Ride for the Paws
Leroy's Hot Stuff will sponsor a Ride for the Paws benefit ride and party to benefit the Humane society Calumet Area and Best Buddies Pen Pantry at 333 W. U.S. 20. Tickets are $15 or $20 for double. Sign ups begin at 11 a.m. with last bike out at 1. Call (219) 628-2806.
PORTAGE | Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage offers community bingo at 1:30 p.m. at 6235 Sterling Creek Road. This is free and open to the community with refreshments and prizes provided. Call (219) 263-9383.
Join the Daughters of the American Revolution William Henry Harrison Valparaiso Chapter meeting at 6 p.m. at the Courtyard at Pepper Creek Clubhouse, 3175 Indian Summer Circle. The program will be Quilts of Valor by Diana Richards, Indiana State Coordinator for Quilts of Valor. Call (219) 464-0305.
Music in the Park
PORTAGE | The Portage Summer Music in the Park offers a free indoor concert with Island 49, a a Jimmy Buffett tribute show, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Call (219) 763-6238.
Smart 911 can help
VALPARAISO | Porter County residents are invited to a presentation on how SMART 911 can help responders better serve in an emergency. The presentation is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Street Cafe, 4245 Meridian Woods Drive. Pines Village Retirement Communities is hosting this program, presented by Jill Pfister. Call (219) 465-9917.
Chicken fundraiser | Pines Village Retirement Communities will host a Nelson's Port-Pit chicken and pork chop fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Staples parking lot, 2106 Morthland Drive. All proceeds will benefit Village Park Enrichment Center for future programs. A half-chicken or pork chop will be sold for $6 and orders of pit-tatoes will be $3. Presale tickets are available at Pines Village, 3303 Pines Village Circle, or Campbell St. Cafe, 4245 Meridian Woods Drive, through July 17. Call (219) 465-1591.
Fish fry and bingo
PORTAGE | Portage American Legion Post 260 will hold its fish fry and bingo at the post, 5675 Mulberry. Fish fry begins at 4 with bingo at 5:45 p.m. Call (219) 762-3541.
ICS annual used book sale
CHESTERTON | The Independent Cat Society, a no kill animal shelter in Westville, will hold its annual used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and again from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 at American Legion hall, 798 Wabash Ave. ICS cats and kittens available for adoption will be on site. Call (219) 508-9704.
Used book collection
VALPARAISO | The Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc. will hold its used book collection in preparation for the annual book sale. Used books are gathered throughout the year for the sale that takes place in October. The book collection is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Home Mountain Printing, 3602 Enterprise Ave. Call (219) 771-9437.