Updated: October 7, 2013 4:56PM
Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, presents “Capturing the Dunes: An Exhibit of Photographs and Paintings,” at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in the Savannah Center, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.
The exhibit includes photographs and paintings by the landscape artists featured in the book “Dreams of Duneland: A Pictorial History of the Indiana Dunes Region,” by Kenneth Schoon.
Ivy Tech Community College, WorkOne, the City of Gary and Sen. Joe Donnelly’s office are hosting a job fair and workshop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at Ivy Tech Community College, 1440 E. 35th Ave.
The workshop will teach attendees how to fine-tune job hunting skills to find the job they want. Attendees will have the chance to choose two breakout sessions from these choices: Veterans: Transitioning to Civilian Work; Advanced Manufacturing; Basic Job Search Skills; and Job Search Tips for the Professional.
Email Donnelly_Events@donnellysenate.gov to reserve a space in these workshops. Make sure to include in the email your full name, mailing address, phone number and the two breakout sessions you want to attend. For more information call (317) 226-5555.
The Gary International Black Film Festival is hosting a screening of Neil Drumming’s “BIG WORDS” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Gary Aquatorium, 6918 Oak Ave. in Gary’s Miller neighborhood.
“BIG WORDS” is distributed by the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement founded by award-winning filmmaker and director Ava DuVernay.
The synopsis from www.affrm.com describes “BIG WORDS”: “Set in Brooklyn on the eve of President Obama’s history-making election, three former members of a once promising hip-hop crew cross paths again to discover that some things never change. Former frontman John, once known as Big Words, is now a working class guy who raps only to himself. James is a publicist living with his boyfriend, far removed from the days when he rhymed about getting girls. DJ Malik still spins records with a longing for the glory days. Together again, the friends reckon with dreams deferred and dreams yet to come.”
Tickets for the screening are $5 ($6.17 with service fee) for viewers 16 and under and seniors 65 and older. General admission is $7 ($8.24 with service fee). Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/437206.
The Gary Historical Cultural Society hosts its 49th annual Writers’ Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 10th and Taft Street. The workshop includes presentations by local authors and publishers.
The fee is $20 for adults, $5 for youths and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register call 902-0524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register onsite.