Updated: May 5, 2013 1:45PM
AN EVENING OUT
Spring fling dance: 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Skwiat American Legion Post 451, 121 Skwiat Legion Ave., Michigan City, $7, first dance free to new members, bring a dish to share for 6:30 p.m. dinner, 744-4732.
Renaissance Romance Dinner Theater: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, “The Queens” Trinity Church Barker Hall, 600 Franklin St, Michigan City, presented by the Metamorphosis Traveling Theater Company, the theater event is preceded by a Pork n’ Fork Renaissance Feast, (chicken breast with apricot sauce will be substituted for those who don’t eat pork), cost is $35 per person, at BarkerHall.com or call 874-4355 for reservations, guest are encouraged to wear Elizabethan style hats or costumes.
Health Initiative: The third annual Indiana Black Barber Shop Initiative: Free blood pressure screening, cholesterol screenings, and prostate health information; Marleys, 1223 Broadway, Gary; Lil Lou’s Barbershop, 4509 Broadway, Gary; Billco’s Barbershop, 2448 Broadway, Gary, Images Barber & Beauty Shop, 5833 W. 5th Ave., Gary; No Limits Cuts & Creations, 3035 W. 15th Ave., Gary, sponsored by the Indiana Commission Social Status Black Males.
Staying healthy: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 16, Gary Common Council Chambers, 401 Broadway, Gary, second floor; first of three symposiums for residents age 50 years old and older, reservations required, call (877) 926-8300, sponsored by the city of Gary Mayor’s office of Constituent Services, AARP Indiana and Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Spring break Monday fun days: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, Bellaboo’s Pay and Discovery Center, Three Rivers County Park, 2800 Colorado St., Lake Station, 963-2070, www.MyBellaboos.com for hours and admission prices.
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 $5 adults, free for children up age 15; exhibits on gardens, ponds, patios and educational seminars for outdoor enthusiasts; 780-6207, www.illianagardenpond.org.
ParKids Youth Volunteer Corps.: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has year-round volunteer services for teens ages 13 to 18; ParKids meet several times a year on Saturdays for hikes, service projects and park events; applications for year-round program or for more information, 395-9555, Ext. 7, or email Cross@nps.gov.
Spiritual Empowerment Expo vendors: Healers, psychic, bodyworks, author, holistic healers and personal vendors are needed for the Spiritual Empowerment Expo planned Saturday, May 25, at the Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave., Hobart, application deadline Wednesday, May 1, 218-1315 or email email@example.com.
Keep calm and stop bullying: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, YWCA, 150 W. 15th Ave., Gary, anti-bullying rally hosted by Brytnie Jones, an 18-year old Gary native, for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Merrillville Community Planetarium: 7:30 p.m. Fridays, April 12, 19, 26 and Saturdays, April 20 and 27, a public program “The Spring Sky”, 199 E. 70th Ave., Merrillville, in the Clifford Pierce Middle School, the planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before the show begins, no one admitted after the program starts, cost $3 adults, and $2 children, reservations required call 650-6486 or visit www.mcpstars.org.
A musical benefit fundraiser: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, The Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Road, Gary, $10 in advance and $15 at the door, a benefit for Friends of Sheltered Children in Kenya, presented by Gospel Sunrise Productions, call 884-4402.
Smart chicks and old bags: 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, St. Michael’s Church, 1 Wilhelm St., Schererville, auction and sale of pre-owned purses and jewelry, $5, proceeds help purchase ultrasound machines for pregnancy care centers in Indiana and women pro-life ministries, 838-3165, 838-5755, 730-9199, 558-2187 or 365-5355.
Garage and bake sale: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 12 and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, St. James Hall, 45th and Kennedy Ave., Highland. Items for the garage and bake sale can be dropped off on Wednesday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 8 pm., and Thursday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponosred by St. James Women’s Guild, call 864-7438 or 924-5783
Texas hold ‘em tourney: 7 p.m. Friday, April 12, St. Paul Catholic School, 1755 W. Harrison Blvd., Valparaiso, entry fee is $100 and includes all types of prizes and complimentary food, call 608-0517 or visit stpaulvalpo.org.
Spring wine tasting and silent auction: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, St. Patrick Parish, 638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, tickets are $40 through Saturday, April 6th and $50 thereafter, visit www.st.patsparish.org/tasting
Cat on a hot tin roof: 8 p.m. Fridays, April 5 and 12, Saturdays, April 6 and 13 and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 7 and 14, Footlight Theatre, 1705 Franklin St., Michigan City, cost $12, reservations recommended call 874-4035.
Civil war reenactments: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27; Sundays, April 7, 28 and 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, live demonstrations by Civil War reenactors, “Civil War in the South Shore”, Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, Expo opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11.
Trouble is coming April 13: Doors open 6 p.m. show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Westside High School, 9th Avenue and Gerry Street, Gary, cost is $15 in advance and $20 at the door, stage play presented by Rena X Productions, call 814-3431 or visit eventbrite.com keyword: trouble.
Northwest Indiana Symphony: 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway, Crown Point, Mahler Symphony Number 2, for tickets call 836-0525 Ext. 200 or online at at www.nisorchestra.org.
All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten: 8 p.m. Fridays, April 12 and 19; Saturdays, April 13 and 20; and 3 p.m. Sundays, April 14 and 21, Crown Point Community Theatre, 1125 Merrillville Road, Crown Point, cost $15 adults, and $12 for seniors, students, and active/retired military, 805-4255, or visit us online at www.cpct.biz.
The Legacy of Floyd Cramer, featuring Jason Coleman: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave. Tickets are $25. Season subscriptions are available. Jason Coleman is the grandson of the legendary Nashville pianist Floyd Cramer He continues the family tradition in a nostalgic an entertaining tribute. For more information please call Christine Small at 923-7879 or email email@example.com or Babs Zandstra at 924-2890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York City “The Big Apple”: Thursday, Dec. 5, through Tuesday, Dec. 10; sponsored by Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department; $569 double occupancy, $75 deposit due immediately, final payment due Sept. 20; price includes transportation, room, meals, guided tours and more; 980-5911.
Spring motorcoach trip: Tuesday, April 16, one-day trip to Frederick Meijer Gardens Grand Rapids, Mich., 7 a.m. departure from Gary Sportsman’s Club, 10101 Madison, Crown Point, return about 6 p.m., $50 per person cash or check only; includes round-trip motorcoach accommodations, admission to gardens, tram tour, time for shopping and lunch on your own; mail checks (payable to Silver Bell Club #2365) to: Silver Bell Club, P.O. Box 162, Hobart, IN 46342; 947-1411, silverbellclub.com.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds: 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, bus departs from Pruzin Park, 5750 Tyler St., Merrillville; $68 residents, $73 nonresidents, seats, infield reserved terrace, price includes admission and round-trip transportation, register at www.activenwi.com or 7820 Broadway, Merrillville; 980-5911.
Shipshewana Flea Market: Tuesday, May 21, Hobart Parks Department bus trip to the Shipshewana Flea Market, cost $20 per person. Call 942-2987 for more information and reservations.
MOTHERS DAY EVENTS
Mother’s Day Dinner: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1104 Knights of Columbus Drive - East Chicago, doors open at noon, cost is $35 for adults, $17.50 for children age 5 to 11, and free for kids up to age four. The menu consists of baked chicken, Polish sausage & kraut, roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, salad, beverage and dessert. Reservations due by Monday, April 22. For information or to order tickets, call Dolly Huneycutt at 398-9069 (please give a name and contact number if leaving a message)