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 ahaverstick@heraldargus.com.

WHAT’S TO EAT?

Wednesdays

GRACE CAFE

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

5 to 7 p.m.

Free dinner

Activities for all ages

Fridays

FISH FRY

Polish Falcons, 216 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

From 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Lake perch, catfish, walleye, shrimp and chicken.

Special: Turkey Manhattan with Homemade Mashed Potatoes.

Soup is Vegetable Noodle.

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

Smoke-free environment.

Prices vary.

FISH FRY

Third Friday of the month

BROASTED FISH DINNER

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

Saturdays

PRCU KITCHEN

PRCU, 620 Bach St

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

Sundays

COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

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.

SUNDAY BREAKFASTS

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.

AYCE BREAKFAST BUFFET

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.

BLOODY MARY PANCAKE BREAKFAST

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.

Friday

FISH FRY

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.

Thursday

CULVER’S GIVE BACK

233 Pine Lake Ave., La Porte

Culver’s will have a give back day supporting Psi Iota Xi.

Sunday

PRCU CHICKEN WING COOK-OFF

PRCU, 620 Bach St., La Porte

9 a.m. — teams cook their wings, 11:30 a.m. — open to the public and noon — wing judging

Register your team at PRCU. There will be a $10 entry fee and a 10 pound minimum. Donation is done by each team.

A five-wing dinner with sides is $5 a plate. Wings are 50 cents each.

BREAKFAST BUFFET

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

8 to 11:30 a.m.

All you can eat menu includes: Omelet station, pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, bacon, hash browns, biscuits & gravy, fresh fruit, coffee, milk and juice.

Cost: Adults - $8, children 5-12 - $3 and kids under 4 - free.

Open to the public. For more information, call 362-2446.

Oct. 12

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS CHILI COOK-OFF

American Legion Post 434, 500 Grayton Road, Kingsford Heights

Set up starts at 8 a.m. Captains meeting is at 8:30 a.m. Cooking starts after the captains meeting. Judging is at noon. Chili will be served after the judging. Entry fee is $20.

There will be live afternoon entertainment.

The public is welcome. All you can eat chili is $4.

For more information, call (219) 393-3035.

CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT

Westville American Legion Post #21, U.S. 421 (107 N. Flynn Road)

Margarita bar, Karaoke, food served from 4 to 7 p.m. Includes burger, fries or potato salad, BBQ beans and one free drink. Dinner tickets may be purchased in advance for $8, pay at door $9.

Music from 6 to 10 p.m.

Must be 18 or older to enter. For information, call (219) 785-2923.

There will also be a silent auction with gift baskets, new appliances and more, drawing at 7 p.m. (need not be present to win). Tickets for auction available at Post #21 with items on display beginning Sept. 9. Call (219) 785-2380 for auction details.

Oct. 20

CHILI COOK-OFF

Polish Falcons, 216 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

Starting at noon

Teams are $20 Registration forms are at the club

All you can eat chili is $3

Nov. 1

FISH FRY

Walkerton Elementary, 805 Washington, Walkerton

4 to 7 p.m.

All you can eat.

Cost is $9 per person.

EVENTS

Sundays

BINGO

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

Tuesdays

BEAUTIFUL MINDS

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

PFLAG

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 mcpflag@gmail.com

Second Wednesday each month

CAREGIVERS NEED CARE TOO

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 fzolvinski@sacredheartlp.org.

Every Wednesday

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY

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

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN

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!

Fridays

BINGO

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

THE PARTNERS TABLE FOR SUPPORT & DISCUSSION GROUP

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.)

Friday through Sunday

5TH ANNUAL LA PORTE COUNTY FALL BARN/SHOP HOP

Various northern La Porte County locations

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shop La Porte County's best kept secrets- tour five unique area shops offering antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, yard art, one-of-a-kinds and more. Pick up a rack card at participating shops, visit all five to have card punched and then enter a drawing for one (of five) $25 gift certificates redeemable at any of the Hop shops. Refreshments and discounts/offers vary by shop. Barn/ Shops on the Hop include: Fawn Run Farm Mercantile, 3883E CR-700N, Rolling Prairie (219) 778-2809; Freckle Farm Primitives and Antiques, 508 State St., La Porte (219) 851-2857; Plain and Fancy, 5395 W. Johnson Road, La Porte 362-5277; Barn Style, 2194 E. Ind. 2, Rolling Prairie (219) 324-2276; and It's All About the Barn, 0744E CR-900N, La Porte (219) 778-2057. Check updates on Facebook, La Porte County Antique Barn Shop Hop Events. Grab a friend, neighbor or fellow junkin' partner and say, "Let's go to the hop!"

