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220 Broadway :: Chesterton :: Indiana :: 46304
James O'Connor Martial Arts & Fitness
"The Quest Of The Samurai"
Friday, October 25, 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us as we
travel back to the ancient days of the samurai. James O'Connor Martial
Arts studio will be transformed into an ancient Japanese village as one
brave samurai will go on a quest to save his village from the evil
Shogun. This interactive journey will feature performances by Team
O'Connor Elite performance team & is appropriate for all ages. One
night only,October 25, 2013, doors open at 4pm in conjunction with
Chesterton's downtown trick or treat. Interactive tours begin at 5pm
and run every 15 minutes until 8:30pm. The event will also feature
carnival games, face painting, and of course lots of candy. Fun for all
Chesterton United Methodist Church
Friday, October 25, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
United Methodist Church Mission Team will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat
Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, October 25 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
The cost is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free!
Proceeds benefit New Creation Men's Shelter in Valparaiso.
Chesterton UMC is located at 434 South 2nd Street. For more
information contact the church office at 926-1478 or visit our website
by clicking the link below.
here to learn more.
Wrap It Up
It's Not Too Late
for Personalized Halloween Candy Wrappers!
No, it's still
not too late! Order your personalized candy bar wrappers for Halloween
today and have it by October 30! Wrap It Up has wrappers and gift sets
for under $5! Pass out cocoa packets for $1.00 (w/o the cocoa packet.
Add M&Ms or any other product) or $1.50 for both! Or Mintbooks for
.75 cents incl one prepackaged mint, or Matchbook style book w/1
Ghiradelli Chocolate square. We'll design the front/back cover with
your company logo FREE!
Click here for more
American Legion Post #170
Saturday, October 26, 7:00 pm - Midnight
American Legion Post 170, (located at 798 Wabash in
Chesterton) will be hosting a Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 26,
from 7:00 pm - Midnight. This event is open to the public for a $5.00
cover charge. So - get your scarey on and come do the Monster Mash
with the Tekila Rose band! We'll offer a $100.00 top costume prize,
50/50 raffle, snacks and refreshments. For more information, click the
link below or call 219.926.4577.
here for more information.
Fundraiser for Laura Jipping
Sunday, October 27, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laura is a long
time friend and employee of Hooligan's. She has been diagnosed with
cancer for the second time, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy
treatments. She's been unable to work for past four months, and her
family depends on her income. Please join us on Sunday, October 27 to
help raise money to relieve her of some of the stress of paying her
bills. $10 cover - free food buffet, cash bar, raffles, a silent
auction, and live music from "For Amusement Only" and
"Delta Straight." All proceeds will be donated directly to
Laura. For those interested in donating cash, gift cards or other items
for raffles and the silent auction: Please call 219.929.5570. We
understand that times are tough for a lot of people right now, but we
are asking you to help out someone that is close to our heart. We would
like to repay Laura for all of the help she's given to others. We
sincerely thank you in advance for your contribution.
East Wind Accupuncture
Health Screening at
Tuesday, October 29, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
through our bodies just as blood flows through our veins and arteries.
If there was a blockage within our blood vessels, it's obvious
there could emerge some health problems. The same issues can
occur energetically. If there are any energetic blocks within the
body, you may notice symptoms physically and/or emotionally.
Acugraphs are our little, portable machines that measure energy
flows within the body. On Tuesday, October 29, we will be offering
health screening at Natures Cupboard located on Indian Boundary Road in
Chesterton from 1-5pm.
We will hook
clients up to our acugraph and it will tell us where within the body
there are energy blocks. From here, we'll be able to inform our clients
of the services we offer that could help unblock their energy. Services
include but are not limited to acupuncture, massage, recommendations on
herbs and diet changes, yoga, meditation and much more. Check out the
link below for more information www.ewacupuncture.com or call us at 219.395.9928.
here to sign up today!
East Wind Studios
Free Tuesday Night
"Let's Talk About It" Class Begins Oct. 29
NIGHT CLASSES! We offer free Tuesday night classes every Tuesday
at 6:30 pm. Classes vary. This Tuesday (10/29), join Jane
Cooperman for "Let's Talk About It". This class is the
beginning to a new series where we will gather a support group to talk
about and understand how to handle life's daily challenges. Jane will
begin leading a regularly scheduled class of "Let's talk About
It" beginning Monday, Nov 4 at 7:00 pm. This class will take
place every Monday at 7:00 pm starting in November. *We offer workshops,
yoga classes, meditation, Tai Chi and health and wellness
presentations. Click the link below for more details. You can
also call us at 219.728.1647.
here to sign up today!
