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Moms Just Know • Free

Choosing a

Health Care Provider


Awareness One Step Ahead of your strong willed child

Explore the

Outdoors! Special Feature:

The Little Black Book of Beauty

April 2013

Serving: Granger • Mishawaka • Elkhart • South Bend • Goshen • Niles • Edwardsburg • Middlebury • Plymouth St. Joseph • New Buffalo & Surrounding Communities

Exemplary Quality, Right Here Lakeland HealthCare has a history of commitment to providing the best quality healthcare for our entire community, Michigan’s Great Southwest. Now the world knows it. Truven, one of the world’s leading sources of tracking healthcare quality, has ranked Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, and Lakeland Community Hospital, Niles, in the 100 top hospitals out of 2,822 in the United States. And compared to other regional medical centers, Lakeland’s costs are much lower.* If all hospitals operated like Lakeland, more lives would be saved, patients would have fewer complications, stay in the hospital fewer days, and pay less for healthcare.

Visit or to learn more *Source: American Hospital Directory ( Medicare Data

Congratulations! To the talented February Coloring Winners.

Contributors Publisher & Editor-in-Chief: Betsy Tavernier

Editor: Stephanie J. Salisbury

Creative Promotions manager: Jena Bontrager

GRAPHIC DESIGN Manager: Zuzanna Zmud

Ben – Age 4

Maddie – Age 8

Morgan – Age 10


Publisher's Assistant: Erica Weidler


Fashion Editor: Kathy Friend

Medical Editor: S. Jesse Hsieh, M.D.

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on the cover: Morgan, "D" and Nicky Graham of Elkhart (with Happy and Gilmore)

Photography: Classic Image Photography, Granger

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Right Now!

Spring has sprung!

From the buds finally appearing on the trees, to the daffodils and tulips peeking their heads out of the ground, and the adorable baby animals that are arriving, Michiana is finally getting its spring! Thank goodness! Meet Happy & Gilmore, the baby goats on the cover, with their awesome cover family "D", Morgan and Nicky Graham from Elkhart. Happy & Gilmore arrived just in time for our photo shoot and we couldn't resist including their precious mugs. So cute and so fitting for the season of birth, renewal and Easter. This issue is loaded with many wonderful and timely springtime resources for your family. Moms, just for you, enjoy the special Little Black Book of Beauty in this issue that features fabulous and local businesses that can help you feel your best this spring.


Baby Animals






TV Show Premieres & Finales




Cropped & Colored Jeans


A White Smile




Potawatomi Zoo

10. Personalized Jewelry 11. Open Windows 12. Key Lime Anything 13. Laughter


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Each of these delicate, whimsical pieces are hand-stamped, hand made from sterling silver and give Mom the opportunity to showcase her children, the pride and joy of her life! Wearsomefun, Elkhart Necklace (16 or 18”): $35 Bracelet (20 letters): $66 Earrings (3 letters): $18 574.596.6983

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live your best

4 Find the Hidden Acorn 5 Letter from the Publisher 10 The FAMILY Month Calendar

book reviews

24 Eat Like a Dinosaur By The Paleo Parents

Reviewed by: Children's Services, Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library

family matters

12 Choosing a Health Care Provider

By Meagan Church

14 The Dtap Vaccine

By Chaunie Marie Brusie

family fun

16 Explore the Outdoors

By Evelyn Kirkwood

family features

Child Care and Preschools 18 One Step Ahead Of Your Strong-Willed Child

By Andie Kingsbury

Autism Awareness 20 Children with Autism Want to Play, Too

By Sorah Stein and Ben Seifert

25 Coloring Contest

24 The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins



Reviewed by Chloe H.


Lovable and Adoptable!

27 Pets from the St. Joseph County Humane Society

Mommy & daddy 22 Sports Shorts

By Jane Suter

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April 26th

Has anyone ever told you that you and your daughter look like twins? How about you and your mom? Now’s your chance to show it off and maybe even win a prize! The FAMILY Magazine’s Mother-Daughter Look-Alike Contest is coming up! Submit your photos beginning Monday, April 26th. Voting begins on Monday, May 6th and ends at midnight on May 12th. We’ll be giving away a prize for First, Second AND Third places! Hundreds of dollars in prizes from some fantastic local businesses and establishments are waiting for you, and the winners will be printed in the June issue of The FAMILY Magazine. What are you waiting for? Start searching for the perfect photo now so you’re ready to submit it to our Facebook page or our newly designed website on April 26th!

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LIVE your best

The FAMILY Month 5


National Walk-toWork Day

April Fool’s Day

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Premier Arts “Dart for the Arts!” Run/Walk, Elkhart

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Opens, Lerner Theatre

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Generally Excellent! Who reads an AWARD-WINNING MAGAZINE? You do! The FAMILY Magazine took home four awards from the Parenting Media Association conference this past month!

Relay For Life Fun Events! April 13 – Bark for Life at Howard Park South Bend Participate with your canine companion! Sell ‘donation bones’! Silent auction, volunteer opportunities and more… register at barkmishawakasouthbendin.

Spring Quotes: “It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett “The Earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke “The deep roots never doubt Spring will come.”

~ Marty Rubin

“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of Spring?” ~ Neltje Blanchan

April 27 – The Relay’s Got Talent University Park Mall Celebrity judges Louis Nix (ND), Deb Miles (B100), Courtney Jorgenson (Fox 28) and David Correll (local cancer survivor)! 20 acts will perform, and 4 will be chosen to perform along with a fan fave at the Mishawaka/South Bend Relay for Life on May 19! Word Scramble:

1. hwsoesr 2. isfdlofda 3. mooilnsgbs 4. tnalp 5. niuhsnse

GENERAL EXCELLENCE - Silver! (The most awesome award...)


