Things to Do

Saturday, 30 September 2017 - 9:00am

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Going to the downtown Farmers Market used to be limited to the treat of selecting your own ripe, succulent fruits and vegetables. That isn’t the case any longer in St. Joseph, Mich.  The first Farmers Market kicks off Saturday May 27 from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. and will include the sale of jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and more.

The 2017 Farmers Market is sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro. Executive Chef Cheyenne Galbraith says, “We are excited to work with local growers to spotlight the amazing produce coming from our region’s spectacular farms.”

Farmers Markets have grown in popularity as the demand for fresh, locally sourced produce and goods has increased.  Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “Take the time to chat with vendors who will share recipes, planting recommendations and cooking tips.” The Farmers Market will be open Saturdays May 27 thru October 14, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and is located Lake Bluff Park between Broad and Pleasant Streets.

Zapal also notes that market goers should plan to visit with several friends since the number of people attending this weekly event has continued to grow over the last few years. “It's a Saturday tradition!”

St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com or facebook.com/stjoetoday.

Friday, 6 October 2017 - 7:00pm

Event:               The Way Down Wanderers – part of The Hanson Theatre Living Room Series

When:               Friday, October 6, 2017, 7 pm

Where:              The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, Hanson Theatre

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com

Tickets:             $15 | $10 students, seniors, veterans, and active military members

 

The Way Down Wanderers open the Hanson Theatre Living Room Series at The Mendel Center

 

BENTON HARBOR, MI – The Mendel Center Hanson Theatre Living Room Series returns for a fourth season of fresh, emerging artists and lively regional entertainment in Benton Harbor, Mich. The series opens with The Way Down Wanderers on Friday, October 6, 2017, 7 pm.

 

Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act The Way Down Wanderers draw listeners in with energy, originality, and soulful generosity. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes.

 

Notable buzz about the band and awards include:

Songpickr's 2016 Best Songs Spotify Playlist
Official Showcase, IBMA, 2016
Finalist, International Song Writing Competition, 2015
WXRT's Local Anesthetic's Best Dozen Releases of 2015
WXRT's Music and Movies Poll: Ranked among Chicago's best local artists
Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist, 2014 - Deli Magazine

 

Richard Milne, host of Local Anesthetic on WXRT-FM Chicago, says of the band, “I referred to The Way Down Wanderers music previously as “bluegrass-inflected” but there’s lots more going here and their offerings have been diverse enough to think these guys might be capable of pursuing just about any direction they care to in the future. Something else I rarely say about any of the acts that I’m proud to play on Local Anesthetic? I can see these guys getting really popular. Really popular.”

 

The band’s debut album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, is available now.

 

Local brewing favorite The Livery will offer an array of craft beers before the show and during intermission. Their craft beer creations will be available at the cash bar in the Hanson Theatre lobby. The Livery will also provide samples of their house-made, spent-grain pizza along with beers available for sampling from growlers. 

 

The Hanson Living Room Series is a live music experience in the intimate setting of the 250-seat Hanson Theatre. The venue is designed for maximum viewing and listening pleasure, and provides audiences with the opportunity to connect more closely with the performers and the performances. Other shows in the series scheduled for January 12 and February 23, 2018, will be announced in the coming weeks. The Hanson Theatre Living Room Series is sponsored by The Livery and the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council.

 

Tickets for The Way Down Wanderers are on sale at www.TheMendelCenter.com, through The Mendel Center box office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm at the box office located in The Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor. Discounts are available for seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans.

