Activities to Explore

In the Area:

Nov. 6 — LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra presentation-lunch, guest conductor Russell Ger, noon, Patrick’s Grille, 4125 Franklin St. Cost: $20. Info:

Nov. 6 — Friends of New Buffalo Library Community Forum, 6 p.m. EDT, library Pokagon Room, 33 N. Thompson St. Info: (269) 469-2933.

Nov. 8 — Picture Perfect (Adobe Lightroom editing), 6-7:30 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Info:

Nov. 8-11 — Holiday Market, Lighthouse Place-Premium Outlets, Suite 113 & 605/main courtyard. Hours: Nov. 8/5-9 p.m., Nov. 9-11/noon-6 p.m.

Nov. 8-11 — Saw-Whet Owl Banding, 6-7 p.m., nature center @ Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 N. County Road 25 East, Chesterton. Info: (219) 926-1390.

Nov. 9 — LaPorte County Association of Realtors’ Deserving Children Charity Auction, 5 p.m., Orak Shrine Temple, 3848 N. Frontage Road. Tickets: $50. Info:

Nov. 9 — “The Purdue Years Tour,” 7-9 p.m., Barker Mansion, 631 Washington St. Cost: $15/adults, $10/seniors & youth. Registration: Eventbrite, (219) 873-1520, Ext. 5.

Nov. 9-11 — Songs of Giving Hearts Charity in Concert. Times, locations:

Nov. 9-15 — Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, Mich. Now showing: “Blaze.” Rated R. Times: 5:30 p.m. Fri.-Mon. Also: “Lizzie.” Rated R. Times: 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. All times Eastern. Info:

Nov. 9-11, 15-18 — “Peter and the Starcatcher,” 4th Street Theater, 125 N. Fourth St., Chesterton. Times: 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat./3 p.m. Sun. Tickets: $20. Reservations: (219) 926-7875, Brown Paper Tickets.

Nov. 10 — “Dr. Who”: The Next Chapter, 11 a.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Nov. 10 – Curator-led gallery tour, “Waiting for a Sign,” 11 a.m.-noon, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St. Free. Info:, (219) 874-4900.

Nov. 10 — Pokemon Go Community Day, 1-4 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Nov. 10 – Upcycle Sewing Class: T-shirt to Pillow Cover, 1:30-3:30 p.m., LaPorte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave. Info:

Nov. 10 – Stargazing Through Telescopes, 5-7 p.m., Kemil Beach parking area, 27 N. East State Park Road, Chesterton. Info: (219) 395-1882.

Nov. 10 – LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, “Whirlwind Tour of Europe,” 6:30 p.m., LaPorte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge St. Tickets: $20/adults, $18/seniors, $30/table seats. Children & students with ID/free. Reservations:, (219) 362-9020.


Nov. 11 — Film screening, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” 1:30 p.m., The Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

Nov. 12 — Veterans Day Film & Talk, 2-3 p.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. Info: (219) 395-1882.

Nov. 12 — CoderDojo, 5 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Nov. 12 — New Buffalo Library Community Forum, USS Indianapolis, 6 p.m. EST, library Pokagon Room, 33 N. Thompson St. Info: (269) 469-2933,

Nov. 13 — Intro to 3-D Modeling: Tinkercad, 4 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

Nov. 13 — Dinner with the League, Save the Dunes Program Manager Cathy Martin, 6 p.m. Patrick’s Grille, 4125 Franklin St. Info:

Nov. 13 — Free Harbor Country Hikers talk, New Buffalo resident Fred Jolly, 6 p.m. EST, New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St. Info:

In the Region

Nov. 9 — Unwrapped Concert Series, Peter Bergin, 7 p.m. EST, The Box Factory for the Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, Mich. Tickets: $10. Info/reservations: (269) 983-3688,

Nov. 10 — Hometown Heroes Food Fight, 2-5 p.m. EST, The Weko Beach House, 5301 Lake St., Bridgman, Mich. Tickets: $10, veterans, active duty military, children 10 & younger/free. Reservations:

Nov. 10, 17 — Indoor flea markets, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST, New Troy (Mich.) Community Center, 13372 California Road. Free admission. Info: (773) 803-9773.