2013 Silver Award Winner General Excellence

DESIGN: Briefs/Short Stuff - Gold! (For our FAMILY Month Calendar)


2013 Gold Award Winner Editorial and Design Awards Competition

DESIGN: Special Section - Silver! (For our Nutcracker Section) PARENTING MEDIA ASSOCIATION

2013 Silver Award Winner

(Answers: 1. Showers; 2. Daffodils; 3. Blossoming; 4. Plant; 5. Sunshine)

Editorial and Design Awards Competition

EDITORIAL: Profile - Bronze! (For Meagan Church's "The Family Fight")


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Patriot’s Day

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Take Your Daughter to Work Day

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Administrative Professional’s Day

Taxes Due!



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Backseat Gaming, Offline Style The ABC game: find each letter of the alphabet on road signs, shouting out “A on Arizona, B on Building, C on Car, D on Deer Crossing” until you get to the end, then start over! Play against each other or together as a team! License Plate Race: List all 50 states (yep, even Hawaii and Alaska) on a sheet of paper and have the kids take turns crossing off which ones they see. How many can you collect by the end of the trip? Bingo: Buy pre-made car bingo cards or make your own by drawing pictures! Even the little ones can get in on the action by finding things on the road like a horse farm, telephone pole, semi truck and more! Kiddie Wind Chimes: Need: Scissors, hanger, plastic to cut, markers, string/fishing line, hole punch, small jingle bells Do: Cut plastic (think “Pringles lids”) into small shapes, decorate, punch small hole on one end, tie string/fishing line through hole in plastic and through jingle bell, and other end to hanger. Hang on porch to blow in the breeze! Hand-Me-Down Party Have some awesome kids’ clothes that your little ones have grown out of? Host a hand-me-down party at your house. Invite several mom-friends over to bring 10 of their favorite outfits for kids, any size or style or gender and swap! If there are still leftovers, donate to your local Goodwill!

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FAMILY matters

choosing a

hEalth Care

By Meagan Church


Questions to Ask in Your Search for a Doctor

When Carla Leininger’s family moved to a new state, they needed to find a new doctor. In the past, she had asked friends for recommendations, but this time she decided to go a bit further to find the right care provider for her family of six. “I scheduled a block of time to interview all the doctors in the practice one at a time. The office was more than happy to comply.” During that interview process, she asked a variety of questions in the hopes of finding a doctor that she felt most comfortable with and confident in. For Carla, she had a specific type of doctor in mind. “I feel that the parent and the doctor are a team in your child's well-being,” she explained. “I like it when they include me in the decision-making process about what will happen next and also why we will be going this route instead of this other route.” Ross Van Overberghe took his search for a new doctor very seriously as well, and he also knew what he wanted in a doctor/patient relationship. “Because of past experiences with doctors not being thorough, having one foot out the door the whole appointment or being completely hypocritical, I wanted to be sure I was getting what I was paying for,” Ross said. “I was looking for a doctor that practiced what he preached. Someone who cared about staying in shape himself. I also wanted a doctor that remembered what it was like to be a regular person without all the specialized knowledge doctors learn in school.”

The following is a list of questions to ask a potential health care provider. But, the first step to beginning your own search is to ask yourself these questions and determine what you feel the correct answers should be. By doing so, you have a greater chance of building a lasting and healthy relationship with your physician.

• Where is your office located? • What are your office hours? • What sort of insurance do you accept? • How and when is payment expected? • What hospital are you affiliated with? • How far in advance must I make appointments? • What is the typical wait time in the office? • Do you have separate waiting rooms for sick and healthy patients? • Do you keep paper or electronic medical files?

During his search, Ross didn’t schedule an interview in the same way Carla did. “I evaluated him from his bio and then from my first appointment. I made my first appointment a physical. I was due for one, but it also allowed me to see how thorough he would be.”

• Are you board-certified?

The first step that Carla and Ross took in their search for a physician was to understand their own wants and needs in a doctor. They understood what sort of doctor/patient relationship they desired, and what sort of doctor’s philosophy and practice best works for them.

• What should I do if I need a sick appointment on a weekend?


• Where did you attend medical school? • How do you stay up-to-date with medical developments?

• If I call with a question, who will return my call and how long will it take?

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• Is it possible to contact you with questions via email? • Who covers for you when you are not available? • Do you take more of a wait-and-see or aggressive approach in treatment? • Do you refer patients to specialists or do you manage most of the care yourself? • Do you confer with your patient in making treatment decisions?

By asking a few questions up front, you’ll better understand how your doctor’s practice works and what his or her approach to medicine is so that you can make an informed decision that best suits you and your family.

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Meagan Church is a writer and mother of three kids. Her current projects include DefiningMotherhood, and Unexpectant where she explores the realities of modern motherhood for her book project.

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FAMILY matters



vaccine What New Moms Need to Know

By Chaunie Marie Brusie


hile expectant moms may enter the hospital well-equipped to handle questions about vaccines for their newborns, they may not be prepared for decisions on their own vaccinations. Keeping our children safe is our highest priority and, in some instances, getting a vaccine ourselves can help protect our children as well. Many hospitals are now offering the Dtap vaccine (sometimes also referred to as the Td, Tdp or Adacel vaccine) to new mothers following delivery, as well as mothers whose previous birth occurred over three years ago.

What is the Dtap vaccine?

The Dtap vaccine works to protects women against three diseases: tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (also known as whooping cough) by providing noninfectious proteins. It is given as an injection, usually in the muscle of the upper arm, much like a flu shot. Pertussis is life-threatening condition for newborns and is usually transmitted by an older adult in the household. It’s characterized by severe coughing spells that make it almost impossible for an infant to eat or sleep and can lead to pneumonia, brain damage, seizures and even death. You may have seen the commercials advertising that the “most dangerous place for baby is in your arms” – unfortunately, because whooping cough is usually passed from adult to baby in close physical proximity, the sentiment can be true. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that, in cases where the source of pertussis could be identified, mothers were responsible for 30–40% of infant infections. In addition to boosting antibodies to ward off whooping cough, the Dtap vaccine also provides protection against the diseases of tetanus and diphtheria. Tetanus is commonly referred to as ‘lockjaw’ because the bacteria that causes the disease leads to muscle spasms and tightening; in some cases, it can be so severe that a person may be unable to open his or her mouth. According to the CDC, tetanus can lead to death in up to 2 out of 10 cases, and can affect all age groups. Diphtheria is also caused by bacteria and starts out much like a common respiratory infection: cold-like symptoms, a mild fever, sore throat. However, it can quickly develop into a life-threatening condition. The bacteria toxins can attack the heart and respiratory system and cause a thick coating in the throat that can interfere with breathing. The CDC reports that, for children under the age of 5, up to 1 in 5 children who fall ill with diphtheria die.


