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: Polish Sausage & Kraut.

Soup is Cream of Potato.

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 $8 and $4 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.

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

Second and fourth Sundays each month

FRIENDS AND FAMILIES OF ADDICTS MEET

State Street Community Church, 209 State St., La Porte

4 p.m.

Friends & Family of Addicts is a support group that gives you the chance to meet others struggling with loved ones’ addictions.

For more information, call (219) 575-7182.

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.)

June 8

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POKER RUN

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

Registration from noon to 1:30 p.m.

First bike out at 2 p.m., last bike in by 5 p.m.

Entertainment starts at 7 p.m.

$20 per bike, $5 per passenger. 

Event includes live music, door prizes, raffles, food and drinks. 

All proceed benefit Legion Rider Charities. 

Open to the public. Any questions, call the Legion at 362-3542.

CAR SHOW AND CRUISE NIGHT 2018

Downtown La Porte

6 to 8 p.m.

Sponsored by Rusted Knuckles. First 100 cruisers will receive a goodie bag and dash plaque. Cruise is open to vehicles 1993 and older. No 4 X 4s or motorcycles. Registration is from 3 to 5 p.m. No pets and no riding in back of pick-ups without safety belts. $10 donation per vehicle for police security. Vehicle must have license plate and registration. Organizers have the right to refuse any vehicle.

Registration is at the La Porte County Fairgrounds, Ind. 2 West, La Porte. Approved stickered vehicles only allowed on cruise route. No exiting fairgrounds after registering.

For details, call Ryan Stevens at (219) 477-9720.

The Rusted Knuckles Car Show, located at the La Porte County Fairgrounds, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is 10 a.m. to noon.

$20 donation per show vehicle.

First 100 show vehicles will receive a goodie bag, dash plaque and trophy.

Open to all vehicles and years.

For more information, visit Rusted Knuckles Car/Truck Club on Facebook.

June 15

RELAY FOR LIFE GOLF SCRAMBLE

Beechwood Golf Course, 2222 Woodlawn Drive, La Porte

noon- registration, 1 p.m. - shot gun start/scramble format, 5:30 p.m. - dinner, team awards and cash bar

Entries are due May 24 and may be mailed to June Lenig, 112 W. Powell Drive, La Porte, IN 46350

For more information, call June Lenig at (219) 680-6032.

June 19

CASH BINGO

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

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 sold separately. There is an 80 percent payout on all regular games.  Progressive Jackpot for coverall game. Cookies and other special games to win. Food, snacks and drinks are available, no outside food or drinks please. This is a smoke free hall.  Players must be 18 yrs or older to play. Contact (219) 785-2923 with questions. Come have some fun and games with friends at BINGO!  (American Legion #145132)

June 29

RELAY FOR LIFE OF LA PORTE COUNTY

La Porte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. Ind. 2

10 a.m. June 29 to 10 a.m. June 30

For more information, contact Janet.Wartman@cancer.org or visit www.relayforlife.org/laportecountyin

LITTLE MISS LIBERTY AND MR. PATRIOT PAGEANT

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 83, American Legion Hall, 228 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

11 a.m.

Flyers and applications can be picked up at the hall. The entry fee is $5. Rules will be given with applications.

Pageant ages are 1 to 2 years, 3 to 4 years and 5 to 6 years. There will be first, second and third place for each category.

This is not a formal pageant. Let’s have fun!

Food and drink will be for sale during the contest.

For more information contact Donna at (219) 851-4716 or Lesa at (574) 315-8362.

Aug. 10

HOG DAYS IN THE HEIGHTS

Zook Farrington American Legion Post 434, 500 Grayton Road, Kingsford Heights

Registration is at 10 a.m.

KSU at 11 a.m.

Last Bike in at 4 p.m.

Event features: Bike rodeo, live music, hog roast, porker run, raffles and fun games for the kids. 

Open to the public. Any questions, call (219) 393-3035.

Aug 25

MILL POND FESTIVAL CAR SHOW & MOTORCYCLE SHOW

Mill Pond Park, CR-400W, Union Mills

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine.

Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

All cars welcome. Rain or shine. Special awards: Best of Show, MAAC Chairman’s Choice, MAAC President’s Choice, Mill Pond Festival Choice, People’s Choice and Top 2 Motorcycles. 75 dash plaques. Top 35 vehicle trophies.

Entry fee is $15. No pre-registration.

Presented by the Michiana Antique Auto Club Inc.

For more information, call (219) 393-3494 or (219) 326-8365 or Google: Michiana Antique Auto Club Inc.

Sept. 7

DOOR VILLAGE HARVEST FESTIVAL ANTIQUE CAR AND TRUCK SHOW

Scipio Township Park, 3501 W. Joliet Road, La Porte

Cars or trucks should be registered and in place by 9 a.m.

Restored and unrestored vehicles (excluding Modified and Street Rods). No entry fee. Register at the Michiana Antique Auto Club canopy.

Rain or shine. Dash plaques and awards to be given: First and second place for cars and trucks, Public’s Choice, Festival Chairman’s Choice and Scipio Township Trustee’s Choice.

For more information, call Bob at (219) 682-4596.

Sept. 21

SUNFLOWER FAIR CAR SHOW

Downtown La Porte on Michigan Avenue

9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration is from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Enter and register at Michigan Avenue and Osborn Street.

All cars welcome. Rain or shine. Special awards: Mayor’s Choice, Fire Chief’s Choice, Sheriff’s Choice, Police Chief’s Choice, People’s Choice, MAAC President’s Choice and MAAC Chairman’s Choice. 70 dash plaques. Top 25 vehicles.

Entry fee is $15. No pre-registration.

Presented by the Michiana Antique Auto Club Inc.

For more information, call (219) 682-4596 or (219) 326-8365 or Google: Michiana Antique Auto Club Inc.

Sept. 22

NEW PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ‘69 REUNION

The NPHS class of ’69 will celebrate its 50-year class reunion on Sept 22 at the Blue Chip Hotel & Spa in Michigan City. Please contact Mike Wallace at Wallacemesa@cox.net or Doug Clark at Clard512@gmail.com. to update your current contact info.

For more information, go to the NPHS Class of ’69 – 50 year reunion group on Facebook.

Sept. 28

SIXTH ANNUAL UMW ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The La Porte First United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Arts & Crafts Show at the La Porte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. Ind. 2.

This event features over 100 artists and crafters whose top-of-the-line items reflect superb craftsmanship and originality. You will find something for every room in your home, for your patio or backyard, for children and newborn infants, for your pets, for your own personal accessorizing and for your holiday decoration needs. While shopping, don't forget to look for those unique gifts for family and friends. It will be difficult to leave empty handed! Lunch and delicious desserts will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.

For more information, call 362-2443.

Sept. 29

WANATAH SCARECROW FESTIVAL CAR SHOW

Wanatah Lions Club Park, 309 School Drive (located next to the school)

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon.

All cars welcome. Rain or shine. Special awards: MAAC President’s Choice, MAAC Chairman’s Choice, Best of Show, Dewey’s Auto Supply Inc. Choice, Wanatah Festival Chairman’s Choice. 200 dash plaques. Top 65 vehicles for trophies.

Entry fee is $15. No pre-registration.

Presented by the Michiana Antique Auto Club Inc.

A pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 204 N. Ohio St., Wanatah.

For more information, call Kathy or Jerry Orcutt at 326-8365 or (219) 393-3494 or Google: Michiana Antique Auto Club Inc.

ONGOING

SUMMER BARGAINS AT THRIFT SHOP

St. John's Thrift Shop has clothes for the whole family: Shorts, tank tops, swimwear, T-shirts, sandals and more. 

You can also find golf clubs, tools, sports items and toys. 

The shop offers a large variety of merchandise, such as jewelry, dishes, cookware, bed linens and books. You can read about new donations and weekly sales when you like us on Facebook. 

The Thrift Shop is located at 303 A St., La Porte and is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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