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Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, August 1, 2013

2013-07-31T00:00:00Z 2013-07-31T15:53:18Z Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, August 1, 2013By Pat Colander nwitimes.com
July 31, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Purchase advance tickets for the special premier screening of The Butler with Oprah Winfrey, Terrence Howard and Clarence Williams III. But no tickets needed for Saturday NISO concert and the new FOTS available soon everywhere.

Special Premier of The Butler at AMC in Merrillville: You have to have advance reservations for this private movie debut two weeks from Saturday on August 17th, because the benefit organization ECIER (the former Barden) Foundation is ordering lunch for event guests. The reservation deadline is August 9th. You have no doubt seen the trailers. The Butler has a star-studded cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Mariah Carey, Liev Schrieber, Alan Rickman, Clarence Williams III and Lenny Kravitz. The tickets for the benefit lunch are $25 and guests will be required to purchase a movie theater ticket along with the donation. For more details and reservations call 219.663.9715 or contact O'Merrial Butchee at Ivy Tech, obutchee@ivytech.edu, 219.981.4942.

NISO Performs a Free Concert in Miller on Saturday: I just checked my Weather Channel app to confirm that there is no rain in the forecast for this weekend in Marquette Park. Maestro Kirk Muspratt will be on hand to conduct the wildly successful outdoor symphony at 7:30 p.m. The park on the lake has recently been re-landscaped and renovated and it's a pretty exciting venue this summer. In addition to the pavillion the unofficial Nelson Algren-Simone de Beauvoir lagoon has been dredged and rebuilt. You will need to bring your own blankets and lawn chairs for the music but what could be better? The view, as you probably know, is spectacular as ever. Also, rain is not a deal-killer. If that happens, the orchestra will re-locate to Wirt-Emerson Visual & Performing Arts Academy right down the street from the park on Grand Ave.

Look for the Fashion on the Shore Issue This Weekend: You have been patient for three months and now you can see the photos, the fashions and a choice slice of the most fun Spring event ever at the Heritage Center in St. Joe. In two weeks the Box Factory for the Arts will be hosting Shore, the winning designers and another fabulous food fest compliments of our marketing partners Bistro on the Boulevard. Also, thanks to another FOTS sponsor HarborTown Interiors and our co-founder and partner Southwestern Michigan Tourism Council and Executive Director Millicent Huminsky. We have some of our most amazing models and designer clothes lined up for the post-event event and we look forward to seeing you there. You can find details on our web site and in the new Shore magazine.

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