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AREA BRIEFS 6-18-14

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Benefit concert for drive-ins

Singer Jimmy Buffett, whose hit songs like “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” inspire his legion of “Parrothead” fans, is doing a concert that will be broadcast at and raise money for drive-in movie theaters across the nation, including the 49er Drive-In Theatre in Valparaiso. “buy cheap online without prescription” fluoxetine is used to treat depression, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder, a certain 

Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band will perform at Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth Texas on the evening of June 19, and the concert will be broadcast live at drive-ins nationwide, like the 49er.

The owners of the 49er are bringing a band to the 49er to be the opening act before Buffett’s concert is shown on the big screen. They will also have food and alcohol sales at the adults-only event.

The gates open at the 49er, located at 675 N. Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso, at 4 p.m. on June 19. The live band will play from 5 to 7:30 p.m., followed by the Jimmy Buffett concert. All vehicles must be in place by 7 p.m. so the concert is not interrupted.

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Bikin’ & Eggs Family Bike Ride

Take a leisure ride via pathway from Valparaiso Foundation Meadows Park to Rogers-Lakewood Park and back at the new Bikin’ & Eggs Family Bike Ride event on Saturday, June 21.

Fun, family-friendly, three-mile morning bike ride includes a light breakfast at the end along with a bike rodeo, inflatables, face painting and more.

The ride is at 9 a.m. with check in starting at 8:30 a.m. All ages and abilities are welcome.  Helmets are required for all participants.  Cost is $15 per family (includes up to three people); $8 for each additional family member.  Ages 3 and under ride free.

For more information or to register, visit the Valpo Parks Office, 3210 N. Campbell St., call 219-462-5144 or visit .

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Taltree Arboretum, 450 W. 100 North in Valparaiso, will hold weekly summer day camps.

Wacky Water Week is June 23-27, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and includes learning about water ecosystems, creating wetland-themed art, local aquarium, field trip, water games and more.

Cost is $175 per child. Multiple child discount available. Must register by Friday, June 20.  For more information or to register online, visit or call 219-462-0025.

Octave Grill picked best burger in Porter County

Burger Wars, a month-long competition to pick the best burger in Porter County, recently ended with Octave Grill in Chesterton winning and the Franklin House in Valparaiso being chosen runner up.

Octave Grill and Franklin House both move on to the Northern Indiana Burger Wars.  People can vote in the regional competition by visiting now to June 23.

The winner of each pairing will advance to a round of four on June 23, with the final round of two kicking off on June 30. The winning restaurant will be announced July 7. For more information, call 219-929-2255.

Celebrate summer with Picnic En Blanc

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, 450 W. 100 North in Valparaiso, is celebrating summer with Picnic En Blanc on Saturday, June 28.

Guests are required to dress from head-to-toe in white and will be treated to an evening of surprises, tours, raffles, dancing and more. Tables and chairs will be provided. Pre-dinner activities begin at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

Guests should bring a white-themed picnic dinner with all the essentials to make an extravagant picnic display. Attendees can also pre-order dinner. The pre-order dinner option includes choice of sandwich with gourmet side salads, homemade dessert and drink.

Event tickets are $35 per person and pre-order dinner tickets are $55. Table for eight ticket purchase is available for both options, offering a $40 savings. Pre-order dinner tickets should be purchased no later than Thursday, June 19. General event tickets are available until Thursday, June 26.

The event is sponsored by Ricci’s Landscape Management, Inc.  Proceeds from the event go to support Taltree’s conservation and education efforts.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 219-462-0025.

Photography Club Exhibit at Deep River

Members of the Lake County Parks Photo Club will have more than 40 photographs on display at Wood’s Historic Grist Mill, located in Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway in Hobart during the month of June.

The exhibit includes the works of Victor Grimes of Gary, Sandor Voo of Wheeler, Jim Rettker of Crown Point, Beverly and Tom Zmigrocki of Griffith, Victoria Jostes of Hobart, Dennis Gray of Highland, Roger Wills of Merrillville, and James Conrad of Valparaiso. Some photos are offered for sale.

The mill is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. There is no fee.  For more information, call 219-769-PARK or visit dapoxetine 60 mg reviews dapoxetine online uk

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Registration is available online for the Saturday, July 12 sprint length Valpo triathlon.  The event begins and ends at Rogers-Lakewood Park.

Price is $60 for USAT members, $72 for all others.  Team price is $120 plus $12 per non-USAT member on the team.  Registration is available through July 6.

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Fall master recycler class

The Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County invites Porter County residents and those who work in the county to participate in the fall Master Recycler Program.

The program is scheduled Thursdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Porter County Government Administration Center, 155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso.  The course will feature guest speakers and optional field trips that will help students gain environmental knowledge beyond the blue bin.

Class size is limited to 30.  A fee of $30 will help cover the cost of course materials and is due upon acceptance into the program.  Participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer time to educate and inspire others in their community to reduce waste in the home and at work.

The online application is available on the district’s website, . For more information, visit www.ItMeansTheWorld.org or call 219-465-3819.

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