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Who should receive the Dtap vaccine?

Healthcare providers urge all adults, but especially parents with newborns, to receive the vaccine. Infants cannot receive the whooping cough vaccination (it’s not safe until age two), so it’s important for adults to receive the vaccination to prevent the spread of the disease. If it’s been more than three years since you had a baby or if you can’t remember if you had the Dtap vaccination with previous pregnancies or births, the CDC recommends that you should still receive the vaccination as a preventive measure.

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Where can I get the Dtap vaccine?

If you are a new mother expecting your first child, your nurse will most likely ask if you would like to receive the Dtap vaccine after delivery. He or she can provide you with an information sheet on the vaccination and answer any questions you may have. You can also speak to your health care provider about receiving the Dtap vaccine during your pregnancy. Although the CDC recommends that all adults who come into regular contact with children receive the vaccine, the hospital will only provide the Dtap vaccine to mothers who are patients. You can ask your spouse, babysitters or the child’s grandparents to receive the vaccination through their primary care provider or a community health center.

Is it safe for breastfeeding mothers?

The CDC states that the Dtap vaccine is safe for breastfeeding mothers. In fact, breastfeeding mothers may actually provide greater protection to their infants against whooping cough by passing on antibodies through their breast milk. Risks of the Dtap vaccine include redness and swelling at the injection site, fever, headache, nausea, vomiting and allergic reaction. The CDC also reports that, in some extremely rare cases, the vaccine may have been linked to serious brain injury and even death, although it cannot be proven that the vaccine was the cause. As with any medical procedure or vaccine, you have the right to refuse the Dtap vaccine. By educating yourself on the vaccine before you enter into the hospital to have your baby, you can make the most informed decision for your family.

Chaunie Brusie is a labor and delivery nurse and mother of three. Her first book, Tiny Blue Lines, a non-fiction guide to young motherhood will be released in 2014.

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Explore the Outdoors 10-Minute Nature Games to Play with Your Kids


very day, new plants are popping up, birds are singing and animals are searching for places to raise their young. It’s spring!

By Evelyn Kirkwood

Here are three simple activities any busy mom can enjoy with her child in the backyard. All these activities are ‘scale-able’, meaning that, with a little imagination, you can make them simpler for pre-schoolers or more complex and scientific to engage elementary-age kids. In addition to nature exploration, these games hone skills such as math and sorting, language arts and creative thinking. But don’t tell your kids that – just have fun!


Hula Hoop Safari

You’ll need two bandannas, or any small cloth (one for you and one for your child) and a place where you can gather some natural items easily. Spread your bandanna on the ground and set a few nature items underneath it – two or three for younger children, four to eight or more for older children. Acorns, pebbles, pine cones, dry leaves and dandelions are a few examples of things you might place under the bandanna. Lift up your bandanna for a few seconds so your child can study what is there, and then ask him to gather the same items to put on his bandanna.

Set a hula hoop flat on the ground, plop down on your bellies and look. Even in the lawn, you might notice clover, a crawling ant, bits of brown soil and more. Try different locations. For example, place the hoop where your child can dig with a small hand trowel or under a tree or in your flower garden. Older kids can keep a written list. Look with a magnifying glass if you have one. Talk about what you find together. Why do some places have more kinds of things in the circle? Lawns are monocultures, and support just a few types of plants, insects or animal life. Gardens and shrubby areas support a greater variety of living things.

You might start with three pebbles. The next round might be a pebble and two leaves. Increase the complexity as they get the hang of it. Older kids love taking turns setting it up for others to search. It’s great fun watching them scramble around the yard looking for items.

If your child enjoys stories, make one up together about a tiny elf exploring the world inside the hoop.


No hula hoop? Use a circle of string.

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Bag It!

Engaging all the senses is important for a young child’s development. We are bombarded daily with noise and images. Touch often gets ignored in sensory development. Gather a few nature items from your yard. Put one each in a cloth bag or brown paper lunch sack without them seeing it. Have your child reach in and describe the item inside. Is it rough, soft, dry? Round, pointy, stringy? Can they guess what it is? Young children may not be able to describe what they feel or guess the item. Display a duplicate set of items for them, and see if they can guess which one is in each bag. This game requires trust development, and some children will be wary of putting their hand in the bag. Demonstrate that nothing will hurt them by putting your own hand in the bag.

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Research shows that time spent in nature improves mood, improves attention spans and promotes exercise. Hey! That’s good for busy moms, too!

Evelyn Kirkwood is Director of St. Joseph County Parks in Indiana and host of Outdoor Elements, which is broadcast Sundays at 9am and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm on WNIT Public Television.

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FAMILY features

• Child Care and Preschools

One Step Ahead (Of Your Strong-Willed Child) By Andie Kingsbury


arenting is often a tough job laden with high levels of responsibility and a low amount of thanks. Parenting the ironwilled child bumps your stress up to the next level, making parenting feel more like reality television and less like the enchanting walk in the park you had once envisioned. If you are the parent, relative or caretaker of a more independent child with a serious stubborn streak, don’t give up! There are so many ways to adapt your lifestyle, home environment or parenting style to keep you sane without crushing the positive side of your child’s strong spirit.

