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HannaFest 2013 Taking Place August 9 and 10

HannaFest-Lions-FloatHannaFest is coming Aug. 9 and 10. HannaFest celebrates the culture and history of the Hanna community. Sponsored by the Hanna Lions Club. Here is a detailed event listing:

Friday, Aug. 9

All events are downtown under the Big Top Tent
6 pm Community Bingo including a Cookie Walk, Food and Drink, games, Beer Garden
Rib dinners at Rumors, Country Griller, Little League Hot dogs and more
Fire Dept. pork chops and corn

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Educators Celebrate the Success of the eVisionary Conference at Zao Island


It’s been a long time coming, but the people involved with the 2013 eVisionary Conference can now celebrate a job well done. The first day of the two-day conference was a satisfying success, and that evening many came out to Zao Island in Valparaiso to wind down and relax after the long yet satisfying day.

Michelle Green, an eLearning Development Specialist at Indiana Department of Education was among the many that attended the Tech Meetup, as it was called, and she helped to make eVisionary possible in Valpo.

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Gifting Made Easy at Lifestyles

Gifting-10We want everyone to be able to shop here,” shared Renee Blosky, owner of Lifestyles. An eclectic store that has been a part of downtown Valparaiso’s great lineup of shops, Lifestyles offers a selection of unique inventory that is always exciting for all to browse!

From jewelry and garden décor to furniture, clothing, toys, incense, funny gag items, bar accessories, sporting memorabilia, wedding accessories, and more, there are gifts for every person in your life or a gift for yourself! “I want to make sure there’s something for everyone so you don’t have to visit multiple stores to get all you need,” stated Blosky. If you need a gift for a birthday,...

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South Shore Dance Alliance to Host Summer Intensive Performance, Fall Open House

Dancer-FeetSouth Shore Dance Alliance announces two free performances, Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, at the Franklin Center auditorium in Griffith featuring their summer intensive students. The performances will showcase students and choreography from the SSDA six week summer training program which concludes on August 9.

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Home Builders of NWI Golf Outing

HBA-logoLet's have some fun! Get your foursome together for a great time at the Home Builders Association's golf outing at the beautiful Brassie Golf Club in Chesterton on September 20.

Enjoy 18 holes of golf with a cart, morning coffee and rolls, lunch, appetizers during prize award ceremony, three drink tickets, and a beverage cart on the course for the low price of $85 per golfer. If you don't have a foursome, we'll put one together for you.

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South Shore CVA Hosts Grand Finale at Indiana Welcome Center

Rube WinnerThe South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority hosted their 30 Stops in 30 Days grand finale celebration at the Indiana Welcome Center on Tuesday, July 30.

The day’s festivities began with the scheduled stop and last opportunity for visitors to enter to win the Family Express gift card prizes. At noon, members of the South Shore CVA’s Board of Directors, a representative from Family Express, industry professionals and guests gathered in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall to watch as the South Shore CVA’s Rube Goldberg Machine ™ announced the winner, Nicole Hrapek of Crown Point, as the recipient of the $2,000 Family Express gift card grand...

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Summer is Sizzling, Come Cool Off with Lakeshore Kids!

Lakeshore-PTV-25-YearsGather your friends and family and join us for Family Splash Day at Deep River Waterpark in Merrillville, IN on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are available for a $12 donation to Lakeshore Kids by calling 219-756-5656 or visiting our website here. Call us at 219-756-5656 for group discount rates! All proceeds from this event will support local Lakeshore Kids events.

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South Shore Orchestra Invites You to Travel the World--Through Wine and Food!

Wine-Tasting-1Spend an afternoon traveling through wine regions of several continents by sampling fine wines and at the same time support your local community orchestra! This is one of the major fundraisers that helps support annual costs of programming. This 8th annual wine tasting will be on Sunday August 25, 2-5 PM and catered by Chef Nicole Bissonette. A larger venue may be determined to host the larger crowd this annual event has attracted.

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Auditions for "A Fabulous 50’s Christmas" and "Adrift in Macao"

Fabulous-50s-ChristmasThe Towle Theater, Hammond’s premiere theater destination, is seeking strong singers & actors for two upcoming non-equity productions. Their original annual production of A Fabulous 50’s Christmas and the musical Adrift in Macao book and lyrics by Christopher Durang with music by Peter Melnick.

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Hollywood Red Carpet Fashion Show Extravaganza to Benefit Housing Opportunities

FAWN-Hollywood-Red-CarpetOn September 5, 2013, Friends Assisting Women in Need, Inc. will be hosting their annual Fashion Show, Dinner and Silent Auction at Avalon Manor. The charitable recipient of the event again this year will be Housing Opportunities, Inc. FAWN is a 501©3 organization that specializes in positively changing women’s lives as well as the lives of their families.

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Pet Network to Host Paws in Paradise Walk-a-thon and Pet Fair

Second-Chance-4-Pets-NetworkSecond Chance 4 Pets Network will sponsor a Paws in Paradise Walk-a-thon and Pet Fair on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Robertsdale Little League Complex, 119th Street and Wolf Lake in Hammond, Indiana.

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