Duneland Chamber Express, August 1, 2014

rot1Miller Bakery Cafe
Celebrate First Friday
Friday, August 1 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Our first Friday features include $2 Blue Point Oysters with Garnishes; $3 for 4 oz Wine Pours; Live music with Gregg Bueltmann. FREE ADMISSION. All day on selected wines. August 24 we are having Green Sense Farms Wine Pairing Dinner Experience from 5-8pm sponsored by Whole Foods! September 20th we have a Journeyman Classic Cocktail Experience, Mad Men Style from 5-10pm. Call 219.427.1446 for reservations today.

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Chesterton Art Center
Chesterton Art Fair
August 2nd & 3rd

The Chesterton Art Fair will be held Aug. 2-3, from 10-5 at Hawthorne Park in Porter, IN. The event will include over 90 artists from the Midwest and beyond, displaying their work in a great variety of mediums. Along with lots of unique artwork, guests will be able to enjoy the food and drink stations, the children's art tent, and music from the Golden Fingers Ukelele Band. Parking is free and admission is only $5 at the front gate. For more information, please see the website at or call the Chesterton Art Center at 219.926.4711.

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Road to Life Church
"The College of Common Sense"

Life is happening at Road to Life Church!! Join us as we begin our new series, "The College of Common Sense." We will be learning about wisdom and why we need it during these uncertain times that our world is facing. Road to Life is a thriving church for all ages that offers cutting edge worship and teaching that is relevant to this generation. We currently meet each Sunday at Chesterton High School with services at 8:30,10,&11:30 AM. For more information about RTLC, please visit our website or call 219.728.6290. You can also follow us on Twitter @roadchurch, find us on Facebook @roadtolifechurch, or visit us in person at the Living Room Bookstore in downtown Chesterton. See you soon!!

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BBQ & Blues & Burn Em
Sunday, August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a large BBQ buffet, Burn Em beer and music by Gerry Hundt Trio. The weather should be perfect and we are kid friendly! Tickets can be purchased through the link below and this is all the fun stuff going on (and what's on the buffet menu).

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A Positive Approach to Teen Health
Summer Bash 2014
Tuesday, August 5 @ 11:30 am

Join us for family, fun and food at Wicker Park in Highland, IN. The fun includes a bouncyhouse, volleyball, basketball, facepainting, water balloons and so much more! Parents must register child upon arrival. Horizon students and family (limited to 4) meals are FREE! Public meals are $2 each. We would love to see you there!

East Wind Acupuncture
Saturday Massage!

Join us on August 16 from 10am - 2pm! Weekend massage only comes around once a month so take advantage of this now!!! Call to schedule an appointment at 219.395.9928. Unresolved health problems? Call to schedule a FREE HEALTH CONSULT today! Besides, you've already tried everything else....FREE TUESDAY NIGHT CLASSES at East Wind Studios at 6:30pm. August 5 is Pediatric Health: Chinese Medicine for Kids. 219.395.9928

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Porter County Community Foundation
Symphony Under the Stars
Thursday, August 7 @ 7:30 pm

The public is invited to a free concert featuring the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., August 7, at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso. The evening is made possible by BMO Harris Bank, The Times Media Company and the Porter County Community Foundation. Guests are asked to bring their own blanket or chairs. In the event of rain, the performance will move to Chesterton High School. For more information check the website below.

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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
NWI Symphony Coming
Friday, August 8, 22 & 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The NWI Symphony string section kicks off our classical music series August 8! These sounds of nature classics are sure to please. On August 22, that brass quintet will liven things up with a menagerie of folk, modern and broadway tunes. On August 29, the woodwinds section will showcase an evening of popular classics from the World. Single concert tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Children and students are $10. Three-concert packages available!

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East Wind Studios
August Special!

Buy a 10 class card and get classes for free! That' $8 per class!! Free Tuesday Classes at 6:30pm. August 12 is Meditation with Randi Light. Our upcoming workshop is Sunday, August 10th with Zen and Canvas! Paint a masterpiece with Kathy Eckert of Canvas Escapes. Sign up online or call to reserve your space! 219.728.1647

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Duneland Family YMCA
Golf Outing
Monday, August 11

Register now for the 2014 Duneland Y annual golf outing being held at The Brassie Golf Club. Golfers will be treated to lunch served by The Brassie on the grill, Rolling Stonebaker Pizza at the conclusion of the game and refreshments throughout the day. Cost for the day is $100 per golfer and hole sponsorship is only $100 as well. All proceeds for the golf outing benefit the Y Scholarship Fund that helps provide families with before and after school child care, pre-school, memberships, sports programs and summer day camp.

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Harvest Circle Workshop
Pressure Canning 101
Thursday, August 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

In this hands-on class you will learn pressure canning basics. Join class instructors Roberta Mead and Barb Blake, each having over 35 years of traditional food preservation history. You will learn equipment required for pressure canning, basic canning techniques with step-by-step, hands-on, visual instructions including printed materials and resources for where to purchase canning supplies and local produce. $20 for the class which includes one preserved item. Pre-registration required by August 13.

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Porter Regional Hospital
Who's Knocking at My Door?
Thursday, August 21 @ 2 p.m.

What should you look for when someone knocks at your front door? What questions should you ask to ensure they are who they say they are? Learn more about how to safely identify people who come to your residence and ensure you won't be victimized by scammers or worse. The event will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 21 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

Byron's Barber Shop
New Extended Hours!

Byron's Barber Shop will now have new, extended hours. We will be open Monday 8am - 5pm, Tuesday - Friday 8am - 7pm and Saturday 8am - 12pm. Stop by or make an appointment at 219.926.7177, located at 201 S. Calumet Rd. in Chesterton. Come and help us Celebrate 120 Years of Barbering!

Purdue North Central
Accepting MBA Registrations

Purdue University North Central is accepting registrations from students interested in earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Classes will begin Sept. 6. Prospective students still have time to begin the admissions process. Deadline for admission is Aug. 6. Students, regardless of their baccalaureate field will be able to complete a degree in less than two years. Classes will meet on Saturdays at PNC - Porter County, at 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso. All faculty members are certified by the Graduate School in West Lafayette and are supported by the full teaching resources of Purdue University. To obtain further information, contact Jaclyn Barnhill, MBA coordinator, at 219.785.5557 or mba@pnc.edu.

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