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Northwest Indiana Weekly Planner, Nov. 1

AN EVENING OUT

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

Dancing Like the Stars at Duneland Falls: Saturday, Nov. 10, Duneland Falls Banquet Center, 1100 N. Indiana 149, Portage. Tickets are $40 or $50. Doors open at 6 p.m., with a buffet dinner (included in ticket price) and cash bar. Show begins at 7 p.m. Bring a prepurchased ticket, 926-4204.

St. Clare’s Kitchen Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction: 6 p.m. auction, 7 buffet dinner, Friday, Nov. 9, Great Oaks Banquets, 13109 Wicker Ave. (U.S. 41), Cedar Lake, $25 per person, 741-1591, 836-1463.

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

A Fabulous ’50s-Swank ’60s Christmas Fashion Show: 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Ave., Hammond. Show starts at 7 p.m., $10 per person, 937-8780.

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

Dinner-Dance and Silent Auction Fundraiser for Kidworks: 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 dinner, Saturday, Nov. 17, Trinity Banquet Hall, 638 Calumet Road, Chesterton. Proceeds benefit the special needs of under-insured or uninsured children in Northwest Indiana, $50 per person, $85 per couple, 983-9675.

ARTS & ANTIQUES

Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 234 W. Division Road, Valparaiso, 462-8298.

Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Dyer United Methodist Church, 2016 Church St., 365-2857.

Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 3025 Highway Ave., Highland, with crafts, pet gifts, candy, tole painting, holiday decorations, jewelry and more, 924-8483, 838-1458.

Ogden Dunes Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Ogden Dunes Community Church, 116 Hillcrest Road, with more than 30 artists working in glass, pottery, painting, photography, jewelry and textiles displaying their wares for sale. Sponsored by the Ogden Dunes Women’s Club, 762-6690.

Antique and Collectibles Show: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Lake County Fairgrounds, Industrial Arts Building, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, $4 adults, ages 12 and younger admitted free, 769-8180.

S.E.L.F. Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Special Education Learning Facility, 750 Ransom Road, Valparaiso, 548-3162, Ext. 1826.

FAMILY FUN

VFW Model Train Swap Meet: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Ehinger Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 664 Hirsch Ave., Calumet, City, Ill., $3 general admission, ages 12 and younger admitted free, 322-3725.

FIND A BARGAIN

Hope for Haiti Benefit Sale: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall, 105 S. Indiana 49, Valparaiso, 766-0859.

FOOD

Comfort Dog Fundraising Dinner: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Portage High School West cafeteria, 6450 U.S. 6. Prince, a comfort dog, is retiring at the end of the school year, and Holy Cross Lutheran Church is raising money to purchase another comfort dog. Admission is $5 adults, $3 ages 12 and younger, 921-3487.

Harvest Dinner: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Cedar Lake United Methodist Church, 7124 W. 137th Place, $10 adults, $5 ages 10 and younger, 374-7312.

Griffith Lions Club Pancake Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, Hildebrandt Hall, 525 N. Lafayette St., Griffith, 638-1423.

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

GAMES & PRIZES

Crazy Bunco: Noon Sunday, Nov. 4, Crown Point Fire Station, 126 N. East St., $10 per person.

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

GET MOVING

PNC Panther Pounce 5K Run-Walk, 10K Run and Mile Fun Run: begins with 7:30 a.m. registration Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Purdue University North Central LSF Building, 1401 S. U.S. 421, Westville, 786-5200, Ext. 5273.



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