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Trick or Treat in Downtown Chesterton

Chesterton-Trick-or-Treat-2013Bring your costumed kiddos for trick-or-treating in downtown Chesterton! From 4pm - 6pm on Friday, October 25, look for orange event flyers in the windows of participating businesses along Indian Boundary, Calumet and Broadway.

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2013 South Haven Hollow Fest Brings Family Fun

HavenHallow-fall-fest-1While some families stayed warm and cozy in their houses on October 18, others enjoyed their evening by spending it at the Haven Hollow Fest in South Haven.

The Haven Hollow Fest is a new event this year at Haven Hollow Park, where children twelve and under could enjoy many outdoor fall-related activities for no cost at all.

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Portage High Schools 4th Annual Scream Theatre Haunted Stage

Friendly-GhostThe Portage High School Thespians Drama Club is presenting their 4th annual Scream Theatre Haunted Stage. It’s an evening of Scares & Terrors, as you roam through our Haunted Theatre! Admission is only $4

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Free Christian Concert and Chili Cook-off

Don-WhartonEveryone is invited to St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Avenue in Portage, for a FREE Chili Cook-Off and Concert by Don Wharton on Saturday, October 26, beginning at 5 p.m.

The evening will begin with the cook-off in which cooks from St. Peter and neighboring churches will present their best chili recipes for sampling.

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South Haven Fire Department Hosts First Annual Homecoming Dance for Teens

South-Haven-Homecoming-2013-1Teens ages 13 to 17 got out their dresses and tuxes because the South Haven Fire Department held a homecoming dance. This was the first time they had held an event like this before.

We decided to have a dance for teens because we always have events for adults and younger children, but not a lot for the older kids, so we decided to do something for them,” South Haven Firefighter Ricky Medellin said.

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Community Kids Treated at the Portage YMCA

Trick-or-Treat-2013-1Goblins and fairies and superheroes, oh my! Kids in all sorts of costumes came out to the Portage Township YMCA on October 11, 2013, for a Trick or Treat Trail Walk! The YMCA staff strung up the cobwebs, dimmed the lights, and opened the doors to the community, offering kids the opportunity to “trick-or-treat” from local businesses set up along the path.

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Tickets Available for Spay-Neuter Fundraiser

Spay-ghetti-dinner-2012-105The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry will host its second annual SPAY-GHETTI DINNER from 4 to 9 pm Sunday, November 3 in the Grand Oakwood Ballroom at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage, Indiana. Funds raised from the event will go toward free or reduced-cost spay or neuter surgeries for qualified Porter County residents. The evening will feature a pasta dinner, wine-tasting and sale, 50-50 and prize raffles, bake sale, and a silent auction.

Last year’s Spay-ghetti Dinner attracted 300 supporters who contributed to the $5,000 raised that evening. Since April, 2011 The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry, a not-for-profit animal surrender prevention program in Porter County, Indiana, has provided free food and supplies to the pets of more than 300 qualified families while promoting responsible pet ownership. “When we discovered that many of those who sought our help could not afford to spay or neuter their pets, we worked to provide them with discounted surgeries,” said founder and President Michelle Duca of Portage. “We’d like to take a further -step toward lessening the homeless pet population by offering free or reduced-cost spay or neuter surgeries to those who can’t afford it.”

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