Duneland Chamber Express, January 23, 2014

rot1Chesterton United Methodist Church
Mission Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, January 23 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Chesterton United Methodist Church Mission Team will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, January 23 from 4:30-6:30 PM. The cost is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free! Proceeds benefit "Westchester Meals." Chesterton UMC is located at 434 South 2nd Street. For more information contact the church office at 926.1478 or visit our website at www.chestertonumc.org.

Downtown Chesterton Retailers
Indoor Sidewalk Sale!

Several local merchants are hosting a downtown Chesterton indoor sidewalk sale going on now and ending Saturday, January 24! Participating stores are Flower Cart, Ella's Bella, Indian Summer, Chell's, Green Garage, Ashley's, House of Bergren, Flying Mermaid, Alice's Garden Toys Bouquet and Good to Go. Each business will be offering Special Sale prices and promotions for a fun winter downtown activity!

Rita Jackson Sculptor
12th Annual Gardening Show
Saturday, January 24 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don't miss "The Show for Gardeners by Gardeners" at the Porter County Expo Center this year. Rita Jackson Sculptor will be there to showcase her fairy garden items and other gardening pieces. She will also be presenting her Valentine's Day collection as well. The Chesterton Feed and Garden Center will be giving classes on how to attend your very own fairy garden throughout the day. Admission is $10, free parking and children under 12 are free. Also enjoy 5 free tickets to exchange for seeds and free door prizes!

East Wind Acupuncture
Stop Smoking Workshop
Saturday, January 24 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Smoke? Ready to quit? East Wind Acupuncture can help! We will be hosting a free 'Stop Smoking' Workshop this Saturday January 24th 1-2pm. Research shows that acupuncture can be very helpful on the course to a smoke-free life. Acupuncture is also used in many top-notch rehab centers around the Nation! Call to RSVP 219.395.9928.

Road to Life Church

Life is happening at Road to Life Church! Come join us as we continue our series "Panorama" and learn how to see your experience through God's point of view. Kids are also learning about "The Big Picture: Seeing Things Through God's Point of View" in KidTown USA through high energy worship, teaching, games, and more! Road to Life is a thriving church 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 www.roadtolifechurch.us 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!!

Mindful Nourishment
Superfoods Workshop
Tuesday, January 27 at 5:30 pm

Superfoods are nutrient powerhouses that pack large doses of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Eating them can reduce the risk of chronic disease, prolong life, and people who eat more of them are often healthier and thinner than those who don't. Come learn about my favorite Everyday Superfoods as well as Advanced Superfoods. Learn how to make great tasting fresh juices, green smoothies and medicinal smoothies. Get the chance to see and taste Superfoods in action! Class is $30; Click on the link below for more info and to register.

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Porter Regional Hospital
Presents Men's Health: Maintaining a Healty Prostate
Wednesday, January 28 at 6 pm

If you don't know what your prostate is or what it does, you're certainly not alone - many men don't, but really should since more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. Join Urologist Dr. Kparker to learn what good prostate health involves as well as how to maintain a healthy prostate and deal one of the most common problems, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate gland at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

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Nature's Cupboard
Sample Saturday!
Saturday, January 31 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stop in Nature's Cupboard in both Chesterton and Michigan City locations on the last Saturday of the month and try some of our favorite healthy snacks and talk to our knowledgeable vitamin reps. This month we are featuring Harvest Circle Workshop's local, hand-made granola and Panos Farms local honey. Representatives from Natura Nectar Bee Propolis and Natural Factors will be in the store to answer questions and offer samples of their science based supplements. Try a cup of Teecino Tea and don't forget to enter the raffle to win an Organic Produce Box!

Indiana Dunes State Park
Dunes Birding: A Crash Course

Join Dunes State Park Interpreter, Brad Bumgardner, for a little introduction to all things birding. We'll cover everything from the history of ornithology, common dune birds, bird banding, leading bird walks, and more. The workshop takes place on January 31 at 2 p.m. in the Nature Center auditorium. Registration is required ($10 workshop fee) and can be made by calling the Nature Center at 219.926.1390.

Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage
Coffee & Canvas Party
Tuesday, February 3 at 2:00 pm

Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage is hosting a Coffee & Canvas Party on Tuesday, February 3rd at 2:00. Kathy offers step by step instruction, with lots of patience and hands on help, in about 2-3 hours to create the painting. $30/person which includes a 16x20 canvas, all supplies, full coffee bar and snacks. Register by calling 219.764.2900 by January 30th.

East Wind Studios
February Valentine Workshop

My 'All Natural' Valentine. Saturday, February 7th 2-4pm. Mary Seguin will be hosting a workshop on how to make homemade, cold-pressed soaps, lotions, body mists and bath bombs! $40; Price includes all supplies. Sign up online or call 219.728.1647. Never been to our studio before? NEW CLIENTS RECEIVE UNLIMITED, COMPLIMENARTY CLASSES IN JANUARY! Call to inquire or JUST WALK IN! Check our schedule for classes and times.

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Michigan City Mainstreet Association
Shelf Ice Brew Fest
Saturday, February 7 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Over 20 Breweries from Indiana and Michigan have signed on the date and more to come, including Shoreline, Burn 'Em Brewing, Greenbush, Sun King, Mad Anthony, Evil Czech, Four Fathers, Founders, Back Road, Triton, Outliers, Function, Bell's, Figure 8, Upland, 18th Street, Ironwood, Hunters, Scarlet Lane, Peoples, Crown, Brugge Brasserie, Stone & Carson's. All event proceeds benefit the Michigan City Mainstreet Association. Enjoy samples from hundreds of brews, artisan foods and view chainsaw wielding ice carvers. Tickets are $35 general admission or $55 VIP. Click the link below to purchase tickets.

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Chesterton Art Center
Kids Birthday Parties!

Need a place to host your child's birthday party? The Chesterton Art Center features parties for children ages 3 and up that include a canvas painting and a craft during a 2-hour time slot! For more information, please contact the Art Center at 219.926.4711. See the website for details.

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In City Magazine
6th Annual "Discover Duneland" Special Section

In City magazine will be partnering with the Duneland Chamber during the Spring and Summer 2015 issues for another great section for marketing venues. Chamber members are invited to participate with an ad inside this special issue. Prices are staying the same with the opportunity of multiple size of ads. The issue will be distributed throughout Northern Indiana from St. Joseph County through Lake County and SW Michigan targeting readers in many areas. Please contact Daaron@incitymag.com or call 219.898.0489 for more info.

PBS Companies
25 of Extensive Experience in Design/Build & Construction Management

PBS Companies specializes in the Design/Build and Construction Management method of construction delivery. With 25 years of extensive experience in commercial, industrial, religious and municipal projects, we can help you build your next project! Our team of experienced designers, builders and business management professionals are ready to provide a building solution for you. We would be honored to discuss how we might best serve your needs. Call us at 855.672.4010.

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Launch Your Own Business Workshops

The workshop is a first step toward owning a successful small business by helping entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital. Topics include: identifying personal objectives, skills and resources; describing your business idea and requirements; developing a sales forecast; identifying start-up expenses; estimating your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results. Cost is $25 per session; pre-registration is required. Thursday, February 19 from 6pm - 8pm at the Hammond INovation Center and Tuesday, March 12 from 6pm - 8pm at the Regional Development Company in Valpo.

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Smiles By Arnold & Associates
Dr. Arnold Named Doctors' Choice National Award Winner

The Doctors' Choice National Award is given to only one Doctor's practice in the entire country. The prestigious award is based on impeccable practice credentials, outstanding leadership within the profession, and the quality and quantity of endorsements from leading dental colleagues from around the country. Dr. Arnold was awarded this honor, out of around 200,000 dentists in the United States, as well as the honor of the Doctor's Choice Award for Valparaiso and Chesterton!