Door Village Cemetery Association to meet

La PORTE – The Door Village Cemetery Association will hold its 147th annual meeting on June 11 at 2 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Door Village Methodist Church, 3502 W. Joliet Road, La Porte.

Lot owners are urged to attend.

For more information, contact President Wilbur Dadlow at 363-6018.


Cribs for Kids Safe Sleep ‘tour’ slated

La PORTE — The La Porte County Health Department will hold a Cribs for Kids Safe Sleep “tour” at the local library branches.

Those in need of a safe place for their baby to sleep or are wanting updated on the current standards of safe sleep for infants should call the La Porte County Health Department at 326-6808 ext. 2200 and ask to speak to a nurse to determine eligibility and pre-register.

Programs will be held at:

• June 14 at 10 a.m. — Rolling Prairie Library

• June 14 at 2 p.m. — Kingsford Heights Library

• June 18 at 10 a.m. — Union Mills Library

• June 21 at 10 a.m. — Coolspring Library

• June 21 at 2 p.m. — Hanna

• June 26 at 2 p.m. — Fish Lake Library

• June 28 at 10 a.m. — La Porte Main Library

• July 5 at 10 a.m. — Michigan City Public Library


Friendship Gardens hosts annual gala

MICHIGAN CITY – Friendship Botanic Gardens will hosts its fourth annual La Vie En Rose Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Stardust Grand Ballroom at Blue Chip Casino.

The black tie optional event will celebrate the legacy of the Gardens and preview future improvements. It will include a formal dinner, appetizers, drinks, silent and live auctions, all in a French theme. There will also be live entertainment throughout the evening, and Mayor Ron Meer will be guest speaker.

Tickets are $100 and there will be a cash bar. Sponsorship or underwriter opportunities are also available.

Tickets and sponsorships are available at For more information call Dr. Richard Houck at (219) 874-8086.


Express Enrollment at Ivy Tech

MICHIGAN CITY – Ivy Tech Community College will host two Express Enrollment Day events on June 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

With Ivy Tech staff onsite, prospective students can register for classes, discuss financial aid options, and meet with academic advisors.

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about assessment options, and those without school transcripts or test scores can take the ACCUPLACER assessment to assist them in determining classes that align with their needs.

Express Enrollment Day is free, but participants are encouraged to RSVP, ensuring the campus can effectively serve all.

For more details, visit


Imam to present educational program

MICHIGAN CITY – In an effort to promote intercultural understanding, the resident Imam (religious leader) of the Islamic Center of Michigan City, Syed Shah, and his wife, Dr. Andleeb Bagash, will present an educational program at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St., Michigan City, on June 29 at 2 p.m. 

Imam Shah, an internationally known educator and speaker, with expertise in philosophy, theology, law, Arabic literature and the humanities, will speak about Islam. 

Bagash, a cardiologist and accomplished professor, researcher and humanitarian volunteer, will speak on “Muslim Women.” 

Ange Benz will moderate a 45-minute question and answer period afterwards.  Members of Concerned Citizens for Syrian Refugees Resources will provide a meet and greet reception at the end.

This program is being offered as an opportunity to clear up misconceptions about Muslims, to positively impact our local communities through education, and for people of various faiths and cultural backgrounds to reach out to one another. 

For more information, email Jeanette Neagu at  


Old Lighthouse community wide sale planned

MICHIGAN CITY – The second annual Old Lighthouse community wide sale and celebration will be held June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Lighthouse Museum, 100 Heisman Harbor Road, Michigan City.

Featured will be sale tables, exhibits, vendors and local artists work.

Tours will be offered for the regular museum price.

Booth space is free, but reservations must be made in advance by calling the museum at (219) 872-6133. Organizers will need name, contact information, type of items to be sold. Vendors should bring their own tables, chairs and tents.


Dunes Learning Center open house

CHESTERTON – Dunes Learning Center will host a Get Outdoors Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at 700 Howe Road, Chesterton.

The event will feature nature hikes led by center naturalists, walks along the Little Calumet River, geocaching around campus, a citizen science Bio Blitz using the iNaturalist app, plus free picnic lunch, live music, crafts and more.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register online at For more information, contact

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