Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk
The La Porte Educational Development Foundation is a community volunteer organization that provides classroom grants to teachers in the La Porte Community School Corporation. Our mission is to “Energize Education.”
The Seventh Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk Thursday November 28th benefits the mission of the LaPorte Educational Development Foundation. Each year the La Porte Turkey Trot keeps growing. We look forward to our biggest event this year!
This year every participant, walkers, runners, joggers, sprinters, children, grandmothers, and everyone in between gets a shirt, and they are going to be awesome.
The Run and Walk beings at 8:00 a.m. Race day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Registration and the start of the Run and Walk takes place in front of the LaPorte YMCA (901 Michigan Avenue, LaPorte, Indiana 46350). The route for the Run and Walk begins at the YMCA and heads south down Michigan Avenue through Beechwood Golf Course and finishes one block north of the YMCA on Michigan Avenue. Visit www.runsignup.com for information.
Free Senior Health and Wellness Fair is Nov. 6 in Chesterton
Northwest Indiana senior citizens will have the chance to get free health screenings and talk with vendors providing senior services at Franciscan Health’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair.
The fair will be 1-3:30PM on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive, Chesterton. While the event is free, registration is required by calling (800) 931-3322.
Dr. Brian Dickover and Rachel Fischer, DNP, will present “Advanced Care Planning and Advanced Directives: Let’s Get Talking.” Free screenings will include glucose, bone density, body fat analysis, fall risk and spirometry. Refreshments and giveaways will also be available for participants.
Back for the fourth year, Michigan City’s Barker Mansion is hosting Blackout Tours
Back for the fourth year, Michigan City’s Barker Mansion is hosting Blackout Tours this month. The tours offer a different look at the mansion: one viewed in near darkness. During the event, tea lights and glow stick necklaces, worn by guests, are the only sources of illumination. Guests are led through the mansion by staff who tell stories of unusual and eerie historic happenings, taking place both at the mansion and throughout Northwest Indiana. The tours were conceived by Heritage Interpreter TJ Kalin in 2016, now serving as Assistant Director. Advance reservations are required for the tours, which typically sell out in advance; walk-ups are not permitted. Tours continue on October 25 and 26. Two time slots are available: an 8 pm Central Time tour is geared toward families, and a 10 pm tour is for adults only. Tickets cost $15 per adult and $10 per youth and are available on Eventbrite or by calling the mansion at (219) 873-1520 x5.
Little Black Dress Event-GOODWILL-October 30th
Presented by Impact Technologies, Goodwill’s 7th Annual Little Black Dress Fashion Show will be held on Wednesday, October 30th at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. Goodwill is also partnering with Diversified Marketing Strategies, Comcast, Adams Radio Group and WIMS-AM / FM. Sponsors and guests support this event to further Goodwill’s mission to strengthen communities by empowering individuals and families through Education, Training and Job Placement. Models will walk the runway in clothing from Goodwill showcasing the latest fashion trends while guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Kathy Friend, nationally known as a stylist and image consultant and President of the Style and Image Institute, will produce the program. She will be joined by Host Laura Waluszko, Adams Radio Group News Director and Emcee Ric Federighi, WIMS-AM / FM Partner and General Manager. Guests are invited to shop in the Goodwill Boutique complete with dressing rooms to find that perfect outfit. Doors open at 3:30 pm for shopping 50% Off in the Goodwill Boutique and the Fashion Show will begin at 5:30 pm. The boutique will re-open at 6:30 pm for more shopping after the show. Tickets are $50.00 and can be purchased on their website at: www.GoodwillFashionShow.com. For more information, call: (866) 649-7300 or email: [email protected]. Goodwill believes in changing lives and strong communities. They strive to enhance the dignity and quality of life for individuals and families, by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training and the power of work!
Phil Potempa LIVE Sunday October 27th
Check out From the Farm. Join Columnist and Published Cookbook Author Phil Potempa for a feast of fun and surprises on Sunday October 27th at 2:30pm. For tickets and information Theatre at the Center is located at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster. Call 219-836-3255 or visit theatreatthecenter.com. Don’t forget.
European Market continues every Saturday through October
Join us at Chesterton’s European Market final Saturday October 25th in historic downtown Chesterton. From 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, visit us at Broadway and Third Street, next to Thomas Centennial Park. We’re located two miles south of the Indiana Dunes at Lake Michigan, and our Market is easily accessible from Interstate 94 to exit 26A or via the 80/90 Toll Road to exit 31. For more information call 219-926-5513 or visit dunelandchamber.org
Downtown businesses will be offering trick or treating for Duneland families this year on Friday, October 25, from 4-6 pm. Parents and their children should look for purple flyers in the windows of participating businesses along Indian Boundary, Calumet, and Broadway in Chesterton.
The Duneland Chamber will be handing out candy along with other local businesses in the chamber parking lot as well.