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Things To Do for Aug. 9, 2013

Several back-to-school events are scheduled Gary.  |  File photo

Several back-to-school events are scheduled in Gary. | File photo

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Updated: September 10, 2013 6:02AM



Here’s a look at things to do.

Suggestions include back-to-school events in Gary.

MUSIC IN NATURE

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens hosts national tribute bands playing favorite hits during this summer concert series sponsored by HighTower Scannell Wealth Management, Cathy Hodges Memorial Fund, Martin Security Systems and Ricci’s Landscape Management Inc.

Aug. 9: American English (showcases the best of the Beatles’ career from 1963-1970) along with the raffling of a Fender Stratocaster guitar that was used extensively by John Lennon and George Harrison through the recording of the Beatles “Rubber Soul” album and when they played the guitar solo in unison on “Nowhere Man”

Aug. 30: Marrakesh Express (a widely acclaimed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band) takes listeners back to the 1960s with classic hits like “Southern Cross” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”

Details: All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. with gates at 5:30 p.m. and will take place, rain or shine, at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W. County Road 100 N, Valparaiso
Tickets, $30 per concert or $80 for a concert series package (member discounts are available) at
taltree.org

BACK TO SCHOOL

Back to School Night

Parents and students can meet the staff at the Ambassador Christian Academy

Details: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 9 at 900 W. Ridge Road, Gary
(219) 887-4473

Back to School Party

Games, prizes, food, music and fun

Details: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Bethel Lutheran Church
411 N. Montgomery St., Gary
(219) 938-6677

Back to School Block Party

Activities include an inflatable bouncer; Mr. Al’s Carnival Fun Truck; Gary Fire Department displays; vendors; entertainment; free hot dogs, chips and beverage; and free school supplies

Details: 1-6 p.m. Aug. 10 at 2200 McKinley St., Gary

Froebel-Roosevelt Nostalgia Weekend

Picnic, vendors, music, food and carnival rides

— Grill cook-off competition on Aug. 10, cost is $100 and includes a booth to sell barbecue, judging will be Aug. 11

— Oldies But Goodies Dance at 9 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, Gary; cost is $10 in advance and $10 at the door

Details: Noon-6 p.m. Aug. 10-11 at Froebel Park, 15th Avenue and Madison Street, Gary
Tickets and applications available at Beautiful Things or
(219) 887-2046

Back to School Picnic

Sponsored by the African American Achievers Youth Corps Inc., this event is taking place in conjunction with the annual Froebel-Roosevelt picnic

Details: Noon-6 p.m. Aug. 10-11 at Froebel Park, 15th Avenue and Madison Street, Gary

WALK-A-THON AND PET FAIR

Pet blessing (10:15 a.m.), vendors, animal rescues, K-9 demonstrations, food, merchandise, door prizes, pet contests and games, Microchips for pets for a nominal fee and a photographer taking pictures of pets in costume

Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Robertsdale Little League Complex, 119th Street and Wolf Lake, Hammond
All proceeds benefit Second Chance 4 Pets Network
(219) 771-6768

INDIANA U PICNIC

The Indiana University Alumni Association and Lakeshore Region Chapter and the IU Northwest Alumni Association’s annual family picnic

Details: 1-5 p.m. (food service ends at 3 p.m.) Aug. 11 at Wicker Memorial Park’s shelter area one, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
Cost, $15 per individual, $40 per family (two adults and two children) and $5 for additional children, discounted prices available for card-holding members of the alumni association
Tickets are required and may be purchased at the IU Northwest Office of Alumni Relations, 3400 Broadway, Gary;
(219) 980-6769 or alumninw@iun.edu
wickermemorialpark.com

PORTAGE SUMMER MUSIC IN THE PARK

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

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 at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage
(219) 762-3300 or
(219) 762-1675



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