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Things To Do for June 21, 2013

A watermelon-eating contest will be part Portage Community Historical Society's 25th anniversary celebration.  |  File photo

A watermelon-eating contest will be part of the Portage Community Historical Society's 25th anniversary celebration. | File photo

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Updated: July 22, 2013 3:34PM



Here’s a look at things to do.

Suggestions include the Portage Community Historical Society’s 25th anniversary festival.

JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY EVENT

Hosted by Northwest Indiana Healthy Start to coincide with the Juneteenth holiday, the event will have a mobile dentist unit (Smile Care Indiana), several informational booths, free giveaways, entertainment, refreshments and more

Details: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
June 21
Gary Neighborhood Services Inc., 300 W. 21st Ave.
(219) 883-0431
garyneighsrvc.org

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Un-Finished Business Ministries and the African-American studies department of Indiana University Northwest host the third annual Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration with speaker Lake County prosecutor Bernard Carter and entertainment from Dancexcel

Details: 4-7 p.m. June, 22
Indiana University Northwest
3400 Broadway, Gary

PORTAGE COMMUNITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 25TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL

Free event with vendors; children’s, individual and group games; antique car show; kids fishing derby; Abraham Lincoln impersonator; watermelon-eating contest; silent auction; Good Time Cloggers; loom-weaving presentation, musical performers; raffle of a restored Robbins Mansion photo; hayrides; vintage 1929 fire truck

The museum, barn and farmhouse will be open for tours

Bratwursts, hamburgers, hot dogs, root beer floats, ice cream, pie and pop will be for sale (cash only)

Details: 5 p.m. June 22
250 U.S. Highway 6, Portage
(219) 762-8349 or (219) 762-1675 or facebook.com/pchs88

BENEFIT FOR KELLY BALDING

Dinner-only tickets are $10 from 3-8 p.m. June 23

Hosted by the Heritage Inn, 215 N. Main St., Hebron

11 a.m. registration for motorcycle and car poker run, with the last vehicle back at 4 p.m.

Poker run cost is $15 per person and $25 per couple and includes dinner

Live entertainment, door prizes, prize raffles and grand prize 50-50 raffle

Details: Balding was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2012
Financial donations may be made to the Kelly Balding Benefit Account at MainSource Bank, 11330 Broadway, Crown Point, IN 46307, 226-9545, or by visiting any branch
For information, tickets or to arrange a donation pickup call Dawn Cullins at
(219) 781-5848 or (219) 987-4462

FATHER KNOWS BEST

“A History of Father’s Day” exhibit

Details: 1 to 5 p.m. daily to June 23
Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave., Chesterton
(219) 983-9715

PORTAGE SUMMER MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES

Portage Parks and Recreation, Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Live Entertainment present a
concert series featuring all local talent performing indoors

June 25: Guy Fricano (swing jazz band playing 1930s and ’40s music), Oakwood Grand Hall

July 2: Dave Hutchins (1950s to contemporary music), Sycamore Hall

July 9: Wolffgang (Hobart High School girls choral group performing favorite tunes), Sycamore Hall

July 16: Island 49 (Jimmy Buffett-style show), Oakwood Grand Hall

July 23: Monterrey (songs from past and present), Sycamore Hall

July 30: Relics (classic 1960s and ’70s rock), Oakwood Grand Hall

Aug. 6: AcoustiCats cq (acoustic, blues and classic rock music), Oakwood Grand Hall

Aug. 13: Summer Symphony (string orchestra), Oakwood Grand Hall

Aug. 20: New Element (Irish, Celtic, folk, rock and bluegrass music), Sycamore Hall

Aug. 27: Larry Spurlock & The Little Big Band (big band music), Sycamore Hall

Details: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Aug. 27
Woodland Park
2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage
(219) 762-3300 or (219) 762-1675



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