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: Prime Rib Sandwich.

Soup is French Onion.

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.

Saturday

FISH FRY

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

From 4 to 7 p.m.

Fish Lake Property Owners Association AYCE fish fry menu includes: Cod, baked beans, coleslaw, baked potato and dessert.

Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12.

 

March 9

PULLED PORK DINNER

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

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The event, sponsored by The United Methodist Women’s groups is carry-out only.

Tickets are $10 and are available from any UMW member or at the church office or by calling 362-2443.

CHICKEN & NOODLE DINNER

Rolling Prairie VFW Post 9423, 4202N CR-400E, Rolling Prairie

5 to 7 p.m.

Rolling Prairie Arbor of Gleaner Life Insurance Society and VFW Auxiliary are hosting a Chicken & Noodle Dinner to benefit veterans programs.

Advance tickets are: Age 10 and older - $8 ($9 at the door) and age 2 to 10 - $5 ($6 at the door). Call (219) 608-6032 or 326-0523 for tickets.

Carry outs available.

There will be a silent auction with winners announced at 7 p.m.

March 17

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

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

7 to 11 a.m.

Menu includes: Blueberry and regular pancakes, sausage, bacon, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, fresh scrambled eggs, milk, orange juice or coffee.

Cost is : $8 for carry out and adults, $7 for Seniors, $5 children 5-12 and as always children under 5 eat free.

Open to the public. Any questions please call Kathy at 362-3542.

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.

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.)

Thursday

LAND OF LAKES ART ALLIANCE MONTHLY MEETING

Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G St.

6 p.m.

Join area artists of all levels to share information on upcoming events, training and networking. Bring your works to show and have critiqued if you’d like. There will be a presentation by Kris Cook on last fall's ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ArtPrize is an international art competition recognized as one of the world's largest annual public art events. $500,000 in prize money is awarded.

LOLAA’s mission as a group is to provide an atmosphere for the training, further development, and success of our membership in the Arts.

For more information, contact konieczny@csinet.net

Friday

INDIAN TRAIL PTA QUARTER PADDLE AUCTION

Indian Trail Elementary School, 3214 Ind. 104, La Porte

Doors open at 5 p.m. Auction starts a 6 p.m.

The evening’s fun will include many items to bid on, door prizes and a 50/50. There will be food and drinks available for purchase.

Cost is $5.

To get tickets, contact Taylor Baima at tbaima@lpcsc.k12.in.us

Extra Paddles are $3 at the door.

Groups of 10 may reserve their seating

Be prepared for a night of inexpensive fun! This is an adult only event.

Saturday

F.O.E. #2439 ICE FISHING DERBY

Fish Trap Lake. Parking at the VFW.

5 a.m. sign up. Fishing from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

100 percent payout per category. $5 per man entry fee. Three categories, $5 each.

Sign up at the Eagles, 190 W. McClung Road and get parking directions.

Prizes will be at the Eagles Club House after the derby.

Open to the public. For more information, call 326-8540.

CARD NIGHT

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

5 p.m.

Texas Hold’em and Euchre

Open to the public

March 7-9

RUMMAGE SALE

Manna House, 905 Maple Ave., La Porte

La Porte New Church will hold its annual spring sale from March 7 to 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday will be half-price day. All items for sale are in very good condition, clean, gently used, and very affordable. The New Church offers this event not only as a fundraiser for the upkeep of its buildings but as a charitable project serving the community.

Offered are: Vintage record albums and toys, and other antiques and collectibles; clothing for all ages and sizes; items for children; household and linens; kitchenware, books, DVDs and CDs and more.

March 9

SPA DAY AT THE PARK

Red Mill County Park – Pat Smith Hall, 0185 S. Holmesville Road, La Porte

10 a.m. to noon. FREE

Calming the mind and pampering the body are what is in store for those who come. “Spa Day in the Park” will have sample services and/or products to share and sell. A variety of booths will greet you with services such as aromatherapy, make-up experts, chair massages, natural beauty care products and jewelry to name a few.

The first 50 will receive a swag bag full of lots of great stuff. The only thing missing is you! No pre-registration is required.

TRIVIA NIGHT

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

7 p.m.

