The Mendel Center's Response to COVID-19

Updated May 5, 2020

In light of the coronavirus developments in the state of Michigan, Lake Michigan College is implementing various campus closings, and cancellations or modifications to public events. Effective immediately, any events scheduled through July 27 will be canceled or rescheduled.  Starting on March 20, all Lake Michigan College campuses will be closed to the public.  The Mendel Center Box Office is still reachable by phone at 269-927-8700, option 1, or email at, Monday - Thursday 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
The Mendel Center staff is working to reschedule events affected by these decisions. If you have tickets for an event during this time period, we will be in touch with you as we have more information. There is nothing you need to do at this time.
The coronavirus outbreak is rapidly evolving and information and decisions are subject to change at any time. We will continue to follow recommended guidelines by our public health authorities and publish regular updates here.
Please know that Mendel Center team members are, as always, committed to ensuring your Mendel Center experience is highly memorable for all of the right reasons.
We look forward to seeing you at The Mendel Center very soon.
Click here to see the official COVID-19 response information from Lake Michigan College.

Canceled/Postponed Events

  • Blossomtime Pageants Sunday March 15, and Monday March 16Postponed


  • The Southwestern Michigan Economic Club Speakers Presentation of The Honorable Malcolm Turnbull - Wednesday March 18Postponed


  • United Way - Thursday, March 19, Canceled for 2020

  • ESports Championship - Thursday, March 26Postponed

  • Pajama Game - Friday, March 27, Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29Postponed

  • Berrien County Youth Fair Dinner - Saturday, March 28, Postponed

  • Fandom Fest - Saturday, April 4Canceled for 2020

  • Aureum - Saturday, April 4, Rescheduled to May 7, 2021


  • The Southwestern Michigan Economic Club Speakers Presentation of Brian Skerry - Wednesday, April 8,   Rescheduled to October 28, 2020


  • City of Benton Harbor - Thursday, April 16, Canceled

  • STOMP - Saturday, April 18, Rescheduled to April 15, 2021

  • Blossomtime Coronation Ball - Saturday, April 18, Postponed

  • PTK Banquet - Tuesday, April 21, Canceled for 2020

  • Forgotten Man Ministries - Thursday, April 23, Canceled for 2020

  • Lake Michigan College Honors Convocation - Friday, April 24, Postponed

  • Laughter, Mischief, Comedy at LMC - Friday, April 24, Postponed

  • Citadel Gala - Saturday, April 25, Cancelled for 2020

  • Southshore Concert Band - Sunday, April 26 - Rescheduled to October 11, 2020

  • Blossomtime Queen's Dinner - Monday, April 27, Postponed

  • Blossomtime Mayor's Banquet - Tuesday, April 28, Postponed

  • Lake Michigan College Commencement - Sunday, May 3, Postponed

  • Berrien RESA CTE Awards Ceremony - Tuesday, May 5, Canceled for 2020

  • Area Agency on Aging Senior Expo - Thursday, May 7, Postponed

  • Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Day 2020 - Friday, May 7, Postponed

  • The Motortown All-Stars - Friday, May 15th, Rescheduled to Sunday October 25th

  • Berrien County Right to Life 2020 Focus on Life Annual Benefit Dinner - Tuesday, May 12th, Rescheduled to October 27th, 2020

  • Herbalife - Saturday May 16th, Canceled

  • Bids for Barks 2.0 - Saturday May 16th, Postponed

  • The Southwestern Michigan Economic Club Speakers Series Presentation of Henry Winkler - Tuesday May 19th, Rescheduled to April 20, 2021

  • Cornell Burton, Jr. Lessons & Legacy Live Recording - May 23rd - May 23rd, Postponed

  • Colin & Brad Scared Scriptless - Thursday May 28th,  Rescheduled to January 24, 2021 4pm

  • One Night Affair - May 30th, Postponed

  • Athlete of the Year - June 10th, Virtual Event on June 18th at 6pm.  Check with Midwest Family Broadcasting for location of stream.