Duneland Chamber Express, January 30, 2015

rot1Nature's Cupboard
Sample Saturday!
Saturday, January 31 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stop in Nature's Cupboard in both Chesterton and Michigan City locations on the last Saturday of the month and try some of our favorite healthy snacks and talk to our knowledgeable vitamin reps. This month we are featuring Harvest Circle Workshop's local, hand-made granola and Panos Farms local honey. Representatives from Natura Nectar Bee Propolis and Natural Factors will be in the store to answer questions and offer samples of their science based supplements. Try a cup of Teecino Tea and don't forget to enter the raffle to win an Organic Produce Box!

Indiana Dunes State Park
Dunes Birding: A Crash Course

Join Dunes State Park Interpreter, Brad Bumgardner, for a little introduction to all things birding. We'll cover everything from the history of ornithology, common dune birds, bird banding, leading bird walks, and more. The workshop takes place on January 31 at 2 p.m. in the Nature Center auditorium. Registration is required ($10 workshop fee) and can be made by calling the Nature Center at 219.926.1390.

Road to Life Church

Life is happening at Road to Life Church! Come join us as we start a new series "Bridezillas" and find out what God thinks about these bratty brides. Kids are also learning "Don't Be A Lemon Head" 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!

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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East Wind Studios
February Valentine Workshop

My 'All Natural' Valentine. Saturday, February 7th 2-4pm. Mary Seguin will be hosting a workshop on how to make homemade, cold-pressed soaps, lotions, body mists and bath bombs! $40; Price includes all supplies. Sign up online or call 219.728.1647. Never been to our studio before? NEW CLIENTS RECEIVE UNLIMITED, COMPLIMENARTY CLASSES IN JANUARY! Call to inquire or JUST WALK IN! Check our schedule for classes and times.

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Porter Regional Hospital
PAD is Bad
Wednesday, February 11 at 6 pm

It is estimated that by the age of 65, up to 20% of the population will have peripheral artery disease (PAD), a circulatory problem in which there is partial or total blockage of an artery in a leg, arm or torso. Join Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Sandeep Sehgal to learn more about how PAD is diagnosed and the best treatment options at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso.

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Edible Arrangments
We Have What you Need for Valentine's Day

Edible Arrangements has what you need for Valentine's Day. Stop in at one of our locations in Portage or Valparaiso to pick up something on the run or place your order with one or our fruit experts for the perfect item to show your appreciation to your sweetie, your folks, your kids, your Grandparents or even your dog washer. Chocolate covered strawberries are our specialty! Orders yours today. We can deliver for you! Valparaiso 531.4300 & Portage 763.3600

Chesterton Art Center
Pen & Ink Saturday Workshop
Saturday, February 14 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Andrew Biancardi will be teaching a Pen & Ink workshop on Saturday, February 14 from 9- 3 at the Chesterton Art Center. Class is designed for beginners and will include techniques using the dip pen, ink wash, rapidograph pen, and permanent marker. For more information, please see the website at www.chestertonart.com. To register, give us a call at 219.926.4711.

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Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern
February Fun... at Bartlett's!

February 17 stop by for our 2nd Annual Fat Tuesday party with musician Gerry Hundt! We will have Mardi Gras themed food and drink specials once again! February 25 don't miss out on our Beer Dinner with Burn'EM! Five courses, six beers. This is an event you won't want to miss! Third Thursday is back! February 19 we are kicking off the season with Peter Nye. We are working on some free tastings and food specials.

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Launch Your Own Business Workshops

The workshop is a first step toward owning a successful small business by helping entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital. Topics include: identifying personal objectives, skills and resources; describing your business idea and requirements; developing a sales forecast; identifying start-up expenses; estimating your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results. Cost is $25 per session; pre-registration is required. Thursday, February 19 from 6pm - 8pm at the Hammond INovation Center and Tuesday, March 12 from 6pm - 8pm at the Regional Development Company in Valpo.

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M.O.M.s Method
"Set Your Barre Higher"

"Set Your Barre Higher" through Barre style M.O.M.s Method classes, Mat Pilates and Specialty Workshops. At M.O.M.s Method we are always striving to help you achieve that long, sculpted physique, and M.O.M.s secret to achieving those beautiful long limbs is stretching! To achieve these amazing benefits, join M.O.M.s this Saturday, February 31st for an hour-long Stretch and Strength Workshop in the Mind Over Matter Studio. Registration is just $20 for the hour-long session. Don't miss this relaxing workshop, sign up now online or by calling 219.929.1550.

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Bleu Lotus Yoga
Two Saturday Classes!

Two classes now on Saturdays through March 7th! 8:30am Level 2 & 3 Hot CorePower Vinyasa. 10:00am Beginner and Level 1 heated slow flow with Lauren Niemcewicz.

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In City Magazine
6th Annual "Discover Duneland" Special Section

In City magazine will be partnering with the Duneland Chamber during the Spring and Summer 2015 issues for another great section for marketing venues. Chamber members are invited to participate with an ad inside this special issue. Prices are staying the same with the opportunity of multiple size of ads. The issue will be distributed throughout Northern Indiana from St. Joseph County through Lake County and SW Michigan targeting readers in many areas. Please contact Daaron@incitymag.com or call 219.898.0489 for more info.

Smiles By Arnold & Associates
Dr. Arnold Named Doctors' Choice National Award Winner

The Doctors' Choice National Award is given to only one Doctor's practice in the entire country. The prestigious award is based on impeccable practice credentials, outstanding leadership within the profession, and the quality and quantity of endorsements from leading dental colleagues from around the country. Dr. Arnold was awarded this honor, out of around 200,000 dentists in the United States, as well as the honor of the Doctor's Choice Award for Valparaiso and Chesterton!

United Way of Porter County
Save the Date! 5th Annual United Way Golf Classic

Mark your calendar for this year's 5th Annual Golf Classic, to be held on the picturesque course at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton! Registrations and Lunch begin at 10:30am. Shotgun start of 18-Hole Scramble begins at noon. Businesses and individuals are invited to sponsor the event, in return for great exposure while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from the Golf Classic will benefit programs at 38 Partner Agencies in the areas of Education, Health and Financial Stability. Contact Melissa at melissa@unitedwaypc.org or 219.464.3583 with any questions.

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Rebuilding Together Duneland
Donations Needed for April 25, 2015 Work Day

Rebuilding Together Duneland (RTD) is an affiliate of the nation's largest nonprofit volunteer organization, Rebuilding Together, which assists low-income homeowners by improving their quality of life through the rehabilitation of their homes. Since 1997, RTD has reinvested donations totaling over $1.17 million into helping 194 households and dozens of community projects across the Duneland area. Companies who sponsor a house can also provide volunteers for a team building experience on this year's annual work day, April 25. Material donations are also welcome. Call 219.926.3233 for more info.

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