July Tip Sheet


As warm days and summer activities are upon us it is important to remember that animals can become overwhelmed with the heat and hustle as well. Make sure to have your pet up to date on all of its vaccines, especially rabies! It is state law and can help you and your pet stay healthy if any accidents occur over the summer months.


Don't hesitate to get in contact with your local Scouts to get your son or daughter enrolled! Scouts is a great way to expose your child to new experiences and possibilities. with a $33 annual fee, it is worth the cost to offer the opportunity to our next generation to do something positive with their time.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes are held for adults on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 at eh New City of South Bend Church. Students pay for books but the classes are free. Call Rachel at (313)923-7164. Ingles como segundo idioma para adultos.


This is the time of year that you want to work hard to protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of the sun. Do you really know what you are supposed to be doing or avoiding? Follow the link and take the American Cancer Society's Sun Cancer Quiz to test your knowledge.

For the Family

June 29, 2018 - July 7, 2018 the St. Joseph County Fair is coming to town! Located at the St. Joseph County Fairgrounds 5117 S Ironwood Dr. South Bend, IN 46614 Admission is $8.00 and daily admission is free before 9am.

Bring the whole family to DAV#19 Firework display on July 7th!  The festivities will be held at 1205 Middleton Run Road. Admission is free. 

Never Forget Tribute and Youth Art Exhibit. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays in July, this is a memorial ceremony and youth art contest to honor the first responders and military men and women who lost their lives during the attacks of September 11th, and the ones who continue to lay their life on the line to protect us every day. 

EnviroFest is coming up on July 13th! this is a great way for the family or for the individual to come out and explore the beautiful Wellfield Botanic Gardens at 1011 N. Main Street in Elkhart. EnviroFest will have live music, topical speakers, "vendors, organizations, and artists showcasing innovative ideas, sustainability initiatives, products, services, art, and more. Don’t miss one of the highlights of EnviroFest – the silent auction and raffle - with a variety of fun and practical items donated by local businesses." Admission is $5.00, 12 and under are free. Those over 21 will have an opportunity to explore the Beer Garden. 

For the Teens

Express yourself by creating your own music! There is a special open lab summer series coming up July 11th, 18th, and 25th. The SJCPL will be using Studio 304's audio production equipment and software. You will have the opportunity to show case your music on August 1st. Reservations are recommended. This even is for ages 14-18.