Pre-Halloween creepiness abounds throughout Lake Michigan country in LaPorte; Spanish guitar music in Three Oaks and classes in gourmet tidbits with holiday wine pairings at Ambiance in St. John begin next week.
Maybe I Love the Belle Gunness Story a Little Too Much: If you don’t know about the Much-Married Murderess of LaPorte, the best opportunity to find out is set for this weekend at the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum. The second annual Sip’n’Scream Halloween event will take place at the museum starting at noon on Saturday, October 19th. A documentary about Belle Gunness---spoiler alert---she gets away with murder---“The Gunness Mystery” will be shown in the Kesling Room, on the lower level starts at noon. Movie maker Bruce Johnson will be on hand for questions.
At 1 o’clock the La Porte County History Trivia Contest will be held in the meeting room followed by “Monsters of the Lakes” presented by County Historian, Fern Eddy Schultz. Next up:
“Creepy Classics” presented by storyteller, Grant Fitch, on the lower level and a repeat performance starting at 3 pm. Also a scavenger hunt, a spooky craft project and free refreshments. The programs end at 4:30 and are free, but regular admission fee applies.
A Plan to Make a Plan: You are probably hosting a party soon, whether it’s an open house family reunion or you are having a few neighbors in to watch the game and it’s bound to make you nervous. Janice LeVan and Tina Hines, co-owners of Ambiance: Your Home, Your Story Inc. in St. John have classes for this. The first, by Katie, known as the Gourmet Goddess is set for next Thursday, October 24th, from 6:30 to 8:30 they will be doing autumn appetizers cooking demonstrations and tasting wines that go with them. wine-tastings. Ambiance will also have special merchandise available, for more info or to reserve a place in class call them at 219-558-0748 or visit at www.ambiancehomestory.com
Saturday Night The Guitars of Spain Return to the Acorn: They have been called brilliant by some, they are releasing their 5th critically acclaimed CD and Las Guitarras de Espana are back at the Acorn by popular demand. Tickets for the musical performance are $25 and the show starts at 8 p.m.