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  • Shades Tanning Salon & Spa 

    October Specials

    Shades Tanning Salon & Spa is the #1 hotspot for tanning in NW Indiana!!Check out our amazing October specials today!! Buy a package get one free, excluding 30 day packages. 10% off all lotions, 35% off select lotions, 20% off of select samples.4 sprays for $79.Member upgrades: 10 for $60 (any level). $10 spray tans every Thursday!!Shades Tanning Salon & Spa is located at 371 Indian Boundary Rd Suite C in Chesterton, next to Gelsosomo's Pizza. You can also visit us at our newest location, 6634 US 6 in Portage. For more information about Shades, please call 219-728-1608 (Chesterton)//219-762-0800 (Portage) or find us on Facebook@shadestanningsalon. We can't wait to see you!

    Road to Life Church

    October  Series

    LIFE IS HAPPENING AT ROAD TO LIFE CHURCH!! Join us this Sunday for our October  series, "NO PLACE LIKE HOME."  Kids 0-4th grade will have lots of fun in KidTown experiencing "HOME"  through high energy worship, teaching, games and more! Road to Life is a thriving church that offers cutting edge worship as well as teaching that is relevant to this generation. We exist to help others realize and reach their potential in Christ. We meet every Sunday at Chesterton High School at 9 & 11AM and also at our Michigan City campus, with NEW SERVICE TIMES of 10:30 & 12:30. Our Michigan City campus is located at 7056 W 450 N.CALLING ALL STUDENTS: Our student ministry, The Avenue, now meets EVERY SUNDAY at it's new location - The Alley - located at 124 N 8th St in Chesterton (the old bowling alley). Grades 5-8 meet from 6-7PM & High School from 7:30-9. If you're a student, come check out this time of FUN with friends, music, teaching, games, Jacked Up Cafe and more!! For more information about RTLC or any of our upcoming events, please visit our website (www.roadtolifechurch.us) or call 219-728-6290. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram @roadchurch or find us on Facebook @roadtolifechurch. WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!

    East Wind Studios

    Open House

    National Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Day Open House: FREE to attend, register here.October 24th 5:30PM-8:30 PM, 210 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN 46304. Massage, Cupping, Ear Tacking, Gua Sha, RRT, Health Talks, Light Refreshments, Door Prizes & More!!   www.ewacupuncture.com 

    Phone: 219-395-9928.  For October happenings Click here

    Edible Arrangements 

    Ribbon Cutting 

    Salted Caramel Apples and Pumpkin Spice Froyo Shakes are the star this Fall. Our Valparaiso location finished our Edible To Go (ETG) upgrade and has the full line of 100% fresh fruit smoothies with healthy add ins like chia seeds, protein and kale. We also carry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, Froyo Shakes with all fruit or a combination of chocolate and fruit. Mocha Espresso and Pumpkin Spice Froyo Shakes with whip cream are a treat. Stop by our Valparaiso location for our ribbon cutting and sample our new ETG treats October 11th at 4 pm.  Enter to win FREE treats. 501 Silhavy Rd 219-531-4300.

    Valparaiso University Graduate School

    VU Graduate School Visit Day

    At Valparaiso University, our graduate students are an important part of our academic community. We partner with them to build educational and career-related opportunities. We cordially invite you to our Fall Visit Day on Saturday November 4th from 10:30am-1:00pm. You'll learn about:The value of a graduate degree. The admission process. Financial aid. Life at ValpoContact the Graduate School and Continuing Education office at 219-464-5313, graduate.school@valpo.edu, or click here to RSVP for this event.

    Chesterton Middle School

    5K Run/Walk

    Saturday, Oct.14 @ 9 a.m.

    Chesterton Middle School hosting "Real Heros Don't Wear Capes" Veterans 5k Run/Walk.Benefiting Folds Of Honor Foundation. Providing educational scholarships to children and spouses of military men and women killed or disabled while serving.

    For on-line registration www.thtiming.com.

     

    American Cancer Society, Inc.

