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Sensible Fashion on Display in 2013 Little Black Dress Fashion Show

2013-bargain-barn-fashion-1On Thursday, May 2, 2013, the Chicago Street Theatre was hopping with groups of semi-formally dressed people moving about the lobby like a tide fashion. This year Chicago Street Theatre and The Bargain Barn, along with Engstrom Jewlers and the Terry Abner Salon, have once again teamed up to host the Little Black Dress Fashion Show.

The evening's night fashion show is titled, "Look for Less", with the goal to demonstrate that one does not need to spend a fortune in order to look chic or stay on trend. The night could not have succeeded in fulfilling this goal any more than it did.

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Duneland Exchange Club's Frog Hunt to be June 1st

Exchange-Club-of-DunelandThe Duneland Exchange Club's 10th annual Frog Hunt will be from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, in conjunction with the Porter County Wildlife Management Advisory Board's A Celebration of Wildlife.

Saturday's Frog hunt activities include a tadpole hunt for children age 7 and younger and a frog hunt for everyone. Find any one of the 60 "pretend" frogs hidden along the park trails and share in cash prizes valued from $10 to $500. To participate in the frog hunt, it costs $10 for adults 16 and older and $5 for children 5 and older.

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Lakeshore PAWS Hosts Birthday Party, Adoption Event

Lakeshore-PAWS-Logo-Birthday-HatIn honor of the organization’s second anniversary, Lakeshore PAWS will host a birthday party and adoption event. The celebration takes place May 18 from noon to 3 p.m. at Coco’s Canine Cabana, 405 Elm St, Valparaiso, Ind.

All are welcome to attend this afternoon party. Lakeshore PAWS alum can play in the dog park at Coco's Canine Cabana and potential adopters can meet adoptable dogs.

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Vendor Deadline Approaching for 2nd SummerFest

Portage-Township-SummerfestThe deadline for vendor registration for the 2nd Annual Portage Township SummerFest is quickly approaching on Friday, May 17th at 4p. There are a limited number of spaces still available.

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PNC American Sign Language Club Coffeehouse is May 17

asl-coffeehouseThe Purdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL Coffeehouse on Friday, May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cornucopia Coffee Company, 210 Lincolnway, Valparaiso.

At 7 p.m. there will be a fun, interactive activity for all to enjoy.

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Quarter Paddle Auction for Charity at Harbor Buick GMC

auction-flyer-with-gold-rushOn Saturday, April 27th, Harbor Buick GMC will be hosting a Quarter Paddle Auction for charity at their location! All proceeds will be donated to The Caring Place in Valparaiso, IN. The vendors whose items will be auctioned off that night will also be available for cash and carry, too. Wondering what a Quarter Paddle Auction is? Don’t worry, we were at first, too!

When you arrive, purchase a paddle for $3. Then each item being auctioned off will be available for one – four quarters. Don’t worry, the auctioneer will tell you how many each item is going for. Throw in the right amount of quarters into the center of the table, when bidding. The auctioneer will pick a ping pong ball with a number on it. If it correlates with your paddle number – you win! You have the chance to win things like a $100 bracelet donated by one of our vendors – for just a few quarters.

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EVC's Jimmy Simpson Wins 56th Annual Purdue Grand Prix

grand-prix-simpsonLOJimmy Simpson of the Electric Vehicle Club (EVC) won Saturday's (April 20) 56th annual Purdue University Grand Prix race.

Simpson is the first driver to win both the "gas" Grand Prix and the Purdue Electric Vehicle Grand Prix. In 2012 he won both the evGrandPrix at Purdue and the Purdue Collegiate evGrandPrix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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