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Northwest Indiana Weekly Planner, Oct. 25

Updated: October 24, 2012 12:17PM



AN EVENING OUT

Miller Citizens Corps Masquerade Ball: 7:45 to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Marquette Park Pavilion, One North Grand Blvd., Gary, doors open at 7:30 p.m., music by Oscar and the Majestics, attire is dressy, 755-0026

Piano concert: Yana Reznik performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Munster High School auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave., $25 per person, 923-7879, 924-2890

Classical Gas: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, Portage High School West Auditorium, 6450 E. U.S. 30, with Rich Redenour and Steve Brooks, $15 adults, $5 students, Portage Township students admitted free, 762-5025

St. Anthony Home and Hospice annual dinner dance: 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Avalon Manor, 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

Art After Dark Gala: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive South, Chesterton, with dancing and silent auction, proceeds benefit education programs at the Chesterton Art Center, $50 per person, 926-4711

Winning Hearts not Races Auction: 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart, R.S.V.P. by Friday, Nov. 2, $50 per person, www.americangreyhound.org

Carnivale Mascarada: 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Radisson Star Plaza, Merrillville, sponsored by Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, $75 per person until Nov. 9, $85 per person thereafter, 769-8180

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Crafters needed for Kandy Kane Lane craft show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, First Presbyterian Church of Portage, 6225 Lute Road, $25 per table, $30 with electricity, 759-1548

FAMILY FUN

Fall Harvest Festival: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, downtown Valparaiso, free admission, wear a costume and trick-or-treat at downtown retailers and merchants, free hayrides, 464-8332

Winter at Buckley Farm: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, Buckley Homestead, 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell, join the preparations for winter at the homestead, $2 adults, $1 children up to age 12 and seniors age 60 and older, 769-7275

FOOD

All-you-can-eat Halloween pancake breakfast: 7 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, White Eagle Park Hall, 2107 Welnetz Road, Michigan City, children ages 1 to 12 eligible for costume contest at 10:30 a.m., $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $5 ages 6 to 12 and free admission for children up to age 4, sponsored by Polish Business and Professional Club, 210-3401

Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry spaghetti dinner: 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Woodland Park’s Oakwood Grand Ballroom, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage, with raffles, bake sale, wine tasting, silent auction and more, $12 adults, $5 ages 3 to 12, 734-6936

GAMES & PRIZES

Turkey shoot: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 18, American Legion Post 502, South Haven, 429 W. County Road 750N, Valparaiso, loaner guns provided, meat provided by the Beef Mart in Portage, 759-2121

HALLOWEEN FUN

Hebron Haunted House: 4:30 to 6 p.m. kid’s time Thursday, Oct. 25, and Friday, Oct. 26, $1 per person; 7:30 to 10 p.m. lights out for adults, $5 per person; Hebron Middle School, 307 S. Main St., 996-5777

Black Cat’s Meow Adventure: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station, Cat in the Hat Costume Party and Walking Riddle Show, call for admission prices, 963-2070

Healthy Start “A Safe and Healthy Halloween Spooktacular”: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, St. Francis Xavier Church, 2453 Putnam St., Lake Station, wear costumes, 989-3939

Wolf Mansion Halloween tours: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28; 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 31, Wolf Mansion, 423 W. County Road 700N, Valparaiso, $15, reservations and advance payment required, 364-8102

Trick-or-Treat in downtown Chesterton: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, parents and children should look for orange flyers in the windows of participating businesses in Chesterton and Porter, visit the Chamber of Commerce at 220 Broadway and receive canvas trick-or-treat bags loaded with special goodies for the first 200 children, 926-5513

Halloween at the orchard: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, County Line Orchard, 200 County Line Road, Hobart, with free trick-or-treating, music, games, bounce house, corn maze, wagon rides, storytelling, farm animals and apple picking, 947-4477, Ext. 306

Haunted House: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, American Legion Post 101, 959 W. Indiana St., Kouts, $3 admission, 766-9919

Haunted Trail: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, begins and ends at Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, not for children younger than age 8 or the faint-hearted, $3 per person, 762-9622

Hobart Jaycees Haunted House: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 28; Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 31, 18 E. Old Ridge Road, admission is $6 per person or $5 with donation of a canned good for the food bank, 682-7638

Captain’s Crypt Halloween costume and dance party: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, T.J. Maloney’s Authentic Irish Pub, 800 E. 81st Ave., Merrillville, $10 at the door, 769-6311

Boo at the Zoo: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City, rain or shine, $3 nonmember adults, $2 nonmember children, $1 members, 873-1510

Bieker Woods night walk: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Community Park, 8601 Calumet Ave., Munster, $5 adults, $3 children, sponsored by Munster Parks, adults must accompany children up to age 8

Haunted hayrides: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Twin Oaks Park, Grand Boulevard and Tyler Street, New Chicago, $1 per person, all children must be accompanied by an adult, sponsored by New Chicago Park Department

“Trunk or Treat”: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, kids can trick-or-treat from the trunks of designated cars at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave., Portage, 762-2673

All Hallows Eve blessing of trick-or-treaters: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St., Griffith, children in costume accompanied by an adult receive a special blessing and a reflective trick-or-treat bag and candy, 922-2277

“Trunk or Treat”: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, kids can trick-or-treat from the trunks of designated cars at First Baptist Church, 1 North Pennsylvania St., Hobart, chili for the adults, 455-1873

TAKE A TRIP

Four Winds Casino: 9 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return Friday, Nov. 9, Pruzin Park, 5750 Tyler St., Merrillville, $26 Merrillville residents, $30 nonresidents, registration deadline Friday, Nov. 2, 980-5911



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