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Things To Do for Aug. 23, 2013

Artist JUban who has done face painting community events will be part an Aug. 23 artist receptiBeverly Shores.  |

Artist Jon Uban, who has done face painting at community events, will be part of an Aug. 23 artist reception in Beverly Shores. | File photo

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Updated: September 24, 2013 6:02AM



Here is a look at things to do.

Suggestions include Brenda Burns Uban and John Uban’s artist reception at the Ellen Firme Art Gallery in Beverly Shores.

ARTIST RECEPTION

Brenda Burns Uban taught elementary students in Merrillville for 30 years before creating art full time, and Jon Uban is a full-time artist whose work is in collections around the world

Details: 5-8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Ellen Firme Art Gallery inside Glenn L. Firme, 92 W. U.S. 12, Beverly Shores
Refreshments will be served

The show will run to Sept. 14
(219) 874-4003

RED HAT SOCIETY’S SUMMER SIZZLER

Bea’s Classy Ladies United Chapter 6053 of the Red Hat Society and the Gentlemen of Distinction will host its inaugural free picnic in the park with fellowship, food, music, dancing raffles, a bazaar and more

Details: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Tolleston Park, 1701 Ellsworth St., Gary
Attendees should bring picnic baskets, coolers, chairs and blankets
Vendors are welcome for a fee
(219) 949-3586, (219) 680-8560 or (219) 944-3412

BLUES NIGHT

AMVETS Auxiliary sponsors a free blues night with food, raffles and DJ “Daddy-o” Brown

Details: 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at AMVETS Post 6, 2060 Clark Road, Gary
(219) 944-0823 or (219) 678-8120

PORTAGE SUMMER MUSIC IN THE PARK

Portage Parks and Recreation, Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Live Entertainment wrap a concert series featuring Larry Spurlock & The Little Big Band (big band music)

Details: 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 at Woodland Park’s Sycamore Hall, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage
(219) 762-3300 or (219) 762-1675

MUSIC IN NATURE

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens wraps this summer concert series sponsored by HighTower Scannell Wealth Management, Cathy Hodges Memorial Fund, Martin Security Systems and Ricci’s Landscape Management Inc. with Marrakesh Express, widely acclaimed Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band that takes listeners back to the 1960s with classic hits like “Southern Cross” and “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”

Details: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 with gates at 5:30 p.m., rain or shine, at 450 W. County Road 100 N, Valparaiso
Tickets, $30 (member discounts are available) at
taltree.org



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