Updated: November 4, 2013 2:32AM
AN EVENING OUT
Dancing in “Mean Green”: 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, Gary YWCA, 150 W. 15th Ave. Cost, $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Vendors welcome; call 887-5947, 730-6274, 886-2051 or 614-3130.
All class reunion party: 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, Gleason Park Clubhouse, 2900 Harrison St., Gary. Horace Mann High School event; cost is $10 per person. Call (703) 398-9646.
Puttin’ On the Ritz: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Calumet Township Multi-Purpose Center, 1900 W. 41st Ave., Gary. The “Red Roses” Chapter 71977 of the International Red Hat Society, adults only tea. Cost is $6 per person. For tickets, call Pat at 787-2761, Vera at 880-0885 or Eunice at 887-5711.
“Touch of Elegance”: Noon, Saturday, Sept. 14, Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Hobart. St. Mary Medical Center Auxiliary, 14th annual luncheon event, with a money raffle, and gift certificates offered as door prizes. Cost is $25 and may be purchased at St. Mary Hospital gift Shop, 945-3104 or call 942-3922 or 942-1469. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Fall Night hikes: 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 5 and 12 and Oct. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, 450 W. County Road 100N., Valparaiso. Cost is $7 for non-members ages 13 to 54 and $4 for people ages 55 and older and 5 to 12. Bring glow wear, glow sticks or a red LED flashlight. For more information, visit www.taltree.org.
First Friday Family Night: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Marquette Park, 607 S. Lake St., Gary, drive-in Theatre on the Lake. Park admission, $10 per vehicle. First movie at dusk, “The Croods” and “Tree of Life.” For more information visit www.marquetteparkgary.com.
Planetarium show: 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, One World, One Sky; 3:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Laser Pop Laser Light Show, Challenger Learning Center, 2300 173rd St., Hammond. Cost $5 for adult, $3 children up to age 14. Both show package, $8 adult and $5 for children 14 and older. Call 989-3250 for reservations or more information.
Crown Point Oktoberfest: 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, South Main Street, Crown Point. To register for pie eating contest, chili cook-off, live music, bean bag tournament, call 661-2271. Food vendors call 662-3290.
Group hayrides: Noon to 8 p.m. beginning Saturday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 20 at Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway, Merrillville. The cost is $50 on weekday and $75 on weekends for Ross Township residents and $75 on weekdays and $100 on weekends for non-Ross Township residents. One ride accommodates 25 people. Groups will be assigned the use of a shelter and a bonfire will be provided at the end of the approximately 30 minute ride. Call 769-2111 for more information or reservations.
Golf outing: 8 a.m. registration and breakfast and 9 a.m. shotgun start/tee off, Friday, Sept. 13, at Summertree Golf Club, 2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point. Cost is $125 per person individually or $500 per team. Players compete in teams of four. The deadline to sign up is Friday, Sept. 6. The event is sponsored by the Foundation for Molecular Medicine. Call 840-0007, 801-1269 or 309-6704 or visit www.ffmm.org/golfouting.html.
Pork Chop fundraising dinner: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, First Christian Church, 1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso. Cost $10, in advance from the troop or at the door. Deadline to purchase advance tickets is Monday, Sept. 30. Dinner includes a bone-pork chop, new potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dinner roll and dessert. Dine-in or carry out. Call Jim Polarek at 477-4797 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The World’s Worst Fairy Godmother: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 14 at the Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso. Cost is $10 adults and $8 seniors (age 62 and older), and $5 for students (up to age 21). Tickets can be reserved at the CST Box Office weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and two hours prior to show time. Call 464-1636 Ext. 1 or visit www.chicagostreet.org.
Hal Linden performance: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Ave., Munster. Hal Linden, jazz musician and legendary star of Broadway and television, presents a program of classic tunes, stories and nostalgia. Cost $25, single tickets available the night of the performance. Season subscriptions available with the Northwest Indiana Concert Association, call 923-7879 or email email@example.com or call 924-2890 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Driving Miss Daisy”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 12 through 14 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Indiana University Theater, 3660 Grant St., Gary directed by Mark Spencer. Cost $10. Reservations are accepted and recommended, call 980-6808 or visit www.iun.edu/theatre.
Soaring Eagle Casino: 8 a.m. sharp, Thursday, Sept. 12, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, sponsored by Queen Bea’s Classy Ladies United. The bus departs from the Village Shopping Center, 3400 Grant St., Gary. Pricing is based on double occupancy. Single, triple and quad occupancy is available. Bonus money for gaming and dining will be provided. Games, raffles, and refreshments on the bus. For more information call 944-3412 or 678-8120.
Covered Bridge Festival: 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 return 6 p.m., St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, 1300 Jackson St., Gary. Cost $40 adults. Payment deadline is Sunday, Sept. 22. Call Mary at 949-0176 or Johnnie at 949-6168. Bus trip to the Covered Bridge Festival in Rockville, Ind., sponsored by the Senior Usher Board of St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, Rev. Dr. Betty Crockett, pastor.
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.
Christmas holiday shopping and casino trip: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, to Aurora, Ill., sponsored by The Y’s singles club; Bus departs from 150 W. 15th Ave., Gary, and returns approximately at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45 until Monday, Sept. 30 and $50 afterwards. The deadline for payment is Friday, Nov. 1. Send payment for trip (check or money order) to P.O. Box 1272, Gary, IN 46407. For more information call 730-9265, 882-2936,949-0927, 944-0450, 944-9730, or 944-9882.