Accept your child for who he or she already is. We all want to be accepted just as we are, and your strong-willed child is no different. Often, inflexible children get the brunt of negative attitudes from both peers and adults. It is vital that you give your daughter or son the knowledge of your acceptance, good days and bad. Hear her heart: when she is pushing for her own way or fighting against you, listen to see if there is more below the surface waiting to be communicated. Understand that each child is uniquely different, and reinforce in his mind that he has value just as he is. Love by example, making the choice to never crush her inner self, or leave him feeling ashamed. Intentionally giggling and laughing together on a daily basis can help keep positive bonds. It is as important to find ways to have fun together as it is to correct the wrongs, and you may just find that the extra 18 THE FAMILY MAGAZINE | APRIL 2013

attention helps provide much-needed interaction. Remember that these moments of trial may be difficult, but they only last for a short time, and the memories will be priceless… especially when you get to tell your grandkids about their mommy or daddy’s shenanigans!

Believe in your child’s ability to succeed. Offer opportunities

for success beginning right where your child already is. Sometimes, that might mean starting over with the basics: reward simple skills or behaviors on a star chart and be sure to include easy-to-accomplish successes. Question your own parenting style and adapt it to integrate your child’s unique learning styles with your instinctive type of parenting.

Expectations need to be known up front to help lessen the stress

of the unknown. Something as simple as being clearly told what is to be expected may reduce tantrum rates and frustration levels. When transitioning between activities, simply giving a five-minute warning to remind your son or daughter that it will be time to start cleaning up the toys can help bring him back to the present and/or get her into the state of mind necessary for change. An additional two-minute warning and then following through gives the stability of known expectations.

Consistent follow-through is key. If you give instructions, hold

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expectation. Once they are familiar with the expectations, if your child procrastinates, complains or refuses, gently walk him or her through the motions of obedience, and then address the non-compliance. Disobedience is best paired with natural consequences to help reinforce consistent follow-through and first-time obedience. For example, when your daughter doesn’t clear her place at the dinner table, ask her to clear her place, and then add that she must now also wipe down the dinner table. When your son is not playing well with others, move him to a quiet cubby where he can read his favorite books, listen to calming music or cuddle with his favorite lovey. Whatever your current encounters are, consistently keep calm and speak peacefully. Be the example for your household in moderating your language, tone and voice level when strong wills challenge and tempers grow short. Help guide your child in expressing feelings of anger, frustration or stress at lower intensities. Encourage consistency in giving and receiving forgiveness. When you have prepared a relational tool box from which to work, you will find it to be less hectic to keep one step ahead of your strong-willed child. In time, you can help form that determined mind into a positive role model and leader.

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Andie Kingsbury, author of the blog “Ours+His+Mine=Nine!”, is the mother/ stepmother of seven boys and two girls, so she knows how to stretch a budget! She and her husband live in Elkhart.

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FAMILY features

• Autism Awareness

Children with Autism Want to Play, Too… You Just May Have to Teach Them How! By Sorah Stein & Ben Seifert

If you are the parent of a child with autism or have a child with autism in your classroom, there is a good chance that he or she lacks the skills necessary to take part in playing a game with peers. Let’s break these down one by one because not only will this be a good thing for the child, it will be a good thing for you, too! Think second cup of coffee, potty break… Some of the tips include teaching kids turn-taking games and teaching siblings and/or peers to provide instructions, prompts and reinforcement. This may sound like an easy task because games and playing are fun, right? Well, for many children with autism, playing and games may not be desirable for multiple reasons: they may not know how to play the game, may not enjoy being around peers or may lack the prerequisite skills that are needed to play the game


Taking Turns: If your learner doesn’t currently play with siblings or peers at all or play any turn-taking games even with adults, don't start with long games like Candyland or Chutes and Ladders. It’s best to start with short games that have a clear ending point, like all of the pieces are used. Teach the peer/sibling that, at first, they don't need to play the actual game. Instead, they should just practice taking turns. You can also teach the peer/sibling to prompt the child with autism to say 'my turn/your turn', before taking or passing the turn.


Learning the Game: Although the game may be fun, if the child has never played it before, it may be more of a task than a good time. How do we get past this? First, expose the child to the game and provide some of their favorite things while playing the game. This will help them learn that the game is fun because they are getting some of their favorite things while playing the game. Also, make sure that your tone and demeanor are fun and excited (without overwhelming your learner) while playing the game; if you have fun, chances are the child you are teaching will have fun as well!


Favorite Things: If the child you are working with does not enjoy being around other children, it can be difficult to have him or her play a game with siblings or peers. To help with this situation, have the sibling or peer provide some of the learner’s favorite things (as in the example above).These can include Skittles, stickers, French 20 THE FAMILY MAGAZINE | APRIL 2013

fries, tickles, high-fives, etc. – whatever the learner likes and typically responds to. This will help establish being around other children as a preferred activity. Hopefully, this will lead to the child with autism seeking out peers with whom to play.


Lacking Skills: They may lack the prerequisite skills to play the game. Sometimes we think that just because a game is simple, anyone can do it. Let’s take Connect Four, for example: pretty easy premise… you get four of the same color in a row and you win. But let’s break it down; you have to be able to take turns, know which color chip is yours versus what color chip your opponent uses, have the fine motor abilities to pick up the chip and put it in the board and use strategy to win the game. Not so simple when you put it that way, is it? Taking turns can be a difficult skill because it requires the child to wait on the behavior of another person before they can go. Not understanding this key component to a game can be a big hindrance to playing the game. So how do we teach this? The best way is to break down how to play the game and teach these skills one at a time. They can start by taking turns putting Connect Four pieces in the board without actually connecting the colors, then learn to connect the colors to make a line, then learn the strategy involved in blocking. Once the child learns these skills, combine them to produce more complex game play. Then, keep playing until the child with autism masters how to play this game and, more importantly, enjoys playing the game. As another example, a softball coach can help a child wanting to play second base. He or she might know how to field a ground ball and throw to first, but not be able to do it consistently. To get better, he or she needs repetition and many trials to get good. It is the same when teaching anything that is difficult: numerous trials are needed to master a skill. Printed on Recycled Content Paper

Here are a few tips for success when teaching game play to a child with autism: 1. Be patient! Just because the game you are trying to teach is fun for most kids does not mean it will be fun for this child. 2. Break down the game so it is easily taught and understood. 3. Communicate with the children who will be playing with the child with autism and tell them to provide lots of reinforcement and, most importantly, to be a good friend! Children from ages 3-8 are generally very accepting, so this should be easy! But, it’s also crucial for the parent or teacher to provide praise and reinforcement to the peer/sibling for playing and being a good friend. 4. Remember that, for the learner with autism, this process is hard work. It’s very important to teach the peer/sibling to remind the child with autism to say when they are 'all done' and to accept with ending playtime at that point. We don’t want game play to be a bad experience because the kid was forced to play once he or she lost interest.

