Porter County week ahead briefs

2013-09-01T00:00:00Z Porter County week ahead briefs nwitimes.com
September 01, 2013 12:00 am  • 


Sunday breakfast

VALPARAISO | American Legion Post 502 hosts all-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast with biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, pancakes and toast from 9 to 11 a.m. at 4239 W. County Road 750 North. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for ages 8 and younger. Call (219) 331-5142.


Recently Retired Support Group

VALPARAISO | Newly forming support group for recently retired people who would like others to share ideas with as they reinvent themselves will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. at Dayspring Facility at the back of the PCACS building, 1005 Campbell St. Cost is $5. Call (219) 766-3478,


Rise & Shine Seminar

PORTAGE | The Portage Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a presentation by Linda Gurgel, outreach specialist for Indiana Attorney General's office at Portage Holiday Inn Express, 2323 Willowcreek Road. Gurgel will discuss the importance of protecting personal information and preventing ID theft; the latest scams and techniques used by fraudsters via phone, email and direct mail; how to request and review a credit report and how to report anything fraudulent; how to freeze credit; and procedures for reporting frauds, scams, abuse and neglect. Call (219) 763-6238.

Polish culture

PORTAGE | The beginners' Polish language session and general meeting will be at 5 p.m at the Portage branch of the Porter County Public Library, 2665 Irving St. At 6 p.m., there will be a special presentation featuring Officer Wendell Hite and his partner Bolo of the Portage Police Department's K-9 Unit. Bolo is a German shepherd who was born in Poland and joined the Portage police force in May 2013. Hite will discuss how Bolo came to America and how they work together to keep the community safe. The public is invited to attend both the meeting and the presentation. Call (219) 464-1369.

Quilt Guild meeting planned

CHESTERTON | The Quilt Guild meets at 7 p.m. at the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave. Call (219) 921-1829.


Free Beginners Yoga

VALPARAISO | Come to the South Haven library from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Thursday morning in September for a free Beginners Yoga Class at the South Haven branch of the Porter County branch of the South Haven Public Library, 403 W. County Road 700 North. Registration required. Call (219) 759-4474.

Senior Executive Club

VALPARAISO | Avalon Springs Health Campus hosts a monthly Senior Executive Club. This event is free and open to seniors from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at 2400 Silhavy Road. Lunch and entertainment are provided. Call (219) 462-1778.


The Magic of Music in World War II

PORTAGE | The Magic of Music in World War II will be presented at 1:30 p.m. at Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage, 6235 Sterling Creek Road, 6235 Sterling Creek Road. The presentation is about World War II and how music won the war for us. Participants will listen to audio tapes and view videos of some of the top vocalist and bandleaders of the greatest generation. This will be presented by John Ban. Call (219) 764-2900.

Fish fry and bingo

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


Pulled Pork BBQ

VALPARAISO | Look for the pulled pork barbecues on the Valparaiso Woman's Club veranda during the Popcorn Fest at 102 N. Washington St. Hot dogs and homemade desserts will also be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the morning, enjoy muffins and coffee to go starting at 7 a.m. Profits go to the club scholarship fund. Call (219) 464-0179.

Free Document Shred Day

VALPARAISO | Bring up to four boxes of documents for free shredding from 10 a.m. to noon at Citizens Financial Bank, 855 Thornapple Way. Call (219) 476-2703 for more information.

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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