Duneland Chamber Express, October 17, 2014

rot1Chicago Street Theatre
Biggest Halloween Kick-Off Ever!
Friday, October 17 at 8:00 pm

Today starts our celebration of Halloween with Frankenstein at 8pm! Join us after the show for a special Opening Night Party at Martinis. Come see the impressive and electrifying production that directors Mark Baer and Marty Weisenbacher have put together! Call the Box Office at 219.464.1636x1 or click the link below to purchase tickets.

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M.O.M.s Method
Join M.O.M.s in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Join our team as we share the love and walk to help end breast cancer at the American Cancer Society's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Valparaiso on October 19th. Everyone is welcome to join our team. We will be walking as a team as part of our Share M.O.M.s Love Initiative which is an effort to reach into our community and give back. As part of our initiative we participate in walks and runs, as well as organizing meals for new or expectant mothers or families experiencing hard times.

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Road to Life Church
Continuation of Our October Series

Join us this Sunday at Road to Life Church as we continue our October series, "Own It." Road to Life is a thriving church that meets at Chesterton High School every Sunday at 8:30,10 and 11:30 AM. We offer cutting edge worship and teaching that is relevant to this generation. Our student ministry, The Avenue, will also be meeting this Sunday at the Chesterton Boys and Girls Club. Grades 5-8 meet at 6pm and high school/college age meet at 7:30. This is open to all youth! For more information about RTLC or any of our events, please visit our website 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 located in downtown Chesterton. See you soon!

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Regional Federal Credit Union
FREE Home Buyers Education Seminar
Tuesday, October 21 at 5:00 pm

Buying a new home is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. Come to this FREE seminar at REGIONAL and learn what you need to know. The seminar will last approximately two hours. Experts in the realty and mortgage businesses will be here to discuss home buying and answer your questions. Seminar attendees will receive $150 off normal REGIONAL closing costs (one per household). Call 1.800.762.7419 or email cturpen@regionalfcu.org to reserve your seat today! Seminar attendees get $150 off closing costs!

Reins of Life
A New Volunteer Training
Tuesday, October 21 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Reins of Life Inc. will be holding a new volunteer orientation session at their Michigan City facility. Reins of Life provides therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities, serving over 500 riders through its two facilities in northwest Indiana. The organization is looking for volunteers to help assist their riders during riding lessons. Pre-registration is preferred and volunteers must be at least 13 years old. For more information about becoming a Reins volunteer and to pre-register for the training, call administrative office at 574.232.0853.

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East Wind Acupuncture
Open Houses!
Thursday, October 23 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Open houses will take place at both East Wind Acupuncture in Chesterton and East Wind Acupuncture in Highland. There will be talks and demonstrations on Oriental Medicine, chair massages, information on nutritional programs and much more. Pain? Aches? Soreness? How about therapeutic massage? We have some of the top trained therapists in NWI. We take time to analyze the body to see what is truly causing your aches and pains. Call to schedule an appointment. For more information please call East Wind Acupuncture at 219.395.9928.

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Westchester Township History Museum
Poster Unveiling
Friday, October 24 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mitch Markovitz will be at the Museum to unveil the new Brown Mansion South Shore poster. Meet the artist and the library board that contracted the poster. Posters will be available for sale (prices to be announced).

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Team O'Connor Martial Arts & Fitness
Family Fun Fest & Haunted Dojo
Friday, October 24 & 25 at 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Festival is open to the public and runs in conjunction with Chesterton's downtown trick or treat. The event will feature a bounce house, carnival games, face painting, Interactive haunted dojo and of course lots of candy. Interactive haunted dojo tours begin at 5pm and run every 15 minutes until 8:30pm join us as we travel back to the ancient days of the samurai. James O'Connor Martial Arts studio will be transformed into an ancient Japanese village as one brave samurai will go on a quest to save his village from the evil Shogun. This interactive journey will feature performances by Team O'Connor Elite performance team.

