Downtown South Bend is going green!

Bicycle races, workshops, displays and a speech are some of the ways people can celebrate the Green Weekend downtown Friday and Saturday.  

Green weekend activities kick off at the Century Center and Island Park, located at 120 South Saint Joseph Street. Friday’s festivities will include a very special Keynote Lunch & Learn*, A Green Workshop Series presented by local and regional business leaders and experts in the environmental sector, plus free exhibits offering green business and educational opportunities to all members of our community. We’ll wind down the day with a green celebration on Island Park where you are invited to join us for live music, food & drinks while surrounded by the beautiful St. Joseph River. All exhibits and workshops are free and open to the public.
The biggest event Saturday probably will be the Eco Fest Criterium, a bicycle race featuring amateur and professional racers on streets in the neighborhood.  Race registration opens at 10 a.m., and the cycling begins with the women’s open category at 11 a.m.   Races will continue throughout the day. The race is sanctioned by United States Cycling and will be held rain or shine.  To register, go to www.Truesport.com or call race director Dave Beaverson at (574) 226-6415. 
Green Weekend 2010

Mystery at The Mansion!! Friday, October 2nd and 9th – Tours start at 5:30

Dillinger’s Dastardly Deeds…Based on the true story of John Dillinger’s robbery of a South Bend bank in 1934, This mystery needs all of your investigative skills to track down a secret accomplice in the heist. Travel back in time to hear accounts from those involved and cast your vote for the person who helped “Public Enemy Number One”. Tickets are limited. Advance tickets are available and strongly recommended to guarantee a place on a tour. The Northern Indiana Center for History. http://www.centerforhistory.org.   Call 574-235-9664, ext. 232 for details. Coming in from out of town? Complete your “mystery” weekend with a stay at The Oliver Inn. Rooms are still available for the weekend of the 9th.

The “Boys” are back in town!

Legendary California rock band and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members The Beach Boys return to South Bend for a great summer evening under the stars at St. Patrick’s County Park on Saturday, August 15th.

The concert will feature a vintage car display near the main entrance to the Robert J. Fischgrund Center for the Performing Arts, including classic Studebaker and Avanti vehicles which were manufactured in South Bend until 1963 and which will be provided by South Bend’s Studebaker Museum. Festive summer foods will be offered for sale, and a fireworks display will follow the concert.  More…