Activities to Explore

In the Area:

April 27 — Free screening/discussion, PBS “Frontline” documentary “Being Mortal,” 5:30 p.m., Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave. Reservations: www.BeingMortalWPL.eventbrite.com, (219) 926-7696.

April 27 — Garry Tallent (bassist with Springsteen’s E Street Band), 8 p.m. EDT, The Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, Mich. Tickets: $30. Info: www.acorntheater.com, (269) 756-3879.

April 27-28 — Spring rummage sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., St. John’s United Church of Christ, 101 St. John Road. Info: (219) 872-9121.

April 28-30 — 24th annual Art Attack. Info: www.harborcountry.org

April 28-30 —Baseball Player Association Baseball Capital Classic, Kesling Park, 2150 A St., La Porte. Free parking/admission. Info: (219) 326-9600, www.cityoflaporte.com

April 28-May 1 — Vickers Theatre, 6 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, Mich. Now showing: “Personal Shopper.” Rated R. Times: 6 p.m. Fri.-Mon. Also: “Kedi.” Not Rated. Times: 9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Info: vickerstheatre.com

April 29 — Hoosier Coho Club Pro/Am Fishing Contest, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington Park Marina. Info: www.hoosiercohoclub.org

April 29 — Relay for Life’s fifth annual Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7 p.m., La Porte First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway. Info: (219) 608-8920.

April 29 — Teen Movie Night: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” 5 p.m., The Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

April 29 — Pioneer Land’s annual Pork Chop Dinner, 5-7 p.m., La Porte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. Indiana 2. Cost: $10/$11 @ door. Info: www.pioneerland.org, (219) 380-5678

April 29-30 — Friends of Westchester Public Library Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thomas Branch, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

April 30 — Mount Baldy Guided Hike, 1-3 p.m., Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. Reservations: (219) 395-1882.

April 30 — Novel Conversations with Edward Kelsey Moore, 2 p.m., Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. Info: (219) 873-3049.

April 30 — Michigan City Chamber Music Festival, “Fratres: A Celebration of the Human Spirit,” 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. Ninth St. Free. Info: www.mccmf.org, (219) 561-1939.

April 30 — La Porte Community Concert Association, Me and the Boys, 3 p.m., La Porte High School, 700 F St. Tickets: $15/adults, $5/students through high-school age. Info: (219) 362-5292, (219) 362-8262.

April 30 — Benefit, “Celebrate with Surabhi – A Musical Tribute for Syrian Refugees,” 4 p.m., Elston Performing Arts Center, 1210 Spring St. General admission: $25, students/$10. Info: (219) 879-0431, surabhi_syrianrefugees.eventbrite.com

May 1 — Popular Books, Don Schroeder’s “Air Raid Nights & Radio Days,” 2 p.m., Westchester Public Library, 200 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton.

May 2 — Friends of New Buffalo Library Community Forum program, “Hummingbirds: Small and Feisty,” 6:30 p.m. EDT, New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N. Thompson St. Info: (269) 469-2933.

Through April — Hazel Hannell exhibit, SFC Gallery, 607 Franklin St. Info: www.sfcgallery.com

Through December — World War I exhibit, La Porte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave. Info: www.laportecountyhistory.org, (219) 324-6767.

In the Region

April 28-30 — Agatha Christie’s “Go Back for Murder,” Elkhart Civic Theatre @ Bristol (Ind.) Opera House, 210 E. Vistula St. Times (Eastern): 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat./3 p.m. Sun. Tickets: (574) 848-4116, elkhartcivictheatre.org

April 29 — Green Gary Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education/Marquette Park, Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood. Info: (219) 395-1882.

April 29 — Wood-carving presentation, 4 p.m. EDT, Center of the World Woodshop, 13400 Red Arrow Highway, Harbert, Mich. Info: (269) 469-5687.

April 30 — Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m. EDT, Howard Performing Arts Center, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich. Tickets/info: (269) 982-4030, www.smso.org

Through June 1 — Donna Lind’s “The Bicycle Project,” Valparaiso’s The Village Gallery @ Pines Village Retirement Communities, 3303 Pines Village Circle, Valparaiso. Info: (219) 465-1591.

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: https://oa.org, (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.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Green Gary Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education and Marquette Park.
Green Gary is presented in partnership with more than 20 organizations, including the Gary Parks Department and Gary Department of Green Urbanism. Rangers and volunteers lead hikes, wildlife shows and gardening talks. Parking is available at Lake Street Beach, with free shuttles to program sites.