 

 

The Way Down Wanderers press photos:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/547mvpn1gmqhxyd/AADoXMwHYOubCHn_PzGLv-Wta?dl=0

 

Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQc2kGCxWnM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es4GC82BL3I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LegtPznf_P8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-vTB0Sr1Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ATPc2VVH0Q

 

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The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

 

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Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 8:00am

Chapel Hill 38th Arts & Crafts Show

Saturday, October 7, 2017 8 am to 4 pm

Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds Berrien Springs, MI

$2.00 Admission Charge Over 280 Juried Exhibitors Sponsored by: Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, Sodus, MI www.chapelhillcraftshow.org Proceeds go to Local, National & International Missions

NO PETS – service dogs only

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What started out as a very small arts and craft show in the fellowship hall of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Sodus 38 years ago to raise money for missions has become one of the premier juried Arts & Crafts Shows in the Midwest hosting 250 of the finest exhibitors with uniquely handcrafted items.  It will be heldOctober 7, 8am-4pm at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs, MI. Profits from the show continue to support missions at home and around the world. To date, over $630,000.00 has been given to those in need.

Last year over 7,500 people made it their destination. The 38th show will be complimented by delicious fall luncheon food, your favorite snacks, kettle corn, homemade pies, cookies and candies.

Shoppers will find an abundant selection of Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. This will be a great day to shop for upcoming birthdays and holidays, even for yourself. There will be booth after booth of “The Best of the Best” arts/crafts. Choices will range from clothing, jewelry, purses, rugs, ceramics, stained glass, florals, woodcrafts, furniture, soaps, candles, greeting cards, doll clothes, baskets, fine art for your walls and much more.

Check out over 60 new exhibitors, with 50 plus booths found in each of the four Commercial Buildings. An additional 75 booths will be set-up outside. Along with the arts and crafts outside, there will be plants and produce for sale. The exhibitors represent several states. Get a head start on your shopping by visiting the show’s web site at http://www.chapelhillcraftshow.org where the 2017 Exhibitors are listed, a description of their art/craft, phone numbers and building location.   Visit us on Facebook and become a friend.

You won’t want to miss the Chapel Hill United Methodist Bake Sale booth in Building 34 where homemade baked pies, bread, cookies and candy will be available to eat on site or take home to enjoy later.  

The Michiana Two-Cylinder Club members will again bring some of their vintage tractors. Be sure and visit their display and learn about early tractors and maybe do some trading.

Just a friendly reminder that only Service Dogs are to be at the show. They also ask that shoppers limit the use of baby strollers. Both are for the safety of the patrons.

Admission is $2 per person, parking is free.

Choose unique gifts from the “Best of the Best”, enjoy time with friends, dine on delicious food, and make a difference in someone’s life because you have attended.

Saturday, 7 October 2017 - 9:00am

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Going to the downtown Farmers Market used to be limited to the treat of selecting your own ripe, succulent fruits and vegetables. That isn’t the case any longer in St. Joseph, Mich.  The first Farmers Market kicks off Saturday May 27 from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. and will include the sale of jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and more.

The 2017 Farmers Market is sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro. Executive Chef Cheyenne Galbraith says, “We are excited to work with local growers to spotlight the amazing produce coming from our region’s spectacular farms.”

Farmers Markets have grown in popularity as the demand for fresh, locally sourced produce and goods has increased.  Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “Take the time to chat with vendors who will share recipes, planting recommendations and cooking tips.” The Farmers Market will be open Saturdays May 27 thru October 14, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and is located Lake Bluff Park between Broad and Pleasant Streets.

Zapal also notes that market goers should plan to visit with several friends since the number of people attending this weekly event has continued to grow over the last few years. “It's a Saturday tradition!”

St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com or facebook.com/stjoetoday.

Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 9:00am

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Going to the downtown Farmers Market used to be limited to the treat of selecting your own ripe, succulent fruits and vegetables. That isn’t the case any longer in St. Joseph, Mich.  The first Farmers Market kicks off Saturday May 27 from 9 a.m. – 2p.m. and will include the sale of jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and more.

The 2017 Farmers Market is sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro. Executive Chef Cheyenne Galbraith says, “We are excited to work with local growers to spotlight the amazing produce coming from our region’s spectacular farms.”

