07/20/12 This Saturday, shoppers can learn about the importance of bees in a honey presentation by Danny Slabaugh and Steve Neff, possibly extracting honey if the bees cooperate.

Mayor Mark Senter will be hosting his 2nd Annual Blood Drive.from 8 until noon. The South Bend Medical Foundation is donating a brand new 2012 Ford Focus. All donors prior to August 25 will be entered to win the car or $10,000 cash. All donors will receive a $10 gas card for their blood donation at the Market. Walk-ups are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged. Contact Laura Mann at the Mayor’s office (936-6717) to schedule an appointment. Participants must bring a photo ID, eat a healthy meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating. Full details of the Ford Focus car giveaway can be found at www.givebloodnow.com.

The Plymouth Farmers’ Market is held Saturdays from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the newly-named River Park Square at Garro and River, east of Michigan. Each weekend features entertainment and exhibits. The last day for the Market is Oct. 13, the second Saturday of the month.

Applications for vendors and not-for-profits are available on the website at www.plymouthfarmersmarket.com or by contacting Tom Keb, Market Manager, 10499 Tyler Road, Bremen, IN 46506 (574-217-5776). Booth space for vendors remains at $10 per week per booth. Not-for-profit booths are free but limited to once a month.