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3rd Annual "Livin' It Up Music Festival" to Benefit Porter County Special Olympics

Livin-It-Up-2013Livin' It Up! Sunset Hill Farm County Park (Route 6 and Meridian Rd., Valparaiso) will be rockin' and rollin' with a live music extravaganza and entertainment for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2013. An awesome fireworks display put on by Badaboom Fireworks, Methodist Hospitals, American Chemical Technologies, and Dr. Tom Galouzis will culminate a perfect day.

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Hobart Water Awareness Festival

state-flag-indianaInterested in paddling one of the most spectacular rivers in Northwest Indiana? The Hobart Water Awareness Festival offers a free day of family fun, games and activities, and a great time exploring beautiful Deep River. The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association is sponsoring the first Deep River Family Paddling Event, part of the festival. The event will take place at Festival Park on June 22, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The event will dedicate the opening of Deep River as one of Northwest Indiana’s network of outstanding water trails.

The paddle will begin at the Rugby Field across from Festival Park and end at Riverview Park in Lake Station, 3.5 miles downstream. The paddling tour is designed to be an optimal distance for new paddlers, families, as well as seasoned canoeists and kayakers. Participants will have the opportunity to witness one of the best birding areas on Northwest Indiana; home to a wide range of water fowl, herons, raptors, songbirds, and shorebirds.

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Portage Chambers Hosts Annual Chill ‘N Grill

Greater-Portage-Chamber-of-Commerce-Grill-N-Chill-5The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce hosted their Chill N’ Grill at their office on Eleanor Street in Portage on Friday. The annual event gives Chamber members a chance to meet and even network with fellow Chamber members.

According to the Chamber’s Executive Director and the Chill ‘N Grill’s skilled grillmaster Terry Hufford, “The goal of this event, and the goal of all of our activities is to give the community and our Chamber members a chance to meet new people and understand the local businesses.”

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Lakeshore PAWS Pets Take Part in Cruise-In Night June 21

Lakeshore-Paws-Harley-Aug-3Meet some of Lakeshore PAWS adoptable pets during Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso’s Southpoint Cruise-In Night on Friday, June 21.

Lakeshore PAWS dogs and cats will be available for adoption from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso, 1151 Morthland Dr, Valparaiso. The free cruise-in night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. and also will feature fun for all ages with live music, bikes, hot rods, food by Suzie’s Café, and a beer garden by Leroy’s.

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Portage Township SummerFest Improves Parks Through Community Fun

Portage-SummerFest-2013-7The first day of the second annual Portage Township SummerFest went smoothly thanks to the efforts of the enthusiastic staff, wonderful sponsors and devoted SummerFest Committee members. The community is invited to celebrate the coming summer Friday from 5-11 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There is a $5 entrance fee, but free admission is provided until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“We put on this SummerFest for the community. It helps improve the parks, it brings vibrancy to the community and it brings a sense of togetherness. I don’t think there is a good enough description for our staff. They are very unbelievable; they go above and beyond to better assist families in everything they do,”Portage Township Trustee Brendan Clancy said.

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Wine & Cheese at Mainsteet Shoppes

duneland-chamberMainstreet Shoppes to host a Duneland Chamber of Commerce After Hours Club gathering at its location in the heart of historic downtown Chesterton on Wednesday, June 12, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Mainstreet Shoppes is partnering with the Duneland Chamber of Commerce to host an After Hours Club event from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm this Wednesday, June 12. Both Chamber members and the general public are invited to visit 119 S. Calumet for wine, beer and cheese sampling, as well as networking and shopping within the upscale boutiques located inside Mainstreet Shoppes.

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Vietnam Veterans Of America Fund Raising Dance

vva-dance-2013Vietnam Veterans Of America Chapter 905 of Porter County are hosting a fund raising dance on June 15,2013 from 6 P.M. to Midnight at Woodland Park's Oakwood Hall.

For $20.00, you can get a ticket for the dance where there will be Door prizes, Silent Auctions, as well as a raffle, and Elvis. Music will be from the Vietnam era, and the name of the function is, "Dancing from the Delta to the DMZ".

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