Updated: August 7, 2013 8:28AM
AN EVENING OUT
Little Black Dress Party: 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso; cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door, call 464-1636 or visit www.chicagostreet.org.
Seeds of Hope dinner: 6 p.m. cocktails, dinner 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Avalon Manor, 3550 East U.S. Highway 30, Hobart, $75 per person, casual attire, honorees are Cal and Cathy Bellamy, call Chris Dow at 922-2732, (708) 895-8332 or email@example.com.
Spring salad luncheon, bake Sale, & white elephant sale: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Evangelical Covenant Church of Portage, 5051 Central Ave., Portage, Tickets available at door: $6 adults & children over 10 years old, $3 children age four to 10 years old, free children up to age three years old, call 762-0084.
Mother and daughter tea: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Marian Education Center, located on the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point campus, 1201 S. Main St., free event for young women, age nine to 12 and their mothers, registration required, designed to engage and educate young girls and their moms from throughout Northwest Indiana about healthy nutrition, skin care, peer pressure and social media safety, discussion, raffle prizes, gifts and refreshments, call (800) 931-3322 or visit FranciscanAlliance.org/NWISpiritofWomen.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A combination celebration: Sunday, May 5, Polish Constitution Day and Cinco De Mayo, doors open at 1 p.m. and music and dancing is from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m., Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem Avenue, Chicago Ridge, IL., cost $12, children up to age 12 admitted free, food and drinks will be available for purchase, call (708) 594-5182 or email email@example.com.
14th biennial juried art exhibition and reception: 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, reception for winners, sponsored by the Fine Arts Board of the Presbyterian Church of LaPorte, Kingsbury Avenue and U.S. 35 South, LaPorte, the exhibit is open daily through Friday, May 17, call 362-6219 or visit www.LaPortePresbyterianFineArts.org.
Lake County Pet Expo: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Lake County Fairgrounds, Industrial Building, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point, $5 for adults, $3 senior citizen and children up to age 12 free, all friendly leashed animals are welcome. New this year, K-9 Fun Walk. Pet supply and food drive, raffles, pet costume contest, pet trick contest, pet blessing and other educational and fun events, visit www.lcpetexpo.org.
Lake County Master Gardeners garden walk: Request for homeowners in Dyer, Schererville, and St. John to share their gardens with the public for the garden walk planned for June 22, Saturday. Call Kathy Kick, at 308-6035 or Diana Cook at, 755-3240 for more information.
Northwest Indiana Mental Health Awareness Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. Highway 30 Hobart, reservations for the luncheon are $35 per person and $250 for a table of eight, hosted by the Ambassadors for Edgewater, call 885-4264 Ext. 2604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtuous Women’s Luncheon: Noon, Saturday, May 4, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway, Gary, cost $25; speaker, pastor Rodney C. Griffin, Jr., St. John Baptist Church; sponsored by the New Era District Association Fellowship of Women; attire, white with shades of light blue accessories (no dark blues), call 201-5259.
Crazy Bunco party: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54, 208 S. Linda St., Hobart, cost $10, call Linda Kolarik at 942-0149.
Book sale: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19; sneak preview 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, $5 donation, Humane Society Calumet Area, 421 45th Street, Munster, call 922-3811 or email email@example.com.
Style Show: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. Highway 30, Hobart; cost $50, includes free champagne from 5:30 to 6:30, dinner at 7 p.m. and the style show at 8:00; style show benefits Parkinson Disease, silent auction and boutique tables, call Elizabeth Fashions at 322-8772 for more information.
March of Dines - March for Babies: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 5, Highland High School, 9135 Erie St., Highland Lake County, call (800) 844-9255 or visit, www.marchforbabies.org or pick up sponsor forms at Kmart.
Annual tourism luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, Indiana Welcome Center, I-80 and Kennedy Avenue, South, Hammond, $35 per person or $300 per table of ten, respond by Friday, May 3, call 554-2229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boot drive: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, the Griffith Fire Department supports the Hoosier Burn Camp with a fundraiser at intersections all through Griffith, Call Deputy Chief Don Hill at 545-2014 or email email@example.com. For Hoosier Burn Camp visit
Taste of Care: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Road, Valparaiso, $5 proceeds benefit Porter County Triad, each facility in various medical communities in Porter County in attendance offers a “Taste” of their specialty dish, “celebrity” judges will decide “Top Chef 2013,” call Ron Donahue at 545-1796.
Trek the Township: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 18, Haven Hallow Park, 330 W 700N, ; cost, $25 adults, $15 ages 12 - 17 and free for youth up to age 12, all youth must be accompanied by an adult, register online at www.townshipfriends.org or at the Portage Trustee’s office at 3484 Airport Road, register by Saturday, May 11 to receive a T-shirt, call Joy Lundstrom at 762-1623 Ext. 31.
Parkinson disease style show: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. 30 Hobart, $50, includes free champagne, dinner and style show, featuring womens’ apparel from Elizabeth Fashions, and mens’ clothing from John Cicco’s in Merrillville and fine jewelry from Albert’s Diamond Jewelers; silent auction and boutique tables, call 322-8772.
“Out of Order”: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 21, 22, 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. Sunday, 23 and 30, performances at Beatniks on Conkey, 418 Conkey St., Hammond, call 852-0848 or visit beatniksonconkey.com.
Daniel Rodriquez and Marla Kavanaugh: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave., Munster; $25 single tickets available the night of the performance; call 923-7879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or 924-2890 or email email@example.com.
30 Dirty Fingers: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Crown Point Community Theatre, 1125 Merrillville Rd., Crown Point, $10 per person, a multi-talented duet featuring Mandy Dietrich, call 805-4255 or visit www.cpct.biz.
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; call 980-5911 for more information.
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 at 7820 Broadway, Merrillville; 980-5911 for more information.
Shipshewana Flea Market: Tuesday, May 21, Hobart Parks Department bus trip to the Shipshewana Flea Market, cost $20 per person, call 942-2987
Niagara Fall trip: Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 19, Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department travels to Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada, cost $503 double occupancy due upon registration, travelers must have a passport, call 980-5911.
“Polonica” bus trip: Wednesday, May 15, departs 8 a.m. from Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church in Portage, and at 8:30 a.m. from All Saints Catholic Church in Hammond, tours of the Marytown/St. Maximilian Kolbe Shrine Libertyville, IL; drive through the Mundelein Seminary campus; lunch at the White Eagle Restaurant in Niles, IL; visit to the Katyn Monument in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery; shopping at the Avenue Food Mart and, time permitting, a stop at Alexandra Foods (famous for pierogi and more; bring a cooler for your food items). Cost $60 per person and includes lunch, tips and donations. Reservations due by Monday, May 6th call 464-1369 prior to sending payments.
MOTHERS DAY EVENTS
Mother’s Day Dinner: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, Knights of Columbus Hall, 1104 Knights of Columbus Drive, East Chicago, doors open at noon, $35 for adults, $17.50 for children age 5 to 11, and free for kids up to age four. Reservations due by Monday, May 20. For tickets or more information tickets, call 398-9069 (please leave name and contact number).