John Mullin solo exhibit
VALPARAISO | A new art exhibit featuring Chesterton artist, John Mullin, will open at The Village Gallery. A “Meet the Artist” reception will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Pines Village Retirement Communities, 3303 Pines Village Circle. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Call (219) 465-1591.
VALPARAISO | The South Shore Brass Band will present a concert, The British Are Coming, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Memorial Opera House, 104 Indiana Ave. Cost is $13 or $11 fore seniors. Call (219) 924-1522 or visit www.southshorebrassband.org.
Polish group meeting
MICHIGAN CITY | Polish American Cultural Society meets from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Mary's, 321 W. 11th St. The beginners' Polish language session is at 5 p.m., followed by informal discussion of Polish-related topics. Call (219) 464-1369.
Learn to Cope
VALPARAISO | Together We Learn to Cope is an open, peer-to-peer support group for the family members and friends of individuals who are living with a mental illness. The group will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mental Health America of Porter County, 402 E. Indiana Ave. Call (219) 462-6267.
Community Halloween Trick or Treat night
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Care and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting ITS annual Community Halloween Trick or Treat Night at 6 p.m. until the candy is gone at 606 Wall St. call (219) 464-4976.
PORTAGE | A pinochle marathon will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Miller's Senior Living Community, 5911 Lute Road. Prizes will be given to the highest scorer. This free event is open to the public at Miller's Senior Living Community, 5911 Lute Road. Call (219) 764-0628.
Prepare for the Affordable Care Act
CHESTERTON | Learn about the Affordable Care Act from 1 to 2 p.m. at Thomas Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Call (219) 926-7696.
Valparaiso Kennel Club Dog Show
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Kennel Club is holding its annual AKC dog show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Oct. 27 at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 Division Road. All judging will be indoors in the Expo East and Main Exposition Hall. On Saturday the Best Puppy in Show competition will take place. Best puppy judging begins around 2 p.m. There also will be a American War Dog booth at the show. Call (618) 741-3308 or visit valparaisokennelclub.com.
Free Christian concert, chili cook-off
PORTAGE | Free chili cook-off and concert by Don Wharton begins at 5 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6540 Central Ave. The evening will begin with the cook-off in which cooks from St. Peter and neighboring churches will present their best chili recipes for sampling. Call (219) 762-2673.
Greek chicken, shish kabob sale
VALPARAISO | St. Iakovos Greek Church is having a Greek Chicken and Shish Kabob sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 36 W. County Road 700 North. Meal includes your choice of one meat, rice pilaf, Greek salad, and bread for $10. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. Eat in or carry out. Call (219) 462-4052.
Spaghetti, silent auction
PORTAGE | First Presbyterian Church of Portage will host a spaghetti dinner, silent auction from 4 to 6 p.m. at 6225 Lute Road. Cost is $7 for ages 11 to adults, $3 for ages 5 to 10. call (219) 759-1548.