Bike for Tykes, Operation Teddy Bear

LAPORTE — American Legion Hamon Gray Post 38, 228 E. Lincolnway, is having a charity poker run “Bikes for Tykes, Operation Teddy Bear" today. Riders $15, double $25. There will be an AYCE breakfast at 7 a.m. Run registration begins at 10 with Blessing of the Bikes. First bike out at noon. Vendors will be on site. Live auction, 50/50 raffle, and dinner following the ride.

For more information contact, Chuck Bear Greenawalt at 219-221-7173.

Caught on Cline live performance

HAMMOND — Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts will present Caught on Cline live performance at 7 p.m. Monday at 6915 Grand Ave. This is a marching band uniform fundraiser. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and $1 for HAPA students.

Miller Woods Hike at National Lakeshore

GARY — Join a ranger for a hike through Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Miller Woods from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 28 starting from Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education. The hike is spectacular in its varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. The hike will be held every Sunday through Aug. 20.

The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education is in the western portion of the National Lakeshore at 100 N. Lake St., about one mile north of U.S. 12 in the Miller neighborhood of Gary. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or visit and the Facebook page at

Home Food Preservation Classes

Crown Point - Home food preservation classes are being offered by the Lake County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12, 19, 26. Individuals will get the latest information and learn the basics of safe home food preservation.

This course will cover home canning basics, Ball FreshTECH electric canner, water bath canning and pressure canning. Each class will consist of instruction, including lecture and hands-on food preservation techniques. The classes will be presented by Linda Curley, Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator.

The fee for the three class series is $75. Class size is limited, no refunds. Deadline to register is June 28.

To register, contact Linda Curley,, Diana Cook, or call 219-755-3240.

Annual spring benefit

VALPARAISO — Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host its annual Spring Benefit at 5:30 p.m. June 3 at Harre Union at Valparaiso University. This will raise funds to support the work of the organization. Mark Bouman, Chicago region program director of the Keller Science Action Center at the Field Museum, will be the guest speaker.

The evening will begin with a champagne reception and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an elegant dinner. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in both live and silent auctions. This year’s “Funding the Future” program will raise money for a trio of restoration projects - the Hobart Conservation Project Area, which includes Gordon & Faith Greiner Preserve and the state-dedicated Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve; the 11-mile conservation corridor along the East Branch of the Little Calumet River; and the Interdunal Coastal Project Area, which comprises the Beverly Shores and Miller Preserves, as well as the state-dedicated John Merle Coulter Nature Preserve. Call 219-242-8558 or

Cancer Survivorship Sunday

MERRILLVILLE — A free day of pampering for women who are cancer survivors will be from 1 to 3 p.m. June 4 at Methodist Hospitals, Southlake Campus, Pavilion B lobby, 200 E. 89th. Ave. Featured guest is Altovise Ferguson, cancer survivor, singer and inspirational speaker. She will share her story about cancer survivorship and provide musical entertainment.  Attendees should call to register at 1-888-909-3627 or visit

Antique/classic car show fundraiser

CROWN POINT — An antique classic car show fundraiser will be from 1 to 5 p.m. June 25 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 99 S. County Line Road. The fundraiser will include a car show, music, 50/50 raffle, and games for children, and all proceeds will benefit the Cross of Christ Christian Education program. Call 219-921-3129.

Registration deadline

VALPARAISO — Deadline for Girl Scouts to register for the annual Valparaiso/Washington Twp. Area Girl Scout Day Camp is May 30. Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior Girl Scouts from any city or town are welcome to register for this camp. ”Zoom into Nature” is the theme for this summer’s Girl Scout Day Camp at Butternut Springs June 12-16.

Cost for the five-day camp is $55 and includes lunch and snack every day, a camp T-shirt, camp patch, supplies, and fun activities learning about the great out-of-doors. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day with a family event on Thursday afternoon. Call 219-464-2418.

Youth shooting camp

MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City Rifle Club will host a five-day Youth Shooting Camp June 19-23. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The camp will be conducted by NRA certified Instructors. After successful completion of the camp, each person will earn a certificate in NRA First Steps Rifle, Shotgun, and 2 Days of Project Appleseed, incorporating rifle marksmanship with history from the American Revolutionary War. The course introduces the student to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for responsibly using firearms safely. Through this camp, students will learn about firearms parts and operation; ammunition, gun safety, and shooting fundamentals. The class will include instruction in firing rifles and shotguns. Each student will receive NRA student packets for each class. The camp will conclude on June 23 with a family picnic and awards ceremony sponsored by Brownells/NRA. Adult members of the family will have an opportunity to try their hand at the shooting sports. Fee for the camp is $175 per person and includes lunch each day. Call 219-369-3577.

Cheer, dance camps

Purdue University Northwest cheer and dance teams are hosting a camp for students ages 5-17, boys and girls, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 16 at the Hammond campus. The cost is $25 per child (this includes a T-shirt if they are registered before June 1). Participants will learn a parade cheer, a floor/ time out cheer, jumps, tumbling, and stunting from the cheer team. The dance team will teach turns, leaps, and a dance routine. Material taught will be age appropriate for the child. For more information and to register for the camp go to

Chamber golf outing

MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City Chamber Golf Outing is June 7 at Pottawattomie Country Club. This outing is open to both chamber and non-chamber members. Sign up at Lunch and dinner are included. Call 219-874-6221.

Antique/classic car show fundraiser

CROWN POINT — An antique classic car show fundraiser will be from 1 to 5 p.m. June 25 at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 99 S. County Line Road. The fundraiser will include a car show, music, 50/50 raffle, and games for children, and all proceeds will benefit the Cross of Christ Christian Education program. Call 219-921-3129.

Celebrate Schererville

SCHERERVILLE — From June 14 through June 18, the Schererville Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the town of Schererville, will host Celebrate Schererville Festival at Redar Park. There will be a variety of food booths available to attendees of the festival. In addition, the beer garden, which will be operated by Firefighters Local 4279, will be open daily from Wednesday to Sunday.

There will be live music on a nightly basis. On Wednesday, Breaking Dawn will perform from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s performer will be Planetary Blues, and they will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Mr. Funnyman, the “ultimate variety band,” will play on Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, Meet the Beetles will play from 7 to 11 p.m.. On Sunday, Capernaum will play from 4 to 6 p.m. and The Unstoppables will perform Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. Any festival weather updates will be posted at and the Parks and Recreation Department’s Facebook page at “Schererville Parks & Recreation.”

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