Duneland Chamber Express, April 3, 2015

By: Duneland Chamber of Commerce Last Updated: April 3, 2015

rot1Miller Bakery Cafe
First Friday, Easter Brunch & Other Events

Today from 11am - 10pm, celebrate local merchants with great food and drink deals including our popular First Friday $2 Blue Point Oysters while they last! Also enjoy half priced starters from 4-6pm! Easter Brunch Hours happening April 5 from 11am - 6pm. Enjoy $5 Bloody Mary's & Lunetta Prosecco, Mimosa's All Day! Call 219.427.1446 for reservations. Mark your calendar for upcoming events! April 7th - 19th is NWI Restaurant Week, April 19th is Save the Dunes Wine & Dine and May 1st - 3rd is Miller Bakery Café 2nd Anniversary Celebration Weekend!

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Town of Chesterton
Register Your Business!
Friday, April 3

Chesterton Clerk Treasurer Stephanie Kuziela is reminding business owners that they have until 4:30 pm Friday, April 3 to register. Businesses which fail to register will be called and tactfully reminded. The fine for not registering is $100. All new businesses or those which did not submit a form last year, must complete the whole of the form this year. Businesses should have received the form in the mail or click the link below for a form.

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M.O.M.s Method
Arms Workshop at Mind Over Matter Studio!

Join us at Mind over Matter Studio {M.O.M.s Method} to sculpt long lean arms for the summer season. A one hour workshop focusing on building strength, stretching, and proper form for your M.O.M.s Method Arms workout. This Saturday, April 4th at 9:45 am at the Mind Over Matter Studio located at 761 Indian Boundary Rd. Chesterton. Please preregister. Workshop is just $16. For more information or to register visit our website or call 219.929.1550.

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Team O'Conner Martial Arts
Easter Fun at Team O'Conner
Saturday, April 4

Enjoy a glow in the dark maze & Easter egg hunt, free & open to the public!

Tons of candy and prizes. Come meet the Easter bunny and get your photo taken!

Bring a candy donation or small grab bag prize and skip the line for VIP access! Easter Egg Hunt Ages 3-6 go from 3pm - 3:30pm. Ages 7 and up go from 4pm - 4:30pm. Ages are divided for safety reasons. If you have a 3-6 year old and 7 or older child that would like to attend together please choose the 4pm & 4:30 time slots. Older children will not be permitted to enter the maze during earlier slots.

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Road to Life Church
EASTER at Road to Life Church

EASTER is happening at Road to Life Church THIS SUNDAY!! Come celebrate the resurrection of Christ with us! We will be kick off our April Series 'Living Out' and we will find out how Jesus was the ultimate SURVIVOR and how we can be too. Kids are also starting a new series "LOL - Living Out Loud" in KidTown USA through high energy worship, teaching, games, and more! Road to Life is a thriving church that offers cutting edge worship and teaching that is relevant to this generation. We currently meet each Sunday at Chesterton High School with services at 8:30,10, & 11:30 AM. For more information about RTLC, please visit our website www.roadtolifechurch.us or call 219.728.6290. You can also follow us on Twitter @roadchurch, find us on Facebook @roadtolifechurch, or visit us in person at the Living Room Bookstore in downtown Chesterton. See you soon!!

Celebrate Easter at Lucrezia Cafe!

Lucrezia® Café in Chesterton will be open this Sunday from 11am - 8pm for all of you that are celebrating Easter. We will be offering our regular menu (think lamb shank, duck, chicken vesuvio) along with many Easter Specials created by Chef Alfredo!

Check out our Lucrezia Chesterton Facebook page to view our special Easter Menu!

