Duneland Chamber Express, March 27, 2015

By: Duneland Chamber of Commerce Last Updated: March 27, 2015

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M.O.M.s Cardio Interval Workshop this Saturday!

If you're ready to get going this weekend a great place to start is M.O.M.s Cardio Interval workshop taking place in the M.O.M.s Method studio this Saturday at 9:45. The cost is just $16 and you will learn all about the benefits of "Just Going" as well as how and why the interval system works so well to rev your engine and turn you into the long lean lady you deserve to be. For more information about this workshop or M.O.M.s Method, please call 219.929.1550 or email You can also sign up online!

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Road to Life Church
Get Off the Fence AGAIN!

Life is happening at Road to Life Church! Come join us as we welcome a special guest speaker Julie Bullock! She will be helping us wrap up our series "Get Off The Fense AGAIN" and learn how to battle all kinds of offense that can happen in our daily lives. Kids are also learning about offense in our KidTown series. "What's Bugging' You?" 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 ( 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!

Prompt Ambulance
Easter Taste of Care
Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 am

Prompt Ambulance and The Salvation Army are pleased to announce our breakfast with the Easter Bunny fundraiser. Please join us as top chefs from our healthcare community come together in a breakfast competition at the Porter County Expo Center. Over 3000 eggs loaded with prizes, candy and toys from our local business. Enjoy a petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist and live band! Taste of Care Easter Egg Hunt included with your ticket. Two seating's available at 8:30am and 10:30am. Easter Egg Hunt to start at 10am.

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Rittenhouse Senior Living of Valparaiso
Easter Bunny Breakfast & Bake Sale
Sunday, March 29 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Mark your calendar for the Easter Bunny Breakfast and Bake Sale! Enjoy delicious breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and Easter-themed bake sale and fabulous door prizes. Only $5 - pay at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.

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Porter Regional Hospital
Free Screenings and More at Spring Wellness Fair
Saturday, April 1 at 8 am - Noon

A variety of free health screenings and wellness assessments will be offered at Porter Regional Hospital's Spring Wellness Fair. The event will be held 8 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, April 11, in the hospital's lobby, located at 85 East US Hwy 6 in Valparaiso. Porter physicians and staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on arthritis, joint replacement, atrial fibrillation, chest pain, varicose veins and foot health. Guests will also be able to talk to a Porter pharmacist about their medications and potential food and drug interactions.

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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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Miller Bakery Cafe
Fundraiser for Children of Jeff Westerfield
Thursday, April 2

Miller Bakery Café will donate 10% of all proceeds to help send fallen Gary Police Offer's children to Washington D.C. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 61 has established a fund to send slain Patrolman Jeff Westerfield's five children to the National Peace Officer's Memorial Service the week of May 10 in Washington, D.C. Join us to help send Allie, Rachel, Cheyenne, Katerina and Brady Westerfield to Washington D.C. to honor their father and others who lost their lives in the line of service.

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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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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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Reins of Life
New Orientation Session for Class Volunteers
Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We provide therapeutic horseback riding lessons for children and adults with disabilities, serving over 500 riders between two facilities in northwest Indiana. Reins is looking for volunteers to help assist our riders during riding lessons. Pre-registration is preferred and volunteers must be at least 13 years old. No previous horse experience is required. Come and have some fun while helping those who need us most! For more information about becoming a Reins' volunteer and to pre-register for the training, call administrative office at 574.232.0853 or visit our website and email us through 'contact us' option to let us know that you are interested.

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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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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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Ivy Tech Community College
11th Annual Spring Fundraiser
Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 pm

The Ivy Tech Foundation presents Going to the Movies on Thursday, 4/16 at 5:30PM at the Aberdeen Manor in Valparaiso. This variety show features movie-inspired performances, dinner and silent auction. Proceeds go to program enhancements at Ivy Tech-Northwest campuses. Tickets are $75 per person ($40 is tax deductible). Tickets can be purchased on line at; please click on the movie camera. For more information, please contact Cindy Hall at 219.476.4710 or Reservations and ticket purchases are recommended by Thursday, 4/2.

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Duneland Chamber of Commerce
Destination Duneland
Thursday, April 16

Public tickets are now on sale to "Destination Duneland: Spring Progressive Dinner," the sixth dinner tour to be hosted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. Dinner guests will be treated to course-and-drink-pairings at Craft House, Popolano's, and El Salto Mexican Restaurant. After touring the first three restaurants in smaller groups, all guests will be transported to Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar for the final dessert course. Live entertainment will be enjoyed at all three venues. Event tickets are $65/person and selling fast!

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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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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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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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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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