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Guy Fricano’s Swing Jazz Band in Oakwood Hall

Through collaboration between Portage Parks & Recreation, Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Live Entertainment, a 16-concert series of Summer Music in the Park will be presented each Tuesday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through September 16 at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road in Portage.

All concerts will be held indoors at either the Sycamore Hall or Oakwood Grand Hall.  Concerts are free and open to the public.  Music ranges from 40s & 50s to rock & roll, swing, blues, contemporary and a Jimmy Buffet tribute, all featuring local talent.

The concerts are made possible by donations from The John W. Anderson Foundation and the Portage business community as well as citizen benefactors.   For more information, call Terry Hardin at 219-762-5025.

June 10:  AcoustiCats (Oakwood) Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock

June 17:  Wolffgang (Sycamore) Girls Choral Group – favorite tunes

June 24:  Guy Fricano (Oakwood) Swing Band

July 1:  Oscar & The Majestics (Oakwood)  60s 70s 80s and more

July 8:  Larry Spurlock Little Big Band (Oakwood) Big Band music

July 15:  Hobart Area Concert Band (Oakwood) 60-piece band, music for all ages

July 22:  Relics (Oakwood) Classic 60s and 70s rock

July 29:  Rum Boogie Band (Oakwood) Blues

Aug. 5:  Dave Hutchins    (Oakwood) 50s to contemporary

Aug. 12:  Meet the Beetles (Oakwood) Beatles Tribute

Aug. 19:  Island 49 (Oakwood) Jimmy Buffett Tribute

Aug. 26:  Monterrey (Oakwood) Music and Song Past and Present

Sept. 2: New Element (Oakwood) Celtic/Irish folk/rock/bluegrass

Sept. 9:  Harley Hehr (Oakwood) Music, comedy and impressions

Sept. 16:  Joe Moreno Variety Show (Oakwood) Blues Brothers, Neil Diamond, Frank Sinatra & Elvis

Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together of Hobart/Lake Station is now accepting homeowner referral applications.

The group offers a one-day program in which volunteers repair the homes of residents who are unable to do the work themselves due to low income and/or disabilities.

There is no charge to the homeowner for labor or materials.  Volunteers work for eight hours and may not be able to complete all requested repairs

To qualify, the resident must reside within Hobart or Lake Station city limits, own and occupy the home, have homeowner’s insurance and meet income requirements. No mobile homes will be considered.

Homes that meet these requirements will be inspected by a team from Rebuilding Together to further determine if they qualify.  Application deadline is July 1.

For more information, call the Hobart Chamber of Commerce at 219-942-5774, email or visit www.rebuildingtogetherhobart-lakestation.com

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Children ages 2 through grade 5 are invited to Neighbors of the World, Westchester Public Library’s 2014 summer reading program for children.

The program, which runs June 15 through July 26, takes place at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton, and Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter.

When each child registers, he or she will receive a reading record passport.  Record the books read and turn in the ticket stub for that week for a chance at the weekly drawing.

Registration will begin at the program’s kick-off party on June 8 at the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton at 3 p.m. and will feature Mystic Drumz.

For more information, call the children’s department at Thomas Library, 219-926-7696 or Hageman Library, 219-926-9080.  A calendar of events is available at either library.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W. 100 North in Valparaiso, is celebrating ecofriendly living through June 30.

Go Green Fest is an educational festival about making a positive impact on the environment by making healthy life choices. This family-friendly event, made possible by ArcelorMittal, includes workshops, hikes, “green” exhibits and a benefit concert by American English.

•Night Hike – June 5, 12 and 19. Hike through the arboretum to learn what comes alive at night.

•Butterfly and Insect Hike – June 7. Learn about butterflies and insects, including visiting Taltree’s Monarch Butterfly Waystation.

•Table Top Gardening – June 7 and 14. Kids create their own take-home vegetable garden.

•Green Cleaning – June 14. Discover tips and tools for cleaning with natural products and ingredients.

•Composting At Home – June 21. Learn different ways to compost with worms and flies.

The American English concert is on Friday, June 27. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $20 for members. This concert is the first of six benefit concerts to support Taltree’s conservation and education efforts.

Classes are free with gate admission for non-members and members. Night hike non-member price is $7 for adults (13 and over), $5 for seniors (55+) and children (12 and under). Night hike member price is $6 for adults (13 and older), $4 for seniors (55+) and children (12 and over).  All Go Green activities, including the concert, are free for ArcelorMittal employees with a valid ID.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Taltree.org or call 219-462-0025. Kearsarge high has been experimenting with some performance-based assessments while trying to http://pro-essay-writer.com meet the new england association of schools and colleges standards

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