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Creative Juices
Monday, April 6 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mondays suck. So let's make one of them awesome! Bring your ideas and your favorite "creative juice" (aka drink of your choice) to this social idea sharing/discussion event! Fun brainstorming with awesome people. Why not relax a bit while developing creative solutions? Collaborate. Brainstorm. Innovate. The FREE "Creative Juices" event can be found at 5 Washington st Suite 300, Valparaiso. For questions, email: info@zoseco.com or call 219.488.2689. *Please note: you will have to climb stairs to get to the space*

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Indiana Dunes State Park
DNR Open House April 6 & Celebration April 7!

The open house will be April 6th from 5-6:30 pm at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State Road 49. DNR staff will be available to provide an overview of the pavilion's history and answer questions related to the process used for selecting Pavilion Partners, LLC, to design the project and operate it through a public/private partnership. This will include designs for a new concession area, a pavilion rooftop restaurant, new restrooms with showers and family dressing rooms for beachgoers, and a conference/banquet center. Additionally, April 7th at 1:00 pm we will have a celebration in the State Park at the Nature Center for being recognized as one of the nation's "Top 10 State Parks". Hope to see you there!

East Wind Studios
From East Wind Studios

Check out our new website! April Special- Purchase 20 classes and get 5 classes for free! Free Earth Day Meditation on Wednesday, April 22nd. 6:30-8pm. Free Tuesday Classes at 6:30pm. April 7 is Cultivating Qi (Energy), April 14 is Hypnosis Meditation, April 21 is Posture and Plan and April 28 is Yoga. Call 219.728.1647 for more info!

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Chesterton Art Center
Acrylic Painting Class at the Chesterton Art Center

Andrew Biancardi will be teaching a 5-week Acrylic Painting class at the Chesterton Art Center starting Wednesday, April 8 from 6:30-8:30. During class, students will be exposed to the many styles you can create using acrylic paints. To register, please contact the Art Center at 219.926.4711. For a full list of adult art classes, see the website.

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Porter Regional Hospital
Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Wednesday, April 8 at 6 pm

Knowing your numbers is the first step to healthy cholesterol. Join Family Medicine Physician Dr. Pravin Gupta to learn what your numbers - total cholesterol, LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol) - mean and how to manage them in order to reduce your risk for heart disease. The event will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 8 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. To register, call 1.800.541.1861 or click the link below.

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Duneland Family YMCA
Helping You Live Better!

DUNELAND FAMILY YMCA - HELPING YOU LIVE BETTER! Pay-the-Day-Promotion to welcome you to the Y! Beginning April 1, 2015, a discounted Joiner's Fee will be offered to all new members throughout the month. The Joiner's Fee is usually $50. But for April, the cost of the Joiner's Fee will depend upon the day you join. On the 1st, the Joiner's fee will be $1. On the 16th, the Joiner's Fee will be $16. For more information, Call Emily Hoge at 219.926.4204.

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Dunes Learning Center
Summer Camp Open House
Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This free event offers families an opportunity to tour our national lakeshore campus, meet staff and ask questions about the upcoming summer camp season. Overnight and day camp sessions are available for ages 6 to 17. Activities include night hikes, beach outings, cookouts, camp crafts, fishing, kayaking and photography. Activities vary by session. Camps are supervised by first-aid and CPR certified staff. Campers stay in modern, climate-controlled cabins with indoor bathroom facilities. For more information and to register for camp, click the link below.

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St. Patrick School
St. Patrick School Gala Fundraiser
Saturday, April 18 at 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

St. Patrick Home & School Association invites you to join them for The Blue Ribbon Ball "The Value of a Catholic Education". Please join us in supporting our school. Enjoy live and silent auctions, dinner, drinks and dancing! For more information call 219.926.1707 or click the link below to visit the website.

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D. Cohn Communications
Two Upcoming Seminars!
Thursday, April 23 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for two upcoming seminars to help businesses and organizations learn to use social media effectively. April 23rd is Using Social Media for the Hiring Process. Learn how social media can help you hunt, research and reach new talent with tips on where to look and how to connect with prospects on social media platforms. May 28th seminar is Intro to Facebook Marketing. Learn more about using Facebook efficiently and effectively and also bring your laptop for real-time help! Both seminars will feature guest speaker Chril Mahlmann from Ideas in Motion Media offering real-world examples. Open to the public, cost is $60 per participant. Call 219.309.9726 or email info@dcohn.com to register or with questions.

