Porter County week ahead briefs

2014-03-16T00:05:00Z Porter County week ahead briefs nwitimes.com
March 16, 2014 12:05 am  • 


Corned beef at lodge

VALPARAISO | Eagles Lodge will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner at noon at 805 Elm St. The cost is $9. Reuben sandwiches are $8. Call (219) 464-2011.

St. Patrick's Day luncheon

VALPARAISO | Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 3122 is hosting a St. Patrick's Day luncheon at 2:30 p.m. at Dynasty Buffet, 1805 E. Lincolnway. The cost is $5 per person plus a beverage other than tea. RSVP by calling Virginia.  Call (219) 462-5319.


AARP Driver Safety program

CHESTERTON | The AARP Driver Safety program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Thomas Library Bertha Wood meeting room. Registration is necessary. Visit www.aarp.org/drive or call instructor Jeanette Pike at (219) 949-6307 for more information or to register. The program is designed for drivers 50 or older, but all ages are welcome. Attendees will learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate vehicles more safely.

Spring cleaning seminar

VALPARAISO | Avalon Springs Health Campus will offer a spring cleaning seminar from 2 to 3 p.m. at 2400 Silhavy Road. Keynote speaker Tina Robinson of Tina's Time Savers will present tips and hints on spring cleaning. Other vendors will display products and services. This event is free and open to the public. Call (219) 462-1778.

Community forum

VALPARAISO | A community forum to discuss prevention of child abuse and neglect will be presented by Prevent Child Abuse Porter County from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Christopher Center Library at Valparaiso University. Mary Armstrong-Smith, Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, will be the presenter.  Call (219) 531-9012.


Library Friends Book Sale

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Public Library Friends Book Sale will be held from 4 to 8 p.m Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 103 E. Jefferson St. Saturday only, a bag of books cost $2. Call (219) 462-0524.


Bookmarks at the Museum

CHESTERTON | Join Serena Sutliff for Bookmarks at the Museum from 2 to 3 p.m. at Westchester Township History Museum, 700 W. Porter Ave. "In Book of Ages: the Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin," Harvard history professor Jill Lepore brings to life Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister. Call (219) 983-9715.


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 the post, 5675 Mulberry. Call (219) 762-3541.

Preschool open house

PORTAGE | Woodland Park Preschool host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the preschool, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Tour the preschool. Call (219) 762-4661.

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About Valparaiso

City of Valparaiso
166 Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-1161

Police Department
355 S. Washington St. Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-2135

Fire Department
2605 Cumberland Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-8325

Parks & Recreation
3210 North Campbell Street Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 462-5144

Valparaiso Community Schools
3801 N. Campbell St. Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 531-3000