Updated: June 24, 2013 1:11PM
MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
Memorial Day observance: 12:15 p.m. Friday, May 24, Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows, 3210 N. Campbell, Valparaiso, speakers World War II veterans Bill Wellman and John Wolf.
Memorial festival: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, Grieger’s Motor Sales, 1756 U.S. 30, Valparaiso, American Legion color guard ceremony and speeches, historical artifact display, food and Northwest Indiana Jeepers jeep show.
Memorial Day Trail Run X-Treme: 8:15 a.m. Monday, May 27, beginning with the kid’s mile race, 9 a.m. the 12K starts runners, Portage’s Imagination Glen Park, Outback Trail, 2275 McCool Road, Portage, cost is $30 on day of race and $20 for kids run.
Memorial Day service: 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, Hebron American Legion Post 190, honors all veterans of past wars, Hebron Cemetery, Porter County.
Kickoff to beach season: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, Indiana Dunes Tourism Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Road 49, LaPorte, special kickoff to the travel season and the beach season over the Memorial Day holiday weekend with Tonya’s Patisserie preparing and selling treats, s’mores from scratch over an on site grill, fresh-grilled pound cake with a berry compote. They will also have gluten-free flour less chocolate walnut cookies, gluten-free monster cookies, oatmeal cranberry cookies and minted fruit salad.
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.
Healthy Hustle 5K Run/Walk: 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1, Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. Entry fee $20, race day registration is $25. Proceeds for the Porter Health Care Systems benefit both the Lakeshore Paws. Visit porterhealth.com for more information or to register.