Saturday

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL FUN RUN 5K RUN/5KWALK

The 21st annual Pumpkin Festival Run, Sponsored by Westville Tri Kappa, is set for Oct. 5.

Registration is at 7 a.m. at Westville High School parking lot with the 5K Run and 5K Walk set to begin at 8 a.m. These events are for adults.

The kids race will be held at Prairie Meadow Park at 1 p.m. at Birch Field #1.

Applications may be picked up at area sports clubs and sport shops. You may also call Jane Bachman at (219) 898-3077 or email at jabachman305@gmail.com or applications may be found at www.westvillepumpkinfestival.com

8TH ANNUAL MISSION QUILT SALE

La Porte Missionary Church, 104 E.18th St., La Porte

9 a.m. to noon

Over 200 quilts $55 each, your choice. Proceeds to buy supplies to make more quilts for those in need and for missions locally, nationally and internationally.

Sunday

OKTOBERFEST

Michigan City Elks Lodge, 416 E. U.S. 20. , Michigan City

Doors open at 11 a.m.

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Michigan City, welcome everyone to their Oktoberfest with a chicken dinner, music, game room and raffle.

Dinner tickets including dessert and drinks at $15 for adults and $9 for children may be purchased from parishioners or by calling (219) 872-9196 before Sept. 22. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult may eat free from the kids buffet. Carry outs available, reservations advised.

You need not be present to win our grand prize of $1,000 and other prizes.

Oct. 8

HARPS & CHORDS

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

7 p.m.

Harps & Chords is an emerging new duo from New York City featuring Harpist Jacqueline Kerrod and Vocalist Daisy Press. Performing contemporary and popular music from various decades, they have created a strong following for their intimate, yet energetic performances. Both Daisy and Jacki have ranging backgrounds and performance experience having played at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and many others in the U.S. and abroad. Their repertoire includes classic Beatles songs such as "And I Love Her" and "Maybe I'm Amazed", Elvis songs including "Can't Help Falling in Love", Bob Dylan classics like "Make You Feel My Love", George Gershwin's "Summertime" and many other well-loved standards from the past and present.

This concert is included in the La Porte Community Concert Season Ticket.

The public may purchase tickets at the door at the cost of $15 for adults and $5 for students through high school. For more information, call 362-8262 or 362-5292. Enter the building from the back parking lot using door 9 and follow signs to the auditorium.

Oct. 12

ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

Springfield Township Volunteer Fire Department, 7111N CR-300W, Michigan City

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Homemade and creative crafts, goodies, food and beverages available.

For vendor inquiries, contact (219) 608-4906 or (219) 506-2665.

Oct. 18

LETTERS FROM HOME

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

6 p.m.

This is an old fashioned USO style show in the World War II era. Please come join us for this fantastic show. Open to the public.

Tickets are $35. Stop into the Legion and pick one up today. We will be offering food (not included in the price) before the show, and at intermission.

Tickets are pre-sale and need to be purchased by Oct. 12.

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

Nov. 9

MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY PARTY

American Legion Post #37, 756 U.S. 20, Michigan City

The Michiana Marines Corps League Detachment #1348 invite all Marines and Corpsmen along with their spouses or guests to the Marine Corps Birthday Party.

Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Raffle drawings will be held after dinner is over.

Plan on attending to tell your war stories along with having a good time.

Nov. 16

FEATHER PARTY

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

7 p.m.

We will be playing bingo for turkeys and other meats. We will have a 50/50, cookie jars, meat boards and finger foods.

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

Dec. 20

NIGHT AT THE GIESE CHURCH

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.

ONGOING

AUTUMN AT THRIFT SHOP

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!

 

ROLAND LEE HOCKETT ART EXHIBIT

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

Through Oct. 5, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is hosting an exhibition of the works of former La Portean Roland Hockett. A 1956 graduate of and former art teacher at La Porte High School, Roland Hockett has works installed internationally. The exhibit includes about 30 works in multi-media, copper work, paintings, and sketches. Regular Museum admission rates, adults $5, 60 and older $4, under 18 free.

ENDANGERED HERITAGE

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

Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The La Porte County Historical Society will present Endangered Heritage, a collections care advocacy exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society, providing information about the need for good collections management. It will give examples of the dangers to objects in collections and information about the collections care needs of Indiana’s organizations. The exhibit focuses on the needs of heritage collecting organizations for humidity and temperature controls, adequate storage, and funds to care for their collections. Featured are solutions to the problems facing Indiana’s heritage collections, with suggestions on ways to help. Visitors to the exhibit will learn how they can assist in preserving Indiana’s history.

For more information, call 324-6767.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST

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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