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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: Breaded Pork Chop w/ Au Gratin Potatoes.

Soup is Italian Wedding.

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.



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

5 to 8 p.m.

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

Cost is $12.

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



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

7 to 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. $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 please call Kathy at (219) 380-9383.

Sept. 21


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

4 to 7 p.m.

The Mill Creek Community Lions Club will host an all you can eat Ham and Bean Supper. The meal also includes: cornbread, beverage and pie for dessert. There will be 14 varieties of pies available.

Carry-outs are available. Cost is $8 at the door for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Preschool is free.

For more information, call (219) 369-9395.

Sept. 27


PRCU, 620 Bach St., La Porte

4 to 7 p.m.

Menu: Lake Perch three-piece dinner — $11, Pollock three-piece dinner — $8 and all you can eat $11, shrimp nine-piece dinner — $8, chicken tenders four-piece dinner — $7, additional pieces of fish or chicken — $1.50 and additional pieces of shrimp — three for $2.50.

All dinners include fries and coleslaw. Carryout available.

Lomax Station Band performs at 7:30 p.m.

Open to the public. Must be 18.

Oct. 6


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.

Oct. 12


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.




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.)


7TH ANNUAL Mill Creek/Fish Lake Community Health Fair

Fish Lake Branch, 7981 E. Ind. 4, Walkerton

4 to 6 p.m.

The Mill Creek Community Lions will provide Glaucoma and Acuity screenings as well as information and guidance on diabetes awareness. Healthy Communities of La Porte County will provide health insurance enrollment information and tobacco cessation information and resources. HealthCare Solutions Team will provide information on Medicare Supplement insurance. All offerings are at no charge.

Sept. 19-21


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

A fall treasure sale will be held at First United Methodist Church of La Porte on Sept. 19 and Sept 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Autumn and Christmas decorations and home decor will be featured as well as linens, kitchen items small home furnishings, small appliances, canning supplies, arts and crafts, toys and glassware.

Fall and winter clothing is available in sizes for children through XXL adults. The “Upstage Boutique” offers holiday, business, casual, new and like-new fashions for ladies and teens as well as accessories.

The church kitchen is filled with books, games, videos, puzzles and paper items.

The gathering room will be filled with tools, sportswear, sporting goods and electronics.

This will be a very large sale. New items will be added each day. Items are clean, in working order, organized and reasonably priced.

Shopping and carry out assistance is available.

Sept. 21


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.


La Porte New Church by the La Porte County Public Library

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

Clothing, outerwear, jewelry, housewares, toys, collectibles, bicycles and much more. All in great condition and very reasonably priced.

For more information:


Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, 3444 E. U.S.20

5 to 9 p.m.

The Rolling Prairie United Methodist Women will host a Euchre Night.

Tickets are $10 per person and include cards and a Walking Taco Bar.

Tacos are from 5 to 6 p.m. and Card play starts at 6 p.m.

Cash awards to top winners: First - $25, second - $15 and third - $10


St. John Kanty Catholic Church, 7012N CR-600E, Rolling Prairie

On-site registration is at 6:45 p.m. The 8-mile run is at 7:30 a.m., the 5K run is at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk is at 8:30 a.m.

The event benefits the Food Pantry of Galena, Hudson Lake, Kankakee and Wills Townships.

Pre-registration is $25. Day of the race is $30.


Trinity Lutheran Church, 907 Michigan Ave., La Porte

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Sunflower Fair

The rummage sale will be held in the fellowship hall.

There will be a booth outside in front of the church with free children’s games. Brat and hot dog lunches will be available for purchase inside the church.

Sept. 25


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% 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 785-2923 with questions. Come have some fun and games with friends at BINGO! 

Sept. 27


Michigan City Senior Center, 2 on the Lake, Michigan City

Doors open at 6 p.m. Trivia starts at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Michigan City’s esteemed Trivia Master, Mark Irwin Kline.

Cost is $10 per player. Teams of 8-10 suggested. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Register your team at 362-4224 or

Proceeds will benefit Michigan City Area Schools “Future Wolves” elementary athletic programs.

Sept. 28


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 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.

Oct. 1


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.

Sharon Alexander, of Avon, Indiana, will speak about “Finding Purpose Through Different Circumstances.”

Special feature will be “Decorate Your Pumpkin!”

Make reservations for the luncheon by Sept. 27.

Make cancellations by 10 a.m. Sept. 30.

Call Jan at 324-0008.

House of Stitches, 1700 Lincoln Way, is the sponsor of the event.

Oct. 4-6


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!"

Oct. 5


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 or applications may be found at


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.

Oct. 6


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


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 venues both in the U.S. and abroad. Their repertoire includes classic Beatles songs, Elvis songs, Bob Dylan classics, George Gershwin 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 $20 for adults and $8 for students through high school. For more information call 362-5292.

Oct. 12


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


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 each and are pre-sale only. 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.

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



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.


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

Now through Sept. 30, Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Drawn from collections at the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Library and Indiana University’s Lilly Library, the exhibition at the La Porte County Historical Society Museum explores what came to be known as the “Golden Age of Indiana Literature.” From 1880 to 1920, Hoosier authors achieved both national prominence and popular acclaim. A 1947 study found that Indiana authors ranked second to New York in the number of bestsellers produced in the previous 40 years. The exhibit concentrates on the lives and careers of four individuals – George Ade, Meredith Nicholson, Booth Tarkington and James Whitcomb Riley.

For more information, call 324-6767.


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.

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