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Chesterton United Methodist Church

Mission Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Chesterton United Methodist Church Mission Team will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, February 28 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. The cost is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free!  Proceeds benefit "CUMC Preschool." Chesterton UMC is located at 434 South 2nd Street. For more information contact the church office at 219.926.1478 or visit our website by clicking the link below.


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CHS Football Boosters

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 1 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 am

The Chesterton High School Football Boosters will be holding their annual pancake breakfast held at the Chesterton Moose Lodge on 620 Broadway. Enjoy an all you can eat breakfast! Prepaid tickets are $8.00 for ages 4 and up, $10.00 at the door and children ages 3 and under eat free! Show your school spirit and help support the CHS Football program! Call Rhonda King at 219.805.5114 for more information.


Nature's Cupboard

Watch the LIVE Webcast 

Saturday, March 1 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm     


Be part of the movement in Northwest Indiana and join us at Valparaiso University! TEDxManhattan, "Changing the Way We Eat," is a one-day conference featuring a dynamic and diverse group of speakers addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. Watch the Webcast LIVE from The TimesCenter, New York City, March 1, 2014. Viewing party of the webcast will be held at Valparaiso University's Neils Science Center from 9:30am - 5:30pm. Admission is free but requires pre-registration. Pre-paid lunch is available. Register at http://tedxman219.eventbrite.com/ or for more details call Kathy Sipple at 219.405.9482 or Pam Rogalski at 219.921.6634.

Register soon as space is limited! 


Indiana Dunes State Park

Get out and Explore!

Saturday, March 1 @ 2:00 pm & Sunday, March 2 @ 10:00 am     


Snowshoe Shuffles return for another month. Meet the interpreter at the Nature Center to learn a little about this unique mode of transportation, and then we'll jump on a pair and take short winter walk to try them out. It's great fun and exercise. We offer our final shuffle of the winter on Sunday, March 2 at 10 a.m. The next shelf ice exploration will be Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. These beach meet ups offer the chance to learn how shelf ice is formed, as well as a safe and awesome look at them from atop the historic beach pavilion. Each exploration meets outside the beach pavilion.


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1st Source Bank

Prime Rib Dinner is Back!

Saturday, March 1


The Chesterton Duneland Kiwanis Club is happy to announce that the Prime Rib Dinner is back by popular demand! Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 1 for the 4th annual dinner at Third Coast Spice Café in Chesterton. Two seatings are available: 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Carry out orders are also available. (Please order in advance). Tickets are on sale now, and are available at Third Coast Spice Café, 1st Source Bank, and Harris Bank. Reservations are required. Please contact David at 219.926.5858 to reserve your space. All proceeds will benefit the Duneland Community as well as Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.


Road to Life Church

March Series Begins This Weekend! 


Join us this week at Road to Life Church as we begin our March series, "Emojies Gone Wild."  Kids will also be learning through high energy worship, teaching, games, and more in KidTown USA!  Road to Life is a church that is PASSIONATE for Christ, POWERFUL thru Christ, and have POTENTIAL in Christ.  We offer cutting edge worship and teaching that is relevant to this generation for both children and adults of all ages. Road to Life meets every Sunday morning at Chesterton Middle School with services at 9 and 11 AM.  For more information about RTLC itself or any of its events, please visit our website or call 219.728.6290. You can also follow us on Twitter @Road Church, find us on Facebook @roadtolifechurch, or say hello in person at the Living Room bookstore located at 135 S. Calumet in Chesterton. See you soon!! 


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Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern 

Fat Tuesday Party
Tuesday, March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Come join us for a Fat Tuesday Party and LIVE MUSIC Tuesday, March 4 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We are having live music with Gerry Hundt and $5/$8 food specials as well as typical New Orleans style drinks! Give us a call at 219.879.3081 for additional questions.


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Loving Fitness

Now Offering Dobutsu Do


Loving Fitness to offer Dobutsu Do. This 45 minute class will focus on animal movement and beginning Parkour. Animal movement is a great total body work out for building strength and flexibility. Students will prepare for beginning Parkour. (Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training.) Classes begin March 4. For more information contact Jennifer at 219. 728.1163 or email Jennifer@lovingfitness4u.com. For more information about services offered at Loving Fitness, visit our website.


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Opportunity Enterprises

Win a 2014 Volkswagen Beetle


As a part of the 22nd Annual Opportunity Enterprises Gala, OE is selling raffle tickets. The lucky winner, to be announced at OE's Gala on March 8 at Avalon Manor, will receive a 2-year, 10,000 mile-per-year lease on a red 2014 Volkswagen Beetle. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the front desk of OE Main, OE Lakeside, or online. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit Opportunity Enterprises and their Respite Program. They also have the option to choose $2,500 cash instead.


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Duneland YMCA

Father-Daughter Dance

Saturday, March 8 


On March 8, the Duneland Family YMCA Gym will be transformed for the Y's first father-daughter community dance "HOLLYWOOD: A Night To Remember, Be the Star YOU Already Are." The Y's very own paparazzi will be on hand to snap keepsake photos. Attendees will enjoy snacks, desserts, refreshments, play games and, of course, dance! This evening is for fathers (uncles, grandfathers, and guardians) and daughters ages 12 and under. The cost is $20 per couple and $7 for each additional girl. Please stop by or call 219.926.4204 to purchase. For more event and volunteer information contact Sue at smclaughlin@dunelandymca.org. 