Nov. 13 — River Valley Garden Club, 1 p.m. EST, Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Sawyer, Mich. Info: (269) 426-3513.

Support Groups

Mondays — Codependents Anonymous (CoDA), 6 p.m., Franciscan Alliance-St. Anthony Health. Info: (219) 879-3817.

Mondays, Fridays — Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Mon./Franciscan St. Anthony Health, 301 W. Homer St., 9 a.m. Fri./First United Methodist Church, 121 E. Seventh St. Info:, (219) 879-0300.

Wednesdays — Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers, 2 p.m., third Wednesday of each month, Rittenhouse Senior Living, 4300 Cleveland Ave. Info: (888) 303-0180.

Wednesdays — Al-Anon meetings, 6-7 p.m., Franciscan Alliance-St. Anthony Health. Info: (708) 927-5287.

Michigan City Public Library

100 E. Fourth St.:

• Needle Arts League at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 8, 15 and 29.
Membership to the group, formerly known as the Knit Club, is open to anyone interested in needle arts such as crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, crewel, tatting and other hand stitching. All skill levels and ages are welcome.

Duneland Stamp Club at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.
The club meets the second Thursday of each month. New members are invited.

“Dr. Who”: The Next Chapter at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Celebrate the show’s new season by testing your knowledge about it, and make a sonic screwdriver.

Pokemon Go Community Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Staff will place a lure on the library pokestop, with giveaways planned while supplies last.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Northwest Indiana Connection at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.
Tony Burrell, executive director of Hammond’s Immigrant Welcome Network, will give a presentation on the Syrian Crisis, relief trips and refugee resettlement in Northwest Indiana. He also will answer questions. The Welcome Network is a faith-based Northwest Indiana organization.

Story Time at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the LAC, 101 W. Second St.
This is the corrected date for the program. The Story Time Crew entertains families with stories and songs, and guides a craft project. The interactive program is appropriate for infants through age 5 and their parents or guardians.

CoderDojo at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12.
The free coding club for ages 8-18 explores programming such as Ozobots, Spheros, Chibi Chips and 3-D modeling. Coding tools include Scratch, Hopscotch and MakeCode. Children 12 and younger must have a parent attend. Visit the library’s CoderDojo page or email for details.

Story Time at 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 13 and 20, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 14 and 21.
Children birth to age 5 and adults will enjoy stories, songs and crafts. Arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag.

Attitudes of Gratitude: Our Thankful Angels at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Call Ange Benz at (219) 874-3754 for details.

Intro to 3-D Modeling: Tinkercad at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The introductory workshop is aimed at youth 12-18. Space is limited, so advance registration is required at the Youth Services desk. Call (219) 873-3045 and ask for Dave or Jonathan.

Contact (219) 873-3049 for more information.

New Buffalo Public Library

33 N. Thompson St. All times are Eastern:

Thursday, Nov. 8
• Book Club, noon.
• Teen STEAM Series: November Tech, Sphero, 4 p.m. Aimed at youth 11-18.

Friday, Nov. 9
• Story Time, 11:30 a.m.
• Yoga, 1:30 p.m.
• Teen Silent Library, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10
• Veterans Reception and Quilt of Valor giveaway, 1 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12
• Read with Newdle the Therapy Dog, 11 a.m.
• Lego Club, 3-7 p.m. (new day).
• The Tragedy of the USS Indianapolis, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13.
• Lego Club, 3-7 p.m.

Call (269) 469-2933 for details.

Westchester Public Library

NorthShore Health Center free blood-pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter.
Interested patrons also can receive help calculating Body Mass Index.

Lego Club from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Thomas Library Children’s Department, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.
Children build around a different theme using the library’s Legos. Registration is required by calling (219) 926-7696.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at The Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.
The movie is Rated PG-13. Free popcorn is served.

Intro to the Ukulele from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 9 at the Thomas Bertha Wood Meeting Room.
Learn basic chords, rhythm and ukulele history. Ukuleles will be provided, although participants can take their own and should indicate so during registration. No experience is necessary, and space is limited. Register at the Thomas Branch Reference Department or by calling (219) 926-7696.