The Buzz, March 2: Titanic talk

Published 6:27 pm Thursday, March 1, 2012

“Southwest Michigan Connections to the Titanic” is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Dowagiac.

“Dance Dance Downtown”

First Fridays South Bend

5 to 9 p.m. Friday

Downtown South Bend

Downtown South Bend Inc. continues its promotion of local businesses with “Dance Dance Downtown,” the theme of the latest “First Fridays South Bend” monthly event. Learn hip-hop, Middle Eastern, Spanish flamenco and Latin dance from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Woodward.

Children’s dances will be offered at the South Bend Chocolate Cafe’s production room from 6 to 7 p.m. HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum will be offering dancing fun for families and $1 off general admission from 5 to 8 p.m.

For those who would rather watch than participate, enjoy the smooth sounds of the Indiana University South Bend Jazz Ensemble with Darrel Tidaback at Trio’s Restaurant and Jazz Club from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The IUSB Woodwind Quintet can be heard from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the newly opened Cafe Navarre.

Visit for more info.

Megan and Liz concert

6 p.m. Friday

FYE store, University Park Mall,


Edwardsburg natives Liz and Megan Mace launched their singer-songwriter careers after an appearance on “Oprah” in 2009. The twins, now based in Nashville, have become YouTube sensations and are touring the U.S. See them for free at the University Park Mall.

Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum ‘green lunch’

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday

The Buck, Burger & Brew, St. Joseph

Learn about consumer-supported agriculture at this “green lunch,” where local farmers will answer questions and offer the opportunity to sign up for next season. CSAs offer shares to the public, who receive seasonal produce each week.

To learn more or to RSVP, visit or email

‘Best in Show’ fashion show

6:30 to 9 p.m. March 15

Beiger Mansion, 317 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka

The Granger-based store Inspire Me will host a fashion show to benefit the Humane Society of St. Joseph County. Appetizers and cash bar; pet accessories will be available for purchase. First 100 people in the door get a gift bag. RSVP to Nancy Deneen at (574) 255-4726 ext. 255 or

“Southwest Michigan  Connections to the Titanic”

6:30 p.m. Wednesday

Upton Educational Center, Dowagiac

Speakers Jennifer Quail and Tracy Gierada will present a free lecture about the area’s local connections to the most famous shipwreck in history.