Poetry Appreciation Group
CHESTERTON | The Poetry Appreciation Group will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Bertha Wood meeting room at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Registration is not necessary and there is no admission fee. Share and discuss the craft of poetry. Call (219) 926-7696.
CHESTERTON | Local writer Linda McHugh Fox will present her book, "A Silent Keep," at Mad About Mysteries at 2 p.m. at Westchester Township History Museum,. 700 W. Porter Ave. McHugh will discuss her writing process and experiences as well as her book. McHugh is a reader, writer, runner, political junkie, and self-proclaimed foodie. Twenty years after her first book was published, her second book, "A Silent Keep," was inspired by an actual high school experience. Call (219) 983-9715.
Duct-Tape Phone Case
HEBRON | Youths 12 and older can celebrate Teen Tech Week and Do It Yourself from 4 to 5 p.m. at Hebron Public Library, 201 W. Sigler St. Make a no-sew Duct Tape case for your phone or iPod/mp3 player. If possible, register in advance for this Friends of the Library sponsored program. Call (219) 996-3684.
UNION TOWNSHIP | The Harlem Wizards will play at the Wheeler High School gym against the Bearcat Ballers at Wheeler High School, 587 W. County Road 300 North. The Bearcat Ballers is a team comprised of teachers, staff, and administration from all Union Township Schools. Cafeteria doors open at 4:30 p.m. for dinner from Suzie's Cafe and ice cream from Culver's, gym doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call (219) 759-2508.
Annual Chili Dinner Charity Event
VALPARAISO | South Haven Lions Club is hosting it annual all-you-can-eat chili dinner (hot dogs available) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the South Haven American Legion Post 502, 429 W. County Road 750 North. All proceeds go to Gabriel's Horn Homeless Shelter and Portage Rebuilding Together. Call 763-2034.
Savvy Social Security Planning
VALPARAISO | Christ Lutheran Church will hold a social security planning workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. at 2610 N. Campbell St. This workshop covers the basics of Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits, including five factors to consider when deciding to apply for benefits, how to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits and how to coordinate Social Security with your other sources of retirement income. The work shop leader is William Maar, CFP, ChFC, LUTC, who is a wealth advisor for Thrivent Financial with 19 years of industry experience. Call (219) 763-2244.
Lenten quiet day
VALPARAISO | St. Andrew's Episcopal church will host a Lenten quiet day from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 505 Bullseye Lake Road. The facilitator will be Andrew Marr from St. Gregory's Monastery in Three Rivers Michigan. Andrew Marr is a published author, peace advocate and speaker as well as the Abbott of St. Gregory's Monastery. His quiet day meditations will revolve around Jesus the Forgiving Victim. In his book, "Tools for Peace," he writes about the causes and cures of human violence and how to live in peace. A light lunch will be served. Call (219) 462-4946.