Sign up at the legion or to kaym16@hotmail.com

$10 per person, maximum 10 people per team. You may bring snacks but no drinks or alcohol.

Any questions, please call Kathy at 362-3542 or 362-3542.

March 23

SPRING GARDEN SHOW

Michigan City High School, 8466 W. Pahs Road, Michigan City

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The La Porte County Master Gardeners Spring Garden Show will feature Susan Martin as keynote speaker with other adult sessions and programs for children. There will be vendors, food and a door prize.

Admission is $10. at the door or $8. in advance. Children under 12 are free.

Visit our website at www.lpmastergardener.com

For questions, call Tina DeWitt at the Purdue Extension Office at 324-9407.

Cabin Fever

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

American Legion Post 83 in conjunction with Region 2 ABATE present Cabin Fever.

The American Legion riders of Post 83 are putting on a Spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Music by The Blue Heelers Band starting at 8 p.m.

Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple for the event. Dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children. All children under 18 will need to be out of the building by 10 p.m.

For more information, call La Porte County rep, Mike Livengood at (219) 916-6159 or Jason Moles at (219) 851-0980.

March 30

POOL TOURNAMENT

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

Sign up noon to 1:30 p.m. Play starts at 2 p.m.

$5 entry fee. We will provide food and have 50/50 and other raffles. Single or double elimination depending on number of entries.

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

April 7

NORTH AMERICAN BRASS COMPANY

The Presbyterian Church, 307 Kingsbury Ave., La Porte

3 p.m.

The North American Brass Company (NABC) is a classically trained brass quintet comprised of members from throughout the Michiana area.

Chuck Steck, a well-known, respected trumpeter and director from La Porte, is a member of this outstanding quintet. The NABC engages the  audience by combining music and fun. They have performed for colleges and service events including Andrews University, Valparaiso University and the La Porte Symphony Orchestra. 

Members of the quintet are: Jay Crouch, trumpet; Bill Browne, horn; Gary Cooper, trombone; Chuck Steck, trumpet and Roger Lewis, tuba. 

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 362-5292.

April 30

FAMILY FISHING NIGHT

Luhr County Park, 3178S CR-150W, La Porte

From 6 to 7:30 p.m.

All ages welcome

Come out to the Pond at Luhr Park for an evening of fishing. A limited number of poles and bait will be provided. No fishing licenses are required during the family fishing program. Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE - Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance. Call 325-8315.

May 4

ATTENTION ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS

The Swanson Activity Center for Older Adults (ACOA) will be holding its sixth annual Arts & Crafts Show on May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event site was moved this year to the Community Building at the La Porte County Fairgrounds.

This show features vendors from Indiana and Michigan who specialize in making unique, handcrafted items. Inside booth spaces are 10x10 for $40 and optional outside booths sized at 10x10 or 10x20 also are $40.

Interested artists and crafters can call (219) 393-4093 or email ddev48@hotmail.com.

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.

ONGOING

CLOTHES SALE AND MORE!

This month St. John's Thrift Shop has all clothes and shoes at sale prices! First will be 1/2 price, followed by bag sales the rest of the month. 

Beginning Feb. 11, you can fill a large paper grocery bag with clothes for one low price. This bag sale continues all month. It's a great time to stock up. There's always a weekly sale on other merchandise also. Like us on Facebook to learn about new donations and weekly sales.

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

Stop in soon to see what's new! Note: If La Porte schools are closed due to bad weather, the Thrift Shop also closes.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Rev. Kit Billings offers his compassionate and supportive presence by ‘Healing through Grief,’ a time for anyone who is experiencing the deep pain of losing a loved one, whether recent or past. Whatever your religious background or current beliefs, you are welcome. You will be heard, honored and supported. Deep sadness from grief is universal and, as a Board Certified Chaplain, Rev. Billings understands the depths of suffering that can ensue and consume us.

Contact Rev. Billings to set a convenient meeting time by appointment.

The New Church, a progressive Christ-based ministry, is located at 812 Indiana Ave. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. (childcare is available). All are welcome who seek God in their lives. Bible study is at 9 a.m., currently studying the Gospel of Mark.

Contact Billings at (219)380-4682 or revkit123@gmail.com. For more information, visit www.laportenewchurch.org or La Porte New Church on Facebook.

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