Porter County week ahead briefs

2014-06-08T00:00:00Z Porter County week ahead briefs nwitimes.com
June 08, 2014 12:00 am  • 

TODAY

Community Market

PORTAGE | Portage Community Market will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodland Park. Call (219) 763-2949.

TUESDAY

Story Time

SOUTH HAVEN | South Haven Public Library will hold story time from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the library, 403 W. County road 700 North.  Call (219) 750-4474.

Taco Tuesdays

VALPARAISO | Eagles Lodge will hold Taco Tuesdays with tacos at $1 each at 4 p.m. at the lodge, 805 Elm St. Families and carry-outs welcome. Call (219) 464-2011.

Art Show

PORTAGE | New Vista High School will showcase student artwork in an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. at 5391 Central Ave. The public is invited to attend; no RSVP necessary. Art teacher Esther Key will greet guests and answer questions about the art program at the school. Call (219) 850-4448.

WEDNESDAY

Storytime for 4s and 5s

PORTAGE | Storytime for 4s and 5s will be held from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. at the Portage Public Library, 2665 Irving St. Call (219) 763-6546.

THURSDAY

Creating a Comprehensive Fundraising Plan

VALPARAISO | Presenter Laura Edwards, executive director of Resource Development from Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, will focus on sharing practical strategies and tactical steps to aid in creation of a realistic and viable fundraising plan for your organization from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at United Way of Porter county, 951 Eastport Center Drive. Discussions will include setting monetary and donor engagement goals, planning various fund development approaches, using SMART strategies and objectives for measurable success, as well as touching on how incorporating annual appeals, major gifts, and planned gift opportunities into your goals. Cost is $40. Call (765) 413-6049.

FRIDAY

Computer lab for seniors

VALPARAISO | Basic computer tutoring for senior citizens will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  at Village Park Enrichment Center - Banta, 605 Beech St. Call (219) 766-3478.

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

SATURDAY

Music fest, bike show

VALPARAISO | This year's Livin' It Up Music Festival is combining with Porter County ABATE Ultimate Bike show, set from noon to 9 p.m. at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Musical line up includes The Highway Band, Shuddup & Drive, RITO,Ripley Street, Robert Rolffe Feddersen, Upside Down & Backwards, and Justified. In addition to the music, there will be kids activities, custom motorcycle show, food vendors and a beer garden provided by Leroy's Hot Stuff. Tickets for the event are $5, which includes entrance to the festival and a chance at some great door prizes. All proceeds go to benefit Porter County Special Olympics. Call (219) 309-0070.

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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