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

Ribbon Cutting for the Art and Earth Trail Today!

Check out the new Northern Indiana  Art & Earth Trail Local Northern Indiana Artisans in 7 counties are working together to showcase what Northern Indiana has to offer!

Get set for a journey of discovery in Northern Indiana that will take you to places that you might otherwise overlook. Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse heritage of artisans, crafters, and farmers and the new Art and Earth trail allows us to share these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures with you.

The seven Loops of the trail sweep from Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes to areas known for sparkling inland lakes, past the Golden Dome of Notre Dame and onto roads where horse-drawn Amish buggies seem to outnumber cars.

South Bend is in the center of all the excitement! Come and see all the awesome treasures here in Northern Indiana!