As a public service to area churches and Christian organizations, WFRN sets aside a certain amount of time (and this webspace) for announcements of events which are of interest to all our listeners. The catagories are:
1. Church Events: This is a free event where a free-will offering may be taken
2. Community Events: This is a free event with no ticket charge. It may be a fund raiser with the proceeds going to a project within the community.
3. Community Service: Programs and services for which there is no charge for participation, such as homeless shelters, pregnancy centers, etc.
Information should arrive at WFRN at least two weeks prior to the event date. Send them to: WFRN, Box 307, Elkhart, IN 46515 or by fax to 574-875-6662 or by email to . Note: Not all events submitted will be used. Please check out our Concerts & Events listing for advertised concerts and events.

April 26, 2018
Church Community Services is celebrating 50 years of hope with a birthday cake celebration at 6 and free concert at 7pm. The event will be held at the Trinity Church on Jackson, 2715 Jackson Blvd. in Elkhart.

April 27, 2018
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss support group that will meet at the Niles District Library from 9:30 am- 12pm. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition.

April 27, 2018
Clinton Christian School's BENEFIT AUCTION & SPRING FESTIVALis Friday, April 27, 2018. The event is held on the campus of Clinton Christian School on CR 35 in Goshen. Fun for the entire family begins at 400 pm. Great deals at the bake sale, silent auction, and home decor booths; as well as delicious foods are available. A fun kids carnival and live auction will also be held. Go to for more information.

April 27, 2018
1:00-3:00 PM- Twisted Stitches at the Niles Distrist Library. Bring your yarn or sewing project and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while you chat and work. Rookies are welcome! For more information, call (269) 683-8545.

April 28, 2018
9:30-11:00 AM- Learning Microsoft Word at the Niles District Library. Class size is limited so please pre-register by calling the library at 269-683- 8545 ext. 112.

April 28, 2018
Career Analysis Organization is hosting a 2018 Career Pathways Fair for high school students on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 S. Main St. in South Bend. The event is free and open to the public. Students can visit with employers from a variety of fields. Break out sessions include resume writing, scholarships, entrepreneurship and much more. For more information visit or call 574-406-1809.

April 28, 2018
Granger Good Shephard UMC will be hosting a rummage and bake sale from 8am-2pm. The church is located at 51521 Elm Rd in Granger. Rummage Sale proceeds to benefit Good Shepherd’s Paper Pantry outreach ministry.

April 28, 2018
Have kids? Need some free fun? Attend the fun fair hosted by the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church. From 1pm-4pm, kids and families can partake of free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, and slushies. A variety of carnival games will be set up in the church parking lot aimed for all ages. Several inflatables also await your youngster’s energy. The church is located at 201 N. Bourbon St, Bourbon. Parking is available in the grass lot to the north of the parking lot. Event will be held

April 28, 2018
On April 28th, Michiana's Wonderfully made will be hosting their second Annual Wonderfully Made event. This is in support of children who have been diagnosed with a chromosome disorder or rare disease. At the event, we will have princesses Cinderella, Arial, and Belle. Along with Super Heroes like Batman, Robin, Superman, and the Flash. Also attending will be a genetic counselor Come, join in on the fun Saturday, April 28th from 9:00-12:00 at the Syracuse Community Center in Syracuse,IN.

April 28, 2018
Shiloh United Methodist Church will host a rummage sale from 8am- 2:30pm . The church is located at 5741 W. 100 N in Kokomo.

April 28, 2018
The “Boot Lake Hike” on Saturday, April 28 will give participants the opportunity to see the beauty of spring and explore the diverse ecosystems found at the Preserve on a naturalist-led hike, beginning at 10 a.m. The two-hour tour is free and open to all ages. Space is limited, and pre-registration before Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m. is required in order to attend. To pre-register, please call 574-535- 6458, or visit the Elkhart County Parks Administration Office in Goshen at 211 W. Lincoln Ave

April 29, 2018
Discover Lydick is a free afternoon open house event on Sunday, April 29, from 2:00-5:00 PM.The event will be held at Reins of Life (55200 Quince Rd, South Bend, IN 46619).There will be free hay rides, hotdogs, discovery adventures, games and door prize giveaways.

May 1, 2018
There will be a free genealogy workshop at Walton Tipton Township Public Library from 6:00-7:3Opm. Register at 574-626-2993

May 02, 2018
John Meeks from US Military Working Dogs will give a presentation at the Walton Public Library, 110 N. Main St. Walton,IN at 8:15am.

