This list includes events that are open to the public. All listings must be submitted in writing by noon Monday for inclusion in Thursday’s What’s Happening. Listings may be emailed to




First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte

5 to 7 p.m.

Free dinner

Activities for all ages



Polish Falcons, 216 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

From 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Lake perch, catfish, walleye, shrimp and chicken.

Special: City Chicken.

Soup is Cheesy Broccoli.

To go orders available: (219) 326-9757.

Smoke-free environment.

Prices vary.


Third Friday of the month


Terre Coupee Masonic Lodge, at the corner of Timothy and Dunn streets, New Carlisle.

From 5 to 8 p.m. Eastern

All-you-can-eat fish, potatoes, coleslaw and dessert and drink.

Cost for adults is $10 and $5 for children younger than age 12



PRCU, 620 Bach St

The PRCU Kitchen is open to the public every Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. Must be 18.



Fish Lake Property Owners Association

Every first Sunday from March to October excluding holidays

From 8 to 11 a.m.

Lincoln Township Community Building, 3098S CR-800E, Walkerton (Fish Lake)

The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, sausage, biscuits and gravy.

Questions? Call Cary at (219) 575-7009.


PRCU, 620 Bach St.

Every second Sunday of each month

From 8 to 11:30 a.m.

All you can eat buffet. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage and bacon, biscuits and gravy and hash browns.

Cost is adults - $8, ages 6 to 12 - $4 and ages 5 and under are free.


American Legion, Post 400, 302 Lakeside St., Walkerton (Fish Lake)

Every second Sunday of the month, November through April, starting Nov. 12.

(219) 369-1242

7:30 to 11 a.m.

Menu includes: Biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage links and patties, bacon and pancakes.

Cost is $7 per person. Children 6 and under are free.


American Legion Post 83, 228 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

Third Sunday of every month

7 to 11 a.m.

Featuring Blueberry and regular pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee. $8 for adults and carryouts, $7 for Seniors, $5 for EMS, police and fire. Children 5-12 are $5 and as always children under 5 eat free.

Open to the public.

Bloody Marys and Mimosas for $2.50 each.

Any questions, please call Kathy at 362-3542 or (219) 380-9383.



La Porte Moose Lodge, 925 Boyd Blvd., La Porte

Serving time is from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Menu includes: AYCE Pollock dinner, choice of baked potato, fries, cole slaw or apple sauce. Other items available include: Lake Perch, chicken, shrimp and items for children.

Open to the public. The Moose Lodge is a smoke free environment. Bring the kids and family.


American Legion Post #21 on U.S. 421 in Westville

5 to 8 p.m.

All you can eat dinner includes: Hand breaded pollock, chicken strips, French fries, creamy coleslaw, salad, rolls and free homemade desserts. Special veterans and senior pricing: Adults - $9, seniors (60 years+) and vets - $8, kids 12 and under-$5, preschoolers-free. Carry-outs available.



New Community AME Church, 102 Ludlow St., La Porte

11 a.m. t 2 p.m.

Rip tips dinners are $10. Pre-sale only. Dinners include: Rib tips, spaghetti, dessert and bread.

For more information, call (219) 325-8121.


La Porte Moose Lodge, 925 Boyd Blvd., La Porte

5 to 7 p.m.

Old Fashion Charcoal Grilled Steak Fry Dinner menu includes: Ribeye steak, bake potato, veggie, salad and dinner roll.

Cost is $12.

Open to the public.

Call 362-2446 to place a to go order.



American Legion Auxiliary Unit 83, Hamon Gray Post 83, 228 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

7-11 a.m.

Featuring all you can eat, Blueberry and regular pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns, fresh scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, milk and coffee. Cost: $8 for adults and carry out, $7 for seniors, children 5-12 is only $5 and as always children under 5 eat free. EMS, police and fire only $5. Bloody Marys and Mimosas for only $2.50. 

Open to the public. Any questions, call Kathy at (219) 380-9383.

Dec. 3


Portofino Restaurant, located at 3233 N. Ind. 39, La Porte

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Seating starts at 11:15 a.m.

The cost is $12.

Jody LaMotte, from Carmel, Indiana, will speak about “Being Real in a Phony World.”

Special feature will be “Christmas Party and Presents!”

