Get ready for Pierogi Fest

The 19th annual Pierogi Fest will be July 26 to 28 in downtown Whiting. Various vendors, featuring a wide variety of food and crafts, will display their wares. The famous Pierogi Parade will be at 7 p.m. July 26 along 119th Street. For more information, call (219) 659-0292 or

Funny 'Spelling Bee' continues

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, will present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" through Aug. 18. Chicago area actor/director David Perkovich directs the humorous production revolving around a spelling championship. For more information, visit or call (219) 836-3255.

See Shakespeare in the Park

Chicago Street Theatre will present "The Comedy of Errors" as its Shakespeare in the Park offering today to July 27 at Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso. Reserved seats are $25 each, $40 per couple or $50 for families. Call (219) 464-1636.

Grape Escape in Munster

The Grape Escape, a wine, food, arts and musical festival, will be from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park, 900 N. Centennial Drive, Munster. For more information, visit or call (219) 836-PARK.


Eloise writes about food and entertainment for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight children in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.