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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

Ultimate Frisbee

Teams play 7 vs. 7 and can be all male, all female, or co-ed in this round robin tournament. Cost is $50 per team. Register by today, tournament will be Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at Imagination Glen in Portage. For more information, call 762-1675, or visit

Thursday, Sept. 23

“After Hours” Event

See the mystery of furniture restoration revealed behind the scenes inside the Furniture Werks studio, located at 4980 W U.S. Highway 20 halfway between Chesterton and Michigan City. For more information, call 800-367-5676, or visit

Rummage Sale

Portage 1st United Methodist Church, located at 2637 McCool Rd, will hold its annual Fall Rummage Sale today 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and tomorrow 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 762-3846.

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 .


Covered Harvest Bridge Festival, will start today at 6 p.m., and continue Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. For more information, visit

Saturday, Sept. 25


The American Legion in Portage will hold a benefit for Ashley Oatszall (Hall), who has stage-3 Melanoma. Ashley is a 2004 graduate of Portage High School. For more information, call 763-1508 (day), or 841-9146 (evening).


Canine Country Club in Valparaiso will host its annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day open house from 1-4 p.m. This year’s “Woofstock” will be feature a best hippie dog costume contest. For more information, visit, or call 548-3604.

Choral Concert

Three Valparaiso University choirs will perform during a concert at 4 p.m. at the university that will recognize the late Richard Wienhorst. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students and free for Valpo faculty, staff and students. For more information, call 464-5162.

Sunday, Sept. 26


Memorial Opera House of Valparaiso, will hold auditions today and tomorrow at 7 p.m. for the musical “A Wonderful Life.” At least 25 men and women ages 16 and older are wanted. For more information, visit .

Hospice Hustle

The sixth annual Hospice Hustle, a bike ride benefiting the Calumet area Hospice will take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration at 7 a.m. For more information, call 922-2732.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Toddler Time

Registration for Toddler Time at the Valparaiso Public Library, a seven week program that runs through Nov. 18, is open for Thursdays at 9:30-11 a.m. Cost is $3. Book, songs and crafts are included with each week’s theme. For more information or to register, call 462-0524.

Friday, Oct. 1

Free Movie

Area residents are invited to attend a free showing of “Planet 51” at MLK Park, located at Columbia Avenue and Highland Street in Hammond, from 7-10 p.m. For more information, call 853-6378.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Unity in Diversity Vigil

Hands Around the Square, an event celebrating our differences and demonstrating our unity, will take place at the Porter County courthouse square at 6 p.m. Come show support for peace and unity in our city. For more information, call 462-1161.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Car Show

Valpo Car Show and Swap Meet will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Porter County Expo and Fairgrounds in Valparaiso. Cost is $5. Shows are free for car and driver. For more information, contact Mario at 464-9918.

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