Neighbors calendar - September 29, 2017

Courtesy of The Post-Tribune


The Clothesline Project Exhibit returns to IU Northwest

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Indiana University Northwest invites the campus and community to view “The Clothesline Project” Monday through Oct. 12 in the Moraine Student Center, 3400 Broadway, Gary. The T-shirt exhibit is part of a national project to shed light on gender violence. Dovetailing with the Clothesline Project exhibit, Byron Hurt, nationally known gender violence prevention educator, will be speaking at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, located in the Savannah Center. More information is with Tanice Foltz at or 219-980-6786.

Methodist Hospitals to offer classes, memorial service

Methodist Hospitals will offer the following programs to members of the Northwest Indiana community this month. Smoking Cessation classes, based on the American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking Program, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday evenings beginning Monday through Nov. 13 on the Northlake campus, Conference Room A, 8701 Broadway, Merrillville. Registration is at 888-909-3627. A free Weight Loss Surgery seminar will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 12 and 26 on the Southlake campus, Pavilion A, Suite 430, 101 E. 87th Ave., Merrillville. Registration is at 888-909-3627. A Community Memorial Service to honor and celebrate loved ones lost in the past year will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the auditorium on the Southlake campus, 8701 Broadway, Merrillville; and at 5 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Seyl Auditorium on the Northlake campus, 550 Grant St., Gary. RSVP by Oct. 3 to Alesia Terrell at or 219-886-4522.

Porter County Park programs

Porter County Parks and Recreation will host a wide range of upcoming programs at various locations. The following classes will be offered at Sunset Hill Farm Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. Yoga, 9-10 a.m. Sundays beginning Sunday through Nov. 12. Cost is $70 for the series, $10 drop in. Bring a mat, towel and water. Youth Expressive Art Series, 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Monday through Oct. 30. Cost is $50 for the series. All supplies included. Pre-registration required. Mixed Media Techniques, 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Thursday through Oct. 19. Cost is $35 for the series. All supplies included. Aromatherapy 102, 6-8 p.m. Thursday or 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 14. Cost is $20. Pre-registration required. Meet the Animals, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 and 13. Free. How to Grow Perennials Nature Hike, 10:45-11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 and 13. Free. A free Brincka Cross Tour will be offered from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 8 at Brincka Cross Gardens, 427 Furness Road, Michigan City. Pre-registration required. Acrylic Painting classes will be offered at two locations: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hebron Public Library, 201 W. Sigler St., Hebron; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Kouts Public Library, 101 E. Daumier Road, Kouts. Cost is $10. All supplies provided. Registration and more information are at


21st Century JumpStart workshop

Indiana University Northwest will host a workshop for 21st Century Scholars from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Theater at the Arts and Sciences Building, 3400 Broadway, Gary. The workshop is an opportunity for current ninth through 12th-grade 21st Century Scholars to obtain assistance in completing their Scholar Success Program (SSP). Successfully completing the SSP and tracking their progress through the ScholarTrack online tool is mandatory for students to receive a 21st Century Scholarship. Registration is at More information is with Candace Rayburn at 219-981-4261 or


Porter County 4-H National Youth Science Day

Porter County 4-H invites all students in fourth through 12th grade to take part in National Youth Science Day, which will be offered three times in October: 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton; 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Kouts Public Library, 101 E. Daumier Road, Kouts; and 4-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso. Programs are free, though registration is required. More information is at Registration is at 219-465-3555 or at


PNW showcases Mayan inspired art

Coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, Purdue University Northwest is exhibiting the Mayan Procession, a 14-piece collection of life-sized paintings depicting figures representative of indigenous Guatemalan groups, by noted artist Winifred Godfrey. In addition, a reception featuring Godfrey will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday in the the Student Union and Library, 2200 169th St., Hammond. The event is free and open to the public. Meso-American inspired appetizers will be served. More information is with Judy Jacobi at or 219-785-5593 or at under “Upcoming Events.”

Ivy Tech to Award $42,000 in Chancellors’ Scholarships

The Ivy Tech Foundation will present scholarships totaling approximately $42,000 at its 16th annual Chancellors’ Scholarship Fundraising Event on Thursday, at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception for scholarship recipients, followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Scholarships will be awarded following the dinner. In addition, Ivy Tech Community College’s local campuses will honor their Benefactor of the Year, the Leonard J. and Irene Brown Foundation, Inc. Tickets are $85 per person, of which $45 is tax deductible, and can be purchased online at More information is with Cindy Hall at 219-476-4710 or


Red Hat Society to present African Extravaganza

Red Hat Society Red Roses Chapter 71977 will host an African Extravaganza from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Indiana National Guard Armory, 2501 E. 15th Ave., Gary. The event is African attire, and will feature vendors, door prizes and entertainment from DJ/video mixmaster Gaylon Hayes. Tickets are $10 in advance and at the door. Tickets and more information are with Eva Taylor at 219-427-9038, Ruth Braford at 219-885-1216 or Angele Griffin at 219-944-8415.

Oct. 27

Portage to present Trunk-or-Treat

The City of Portage will host their annual Trunk-or-Treat event from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27 at Founders Square Park, 6300 Founders Square, Portage. Applications are available at City Hall, 6070 Central Ave., or at for any business or organization interested in participating. More information is at 219-762-5425.

— Staff report