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5. Some ideas of games to begin teaching include Catch, Go Fish with cards, a Go Fish game with a suction fishing pole, Memory (gradually increasing the number of pairs on the board) and HiHo! Cherry-O. 6. Remember, games should be fun.

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Like mini-van driving terrorists, some moms will shame you into feeling like such a horrible, abject failure that you will do almost anything to prove you are cool like them. I quickly found out how susceptible I was to this mommy peer-pressure when I overheard a few veteran moms talking about all of the activities their kids were involved in. It was staggering! From Suzuki music lessons to acting seminars to sports, these ladies had every waking minute of their kids’ lives scheduled ... and their tots were still in diapers! So, like an insecure lemming, I immediately signed my son up for t-ball. It was my ‘gateway’ sport. At my son’s first practice, it quickly became clear to me that the title ‘Organized Sports’ was a misnomer – especially when describing activities for children aged 5 to 7. There is not one single thing organized about it! Imagine, if you will, gathering 15-20 elderly Alzheimer's patients. Place them in a vast, open space. Then shout out confusing directions using words they won't understand like "goal line" and "foul". Only then would you fully appreciate the insanity of youth athletics. And have I mentioned the parents? Those little league ladies BRING IT! From fancy lawn chairs, monogrammed sports bottles and hand-held miniature electric fans, to the million-dollar professional cleats their children were wearing. Their



kids even had duffle bags filled with extra bats, balls and Emu-oiled gloves. EMU! Yes, it appeared I was the Bad News Bears to their Yankees, but I was betting like Pete Rose that my son’s raw talent would put them all to shame. Batter up! Based on the heavy hitters I witnessed, I could tell some of these kids had played baseball before... like in the World Series. Yet, happily, when it came my son’s turn to hit the ball, he did pretty well. A nice grounder. However, his joy at contact must have interfered with his sense of direction, because my little Babe Ruth ran straight for the base. Third base. All of the other parents snickered and stared at me with that judgyjudge look reserved solely for mothers. You know the one. Yet, their mockery seemed to heighten in me some weird sense of competitiveness. So I transfixed my eyes on my son and tried to WILL him to be more awesome than every other kid on the team as he ran to the outfield. The outfield: teeming with flowers and bugs and dirt. Yup, there was my child, bent at the knees, picking dandelions, digging for worms and chasing butterflies – entirely unconcerned by the barrage of balls flying past him. Thankfully, a bunch of other kids were doing the same thing and God bless little Sarah – she checked-out entirely and lay on the grass to get a better view of the clouds. Because of that first practice, I vowed to get my man up to speed. Surely, in three weeks, coupled with weeknight team practices, everything would Printed on Recycled Content Paper

click and my son would show those Uber-Sports Moms how it's DONE come game day. Which brings me to another word: vengeance. Turns out, my evil plot was squashed like a marshmallow by a wee voice of reason. As it was explained to me by my son in between backyard fielding drills, he really didn't like baseball at all. "You see, Mom, there's the sun. It's really hot! And standing in the middle of a field. With the sun. It's awful. Can I play soccer instead?" So I signed him up for soccer. After a few practices filled with non-stop ballkicking, it was time for the big game. At the crack of dawn on a muggy, buggy Saturday, we arrived. As we walked past the Super-SoccerMoms, resplendent in their team-coordinated, matchy-matchy outfits and designer visors, I held my head high. My little Pele' was ready to RAWK! However, for some reason, the kids uniforms were ordered late so the coach handed them out mere minutes before the game. I had my man suit up in the car. What emerged from the backseat was bordering on the obscene. It turns out the sizing chart for the uniforms was drastically wrong. So askew it was from true sizing that my son was forced to play his first game in what amounted to go-go shorts and a tankini. On the upside, he scored a goal that day. OK, it was kicked into the other team’s net ... but technically, it was still a goal. And my son was happy. And I was happy. Ironically, not because I proved to some other woman that my child was ‘athletic’ or in a gazillion activities, but because my son was having a blast. The smile on his face said it all. Later, as we called grandparents, uncles and aunts, recanting every toe-touch to the errant goal, all I could do was beam with pride. This was my child. This was my life. Not one thing about it was even in the general vicinity of organized, yet all of it was perfectly played. Yes, we are a team. A winning team, if you ask me.

Jane Suter is an award-winning writer and mom of two very energetic boys, one in kindergarten and the other in second grade. Born in Chicago, she is proud of her Midwestern roots.

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Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe and Guidebook for Gluten-Free Kids Written by The Paleo Parents Reviewed by: Children’s Services, Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library Getting away from processed foods and getting back to basics and cooking with real food is important to a family’s health and well-being. To help families improve their diet, the Paleo Parents (Stacy and Matt) recently wrote Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe and Guidebook for Gluten-Free Kids. People on the Paleo Diet eat meats, fruits, vegetables and nuts. This book explains the health benefits for families and provides tasty kid-approved recipes that are free of grains, dairy, soy and refined sugar. Each recipe is gluten-free and visually marked if it includes any of the top eight allergens. Recipes include everything from spaghetti and meatballs, bacon burgers and sweet potato fries to chocolate milkshakes and mini-nut butter cups – all made without processed foods.

After the Paleo Parents adopted the Paleo Diet, they lost over 200 pounds in a little more than a year and several of the health problems (allergies, attention deficits and digestive issues) experienced by the entire family disappeared. The book is available at the downtown Mishawaka-PennHarris Public Library, but can be sent to the Bittersweet Branch Library or the Harris Branch Library by request.

