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Northwest Indiana Weekly Planner

Updated: October 10, 2012 6:06PM



AN EVENING OUT

Chili dinner and bunco: 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. games, Thursday, Oct. 11, Faith Lutheran Church, 1700 S. Halleck St., DeMotte, $10 for dinner, 987-3646

Towle Education Department Fundraiser: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond, with performances by the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble, silent auction, raffles and food, $30 per person, 937-8780

Chorus Angelorum in Concert: 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, St. Mary of the Lake Church, 6060 Miller Ave., Gary, donations will be accepted, 306-6880

Steak and Burger Dinner and Silent Auction: 6 p.m. dinner Monday, Oct. 15, Valparaiso University’s Harre Union, $100 per person, proceeds to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County, speaker is Jim “Basketball” Jones, 464-7282

Abigail Washburn Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Harre Union Ballroom, Valparaiso University, 1509 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, advance tickets $8 and $12, at the door $10 and $15, union.universitytickets.com

Purdue Varsity Glee Club and Purduettes: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Crown Point High School auditorium, 1500 S. Main St., $15 adults, $12 senior citizens and students, 663-4885, Ext. 11000

LOCOS of Comedy: doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, Merrillville, $35 at the door, proceeds to the International Community Alliance, 794-4006

St. Anthony Home and Hospice Annual Dinner-dance: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart, with live entertainment and more, $80 per person, $150 per couple, 661-5105

Romantic Murder-Mystery Dinner: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Jewish Federation Community Building, 585 Progress Ave., Munster, $25 per person in advance, call 922-4024

ARTS AND CRAFTS

32nd annual Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Hebron Elementary School, 307 S. Main St., 996-4771

CARS AND CYCLES

Ride for Community Cancer Research Foundation: 9 a.m. registration, 10:30 a.m. start Saturday, Oct. 13, Calumet Harley-Davidson, 10350 Calumet Ave., Munster, $25 per person, $35 per couple, 934-6366

FAMILY FUN

Elvis FANtasy Fest: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday Oct. 14, Woodland Park Community Building, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage, fundraiser for Porter County Special Olympics, celebrate with live entertainment, games, auctions, free sock hop, vendor convention, buffet, 317-844-7354, www.elvisfantasyfest.com.

Buckley Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 14, Buckley Homestead, 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell, $4 admission, age 7 and under admitted free, with food, vendors, tours, Indian camp and more, 769-7275, www.lakecountyparks.com.

Dyer fire-prevention open house: 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Dyer Fire Department Station 1, 2150 Hart St., fire truck rides, tower lifts, safety and extrication demonstrations

Jane Ball Haunted Gym: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20, Jane Ball Elementary School, 13313 Parrish St., Cedar Lake, $3, benefits Jane Ball PTO

FIND A BARGAIN

Indian Summer Festival: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Trinity Church, 600 Franklin St., Michigan City, with homemade art, yard sale, seed and plant exchange and more, 561-5444

Fall Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Village Park Enrichment Center at Banta, 605 Beech St., Valparaiso, 462-1301

Portage Township Auction and Community Rummage Sale: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Haven Hollow Park, 330 W. County Road 700N, Valparaiso, preview of items begins at 8 a.m., includes a 1993 ford Econoline Turtle Top Van, mowers, vending machines, Konica copier and more, cash or checks only, 762-1623, Ext. 31

FOOD AND DRINK

Fall Greek Food Fest: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13, SS Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Hellenic Cultural Center, 8000 Madison St., Merrillville, parking and admission are free, 769-2481

Italian buffet: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, American Legion Post 502, South Haven, 429 W. County Road 750N, Valparaiso, $10 adults, $5 ages 6 to 12, $25 for a family of four, 595-2595

Spaghetti dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Haven Hollow Park, 330 W. County Road 700N, Valparaiso, $8 adults, $7 age 10 and under, 462-8207, Ext. 247

Clothing Our Children wine tasting and auction: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville, sponsored by Merrillville Rotary Club Charities, tickets $35, provides clothing vouchers to children in need from Crown Point, Hobart, Lake Station, Merrillville, and River Forest school systems, call Ana Grandfield at 219-769-3541 Ext. 307 or agrandfield@lcplin.org

GET MOVING

Breast cancer fundraiser: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the parking lot of Body Max Fitness Center, 240 W. 79th Ave., participants must be at least 16, donation is $10, spectators $5, 769-3366

Freaky Fun Zombie Run: 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, Imagination Glen Outback Trails, 2275 McCool Road, Portage, participants are encouraged to dress in costume, 781-3295

Wellness event: 6:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, discounted blood testing by St. Mary Medical Center and other services, 762-9622

10th annual Hope’s Harvest 5K Walk/Run: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, registration is $25 for walkers and runners; $10 for virtual participants, 980-1720 or visit www.nwifoodbank5k.org

TAKE A TRIP

Gold Strike Casino, Tunica, Miss.: depart Saturday, Oct. 20, return Wednesday, Oct. 24, Village Shopping Center, Gary, $300 per person based on double occupancy includes hotel and transportation, 949-5914

Polonia Bus Trip to Chicago: departs 8:30 a.m. Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, Portage, 9 a.m. All Saints Catholic Church, Hammond, Wednesday, Nov. 7, featured tours of Holy Innocents Catholic Church and St. Nicholis Ukranian Catholic Cathedral, Chicago, lunch at Sawa’s Old Warsaw Restaurant, Broadview, Ill, $56 per person includes lunch, tips and donations, reservations due by Monday, Oct. 29, 464-1369



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