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Ongoing activities

Tuesdays: South Haven Memorial Library Story Time, 11 a.m., First Congregational Church Community Hall, 651 Phoenix St., South Haven. To register, visit www.shmlibrary.org

Through December 12 – Mistletoe Market Fine Art Market: South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix St. The Market, which is a fundraiser for the art center, features a variety of artwork. original art, crafts and handicrafts created by artists from the region. The second story will feature individual booths organized by artists.

Through January 2 – Holiday Train Display & Silent Christmas Tree Auction: Lower Level of South Haven Town Hall, 539 Phoenix St., South Haven. Hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays; 12 pm-7.30pm, Saturdays; and 2 pm-6pm, Sundays. Free entry. Sponsored by the Department of Human Services We Care INC.

December

6 – South Haven Kiwanis Meeting: at noon, Lake Michigan College South Haven campus, 125 Veterans Blvd., South Haven.

7 – Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony: Noon to 1 p.m., Ameican Legion Post 40, 129 Michigan Ave., South Haven.

7 – Scott Club program: “Laugh Yourself into the Spirit of Christmas”, 1:00 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Presented by South Haven playwright Linda LaRocque and members of the Senior Readers Theater group, sponsored by Van Buren County Senior Services.

10 – No-So-Silent-Night Activities, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., South Haven High School, 600 Elkenburg St. Parents are encouraged to drop off their Kindergarten to Grade 5 students while they are finishing their holiday shopping. $ 10 per child. Visit https://forms.gle/gNPyG5LndkwPGzcw5 to register your children. A fundraiser for the student clubs at South Haven High School. All activities will be supervised by school staff.

11 – Salvation Army Fundraiser: Throughout the day in front of Golden Brown Bakery in downtown South Haven and Walmart, 73rd St., South Haven. The Rotary Club of South Haven will ring the bell to raise money for The Salvation Army.

11 – Children’s Christmas Party: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion Post 49, 129 Michigan Ave., South Haven. A visit from Santa Claus and activities for children included. Open to the public for children aged 10 and under; only one adult with authorized child (ren). Reservations must be made for the event by calling Terry Gregory at 816-809-1848.

11 – Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert: 7:00 p.m., Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Habor. Meet musical director finalist Rachel Waddell and performing artists at 6:30 p.m. For tickets visit www.smso.org or call 269-982-4030.

11-12 – “The Wise Journey: A Living Nativity Experience”: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Hope Church, 1365 Monroe Blvd., South Haven. Free event. Guided trips start at 5:30 p.m. and continue every 15 minutes.

15 – Take a photo with Ol ‘St. Nick: 3:00 PM, Secret Library Branch, M-140 Highway, Secret. Photos with Santa Claus and refreshments.

21 – South Bend Chamber Singers in concert: 7:30 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 06321 Blue Star Memorial Hwy., South Haven. Free show sponsored by the South Haven Performance Series.

28 – Scott Club Book Club Meeting: 1:00 PM, email [email protected] for meeting location or session link. The group will discuss “City of Thieves” by David Benioff.

31 – New Year’s Eve celebration: 9 p.m. to midnight, downtown South Haven. The streets of downtown will be closed. Featuring a DJ with a big screen and a laser light show; hundreds of beach balls falling at midnight and a fireworks display to celebrate the new year. Sponsored by the South Haven Visitors Bureau.

January

18 – Scott Club program: “A Century of Progress: 100 Years of LGBTQ History”, 1:00 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Program presented by Eric Gollannek, director of the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center.

25 – Scott Club Book Club Meeting: 1:00 PM, email [email protected] for meeting location or session link. The group will discuss “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson.

February

1 – Scott Club program: “Celebrating Covert’s History of Integration”, 1:00 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Bishop Dorothy Sherrod of the Black History Leadership Society will discuss the integration in the 1800s that took place at Covert and continues to this day.

15 – Scott Club program: “What is Juneteenth? 1 p.m. Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Judith Hansen, who has taught at historically black colleges and universities in Texas, will discuss the history of Juneteenth and how it fits into American culture today.

22 – Scott Club Book Club Meeting: 1:00 PM, email [email protected] for meeting location or session link. The group will discuss “A Single Thread” by Tracy Chevalier.

March

1 – Scott Club Program: “Lessons Learned: Teaching English in China”, 1:00 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Don Hallock, who taught conversational English in China as a Chinese government employee, will be the guest speaker.

15 – Scott Club program: “History of Macrame”, 1 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Maile Whipple and Cassandra Cushman, local macrame artists, will be the guest speakers.

22 – Scott Club Book Club Meeting: 1:00 PM, email [email protected] for meeting location or session link. The group will discuss “The Girl with Seven Names” by Hyeonseo Lee.

April

5 – Scott Club program: “Recycle, Update, Renew”, 1 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. South Haven artist Joan Bonnette will lead the program.

19 – Scott Club Program: “South Haven History Club Competitors in Action”, 1 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. South Haven Public Schools History Club Advisor Julie Sheppard and history club members will lead the program.

26 – Scott Club Book Club Meeting: 1:00 PM, email [email protected] for meeting location or session link. The group will discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” by David Grann.

May

3 – Scott Club program: “The Fight for the Vote in Michigan”, 1 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Longtime League of Women Voters Paula Manley will lead the program.

17 – Scott Club Program: “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Great Michigan Read but Were Afraid to Ask”, 1:00 pm, Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Bess Biddle, Michigan Humanities Southwestern Great Michigan Read Program Fellow, will be the guest speaker.

24 – Scott Club Book Club Meeting: 1:00 PM, email [email protected] for meeting location or session link. The group will discuss “Women of Copper Country” by Mary Doria Russell.


Corina C. Butler