Duneland Chamber Express, January 16, 2014

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Join the Crumbly Cookie Tour

Winter is not the time to lay around on the couch. Grab your adventure spirit and join us for our annual Dunes Geocache Adventure on Saturday, January 17. All you need is a GPS unit and a warm jacket to take part in the fun. The day ends with a chili-dump at the Nature Center to warm your cold bones. Visit the geocache event page to learn more about the event and to register your team.

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Road to Life Church

Life is happening at Road to Life Church! Come join us as we continue our series "Panorama" and learn how to see your experience through God's point of view. Kids are also learning about "The Big Picture: Seeing Things Through God's Point of View" 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 Middle 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!

East Wind Studios
Check Out the January Classes!

Kick off the New Year with a healthy start! We have yoga classes, meditation classes and upcoming workshops to help you begin a great year. Cleanses will be available soon as well, so stop by to check them out! Free Tuesday classes at 6:30! Jan. 20 is Trigger Point Therapy.

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Chesterton Art Center
Jewelry Classes at the Chesterton Art Center!

Mara Wible is offering a variety of jewelry classes during the month- including Framed Ombre Earrings on January 20, and Beginning Wire Loop Bracelet on January 27. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7:00. To see the project samples, check out the website at www.chestertonart.com. Please call to register at 219.926.4711.

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Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern
Improv Night with Disposable Theatre
Wednesday, January 21 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come on out to Bartlett's on Wednesday January 21st for a night of Improv! NWI's favorite improv group, Disposable Theatre, is setting up stage and it is guaranteed to be a night of laughs. We will have our full dinner menu available to you as well as some fun food & drink specials. Think ahead! This could be a great holiday gift. Click the link below for tickets.

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City Electric Supply
Lutron Training Day
Thursday, January 22 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about the new wireless pico dimming system. Adjust lights from anywhere in a space with a pico wireless control. This versatile and easy-to-use control requires no wires and is compatible with a wide variety of Lutron lighting and automated window treatment solutions. Learn how to configure for use as a handheld control, car visor control, wall-mount control or table top control! Click the link below to learn more.

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Chesterton United Methodist Church
Mission Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, January 23 at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Chesterton United Methodist Church Mission Team will be hosting an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, January 23 from 4:30-6:30 PM. The cost is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free! Proceeds benefit "Westchester Meals." Chesterton UMC is located at 434 South 2nd Street. For more information contact the church office at 926.1478 or visit our website at www.chestertonumc.org.

Rita Jackson Sculptor
12th Annual Gardening Show
Saturday, January 24 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Don't miss "The Show for Gardeners by Gardeners" at the Porter County Expo Center this year. Rita Jackson Sculptor will be there to showcase her fairy garden items and other gardening pieces. She will also be presenting her Valentine's Day collection as well. The Chesterton Feed and Garden Center will be giving classes on how to attend your very own fairy garden throughout the day. Admission is $10, free parking and children under 12 are free. Also enjoy 5 free tickets to exchange for seeds and free door prizes!

Porter Regional Hospital
Presents Men's Health: Maintaining a Healty Prostate
Wednesday, January 28 at 6 pm

If you don't know what your prostate is or what it does, you're certainly not alone - many men don't, but really should since more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. Join Urologist Dr. Kparker to learn what good prostate health involves as well as how to maintain a healthy prostate and deal one of the most common problems, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate gland at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

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Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage
Coffee & Canvas Party
Tuesday, February 3 at 2:00 pm

Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage is hosting a Coffee & Canvas Party on Tuesday, February 3rd at 2:00. Kathy offers step by step instruction, with lots of patience and hands on help, in about 2-3 hours to create the painting. $30/person which includes a 16x20 canvas, all supplies, full coffee bar and snacks. Register by calling 219.764.2900 by January 30th.

Michigan City Mainstreet Association
Shelf Ice Brew Fest
Saturday, February 7 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Over 20 Breweries from Indiana and Michigan have signed on the date and more to come, including Shoreline, Burn 'Em Brewing, Greenbush, Sun King, Mad Anthony, Evil Czech, Four Fathers, Founders, Back Road, Triton, Outliers, Function, Bell's, Figure 8, Upland, 18th Street, Ironwood, Hunters, Scarlet Lane, Peoples, Crown, Brugge Brasserie, Stone & Carson's. All event proceeds benefit the Michigan City Mainstreet Association. Enjoy samples from hundreds of brews, artisan foods and view chainsaw wielding ice carvers. Tickets are $35 general admission or $55 VIP. Click the link below to purchase tickets.

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New Year & New Location!

Curves of Chesterton is excited to announce effective Monday January 5th they will open at their new location at 1587 S Calumet Rd. The New Year is bringing NEW 30 minute circuit classes offering exercises that will improve balance, stability and core strengthening. We will also continue to have total body workouts with Jillian Michaels. Join January 1st to March 31st and receive a first visit discount of 50% off the enrollment fee with a minimum 12 month contract. Call 219.929.5592 to schedule your free consultation.

Duneland Family YMCA
Make Your Valentine Happy! Take Your Sweetheart to the Dance!

The 2015 Sweetheart Dance will be held at Sand Creek Country Club on Saturday, February 7th at 6:00pm. Enjoy dinner and dessert, open bar, silent auction, dancing and lots of fun. All proceeds support the Duneland Y Scholarship Fund. Don't miss the chance to dance with your Sweetheart! For more information, call the Front Desk at 219.926.4204. Make your reservations now!

PBS Companies
25 of Extensive Experience in Design/Build & Construction Management

PBS Companies specializes in the Design/Build and Construction Management method of construction delivery. With 25 years of extensive experience in commercial, industrial, religious and municipal projects, we can help you build your next project! Our team of experienced designers, builders and business management professionals are ready to provide a building solution for you. We would be honored to discuss how we might best serve your needs. Call us at 855.672.4010.

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Epic Limo Inc.
Epic Limo has Acquired Cedar Mill Limousine!

Epic Limo Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired Cedar Mill Limousine of Crown Point. This is a merger of two innovative and professional companies. By combining two market leaders in both Lake and Porter County, we will be uniquely positioned to provide superior service and a diverse fleet of luxury vehicles to choose from. Operating solely under EPIC LIMO INC. you can continue to rely on the same professional, courteous, and luxury service you have become accustomed to. Epic Limo is proud to be serving Northwest Indiana.

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Duneland Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a fun and meaningful way to give back to your community? VNA of Porter County Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to deliver meals in the Chesterton area. Deliver as few or as many times per month that you'd like. Meal delivery is Monday-Friday between 11:00am and 12:30pm, and volunteers must be 18 or over with a valid driver's license. Contact Stephanie Swearington at 531.8006 or sswearington@vnaportercounty.org for more details!