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Kalamazoo Concert Band will perform as part of Water Festival

Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers has announced a concert it is helping sponsor at the end of the week. The Kalamazoo Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday behind the old hospital. The event is a part of the Three Rivers Water Festival, a three-day event that begins Thursday. The concert is free and prospective guests are invited to …

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Library seeks reading program supporters

Three Rivers Public Library is appealing to individuals and business for support of its annual summer reading program. Young adult librarian Elizabeth Rasberry and children’s librarian Caryn Wilson said this year’s theme is “On your mark, get set, read!” Donations made to the program allow Rasberry and Wilson to purchase materials needed toward its success. Items they wish to secure …

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German band begins rehearsals

The Three Rivers German Band will start rehearsals April 4 for the coming summer season. Rehearsals take place 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at Light and Life Wesleyan Church, 15765 Hoffman Road, Three Rivers. The band plays up to nine concerts each summer and several new songs have been added to its repertoire for this year, including “The Happy Trombone …

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Library offering literacy packages to newborns

The Three Rivers Public Library Earlier this month launched a program called “Born to Read in Three Rivers.” Babies born at Three Rivers Health will receive a sturdy board book, growth chart and informative materials on the importance of talking, singing, reading, writing and playing for the development of a child’s early literacy skills. Caryn Wilson, the library’s children’s librarian, said …

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Library garden cleanup volunteers needed

Three Rivers Public Library is looking for volunteers to participate in Saturday’s Garden Cleanup Day. Work will take place 2 to 4 p.m., and prospective participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves and garden tools. Event organizers said there are number of small jobs to tackle and the experience of a “green thumb” is not necessary to participate.

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Book discussion at Riviera Theatre

St. Joseph County’s public libraries are staging their annual “One Book, One County” event tonight in Three Rivers. Author “Jackson” Kaguri will be present as he discusses his book, “A School For My Village,” starting at 7 o’clock at the Riviera Theatre. Kaguri’s book discusses his role in helping build schools for AIDS orphans in his home country of Uganda. …

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