Updated: March 8, 2013 4:22PM
AN EVENING OUT
Ed Asner: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Marquette Park pavilion, 1 N. Grand Blvd., Gary; $35 advance, $40 at the door; one-man show “FDR,” sponsored by Miller Beach Arts & Creative District and Mas Media 7; sponsorship packages available; purchase tickets online at www.Eventbrite.com or Ayers Realty, 646 S. Lake St. 2, or call 938-1188.
Lincoln Day dinner: Thursday, March 7; doors open 6 p.m., dinner at 7, Aberdeen Manor, 216 Ballantrae St., Valparaiso; $50, cash bar; sponsored by Porter County Republican Party and House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis; www.portercountygop.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christopher Kennedy Lawford: dinner event, 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Valparaiso University, 1700 Chapel Drive; $40 each or $35 each for groups of eight; sponsored by Frontline Foundations Inc. nonprofit substance abuse recovery support program; deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, March 11; 728-162 or www.in1accord.eventbrite.com.
Anniversary dinner dance: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 10, Gary YWCA, 150 W. 15th Ave., $7 advance, $10 at the door, Jazzy Ladies and Gents third anniversary event for slides instructor Maxine, 887-5947 886-2051.
Steppin’ and line dancing: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, Gary, $10 advance, $15 at the door, presented by (219) Stepper’s, optional black and white attire, 742-2957, 682-7057, 746-6969.
Judy Garland the concert years: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 23, Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts, 540 S. Lake St., Gary, presented by Miller Beach Arts and Creative District; for tickets, call 306-6880 or (773) 456-4316.
Fish fry: 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent, St. Bridget Parish Center, 568 E. 2nd St., Hobart, $10 to $16, sponsored by Knights of Columbus St. Thomas Council 1347.
Maple syrup weekday field trips: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and Tuesday, March 12, through Thursday, March 14, Deep River County Park, 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, $2 per person, $20 advance deposit required to hold reservation, 769-7275 to reserve tour.
Zumbathon party: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, Crossroads YMCA Hammond Branch, 7322 Southeastern Ave., $10, snacks and water provided; Karyn Mascio, 845-1507, Ext. 234.
Sand-and-Sea fashion show and luncheon: Sunday, March 24, noon doors open for bake sale, 1 p.m. lunch, Avalon Manor Banquet Center, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart, $30, sponsored by Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church; 663-2134, 365-6360.
Soup-and-bread luncheon: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, all-you-can-eat (dine in only), Peace United Church of Christ, 1001 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville, $6 adults, $3 ages 4-10, free for children up to age 3, $4 carryout, 769-4585.
Supporters of Military: all-you-can-eat taco dinner or hot dogs, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Chesterton Moose Lodge, 602 Broadway, $7 adults, $3.50 children up to age 8; 405-1723, 241-8952.
“Spring into Action” Community Volunteer Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, Crown Point High School cafeteria, 1500 S. Main St., www.spring-into-action.org.
Pond Expo: sneak peek 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26; show hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28; Lake County Fairgrounds, Crown Point; sneak peek $20; regular show is $5 adults, free for children up age 15; exhibits on gardens, ponds, patios and educational seminars for outdoor enthusiasts; 780-6207, www.illianagardenpond.org.
LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra concert: 7 p.m. Satuday, March 16, Portage High School’s East auditorium, 6450 U.S. 6, $15 at the door, free for students with valid student identification, presented by Portage Live Entertainment Association and New Vistas High School; 484-7648, www.PortageMusic.com.
Tri Kappa Easter Bunny Breakfast and Fun Fest: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Lowell Middle School, 19250 Cline Ave.; $3, tickets available from Zeta Chi members and at the door; includes cupcake decorating, face painting, tattoos, sucker pool, windsock creation, pin the tail on the bunny, cakewalk, duck pond, and a disk drop.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny: Saturday, March 16; seatings from 8 to 8:45 a.m., 9 to 9:45 a.m., 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 to 11:45 a.m., Lake County Courthouse Maki Ballroom, Crown Point; $5 advance, $8 at the door, free for children up to age 1; tickets available at chamber offices, 255 W. 80th Place, Merrillville, and Old Courthouse Square, Room 206, Crown Point, and also at First Midwest Bank, 1100 N. Main St., Crown Point, and Horizon Bank branches at 8590 Broadway, Merrillville, and 1300 N. Main St., Crown Point. For information: 769-8180 or www.crossroadschamber.org.
Polish Women’s Alliance “Swieconka” pre-Easter luncheon: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1104 Knights of Columbus Drive, East Chicago, noon doors open, $35 adults, $17.50 children up to age 11, reservation deadline Monday, March 18, call Delphine Huneycutt at 398-9069.
Easter egg hunt for children up to age 12: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Portage First United Methodist Church: 2637 McCool Road, (at Crossroads south of church), 5 p.m. dinner, 762-3846 or www.portageumc.org.
All-ages Easter egg hunt: 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 23, First Presbyterian Church of Kouts, 195 E. County Road 700S, Kouts; visit by Easter Bunny, bring cameras, free raffle for prizes, Easter baskets, refreshments served, prize bags provided at the door; rain date 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30.