In addition, the book includes an illustrated children’s story describing the diet and the logic in making these food choices.

The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins Reviewed By: Chloe H. Twenty-four tributes enter the Hunger Games every year – ¬one boy and one girl from each district. These twentyfour tributes fight to the death in an arena created by the Gamemakers. Katniss Everdeen was a normal sixteen-year-old girl in District Twelve, determined to keep her mother and sister alive by hunting animals in the woods. When her younger sister, Prim, was drawn to be the girl tribute for District Twelve in the next Hunger Games, Katniss volunteered to take her place. Now Katniss has to go into an arena and survive without being killed by any of the other tributes. To do this, she has to kill the other tributes. There’s just one problem: everyone believes she and the boy from her district, Peeta Melark, are in love… which means she has to act the part.

To find out what happens to Peeta and Katniss, you’ll have to read The Hunger Games. If you have already seen the movie, you should also read the book. There are a lot of differences between the movie and the book such as Katniss saying goodbye to Peeta’s family and her friend Madge before she enters the Games. It’s a great action and adventure book!

My name is Chloe. I am in 8th grade at Edwardsburg Middle School. I play percussion and love to sing. I also love reading books. Some of my favorite books include The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.


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This educational piece was sponsored by Dr. Roger Moore, a Board-Certified Dermatologist and the founder of DermacenterMD. He is one of the area’s leaders in skin care and skin cancer as well as a strong advocate for patient education. Dr. Moore performs the highly-acclaimed method of skin cancer removal “Mohs Micrographic Surgery”. You may learn more about Dr. Moore and skin health by visiting or calling his office at 574.522.0265. His office does not require a doctor referral and he is accepting new patients.

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veryone has one: an area of the body that no diet or exercise routine has been able to tame, and that taunts you day after day. For some women, it’s a postbaby or menopause abdomen; others may have great legs—except for the “saddlebags” that a million leg lifts haven’t slimmed. For men, it’s most often their love handles. Not to worry, says Dr. Christopher Peers, one of the first surgeons in the country to be trained and use a revolutionary 3rd generation new technology called SmartWaterLipo®. In just one treatment, Dr. Peers can instantly remove unwanted fat from targeted areas on the body.

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Liposuction has been around since the 1970s. Traditional liposuction was a brutal process done under general anesthetic with varying degrees of success. Lumps and uneven contours were common. A few years ago, two new technologies were introduced in this country: laser and ultrasound assisted liposuction. Performed with just local anesthetic, a skilled doctor could produce results far superior with less pain, less downtime, less bruising and better results than the old method. Both methods had their advantages and disadvantages.

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Dr. Peers combines the revolutionary 3rd generation water liposuction with Smart Lipo in a procedure he calls SmartWaterLipo™. “The only thing the patients feel is a small pin prick (similar to being numbed by a dentist) when the local anesthetic is applied. The cannula we use has an opening for the water jet spray and a second one for suctioning. We gently break the fat apart and suction it out simultaneously. It is the gentlest liposuction available. And unlike other procedures, there are no unattractive pockets of skin or bumps left afterwards. We finish with Smart Lipo to tighten and tone the skin. Water assisted liposuction produces no heat and because of the suctioning process, most of the fluid that’s left in the body flushes within days, not months. “That’s a huge benefit for my patients,” says Dr. Peers. “I am better able to finesse the contouring and the results become visible sooner. My patients love it.”


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Patients are back to work in a day or two. Minimal pain and swelling. Very little bruising. Cost is less than traditional liposuction because there is no general anesthesia or hospital/surgery center expenses.

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Ruth Bigler was a 57 year old mother of 2 preparing for her daughter’s upcoming wedding when she decided to have liposuction. “I had been going to the gym for 2 years but still carried the belly fat. When I heard about Smart Lipo I did 10 months of research to find out if it was worth it and what doctor was the best one to perform the surgery should I choose to go ahead with the procedure. In the end, I chose Dr. Peers from Goshen, Indiana because of his level of experience combined with the fact that I could personally speak with 3 of his patients who had nothing but glowing comments," explains Bigler. “It was a nice bonus that his prices are very competitive.”

Other new trends in cosmetic procedures Sculptra® - the 20 minute facelift As the population ages and continues to demand non-invasive procedures to help keep them looking as fresh as possible, Dr. Peers continues to add the “best-in-class” procedures to his practice. One of those procedures is the use of Sculptra®. Not a filler like Juvederm® and Radiesse® or a muscle relaxer like Botox® to smooth out wrinkles, Sculptra® helps restore lost collagen, naturally, and over a period of 3-5 treatments. The results last up to 2 years and are subtle, but dramatic. Dr. Peers also combines Sculptra® with skin resurfacing, Botox® and in some cases Juvederm® or Radiesse® for his trademarked Ultimate Liquid Facelift™. While he can’t literally turn back the clock, you might think otherwise when you look into the mirror.

“I only wished I had done it sooner. But now that I’ve had it done once and see how easy it is, I am definitely planning to have Dr. Peers finish my transformation with his new SmartWaterLipo™”.

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Dr. Peers, a native of Toronto who has received training from some of the best schools in the world—from Indiana to Paris, France—received his surgical board certification in 1987 and has practiced in Goshen, IN, for the majority of his career.

Patient A - before Sculptra

Patient A - after Sculptra

Patient B - before Sculptra

Patient B - after Sculptra

Not practicing in an area of the country known for their hotbed of innovation and technology, this gentle doctor’s success caught the eye of the network news stations anyway and he was contacted about performing the procedure in front of live cameras. It was after his TV debut that word about him spread and overnight he became a phenomenon and is now one of the country’s most experienced Lipo surgeons.

So What Does SmartWaterLipo™ Cost?

Cost varies depending on how much fat you have to be removed. The more fat, the longer the surgery, the more the cost. But the good news is, at $3,200 for one area, it is far less than the traditional method that required general anesthesia in a hospital surgery room and weeks off of work for recovery!