Home Helpers
"The Talk"
Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Is it time for "the talk"? Learn about strategies to help you with your aging parents. Learn about legal matters, healthcare advocacy, financial strategies and responsibility of care. Happening at the Valparaiso Country Club located at 2501 Country Club Road in Valparaiso. To reserve your seat call 219.462.0110. Seating is limited and refreshments will be served.

Can Exporting Grow Your Business?
Friday, April 24 at 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Exporting 101 is aimed at businesses currently exporting that are looking to expand as well as businesses new to the exporting process. Speakers will share their insights at this half-day workshop on export development, market research, financial considerations and logistics. Topics include export procedures and organization, internal logistics, managing payment risk and financing the sale and SBA export programs and resources. Cost is $30 and refreshments are provided.

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South Shore Insurance, Christine Newton Agency
Chesterton Food Drive

CHESTERTON FOOD DRIVE - Let's all work together to help people in need of assistance. Please bring your non-perishable food items to South Shore Insurance, Christine Newton Agency located at 760 Calumet Rd., Chesterton between now and April 27, when SERVPRO of Porter County will start picking your donated food for delivery to the Salvation Army. Your generosity will be deeply appreciated. For more information, call 219.395.1747.

Reins of Life
Celebration Party of Kentucky Derby at Blue Chip!
Friday, May 1

For the first time, Reins of Life will host Celebration Party of Kentucky Derby at Blue Chip Casino Resort. Their hope is that it will become an annual celebration of abilities and a wonderful partnership. Reins mission is to improve quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy. It will be an evening of fun and camaraderie. Allison Hayes, BigTen reporter, will be our Emcee. Great food, great music, fun games, awesome silent auction items to take home! You can be an important part of ensuring that these services will continue to be provided by becoming involved in our newest fundraising event.

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Indiana Dunes State Park
Dunes Birding Festival Registration

The inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, Thursday, May 7, through Sunday, May 10 will not only highlight some of the Midwest's premier birding locations buts also offer a wide range of nature-related workshops, programs and hikes. The four-day festival is sure to appeal to general nature enthusiasts, beginning birdwatchers, advanced birders, and plant and animal lovers. Registration has begun and runs through April. Reduced rates for children are available. This festival will benefit local economic and conservation efforts, and offer environmental education for visitors and residents alike.

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Shirley Heinze Land Trust
"Finding Connections"
Saturday, May 16 at 5:30 pm

"Finding Connections" is the theme of Shirley Heinze Land Trust's 12th Annual Spring Benefit, to be held on Saturday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Sand Creek. Please join us for an evening of food, fun and friends who share our connection with the wonderfully diverse natural areas we preserve and protect here in Northwest Indiana. The evening includes live and silent auctions as well as a Funding the Cause program. For more information or to purchase individual tickets and sponsorships, please visit our website or call 219.242.8558.

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Tube City IMS, LLC
Free Fill!

Tube City IMS, LLC, a leading service provider to the steel industry, offers Indiana #53 graded material, 1.5" minus, for open-graded and unpaved applications for driveways, lanes, and unpaved parking lots. This material is offered at NO CHARGE. The plant is located at Port of Indiana in Portage. All you need to do is supply a truck and you are set. Steel Slag aggregates have been sold commercially in the United States for over 90 years, and Tube City IMS currently sells over 3M tons annually from 48 operating sites in North America and Canada. These materials are completely environmentally compliant. Trucking can be provided through Brad Parry Excavation from Chesterton. Mr. Parry can be reached at 219.405.5823. Any questions about material applications, please call Richard Russell, Manager of Aggregate Sales, at 219.384.6884.

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