Miller Bakery Cafe
Chorus Angelorum Pre-Concert Dinner
Friday, October 24 at 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

We will offer a special menu for concert goers with the last seating at 6:30 to accommodate an 8pm start time. Our pre-concert menu will include our signature Crab Cakes, Flatiron Steak with Bacon Blue Cheese Butter, Vege Pasta with Fresh Mozzarella, and Stuffed Chicken Breast. Check out our full menu on our facebook page. Mark your calendars for November 1st and the Journeyman Distillery Mad Men-Inspired Cocktail Dinner from 5-10 pm. Now accepting reservations. Stay tuned for menu and details.

Chorus Angelorum
29th Annual Concert
Friday, October 24 at 8:00 pm

Chorus Angelorum will perform its 29th annual concert on Friday, October 24th at 8pm at St. Mary of the Lake in Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana. The free concert will feature an organ solo by Handel, English Renaissance motets for chamber chorus, Haydn's "London" Symphony No. 99, and Haydn's Mass In Time Of War for chorus, orchestra, and soloists. Professional soloists are Rosalind Lee, Jessye Wright, Jay Morrissey, and Michael Cavalieri, conducted by Mark Kruczek.

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East Wind Studios
October Special!

Purchase a class card and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a FREE month of classes! Drawing will be November 1. Free Tuesday Classes at 6:30pm. October 28 is Yoga. Welcome back Hot Yoga! Thursdays at 7:15pm. Bring a towel and water! Come check out our indoor introductory classes on Thursday and Friday nights! Intro to Beginner Yoga - Thursdays at 6pm. Intro to Beginner Yoga: Energizing Flow - Fridays at 6:30pm. Both of these classes are well suited for those starting yoga.

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General Insurance Services
An Employer's Guide to Workers Compensation: How a Claim Can Impact Your Business
Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join us at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, for a discussion on Work Comp claims and how they can affect you as an employer and your employees. Jenifer Corey of the Cincinnati Insurance Companies will answer commonly asked questions regarding when to turn in a claim, what you must do to stay compliant, what your employee's responsibilities are and what rights you have as the employer. She will also answer your questions during our Q&A time. The seminar is free and breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP by October 21st to Bethani Morris at bmorris@genins.com or 219.809.2109 or register online and click on the GIS University logo at the top right corner of the page.

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Porter Regional Hospital
Presents Can You Hear Me?
Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 pm

Have trouble hearing your dining partner in a busy restaurant? Want to enjoy the conversation without the constant ringing in your ears? Join Ear, Nose & Throat Physician Dr. Matthew Provenzano to learn more about how hearing loss is diagnosed and the best new treatment options at 6 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 28 at the Radisson, 800 E 81st Ave. in Merrillville.

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Purdue University North Central
PNC Invites Prospective Students to an Open House
Thursday, October 30 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Purdue University North Central will host a campus open house in the Library-Student-Faculty Building for prospective students of all ages and their families. The open house will begin at 4:30 p.m. with specific programming for high school students now earning Purdue credits through the Concurrent Enrollment/ Dual Credit Program who intend to enroll at PNC. The general open house for all other prospective students will begin at 5:30 p.m. Campus tours will be offered at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. Pre-registration for the open house is encouraged - but not required - by Oct. 23 and can be completed by email at www.pnc.edu/admissions/openhouse/

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Curves Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Curves is offering 10 workouts for $10 donation to Breast Cancer Research or Care October 1-31st. Non-members can purchase a punch card for $10 to be used for 10 workouts, with the ENTIRE amount going toward breast cancer research. Members can purchase a card & dedicate their workouts in honor of someone they know who has battled breast cancer. Cards must be purchased by October 31st & 10 visits must be completed by November 15th. For more info call 219.929.5592.

Good To Go by Lucrezia
Order a Custom Gift Basket Today!

SAVE by Ordering Custom Gift Baskets and Cheese Boxes until October 31st and get FREE delivery! Good to Go by Lucrezia creates beautiful custom gift baskets and cheese boxes for your personal or corporate gift giving. We are offering 10% discount and free personal delivery to zip codes 46304, 46383, 46385 on gift orders of 5 or more baskets/boxes OR orders greater than $250 if ordered by October 15. We create gift baskets and cheese boxes to fit any budget. Please contact Joyce Coulter at info@goodtogobylucrezia.com or call 219.926.3866.