Farmers Markets have grown in popularity as the demand for fresh, locally sourced produce and goods has increased.  Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “Take the time to chat with vendors who will share recipes, planting recommendations and cooking tips.” The Farmers Market will be open Saturdays May 27 thru October 14, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and is located Lake Bluff Park between Broad and Pleasant Streets.

Zapal also notes that market goers should plan to visit with several friends since the number of people attending this weekly event has continued to grow over the last few years. “It's a Saturday tradition!”

St. Joseph Today, a membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to developing and promoting events and businesses in St. Joseph, Mich. and its surrounding communities. For more information about upcoming events, visit stjoetoday.com or facebook.com/stjoetoday.

Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 8:00pm

Event:               Howie Mandel

When:               Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm

Where:              The Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College

Mendel Center Box Office, (269) 927-8700, option 1, or www.TheMendelCenter.com

Tickets:             $40 | $55 | $70 | $85

 

 

A night of outrageous comedy with Howie Mandel at The Mendel Center

Tickets on sale now for the October 14 performance

 

BENTON HARBOR, MI – From America’s Got Talent and Deal or No Deal, the always outrageous Howie Mandel comes to The Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor, Mich., for one performance only on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm.

 

Howie Mandel has remained a constant force in show business for over 30 years. Mandel is executive producer of many shows through his production company Alevy Productions, which has produced the series Take It All and Howie Do It for NBC, Deal With It for TBS, andMobbed for FOX, among others.

 

He currently serves as a judge on NBC's hit summer talent competition series, America's Got Talent, now in its 11th season with this being Mandel's seventh season on the series. Previously, Howie received an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program” for Deal or No Deal, and a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Game Show Host” for the syndicated version of the show.

Mandel’s versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, including television, film, and stage. From his work on the Emmy Award-winning St. Elsewhere to the international animated children’s series Bobby’s World, Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene.

 

In 2009, Howie added another title to his resume, author, when he released his frank, funny, no-holds- barred memoir Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me. The memoir that revealed his ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD, and how it has shaped his life and career, made the New York Times Bestseller list on its first week and remained on the list for several consecutive weeks.

Howie started his career on a dare in Toronto in 1979 and then one night during a trip to Los Angeles he was at the legendary Comedy Store on amateur night and Howie was coaxed by his friends to get up and try his luck. As fate would have it, there was a producer in the crowd who immediately hired him to appear on the comedy game-show Make Me Laugh. His appearance on the show led to talk show appearances, a stint as Diana Ross’ opening act, and eventually to the television series St. Elsewhere, where Howie spent six seasons as “Dr. Wayne Fiscus” on the award-winning NBC drama.

 

Howie’s Emmy Award-nominated animated children series Bobby’s World ran eight seasons on FOX and now appears in syndication six days a week in 65 countries. As the series’ creator and executive producer, Howie was closely involved in its writing, as well as providing the voice of Bobby, Bobby’s dad, and other characters. Howie attributes the show’s success to drawing the story lines from real life.

Howie has done countless comedy specials both on cable and network television. He has also hosted his own syndicated talk show, The Howie Mandel Show, and continues to be a mainstay on the talk show circuit. Howie also continues to perform as many as 200 concerts a year throughout the US and Canada.

 

Tickets for Howie Mandel are on sale at www.TheMendelCenter.com, through The Mendel Center box office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm at the box office located in The Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor. Discounts are available for seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans. Note: This live show contains adult material.

 

Groups of 10 or more receive discounts when orders are placed through The Mendel Center box office or online. Contact the box office about reserving private pre- and post-show party areas and transform your show experience into an employee appreciation party, a gathering of good friends, or other celebration.

 

This performance is sponsored by 16 WNDU.

 

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About The Mendel Center Mainstage: The 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Amenities include free parking, handicap accessibility, and an array of special services including valet parking, catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, booster seats for children, assistive listening devices, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and premium seats in the Stage Side section.

 

The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.

 

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