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

     

    Calling all HOPE HEROES! It is time to register your team for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Porter County on October 15th 2017 at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve so that anyone touched by breast cancer won't have to face their journey alone. This 5k Fundraising walk raises awareness, funds lifesaving cancer programs and services as well as research to find a cure. Help us in our mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight to a world without cancer! Register at www.makingstrideswalk.org/portercountyin and contact nicole.vanduyn@cancer.org with any questions or to see how you can help.

     

    Symphony of Chesterton

    Boos Brews and Brats

    Tuesday, October 17th @ 4:00-6:00p.m.

    On October 17th come out and join us at 2775 Village Point, Chesterton, IN. There will be cold beer, brats, apple cider, and music by the fire! You will also be able to enjoy s'mores and a build your own taffy apple station. A costume contest will begin at 5:00p.m. and prizes will be included. Painting pumpkins in the art room will be another activity available for any guest! Please RSVP by October 12th to 219-304-6700. We hope to see you there!

    4th Street Theater 

    Autism: Red Kite PerformanceFree, interactive theatrical experience called Red Kite Treasure Adventure written and directed by the Chicago Children's Theater with music and sensory moments and performed exclusively for children on the autism spectrum, ages 4 - 14, and their families. Coming to the 4th Street Theater in Chesterton on Sunday, October 8th. Reservations required. Not open to the public. Go to www.4thstreetncca.com and click on the red kite link to complete registration. Questions? Call Jude Tanter, 773-791-0782. For years children in Chicago have loved these performances and we are very excited to be bringing them to NW Indiana.

     

    Dunes Optical  

    Reminder to Use Your Benefits

    Dunes Optical wants to remind you that now is the time to use your insurance benefits and any extra flex spending you have. Buy your next 6 month supply of contacts or get yourself a new pair of glasses. Don't let your benefits go to waste. Do it now before you get too busy with the holiday rush!! There are only 13 weeks before the end of the year! Call 219-395-9157 for our Chesterton location or 219-878-5021 for our Michigan City location.

    Chesterton Manor

    Fall Harvest Celebration

    Please join us for a fun filled, family friendly celebration! We will be having a chili fest, hot dogs, hay rides, games with prizes,music and trick or treating!!This is a free community event and all are welcome! Costumes are encouraged! October 13, 2017, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at 110 Beverly Dr.  R.s.v.p to  219-926-8387.

    Healthlinc

    A Day of Pampering

    Wednesday, October 25 @ 2- 4 pm

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, come get pampered.Open to both men and women. Wednesday, October 25 from 2- 4 pm. Healthlinc, 710 Franklin Street. Ste. 200, Michigan City in the conference room. Join us for a Massage, to see Vendors, have some refreshments. There will be a hair and nail tech, bra sizing and much more. If you haven't had your yearly exam we are taking appointments all day. Call today for your  exam. 1-800-580-1060. Healthlinc.org

     

    Modern Woodman

    FREE Youth Education Programs

    I wanted to bring awareness to our FREE youth education programs that Modern Woodmen has to offer and share the information with you so that you may have suggestions or introductions for myself to connect with. I have attached a link with an introductory video to the programs we have to offer. Each program has material that Modern Woodmen donates as well including the online curriculum that meets the common core standards for teachers. If you have any other questions please ask!  Alex B. Ferreira, FIC. 219.851.5732. To view the video click on this link. https://youtu.be/zIvjwn_Ur7M.  

     

    On The Wings of an Eagle

    Heal Your Life 2 Day Workshop  

    Heal Your Life 2 Day Workshop is a very powerful workshop, originally developed by Louise Hay. The workshop gives participants an intensive format to learn the basic points of philosophy, to develop awareness of negative beliefs, to release old emotions, to love ourselves more fully, and practice the techniques for changing our lives. Join us for a weekend you will always remember! Mark your calendar for on Nov 11 and 12th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested? Call Bonnie Thanos 219-916-1487 for reservations.

    Dimensions School of Social Dance

    Open House & Dance Party

    October 20 at 7:30 PM

    Summer may be ending, but things are still heating up at Dimensions! Learn something new and exciting this fall at our next Open House and Dance Party. We'll show you how fun, simple, and easy social dancing can be! Our experienced instructors will introduce you to our studio and the dances we teach in a beginner group class at 7:30, followed by open dancing where you can try out what you've learned from 8:30-10:00. This event is free and open to anyone who has any interest in learning about social dancing. No experience or partner required! Call us at (219) 250-2246 for details! Dimensions is located at 306 S. Calumet Rd. in Chesterton.