Make reservations for the luncheon by Nov. 29

Make cancellations by 10 a.m. Dec. 2.

Call Jan at 324-0008.

Friends of CWC is the sponsor of the event.

Dec. 14


Kabelin’s Hardware Store, Andrew Avenue and Ind. 2 West

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cookies are $5 per dozen, mix and match.

Sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma society for teachers

All proceeds go towards local scholarships




Fish Lake Conservation Club, 7873 E. Ind. 4, Fish Lake

Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

There will be a light lunch.

Bingo is at 1:15 p.m.

For more information, call (219) 575-9262



First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte

5 to 6:30 p.m.

Mental health discussion group.

For more information, contact Kelly at (219) 380-7354.

Second Tuesday each month


PARC Community Center, 1713 Franklin St., Michigan City

6:30 p.m.

PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Michigan City and La Porte County Chapter meetings, for those 18 years of age and over, are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and will always include advocacy, education and support.

For more information contact: (219) 561-0948 or

Second Wednesday each month


St. Peter Rectory, 1104 Monroe St., La Porte

6:30 p.m.

Nourish for Caregivers is a Catholic support group for anyone juggling the challenges of life, health, career and caring for an aging or ailing spouse, parent, child or grandchild at home, in town or at a distance. It aims to support caregivers in finding peace, comfort and joy in their caregiving journey.

Each meeting includes a timely topic, participant handouts, discussion and prayer. There is no cost to the program.

For more information or to register contact: Deacon Frank J. Zolvinski at

Every Wednesday


Community Room of the Westville Methodist Church, 154 W. Main St.

From 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Call Howard Hacker at (219) 785-2687 or Betty Morris at (219) 785-6142.

Every Wednesday Morning


If you are motivated to lose weight and are looking for a casual, fun-filled group of women who share the same goals, check out Women In Transition (WIT). This group meets once a week to offer support and encouragement to its members. There are no gimmicks, no special food to buy, no mandatory diets to follow and no costly dues to pay. Meetings are held every Wednesday at the Agape Christian Church on the lower level at 1601 I St., La Porte. Private weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m. A general discussion on weight and health related topics starts at 9 a.m., and the meeting adjourns at 9:30 a.m. A $2 monthly fee pays for contest prizes and other group activities. If interested in joining, come to a meeting and be prepared to lose weight!



VFW Post No. 1130

Hours: 6:30 p.m.

Location: VFW Post 1130, 181 W. McClung Road, La Porte.

Contact: (219) 324-9355

First and third Fridays


La Porte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave., Meeting Room A, La Porte

11 a.m. to noon

Are you the spouse, partner, or caregiver of a military veteran with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), or any other injury? If so, please join our new and free support group, The Partners Table for Support & Discussion Group. In addition to participants sharing information, experiences and knowledge, there will be a theme topic each week that will be of particular interest to our audience. Literature pertaining to the topic of the week will be distributed to meeting participants. Come connect with other spouses, partners and caregivers of military veterans. Please note this is not a counseling service and we do not provide counseling or therapy services.

Meetings are also held the second and fourth Fridays at the St. Joseph County Public Library, 304 South Main St., Lower Level Molloy Room, South Bend, from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern Standard Time. (There will no meeting on Thanksgiving Day.)



Kesling Middle School Auditorium, 306 E. 18th St., La Porte

7 p.m.

Double-Double Duo is about much more than coffee; each duo member is a 'double threat' on two instruments: Kornel Wolak (clarinet/piano) and Michael Bridge (accordions/piano). 

Classically trained international soloists, they use comedy, virtuosity and musical sensitivity to bring their broad repertoire to life.  Actively touring in Europe, South America and across Canada, and now the U.S., DDD performs their all-original arrangements of classical showpieces, sensitive jazz ballads, and fiery folk music from around the globe.

This concert is included in the 2019-20 Season Ticket of the La Porte Community Concert Association. The public may purchase ticket at the door at a cost of $15 for adults and $5 for students through high school age. For more information call: 362-8262. Use Door 18 on the west side of the building to enter.

Nov. 16


American Legion Auxiliary Unit 83, Hamon Gray Post 83, 228 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

7 p.m.

Come on down and play bingo for a chance to win turkeys and hams. We will have meat boards, a 50/50, $100 dollar buckets and a few giveaways. Let’s have some fun.

