Things To Do for Aug. 2, 2013
Here’s a look at things to do.
Suggestions include the All White Party in Gary.
ALL WHITE PARTY
The Gary Roosevelt class of 1972 hosts hits event
Details: 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Gary Aquatorium (Miller Beach), 6918 Oak Ave., Gary
Cost, $10 in advance or $15 at the door
Lynette Pierce at 944-0259 or Brenda Booyer at 796-3626
The fourth annual citywide health fair sponsored by the Community and Faith Outreach Initiative Ministry
Details:10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 3 at First African Methodist Episcopal Church’s parking lot, 2005-45 Massachusetts St.
Health screenings, school supplies, free school uniforms for the first 75 children (must be present), fun, prizes and grilled hot dogs
Prevent Child Abuse Porter County hosts this free event
Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3 at Sunset Hill County Park, U.S. 6 and Meridian Road, Valparaiso
Bouncy house, Touch a Truck, family games, giant Twister game, family crafts, face painting and kite flying, (attendees should bring their own kites), refreshments for a small fee, favorite lemonade contest (call to register)
531-9012 or find Prevent Child Abuse Porter County on Facebook
Northwest Indiana Symphony’s free South Shore Summer Music Festival for which attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating
Details: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Wolf Lake Pavilion, Calumet Avenue and Sheffield Ave., Hammond, rain location: Calumet College’s St. Joseph Athletic Center
♦ 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Marquette Park, 1 N. Grand Avenue, Gary, rain location: Wirt Emerson Academy, 210 N. Grand Ave.
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
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. 6: AcoustiCats (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 at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage
762-3300 or 762-1675
762-3300 or 762-1675