1st Source Bank
After Hours & Ribbon Cutting - Help Us Celebrate 150
Wednesday, October 30, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
to our newly remodeled location on Central Avenue in Portage (6043
Central Avenue). You'll be impressed with the transformation! Event Schedule: Visit anytime
on Wednesday, October 30 between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Ribbon
Cutting Ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, enter a
prize drawing and network with Chamber of Commerce members and local
business professionals. Once inside the banking center, you'll see a
new banking concept called side-by-side banking - letting you see
exactly what the banker sees during transactions. Strong. Stable.
Local. Personal. Celebrating 150 years. 1st Source is committed to
delivering outstanding personal service and providing guidance to our
clients. We look forward to seeing you. Please call 219.762.2165 for
click here for event invitation.
Miller Bakery Cafe
Thursday, October 31
Join us at
Miller Bakery Café on Halloween for an evening full of surprises and
special tricks & treats. Costumes Encouraged! Want more
details about menu and drink specials? Give us a call!
here to learn more.
Chesterton Art Center
Art After Dark
Friday, November 1, 6:00 pm
The 5th Annual Art After Dark Gala will take place on
Friday, November 1 at 6:00 pm at the Sand Creek Country Club. Benefits
from the event will help with art education programs at the Chesterton
Art Center. The evening will include dinner, dancing and a silent
auction. Did we mention the open bar? Open bar, too! Tickets are only
$60 a piece and reservations can be made at the Chesterton Art Center,
115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. For more information or if you
have any questions, please call 219.926.4711. To see a full list of art
education programs offered at the Chesterton Art Center, take a look at
the link below.
Click here for more
Porter Regional Hospital
Become a Better Breather
Tuesday, November 5, 6:00 pm
are a vital part of everyone's well-being. Join Pulmonologist Dr.
Nikhil Madan to learn how to keep your lungs healthy and manage chronic
conditions such as COPD and emphysema. The free event will be held at 6
pm on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Community Room at Porter Regional
Hospital. To register, call 1.800.541.1861 or visit the link below.
Register by clicking here!
Little Black Dress Health Program
Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alliance's Spirit of Women program will offer a free Little Black Dress
health event from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Sand
Creek Country Club, located at 1001 Sand Creek Drive in Chesterton. The
program will include Dessert with the Docs, an informal question-and-answer
session with physicians and Speed Date the Doctors, which will allow
participants to discuss health issues with a variety of specialists.
Shopping, health screenings, refreshments, raffle prizes and gifts also
will be offered. Reservations are required and space is limited. Visit
the link below to register online, or call 800.931.3322.Spirit of Women
is a health and wellness program designed to educate, motivate, and
inspire women to make healthy lifestyle choices.
by clicking here!
Stephanie Swanson Jewelry and Design Fine Art Gallery
and Gifts Holiday Preview and Diamond Restyling Event!
Become a Better Breather
Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
For this weekend
only we will have fabulous sneak peeks at high end designer jewelry
borrowed from Stephanie's jeweler friends! It can all be either bought
that day or ordered for the holidays. As always Stephanie will be
making her own one of a kind jewelry and taking special orders! Come
join us for refreshments and fun! We are located at 206 S. Calumet
Road, Ste. C, in Chesterton. Please call 219.926.2444 for more
Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage
Bingo/Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 9, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Please join us
on November 9 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm for 20 games of Bingo; winners
will receive Vera Bradley gift baskets. The baskets make great gifts
for the holidays. Tickets for Bingo are $20.00/advance or $25/door.
Vendors will also be available for holiday shopping which is free and
open to the public. Vendors include Thirty-One, Mary K, Scentsy, and
much more. Refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will be donated
to the Alzheimer'/Dementia Services of Northern Indiana and Alzheimer's
Association. For more information, please call 219.764.2900
Duneland Family YMCA
CPR/First Aid Class
Offered at Duneland YMCA
Saturday, November 9, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Family YMCA will offer a CPR/First Aid class for community
participation on Saturday, November 9 from Noon to 3:30 pm. The cost is
$50 per person, which includes a CPR/First Aid Certification card when
the training is completed."We've received a large number of
requests from the community to provide CPR and First Aid classes,"
says Emily Hoge, Membership Coordinator. "We're hoping to have a
great turnout for the November class, and then be able to create a
monthly CPR/First Aid class schedule so everyone who is interested can
receive training. Class size is limited to twelve participants.
Pre-registration is required. To register for CPR/First Aid training,
or to learn more about other opportunities at the Duneland Family YMCA,
Next Step Training
& Discussion Series
Thursday, November 14, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The vision of
Frontline is to see communities of faith equipped and trained to more
effectively impact the issues of substance abuse. Frontline
invites you to attend the Next Step Training & Discussion Series
designed for spiritual caregiving for Pastors, Clergies, and
Communities of Faith on Thursday, November 14 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
Held at Frontline's Chesterton office (1008 Broadway), Next Step
is free and specifically designed for faith leadership to enhance their
spiritual care and relationship with addicted persons and families. To
register, please visit the link below or call 219.728.1638 by Tuesday,
here to register.