Westfield Southlake Easter egg hunt: noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 30, Westfield Southlake mall, Hobart; free for WFamily members, on-site registration; includes face painting, children’s entertainers, petting zoo, photos with Easter Bunny; 738-2260, www.westfield.com/southlake.
Pirate egg hunt: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, Bellaboo’s Play and Discovery Center, Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station; “An After Hour’s Interactive Experience ... and Egg Hunt, of Course!” for kids up to age 9 $10 for first child and $7.50 for each additional child in the family, free for infants up to age 1, $5 for children 10 and older (activities aimed at age 9 and younger); dress in pirate costumes; reservations required, 963-2070 or www.MyBellaboos.com.
“Rock and Blues Show”: Sunday, March 17; noon doors open, 1 p.m. show, Club Ki-Yowga, 5220 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago; benefit for Heartspring Foundation and local charities, features The Indiana Blues Brothers, $25 includes two cocktails, 670-6199, 844-7121.
South Bend Chocolates in time for Easter: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary fundraiser, Medical Center, 1500 S. Lake Park Ave., Hobart, west entrance conference room 3A, 947-2641.
St. Baldrick’s Day event: Saturday, March 9; noon doors open, 1 p.m. head shaving begins, Cedar Lake Fraternal Order of Eagles 2529, 13140 Lakeshore Drive, inaugural St. Baldrick’s Day event to raise money to fight cancer; includes raffles, 50/50 drawings and T-shirts for sale, 374-9873 to participate.
Taste For A Cure: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, wine-tasting event at Anderson’s Vineyard and Winery, 430 U.S. 6, Valparaiso, American Cancer Society Relay For Life team Rush For A Cure, free admission, luminaria bags available for $10 (to have a photo added to the bag, bring a nonreturnable paper copy no larger than 5-by-5 inches), 707-6594.
“Erin Go Paw” humane society fundraiser: 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 17, American Legion Hall, 6601 Hobart Road, Gary; presented by Humane Society of Northwest Indiana and the American Legion Hall to benefit shelter animals; $10, $5 for children up to age 5 with a paying adult; includes corned beef and cabbage, carrots, red potatoes and shamrock cookie, cash bar; “Dinners To Go” available; 938-3339.
Hoops for Halos Donation Program: runs through March at Buffalo Wild Wings in Crown Point, Hobart, Schererville and Valparaiso; customers can donate to the Jared Tomich Halo of Hope Foundation when paying for meals at Buffalo Wild Wings or via donation boxes; Halo of Hope Foundation is devoted to improving the quality of life for children and families with pediatric cancer and/or blood disorder illnesses. Appreciation Night for Buffalo Wild Wings teams, 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1200 Indianapolis Blvd., Schererville, with Halo of Hope board of directors and activities committee available to meet the public.
“Belle Gunness Mystery”: 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, Rittenhouse Senior Living, 1300 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso, free admission, popcorn and beverages provided, limited seating, R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, March 19; Bruce Johnson shows the documentary and discusses his research on Belle Gunness, a deadly gold digger who lured wealthy Chicago men to her house in LaPorte County with classified advertising; 531-2484.
“Once on This Island”: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, and Saturday, March 9 (senior scholarship night March 7); Lake Central High School, 8400 Wicker Ave., St. John; $12 adults, $10 seniors/students, $7 children up to age 12; 365-8551, Ext. 226, or www.lcdrama.org.
“The Less Than Human Club”: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9; Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso; tickets at www.chicagostreet.org or 464-1636, Ext. 1.
Dyer Historical Society speaker: 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, Dyer Town Hall meeting room , U.S. 30, just east of Hart Street; actor and historian Terry Lynch portrays Henry Ford; free; refreshments served; 865-6108 or email email@example.com.
Northeast Indiana Kidney Walk and kidney health risk assessment: 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. walk, Saturday, March 23, Westfield Southlake mall, J.C. Penney lower level court, Hobart; free 15-minute kidney health risk assessment includes blood-pressure measurement, body mass index calculation, and free clinical consultation about chronic kidney disease (no registration required); (260) 456-0654 or register for the walk at www.kidneywalk.org.
“Once Upon a Shoe”: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, Hammond Community Theater and Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St., Hammond; open to school-age children, no experience needed, performances at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, at Beatniks on Conkey; 852-0848, Beatniksonconkey.com.
Chicago Flower and Garden show at Navy Pier: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, bus leaves Hudson-Campbell parking lot, 455 Massachusetts St., Gary, $25, tickets available at Gary Parks Department, 839 Broadway, call Vickie at 886-7099.
Tunica, Miss.: Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4; sponsored by Roosevelt class of 1965; $300 based on double occupancy, additional $50 for single rooms; $50 final payment due by Sunday, March 3; mail checks and money orders (payable to Roosevelt Class of 1965) to: Roosevelt Class of 1965, 2129 Marshall St., Gary, IN 46404; for more information, call James Rucker, 882-0716.
New York City “The Big Apple”: Thursday, Dec. 5, through Tuesday, Dec. 10; sponsored by Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department; $569 double occupancy, final payment due Sept. 20, $75 deposit due immediately; price includes transportation, room, meals, guided tours and more; call 980-5911.