     

    General Insurance Services

    Family Safety Day

    October 14 @ 10:00am

     

    Join General Insurance Services and the Washington Twp. Volunteer Fire Department for a Family Safety Day on October 14 from 10:00-2:00pm. Family Safety Day offers free activities devoted to health and safety with a variety of hands-on learning activities and presentations. Activities include car seat checks, home safety stations, distracted driving simulations, make-and-take first aid kits, and more! Kankakee Valley REMC will also be bringing their High Voltage Demonstration.

     The event is free to the public, and will be held at the Washington Twp. Fire Station at 380 E. State Road 2, Valparaiso. Follow the event on our Facebook page for all of the latest information! 

    Ritttenhouse Village at Valparaiso

    Free Dementia Workshop for Professionals

     

    Director Deborah Bier, PHD will present Creating Better Days for People with Dementia: Practical Techniques for Professionals.  This virtual workshop will provide an opportunity to engage, interact and apply concepts taught.  Workshop will be held at 1300 Vale Park Rd. , Valparaiso on October 12th from 12:00- 2:00 p.m., check in is at 11:30-12:00. RSVP by Oct. 10th. Questions please call 219-462-2400 or 219-531-2484. Register at www.dementiawise.com. Contact hours for Nurses and Social Workers. 2CEU's provided. Lunch will be served

     

     

     

    Chesterton Art Center

    Husband & Wife Art Exhibit 

     

    George and Connie Kassal are the featured artists for the month of October at the Chesterton Art Center. They will kick off their exhibit this Sunday, October 8, with an Opening Reception from 2-4. Connie is showcasing her paintings for her upcoming children's book, and George has his black & white landscape photographs on display. This is a free event. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 5th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. To see a list of all upcoming events, check out the website at www.chestertonart.com

    DUNELAND FAMILY YMCA 

    Euchre Tournament

     

    EUCHRE TOURNAMENT TO SUPPORT DUNELAND FAMILY YMCA on Saturday, October 7th at 7:00pm at the Spa Special Event Center, 333 Minteral Springs Rd., Porter IN. Doors open at 7:00pm and tournament begins at 7:30pm. The entry fee is $20 per person with a blind draw on teams. Light refreshments will be served and cash bar is available. Tickets are available at the Duneland Y Welcome Center or online at www.dunelandymca.org .Tickets must be purchased by 5pm on Saturday, Oct. 7th.

    Good to Go by Lucrezia

    Sale

    We will be offering 20% discount from Friday, Oct. 6th until Thursday Oct.12. on the following items Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sesame Oil, Cayenne Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Tangerine Balsamic Vinegar.  These ingredients make a great marinade for wings! We have recipes in the store. Visit us at 420 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton, IN. 219-926-3866.

     

    Deans Tire Pros & Auto Care

    Our 30th Anniversary Celebration 

     

    Join us on Friday, October 6th to help us celebrate our 30th anniversary by enjoying $50 off any set of 4 tires including Michelin, BFG, Continental, Hercules, or a General Tires! You will be able to save up to $170! Anniversary specials will be available all month long including $30 off oil change and tire rotation, $50 off a regular price on a set of 4 custom rims, $30 off a 4-wheel alignment, $30 off brakes per axle, and $30 off maintenance flushes. You can enjoy these specials at our two locations in Chesterton and Portage! Also become a Dean's VIP and get 10% off when you apply! We hope to see you sometime this month!

     

    Natural Bliss Massage Therapy 

    October Monthly Specials

    Signature Bliss Facial- Pumpkin Masque $55. Pumpkin Body Wrap $70.Start with dry body scrubbing followed by application of the pumpkin body creme. You are then wrapped in warm blankets while enjoying a neck & scalp massage. This service is concluded with a 30 minute Swedish Massage.Add a Pumpkin Sugar Scrub to any service for $10*Recommended for dry skin* Text 415.939.1439 for an appointment. 

