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Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, October 3, 2013

2013-10-02T00:00:00Z 2013-10-02T18:34:05Z Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, October 3, 2013By Pat Colander nwitimes.com
October 02, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Jammed Weekend with the first Oktoberfest tonight; Blink Gallery reception on First Friday in Michigan City; the Sympli (Fabulous) Sympli Trunk Show starts in Chesterton; and Amazing Racers at Fernwood cooking.

Highland Oktoberfest Starts Tonight: This annual community fundraiser has become a very big occasion in Northwest Indiana with great German food and plenty of craft beer. It’s located at the SSCVA Welcome Center just off the Kennedy Avenue exit in Hammond from 6-9 pm.Tickets are $85 per person ($55 is a tax deductible).

Blink Gallery Hosts First Friday Reception Tomorrow: Our favorite gallery Blink in Michigan City is having a party from 5:30-8:30. Rick and Suzanne have new paintings, sculpture, collages, objects and garments and live entertainment. Poet and Guitarist Tim Rounds will be performing. You can find more info by calling 219-879-2994.

Sympli Trunk Show at Indian Summer This Weekend: All women go crazy for this show each year, which takes place over two weekends. In the event you don’t have any Sympli clothes in your closet yet, Sympli is a popular clothing line produced in Vancouver, BC, Canada which was founded by Jan Stimpson out of her feeling for a need for comfortable and versatile fashion that embraced the diversity of the female figure. Stimpson says, “When we are comfortable with ourselves, we can accomplish anything.” She felt Sympli was a necessity and she wants women to feel good about what they wear and at the same time feel grateful for their unique bodies.

You don’t have to feel grateful to love the clothes. Elise Mauro has samples in the stores in Chesterton and New Buffalo during the week. The first trunk show is at the Chesterton store on Saturday, October 5 with two seatings at 11 am and 2pm ( CT). Samples will be at this location for viewing from October 5 through 11. On October 12 at 2 pm (ET), the Sympli Trunk Show will move to Indian Summer’s New Buffalo location and samples will be on hand in New Buffalo from October 12 through 20. Make your Trunk Show reservations now by calling or emailing. Indian Summer, New Buffalo is located at 126 S. Whittaker Street, 269-469-9994 and Indian Summer, Chesterton is located at 131 S. Calumet Road, 219-983-9994. Call or email to indiansummer@triton.net for reservations for these trunk shows.

Walk to Prevent Suicide at Centennial Park on Saturday: Registration begins 9 am

Questions ? Contact the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention at: www.afsp.org or Nancy Rodgers at 219.801.1882. In the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes, claiming more than 38,000 lives each year. It is estimated that an attempt is made every minute, with close to one million people attempting suicide annually. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65, the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults, and individuals ages 65 and older account for 16 percent of all suicide deaths. This is a public health issue that does not discriminate by age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. Walk to save lives, register at www.outofthedarkness.org

Heirloom Desserts and Life on the Farm, with The Fabulous Beekman Boys:Saturday, October 5, 1–3 pm Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, aka the "Fabulous Beekman Boys," traveled 25,000 miles through nine countries to win the Amazing Race on CBS in late 2012. And now you can meet the Beekman Boys at Fernwood on Saturday, October 5! Be one of the first to experience The Beekman Boys’ new cookbook, Heirloom Desserts, as Josh and Brent present a lively lecture about their experiences leading an heirloom life while discussing their new cookbook. Lecture includes a sampling of select heirloom desserts, and Josh and Brent will be available to sign your Beekman 1802 books and merchandise after their talk! Make it a day and enjoy a box lunch from the Fernwood Café from noon–1:00 pm (box lunch $10.00 plus tax). Lecture $50 (Members $40) Call 269.695.6491 or register online today at www.fernwoodbotanical.org

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