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Storytime with Miss Doni: 11 a.m., South Haven Memorial Library, 314 Broadway Ave., South Haven.
Read and Rhyme Story Time: 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Covert Branch Library, 33805 M-140 Hwy., Covert
Exhibition Everything Folds and Unfolds: The exhibition continues until November 23 at the South Haven Center for the Arts, 600 Phoenix St., South Haven.
16 – Homecoming Weekend: Churches in the South Haven area will host various activities to welcome existing and new members to their churches following the COVID-19 pandemic. Area churches will hold services and special events on Sunday, October 16.
17 – South Haven Kiwanis Club Meeting: Noon, Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy. Speakers will be Debbie and Bob Kaipust of Project Linus, who will explain their program which gives blankets to children in need.
17 – Senior Fraud Protection Program: 12:00-1:15 p.m., Casco Township Hall, 7104 107th Ave., Casco Township. Deputy Cesar Cano of the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department will discuss the growing incidents of fraudulent scams targeting seniors and how seniors can protect themselves. Sponsored by Casco Township Senior Services. Lunch will follow for residents of Casco Senior Services.
18 – South Haven Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. JoAnn Flowers, AARP Driver Safety Instructor and Medicare/Medicaid Advisor will discuss ways people can optimize and maintain their cognitive health.
18 – Al-Van Howl-o-Ween Human Society Haunted Carnival: 3 p.m., Al-Van Human Society, 07951 Blue Star Hwy. Events include garden games for adults, carnival snacks and games, and a haunted carnival inside the pet sanctuary. Other activities, including the movie screening, Hocus Pocus, popcorn, game tickets and beverages will be available for a fee. For more information, visit Al-Van’s website or call the shelter at 269-637-5062 to reserve movie tickets.
6 p.m. – Sons of American Legion meeting: 6 p.m., American Legion Post 49, 129 Michigan Ave., South Haven.
6 – South Haven Rotary Club Meeting: 7:00 am, Lutheran Peace Church, South Haven. The speaker will be U.S. Representative Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph.
19 – Music & Me: 10:30 a.m., Mitten Children’s Museum, 246 Broadway Ave. Free activity with admission to the museum.
19 – South Haven Visually Impaired Support Group Meeting: 1:00 p.m., Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy., South Haven. For more information, contact host Ray Llorens at 269-637-1418.
19 – Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Meeting: 6 p.m., South Haven Memorial Library, 314 Broadway Ave., South Haven. For more information, call host Ray Llorens at 269-637-1418.
20 – South Haven Speaker Series: 7 p.m., Lake Michigan College South Haven Campus, 125 Veterans Blvd. Lisa Schirch, Chair of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will present the program “How Technology is Increasing Polarization and Building Bridges in a Divided Election Season in the United States.” Admission is $10 at the door. Students, clergy and teachers are admitted free.
21-22 – Halloween House: Mitten Children’s Museum, 246 Broadway Ave., South Haven. Families can have a not-so-scary experience with pumpkin paint, candy, stories and crafts. Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., October 21, and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., October 22. Admission, $12 per person.
22 – Meet & Greet with South Haven-area author Kim Stafford: 11:00 a.m., South Haven Memorial Library, 314 Broadway Ave. Stafford is the author of “When Will I See My Family?” a story that raises awareness about foster care.
23 – Boo on Your Bike Tour: 1-3 p.m., Kal-Haven Sesquicentennial Trailhead, N. Bailey Ave. This event, sponsored by Star of the Lake Masonic Lodge, Rock ‘n Road Cycle and Honor Credit Union, encourages adults and youth to ride the trail while stopping occasionally to enjoy treats and food from people dressed up in Halloween costumes. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes.
23 – Cranberry Bog Tour and Food Sampling Event: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., DeGrandchamp Farms, 76421 14th Ave., South Haven. Attendees can see one of the few farms in southwest Michigan that grows and harvests cranberries.
24 – South Haven Kiwanis Club Meeting: Noon, Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy. The guest speaker will be from the Van Buren County Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
25 – South Haven Rotary Club Meeting: 7:00 a.m., Lutheran Peace Church, South Haven. The guest speaker will be Megan Kiker, City Clerk of South Haven.
28 – Kids Halloween Carnival: 4-6 p.m., Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave. Games for children, sweets and prizes. Free event for children 10 to 10 years old. Children must be dressed up and accompanied by an adult.
28-29 – Our Town Players “Harvest Horrors” production: 8 p.m., South Haven Masonic Lodge, 321 Center St., South Haven. The South Haven Theater Group will present a production that celebrates the creepiness and comedy surrounding Halloween. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. Cash or check only.
