Updated: August 7, 2013 8:28AM
AN EVENING OUT
Seeds of Hope dinner: 6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner, 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 or (708) 895-8332 or email email@example.com.
“Jazzing in Black and Red”: 5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Genesis Convention Center, 5th Avenue and Broadway; concert, dinner/dance, and musical entertainment by Diane “Lil’ Sax” Ellis and the Jazzy Ladies; cost $40 per person, $75 per couple, presented by The Greater Gary American Jazz Association, tickets available at Mae’s Barber Shop, 3101 W. 25th Ave., Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays or from any GGAJA member, call 944-8875 or 985-1510.
Jammin’ for the Dunes Festival: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 1, Washington Park’s Amphitheater, Michigan City, music and beer festival featuring local breweries, bands and restaurants, cost $15 cash at the door; visit www.savedunes.org/jammin for more information.
Law enforcement memorial service: 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, annual law enforcement memorial service to remember fallen heroes, Dyer F.O.P. and the Dyer Police Department, 2150 Hart St.; call 865-1163.
Miller Beach Arts and Creative District features Wirt-Emerson Arts: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, performances by four high school groups will be featured at the district’s art gallery, 540 Lake Street; the concert choir, a dance ensemble, a woodwind quintet from the band department, and a string quartet from the orchestra department.
■ Friday, May 17, 540 Lake St., performances by the junior high choir, and a dance troupe in a tribute to Michael Davis, a recently retired and long time dance instructor at Wirt-Emerson.
■ Friday, May 17, 540 Lake St., as part of the evening a documentary film, will be shown “What We Sow,” produced by Carolyn McCrady, about the success of Wirt-Emerson over its 25 year history because of its priority for the arts. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on both evenings and admission is free.
Rummage in the park: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, rummage sale in Riverview Park, 2701 Ripley St., Lake Station, call 962-7508.
Lake County Master Gardeners garden walk: homeowners in Dyer, Schererville, and St. John requested 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, call 755-3240.
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, for more information call 885-4264 Ext. 2604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leon’s Triathlon demo day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 1, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond. Family-fun event showcases a variety of active lifestyle sports and products in addition to triathlon gear, food and entertainment, educational opportunities with professional athletes discussing their training, gear and nutrition. Paddle boards will also be featured and available for test rides. Vendors email email@example.com.
“Celebrating Our Greatest Generation”: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, luncheon and 1940s entertainment to honor World War II veterans presented by the Morrow Family Foundation, Lake Etta Banquet Hall, 4891 West 29th Ave., Gary, cost $5, patriotic music by The String of Pearls and an address to the troops by RJ Lindsey, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the posting of the colors by American Legion Posts 508 and 369, special comments presented by Pamela Mow, and master of ceremony Barry Veden. Call 769-7275 for reservations or tickets, or visit Lake County Parks, 8411 E. Lincoln Highway, and updates available at www.LakeCountyParks.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valparaiso Old Time Dance: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 doors open, dance starts at 7 p.m., beginners dance instruction until 8 p.m., YMCA at 1201 Cumberland Crossing Dr., cost is $5 per person or $15 per family, admission is free with college student ID, For more information call Peter Martin at 464-0846 or e-mail email@example.com.
“Believe” 5K run/walk: 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. registration, race beings 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Gleason Golf Course, 3400 Jefferson St., Gary, fundraiser for Lisa Love Garrett scholarship foundation, cost $20 adults, $10 children, Lisa succumbed to breast cancer Feb. 27. Call 682-6798, 628-6820 or 718-0401 for more information. Event will be held rain or shine.
Spring plant and flower sale: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 10; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11; Valparaiso Firefighters Local 1124 Conference and Training Center, 355 W. Evans Ave., Valparaiso, annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants, hanging baskets and planters.
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, For more information call 922-3811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson Disease style show fundraiser: 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 featuring women’s apparel from Elizabeth Fashions, silent auction and boutique tables, benefits Parkinson Disease, call Elizabeth Fashions at 322-8772 for more information.
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 its specialty dish, call Ron Donahue at 545-1796 for more information.
Trek the Township: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 18, Haven Hallow Park, 330 W. County Road 700N; cost, $25 adults, $15 ages 12 to 17 and free for youth up to age 12, Friends of Portage Township Foundation 20-mile non-competitive, family-fun bicycle event, all youth must be accompanied by an adult, register by Saturday, May 11 to receive a T-shirt, at www.townshipfriends.org or at the Portage Trustee’s office, 3484 Airport Road, call 762-1623 Ext. 31.
Roland “Bo” Watson Red Stepper’s Affair: 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, The Hobart Elks Lodge, 3580 W. 61st Ave., Hobart, cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door, music by D.J. Dwayne “Hitman” Halliburton, proceeds benefit the Gary Alumni Chapter scholarships and programs, call James 730-2825 or Keith 614-7877.
“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 email@example.com or 924-2890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; call 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.
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 call 398-9069.