Nutrition Nibbles Help Desk
CHESTERTON | Do you have questions or concerns about your child's diet? Gia DeMartinis, a registered dietetic technician/nutritionist, will be available weekly at the Nutrition Nibbles Help Desk from 5 to 9 p.m. at Thomas Library Children's Department, 200 W. Indiana Ave. Call (219) 926-7696.
Popular diets debunked
PORTAGE | Popular diets are debunked this month in a Healthy Eating & Fitness lecture from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the Portage Township YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road. Call (219) 836-3477.
PORTAGE | Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group meetings are held for family members and/or friends caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia at 6 p.m. at Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage, 6235 Sterling Creek Road. The group focuses on providing education and support. Call (219) 263-9383 or (219) 764-2900.
Historical society's meeting
PORTAGE | Bimonthly meeting of the Portage Community Historical Society is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. at Woodland Park Hickory Hollow Room; refreshments after meeting. Janet Edwards, the author of the book "Diana of the Dunes: The True Story of Alice Gray," will be guest speaker. Call (219) 771-9233.
QuickBooks Essentials Part I
VALPARAISO | The workshops for new users will outline core bookkeeping functions including: accounting primer, getting started, navigating QuickBooks, managing lists, working with bank accounts, recording sales, receiving payments, making deposits and entering and paying bills. Participants receive class materials and instructor follow-up as well as a certificate of completion. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Purdue University North Central Graduate Building, 600 Vale Park Road, Room 20. The cost is $100. Call (219) 644-3513.
Fall Bazaar aids seniors
VALPARAISO | Village Park Enrichment Center will hold a Fall Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 605 Beech St. This community event benefits Valparaiso's senior center, and features exhibitors selling furniture, crafts, jewelry, antiques, linens, art, collectibles, clothing and more. There is no admission charge. The Fall Bazaar is a fundraiser for the center, which is the main provider of activities and educational offerings for older adults in the community. Call (219) 462-1301.
VALPARAISO | Interwoven Expressions 2013 will celebrate 29 years of juried textile and fiber arts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Aberdeen Manor Ballroom, 216 Ballantrae St. Free admission. Call (219) 730-8460.
Vendors at Legion Post 260
PORTAGE | American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual Craft, Entrepreneur and Vendor Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 260, 5675 Mulberry Ave. Call (219) 776-4012.
South Haven Lions dinner
VALPARAISO | The South Haven Lions Club is holding its annual Italian buffet dinner at the South Haven American Legion Post 502 hall, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 429 W. County Road 750 North. Adults eat for $10; a family of four is $25; children 6 to 12 years old eat for $5. Proceeds benefit the Christmas Fund to help South Haven residents. Call (219) 763-2034.