Mini Events

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Uncategorized

Published on August 18, 2011 with No Comments

Wednesday, Aug. 10th

Health Screening

At Kouts Library, 101 East Daumer Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. County Health Department will administer vaccines to the community by appointment only. To set up an appointment call the Porter County Health Department, 465-3525.

Beginner’s Oil Painting

At the Hebron Library, 201 West Sigler Street, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Paint a light house scene in two evenings. Cost is $55, which includes instruction & all painting supplies. No experience required.

Pre-registration & pre-payment is required. Open to ages 10 and older. For more information, call 996-3684

Thursday, Aug. 11th

Book Discussion

Adult event at Hebron library, 201 West Sigler Street, 1:30-2:30 p.m. “Home Safe” is up for discussion. For more information, call 996-3684

Friday, Aug. 12th

Back to the Feature

Free movie, 6:30 p.m., at the Kouts Library, 101 East Daumer Road, classic movie from the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s. Participants 12 and under must be supervised by an adult. Snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. For more information,  call 766-2271

Saturday, Aug. 13th

Each Life Precious Walkathon

By Vinod Nagubadi Corp. For Child Development Services, starts 9 a.m. Butterfield Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park, Valparaiso. Focus of group is raise funds for, create programming for causes focuses on children and animals. Special focus is culture and cultural diversity of multicultural environments.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Children’s event at the South Haven Library, 403 W. 700 North, 10:30-11 a.m. Combines stories, music, movements and rhymes to help children get ready to read. Free, drop-in program for children through age 2 and their parents or caregivers. For more information, call 759-4474.

Valpo Junior Triathlon

Swim-Bike-Run for fitness and fun; children ages 6-14. For more information, call 462-5144 or visit

Hazardous Waste Collection

Portage High School, 6450 U.S. 6.  For household hazardous waste only. Please don’t bring appliances, electronics or tires. Sponsored by Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County. For more information, call 465-3694 or visit

Gift of Life

Additional American Red Cross blood drive, 3- 5:30 p.m. at Family Video, 2502 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. Donate and be entered into a region-wide drawing to win free gas for a year ($3,000 gift card). For more information, call 756-5370 or visit

Tuesday, Aug. 16th

Book Discussion

At the Hobart Public Library, 10:30 a.m. adult program; “The Help” is up for discussion. For more information, call 942-2243.

Thursday, Aug. 18

The Stroke Stops Here

Porter Health System presents free presentation at 6 p.m. Neurologist and Stroke Specialist Virgil DiBiase, MD, is featured speaker at Porter’s Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.

Stamp Camp

At the Hobart Public Library, 6:30 p.m. adult program. Crafters and scrapbookers join in making paper craft cards; $5 fee, due at time of class, covers the cost of supplies. Please bring a pair of scissors. Pre-register. For more information, call 942-2243.

Friday, Aug. 19, Saturday, Aug. 20

Green Days Recycling

The city of Valparaiso and Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District sponsor a “Green Days” recycling event from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 19 and from 8 a.m. until noon at Butterfield Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park. Discarded electronics and plastic shopping bags among items to be accepted.

Tall Grass Prairie Guided Hike

At Oak Ridge Prairie, 9 a.m., 10 to adult, Individual sign ups only, reservations required: 844-3188.

Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended.  Meet in the parking lot by the kiosk.

Oak Ridge Prairie County Park is located at 301 South Colfax St. in Griffith.

Saturday, Aug. 20th

Hobart Jaycees’ Third annual Poker Walk during Lakefront Festival. Worst hand wins. Registration begins 4 p.m. in front of Lakefront beer garden. First person out 5 p.m. For more information, call Tracie at 614-6672 or visit www.

Sunday, Aug. 21st

Glenn Miller Band

Most sought-after concert and swing-dance orchestra in world for one show at Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave., 2 p.m. Admission charged. For more information, call 938-9001 or e-mail

Wednesday, Aug. 24th

Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Tickets go on sale at Deep River Waterpark. Admission is $8 a person, limit of 15 tickets. Tickets for assigned times, dates, weekends Sept. 16-17 and Sept. 23-24, 10 performances each day. For more information, visit, e-mail or call 769-PARK.

Friday, Aug. 26th

Hear What You’re Missing

Village Park Enrichment Center at Banta will host a workshop, “You Should Hear What You’re Missing,” with audiologist Diana Somers at 11 a.m. Free workshop funded by Northwest Indiana Community Action. Box lunch will be provided. Reservations required.  For more information call 462-1301.

Saturday, Aug. 27th

Geocaching Event at Stoney Run

Meet at shelter No. 2 at 1 p.m. Event is free, but park gate entrance fee is charged. Meet at Shelter 2; pre-registration required. Call 219-769-PARK to sign up. Visit to get the basics. For more information, visit or e-mail

Rummage Sale at Salem United Methodist Church

The church will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 756 W. 350 South in Porter Twp. Old, new, treasures and keepsakes. Donaqted items will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward supportion church missions. For me information, call 988-4700.

Tuesday, Sept. 6th

A Parisian Escape

At the Hobart Public Library, 2 p.m. adult program, “Travel The World to Paris.”  Highlights include Bastille square, the Picasso Museum, Pantheon and Notre Dame. For more information, call 942-2243.

Sunday, Sept. 11th

The Hobart Jaycees and Hobart Jaycees Foundation will sponsor a memorial twilight parade at dusk to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The route will be lit by candlelight and First Responder lights. For more information, contact Christina Meadows at 945-0909.


Westchester Is Rolling

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. Westchester Bowling Center in Chesterton has set specific times and days for this event. For more information, call 926-2523.

Bonner Bingo

The Bonner Senior Center sponsors a fund-raising bingo session on the first Sunday of every month at the center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage. Early bird play starts at noon, regular play, an hour later. For more information, call 762-1522 or 762-3591. Participants must be 18 years old.

Singles Dances

New Horizons dances, every Tuesday evening, 8-11 p.m., Hobart Elks, 3560 61st Ave., Hobart, complimentary dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., D.J. Linda Stottlemire, admission $5, for information, call 942-1152.


The Valparaiso Toastmasters Chapter, an organization dedicated to helping people develop their public speaking and leadership skills, meets the first and third Wednesdays of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Valparaiso Public Library. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 548-9545.

American Legion Post 94

At the corner of Washington and Monroe streets in Valparaiso, offers lunch, every Monday-Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the world-famous tacos on Tuesday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Bingo every Friday, early bird at 6:30 p.m., regular games at 7 p.m. For more information, call 462-4452.

Healthcare Resources

Representatives from Healthcare Advocacy Group, Inc. are available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Free resources, prescription assistance, education and help with denied claims and health care issues are available. For more information, call 942-9727.





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