HannaFest seeks crafters, vendors, artists

HANNA — The annual HannaFest is seeking vendors to sell arts, crafts and food items on Aug. 10.

Booths in the park are approximately 12-by-12 feet for $15 ($25 with electricity, $40 for food booths). Hanna is located on U.S. 30 between Valparaiso and Plymouth in southern La Porte County. The festival is sponsored by the Hanna Lions Club, who will have BBQ Chicken for sale.

This 30th annual festival will include a car show, parade, music in the park, kids and family activities, food, street dances, and a town-wide garage sale. Headquarters will be in the park.

Contact Heather Stevens at (219) 851-8401 or heatherjstevens2012@gmail.com for information or reservations.


Drug Free Partnership ‘Knowldge Feast’

MICHIGAN CITY — The La Porte County Drug Free Partnership will hosts its nest “Knowledge Feast” at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation at 402 Franklin St., Michigan City.

The meeting will be a Community Spotlight, highlighting three agencies that what they are doing in the community. Speakers will include Kay Hill, executive director of Health Minority Partners; Ann Rissman and Zach Anderson of PEACE House, which they are working to open; and Ameenah Starks of the Bowen Center.

Full breakfast will be served. Register online at eventbrite.com/e/community-spotlight-knowledge-feast-tickets-62693362535.


Braun mobile office coming to LP

La PORTE — U.S. Sen. Mike Braun has announced his staff mobile office will make a stop in La Porte on June 12.

“I have been working hard on behalf of Hoosiers in D.C. to mitigate the opioid crisis, lower prescription drug prices, and rein in our out of control spending,” Braun said. “My staff will be holding mobile office hours in La Porte to better assist Hoosiers in these areas and other concerns.”

The mobile office will be at the La Porte County Courthouse, Suite 104, 555 Michigan Ave. from noon to 3 p.m.


Sailing classes offered for youth, adults

MICHIGAN CITY — The South Shore Nautical Foundation and the Michigan City Yacht Club are offering sailing lessons for youth and adults.

The Sailing Camp program for 8 and older is designed to teach the skills needed to sail and race, with classes tailored to the age and ability of each student. Beginning sailors are encouraged to become comfortable on the water and under sail. Intermediate and Advanced students learn the finer points of boat handling and racing tactics. The program encourages young people to stay in the sport.

Students are instructed in Opti’s, an international youth training and one design race boat. Students with their own boat can be instructed in it. Advanced students will also receive instruction on Club Rigged 420s.

The sailing camp offers four two-week sessions, starting June 17, July 1, July 15 and July 25. Classes meet daily, Monday through Friday, except July 4, from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. Adult classes are offered in two 4-week sessions beginning June 17 and July 15. Scholarships are available.

For more information, visit mcycsailingschool.com or email ssnefinc@gmail.com.


Lt. Gov. Crouch to address LP Rotary

La PORTE — Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will speak at the Rotary Club of La Porte meeting on Monday. The meeting starts at 11:45 a.m. at the La Porte Civic Auditorium at 1001 Ridge St. Crouch is expected to speak at 12:15 p.m.


Reins of Life offers volunteer training

MICHIGAN CITY — Reins of Life is offering new volunteer training on Thursday at the Michigan City barn.

Volunteers do not need previous horse experience and must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers will learn about Reins of Life and its therapeutic horseback riding programs, all of which serve children and adults with disabilities.

Volunteers will learn how to sidewalk, providing support for each rider, as well as how to assist a rider using a ramp for mounting. The training will also teach preferred methods of leading a horse. People over age 16 can volunteer to feed the horses. The training will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 9375 W. CR-300N, Michigan City.

For more information, or to register, call or text Marilyn at (219) 877-7719. Visit reinsoflife.org for more information.

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