Open to the public. Any questions, call Kathy at (219) 380-9383 or 362-3542.


La Porte Moose Lodge, 925 Boyd Blvd., La Porte

6 p.m.

Raffling off turkeys, hams, bacon, steaks and anything else we can think of.

Plan to join us.

Nov. 20


American Legion Post #21 on U.S. 421 in Westville

The doors open at 5 p.m. and the games begin at 6 p.m.

The $20 entry includes cards for all the regular games; special games are sold separately. There will be a mix of turkey and cash prize regular games. There will be cookies and other special games to win!. Food, snacks and drinks are available, no outside food or drink please. This is a smoke free hall and players must be 18 years or older in order to play.

Contact 785-2923 with questions. Come out for a fun evening of games with friends and win a turkey for Thanksgiving!

Nov. 22


Polish Falcons, 216 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

8 p.m.

Fish fry and dinners end at 7:30 p.m.

There will be bingo, booth games and refreshments.

Open to the public.

Nov. 23


South Central Schools, 9808S CR-600W, Union Mills

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get a head start on your holiday shopping! Come out to the South Central PTO's 6th Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar on Nov. 23. The Craft Bazaar will feature more than 50 vendors selling handmade crafts and commercial items. Shop from local artists and South Central students for hand crafted goods including: Paintings, ornaments, purses, crochet, jewelry, wreaths, signs, home decor, T-shirts, baked goods, and so much more! Vendors for the bazaar include LuLaRoe, Pink Zebra, Thirty-One, Usborne Books, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Life Expressions, Young Living, Paparazzi Jewelry, Premier Design Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Avon, Norwex, Color Street Chalk Couture and more.

Admission to the bazaar is free. For more information or to see a sneak peek of what the vendors will be offering, visit

Nov. 30


Polish Falcons, 216 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

8 to 11 p.m.

Dance to P.T & The Cruisers

Dec. 7


Hamilton Grove, 31869 Chicago Trail, New Carlisle

Noon to 5 p.m. Eastern Time

Hamilton Grove will host a Christmas Open House on Dec. 7. It is open to the public, admission is free. There will be a craft fair, entertainment, refreshments and Santa. 

The craft fair is from noon to 4 p.m., different music entertainers starting at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Santa will be available to talk to children from 1 to 3 p.m.


La Porte County Convention & Visitors Center, 4073 S. Franklin St., Michigan City

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The sights and sounds of Christmas will be in the air at the upcoming “A Very Merry Christmas Market” at the La Porte County Convention & Visitors Center.  

Christmas music and refreshments will be offered while browsing among the displays of unique gifts created by artists from the Michigan City Art League and Land of Lakes Art Alliance.  There will be a variety of items perfect for gift giving, including ornaments, jewelry, clothing and more.  

Some gifts can be personalized upon request. Some artists may also take commissions for custom artwork. This will be a one-of-a-kind gift market where you can find the perfect gift for someone or yourself.  

For more information, call Dale Cooper at (219) 872-5055, ext. 317.

Dec. 20


La Porte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave., La Porte

5 to 7 p.m.

Join the La Porte County Historical Society Museum for a Christmas night to remember. The Giese church will be lit up, and will take you back in time. Hot beverages and refreshments will be served. $1 admission for ages 18 and older, children under 18 are free.

For more information, call 324-6767.



St. John's Thrift Shop has fall and winter clothes on display. 

There are sweats, jackets, shoes, and jeans in most sizes. More clothes are put on the racks each week.

New donations often include furniture, baby items, books, kitchenwares, toys and bedding. You can find treasures each week on the 1/2 price racks. 

Halloween items are also being added weekly. The Thrift Shop is located at 303 A St. in La Porte, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 

You can like us on Facebook to learn about new arrivals and weekly sales. Stop in soon!



La Porte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave., La Porte

Dec. 14 submission deadline

Join the La Porte County Historical Society Museum for this celebration of Christmas. Professionals and amateurs alike are welcome to submit their gingerbread creations. It can be a house or any other building. Turn in your masterpieces between Dec. 10 to 14. Judging will be on Dec. 21 and the buildings will be displayed at the museum through the holidays.

For more information, call 324-6767.

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