St. Mary Medical
Health Fair in honor of World COPD Awareness Day
Wednesday, November 20, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
of World COPD Awareness Day on November 20, St. Mary Medical Center is
holding an educational health fair and seminar for the community.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, (COPD) is a medical condition
that affects millions of people worldwide each year and includes
diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. Please feel
free to spread the word! Event
Location: St. Mary Medical Center Auditorium (West Entrance). Event
Address: 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart. Pulmonologist
Gaurav Kumar, MD, will discuss symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and
treatment options for COPD in an informational seminar. Visit and
educational health fair, participate in free screenings, and attend a
seminar open to the community. This is a FREE event! To register, please
call 219.836.3477 or 1.866.836.3477.
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Best Buddies Pet Pantry
Help Us Win a
From Cheryl Plomann, President of
Best Buddies of Pantry:
Hello Friends ~ I am writing to ask a favor ... one that
would help many family pets in need. 1st Source Bank is celebrating
their 150 years with a contest for non-profits .... 150 $1000 winners
and 2 $10,000 winners. Please click the link below to nominate
Best Buddies Pet Pantry! Forms must be submitted to 1st Source Bank now
thru Nov 30. Forms can be printed on their website & are
available at bank locations.
I hope all of you are doing well! I'm staying busy in Indiana ...
the pantry now helps about 500 families in need every month with pet
food, supplies, cat litter, info with low-cost vaccines &
spay/neuter services. Being the recipient of one of these
donations would help to keep the pantry stocked thru the winter &
possibly help more families and their pets. Thank you for your help and
here to nominate Best Buddies Pet Pantry!
Our Children Come First
Rob K. Pikula, author of "Our Children Come
First," has recently published a pair of articles with
MensENews.org - an online resource dedicated to "Improving the
health and well-being of men, boys and families." Click here
for Pikula's article about the commonality of Narcissistic Personality
Disorder and here
for a piece exploring parents' experiences with Child Protective
Services. Pikula's book "Our Children Come First" is a
personal memoir of his life's experiences in and out of divorce court.
He has been a single parent for more than 22 years, and has raised his
daughter since she was 5 months old will full, sole, legal custody. He
has been in and out of the court system 10 times to keep his daughter
safe. Rob has gone through classes and served as a court appointed
special advocate, helping other children have peace of mind. He has
created the website www.ourchildrencomefirst
and continues to write blogs for the site.
here for more information.
Hot Diggity Dawg
Kim Krass of Hot Diggity Dawg has created a new line of
holiday gift baskets for your favorite foodie or tricky-to-buy-for
friends and family. Introducing: The Heather Corporate Collection and
Executive Collection -
beautiful overflowing with gourmet cheeses, chocolates
and other sweet and savory goodies. Call Kim at 219.921.9272, send her
an email at firstname.lastname@example.org ,
or visit her booth at Chesterton's Mistletoe Market on Saturday, Dec. 7
at Westchester Intermediate School!
here for basket listing.
Porter County Community Foundation
2013 Second Round
Community Grants Announced
County Community Foundation recently awarded more than $87,000 in
Community Fund grants to 12 local nonprofit organizations.
Recipients of the second round of 2013 Community Fund grants are: Dunes
Learning Center, Family Concern Counseling, First Contact, Gabriel's
Horn, Hebron Volunteer Fire Department, Housing Opportunities,
Independent Cat Society, Memorial Opera House Foundation, Portage
Resale Shop, Porter County Parks and Recreation Department, Porter
County PACT and Valparaiso Family YMCA. To learn more, visit the
here for more information.
Tube City IMS, LLC
Tube City IMS,
LLC, a leading service provider to the steel industry, offers Indiana
#53 graded material, 1.5" minus, for open-graded and unpaved
applications for driveways, lanes, and unpaved parking lots. This
material is offered at NO CHARGE. The plant is located at Port of
Indiana in Portage. All you need to do is supply a truck and you are
set. Steel Slag aggregates have been sold commercially in the United
States for over 90 years, and Tube City IMS currently sells over 3M
tons annually from 48 operating sites in North America and Canada.
These materials are completely environmentally compliant. Trucking can
be provided through Brad Parry Excavation from Chesterton. Mr. Parry
can be reached at 219.405.5823. Any questions about material
applications, please call Richard Russell, Manager of Aggregate Sales,
out more by clicking here!