Join new group

Adults are encouraged to join the fun each second Thursday of the month, beginning Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Elkhart Christian Church, 252 NW Washington Ave., with a group calling themselves 60+ - although you DO NOT have to be 60+ years of age! Socializing, Bingo, coffee and snacks are just some of the fun you can have. Thanks to Bill and Virginia McLean for leading this!

New business coming to Main Street

Welcome to Pat Schwendinger, DBA Morgan Creek Pottery, coming soon to 267 NW Main Street! Pat’s customers include garden centers, and he will have a local display of items for sale here as well. He also has sold pottery for years at the Des Moines Farmers’ Markets.

Candidates for the Nov. 5 city council election

Mayor Brandon Snyder (259 NW Main St.) is running unopposed - two-year term

For two city council seats- four-year terms: incumbent Chad Rumbaugh (309 NE Allison Ave.), Brian Shipley (302 NE Mandy Ave.), Michael Just (225 NE Allison Ave.), and Ron Adams (365 NW Washington Ave.)

Meet the candidates Monday, Oct. 28, in the Elkhart Veterans Memorial Community Center, 264 NW Garfield Ave. at 7 p.m. State representative Joe Riding will introduce and lead this opportunity to meet and learn about the candidates running for Elkhart City Council.

Beggar’s Night Oct. 30

Following our annual Trick or Treat tradition, Beggar’s Night will be held in Elkhart on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 – 8 p.m. If you wish to participate, please turn on your outside lights. Drivers, please watch out for small ghosts and goblins during this spooktacular Wednesday evening.

Chili and soup supper

Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5 - 8 p.m., warm up with a bowl of soup or chili and all the fixings during the Elkhart Community Betterment Committee’s Chili & Soup Supper in the Elkhart Fire Department at 260 NW Main St. The menu includes chili, potato soup, vegetable soup, corn bread, breadsticks and desserts. The plan for Prairie Pointe Park will be displayed, and park committee members will be on hand to answer any questions. Donations will be gladly accepted to help fund the new Prairie Pointe Park.