Porter County week ahead briefs

2014-02-09T00:00:00Z Porter County week ahead briefs nwitimes.com
February 09, 2014 12:00 am  • 


Sunday Matinee

CHESTERTON | Sunday Matinee will screen "Captain Phillips" from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. in the Bertha Wood meeting room at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Call (219) 926-7696.


Seed starting workshop

HEBRON | Hebron Public Library will hold a Seed Starting Workshop from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at 201 W. Sigler St. Purdue Advanced Master Gardener Maureen Phillips will explain how to start flower and vegetable plants indoors from seed so they will be ready for spring planting. Registration is requested by phone. Call (219) 996-3684.


Ladies Night Out Event

VALPARAISO | Avalon Springs Health Campus is hosting a Ladies' Night Out in The Residence at Avalon Springs. The event will feature hors d' oeuvres, wine tastings, a candy buffett, massages and manicures from 5 to 7 p.m. at 2400 Silhavy Road. The event will include representatives from Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pampered Chef, Ressie Bessie Bracelets, Premier Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Bags, Origami Owl, Two Creative Friends Baked Goods, Mom and Me Stitch and several craft vendors. Sue Lengyel, a Dove Independent Chocolatier, will be available to pair items with fine chocolates. Call (219) 462-1778.

Low vision support group

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso low vision support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 103 N. Franklin St. Dr. Richard Ireland will be the guest speaker. Call (219) 464-1867.

Learn about sleep apnea

VALPARAISO | Dr. Fadi Layous, co-medical director of sleep diagnostics at St. Mary Medical Center, will discuss the signs, symptoms and treatment options for sleep apnea from 6 to 7 p.m. at Valparaiso Health Center of St. Mary Medical Center, 3800 St. Mary Drive. This presentation is free. Register at (219) 836-3477.


Quilt guild meeting

CHESTERTON | String-A-Long Quilt Guild will meet and celebrate women's heart health month with Sew Red Day at 10 a.m. Speaker Bandi Collins, of the American Heart Association, will give a presentation on women's heart health at Westchester Library Service Center, 100 Indiana Ave. There will be a red fabric exchange. Make red heart quilt blocks for a charity quilt. Attend a Sit & Sew session until 3 p.m., after the meeting. Call (219) 548-8754.


Novel Ideas discussion

"Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn will be discussed from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Hebron Public Library, 201 W. Sigler St. Call (219) 996-3684.


Fish fry and bingo

PORTAGE | Portage American Legion Post 260 will hold its fish fry and bingo every Friday. Fish fry is at 4 p.m.; early-bird bingo at 5:45 p.m. at 5675 Mulberry. Call (219) 762-3541.


Pancake, sausage breakfast

PORTER TOWNSHIP | Salem United Methodist Church, of Porter Township, will have a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at 756 W. County Road 350 South. Frozen whole hog sausage will be available for a donation of $3 per pound. There will be home-baked items for sale. The proceeds will go toward missions of the church. Call (219) 707-5435.

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About Portage

City Hall
6070 W. Central Ave. Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-5425

Police Department
2693 Irving Street Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-3122

Fire Department
3401 Swanson Rd Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-7404

Portage Township Schools Administration Center
6240 U.S. Highway 6 Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-6511

Porter County Public Library
2665 Irving Street Portage, IN 46368
(219) 763-1508