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Discover Natural Gems in our Community’s Backyard Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Shirley-Heinze-MapThis year, the Heinze Trust’s friends and supporters will gather to celebrate four spectacular nature preserves, each a biological treasure with significant recreational opportunities. The Spring Benefit will take place at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton at 5:30pm and will be hosted with a new style of party. They will have an elegant buffet dinner and plenty of unreserved seating throughout the club as well as a beer, wine, and cash bar. The four Natural Gems being celebrated are Meadowbrook, Ivanhoe South, Ambler Flatwoods, and Little Calumet Wetlands Project. Students and Young professionals can contact the office to receive discounted tickets. Please RSVP on their website.

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One Location and We Have It All!

Fred-Astaire-DancersCome out for the United Dance Arts Student Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Register for summer and fall classes, meet the instructors, tour our facility, enjoy food, drinks, dance demonstrations, and giveaways!

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First Presbyterian Church of Portage Hosting Annual Spring Luncheon

First-Presbyterian-church-picnic-1The First Presbyterian Church of Portage, 6225 Lute Road, will have their annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 11 am-2 pm.  

Cost is $7 age 11-adult, $3 age 5-10.  Come and enjoy a wonderful lunch of cold cuts, sliced cheese, variety of salads, tossed salad with all the fixings, mostacoili, beverage, and dessert.

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Save the Date for ArtBash 2013!

art-bash-logoMark your calendar now to join us for ArtBash 2013: A Nautical Night fundraising gala for Lubeznik Center for the Arts hosted by B & E Marine in Michigan City on June 29, 2013.

Arrive early (5:30-7:30 pm) for cocktails, appetizers, and bidding for cool silent auction items
Stay (7:30-9:00 pm) for dinner and live auction bidding on one-of-a-kind experiences
Enjoy (9:00-11:00 pm) dancing to live music by the 5 O'Clock Somewhere Band and libations at the open bar

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Have You Always Wanted to Be Treated Like a Queen and Represent Porter County?

Fair-Queen-AppThe 2013 Porter County Fair Queen applications are now up!

Contestants must be at least 18 years of age as of JUNE 1,2014. You may be 17 at the time of the Porter County Fair for entry. Each contestant cannot have reached their 21st birthday as of August 16, 2103, the first day of the 2013 Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant.

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Civil War Road Trip Author to Present at Indiana Welcome Center

Civil-War-Memorial-TrailIndiana Historical Society replacing panels with Faces of the Civil War

The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail’s exhibit “Region United, Nation Divided: South Shore in the Civil War” will be featured at the Indiana Welcome Center through June 30.

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Lakeshore PAWS Pets Take Part in Harley Davidson Cruise-In Night

Harley-Event-2012Meet some of Lakeshore PAWS adoptable pets during Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso’s first Southpoint Cruise-In Night of the summer on Friday, May 31.

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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