For a free Smart Water Lipo™ or liquid facelift consultation, call Dr. Peer’s office at 574-533-9000. 2012 S. Main Street, Goshen, IN 46526 Patient C - before Sculptra


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Nursery 101:

Picking the right bed for your child: First, consider your child’s room size. If you have room to accommodate a full- or queen-size bed, go ahead – you will be happy you did later. If a twin is a better fit, consider a trundle for underneath; it’s always nice to have an extra bed for sleepovers or guests. Next, determine what additional pieces (dresser, nightstand, bookcases, etc.) you will need. When it comes to finishes, the rule of thumb in design is to never mix more than three finishes. It is not necessary to choose the same finish for all pieces, so have some fun!

Avoid putting the crib in direct sunlight. A street lamp isn’t a good idea either.

Storage space is often underestimated. Make sure you have plenty.

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Don’t place pillows, stuffed animals or blankets in the crib.

Pregnancy MYTH: You should eat three healthy meals a day. Pregnancy FACT: You should be eating every 2-3 hours. It helps to keep your blood sugar constant which is good for you and the baby. Yes, that is eating frequently, but they should be small meals. You should only add about 300 calories to your normal diet when you are expecting.

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Sweet! The Wonderful World of Chocolate, Candy & Ice Cream Center for History, South Bend Imagine stepping into a candy store or ice cream shop. The enticing aromas and bright colors prepare you perfectly for the tasty treats ahead. Whether rich chocolate, sweet candy or flavorful ice cream, confectionaries touch our senses in a unique way. Enjoy learning about this delectable world in our fun and colorful exhibit. $5 to $8, or free for members. For more information, call 574.235.9664.

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Premier Arts Presents: Disney's Sleeping Beauty

Lerner Theatre, Elkhart Featuring an all-youth ensemble, this Disney classic is sure to be a hit! Join princess Aurora and her friends for a great time.$12-$18. Times vary. For more information, visit



Michiana Family YMCA, South Bend The Michiana Family YMCA is the place for fun for kids in kindergarten through grade 6. For 2-1/2 hours, we are open for KIDS ONLY! Choose active games, crafts, sports and swimming. A light snack is provided. 6:30 PM to 9 PM. $5 per child. For more information, call 574.287.9622.

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library, Downtown Children will share stories, songs and fingerplays. Adult caregivers are expected to attend with their children. 10:30 AM. For more information, stop by the Children’s Services desk or phone 574.259.5277 EXT 242.

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Homeward Bound 5K Run/Walk

Robinson Community Learning Center, South Bend Form a team and walk for Hannah's House! Help to fight homelessness and provide adequate housing for our moms! Registration begins at 8 AM at the Robinson Community Learning Center on Eddy Street. 5K walk begins at 9 AM and the 5K run begins at 9:30 AM. Sign up after March 24th, and the walk is $10.00; run is $30.00. Email for more information or check out the website at


Every Child Ready to Read Parent Workshop: Baby Special Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library, Downtown Parents, grandparents, caregivers and children from birth to three years old are invited to participate in a special workshop. The workshop will incorporate all the components of the early literacy tools (talking, singing, reading, writing and playing) learned in the “Every Child Ready to Read Workshop” offered in 2012. Patrons who did not attend the workshop last year are still welcome to attend. 10 AM. Registration is required and is happening now. For more information, stop by the Children’s Services desk or phone 574.259.5277 EXT 242.

Smoke-Free Life

Lakeland Regional Medical Center Community Room, St. Joseph, MI Ready to quit smoking? Lakeland HealthCare offers free quarterly seminars and one-onone support sessions to help and encourage you to quit smoking. Your healthcare provider recommends that you stop smoking as soon as possible. Schedule a consultation with a tobacco treatment specialist and receive the tools you need


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Saturday Morning Stories

Pet Walk on the Ave

Active Health & Wellness Center, South Bend, IN Bring your favorite furry or feathered friend with you while you explore the shops and businesses that line Mishawaka Avenue! Pick up a Passport Map at participating businesses. They’ll display a Pet Walk on the Avenue poster prominently in their store front, so you can tell. Visit the businesses listed on the map for goodies like coupons, dog treats, discounts and more, and have your Passport validated. Once you’re done, turn your completed, validated map in at any of the businesses for a chance to win cool prizes. 10 AM to 1 PM. Free to public. $10 for a participating business along Mishawaka Avenue. For more information, call 574.259.9355.

Premier Arts' "Dart for the Arts!" Fitness Event

Lerner Theatre, Elkhart There are 10K, 5K and 1-Mile walk options for this early season fitness event. All courses start and finish by the beautiful Lerner Theatre on Main Street in Elkhart. Register online (or print and turn in form). 8 AM to 10:30 AM. $20 1-Mile Walk/$25 Race Day Registration; $25 5K Run/$30 Race Day; $30 10K Run/$35 Race Day. Includes a 'Dart for the Arts' tech shirt (limited quantities available for Race Day registration). For more information or to register, visit


Magic Tree House Book Club: Civil War on Sunday

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library, Downtown Follow the adventures of Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne. Children in grades 1-3 will explore the book Civil War on Sunday, through trivia, games and crafts. Snacks are also included in the fun! This program is part of the One Book, One Michiana

community event. Registration is required and is happening now. Children should read the book independently before the meeting. 3:30 PM. For more information, stop by the Children’s Services desk or phone 574.259.5277 EXT 242.

Breastfeeding Class for Moms and Dads

Lakeland Community Hospital Meeting Room, Niles, MI

Breastfeeding provides the best nutrition for your baby and is a special time for moms and babies to bond. The class will cover: the benefits of breastfeeding, how to know when your baby is hungry, proper latch-on methods, checking your baby’s input (feeding) and output (dirty or wet diapers), how to prepare to return to work and weaning. $30 due at registration. If you are an associate of Lakeland HealthCare, inquire about our discounted rate. Parents should attend the class prior to their baby’s birth. 6 PM to 8:30 PM. For more information, call 269.556.2808 or visit


Civil War Artifact Presentation

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library, Harris Branch School age children and adults are invited to see Pastor Davy Troxel, a Civil War re-enactor and collector, who will show and discuss items from his large collection of artifacts. This program is part of the One Book, One Michiana community event. 3:30 PM.Registration is required and is happening now. For more information, stop by the Children’s Services desk at the Harris Branch Library or call 574.271.3179.


