interested in recovery from addiction, friends and family welcome.
Campus Life Middle School
Cost: None
YFC/Campus Life Youth Center
26693 US-12 • Sturgis
Karen Mills
(269)651-1669
Children/Youth/Teens,
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.
High School Breakfast Club
Cost: Free
Sturgis High School Cafe'
216 Vinewood • Sturgis
Karen Mills
(269)651-1669
Children/Youth/Teens,
A great way to start the day and get encouragement for life. They share together donuts and milk and talk about a certain Bible passage and pray. They support each other through good & bad times in life.
Rummage Sale

Cost: various
First United Methodist Church of Sturgis
200 Pleasant St • Sturgis
Jessica
269-651-5990
Food & Household, Community Events,
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.
Salvation Army Food Pantry
Cost: Free- Available to residents of St. Joe County
Corps Community Center, 105 N Fourth St
105 N. Fourth St. • Sturgis
Lori Wohlers
(269)651-4275
Food & Household,
Food Pantry open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am -2pm. Open to all of St. Joseph County. Bring a photo ID.
Free Friday Friendship Meal
Cost: Free
St. John's Episcopal Church
110 S Clay St • Sturgis
Diane Warnement
(269)651-5811
Food & Household,
Free meal. All are welcome. Closed the day after Thanksgiving.
Sounds of Spring

Cost: Free
Downtown Sturgis
Ryan Conrod
(269) 651-5758
Hobbies & Enrichment, Community Events,
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.
Mom+Son Superhero Date Night

Cost: See cost in description below
Doyle Center
310 N. Franks Ave. • Sturgis
Benita Lewis
(269) 659-8110
Children/Youth/Teens, Community Events,
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
NA You're No Alone
Cost: Free
St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay St.
110 S Clay St • Sturgis
Diane Warnement
(269)651-5811
Substance Abuse & Prevention,
For addicts only or anyone desiring to stop using. Barrier Free.
Open Mic Night

Cost: Free (donations welcome)
Sturges-Young Auditorium
201 N. Nottawa Street • Sturgis
Box Office
(269) 651-8541
Hobbies & Enrichment,
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.
50% Off Saturday at Goodwill
Sturgis Goodwill
947 S Centreville Rd • Sturgis

(269)659-6339
Food & Household,
50 % off everything in store except new goods and treasure chest items.
NA You're No Alone
Cost: Free
St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay St.
110 S Clay St • Sturgis

(269)651-5811
Substance Abuse & Prevention,
For addicts only or anyone desiring to stop using. Barrier Free.
Fully Alive Teen Music & Drama Group
Cost: Free
Holy Angels Catholic Church
402 S Nottawa • Sturgis
Karen Mills
(269)651-1669
Children/Youth/Teens, Community Events,
A program by teens for area churches and events. "The Answer" includes Contemporary Christian Music & funny, thought-provoking dramas.
NA You're No Alone
Cost: Free
St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay St.
110 S Clay St • Sturgis
Diane Warnement
(269)651-5811
Substance Abuse & Prevention,
For addicts only or anyone desiring to stop using. Barrier Free.
Breakfast Club - Middle School
Cost: Free
Sturgis Middle School - Mr. Parks' Room
1400 E Lafayette • Sturgis
Karen Mills
(269)651-1669
Children/Youth/Teens,
Devotional time for students to look at the Bible and pray together.
Salvation Army Food Pantry
Cost: Free- Available to residents of St. Joe County
Corps Community Center, 105 N Fourth St
105 N. Fourth St. • Sturgis
Lori Wohlers
(269)651-4275
Food & Household,
Food Pantry open Mon, Wed, Fri 10am -2pm. Open to all of St. Joseph County. Bring a photo ID.
Free Lunch @ Salvation Army
Cost: Free
Corps Community Center, 105 N Fourth St
105 N. Fourth St. • Sturgis
Lori Wohlers
(269)651-4275
Food & Household,
Free lunch Monday through Thursday, 11:30am- 12:30pm
NA You're Not Alone
Cost: Free
St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay St.
110 S Clay St • Sturgis
Diane Warnement
(269)651-5811
Substance Abuse & Prevention,
Open meeting for anyone interested in recovery from addiction, Friends and family welcome.
Sturgis Wind Symphony - Wagons & Cast Aways

Cost: Free
Sturges-Young Auditorium
201 N. Nottawa St. • Sturgis
Sturgis Wind Symphony
Hobbies & Enrichment, Community Events,
Sturgis Wind Symphony Presents Wagons & Cast Aways Adopt Sunday May 5th at 3:00pm Sturges-Young Auditorium
Mallory Shinn

Cost: $5
UnionB at the SYA
201 N. Nottawa Street • Sturgis
Box Office
(269) 651-8541
Hobbies & Enrichment,
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!)
Car Cruise In

Cost: Just bring your ride!
Burgers & Brews
1101 South Centerville Rd. • Sturgis
Heather Frohriep
(269) 625-3583
Hobbies & Enrichment,
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!
Line Dance Lessons

Cost: $3.00 per person
1101 South Centerville Rd. • Sturgis
Heather Frohriep
(269) 625-3583
Hobbies & Enrichment, Recreation & Physical Activity,
Want to learn to Line Dance? Come out to Nikki's 7-9 and learn to solo line dance every Thursday before Karaoke. It is always lots of fun. Bring all your friends.
6th-8th Grade Beach Dance Party

Cost: $5
Doyle Center
310 N. Franks Ave. • Sturgis
Benita Lewis
(269) 651-8110
Children/Youth/Teens, Community Events,
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.
Line Dance Lessons

Cost: $3.00 per person
1101 South Centerville Rd. • Sturgis
Heather Frohriep
(269) 625-3583
Hobbies & Enrichment, Recreation & Physical Activity,
Want to learn to Line Dance? Come out to Nikki's 7-9 and learn to solo line dance every Thursday before Karaoke. It is always lots of fun. Bring all your friends.