LOCAL BRIEFS: Guided tour to explore Baintertown

NEW PARIS

Guided tour to explore Baintertown

The Elkhart County Historical Museum staff will be presenting the “Places of Elkhart: Baintertown,” program Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Baintertown Park, 67380 C.R. 29. The park is part of River Preserve County Park.

Baintertown Park is one of the most historic areas in the Elkhart County Parks system, park officials said. In this program, participants will walk around the park, hearing and learning about the history of the area from Elkhart County Historical Museum staff. Included in this interpretive walk will be information about the landscape and how it was formed thousands of years ago, local Native American groups that inhabited the area, the arrival of the Wyland family in the 1830s, the development of mills by the Bainters, and the construction of a hydroelectric plant in the early 20th century.

The program will be outdoors and will include a roughly one-mile walk through a forested area.

The program is free and open to the public.

This is the fourth in the “Places of Elkhart,” series which will feature a program every month in 2018. A schedule of upcoming events and other information, can be found at www.elkhartcountyhistory.org or by calling the museum at 574-848-4322.

GOSHEN

VFW to host events

The Goshen Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 985, 1201 W. Pike St., invites the public to several upcoming events this week.

Today, those stopping in to dine can order from the menu starting at 5 p.m.

On Friday, Greg’s Swiss steak dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. Bingo will be plated at 7 p.m. and live music will be performed by Point n Click, also starting at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, breakfast will be served from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

The public is welcome to all of these events. The VFW is a non-smoking facility.

INDIANA

Annual VA2K event scheduled for May 16

VA Northern Indiana will host the 2018 VA2K Walk & Roll event at multiple facilities May 16.

The VA2K focuses on promoting active lifestyles and provides VA employees, veterans and community members the opportunity to enjoy a short two-kilometer (approximately 1.2 miles) walk.

The event focuses on helping homeless veterans and is free to all participants. Those willing can take donations of items, including pre-packaged food, bottled water or toiletries, which will be donated to homeless veterans in each local community. Donations are requested, but are not required to participate.

Each northern Indiana facility will host an event. This will include the medical centers at Fort Wayne, 2121 Lake Ave.; Marion, 1700 E. 38th St.; the clinic in Mishawaka, 1540 Trinity Place; and the community-based outpatient clinics in Peru and Muncie.

The run time is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at each location, except Peru which will start at 11 a.m.

Since 2011 the annual VA2K event has generated donated goods valued at more than $2 million to help homeless veterans.

For further information, contact Tamara Files at Northern Indiana 800-360-8387, ext. 71543. Learn more about the eighth annual VA2K Walk & Roll: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/va2k/

ELKHART

Women’s Council to present ‘Truth About Addiction’

The Women’s Council will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 to discuss “Truth About Addiction.”

Speakers include Elkhart County Prosecutor Vicki Becker and Oaklawn CEO Laurie Nafziger.

The luncheon will take place at Indiana University South Bend, Elkhart Center, 125 E. Franklin St., second floor.

The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

To register, make checks payable to Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and send it to the Chamber at PO Box 428 Elkhart IN 46515 or register online at www.elkhart.org.

Registration must be paid in advance. All cancellations must be received four days prior to the event for a full refund.

Source: http://www.goshennews.com/news/local_news/local-briefs-guided-tour-to-explore-baintertown/article_d5cd2e5d-701d-539b-b58e-cec874a8f004.html