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The Buzz, June 22: Blues and barbecue

Published 10:40am Thursday, June 21, 2012

South Bend Blues and Ribs Festival


Coveleski Stadium, South Bend, Ind.

Blues and barbecue will benefit the construction of Miracle Park, a specially designed facility for special needs individuals and programming in the South Bend Parks and Recreation Department. The South Bend Blues and Ribs Festival will feature the Elwood Splinters Band, Blue Lunch, Bernard Allison Band, Siegal/Schwall Band, Jimmie Vaughn and Tilt-A-Whirl Band featuring LouAnn Barton, and more. Tickets $20 at the Morris Performing Arts Center Box Office or $24 at the gate. Call the Morris at (574) 235-9190 or visit

Third Annual Founders’ Week Celebration

June 24-30

Silver Beach Center, St. Joseph, Mich.

Founded in 1891 as Silver Beach Amusement Park, the Silver Beach Center has activities planned for its anniversary, including Music Day, Seniors’ Day, Kiddies’ Day, Beach Day, Rhythm Day, FREEdom Day and Amusement Day. For a daily list of activities, visit, or call (269) 982-8500.

11th Annual Paddlefest

8 a.m. to noon Sunday

St. Patrick’s County Park, South Bend, Ind.

Canoers and kayakers of all abilities are welcome at Paddlefest. Races available for all ages. For more info or to register, visit, email or call St. Joseph County Parks at (574) 654-3155.

‘Pride and Prejudice’ showing

6:30 p.m. June 28

Beckwith Theatre, Dowagiac, Mich.

The Dowagiac District Library will feature “Pride and Prejudice” for the Jane Austen Film Festival at the Beckwith Theatre. Free. Call (269) 782-3826 for reservations.

‘Gizmos, Corsets and Concoctions: Our Obsession with Health and Beauty’

Through Dec. 31

Center for History, South Bend, Ind.

From “cure-alls” to “magic potions,” the pursuit of health and beauty has made amazing advances over history. Many caused more harm than good. The Center for History will have photos and artifacts on exhibit. Admission $8 adults, $6.50 seniors, $5 youth 6-17, free for members. Visit or call (574) 235-9664.

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