Porter County week ahead briefs

2013-05-12T00:05:00Z Porter County week ahead briefs nwitimes.com


The Adventurous Gardener

HEBRON | Hebron Public Library will host The Adventurous Gardener from 7 to 8 p.m. at 201 W. Sigler St. Learn how to transform your spring garden with unusual perennials, shrubs and small trees. See how a few beautiful underused plants can add a new dimension to any spring display. Zann Wilson, a Purdue advanced master gardener, is the presenter. Call (219) 996-3684.


Vet benefits seminar

PORTAGE | Learn about available benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs from 6 to 7 p.m. at Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage, 6235 Sterling Creek Road. It will be presented by Mike Leiter of Veterans Financial. Refreshments will be provided. Call (219) 764-2900.


MICHIGAN CITY | Franciscan St. Anthony Health offers skin cancer screenings from 10 a.m. to noon at 304 W. Homer St. Call (219) 661-3294.


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 at 5675 Mulberry Ave. Call (219) 762-3541.


Junk in the Trunk

PORTAGE | First Presbyterian Church of Portage will hold a Junk in the Trunk sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6225 Lute Road. Lunch will be available and there also will be a used book sale. Call (219) 762-4914.

Origami Club

CHESTERTON | Children grades three and up can attend Origami Club from 11 a.m. to noon at Westchester Public Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave. The club meets in the Children's Department at Thomas Library. Registration is necessary. Call or visit the Children's Department today. Join Leslie Cefali for the Japanese folk art of paper folding. Students will transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Materials will be provided by the library. Call (219) 926-7696.

Watercolor workshop set

CHESTERTON | Kathy Los-Rathburn will host a watercolor workshop focusing on lighthouses from 1 to 4 p.m. at Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St. Students will have the option of doing two sizes of paintings - 1/2 sheet size (14 x 21 ) or a smaller (7 x 11). Supplies are not included. Participants should bring regular watercolor supplies, along with 300# paper or 140# paper, block or stretched. The cost for the class is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Call to register. Call (219) 926-4711.


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