Interwoven Expressions
30th Anniversary of Our Return to Chesterton
Saturday, November 1

Just two more weeks! Color and creativity on steroids. Interwoven Expressions marks the 30th anniversary with our return to Chesterton at Sand Creek Country Club. Exquisite creations from hands that weave, dye, knit, felt, stitch, design contemporary and traditional fashions, home décor and holiday gifts. Everything original and everything by hand. Mark your calendar to share the day with 35 outstanding fiber artists from states that border our Lake Michigan. Make it a day-outing! The Sand Creek Grill Room will be open to patrons of Interwoven Expressions.

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Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage
Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser
Saturday, November 1 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

20 games of Bingo will be played and each winner will chose from a variety of Vera Bradley items. Tickets can be purchased at Rittenhouse of Portage for $20/advance, $15/65+, $25/door. All proceeds will be donated to the local senior center. For additional information please contact Judy Kukelka at 219.764.2900.

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Chesterton Art Center
Art After Dark Gala

The Chesterton Art Center will be hosting the Art After Dark Gala on Friday, November 7 at the Sand Creek Country Club. This annual fundraiser brings in money for art education at the Art Center. Tickets are $65 a person and include dinner, open bar, silent auction and dancing. To reserve your place, please call the Chesterton Art Center at 219.926.4711 or e-mail gallery@chestertonart.com. For more information about the event, please see the website.

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Duneland Family YMCA
Dancing Like the Stars Tickets On Sale Now!
Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 pm

The Duneland Family YMCA's premier event, Dancing Like The Stars, returns to Duneland Falls Banquet Center! Our "celebrity" dancers will be dancing to win your support! The dancers have been paired with professional dance partners from the Dimensions School of Social Dance in downtown Chesterton. Ticket cost is $60 per person and includes dinner, dessert, entertainment and a silent auction. All proceeds support the Y Scholarship Fund that helps guarantee no qualifying applicant is turned away from Y services. Tickets are available at the Y or by phone. For more information, call 926.4204 now!

Mindful Nourishment
Corporate Wellness Programs

Did you know that a Harvard University study found that for every $1 spent on employee wellness programs...medical costs fall by $3.27 and absentee days costs fall by $2.73? We work with companies in Northwest Indiana and beyond to bring wellness programs within a corporate setting. Not only do the Mindful Nourishment Corporate Wellness Programs increase the health of your employees, they are also great for team building and coworker bonding. If you would like more information on the Mindful Nourishment Corporate Wellness Programs, please e-mail allyson@mindful-nourishment.com.

PBS Companies
PBS Partners with Calumet City Fire Department Emergency Services & Training Facility!

PBS is proud to be the Construction Manager for the Calumet City Fire Department Emergency Services & Training Facility. The approximately 13,300 square foot facility will feature training space for future recruits along with usable space for engines, vehicles and other emergency service equipment. The facility is located at the Lincoln Memorial Site and will be a great addition to the area. If you are ready to build or expand, our team of experienced designers, builders and business management professionals are ready to provide a building solution for you.

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Papa John's Pizza
Exclusive Online Offer

For a limited time only use the special promo code: TMcwhirter30 through our website to get 30% OFF your entire ONLINE order of menu price items.

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Hair's The Thing
Check Out Our New Place!

Come say "hello" to Jeanine McElfresh and Genelle Smith, owners of a one-of-a kind salon. Located at 205 Broadway in Chesterton. Both having a passion for their "calling" in styling hair, coupled with their artistry and design ability, is what sets this duo apart! All in their charming, pocket sized salon, they offer a host of men's and women's hair care services including haircuts, hair color enhancing, hair extensions and retexturing with keratin smoothing treatments and permanent waves. With 30 years of experience, we believe if your signatures on it, your heart is in it!