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2013-07-09T14:30:00Z Prime Calendar nwitimes.com
July 09, 2013 2:30 pm

JUL 11 How to Protect Yourself and Remain Safe, 10am, Franciscan St. Margaret Health, 5454 Hohman Ave, Hammond. 800.931.3322. franciscanalliance.org. Presented by a member of the Hammond Police Department, this presentation covers protection and safety measures for seniors. The presentation takes place during the monthly meeting of Franciscan Senior Promise, a club for people aged 50 and older. Attendees should check in at the front lobby to be directed to the meeting room location.

JUL 18-27 Porter County Fair, Porter County Expo Center, 217 E Division Rd, Valparaiso. portercountyfair.com. Carnival rides, food vendors, exhibits, livestock and entertainment are staples at this county-wide fair.

JUL 17 Bone Health/Back and Neck Pain Seminar, 5:30pm, Valparaiso Family YMCA Community Room, 1201 Cumberland Crossing Dr, Valparaiso. 888.909.3627. valpoymca.org. Presented by Kristy Darnell, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CNRN Methodist Hospitals Spine Care Center Manager, this seminar covers overall bone health and the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Attendees will learn how to identify back and neck pain and learn about the most effective treatments available.

JUL 17-21 Festival of the Lakes, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, 2324 Calumet Ave, Hammond. 219.853.6378. festival.gohammond.com. There’s fun for the whole family with rides, live entertainment, a polka party, a fishing derby, vendors, games and more at this annual event.

JUL 18-27 Porter County Fair, Porter County Expo Center, 217 E Division Rd, Valparaiso. portercountyfair.com. Carnival rides, food vendors, exhibits, livestock and entertainment are staples at this county-wide fair.

JUL 25 A Round for the Kids, 11am lunch & registration; noon shotgun start, Valparaiso Country Club, 2501 Country Club Rd, Valparaiso. 219.462.4185 ext 235. valpoymca.org. The community is invited to play a round for the kids at this 23rd annual event to raise funds to provide affordable sports programs for all kids to learn, grow and thrive at the Valparaiso Family YMCA.

THROUGH JUL 28 Summer of Art, Southern Shore Art Association, 724 Franklin St, Michigan City. 219.879.4980. southernshoreartassociation.com. This annual salon-style exhibit showcases more than 100 pieces of art created by members.

THROUGH AUG 16 Summer Rhapsody Music Festival, Porter Health Amphitheatre, Central Park Plaza, downtown Valparaiso. 219.464.8332. valparaisoevents.com. From classical to jazz, this musical festival offers a feast for senses of musical lovers of all ages. Attendees are invited to bring a picnic, a blanket and chairs to the event. Jul 17: Middle of the Road Band; Jul 24: Middle School Band; Aug 8: Chicago Rat Pack; Aug 16: Spazmatics.

THROUGH AUG 19 Bird Exhibition, Dunes Learning Center, 700 Howe Rd, Chesterton. 219.395.9555. duneslearningcenter.org. This exhibit by artist Melissa Washburn features a series of mixed media pieces depicting some of the migratory bird species that can be seen in the Dunes area of Northwest Indiana.

Through Sept 2 SUPER-ficial! A Chris Cosnowski Retrospective, Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster. 219.836.1839. southshoreartsonline.org. The fourth exhibit in the South Shore Arts Outstanding Midwest Artist Series features Chicago artist Chris Cosnowski, painter of iconic Americana in a photo-realistic style. Lifelike in detail and humorous in content, Consnowski’s artwork recalls classical art through its use of figurative sculpture as subject matter.

THROUGH SEPT 26 Hobart Summer Market on the Lake, 3-8pm Thu, Festival Park, 111 E Old Ridge Rd, Hobart. 219.942.4511. cityofhobart.org. This summer market offers fresh produce and handcrafted products, as well as sweet treats and live entertainment all evening.

THROUGH OCT 26 Chesterton’s European Market, 8am-2pm, Broadway & 3rd St, Chesterton. 219.926.5513. dunelandchamber.com. Artists, chefs, merchants and farmers from across Indiana, Michigan and Illinois offer an array of products and services—artisan breads and pastries, boutique creamery cheeses, ethnic foods, meats, spices, oils, rare books, clothing, accessories, jewelry and fresh-from-the-farm produce and flowers—at this market. The day also features food vendors and live performances.

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