Orienteering from 11 a.m. to noon and 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at The Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education.
Learn how to navigate with a map and compass.

Mount Baldy Guided Hike from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30.
While Mount Baldy remains closed to unrestricted public access, visitors can join a ranger for a special guided hike along a trail on the dune’s western edge found to be free of holes. The program starts at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter, then follows a ranger to Mount Baldy. Reservations are required by calling (219) 395-1882.

The Visitor Center is at 1215 N. Indiana 49, Porter. The Paul H. Douglas Center is at 100 N. Lake St. in Gary’s Miller Beach neighborhood. Call (219) 395-1882 for more information.

Michigan City Public Library

The following program is at Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St.:

Novel Conversations with Edward Kelsey Moore at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, in the library meeting room.

Indiana Humanities awarded 22 public libraries the opportunity to host a speaker from the 2016 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Moore is an Indianapolis native and the author of the best-selling novel “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat.” The novel, Moore’s first, was named a 2013 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer’s selection. It received a 2014 First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and was selected as a 2014 Illinois Reads book by the Illinois Reading Council. It’s also been optioned for movie rights. His second novel, “The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues,” will be released this summer.

The library’s Learning Center needs volunteer tutors for children and adults.
Students need assistance in: reading, math, high school equivalency (GED) and English as a Second Language. All supplies and training are provided. The requirement is two hours a week.
Contact Jessica Hoffmaster at (219) 873-3043, or stop by the Learning Center for more information.

Contact Robin Kohn at (219) 873-3049 for more information on library programming.

Westchester Public Library

Knit Wits and Pearls of Wisdom at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Hageman Library, 100 Francis St., Porter.
The weekly meeting is open to the skilled and novices, with no registration required.

Bits & Bytes series, Networking Basics, from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Thomas Library Serials/Automation Department, 200 W. Indiana Ave.
Registration is required by visiting or calling the IT Department at (219) 926-7696, or registering at www.wpl.lib.in.us. Click on the Bits & Bytes link.

Free screening and discussion of the PBS “Frontline” documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, April 27, at The Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave.
Based on Dr. Atul Gawande’s best-selling book, the film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness, and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family who care for them. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for reserved seating. The documentary is at 6 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. Register online at www.BeingMortalWPL.eventbrite.com or by calling Karyn at the Thomas Branch at (219) 926-7696.

Rainbow Loom on Friday, April 28, at Thomas Library Children’s Department.
Children in grades 3-6 create rainbow loom bracelets. Looms and rubber bands are supplied, but participants can take their own. Supplies are limited. Advanced loomers can attend from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and beginner loomers from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Registration is required in person or by calling (219) 926-7696.

Teen Movie Night: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at The Baugher Center.
The movie is Rated PG-13. Free popcorn will be served.

The Unnamed Guild of Gamers from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Thomas Library’s Bertha Wood Meeting Room.
Events include a fifth-edition “Dungeons & Dragons” campaign, as well as “Munchkin,” “Ultimate Werewolf,” “Settlers of Catan” and “Pandemic.”

Popular Books at 2 p.m. Monday, May 1, at the Thomas Library Bertha Wood Meeting Room.
The focus is Don Schroeder’s “Air Raid Nights & Radio Days.”

Adult Coloring Program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Hageman Library.
Registration is necessary and can be done in person or by calling (219) 926-9080.

Bits & Bytes series, Email Basics, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 4, in the Thomas Library Serials/Automation Department, 200 W. Indiana Ave.
Registration is required by visiting or calling the IT Department at (219) 926-7696, or registering at www.wpl.lib.in.us. Click on the Bits & Bytes link.

Pokemon League from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Thomas Library.
The program is aimed at children in first grade and older. Attendees learn to make decks of 60 cards. They don’t need to take anything unless wanting to take a starter pack of cards.

Children’s Crochet Club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Thomas Library Bertha Wood Meeting Room.
Aimed at children in third grade and older, attendees learn beginning crochet from Sadie Steciuch. Children should take a size G crochet hook and skein of medium weight yarn. Class size is limited, and registration is required by calling (219) 926-7696.

Minecraft Meet-up from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Thomas Library.
Registration is required and must be done in person. The WPL Gaming Policy and Rules of Conduct must be signed upon registration as well. Parents are welcome to attend, but required for youth 10 and younger.