The Water Bird Lakeside Spa & Banquet Center

Spirits at the Water Bird

Saturday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Water Bird Lakeside Spa & Banquet Center, along with Pat's Liquors and the Chesterton High School parent Band Boosters Association, will host a beer and wine tasting fundraiser. This event, known as "Spirits at the Water Bird" will take place at the Water Bird Lakeside Spa & Banquet Center. In addition to the sampling of various wine and beer labels, hors d'oeuvres will be available. There will be door prizes and drawings for select gift baskets. Tickets for the event are $35 per person, or $60 per couple if purchased before Monday, March 3. After that date, the ticket pricing will be $40 per person, and $70 per couple. Patrons of this event must be 21 years of age.  Tickets are available at the Water Bird Lakeside Spa & Banquet Center and at Pat's Liquors. The proceeds from this event will be donated to the CHS Band Booster Association in support of the CHS Band program.


Harvest Circle Workshop

C3 Club

Tuesday, March 11 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

This is a new think-tank group co-founded by Apryl Niksch, Founder of Harvest Circle Workshop and Joe Moreno, Partner of Impact Solutions. We will conduct a working brainstorm session for one hour. To attend the meeting, we ask that are an entrepreneur of your own company. Each member of the group will have an opportunity to ask a question on how to make their business thrive and leave the meeting with constructive solutions and/or feedback from both new and seasoned entrepreneurs. Questions? Contact jose.moreno@impactsolutions.us or apryl@harvestcircleworkshop.com. March topic: "Marketing Using Photography" Learn how to enhance your website, social media posts, etc. Featured group leader Kate Murray of Katherine Murray Photography.


Brown Mackie College

Career Fair

Wednesday, March 12 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm      


Brown Mackie College in Michigan City will host a career fair with more than 20 local employers on Wednesday, March 12. The event, which is open to the public, will take place from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm at the school, located at 1001 E US Highway 20, Michigan City. Local, regional and national employers in attendance include, but are not limited to: Alcoa Howmet, Helping Hands in HomeCare, Dungarvin, North Shore Health Centers, Speedway, Seven Peaks Water Park, PeopleLink Staffing Solutions, U.S. Army, Americorps, Indiana Department of Corrections, UPS, First Trust Credit Union, Indiana Paging Network, Fifth Third Bank. For more information call: 219.877.3100. Employers contact Ryan Krepp at 219.878.6411 or rkrepp@brownmackie.edu to register for the event.


Ideas in Motion Media

Mini Me Help!


A fantastic job opportunity with a dynamic multimedia company is available! Call 219.707.5023 or email Jenny Craig at jenny@ideasinmotionmedia.com for more information.


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Chesterton Physical Therapy, Inc.

Now Offering a New Standard of Care


Bladder leakage, even a small amount, is not normal and will worsen over time if not treated. We now offer a New Standard of Care for Female Urinary Incontinence. NO PADS. NO PILLS. NO SURGERY. NO SIDE EFFECTS. InTone,a revolutionary medical product, will stop bladder leakage, guaranteed! When used properly, InTone, will provide a solution for your bladder leakage in the privacy of your own home, with follow up office visits with your specialist to review progress and adjust levels to maximize gains.


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Miller Bakery Cafe

Spring Wine Festival

March 26th and 27th celebrate Spring and sample over 20 wines from the premier wine vendors in Northwest Indiana, Carroll Wine and Spirits, Crossroads Vintners, Free Market Wines and Southern Wine and Spirits. Vote on your favorite wines for addition to our menu, and enjoy food pairings, live music, gift card drawing and more! Call 219.427.1446 for reservations.


M.O.M.s Method

New Client Rate & Saturday Classes!  


Your first class with us will remain $10! Let anyone you know that hasn't taken class yet that they can try it out for just $10. Our normal single class rate is $15. We have had a lot of people request an 8:30am Saturday class in addition to our 9:45am class. We listened and you got it! Moving forward, we will have an 8:30 am class every Saturday. We value your feedback and love to hear what your personal needs are. Please let us know how we can help!  


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Dunes Learning Center

Summer Camp

Campers from 6 to 16 explore the beaches, prairies, dunes and woodlands of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore while bog stomping, bug hunting, night hiking and more at Dunes Learning Center summer camps. Tour camp facilities, meet staff and ask questions at a camp open house event: Saturday, March 22 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm OR Wednesday, April 16 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.


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Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy

Stewardship Saturdays


"Dig In" and make a difference at the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve during monthly volunteer workdays. All are invited to join the fun while building bird houses, planting trees, investigating nature and IDing bugs. Held at the Pavilion located at 157 E. Sidewalk Rd., Chesterton from  9:00 am - 11:00 am.


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Chesterton Art Center

Now Offering Children's Birthday Parties!


The Chesterton Art Center has begun hosting children's birthday parties on the weekends for kids ages 3 and up. Parties include a 2-hour time slot, a stretched canvas painting, a small craft and a special gift for the birthday child. For information about the fees, how to reserve a time, and what to bring, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219.926.4711. To see more details, please check out the website. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.


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Porter Regional Hospital

Porter Health Care System Names New CEO      


The Board of Directors of Porter Health Care System announced that Stephen Lunn will serve as its new CEO effective March 24. Lunn has more than 10 years of hospital leadership experience. Since 2011, Lunn has served as CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. Lunn's achievements earned him the 2012 CEO Excellence in Leadership Award from Community Health Systems. "We are delighted to name Stephen as Porter's new CEO," said Dave Rose, chairman of the Porter Health Care System Board of Directors. "As an experienced healthcare executive, Stephen has a thorough understanding of the transforming healthcare marketplace. We look forward to his leadership to build upon Porter's mission of providing quality, patient-centered care and enhancing its role as a vital asset in our community."


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