Nature Munchkins: Rockin’ Reptiles and Cool Amphibians!

St. Patrick's County Park, South Bend Nature Munchkins is designed for parents or grandparents to discover nature with their 3to 4-year-old. The sessions are scheduled for the third Thursday of every month St. Patrick’s Park. (Min. 5; max. 10.) 9:30 AM to 11 AM. $5 per session. For more information, call 574.654.3155.

Music Education Concert

Bethel College Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center, Mishawaka Both faculty and students demonstrate the use of various instruments as well as perform music in a variety of styles for elementary-age students. An interactive question-and-answer time with small prizes will make this event both enjoyable and beneficial for your students. Schools and families are welcome. Admission is free but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 10 AM. Please contact the Music Department at 574.807.7575 or email

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Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library, Downtown Children in grades K through 4 are invited. Participants will build a very tall tower with recycled items, make a basketball backboard from a cereal box and eat popcorn while watching a movie. 10:30 AM. Registration is required and is happening now. For more information, stop by the Children’s Services desk or call 574.259.5277 EXT 242.

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Kids in the Kitchen

Michiana Family YMCA, South Bend, IN We're mixing up bowls of fun with a delicious blend of cooking excitement. Hands-on food preparation teaches healthy eating, basic cooking terms, sharing and teamwork. Parent participation is encouraged, but we will supervise all activities. $10 to $20. 1 PM to 2 PM. For more information, call 574.287.9622.


Paws to Read

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library, Harris Branch Children are invited to read to Benny, a friendly dog and his handler. Participants may bring a book from home or select one from the library’s collection. 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Registration and parental permission is required for each 15-minute session beginning Monday, April 8. For more information, stop by the Children’s Services desk at the Harris Branch Library or phone 574.271.3179.


Diggin’ in the Dirt: Kids’ Garden Club

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library, Bittersweet Branch Children in grades 1-6 will join library staff and area Master Gardeners at the Bittersweet Branch Library to share the Native American story The Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, Squash. Then they will plan a miniature “Three Sisters Garden” in a barrel. The barrel will be placed on the library patio to care for and harvest in the fall. 4 PM. Space is limited. Registration is required and is happening now. For more information, contact Children’s Services at the Bittersweet Branch Library or call 574.259.0392.

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Keeping Chickens

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Library, Downtown Learn about the joys and challenges of raising chickens in your own backyard in the Spencer Gallery of the downtown Mishawaka Library. Karen Schulte-Coman, a member of the South Bend Urban Chicken Alliance, was instrumental in getting the backyard chicken laws changed in South Bend. She will discuss her experiences with this, as well as how to select a breed to purchase, buy a chicken coop and the ins-andouts of feeding them. She will also cover general care. 6:30 PM. Registration is required and begins Monday, April 8. For more information, contact Reference Services at the downtown Mishawaka Library or call 574.259.5277 EXT 218.


Premier Arts presents: Little Women

Lerner Theatre, Elkhart Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, Little Women focuses on the March sisters -- brassy tomboy Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy and kind-hearted Beth -- and their beloved Marmee, at home in Concord, Massachusetts, while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio. $12-$18. Times vary. For more information, visit

Expanding Your Horizons: Motivating Young Women in Science & Mathematics

Jordan Hall of Science, Notre Dame Expanding Your Horizons is a conference for girls in middle school (grades 6-8) with the goal of motivating girls to become innovative and critical thinkers ready to meet 21st century challenges. At the conference, girls will get a chance to meet STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) role models and learn more about careers in those fields. 9 AM to 3 PM. $10.Registration is required and seats fill up fast, so please sign up early at For more information, call 574.855.3867.

Elkhart Arbor Day Celebration

Elkhart Environmental Center, Elkhart Trees are an important resource – they cool our city, clean our air and keep our soil from washing into the river. City trees have also been linked to lower crime rates, feelings of safety and increased community-building. The City of Elkhart Forestry Division and the Elkhart Environmental Center (EEC) deliver the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration. This year, the city strives for its 25th consecutive year as a Tree City USA community with a special celebration. A new visitor education area, focused on the impact that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) will have on our city and the actions homeowners can take, will be dedicated at the EEC.

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The event will also include a traveling urban wood utilization exhibit, live log milling and a tree planting demonstration. Help us proclaim our dedication to sustaining a healthy, vibrant city forest. Refreshments will be provided by Olive Garden. 1 PM to 3 PM. For more information, please call the Elkhart Environmental Center at 574.293.5070 or send an email to


Pioneer Auto Swap Meet and Car Show

St. Joseph County Fairgrounds, South Bend Pioneer Auto Association 50th Annual Swap Meet and Car Show! Held at St. Joseph County Fairgrounds at the corner of Jackson & Ironwood Roads. There will be a special 50th Anniversary prize drawing for $200 for car show entrants. Admission: pre-registered car corral and swap spaces $15.00, at gate $20.00. Car Show is $15.00. 6:30 AM to 3 PM. For more information, call 574.674.6111 or visit for application.


Choral Showcase

Bethel College Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center, Mishawaka The 19th annual Choral Showcase will once again celebrate a year of performance for all of the Bethel College vocal groups. Each group will perform representative pieces reflecting its goals and personalities — everything from gospel to Broadway and classical to contemporary. Performing groups will include the Concert Choir and Voices Of Triumph under the direction of Bob Ham and The Collegians and the Music Ministry Teams directed by Jill Hostetler. FREE. 7:30 PM. For more information, call 574.807.7575.


Healthy Kids’ Day

Michiana Family YMCA, South Bend Healthy Kids’ Day is the nation's largest initiative bringing families and communities together to kick off a summer of physical activity and learning. Have fun keeping your bodies and minds busy in activity stations. Stay for an hour of family swim time! FREE! 9 AM to 11 AM. For more information, call 574.287.9622.


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