May 02, 2018
“Wednesday Bird Walk” on May 2nd will offer the chance to experience the peak of spring migration on an exciting tour seeking out seasonal birds. The two-hour trek is free and all birding equipment will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring hiking boots, bug spray, and wear long pants for the prairie. The group will head out at 8 a.m., so please plan travel time accordingly. Boot Lake Nature Preserve is located one mile northwest of Elkhart, off of C.R. 3.

May 03, 2018
First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Sturgis will hold annual rummage sale May 3-4. First United Methodist Church Sturgis is located at 200 Pleasant St. For more information, please call the church office at 269-651-5990.

May 03, 2018
There will be a Tips on Food Preservation class at the Walton Public Library, 110 N. Main St., Walton, IN from 5-6pm

May 04, 2018
The 29th Annual Mayfest celebration in Shipshewana will be on May 4 & 5th. The two day celebration includes excellent free entertainment and fun-filled activities for the family. Bring your family and friends and line the streets to watch the Mayfest parade,scheduled for May 5th at 10am.

May 05, 2018
Marion Christian Fellowship is holding an All-You-Can Eat Pancakes and Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser at Shipshewana Mayfest 2018. The event will be in the Big Tent on Morton Street on Saturday, May 5, from 7-10 a.m. Funds raised will benefit supported missions of the church.More information is available by calling 260-562-2505. Donations appreciated.

May 10, 2018
FREE Pastors Conference & Adventure Tour from 9:30 am - 2:45 pm at EchoCenter 4612 Parman Rd.,Stockbridge, MI. The day's events will include 2 speakers and lunch. Enjoy the zip line, ride mountain bikes, walk nature trails and experience the beauty of the EchoCenter. RSVP required. For more details:

May 11, 2018
Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, May 12th, 2018 at 4:00 pm Pastor Mark Heman will speak at the Miracle Meetings at EchoCenter,4612 Parman Rd, Stockbridge, MI. RSVP required. For more details visit We are very excited to invite hts of exciting worship, recreation, prayer and impartation. • To attend this event YOU MUST RSVP, check out our website for more details:

May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 12 from 1-4pm An EXCEPTIONAL DAY at the Park River Oaks Community Church invites families with special needs children of all ages to come to this FREE event! Spend the afternoon with us playing games and having a great time together at the ROCC Park.

May 12, 2018
The 2018 Letter Carrier's Food Drive will be held Saturday, May 12th. The Salvation Army Food Pantry will benefit from this food drive, BUT ONLY IF we are able to provide volunteers who will work to sort the food or help the letter carriers collect the food. Route Walkers and Sorters and needed; morning and afternoon shifts are available. For more information please contact The Salvation Army at 765.456.3846, fax 765.456.3849, or email to by April 27th.

May 17, 2018
The Gospel Echoes Team will host a Banquet featuring Gospel music, prison testimonies, and dinner starting at 6:30pm at the Maple City Chapel in Goshen. For tickets please call 574-533-0221. Freewill offering will be received for the ministry.

May 17, 2018
There will be a Garden Speaker at the Walton Public Library, 110 N. Main St., Walton, IN from 5-6pm. The topic is Bee Keeping.

May 19, 2018
Plevna Implement will be having a free all you can eat pancake breakfast on May 19th from 7am to 11am. Free will donations will be taken.Proceeds benefit the non-profit Wanee Wishing Well as the Sunshine Workshop. Plevna Implement is located at 1916 E. Market Street in Nappanee.

May 19, 2018
The Friends of the Walton Public Library will be selling books for May Day. Call 574-626-2234 for more information.

May 20, 2018
Author Laura Bates will visit the Walton Public Library from 2-3 pm. Refreshments will be served. Call 574-626-2234 for more details.

May 22, 2018
The Walton Public Library's Book Club will meet at 1 pm. The meeting will offer reflections from the author visit and book "Shakespeare Saved My Life".

June 16, 2018
The 51st annual Leeper Art Fair will be held June 16-17 on the grounds of Leeper park in downtown South Bend. Artists from all over the country, food vendors, and light jazz will be presented. For more information, you may call 574-276-2942 or

June 23, 2018
The National Button Society, the Michigan Button Society, and Indiana Button Society will be sponsoring the Button Expo at the Essenhaus Conference Center. Please call 574/349-3561 for more information.

August 03, 2018
Help support the home and community building efforts of LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity during the 23rd annual auction, Friday, August 3, at the Shipshewana Auction Barn.Food: haystack supper (4:00 p.m.), fried pies, 4-H beef and pork, canned beef, and bake sale.Auction items: quilts, furniture, tools, certificates, etc. Auction begins at 3:30; quilt auction begins at 5:00 p.m. Call 260-463-8519 or 888-278-9329 or find a complete list of auction items online at www.lagrangehabitat.or


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