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Organizer from “Hoarders” TV show Wendy Taddeucci, CPO to speak September 24th at First United Methodist Church

2014-Modern-MomsWendy Taddeucci of Simply Organized will be speaking to moms of all ages about how to get organized and stay that way, even with kids at home. Since the launch of Simply Organized, LLC in October of 2005, Wendy has worked with clients to control the clutter and set up systems to save them time and money. Wendy works with women who have suffered a loss, are ready to sort through the past, de-clutter and start living their best life.

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Lights Up Sound Down: A Movie Experience for Kids with Autism/Sensory Issues

Lights_Up_Sound_Down_is_a_movie_experien-1First Merchants Bank is excited to partner with Portage 16 IMAX to present Lights Up, Sound Down Family Day. This is a special movie showing for sensory/special needs kids, with the lights up higher than normal and the sound turned down. After the movie, join us for lunch, crafts and activities for all ages.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA & Methodist Hospitals Present Family Health & Wellness Fair on Sunday, September 28

2014-Valpo-YMCA-HealthWellnessFlyerThe YMCA’s Partner in Wellness, Methodist Hospitals, and The Valparaiso Family YMCA are holding a Family Health & Wellness Fair on Sunday, September 28, from 12:30 to 3:30pm at the Valparaiso Family YMCA in Valparaiso. This event is free to all Y members and the community. Free health screenings, exercise classes and demonstrations, along with healthy cooking demonstrations will be offered. Mascots, Rusty and Rascal, from the Gary Southshore Railcats along with Max, from Methodist Hospitals, will be making an appearance. Children activities with information on healthy food ideas, upcoming events including aquatic, wellness, and sports classes will also be offered. Free chair massages will be performed by licensed massage therapists.

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Need Before and After School Care with Physical Activities, Swimming, and Homework Time, and Healthy Snacks?

The Valparaiso Family YMCA has the answer

valpo-ymca-before-after-schoolChild Care before and after school can be difficult to find that includes healthy choice for activities, food, homework and a central location. The Valparaiso Family YMCA provides solutions for just those problems. Before School Care includes Northview, Central, Cooks Corner, Memorial, Thomas Jefferson, Flint Lake, Parkview, and Hayes Leonard Schools and is from 6am to 8:30am Monday through Friday and Late start Wednesdays. After School Care includes Central, Flint Lake, Northview, Parkview, St. Paul, Thomas Jefferson, Hayes Leonard, Cooks Corner, East Porter County Schools, Morgan Township, Porter-Lakes, and Washington Township Schools and is from school dismissal to 6pm Monday through Friday.

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Adoption Event Will Be Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus

Lakeshore-PawsCome out to meet some of our dogs and learn about the others during an adoption event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2410 La Porte Ave. in Valparaiso.

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Porter County Animal Shelter Announces Return Of Reduced Fee Feline Frenzy Adoption Program!

2014-Feline-Frenzy-01After an over one year absence…IT’S BACK! The Feline Frenzy, the Porter County Animal Shelter’s most popular reduced adoption fee promotion, kicks off on Tuesday, September 16th and runs through Sunday, October 5th. Adoption fees for cats (over 6 months old) will be discounted by 60% to $20, and for kittens (6 months old and younger) the fee will be reduced by 30% to $35. EVERY adoptable cat or kitten at the Shelter qualifies for the promotion.

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2014 Steak & Burger Dinner to Celebrate “Promising Futures”

2014-Steak-and-Burger-Dinner-to-celebrate-Promising-FuturesBoys & Girls Clubs of Porter County invites you to celebrate “promising futures” at the 15th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner. Reservations are now available for this signature event which will be held on October 14, 2014 at Valparaiso University’s Harre Union Ballroom.

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