The Buzz, Aug. 24: Edwardsburg Youth Day

Published 8:01 am Thursday, August 23, 2012

Edwardsburg Conservation Club Youth Day

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25

Edwardsburg Conservation Club, Edwardsburg, Mich.

Kids receive introductions to a multitude of outdoor activities ranging from trapshooting to archery to first aid at the Edwardsburg Conservation Club. The event is educational and fun for adults as well. The Howell Nature Center will also have a birds of prey presentation. Lunch provided; goody bags and door prizes handed out. To register, call (269) 683-1405 or (269) 240-7985.

Cycle-Re-Cycle bicycle show and ride

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25

Benton Harbor, Mich.

See a variety of bicycles on display and participate in a five-mile ride Saturday in Benton Harbor. Only $1 for the ride and show each. Proceeds benefit Cycle-Re-Cycle, a nonprofit bike shop dedicated to increasing bike ownership and promoting cycle culture in the Twin Cities by diverting bicycles from landfills. Call 982-4058 or visit

Shady Grove Fiddle Festival

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 25

Buchanan Common, Buchanan, Mich.

Moved from Berrien Springs to Buchanan, the Shady Grove Fiddle Festival celebrates live music and local food. Main stage music as well as banjo, fiddle and songwriting workshops. Instrument contest requiring two tunes played from memory; band contest using “Duke Ellington Rules” (there’s only two kinds of music — good music and bad music). Rain or shine. Visit

Art Beat

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25

Downtown South Bend, Ind.

Take in a daylong showcase of more than 300 visual, performing and culinary artists from Michiana. Featured are dance troupes, acoustic musicians, ensembles, quartets, fashion shows and more. Visit

The Freight Hoppers

6 p.m. Aug. 26

Riverfront Park, Niles, Mich.

The Freight Hoppers plays hard-driving, old-time string music spanning the early 20th century. The band, which has grown a nationwide underground following, will give a free performance as the featured Niles Summer Concert in the Park Sunday. Visit or