28 – Adult Halloween Party: 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion Ext. 49, 129 Michigan Ave. Visit the Legion’s Facebook site for more information.
29 – Reverse Trick of Treat Fundraiser: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., corner of Phoenix and Center Streets, South Haven. Students and parents of St. Basil’s Catholic School Booster Club will be dressed in costumes and handing out candies and treats to people who donate money for the school.
29 – Happy Halloween Costume Party: 11 a.m., South Haven Memorial Library, 314 Broadway Ave., South Haven. Storyteller and artist Naima Abdul-Haqq will present an interactive story, “Chameleons are Cool” with a craft workshop. Games, snacks and prizes included. Costumes are not required, but if attendees wear one, it should be family friendly. Sponsored by the Library and the South Haven Center for the Arts. For more information, call 269-637-2403 or visit www.shmlibrary.org
29 – Downtown South Haven Halloween Celebration: Events include Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade at 4:30 p.m., Sleight of Hands from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Headless Horse Ride at 7:45 p.m. . Sponsored by the Downtown Association of Havre Sud.
30 – Kids Halloween Party: 1-4 p.m., American Legion Ext. 49, 129 Michigan Ave. Visit the Legion’s Facebook site for more information.
30 – South Haven Kiwanis Club Meeting: Noon, Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy. Board meeting.
1 – South Haven Rotary Club Meeting: 7:00 a.m., Lutheran Peace Church, South Haven. The guest speaker will be Rachel Wade, Vice President of Strategy for United Way of Southwest Michigan.
1 – Scott Club Meeting: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Debi Robertson, Regent of the Algonquin Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, will discuss the topic “Daughters of Resilience, Diversity, and Patriotism.”
13 – Scott Club Concert Series featuring Matthew Ball: The Boogie Woogie Kid: 3 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Metro Detroit Pianist Ball will present a driving program focused on New Orleans and Swing piano styles. Free entry. Concert Series made possible by Foundry Hall through grants from the Greater South Haven Area Community Foundation and Entergy Corp.
15 – South Haven Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Frances Rose, a third-generation pilot, will lead the program, titled “Women Aviators, The Ninety-Nines,” a national organization of female pilots founded in part by the late aviator Amelia Earhart.
25 – Holiday Dog Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony, Downtown South Haven: Sponsored by Decadent Dogs and South Haven Visitors Bureau. Luminaires to honor a cancer survivor/loved one will also be available for $5 through Caring Circle.
6 – Scott Club Holiday Luncheon: 1 p.m., Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy., South Haven. Lunch includes entertainment. For more information and to register, email [email protected]
17 – Scott Club Program: 1:00 p.m. Morris O. Thomas, a retired geography professor from Michigan Stte University, will lead a Zoom-only program titled “The Legacy of Michigan’s Baseline and Meridian on the Landscape Michigan culture.
7 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m. Members of the South Haven Area Black History Leadership Society will lead a Zoom-only program in honor of the society’s 45th anniversary.
21 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m. Peter Cook, director of programs and outreach at the North Berrien Historical Museum in Coloma, will lead a Zoom-only program focused on one of Southwest Michigan’s most dramatic crimes in years. 1920 – the Millburg bank robbery.
7 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Members of the Region IV Agency on Aging will talk about the resources they offer residents of Van Buren, Cass and Berrien counties.
21 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Retired art teacher Joan Bonnette of South Haven will lead the program titled “Photographic Composition Demystified.” She will give advice on composing new photographs from photos that people already have.
4 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m. Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Chuck Jager, professor of southwestern Michigan history and executive director of the Morton House Museum in Benton Harbor, will discuss his journey along the original Michigan Territorial Route, a route that Michigan pioneers in the 1830s took used in southwestern Michigan.
6 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl Streets, South Haven. Author John Wemlinger, a retired US Army colonel, will talk about his book “The Cut,” which was named a Michigan Notable Book earlier this year by the Library of Michigan.
2 – Scott Club Program: 1 p.m., Scott Club, corner of Phoenix and Pearl streets, South Haven. Members of the South Haven Public Schools History Club along with Councilor Julie Sheppard will present the “Frontiers in History” program.
16 – Scott Club Program: 1:00 p.m. Site visit to the historic Forest House Hotel, 313 and 315 Center St., South Haven. The building was recently purchased by the South Haven Historical Association, which is in the process of renovating it.
6 – Scott Club 140th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon: Senior Village, 8337 M-140 Hwy. Lunch, program and entertainment. To make a reservation, email [email protected]