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 and Sauerkraut.

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 $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.

Saturday

STEAK FRY DINNER

La Porte Moose Lodge, 925 Boyd Blvd.

5 to 7 p.m.

Cost is $12.

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

Call 362-2446 to place to go order. Open to the public.

Sunday

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.

PORK CHOP DINNER

St. Joseph School Hall, 101 C St., La Porte

Noon to 4 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus St. Michael Council #1542 will be hosting a pork chop dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Vincent DePaul/Sacred Heart Food Pantry. This event is open to the public.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

For advanced ticket purchases, contact Jake at (219) 363-3810.

Oct. 26

SEAFOOD DINNER

Queen of All Saints school cafeteria, 1715 E. Barker Ave., Michigan City

4 to 7 p.m.

A seafood dinner will benefit renovations to the forthcoming Sacred Heart Homeless Shelter in Michigan City. Knights of Columbus Council #12591 will host the event.

A fish and shrimp combo dinner served with coleslaw, fries, bread and butter is on the menu. Tickets can be purchased at the door and cost $10. All proceeds will be donated to the shelter, as well as any leftover food from the event.

POLISH SMORGASBORD

Polish Falcons, 216 E. Lincoln Way, La Porte

Cocktails and soup are at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m.

Featuring homemade gourmet Polish food. Cost is $15. Advance ticket sales.

For more information, call 326-9757.

Nov. 1

FISH FRY

Walkerton Elementary, 805 Washington, Walkerton

4 to 7 p.m.

All you can eat.

Cost is $9 per person.

Nov. 2

4-H POULTRY CLUB CHICKEN NOODLE DINNER

La Porte County Fairgrounds

4 to 7 p.m.

Menu includes: Chicken and noodles, potatoes, vegetable, bread and butter, beverage and homemade dessert.

Cost: Adults - $8 in advance and $9 at the door and 10 and under — $5 in advance and $6 at the door.

Carryouts are available.

Silent auction winners will be announced at 7 p.m.

Call June Lenig for tickets at (219) 608-6032.

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

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.

Oct. 23

CASH BINGO

American Legion Post #21, 107 N. Flynn Road (U.S. 421) in 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% 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 years or older to play.

Contact (219) 785-2923 with questions. Come have some fun and games with friends at Bingo! (American Legion #145132)

Oct. 26

TRUNK OR TREAT

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

3 to 5 p.m.

Dress up in your Halloween costume for an afternoon of fun while you trunk or treat from decorated vehicles.

There will also be an AYCE Ham & Bean Dinner from 5 p.m. until gone. The cost is $5 per person and $1 hot dogs are available for the children.

Trunks needed: Decorate your trunk or set-up a spot inside in the hall and Have fun passing out candy. To reserve your spot call 362-2446.

Open to the public.

Nov. 5

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB LUNCHEON

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.

Janice Price, from Green Castle, Indiana, will speak about “The Power of Personality.”

Make reservations for the luncheon by Nov. 1.

Make cancellations by 10 a.m. Nov. 4

Call Jan at 324-0008.

The Floor Store, 401 Boyd Blvd., La Porte, is the sponsor of the event.

Nov. 7

SOLAR WORKSHOP

New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library Activity Room, 408 Bray St., New Carlisle

5 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Eastern

A solar energy education workshop will be held in New Carlisle with volunteers from Solarize Northern Indiana. The workshop is open to homeowners, farmers, businesses, churches, etc. in northern Indiana interested or anyone who is curious about the recent growth in the adoption of solar energy.

Guest speakers will include area homeowners and farmers who have installed solar panels and the Michiana Area Council of Governments with experience in solar energy installation. Solar installers who can answer technical questions will be on hand. A representative from the local USDA office will also talk about a grant available to farmers and rural small businesses for energy projects, such as solar panels.

Nov. 8

INDIAN TRAIL PTA QUARTER PADDLE AUCTION

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

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

Only $5.

Tickets are available for purchase at Indian Trail Elementary School, Thodes Floral, Judees and by contacting Natalie McMahan at nmcmahan@lpcsc.k12.in.us

Groups of 10 may reserve their seating. Extra paddles are $3 at the door.

This is an adult only event.

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. 11

32ND ANNUAL VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM

La Porte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge St.

9:30 a.m.

Coffee and donuts are available from 8 to 9:15 a.m. in the lower level.

Nov. 15

DOUBLE-DOUBLE DUO IN CONCERT

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

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!

 

ENDANGERED HERITAGE

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

Through 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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