     

     

    Chesterton Duneland Kiwanis

    Sponsor a Tree!

    Festival of Trees is in Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton. There are thirty trees and each tree comes with lights and an information box for literature. All the net proceeds go to nonprofits that benefit children. Also, enter the contest and win an ornament from the Westchester History Museum.  This event is co-sponsored by Kiwanis, Duneland Chamber of Commerce, Town of Chesterton and Chesterton Parks. For information call 926.8135 or 921.3929 or sphilbrick@yahoo.com

     

    Duneland Community

    22nd Annual Duneland Community Advent Festival

    Saturday, December 10 @ 1:00 pm

    The Duneland Community Advent Festival, a free event featuring musical ensembles from five churches and Chesterton High School, will be held on Saturday, December 10, at 1:00 pm (a new day and time) at St. Patrick Catholic Church on the north side of Chesterton. (On Calumet Avenue, just north of the fast food restaurants on the north side of town.) In addition, there will be audience sing-alongs of popular Christmas carols. A freewill offering will benefit the Westchester Friends Food Pantry.

     

    Road to Life Church

    Happenings at Road to Life Church

    Every person 18+ who physically attends Road to Life Church this Sunday, December 11th, for any of our services at our LMC campus will be entered to win a $500 gift package to the Kalahari Resort at Wisconsin Dells!! Come out and invite a friend as we continue our December series, "THE BIG GIVE." Bring your kids along to experience KidTown, where they will be learning about "THE PLEASANT PRESENT" through high energy worship, teaching, games and more! WE WILL BE MEETING THIS SUNDAY AT 9, 11, and 6PM AT OUR LA PORTE/MICHIGAN CITY CAMPUS, located at 7056 W 450 N in Michigan City. For information about RTLC or our events, visit our website www.roadtolifechurch.us or call 219.728.6290. You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @roadchurch or on Facebook @roadtolifechurch. 

     

    East Wind Acupuncture

    Tune-in Tuesday 

    Follow East Wind Acupuncture on Facebook and tune-in TUESDAYS at 2PM for LIVE health talks given by Medical director Laura Zaranski M.S., L.A.C. Get your health questions answered and learn powerful, natural solutions to health! FREE Guided Meditation Class will be held Tuesday December 13th at 6:30pm at East Wind Studios 101 Second St, Chesterton IN 46304. Our Holiday Specials are available now through December 24th, Acupuncture Treatment package a $420 value for only $250! East Wind Studios class packages and retail items all 20% off! For more information Call 219.395.9928.

     

    HealthLinc

    Operation Santa Claus

    Wednesday, December 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    HealthLinc in Michigan City, 710 Franklin St., will be having its Annual Operations Santa Day on Wednesday, December 14. Well-Child Checks appointments will be available all day. Enjoy Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, snacks, giveaways, vendors, games and story time. The event is open to the public. Call 1.888.580.1060 for any questions. 

    Click here to learn more.

     

    Barre + Beyond

    December Barre Events

    The Holiday Barre All Excuses Challenge is happening now! First spend some time with your friends with a barre class followed with mimosas on Sunday, December 18th. Later that week, bring your friend to our Bring Your BFF to the Barre $5 event on Friday, December 23rd. The 26th through the 29th we will be opening our lunch express up to kids. It's a great way for them to stay active over the holiday and show them that staying active is important. Sign up for classes at www.barreandbeyondstudio.com or call 219.476.7117. 

    Click here to learn more.

     

    Chesterton Physical Therapy

    What Wellness Choices Will I Make in 2017? 

    Monday, December 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Chesterton Physical Therapy, Le-Vel and The Energy of Wellness presents "New Beginnings". Join us at Chesterton Physical Therapy on Monday, December 19 to learn about different wellness choices to make in the new year! RSVP to 219.926.9779. 

    Click here to learn more.

     

    Chesterton Art Center

    Unique Holiday Gifts at the Chesterton Art Center

    The Chesterton Art Center is your local art connection! Looking for a unique gift for a unique person? We've have a large variety of one-of-a-kind art and gifts, all created by local artists and artisans! Stop by to knock out your list of hard to shop for folks. We can help! The hours are weekdays 11-4 and Saturdays 10-2. See you soon! 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. www.chestertonart.com.

