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Farmer's Market Returns June 3

Portage-Farmers-MarketThe Portage Community Farmer's Market returns to Founders' Square Park this June! Shop local every Sunday, June 3rd through September 30th, 2012, from 10 am to 2 pm.

At the market, you can expect to see organic produce, honey, flowers, homemade bread, herbs, grilled meats, Mexican cuisine, bamboo plants, organic cleaning supplies, homemade soaps and more!

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Record Season Opener for European Market

European_Market_OpenerThe Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce hosted the season opener of Chesterton’s European Market this past Saturday, May 5. More than 90 merchants, farmers, artists and chefs took part in the event, which was held at Third & Broadway in historic Downtown Chesterton.

“This is the largest season opener we’ve ever enjoyed,” said Heather Ennis, Executive Director of the Chamber. “We’ve never had more than 60 booths in the past on opening day. I think the word has gotten out that this is not only a profitable event for our merchants, but also an extremely enjoyable and uplifting community experience. We’ve already booked more than 90 vendors for next Saturday’s Market, which is very exciting.”

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Latest Looks for Less at the Little Black Dress Party

Little-Black-Dress-PartyWondering how you can keep up with the latest styles in fashion but not pay high-end prices? The Bargain Barn has teamed up with Chicago Street Theatre to present the Little Black Dress Party to help you get the look for less!

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 6 pm, the party will commence at the theatre, featuring a fashion show styled by Tevlyn, Creative Director at the Bargain Barn. Different clothing styles will be on display, focusing on the price point, as the Bargain Barn brings quality clothing at affordable prices to Northwest Indiana.

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Cash In For Fashion at Engstrom!

Engstrom-May-2012-Trunk-ShowJust in time for spring.....Engstrom Jewelers is hosting a Designer Trunk show/ Gold buying event called "Cash in for Fashion".  It will be a one day Designer trunk show filled with fabulous pieces in 14k, 18k and platinum featuring some of the seasons hottest trends at up to 50% off.   Engstrom Jewelers will showcase items with outstanding colored stones and a large assortment of bridal jewelry so there is something for everybody.

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Vocational Horticulture Students Hosting Plant Sale

PansyHigh School Vocational Horticulture students from throughout Porter County invite you to patronize their plant sale. The sale will be held at the Morgan Township School Greenhouse, located next to Morgan Township School, 299 South State Road 49 in Valparaiso. Price is $10 per flat (48 plants per flat) which can be mixed and matched. Plant Sale hours are April 30-May 3, 2012, 12-1:30 PM.

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Games, Prizes at Chesterton’s European Market Opening on May 5

chesterton-european-marketAfter a winter hiatus, Chesterton’s European Market be reopening on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The Market, which is open from 8am-2pm each Saturday from May through October, offers Duneland area residents the opportunity to purchase fresh produce, as well as boutique products from local artisans, chefs and merchants.

In addition to al fresco shopping and dining, visitors to the Market will be able to participate in Market Bingo and a “Cinco de Mayo Name That Veggie” contest at noon. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to participate in the latter contest, which will feature small prizes for all entrants. Live music from Market favorite Goodnight Nurse will be featured from 10am-1pm.

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Duneland Unit to Hold Plant Sale On Saturday, April 14

BGC-Duneland-Plant-SaleMembers of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County-Duneland Unit Youth Enterprise group will hold their annual Spring Plant Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 outside the Hopkin’s Ace Hardware located at 325 S. Calumet Road in Chesterton.

With the help of Joel Sutlin, owner of Signature Products, and Mark and Michelle Hopkins, owners of Hopkin’s Ace Hardware, Youth Enterprise members will be selling a variety of hostas, daylilies and other plants in an effort to raise money for a community garden and a summer camping trip.

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