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Giant Public Sale at Former Porter Hospital

Porter-Old-HospitalA two-day public sale is scheduled to liquidate thousands of non-medical items from the former Porter Hospital in Valparaiso. Items for sale will include furniture, file cabinets, office chairs, recliners, sleeper sofas, kitchen equipment, refrigerators, ice machines, freezers, flat screen televisions, artwork and much more.

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PNC American Sign Language Club Game Night October 30

asl-coffeehousePurdue University North Central American Sign Language Club will host an ASL "Costume" Game Night on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. The event is free and open to the public.

Costume child and adult participants will compete for prizes. This will be a casual, fun evening with a fun atmosphere featuring ASL humor, storytelling and games. Children are welcome to attend with a parent or an adult.

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Zumba for Retts

Retts-Syndrome-ZoeCome join us for a night of Zumba, food, fun, and friends! Snacks will be included in the ticket price and water will be available for $1. We will also be giving away some great door prizes.

October 12, 2012
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Westville High School Gymnasium
207 E Valparaiso St
Westville, IN

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Purdue Expert Sees Hiring as Sign of Holiday Optimism by Retailers

rot2Many retailers have announced increases in hiring for the holidays, a sign of confidence for their biggest sales season, says Richard Feinberg, a Purdue University professor of consumer sciences and retailing.

"There is a reason for retailers to be confident," Feinberg says. "The large chains had a relatively positive back-to-school season, which is the big predictor of how the holiday season will go."

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11th Annual Tailgate Party a Huge Success

The La Porte Educational Development Foundation would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of our 11th annual Tailgate Party.


All proceeds benefit the Teacher Grant Program and High School Senior Scholarship Grant.

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Tips on Saving for the Holidays

credit-cardsIt’s a few months until Christmas, yes, but it’s likely the shopping season has entered your mind at least once.

For good reason: According to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, holiday shoppers planned to shell out an average of $704.18 last year on gifts and seasonal merchandise. That’s a lot of money no matter how you spin it.

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PNCWA Fall Social to be at Shady Creek Winery

Shady-Creek-WineryThe Purdue North Central Women's Association will host its Fall Social on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Shady Creek Winery 2030 Tryon Road in Michigan City. Members and non-members who are 21 years of age and older are welcome to enjoy this fun, casual event.

Guests may stop in any time between 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to learn about wine making, have the opportunity to enjoy delicious appetizers, bid on favorite basket and taste some wine.

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Santa Parade and Santa’s Village Applications and Sponsorships Available

Santas-Parade-2011-1Baby its cold outside and Santa is getting ready to come to downtown La Porte! Applications and sponsorships are now available for the 2012 Santa Parade in downtown La Porte held on November 24, 2012 at 12:00pm. The parade is free to participate in and all groups are welcome to participate. The parade runs through downtown and ends at Santa’s Chalet and Santa’s Village.

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PNC, Library to Host "A Separation" Film Screenings

A-SeparationPublic showings of the film "A Separation" will be offered through a collaboration between the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series and the Michigan City Public Library. The showings are free and open to the public.

The film will be shown on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St.; and on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. at PNC in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. Free popcorn will be available at PNC. Movie goers are welcome to bring a beverage or purchase one from the nearby PNC bookstore. The film is rated PG-13 for mature content. It is in Persian with English subtitles.

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It's All Tricks and Treats in the Uptown Arts District For Halloween

Uptown-Arts-DistrictMake Halloween special by shopping local while treating the kids to a fun evening of tricks, treats and downtown Michigan City. On Saturday, October 27th following the Boo at the Zoo, families and friends can visit the Uptown Arts District for a downtown Trick or Treat from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and a special surprise event. The Boo at the Zoo, held at the Washington Park Zoo, starts at 4:30pm which gives friends and family plenty of time to trick or treat at the zoo and then head over to the Uptown Arts District.

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2nd Saturdays Downtown Spooktacular Brings Hay Rides, Spooky Car Show and More

2nd-Saturday-SpooktacularHalloween comes early to Downtown La Porte for the 2nd Saturdays Spooktacular and Downtown Trick or Treat. Downtown businesses stay open late from 5pm to 8pm on Saturday, October 13 and will feature treats and tricks for the kids. Bring the kids out in costume early for a fun filled downtown event. There are businesses on State Street, Jefferson Avenue, Indiana Avenue and Lincolnway that remain open late. For a full listing of businesses, visit the Downtown Facebook page.

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