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Thursday, Sept. 16
Who’s Who Big Schmooze
Avalon Manor in Merrillville will host the year’s biggest night for networking from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $95 a ticket, all proceeds benefit United Way of Lake and Porter counties. For more information, call 226-0300, or visit

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Actors from the London Stage will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” today and Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Valparaiso Center for the Arts. For more information, call 464-6939, or visit

Strike Busters Bowling
A six-week session of non-competitive afternoon bowling for children ages 4-12 will be held at Camelot Lanes in Portage from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Bumper pads available. Cost is $35 for Portage residents, $40 for non-residents. For more information, call 762-1675.

Friday, Sept. 17
Family Movie Event
A free family movie event will be held at Hessville Park, located on Kennedy Avenue and 173rd street in Hammond, from 7-10 p.m. Bring lawn chair and bug spray. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more information, call 853-6378.

Medicare workshop
Northwest Indiana Community Action will host a free lunchtime workshop entitled “Medicare: What’s New, What’s Out” at the Village Park Enrichment Center at Banta in Valparaiso at 11 a.m. RSVP required. For more information, call 462-1301.

Saturday, Sept. 18
National Gymnastics Day
Horizon Gymnastics Center in Valparaiso will honor National Gymnastics Day by offering free trial lessons 2-3 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. for new students ages 3-12. For more information, call 477-6542, or visit

Parliamentary Seminar
The “Making the Most of Your Meeting Using Robert’s Rules of Order” event will be held at Best Western Hotel in LaPorte with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $35, includes lunch and afternoon session. For more information, call 362-4585.

Cops for a Cure
A 5K run/walk race benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation in support of Officer Flora Akers-Ryan will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Portage Township YMCA. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 762-9622.

Sunday, Sept. 19
Ride for Paws
Poker run and benefit for the Porter County Animal Shelter will be held 2-9 p.m. at Leroy’s Hot Stuff in Porter. Motorcycle run at 11 a.m. Raffles, door prizes, vendors and adoptable animals. For more information, call 465-3550.

Pace for Paws
Pace for Paws will host the Yappy Hour fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. at Zao Island in Valparaiso. Pets are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Porter Animal Shelter and Moraine Animal Rehab Center in Valparaiso. For more information, call 464-2121.

Monday, Sept. 20
The Portage YMCA is holding an adult doubles racquetball league. Matches played weekly. Must be at least 18 years of age. Cost is $20 for members and non-members. For more information, call 762-9622, or visit

Tuesday, Sept. 21
Digital Photography Workshop
Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City will offer a digital photography workshop 2-4 p.m. today through Nov. 2 for new and experienced photographers. No special equipment required. For more information, call 874-4900, or visit

Wednesday, Sept. 22
Writing Short-Short Stories
Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City will offer a writing workshop 7-9 p.m. today through Oct. 27. Participants will write, workshop, and rewrite 3-4 stories. For more information, call 874-4900, or visit

Friday, Sept. 24
NWI Symphony Orchestra
The groups opening concert “Love & Heartbreak…Duets” featuring Angela Mannino and John Sumners will begin at 8 p.m. at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Gala starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 836-0525, ext. 203, or visit

Saturday, Sept. 25
All-U-Can-Eat Country Breakfast
Salem United Methodist Church of Porter Township will sponsor a breakfast from 7-11 a.m. at Salem Fellowship Hall, 756 West 350 South across from the church. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and children under 4 are free. For more information, call 988-4700.

Antique Car Show
Bonner Senior Center in Portage will host an antique car show featuring the Winamac Car Club, a bake sale and a rummage sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chicken dinners available for $5. For more information, call 762-1522.

Join 800 other volunteers packing over 45,000 runner bags for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Opportunity Enterprises, 2801 Evans Ave. in Valparaiso. For more information, call 464-9621 ext. 283.

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