Freedom from Smoking
MICHIGAN CITY | Freedom from Smoking is a seven-session program, led by a certified facilitator, designed to help people quit smoking with an emphasis on behavior change. This class is offered in conjunction with the American Lung Association. It will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the 4 North meeting room at Franciscan St. Anthony Health, 301 W. Homer St. Call (219) 877-1556.
Teen Advisory Group
HEBRON | Earn volunteer hours at TAG from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hebron Public Library, 201 W. Sigler St. Eat, talk books, prep crafts for children's program, and help us plan teen events. For teens 12+ (current members and anyone interested in joining). Applications available in Youth Services. Call (219) 996-3684.
Read to Teddy the Dog
HEBRON | Want to practice reading aloud? Read to Teddy the Labradoodle from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. at Hebron Public Library, 201 W. Sigler St. He is a registered Pet Partners therapy dog and will listen to stories you read to him. No registration required. Call with questions. Call (219) 996-3684.
Preschool preview night
VALPARAISO | Preschool preview night open house planned from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Valparaiso Public Library, 103 Jefferson St. This event helps families become familiar with local preschools. Representatives of area preschools provide information about their schools, as well as brochures concerning school's philosophy, curriculum, tuition costs and enrollment procedures. (This event is informational only — reps from schools may not take any sort of payment during this event). Call (219) 462-0524, ext. 137.
W2 & 1099 payroll workshop
VALPARAISO | Join this workshop for tips to check your work and be confident before you file with government agencies, from 9 a.m. to noon at Purdue University North Central Graduate Building, 600 Vale Park Road, Room 20. Topics include: verifying payroll totals, prepping your printers, processing W-2 forms and copies, state and federal forms checklists, verifying vendor data for reporting and processing 1099-Misc forms and copies. There is a special discount if you take two or three of the NW-ISBDC's year-end workshops. The cost is $60. Call (219) 644-3513.
Nativity Cosmic Bingo
PORTAGE | Cosmic bingo is from 6 to 10 p.m. at Nativity School Hall, 2929 Willowcreek Road. The cost is $35 and 40. Call (219) 916-2281.