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First Fridays

Repeats every month on March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December on the first Friday until Sun Dec 31 2017 .
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 17:00
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 17:00

Downtown South Bend First Fridays
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Every First Friday of the month
Explore downtown South Bend for one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques, art galleries, studios, museums, salons, clubs, cafes, restaurants and more. Each month DTSB will host movies, live music and other entertainment. The downtown South Bend businesses open their doors to host entertaining events such as:
Live musical performances.
Special one night promotions/coupons/sales.
Demonstrations/classes (yoga, cooking, art etc.)


Friday, March 3, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, March 12, 2017 (All day)

03/03/2017 - 03/12/2017
All Day
South Bend Civic Theatre
403 N. Main St.
South Bend


Child-$15  Adult-$22 Student Rush-$10

Public Performances
(L-Cast A "London Cast" / NY-Cast B "New York Cast")
Mar. 3 7:30 PM (Fri)-L
Mar. 4 2:00 PM (Sat)-L
Mar. 4 7:30 PM (Sat)-L
Mar. 5 2:00 PM (Sun)-L
Mar. 10 7:30 PM (Fri)-NY
Mar. 11 2:00 PM (Sat)-NY
Mar. 11 7:30 PM (Sat)-NY
Mar. 12 2:00 PM (Sun)-NY

Harlem Globetrotters

Saturday, January 21, 2017 (All day)

Purcell Pavilion
January 21, 2017 7:00 PM
South Bend, INUnited States
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).

Tips for Upgrading your House

Ask yourself what prospective buyers might be searching for in a home. Not sure? The Inspired team would love to help you, and can schedule an appointment, at no charge, to visit and make suggestions for improvements which will help long term.

Below are 10 tips for the best upgrades to increase home value.

How to Buy a Home with Student Debt

What is Debt to Income Ratio (DTI) ?

DTI is what lenders look at to determine if you qualify for a mortgage and how much you can pay. It is your monthly income vs monthly payment to creditors. Student loans are one of the debts lenders will take into consideration.

For most lenders, 40 percent DTI is on the higher end of the scale and could exclude you from securing a mortgage. Ideally, you want to shoot for a number below 36 percent before applying – 43 percent is the maximum typically allowed.

Here are some ways to improve this ratio:

Valentine's Day Sweet Ski

Sunday, February 12, 2017 (All day)

Enjoy a beautiful morning cross-country skiing the trails of St. Patrick's County Park. While out on the trails stop by the Manion Cabin for a sweet treat and cocoa between 11 am & 1 pm. Fee includes ski rental, trail fee, hot cocoa and a sweet treat. Registration and payment are required by Wednesday, February 8, 2017.



St Patrick's County Park at 10:30 am

13th Annual Magical Ice Fest

Thursday, February 2, 2017 (All day) to Friday, February 3, 2017 (All day)

Join us in downtown St. Joseph February 3-5 for our 13th Annual Ice Carving Festival! We've got frosty fun planned all weekend long, book your stay today stjoetoday.com/sleep.

Certified Ice Competitions - All Weekend

Fire & Ice Tower Display - Friday evening

Fire and Ice Party at Shadowland - Friday Night

5th Annual ICE WARS! - Saturday

Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24, 2016 (All day)

Come join us on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24th for our 2nd annual race which promises to be the premier fall running event for South Bend. Hosted by A Positive Approach to Teen Health. The 5K and 1 mile fun run/walk will start at the Career Academy of South Bend at 8:00 am EST. Early bird prices are $25.

Your registration fee will help us in our mission to equip, empower and encourage teens to make healthy choices through life skills, relationships and character building education.


Downtown for the Holidays

Friday, December 2, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, December 24, 2016 (All day)

The main event: Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa's Arrival
Join us at Jon Hunt Plaza at 5:30 p.m. for live music, mingling with the elves, special treats, and SANTA'S ARRIVAL! After the lighting of the tree Santa will leave the parade to the Gridiron where you can view the fireworks. Following the parade visit with Santa and play in his workshop. (Details about Santa's Workshop is below.)

Date: Friday Dec. 2nd, 5:30-6:30pm
Location: Begins at Jon Hunt Plaza, ends at former College Football Hall of Fame Gridiron with Fireworks.

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