     

    Le-Vel

    Thrive 8 Week Experience

    If you are looking for the Gift of Health and Wellness, look no further. If you are tired of being sick and tired, I have a solution. Nutrition, organic, simple. Mini Thrive Experiences are available for anyone looking to see how simple Thrive will be. I also have amazing Christmas Specials for people who are looking to give the gift of health to themselves or someone they love. Call me at 219.898.1382 for my Holiday Specials! They won't last and when they are gone, they are gone.

     

    Natural Bliss Massage Therapy

    Christmas Specials! 

    Christmas Specials! For the month of December you can buy 4 gift certificates & receive the 5th one for free. Other monthly specials include a Stocking stuffer: 2- 30min sessions of your choice for $50. Find Natural Bliss Massage Therapy on Facebook or www.naturalbliss.abmp.com for all of the December Specials!

     

    Frontline Foundations

    Give and Receive This Holiday Season

    Frontline Foundations, Inc. highlights their year-end fundraiser with a new partnership. The Artistic Recovery (TheArtisticRecovery.com) is a new online store supporting recovery from substance abuse and addiction. The website features impactful artwork, songs, and apparel. Donate to Frontline by Dec. 31 to have your donation MATCHED. Plus when you give at one of four contribution levels, you receive a gift from The Artistic Recovery. Contributions support affordable substance abuse treatment. But hurry! The fundraiser ends 12/31/16. Donate or learn more at www.TheArtisticRecovery.com/frontline-partnership.

     

    Duneland YMCA

    Choose to Lose in 2017 :: Health Living Challenge

    January 2 - March 6

    At the Y, a supportive community is a big part of Healthy Living. You'll find people here just like you looking to live a little bit healthier. Use the support and enthusiasm of fellow participants and our staff to achieve your fitness goals. The Choose to Lose Healthy Living Challenge includes initial/final fitness assessments, weekly prizes and support meetings, guest speakers and goal setting, discounted personal trainer sessions, recipe exchanges and more! Grand prize winner will receive a FREE 1 year Duneland YMCA membership!

    Click here to learn more.

     

    Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness

    American Heart Association CPR/AED Classes & Heartsaver First Aid

    The American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Course is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use. Class length is an average of 4 hours. Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. Both courses teach skills with AHA's research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students' learning of skills.

    Click here to learn more.

     

    Riley's Railhouse 

    Holiday Events and Bed & Breakfast Availability

    Located in the heart of Chesterton, we are ready to host your Holiday event in our Lounge - a spacious great room with a wood-burning fireplace and a large bar. Give us a call today for pricing and availability. Our Bed & Breakfast rooms are available over the Holidays as well. We have some open dates for your out-of-town friends or family. Take a look at the photos on our website and call for more information. 219.395.9999.

    Click here to learn more.

     

    Modern Woodmen of America 

    Modern Woodmen Bank

    Modern Woodmen Bank is 100% owned by Modern Woodmen of America. You're always on the go. You need a bank that is open at all hours. A bank that makes it easy-and-free-to put your money in and take it out. A bank that uses leading-edge technology. A bank that rewards you by earning cash rewards. "Money does not grow on trees", so you need to have a bank that you can trust and that is Modern Woodmen Bank. To open an account, visit us online at ModernWoodmenBank.com or call us toll-free at 800.734.5202.

     

    United Way of Porter County 

    Tax Service Volunteers Needed for 2017 Tax Season

    The Northwest Indiana Asset Building Coalition is seeking volunteers to help moderate-to-low income residents file their federal and state income taxes during the 2017 tax season. Training is provided, as well as supervision on site. The program heavily relies on community volunteers from mid-January through the April 18 tax filing deadline to schedule appointments, prepare tax forms and providing quality control at a tax preparation site. Services are available at a variety of locations throughout Lake, Porter, Pulaski and Starke Counties. Volunteers will receive all training necessary to participate. No experience is necessary to volunteer. If interested in volunteering or learning more, visit UnitedWayPC.org.

         
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