Mini Events Calendar

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Community News

Published on August 18, 2011 with No Comments

Thursday, Aug. 18

State of Portage Schools Address

Portage Township Schools Supt. Michael J. Berta will address Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday at Sycamore Hall in Woodland Park. Agenda starts at noon.Cost is $13 for a Portage Chamber member, $15 for non-member. RSVP to 762-3300 or

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. 19th

Valparaiso F.O.P. Fundraiser

The Valparaiso Fraternal Order Police Lodge 76 has its annual Nelson Chicken Fundraiser, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. in the K-mart parking lot. Barbecued chicken for $7, ribs for $9 and potatoes for $3. For more information regarding the fundraiser, contact Officer Andrew McIntyre at 462-2135

Saturday, Aug. 20th

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.

Marine Corps League Golf Outing

The Dunes Leathernecks Detachment sponsors its 8th annual golf outing Saturday at Duck Creek Golf Course, 636 N. 700 West, Hobart. Cost is $75 a person in four-man scramble format with shotgun start at 8 a.m. All proceeds to Porter County food pantries. For information, call 762-5466 or 771-5444.

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.

Life in the Middle Ages

From 12-4 p.m. at South Haven Library, 403 West 700 North. Learn about life in the Middle Ages as reenactors demonstrate Medieval crafts and combat. This free program will be held at the library. All ages welcome. For more information, call 759-4474 or visit

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

Party in the Park

The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce hosts its sixth annual summer celebration, 5-10 p.m. in Thomas Centennial Park. Admission is $5 per person, children 7 and under are free. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 926-5513 or

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 have 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

Memorial to 9/11

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.

Monday, Sept. 12th

Free Movie at Portage Library

At 2 p.m.,free admittance. Co-sponsored with Porter Health System’s Senior Circle. Pre-registration requested, snacks and beverages will be provided. The movie will be True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfield. For more information, call the library at 763-1508.

Saturday, Sept. 17th

Hobart Arts and Crafts Show

The Hobart Arts League will host an Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the League facility, 3850 Howard St., Hobart. Interested vendors can call Kay Lyons, co-chairman, at 945-5248, for information about booth rental. The rental price is $25 per table, $30 with electricity privileges.


Monday Night Mush Ball

The Portage Township Trustee’s Office is accepting applications for the fall league. This 16” clincher league will be casual, fun, co-ed and free. Rosters must be received by Friday, Sept. 2. For more information please contact Trustee Brendan Clancy, 762-1623 or

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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